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Oct 31, 2007

Where Were You During the Jolt?

Halloween did really scare the Saipan community.

We were at home for lunch and I thought someone was knocking on the door. I ignored it. 'Was washing the dishes when we felt the building was shaking for about 10 seconds. We immediately ran to the door and then it stopped. Online reports said that it was 7.2 magnitude on RS. The earthquake also occurred in California at the same time. Now that's a first.

USGS Report-An earthquake occurred about 40 km (25 miles) WNW of Agrihan or 405 km (250 miles) N of SAIPAN at 9:30 PM MDT, Oct 30, 2007 (Oct 31 at 1:30 PM local time in Mariana Islands). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.
'What you get for living three floors above the ground.

Where were you?

10 comments:

lil_hammerhead said...

Some stuff fell off of my shelf.. one piece broke. Can I report that?

The Writers said...

to dps? ;-)

saipanboonieman said...

i was at home and heard the low rumble just before the shaking started. thought it was a helicopter flying low! then the shaking began, i had to hold the tv to keep it from falling off the shelf!....... cool!

Rick Jones said...

LH - The USGS site has a place where you can report it

lil_hammerhead said...

Thanks rick! :)

bacla said...

i was facing my computer when i felt dizzy. i heard a kind of rumbling sound coming from the underground. then the computer was shaking. really scary.

Anonymous said...

When the earthquake struck, I was in bed with my wife. She said, "Oh honey, you made the bed shake this time, and you actually lasted three seconds!"

Ed Propst

Anonymous said...

I was adding the last two dominos to my attempt at the Guiness Book of World Records' domino record.

Damn you earthquake!

Anonymous said...

I was taking a field sobriety test when the earthquake struck.

Damn you earthquake!

rev said...

stewie is that you? ;-)

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