November 21st, 2006 – by: Higton
The office, pre-wobble
It would seem I have been involved in an earthquake. Now, at the moment, I live in the offices where I work. I don´t mean I have a mattress under my desk, just that they have a dorm in the attic for volunteers. I sleep on a shelf. Where the angle of the roof begins to meet the wall, they have built protubing flat, bed-shaped shelves. It is quite comfy.
Anyway, this is incidental to the story. At 6.30 pm, my shelf shook violently from side to side for about 2 seconds, I thought someone was trying to wake me. Do you know when you shake a box of matches, the insides have that particular motion as they hit opposite sides of the matchbox. That´s what being in a minor earth tremor is like. It´s kind of cool. The boss man seems to think that if it was local, it was about a 5.5. Not like the 7.5 one in 1991 that knocked stuff down all over the place. Travel to the Caribbean coast was curtailed for two years after that tiger.