Thursday, February 28, 2008

7 Years Ago Today...

If you were anywhere near the Seattle area, you got rocked! We had one of the biggest earthquakes in the state's history - a 6.8 magnitude. Someone showed me this video the other day where some guys at Microsoft had a webcam going during the quake. It's actually a great capture - and although it seems like a short jolt on the video, it seemed like a millenium when it was happening. It lasted like 41 seconds or something, which is long for a quake. I was walking outside of my work building going to my car to head to the gym. The ground started shaking while I was walking, and it seemed like I was surfing. I grabbed a hold of the top of my car and was praying that the glass from the all-glass building complex I was in wouldn't shatter and impale me. It didn't, obviously, but what a trip!! If you experienced it, share your story with me!

Here's the video.

5 comments:

DIXIECHICK said...

Wow..living in the mid-west...earthquakes are not something we have to worry about..just tornadoes. Sounds like a scary moment for you. I would have freaked!

Chris H said...

We saw it on our news even as far away as here! Where I live we get quite a few earthquakes, I LOVE THEM.... I am weird I know! Hope you were not too scared babe!

Ann(ie) said...

That was really 7 years ago???? wow. I was on floor 8 of my 16 floor office building in DT Seattle. And it's built on rollers so we stared to sway. hard. Back and forth. Everyone jumped under their desks. I crawled under my friend Karen's desk with her and we hugged thinking we were going to die. Guess where Matt was? Under the viaduct in his little scooter. He's so damn lucky!!!!

stick shaker said...

i can't believe that was 7 years ago, due! i remember it scared the fuck out of me. there was no damage where i was at though. i just remember looking at my co worker cause it sounded like a mac truck was heading right for us and then it started shaking...crazy shit dog. ;-)

midnightbunny said...

Didn't experience it, since I'm on the East coast, but YIKES!

I'm glad you guys were okay.