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|Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 07:36 pm||
|Well guys I have lived in "earthquake country " my whole life. I have never had anything fall off the walls or break during an earthquake. The worst I experience was a bell hanging in my window started ringing once when I was in college.
Most of the epicenters for the three big earthquakes I have been in were too far away from me to do much damage to me or my house.
My mother had a vase break in 71 during the Silmar earthquake . It fell off and hit a metal stand and cracked. My brother slept though that one as he had during the Tehacipi earthquake in 1952.
The Northridge earthquake shoke my house pretty good but no damage.
I had a small rolling earthquake roll right under me as I sat on the floor of my classroom working on a project after school one day. It tickled .
This website tells you how earthquakes are rated . Interesting information .