posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 11:49 PM
In early 1968, at Las Pulgas in Camp Pendleton, I was on mess duty. It was in the middle of the afternoon and the mess deck was cleared for a sweep
down and a swabbing when all of a sudden things began to rattle and some things began to fall off shelves and, I swear, the mess deck was undulating
like ocean waves. It was very disorienting as I had never experienced such, but it was over in a very short time and there was no serious damage, but
it certainly convinced me that that was all I ever needed to know about plate tectonics.
I saw a documentary several years ago in which the host insisted that undulating ground is completely inconsistent with the physics of earthquake
dynamics, but that such reports are extant from antiquity. I think I know what I saw, but I must admit that I was just doing my best to stay on my
feet and decide just what I was to do next, so I guess my perceptions might have been somewhat impaired at the time.
[edit on 2006/3/29 by GradyPhilpott]