Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1994 Northridge Quake 6.7 - 8.1 -my Neighborhood!-my home

The Washington DC Earthquake brought back memories of the 1994 Northridge earthquake-(link to overview)
my family and I were in the middle of it--
in fact-because my home sat on the 'whip end' - we richetered - 8.1--
I screamed ( I never scream!) upon awakening - the house was shaking back and forth - the 'secured' doors (bolts into frame-top and bottom) - were thrown open--most of the chimneys in the neighborhood were crumbled-and we lived on stored food for a few days---
... one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history...

Building collapsed as a result of the earthquake

10 comments:

Jg. for FatScribe said...

yeah ... that was crazy, ms. carol. my ex (my then-fiance) had her apartment bldg. condemned it was so badly damaged. the apartment bldg. she almost moved into pancaked and many were killed.

i was in orange county in a three-story condo and i thought our place 60 miles south was going to topple over. can't imagine being in an 8.1 like yourself.

earthquakes, fires, mudslides, flooding ... paradise? socal still rules.

Kid said...

Just when we think We're a threat to 'the planet'.

spreadeaglepatriot said...

My heart goes out to all this thing messed with. While having lived in central Louisiana most of my life we are fortunate in that so far we've never had a quake to speak of. However, while in Japan and California in the Corps, i was part of two. One in each but they were small trimmers, I can't imagine an 8 or more. Pray for people about to be affected by this hurricane. I do know a little about those. :(

bunkerville said...

I was in a hurrican long ago, looks like I am going to ride another one. Last time, we had little warning. Yes, we rule the planet don't we?

WomanHonorThyself said...

so far so good hun...fingers crossed here~!

christian soldier said...

FS-CO CAL is still one of the best places to live----now- to the BEACH!! : - )

christian soldier said...

K-do you mean to tell me that the global warming crowd is working on junk science!

christian soldier said...

SE-the '94 quake was scary -I
must say - I was more scared for my 10 year old son than for myself--

christian soldier said...

B-hope Irene does not hit as hard as they predict-

christian soldier said...

A-Irene-sat away from my friends and family!!
Hugs-