Sheri (shutterbug93) wrote,
Sheri
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Waking up to a huge quake and no electricity...

...it wasn't exactly the way I thought I'd spend my Sunday... This morning Mark & I woke up to a 6.5 earthquake at about 7am... Stuff was falling off of our shelves and the bed was shaking like crazy. :P Poor Sydney must've been wondering what the heck was going on... After having lived in Santa Barbara for about 4 years, earthquakes really aren't new to me... but this one actually lasted for quite a while - and was pretty freaky!

After the first aftershock (which I later heard was a 4.5 quake), we immediately lost power. For the next 8 hours we were powerless, with only a portable battery-operated radio to tell us what was going on. Apparently the entire island lost power and thankfully it appears that there doesn't seem to be any major structural damage and no real reports of serious injuries... I've spoken with all of our family and everyone seems to be okay...

Thank you all so much for all of your concern about the quake!! When the power came back on, the first thing I did was check email and there were so many concerned messages here and on MySpace for us out here - you guys are the best!! Big *HUGS* to you!!!
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