[gardeners] OT Earthquake in Southern California

Ron Hay (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 16 Oct 1999 10:48:03 -0700

Good morning, friends! I am happy to report that we escaped unscathed
from the 7.0 temblor that struck in the desert about 130ish miles east
of here. We were rudely awakened by a long (30-40 seconds) rolling
motion that caused the house to creak and groan, lamps to sway, and us
to be terrified.

Vivian and I held on to each other for dear life as our wires arced, and
the transformer on the next block to the south of us arced and sparked
in a blue blaze, followed by blackness. Our power remained off until
7:35, at which time we had to reset all the clocks and timers. God knows
when some of us need practice for time change Sunday!!!

No cracks, no broken glass, no gas leaks...and our garden wall did not
crush our precious garden. Let's hear it for priorities!

We continue to thank God for His many mercies.

Van Nuys, CA