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Thread #110534 Message #2325776
Posted By: Ebbie
25-Apr-08 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Subject: RE: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
The first quake I ever felt was in 1949. I think the epicenter that time was the Seattle area. During the 1960s the Pacific Northwest quite frequently shook a bit. I remember one evening when I was dressing for a date. Standing in front of the mirror doing my hair of a sudden I thought I was becoming ill. Took me a moment to realize that it was the mirror moving, not me.
They say that in Juneau we get on average a couple of tremors a day, but they are rarely strong enough to be felt. We've had mostly closed-door rattlers. So far as I know, all of them have originated approximately 100 miles farther north.
Even the big 1964 quake in the Anchorage area was not a big deal here. Anchorage is, by water, approximately 550 miles from here.