Mar 20, 2012, 8:14 PM
Post #11 of 13
I felt it for about 20 seconds here in Cuernavaca. I was busy writing something forgettable on my laptop when my suegra called my attention to the slightly shaking house. We are only about 55 miles from México City here.
I was born and raised in northern California, the second most seismically active state, then spent the second half of my life in Alaska, the most seismically active state in The US, so earthquakes don't get much attention from me.
The length of a quake does concern me. The longer a quake lasts, the more likely it is to cause considerable damage. My suegra lost her house in the 1985 México City quake.
About 20 minutes later, my suegra's son, my cuñado, called us from Tacoma to find out if we felt it here. Thank God for Vonage, he had just heard about that quake on the news up there. The loss of their house in 1985 is still fresh in his memory too.
Goldie and Tuffy. our dual organic seismic alarm system, didn't even get up off of their rugs, so it was minor here. You never know when a bad one will occur though, so I usually pay attention for the first few seconds.
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