Earthquakes, I hate them.
I can remember the first earthquake I ever felt.
We had just moved into our house, and I was in 6th grade. I was sitting on the couch with my parents, and the earth moved.
I think I was just too stupid to be scared. I looked up at the hanging plant, and watched it sway........
I couldnt tell you the magnitude, or the Epicenter...I was too stupid to care.
It was a swayer
Fast forward two school years to the Whittier Narrows Earthquake..... That one was a 5.9. I was in eighth grade, and I was terrified!!!!
I freaked out, and started telling the entire classroom that I was not ready to die as I was still a virgin..
NO bullshit, I cried, I panicked and I declared my wish to die a slut. And I refused to come out from under my desk.
That earthquake had a 5.6 after shock....
That one was a shaker
The next real earthquake I remember is the Landers Earthquake, my son was 6 months old, and this earthquake was a biggie...a 7.3.
I grabbed my son darted for the doorway, and I prayed out loud.
Baby daddy says that was the first time he knew that I actually believed in God....so much for getting to know me before I put out....(Mustve been my mission to die a slut.)
Thankfully that one was centered out in the desert, so damage wasnt as bad as it could have been...but it still scared the shit out of me.
This was a jolt and then a shake.
Then there was the Northridge earthquake....
I was living in an upstairs apartment at that time, and that one felt HUGE!!!
I thought it was the big one...I grabbed my kid and ran the for the doorway....I actually sustained injury in this one.
I had one of them wall hanging things from Home Interiors....it was a vine of leaves with butterflies.....it fell off the wall near the doorway where I was and sliced right down my right hand index finger...I still have a scar.
That one was scary on a level that made all previous shakers seem like a warm bath....
That one was a scary ass earthmover...there are no words to describe it...
They say this one had " unusually strong ground accelerations"
Most earthquakes start with a sound....you can hear the rumble coming right before you feel a slight sway, then it gets more intense, then dies back down to a slow sway and stops...
This one began with a bang, and went straight to "I can actually feel the earth move" violent shakes....
The sound an earthquake makes is also pretty terrifying.
Before an earthquake, animals are usually extremely "vocal"..theyre trying to tell you something....but immediatly before, right before it strikes..........silence. Dead quiet. then you hear the rumble coming........or if its a biggie, its more of a sonic boom...........then the rumble.
Did I mention that earthquakes terrify me??