Re: [gardeners] OT Earthquake in Southern California

Ron Hay (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 07:49:09 -0700

Hi, Jane,

Thanks for your kind note. Nerves are still a bit frayed. Woke up in the
middle of the night last night, wondering when the other shoe would drop.
Nothing serious for us, though.

It's what my brother who lives on Long Island calls "shake and bake" weather,
quakes in 90-100 degree weather, as we are having pretty much recently, as we
are blown about by our Santa Anas.

Thanks again.


Jane Burdekin wrote:

> Ron,
> 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