Saturday, November 17, 2012

Earthquake

I've experienced a few earthquakes in Mexico, but now I have a new experience to add to the list: getting woken up by an earthquake. There was a 6.1-magnitude earthquake around 3:20 am on the 15th. What a disorienting experience to wake up to the world shaking! And of course it was the first day my roommate had moved out and I was by myself in the apartment.

While it was "only" a 6.1-magnitude, it felt really strong. It was also felt further south in the city, where you normally can't feel it because of the volcanic rock. Today a friend said it was because, instead of the tectonic plates just shifting, part of it actually broke. All was/is well here though, just a bit "shaken up" (hah, bad pun intended).




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