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Earthquake? [Sep. 10th, 2008|03:06 pm]
susan smitten

Either somebody just shook our apartment around, or that was an earthquake.


A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran near Bandar Abbas, site of a major Iranian oil refinery, the US Geological Service said.

The quake hit at 1100 GMT about 53 km west-southwest of Bandar Abbas at a depth of 55 km, the US agency said.

There were no immediate reports on damage, but residents in the United Arab Emirates, across the Gulf from Iran, reported feeling a slight tremor.


[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2008-09-10 01:17 pm (UTC)
Scary. How long did it last for?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-10 01:59 pm (UTC)
I think 20 seconds, at least. I realized I was shaking, paused and kept still, felt I was still shaking, then noticed the fish tank water. Then I asked Don if he could feel it, and he paused, then I said to look at the fish tank, and we sat there wobbling, going "This is an earthquake." "Really?" "Yes." And then it stopped. So it was for a while.

I felt 3 earthquakes in Japan (Don has felt more, being from California), and those were all "WHOA, IT'S AN EARTHQUAKE!" earthquakes. This was the first time I had to check whether it was just me.
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