I hadn’t been listening to the news. Not local anyway. I’ve been glued to the DNC for the last few days, thus the first I heard about an earthquake very near my home was when a friend in Ohio e-mailed to make sure I was OK. I was. I am. Though now that I’ve gone poking, I’ve discovered there have been 18 (18!) earthquakes off the coast of British Columbia over the last week. From AP:
A strong earthquake struck off Canada’s west coast early today near Vancouver Island. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.Zoiks! So now what do I do? Beyond making sure there are plenty of doorways to stand under, I mean. And we’re used to power failures. And we always have plenty of fresh water on hand. (Totally aside from the fact that we live in a rain forest, I mean.) Nothing is shaking and the house continues to stand. I guess I’ll take a deep breath and move forward. I don’t actually anticipate getting shaken off the planet any time soon.
The magnitude-6.1 quake hit at 5:37 a.m. Its epicenter was 97 miles west of Port Hardy and 293 miles west northwest of Vancouver, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It struck at a depth of 6.2 miles.