Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake!!!

Oh my gosh, did you feel that??!!! I have lived in Cali for 22 years and I have felt MANY of earthquakes, but can I just tell you that was the LONGEST and HARDEST quake I have EVER felt... I am still swaying (NO JOKE!) I am home alone and I have to say this is the first time it was NOT fun!!! I freaked for a min... I could hear things falling! WHERE was the epicenter? HOLY COW! I had to stop and think (tough job for ME!) WHAT am I supposed to do during a quake??? Shoot... do I get under the desk? Do I get in the doorway? I CAN'T REMEMBER!!! WHAT am I supposed to do??!!! Should I go outside???!!! HELP.

Okay, it is over. I am fine. Relax, Shaila.

Seriously, I have NEVER felt one like that before! I am still shaking! I usually enjoy a quake... it has always been like a Disneyland ride. THIS ONE was NOT. I didn't think it was going to end.

Okay, I am fine. It is over.


UPDATE: No wonder I was shaking forEVER. Check THIS out!!! A 5.8 and then THREE 3.8 after shocks!!! YIKES! You can read about it HERE.

24 comments:

WF said...

ahh, that was my first earthquake home alone too! It was scary and big and long! 5.8 in Chino Hills btw. why don't my phones work???

Scrappy Girl said...

Wow! Ihave never been in an earthquake. I would have been terrified. Glad you are safe.

Mother Goose said...

woah! I would be freaking out! I have never experienced an earthquake. I mean panicking for me would be a mild understatement. Glad you are ok.

Ashley said...

That sounds scary! I'm glad everything is okay! I grew up in San Diego and have felt many earthquakes too, but none very big or very long before.

Frumpy Luv said...

We've felt some aftershocks, but nothing like this - how scary!!! So glad you had your wits together enough to be able to blog, when you are all alone, isn't it nice that if you can just get online you can connect with someone out there!!!! Gotta love the blogs.

Glad you are safe!!!

MERRIANNE said...

OHHH MY GOOOODENSS!!! I AM GLAD YOU ARE OK!!!!! THAT WOULD BE SCARY!!! YOU HAD MY HEART BEATING FAST & EVERYTHING!!!! AND I AM ALL THE WAY IN TENNESSEE!!!! WHEW!

BY THE WAY...DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BROAD SQUAD BLOG? IT'S GONE!!!

Becky said...

Hi, fellow blogger! I saw your post on Mormon Mommy Blogs today. I'm in Alaska but heard about the LA quake on the radio as I was driving the car this afternoon. Scary stuff! Glad you are okay.

"Vern" said...

I've decided to award you with "most exclamation points ever used in a single post". Don't say I never gave you anything!

Jennifer H said...

Oh my, I haven't turned on the TV today, so this is the 1st I'm hearig about it. So glad you're alright!
I grew up in San Jose (10 yrs) and I remember some big ones...scary!

da Bergs said...

Thanks everyone! I am totally fine now but I have to say that was the scariest thing I have felt. EVER.

Merrianne, the broad squad is GONE??? I havent checked in a while... wow, wonder why???

Becky! Thanks for visiting! Come back any time! I am going to check YOUR blog out NOW!

"Vern" I am SOOOOO honored!!!!!

Jan said...

Oh my gosh. I am so scared for you. I am so glad that you posted an update. I would have been worrying all day. It's sounds like it was pretty big. I would have been panicked too. I do not like anything that makes the earth shake. Take care and let us know.

Bye for now.

COMcewens said...

Hey you! It was great talking to you and SO great knowing you are ok! But I thought oh yeah you asked a question! They say the best place is BESIDE the couch, NOT UNDER anything, that collapses, but beside something leaves you a tent like area to survive and escape from.

Checked on Deb she is ok, hardly felt it.

Again, glad you are ok!!! Love ya!

Joneel said...

YAH !!!!!!!!!! I live in Chino Hills!! It was not fun. I had Michelle here with me and her friend Noelle. They went running, and I told them to stay in the family room, which we added on, and it's only one story, and the safest place in our house. We had pictures fall off the wall, things fell off shelfs. Thank heavens it wasn't more crazy.

Redhoodoos said...

Why did I think you lived in Colorado?! Weird.

So glad you're okay. That would be very very scary. I'm so afraid of being in an earthquake. They keep talking about the 'big one' that will hit salt lake.

Sounds so terrifying - so glad you're okay.

da Bergs said...

Joneel, I thought of you FIRST thing! Glad you are okay!!!

Pam, good to talk to you too! Glad Deb is okay!

Jodi, Colorado??? Pam lives there!

Again, thank you everyone!

Mike & Jayne said...

No way!!!! It looks like we moved in time. All we have to deal with here is tornados:) I am glad that you and everyone else are Ok. What an experience!!!

Mechelle said...

Glad you are OK! I was at work talking on the phone to a important client the first time I felt an earthquake. I dove right under my desk and started talking to my client about how scared I was. It was really embarrassing when the quake was over. Good Golly I am glad you are are in one piece. m

The Motherboard said...

How scary! I was in an earthquake once up in Northern Cal. It scared the ba-jeebers out of me!

So glad you are doing well... and nothing is broken.

linda said...

I'm so sorry you were alone when the quake hit...extremely scary I'm sure!

We didn't feel anything in our neck of the woods although I've felt my share also from being born and raised in CA. Nope, not fun.

Glad you're ok!

craigandlissa said...

I should have called you! I agree, it's one of the biggest I've ever felt and I was feeling just as freaked out. I hate earthquakes, especially when I'm alone.

MERRIANNE said...

I wanted to let you know...i changed my blog address to
merrianne.blogspot.com

see ya there ♥

wilma said...

Hey girl...I was wondering about you when they said it was east of LA...you may not realize I commented you had sooo many comments on this post. I think I would rather deal with tornadoes...Can't wait til next week.

Drake Family said...

Yeah Lindsay called me about that one and said how crazy it was. Glad things are good now. Glad you are helping Lindsay so much with her wedding...she is so excited. Seriously I think you should be a wedding planner!! All in favor??

tammy said...

I would seriously be trying to remember what to do too! It's been awhile since I've felt one since leaving UT.