posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 01:36 PM
a reply to: lurksoften
Thanks! Today is the first day that I'm not on edge, last night I went to bed shaking from anxiety. The bugs and frogs were so so loud, I googled
frogs and earthquakes..not a good idea to do before bed, lol.
The police wouldn't let me drop off my garbage/broken stuff/food in the pile last night. I went off on the cop in front of the news crews and that got
their attention. So the cop said I could drop my 2 stinkin bags in the pile. 2 bags? Really? That pile of stuff in the pic I posted yesterday is all
cleared up and schools are back in session. Most stores and buisnesses are open for service again. The town seems to be getting back to normal. I'm
going to go on a bike ride downtown today and check out the progress.
Now that we have passed the 48 hour mark and haven't had a quake over 2.0 in about 24 hours, it's feeling safe again. I still have backpacks by the
door and made an earthquake kit. Being a Celiac, it was hard to find food after the quake. I lived on fruit, chips and candy for a day and a half.
I competed a Did You Feel It (DYIF)
report on the USGS site and according to them, the intensity was a 9 (IX)
IX. Damage considerable in specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage great in substantial
buildings, with partial collapse. Buildings shifted off foundations.
Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake.
Magnitude is determined by a seismograph
Intensity measures the strength of shaking produced by the earthquake at a certain location.
Intensity is determined by people, places and nature.
I guess the earthquake felt bigger because Napa is on top of sediment.
Magnitude / Intensity Comparison
My landlord hasn't even stopped by and has been promising for 2 days to come by and secure the water heater. It's basically free standing right now
and if we have another quake that puppy will get loose, water and gas will then start leaking. Hopefully he decides to stop by today, time will tell.
Napa seems to be getting back to normal, let's hope it stays that way.
Just had another baby aftershock, small one but my house shook. Release that pressure!!
edit on 27-8-2014 by Jennyfrenzy because: eta