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Old 04-21-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Ok, I was in the Louisville area last week in the Safari as the recent earthquake in the area hit.

Being my first real earthquake exp, I have to say, the Safari seemed to take it in stride.

I was with my brother on this trip and after a few pops the night before.

Naturally, after a few pops the night before, I was waken by the Airstream shaking left to right (or right to left) and I yelled out to my bro,

"hey cut the crap man, I'm tryin' to get some sleep" I said being just taken out of some good REM sleep.

He came back saying, "It's not me doing this!". I said "yea right, cut it out!" Which he came back saying, "no man, I am serious, it's not me."

So keeping in mind I just woke up to this, I am thinking that I may have driven the tractor over some civil war graves that are not very visable on the property and begin to think, maybe I ticked off the spirits. Earthquake? Here? Can't be.

In the end, it was an interesting exp, and to have my first in an Airstream, well, made it that much more interesting.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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Well, come on out our way. We'll treat you to the occasional roller. Not usually too much damage

We had a 6.0 a couple of years ago which did a lot of damage.
A guy I know was driving at the time and thought he had blown a couple of tires. His mom was riding with him and told him to "knock that off", thinking he was doing it on purpose. It is apparently quite a ride if you are on the freeway during one of these. We had a lot of folks pulling over checking the tires.

Glad yours wasn't too serious.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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I have been full-timing in Raymond, IL as I do my pre-deployment stuff in Springfield at Camp Lincoln. I was awoken by that quake at around 4:36 AM and thought someone was trying to hitch my trailer up to steal it. Nothing really displaced in the trailer and the stabilizers held just fine. Weird experience, but glad nothing bad happened to the Ambassador.

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Old 04-21-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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During 1982-3 we were in the Coalinga, California earthquake. 6.5 (It is adjacent to the San Andreas fault) we were in our (then) vintage 1952 trailer.(Not A/S) Most of the buildings built before 1940 went down in the quake, all of the water lines/sewer lines/ gas lines had to be shut off. Stuff was a mess. However, in the trailer a few things fell off of little shelves I had, the refrigerator door opened and I lost a egg on the floor... thankfully the beer didn't fall out! We did well. Had water, had cold beer. Life wasn't so bad.

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Old 04-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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All a lot of folks forget that the New Madrid fault line makes the San Andreas fault appear as a little cub scout.
The Mississippi Valley-"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"

Here in the northeast we have the Ramapo fault line near the NY NJ border. I live on Long Island and we felt the shaking a few times.
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