What were you doing when the earthquake struck?
There I was stretching my hand into a cabinet containing Ramein Noodles when suddenly the cabinet started to move in a swaying motion and I found myself asking "why is the cabinet shaking?" I then thought It was a large vehicle passing but then I realized it was an earthquake.
I knew what it was (yes it did take me a second) since I had experienced an earthquake before. Who can remember the one in 1988? In the late hours one night in 1988 all were asleep except for those of us who were gaming junkies having a hit on our Nintendo (yes I'm old) crack pipe one last time before bed.
I remember three large boxes stack one on top of the other started to rock, but back then I wasn't thinking earthquake I was thinking more like Poltergeist.
Anyway, the part that got to me yesterday was when the two storied full concrete building I was standing in (my home) started to gently sway from side to side with me standing on the veranda watching my neighbors move from the right to the left.
So thats my experience, what was yours?
For those who live under a rock:
On November 29th. there was an earthquake off the northern cost of Martinique. On November 29th. there was an earthquake off the northern cost of Martinique. The quake's epicentre was 40km from Fort-de-France, Martinique. The effects of the quake were felt as far away as South America.
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