Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earth Quake in NJ ? Maranatha Lord Jesus

The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.

I just had to post this so I don't forget down the road. I'm sitting at work. My co-worker had gone to lunch. I hear another co-worker coming down the row. I notice my computer screen is shaking. I think my goodness how heavy does Pat walk? hah Then Pat stops to see me and says what is going on? I said, I don't know. I noticed the floor was moving, the hanging lights overhead were swaying back and forth.  It seems to go on for 1/2  a minute at least.  It was quite scary really.  I had no idea what was happening having not experienced an earthquake before. I just sat at my desk almost in shock. I never moved or tried to go outside.  Made me think, gee what will I do in a real disaster?  Hopefully, next time I will know what it is and head outside. Many of my co-workers did just that. 

I am so thankful it was minor and no one was hurt. Nothing was damaged. Makes me appreciate even more the poor folks in Japan and Haiti that have suffered great loss.  I can not image the fear, panic, anxiety and confusion at devastation that large.


  1. I am from California, and have experienced earthquakes there...but it would be weird to feel one here in Kansas. Yet there was one in Colorado, and some Kansans felt it! Yikes! Those don't happen in the east as much as the west. I'll bet it was frightening.

    Glad nobody was hurt by falling bookshelves or anything like that. Glad you are ok.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  2. (LOL poor Pat) I did not feel the quake at all. But this is wild, first the quake and now the hurricane. He is shaking things up, alright. Stay safe, friend. xo.