Local Excitement

We just had an earthquake. Early reports are a 6.5 centered in the backwoods of central Idaho. It shook our house in the Boise area, and made the chandelier over the dining table rock.

We also have a bell on a stand out back and it was ringing. I immediately contacted our daughter, and she felt it in Sun Valley.

The west has many fault lines, but in nearly sixty years, I’ve never felt one. There really wasn’t any danger out here in suburbia. We aren’t near any tall buildings or anything. Honestly, I thought it was kind of cool.

Guess I can check that one off my list. I’ve been trapped in Alaska by a volcano, so I don’t need to repeat that one. I feel like I ought to make a trip to see the Northern Lights now. Either that or a tropical storm, but the Northern Lights sound like more fun.


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41 responses to “Local Excitement

  1. Believe me, the Northern Lights would be much better.

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  2. I just saw a headline about that and wondered if you felt it. Was there any damage?

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  3. I’ll be happy to never experience a volcano, or most disasters. When we were visiting HH’s brother in San Francisco, we woke up to an earthquake that made pictures crooked on the wall. Wouldn’t want to feel anything much bigger.

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  4. Groovy 🙂
    We’ve had an earthquake here, can’t remember what it registered, but I was in high school and in the garage. I thought I was about to faint and it took me a moment to realize that it wasn’t me! I also experienced an earthquake in San Francisco when I was maybe 11 or 12. My father told me it was a passing train, but it wasn’t. We later saw it on the news.
    Several times, I have been far north enough to see Northern Lights and not once seen them. It’s something I’d really like to see!
    See tornadoes plenty. Been in the outside belt of a hurricane.
    I’ll pass on the volcano (and mudslides and sink holes) if I have the choice, thanks!

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    • You’ve had some interesting experiences. I’ve seen some funnel clouds, but none of them ever touched down. It was kind of exciting, then I checked the house over to see if anything fell. After that I told my wife I had something to blog about.


  5. I had a walking holiday in Iceland many years ago. We saw the Northern Lights many times, they’re worth the effort 🙂

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  6. I would love to see the Northern Lights. Never been in a major earthquake but a few years ago we had some small ones in this area. I was at work one day and felt a little tremor. Turns out it was a small earthquake in a town about 50 miles away.

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    • There was one that flattened an old part of town about 50 miles from where I grew up. They said we could feel it in Idaho, but I didn’t. We have a lot of fault lines out west, but they’re small. Utah is one place that gets real ones.

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  7. The Northern Lights would be much more fun. I would love to see them in person. We had an earth quake about ten years ago. I felt the building shake, but luckily no damage and no one was hurt.

    Glad that everyone is okay.

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  8. Thought about you when I saw the headlines, Craig – glad everyone’s okay!

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  9. I’ve felt earthquakes and they were kind of cool. But that’s because I was nowhere near the epicenter. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Northern Lights, though. Even managed to work them into a WIP recently.

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  10. Glad you got to experience the earthquake, but without any damage to deal with afterwards.

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  11. Wow! That’s just crazy. I’m glad it was a cool experience and not a devastating one!

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  12. They say it was felt here in Spokane, but I didn’t notice it. I felt quite a few of them when I was a kid in LA County, though.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author

    Glad you are okay! Yes, Northern Lights much safer.

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  14. I can assure you the tropical storms are NOT fun. I’m so glad you’re okay and nothing in the house was damaged.

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  16. Okay, glad you’re safe but, I’m sorry, you what now? In Alaska? That is chilling (not in a good way). The Northern Lights sound much more enjoyable. I’ve always wanted to see them.

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