One Thing About Me, Part II  

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
2973 posts
12/3/2005 11:00 am

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One Thing About Me, Part II

I started this series a couple weeks back. Here is the second in the series.

I'm fascinated with earthquakes. I can't explain why, but I am. I go to the USGS quake website at least a few times a week, and look at the shake maps and read the details about intensity, duration, damage done, how far away it was felt, and so on.

I've never lived in an earthquake zone. Probably never will. I've only felt two earthquakes in my life, both fairly small. But if I were in high school again, and was thinking about what to do with my future, I'd probably give a serious thought to being a seismologist.

I'm writing this post knowing that most of you probably won't even get this far. I don't blame you. But for me, it's intoxicating. The thought of an energy release event that can move the mountains, literally, make oceans move, crumble buildings miles away, and have such a devastating effect on so many people in such a small amount of time... and it could happen to anyone at any minute. No one is immune from the fury of power.

The picture I've posted is the Agassiz statue at Stanford University in 1906. It was a 7.8 quake that lasted for 1 minute.

Was that a truck that just drove by, or... ?

Valdrane78 38M

12/3/2005 1:12 pm

LOL, try livign in Spouthern California. We have a few micro quakes a day. Ya just sorta get used ot it. Personally, I love thunderstorms and the way the air smells afterwards.

BANG! POW! BOOM! a study in useless knowledge and sick humor!
I want a damn soundtrack to my blog!

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
12/3/2005 2:01 pm

We don't get enough of those around here either. Growing up in the midwest, I miss the thunder and lightning.

A few years ago I went to LA for three days, and was bummed out because I didn't feel any quakes.

MamChelle 48F  
1443 posts
12/3/2005 6:15 pm

Yes the power of nature is so standing in the middle of those hurricanes this year, i was amazed at how insignificant i felt as i watched the wind yank the roofs off two times, and really pissed that we got so wet so quick...and after the 4th decided there had to be better way of being screwed. It was exasperating and awe inspiring all at once....

rm_MamCsDawne 46F
218 posts
12/3/2005 6:25 pm

I am a chicken I hate thunderstorms.. and I dont think i would like earthquakes or hurricanes any better.. My thrill comes from teasing my sis.. Dangerous yet exciting.. oops did i just say that here??? .. lol have fun checkin out the earthquakes.. *hides in Ohio..

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