Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Maine doesn't have earthquakes

...but we did last night.

So weird. I was upstairs getting jammers for Fynn when the house started shaking. I honestly thought the furnace was blowing up or something. It only lasted about 15 seconds, but the whole house shook and it really freaked me out. Mostly because we didn't know what it was. We stood around like idiots for about 5 minutes trying to figure out what had happened. We checked the furnace, stood out on the front stoop listening (not sure what we expected to hear) looked in the sky for low flying planes... but nothing happened. Drew turned on the news channel, to see if they would say anything. And then I hit up Facebook. Which immediately confirmed that it was an earthquake via about 50 status updates about it.

It's amazing that Facebook can spread breaking news long before the actual news gets it to us.

Ended up being a 4.5 magnitude quake that was centered about 25 minutes from my house. This is Maine... we're not supposed to get things like this. However, in the 3 1/2 years we've lived in this house, we've now had an earthquake and a tornado... so I guess Maine isn't as safe as I would like to think it is.

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