Yup... details to follow, erm... sometime today.
Ok... the details of my harrowing experience.
Be mindful, that I'm not technically a earthquake virgin. When the big one hit Challis back in the early 80's I was around and it popped my cherry. Unfortunately, I was on the school bus and didn't feel a damn thing. Didn't even know that there'd been an earthquake until I got to school and everyone was talking about it. So my first time, well... it was nothing special.
Now we come to today. It was early in the morn... about quarter after 7... and I was lying in my bed contemplating the greatest question in the universe. "Do I really have to get up today?" to which the answer was, obviously "YES!!!" because just about then my house started shimmering like it does when there is a strong wind gust, but something was a bit different. Then, my bed, which I was lying in, started beating itself against the wall and I was able to deduce that it probably wasn't a windstorm.
Bam, bam, Bam, BAm, BAM!
And then... it was over. Wham bam thank you ma'am. It didn't even stick around to cuddle. I was so hurt... do you think it'll call?
It was over so quickly that it took a few seconds to actually realize that it was an earthquake. Of course my mind doesn't immediately jump to "earthquake" on the scale of experiences to rely on, so I cut it a little slack.
Turns out... it was a fairly decent quake. It was a 6.3 and was centered just east of Wells Nevada. We heard through the grapevine that at Donna's Ranch (the local brothel) there in Wells, the beds were a shakin' something fierce this morning. Did a fair amount of damage too. I can't find any real stories yet, but here's the map
The aftershocks are still happening I guess. That map shows one happening just a few minutes ago in Utah. The California folk are probably laughing their asses off right now at all of us, much like we do with them when they stop to take pictures of "wildlife", but it's pretty rare for this part of the world.
So... there you go. Do you see now why I let the suspense build this morning? I had to because the real thing wasn't all that and a bag of chips around here...
Here's some TV
news stories, if anyone's still interested.