Ok, so that earthquake the other night scared the bejeezus out of me. I was here for the Loma Prieta and figured I had a pretty good handle on keeping calm and waiting it out once the ground starts shaking. For some reason (maybe because I was previously in a deep deep sleep), this one jolted me awake into a panic where I actually started yelling “Oh my god oh my god oh my god…”.

Although it didn’t last very long, the initial bump felt like a truck drove into the side of the house. We noticed a few books on the shelf tipped over, but no damage.

My favorite quote about the trembler, courtesy of the SF Chronicle:

“And Dream Fluff Donuts in the city’s Elmwood District had a large, oval shaped piece of glass fall out of their display window, but remained open for business.

“It was all pretty minor,” said U.S. Geological Survey spokeswoman Leslie Gordon.
“It didn’t interrupt doughnut production.”

One Comment

  1. olivier laude

    Good one, would not want those tasty treats interrupted or giant waves of boiling oil engulfing the streets of berkeley. I did not feel nothing in San Francisco.

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