Re: [gardeners] OT Earthquake in Southern California

Jane Burdekin (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 10:02:41 -0600

Hi Bambi,
I sure hope this new hurricane doesn't come near you all.  Yep, I shoveled
on Saturday, and now it's doing it again.  My car is in the shop and I
drove the triumph today, not a good day to drive the little car.  


At 08:10 PM 10/17/99 -0400, you wrote:
>It is very humid and warm here, Jane and I'm having trouble
>imagining anyone having to shovel snow!!
>What a difference a few miles makes!
>Of course, dodging hurricanes in Oct isn't a lot of
>fun either.  :-)
>Coastal Carolina
>>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