4 days ago
Thursday, October 20, 2011
JUST A COUPLE OF EARTHQUAKES
This afternoon there was a 4.0 quake in Berkeley - about 30 miles from home. This evening while at work, there was another, slighter bigger one. I don't get too rattled by the quakes and I have no fear of "the big one" they have said all my life is going to happen. I think it is a common attitude, not the safest one, I guess. We don't have quakes with the regularity of blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather related events, so we get a bit blase.
I reassured a couple of hotel guest that the building was built under strict California building codes and it is a very safe place. This quake did make me look around for the spot I would move to if there was a bigger, longer shake. My bit of preparedness.