Maybe it’s because I’m green when it comes to earthquakes, but the 4.7 magnitude quake that hit Reno at 11:30 Friday night SCARED THE BLEEPITY BLEEP BLEEP OUT OF ME! I was talking on the phone with JB (he was on a business trip in Phoenix), laying in bed ready to go to sleep when the quake hit. The whole house was shaking and shuttering, and the garage door was going BOOM BOOM BOOM and JB got to witness my freak out as I yelled, “EARTHQUAKE! EARTHQUAKE! OH MY GOD, EARTHQUAKE!”
I leaped out of bed and ran to a doorway, just as I’m thinking, “dear God, my baby is upstairs!” I had horrible visions of the second floor crashing down, and as I ran to the stairs, the quaking stopped. I haven’t found any damage to our house, but the adrenaline rush was intense.
According to this video link provided by my brother, it is forecasted that we may get a 6.1 quake, as these could be “foreshocks”. YIKES!!!! I sure hope all the structures around here hold. We have been having numerous little quakes in the past week. They were mildly entertaining as I’d be sitting in a meeting and we’d say, “look, the projector screen is shaking — that must be an earthquake,” and we’d all chuckle.
Friday night was no laughing matter in my eyes. More details here. Fingers crossed for us!