Missouri Earthquake September 3, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:02 AM I experienced my first earthquake that I could “feel”. I’ve been through several big ones through like the New Madrid Earthquake back in 1989 (But I don’t remember feeling it.) I remember hearing about it and practicing for an Earthquake through the years at home at and school. But I never really expected to “feel” an Earthquake. But today I can officially say I felt an Earthquake and it wasn’t as bad as I expected.
Through the years I’ve been in countless drills, you know the one where the alarm goes off and you quickly head for cover under your school desk. It’s not a laughing matter at all, but is that desk really going to protect you?? I have my doubts, but hopefully I won’t ever have to find out. This morning when we had the Earthquake I was still in bed and was dreaming I was falling out of the bed. I know it is a little odd, but Saturday is a sleep in day for me.
I get up a few minutes later and I’m greeted with, did you feel the earthquake? So…I of course stand there open mouthed and am almost laughing as I second guess if he is really telling the truth. Low and behold he was telling the truth and he had a much better experience than I did. Brady said the house was swaying, and creaking and it was extremely eerie. That would be more of what I would expect to feel when an Earthquake strikes.
But for now my thoughts are with the people that live in North Central Oklahoma where the Earthquake originated (9 miles outside of Pawnee) A 5.6 magnitude Earthquake is nothing to sneeze at. For now I’m all shook up with excitement from feeling my first Earthquake at a whopping 393 miles away. Stay safe!