Re: [gardeners] OT Earthquake in Southern California

Jane Burdekin (
Sat, 16 Oct 1999 14:31:36 -0600

I'm glad you are all ok.  That was quite a rocking you got, 7.0. 
Priorities for sure, I think our garden is about gone even tho I covered
some things, judging from the 4 inches I just shoveled off the walk.  It's
good I had yesterday off and worked on the yard and garden all day.  Good
luck to all.

Jane (off to find those seed catalogs)
zone 5 Colorado

> From: Ron Hay <>
> To:
> Subject: [gardeners] OT Earthquake in Southern California
> Date: Saturday, October 16, 1999 11:48 AM
> 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.
> Ron
> Van Nuys, CA