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by dan @, Friday, January 26, 2018, 19:44 (323 days ago) @ dulan drift

Doesn't sound like it. I was in the shower,so by that measure, which is new to me, I would have graded it a a mid 3. People who have lived here for the past few years said it was big, but it wasn't.

I've been through 2 quakes I'd describe as big, as in possibly life threatening. The first was the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. I was living in San Francisco. The only other earthquake during which I thought I might die was one in the mountains of Taichung County, in 1996 or something. It was only a 6.7, but it was right under us. When a quake is bad, fuck that 'get under a table' bullshit. Getting out of of the fucking building is the first thing that comes to mind, as it should.

The thing about that Taichung quake is that nobody heard anything about it. It was a non event. But we were cut off in the mountains for a couple days (pre internet, for the most part). Helicopters came to take injured out. I think a couple people died. But it was a very remote place. Point is, these huge quakes happen often, but they only seem to make news when they threaten important folk.


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