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06 September 2010 @ 11:06 am
Every hour and a half to two hours (if we're lucky and even get that long of a reprieve) there's an aftershock. When I was sleeping, I kept waking up and then a few seconds later there would be one. And then, just a minute ago I was like "Oh, one is coming" and then one did. It's weird. Luckily they have been less intense than the one that woke me up from my nap and sent Ariadne under the sofa yesterday. That was was a 5.0 Still...stop pls. I may have missed the big one, but these are still disconcerting.

They feel weird in this house. Like someone is jumping around in the far end of the house and then travelling towards you, still jumping, until they jump under you and then pass you by. It's like it actually travels throughout. So strange.

And I was going to go on a walk, but it's windy! Maybe later. I want to check on the cemetery and Alison's library. I'd like to not get blown away though.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Tierce: Sexy Mama [BSG]ofstarstuff on September 5th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
It does travel throughout, actually. An earthquake is seismic waves traveling outward from the hypocenter (at the surface, from the epicenter). At a human scale, it might not be accurate, but you can somewhat tell where is the epicenter's direction from where you start feeling the rumbling.

I'm sorry you have to go through this. I hope nothing serious happens, and that mother earth NZ's Loki calms down soon! If it helps, I'll tell Skadi to go remove the snake for a while.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL~Adrina leansartemisofluna on September 6th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
I took an earthquakes and volcanoes class once (it was AWESOME) and we learned all about seismic waves, which I find fascinating, I've just never felt them like this before. I think it's the way this house sits so that you can feel it exactly like the wave it actually is. When I have been in quakes before, I was usually on the second floor of a house and this house is one-storey and sits on a concrete block but it's wood so it rattles. As creepy as it is, I'm actually fascinated by the whole thing! I think what kept waking me up right before I would feel one was the noise of it travelling through other houses as it neared mine.

It's not fun (there was another one just now!) but it is what it is. I'm thankful I missed the big one because I would have been terrified. I'm just here for the tail end of it. I too hope nothing else serious happens! Loki has had his fun now! (Go, Skadi, go) :D
wOOt / Kotek / Samwootduosmaster on September 6th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm not far away, and up to Fuck All, if you need company. =3
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: ST:TNG~Crusher will drink your brains!artemisofluna on September 6th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Any time! I'm going to go get chili supplies tomorrow actually, if there is anything left. But I always appreciate a Woot :D Choose a day for chili-times, but you can come over for BSing whenever!
Chelsea: Big stripey kitty!anomalous_data on September 6th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
*stands on your island to make it stop shaking*
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL Spectreangelartemisofluna on September 6th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Go you! That'll show it! And send Oscar Wilde Batman for good measure!
Chelsea: Get off my lawnanomalous_data on September 6th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)