Wednesday 30 December 2015

Gurly's Life | Experienced My First Earthquake

Hey Dolls

I cannot sleep anymore. I just experienced my first earthquake, 11:43 PM December 29, 2015, and it has left me shaken and my heart pounding out of my chest. This earthquake shook my house violently three times in a span of a couple of seconds. I have a chandelier in my room so it was swinging with the crystals chiming.I was laying in my bed trying to fall asleep and my bed was jolted violently making my stomach lurch. 

The worst part, my hyperactive imagination mixed in with my above average levels anxiety, brought about ridiculous conclusions as to why the walls were rattling ..... I thought a plane was crashing into my neighbourhood.....

In my defence, we do live by the YVR Airport and during the night, the number of flights increase and planes take off and land at a lower altitude then during the day. Plus, when the house started rocking, I could hear a plane taking off. I actually bolted to my window, ripped open the blinds, to peer into the dark sky. 

Thankfully, my plane crash theory was incorrect as it would have been a devastating event. But this highlights how frightened I was by the earthquake. My hands were shaking, I was gasping for air, and panic stricken. 

I am grateful that the earthquake, to my knowledge thus far, has not caused any damage or casualties. However, it was also under 45 mins ago, so details may come to light in the morning. My guess would be this earthquake was a 3 on the richter scale. It was felt strongly in Richmond and Vancouver. I am unsure if other cities in the Lower Mainland experienced it. 

Sending all my love to each and everyone of you! If you experienced this earthquake and were just as frightened by it like I was, let me know in the comments below!


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