Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Earthquake? Wha?!

My friend Anna's washing machine often makes loud noises when it's too full, so this afternoon, as we were watching One Tree Hill, we assumed that the unusual sound we hear was that. After about a millisecond, we turned to each other and freaked out. Her little sister was in the basement with us, and she said "DOOR WAY!" literally 30 times. Anna held both of us as we stood under the door frame and pretty much cried. I thought I was going to die.

Hahaha. We're amazing.

Once it was over, we ran outside to see if anybody else was freaking out. Nobody. We went to her neighbours, and she was super chill about it.

A few minutes later though, that same neighbour ran into Anna's house and was panicking because both cell phones and land lines weren't working. Cell phones didn't start working properly until about an hour afterwards.

Anyways, long story short, a 5.0 (originally dubbed a 5.7) magnitude hit pretty much all of Central Ontario - North Bay, Ottawa, Toronto, and (I know this isn't in Ontario) Montreal.

It's funny to see how we reacted when these things happen in other countries around the world every day. But I'm definitely glad I got to witness that, cause it definitely doesn't happen around here very often (and hopefully it stays that way).


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