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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Monashee
Date: 03 Mar 01 - 03:49 AM

Amergin...you say tomatoe I say tomartoe (*o*) Ktunaxa


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:21 PM

I'm afraid there are those who might claim they were never in tune. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Amergin
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 06:09 PM

Monashee, as usual you Canadians got the spelling wrong...it is Kootenai...


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Deckman
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 05:39 PM

Hey Don ... let's talk about what's REALLY important! Did any of your guitars go out of tune? CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Margo
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 05:14 PM

I was in my kitchen. First I heard the house creaking before I felt anything. It was a gentle rolling, and nothing fell over in the house. But I was "shook up" (pun intended). I had a queezy feeling in my stomach and that very alert sense when danger is present. I think the scariest thing is just plain not knowing if it is going to get worse. If I had known it would be as "gentle" as it was, I wouln't have been afraid.

Last year my husband added earthquake insurance to our homeowner's policy. Not a bad idea. But I think they have a moratorium on adding it for a certain period of time following an earthquake....

Margo, in Vancouver USA (right next to Portland, Oregon)


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 03:36 PM

Mouldy, looking at the reports on TV and seeing the number of parked cars that were flogged into junk by falling bricks, it's miraculous that no one walking along the sidewalks was killed. From what I last heard, there was something like twenty-nine injuries reported in Seattle, three of them serious, and one person died of a heart attack (although they are now saying that the earthquake may have had nothing to do with that). Over a hundred injuries state-wide, but I'm not sure of the exact number or how serious they were. None of the reports I heard described the nature of the injuries -- I presume they were mostly bumps and bruises. But other than the aforementioned heart attack, no deaths that I've heard of.

The geologist said early on that with a deep subduction earthquake, there usually aren't any aftershocks, but this on surprised them, I think. The following is from an ABC news report:

"On Thursday, two aftershocks shook Olympia and Tacoma — a 3.4-magnitude quake at 1:10 a.m. PT, and a 2.7-magnitude rumble at 6:23 a.m. PT, both near the location of the original quake."

I was awake at 1:10 a.m., but I didn't feel it. One person telephone KUOW-FM (the U. of W. radio station) and said that he was just drifting off to sleep and it woke him up. During the one at 6:23 a.m., we were sound asleep.

I'd say that considering the severity of the quake, all in all, we were pretty lucky!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Monashee
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 04:57 AM

We could feel the shaking all the way across the prov. in the Kootenays! The Cascades absorbed a lot of the shockwave. Thank goodness it wasnt as bad as it could have been ;) Slán~


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: roopoo
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:11 AM

Saw it on TV last night. It's a miracle no-one's been killed as the damage looks quite substantial. Am I right that the last one was an aftershock???

Just so glad that you all seem to be ok over there.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 12:58 AM

Thanks, Don, sure glad you are okay and that was very interesting; something I hoep to never experience>;-)

blt, really good to hear from you, too! Whew! Glad everyone seems to be okay.

Skarpi, I will be giving thanks for your and your family's safety and hope that KATLA remains quiet!

luvya'll...kat


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:26 PM

So many 'Catters and all are well. Yeah, I guess we thought of you a bit.......................now and again............sorta'....................aw crap, we love you all!!! Gaws, I hate to get gushy....................(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 08:54 PM

Thanks Don for such a detailed report ... the hair on my neck has risen again! I too, am so glad that everything is ok with our American Mudcousins! LL=Barb


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Don Firth
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 08:01 PM

Barbara and I live in co-op apartment building in Seattle's Capitol Hill district (about ten minutes drive from downtown). It's a beautiful old building four-story stone and brick building that was built in 1910.

Normal day until about 10:54 a.m. Barbara was at work at the library and I was sitting at the computer, cruising through cyberspace (lurking on Mudcat threads, in fact), when I thought for a moment I was having a touch of vertigo just as a couple of heavy-footed galoots were stomping down the stairs just outside our door. But it kept going -- and got worse! Several severe jolts, then the whole building began creaking and groaning as it swayed back and forth like a tree in the wind. When I woke up to the fact that it was an earthquake, it occurred to me that this could be The Big One they keep talking about. Nine-point-something or other. At one point I began to wonder if the whole building was about to land in my lap and I don't mind admitting that I was scared spitless! Suddenly the lights went out and the computer died. I wheeled (I'm in a wheelchair) into the doorway out of our apartment and contemplated going outside, but I didn't fancy the thought of an avalanche of bricks down my neck, so I stayed in the doorway, which, they say, is what one is supposed to do. The chandelier in the lobby was swinging back and forth pretty violently and I began to wonder if it was ever going to stop. Finally it seemed to ebb away. Later on, various news reports said that it lasted anywhere from fifteen to forty-five seconds, but it sure felt longer to me. I think that the building kept swaying after the quake stopped. In the latest reports, most geologist said it lasted about forty-five seconds

Once it settled down, a couple of guys from upstairs came dashing down the stairs to see if I was all right. Then they went to check the rest of the building for gas leaks and things like that. Lights were out, but everything else seemed to be okay. Not bad for a ninety-one year-old building. But then, this old pile has ridden out several bad ones.

The lights were out in most of the apartments, but our kitchen lights were on (refrigerator and stove didn't work, but the microwave did). Barbara came home shortly thereafter. The library sustained some damage, so they sent everybody home. Barbara had a co-worker with her. We sat around in the kitchen and wiped our brows and the co-worker made a couple of phone calls. She has an elderly neighbor she was worried about. We had some lunch, then Barbara drove her home (she lived out in the Shoreline district, north of Seattle).

The lights were out for most of the day. I could understand it if it were a general power outage, but some lights were on, and I heard that some of the other apartment buildings in the neighborhood had the same situation. It turns out we're on a "three phase" system, whatever that is, and two of the phases were out. Seattle City Light got the power restored later in the evening. Barbara and I spent most of the afternoon and evening listening to people calling the local public radio station and telling their experiences. Then, when the power came on, we caught the news on television.

Seattle apparently did pretty well with its emergency preparedness program , its building codes, and retro-fitting older buildings for earthquakes, because most of them survived without damage (ironically, on the same day, George W. planned to ask Congress to cut funding for the program!). But some didn't fare so well. No major building collapses or anything like that, but some buildings sustained damage, as did some bridges and overpasses. Most of the damage seemed to be in the Pioneer Square area (brick and stone facings falling off and some structural damage), and Starbucks' headquarters building, on an area of landfill, took a major hit. It's going to be awhile before they get all the damage assessed. I think Tacoma and Olympia had more problems than Seattle did. Severe damage to the state capitol building and the governor's mansion has some structural damage. Gary the Gov, Mona, and the kids had to stay with relatives.

The reports said that it was a subduction zone earthquake -- the Juan de Fuca plate sliding under the North American plate. The epicenter was about eleven miles north of Olympia and about thirty miles down. Felt from Oregon to British Columbia, and as far east as Western Montana. 6.8, which makes it one of the three biggies within the last half-century ('49, '65, and this one). I've been here for all three.

As far as we can tell, our building survived unscathed, but I'm pretty sure we're going to have it thoroughly inspected. Other than being a bit shook up, we're okay. But we're still feeling a bit hyper.

And Mousethief, I heard on the news a little while ago that SeaTac, which they said normally handles about forty landings per hour, is currently handling about twenty-five. The control tower was trashed, so flight control is operating out of a double-wide trailer. You'll probably have a more up-to-date report shortly.

Glad everyone's okay!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Haruo
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:46 PM

I have a story to tell about the '65 quake (in Seattle) as well as the '49 one even though I wasn't born yet, an anecdote my parents told us. But it'll have to wait for tomorrow; the library was closed for 25 hours and you wouldn't believe the email backlog that produced!

Liland

PS My online Esperanto hymnal has over 200 Esperanto hymns now, with the addition of two versions of Ein' feste Burg, another text to that tune, and The Day of Resurrection!


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:42 PM

My heart's in the Northwest and I'm hoping all my old friends are safe; assuming they are. I remember after the Loma Prieta quake in '88, every time I'd drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle I would think about the highway that collapsed in Oakland, that had precisely the same design. Glad to hear it didn't flatten this time.

We get lots of quakes here on the Big Island, since we have an active volcano. (Much like Iceland.) They're mostly small, from magma shifts. However, throughout history (and prehistory) there have been numerous major "slumps" in which large chunks of island fell into the ocean, causing tremendous earthquakes and local tsunami. (Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook landed and was later killed, used to be a gently sloping mountainside--you can still see the scar.) We're due for a huge slump any decade now.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: GUEST,skarpi Iceland from home
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:22 PM

Halló all , I am sorry to hear about the Earthquake In Seattle, and hope that everyone Is OKEI there. I think you are all lucky that the earthquake was so deep down In the earth, I think I coult not think what have happen If it had been In upper ground. I pray to god that we are not gonna have more problems here In Iceland. But I am afraid that the volcano " KATLA " Is waking up again, we are watching it all the 24 hours a day.

Best whishes from Iceland and may god be with you all, i will be on Mudcat from time to time. All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: CamiSu
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 02:59 PM

Glad to hear you are all OK. I've been thinking about you, and am so glad Alex finally (!) checked in! (Yeah, I know there are things more important than checking in here, but...)

CamiSu

Alex, as soon as I can figure out how to do so I will send the tune to the song you wrote.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 01:44 PM

Things here (SW of Portland OR) did some quiet rocking, like a rocking chair, but what I mostly noticed was the black cat pinging off the walls, making like a rocket ship through the rafters and back down again. BEFORE the quake and each aftershock hit. I didn't feel the aftershocks at all, but the cat leaped off the window sill and ran heavily back and forth across me (I was in bed) and I did feel her! Cutting down on her catfood ration, effective immediately.
Glad you Seattlites are safe. Saw some funny film on local news last night of a "new product" presentation at Micro$oft headquarters, that was literally broken up by the quake: the camera joggles and bounces, the chandeliers dance, lights flicker, display boards fall, pieces of ceiling tile drop and the audience makes a concerted rush past the camera for the door. Wonder if MS will get more cooperative in the antitrust suit now?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 01:19 PM

What I've heard is that all outgoing flights are leaving just fine, it's the incoming flights that they're having trouble with, and are having to space them out and not land as many as quickly as usual.

Of course if you keep up such a pattern, pretty soon you run out of airplanes to load and launch.

They're still running takeoff/landing flight ops out of a contractor's trailer. The control tower is a shambles. Pity the new one they've been building isn't close to being finished yet.

I'm on the 8th floor directly across International Boulevard (old highway 99) from the airport. The parking lot seems to be as full as it was yesterday morning, but the number of planes you can actually see moving seems really low compared to a normal weekday morning. Number of planes actually docked at the terminal seems very slight, maybe 10 at the most. There are a number of Alaska jets sitting on the tarmac over by their hangar, which is unusual. Far fewer United and Northwest planes than I'm used to seeing (after Alaska, the most numerous liveries at SeaTac).

Read in the news that there was a lot of damage inside the terminal buildings themselves, largely caused by bursting water lines. Maybe I'll walk over there at lunch and scope it out.

your on-the-spot reporter, high above SeaTac International Airport,
Alex


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: GUEST,Gorgeous Gary
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 01:05 PM

At work, away from my cookies...

Glad to hear the NW 'Catters are OK. I'm still waiting for a few good words from my friends in the filk community up there. But I'm headed cross-country for a convention in San Jose tonight, so I gather a bunch of 'em will be there, assuming their flights can get out of Sea-Tac.

Obviously, as a structural engineer I've been keeping a close eye on the news. But y'all can't hire me for retrofits...I'm only licensed in Maryland!

Take care everyone!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Night Owl
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:28 PM

thanks Metchosin/mousethief.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:13 PM

THanks for the website, Metchosin! I learned a lot about earthquakes.

A cow-orker here found a website showing earthquakes around the globe in the last 3 days -- over 20 of mag 3.4 or greater! Amazing planet we live on!

Check out these pages too:

http://spike.geophys.washington.edu/recenteqs/

http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/ (click on "near real time earthquake list")

Cool stuff.

Thanks again everybody for thinking about us PNW catters! (If a mouser is a cat that chases mice, is a catter a mouse that chases cats?)

toodle-pip,
Alex


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:58 AM

Night Owl, this might explain it a bit.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: gnu
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:57 AM

I heard about the aftershock by e from a buddy in Iqaluit, ( spelling ? ) Nunavut. Guess he heard it on the news. E'd my buddy in Seattle and he just e'd me that he never heard or felt a thing, aftershock-wise, of course.

\__ __/ 0 0 oo -


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Night Owl
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:52 AM

glad to hear you're all ok there. Given the choice, I'd take a hurricane over an earthquake anyday. Wondering here, why after-shocks wouldn't be expected due to the depth of the epicenter. Can anyone explain??


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Wesley S
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:40 AM

Has anyone heard from member John P that works at Dusty Strings??


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: John P
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:39 AM

I was at work in the basement of a concrete building when the quake struck. All I could think about was several tons of cement landing on my head. I paused in a doorway for about two seconds and then the shaking got a lot worse and I bolted for the stairs.

I work for a musical instrument company, and we have several hundred acoustic instruments in the place. The only damage was when two small harps fell off a shelf and landed on a large harp, so we were very lucky in that regard. While we were all out in the street I saw someone in a car weaving through all the people and honking his horn to try to get the cars in front of him to get out of the way so he could drive out onto the antique drawbridge that everyone else wisely stopped in front of. What's wrong with some people?

Has anyone heard from Liland?

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:33 AM

RtS, news this morning said only one person dead and two hundred injured. Truly fortunate for some, it could have been much worse.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:26 AM

gnu I was sound asleep and never heard or felt anything. Weird that there was an aftershock because according to the authorities I was listening to, one was not expected due to the fact that this was an extremely deep earthquake beyond the megathrust zone as shown here. Apparently aftershocks are only common for shallow ones. Yeah right.

We have constant earthquakes here every day, but most are at a magnitude that can only be detected by seismographs.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: gnu
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 09:33 AM

Just heard : After shock of 3.2 hit at 1AM this morning. Any more news out there ?


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Hollowfox
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 08:59 AM

Boy, am I glad all you folks are OK! I came to work early just to see how you all were. This is the best news I've had all month!


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 08:37 AM

I knew the mousie would scurry into a hole and be safe. Relieved just the same! Glad you're OK Alex.

My office thinks I am psychic. I saw Lyrical Lady's post and announced "There's been a big earthquake in Seattle." Everyone checked their on-line news - nothing. Then five minutes later all the reports starting coming in.

Tuesday night I watched a special on earthquakes - talk about timely. They documented a quake in Japan(?). When the worst was over, about 40,000 people camped out in a local park, the only place safe from falling debris. Unfortunately, a fire storm erupted. When it was over, 30 people survived. My heart was in my throat yesterday waiting to hear about fires in Seattle. Stay well and safe on the west coast.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Dharmabum
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 08:27 AM

Glad to hear everythings OK Alex.

Ron.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 07:03 AM

This really is a tribute to one of the values of this place. I'm like JoeO- woulda never known about it until this afternoon's tiny local paper printed half a paragraph about it- the public hearing on the local bypass issue being much more vital news- but with the cyber family here I was on pins and needles, too, and very relieved to hear from Alex and others!


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Naemanson
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:52 AM

Well I want to chime in with my relief for the safety of all the members of my electronic family. I read down through the thread hoping Mousethief and blt would check in before I had to go off to work. It was one of the more suspenseful threads I have skimmed though.

Glad all are well.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:10 AM

Glad to hear it wasn't serious in terms of human injury & glad all local 'Catters are safe.
May the earth move for you all in a nicer way tonight!
RtS


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: blt
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 02:37 AM

I was at the hospital, on the 5th floor in the adult psychiatric unit when I realized the building was shaking. I asked the occupational therapist if she felt the building shake, and she said, in a very awed voice, it's an earthquake, and we went and stood in a doorway. It seemed to last a long time, although I'm told in reality it wasn't longer than 45 seconds. I became concerned about the patients and how they were doing; when the shaking stopped, I went out into the hallway and everybody, staff and patients, were all crowded around the tv, listening to someone describe what we'd just experienced, and starting an office pool on the severity of the quake. We all under-estimated, but that's because of the distance we are (in Portland) from the epicenter. The rest of the day was business as usual. I'm very glad to hear that Seattle-area Mudcattoisie are doing OK.

blt


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:45 AM

speak for youself Spaw, I've got a hot water tank I have to build a base for and bolt to a concrete wall.........and there is all kinds of rat sh*t and a wolf spider at least 3 inches across wandering around down there to boot. I had a lot to do, but talking about Mousethief beat the alternative.*BG*


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:14 AM

At least he's an honest jerk. :)


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:02 AM

We really didn't care but it was a slow day and not much else to do.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:01 AM

wow...I have friends in Bremerton, and just heard from them!..glad most everyone from the area has checked in and are ok....You all get the earthquakes...we get the hurricanes and politicans..fair trade?


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:01 AM

My sister and her family live in Seattle. I was on pins and needles for quite awhile. Turns out that they are all fine and I can breathe again.

Mousethief, glad to hear all is well.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:01 AM

Very good to hear form you, Alex! Thansk for taking the time to let us know you and family are okay!

kat


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:56 PM

I'm very touched!

I lived through the 1965 quake here, too. I was 3 at the time. My grandmother and I ran into the back yard, and it was rippling like a surfer's dream. My grandfather slept through the whole thing, although the bed he was in was on the opposite side of the room from where it started when the quake struck! They're both gone now, and how I miss them!

Thanks again everybody for thinkin' 'bout li'l ol' me.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Sarah2
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:44 PM

Thank God. Kids okay and all. Good -- no, GREAT to hear from you Mousethief!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:43 PM

Forgot to mention that I work on the 8th floor of a 12-story building. Yeeeee-haaaawww! Ride 'em, cowboy!

Alex


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:40 PM

So glad to hear everything is OK for you Alex.


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: mousethief
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:33 PM

Checking in from the land of blue skies, green water, and gently rolling hills. Literally.

Thanks everybody for thinking about me! Y'all are the greatest electronic family a guy could have.

I was at my desk when the temblor hit at about 11am. Shook us a good minute, and the vertical blinds were swaying for long after that. Crawled under my desk. About half way through the quake, the power went out.

We all assembled at our emergency assembly site in the back parking lot, and were eventually told to go home.

It took a good 90+ minutes to get home (it usually takes 40 on a bad traffic day). Didn't notice any broken buildings or anything, but all the power was out until I got actually into my hometown of Sumner, about 25 miles southeast of Seattle, and maybe 10-20 miles from the epicenter of the quake (a good deal west of us, apparently, although I haven't seen a map).

Listened to the local news-radio station all the way home. Lots of older, structural-brick buildings in the old part of Seattle apparently collapsed either partially or wholly. So far haven't heard of any deaths, thank Heaven.

The only damage here at Mouse Central was a couple of knick-knacks that fell off the mantlepiece. And, oddly, two screws from a hinge on one of the kitchen cabinet doors fell out. The kids all get tomorrow off while the schools are inspected for structural damage.

Crazy stuff!

Alex


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 09:18 PM

Just to let you know Joe, they tore down the Berlin Wall.

Benjamin.....So good to hear from you! Does everyone in your class now know ASL for "Holy Shit!"

Deckman.....You need to charge more for that one since its been "tested."

Justa Picker.....I heard the same thing and I don't think Mudcat is high on the priority list in the SeaTac area at the moment!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 09:14 PM

Yep .. you bet ..they're in my Emergency Kit! Speaking of which ... good idea to get a kit together ... this was a real wake up call for me. LL


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Subject: RE: EARTHQUAKE IN B.C.
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 08:55 PM

Sure thing LL! guess some Carol King ....I feel the earth move under my feet....or Troggs...Wild thang, ya move me......might be appropriate to sing. Hope you have all those 78s in bubble wrap.


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