On Shaky Ground
So, I was just sitting here, when my whole house started trembling! The lamps, ceiling fans, dishes and plants all started shaking….
Immediately, Mr. Brooks ran outdoors and of course, I went to my social media channels – asking if anyone else had felt it. To my surprise, I found that folks all over New England experienced the same eerie feeling. I Tweeted about it and it was only a matter of minutes before my friend Dan Callahan sent me a link to read more about it. Click my silly pic to read more:
The epicenter was in York County, Maine – a 4.6 magnitude. The largest quake in the past 100 years in Maine was in 1904 and it was a 5.1. Located only 5K below surface of the earth, this was considered a “shallow” quake, which explains why we felt it so far south. 30,000 of these “light quakes” occur each year. In fact, there were a couple of dozen earthquakes worldwide today alone! Who knew??
I can only imagine the excitement my students will exhibit tomorrow morning when we talk about it at school. I can’t even fathom what it is like for those who live in areas where earthquakes are frightening and destructive. We are very fortunate, in that we were able to experience the power of nature without any danger involved. I know the rumbling noise, the shaking dishes, and 3 out of the 4 of us looking at each other like we might be crazy, makes for an incredible memory.
Too bad my Carson missed it all, because he was playing X-Box in the basement.