Wednesday, May 20, 2009


So this post is a little overdue, but I felt my first and second earthquake this week in LA! The first one on Sunday night really freaked me out, I'm not going to lie about that. I was sitting at the couch with my back to our back door (which leads into a large shared yard area) and I thought at first someone was coming in our apartment! A second later I realized the entire apartment was shaking and so were we. Peter and I looked at each other a little freaked out, I was all "our first earthquake!" It was a pretty big one with a magnitude of 4.7 and the epicenter was only a few miles away from us. I can't really describe how it feels other than surreal. The earth is literally shaking around you, how strange is that!

Then, yesterday, there was another smaller earthquake in El Segundo which is near the airport. And now I'm starting to get a little freaked out.. what's with all the earthquakes?! My friend Alex thinks the big one is coming. That freaks me out.

I may have googled "how to prepare for an earthquake" yesterday because I literally do not know what to do. I learned that I should stand in a door way or under a sturdy object like a table. I think I'm going to make Peter do a drill like we used to do in elementary school. I'm also going to pick up some water gallons and canned food. The big one's coming folks, I don't know about you, but this Californian is going to be prepared.


  1. I might not remember much from those drills in grade school, but I am guessing you should NOT hide under heavy objects. Definitely doorways, and I remember something about the bathtub, but I don't know if that was for tornados or earthquakes. But please don't hide under heavy things that can fall on you.

  2. We werer rockin' and rollin' in Long Beach too. We have our emergency water and cliff bars. I think Red Cross dot com has whole list of things you should have for an earthquake.

  3. And I thought you said American Idol was the most exciting thing in your life.