Tuesday, October 17, 2006


The earthquake was kind of jarring, but there weren't too many damages on Oahu. Some of my friends lost glassware and plates, but everything in my undecorated apartment was fine. The quake struck the Big Island the hardest.

It 6.7 magnitude shaker lasted about 15 seconds as it seemed to shake my apartment building up and down. I think Poncey knew it was coming because he clawed into my mattress pretty hard right before it struck.

In retrospect, it was kind of cool. I had been through a few minor earthquakes before here and in Santiago, but nothing more than small trembling.

Power was out all day until 11 last night, and by that time I was already in bed because it had been dark for so long. And I didn't get to play any cards tonight snce I was kind of tired from work.

It's a good thing the earthquake happened early on a Sunday morning, when nearly everyone was still asleep in their beds. It would have been caused much more chaos if it had hit in the middle of a workday.

1 comment:

Captain said...

Glad to hear you're all right, man.