Earthquake antidote...Jimi Hendrix

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  1. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Almost exactly one month ago we had the biggest earthquake Salt Lake City has experienced since the 60's, 5.7 magnitude. It did some serious damage. Luckily our old wooden house seems to have taken it pretty well. There were multiple big aftershocks that same day and in the following days, but things have calmed down with only small imperceptible tremors since then.

    On Tuesday night around 9:00, I was in the back room wailing away on one of my strats to a Voodoo Chile backing track. I had both the amp and the backing track cranked right up to the threshold of home peacekeeping levels. Suddenly my wife busts in the door and says "I can't believe you didn't feel that!". We'd just had a 4.2 aftershock, the biggest in a month. I said "well this whole room was already shaking, so nah, I didn't feel it at all." She said it was VERY noticeable to her at the other end of the house, it was on the news, lots of people felt it. Cracked me up, I would've never known it even happened if she hadn't come in and told me. Jimi to the rescue!

    We had another one around 7:30 this morning that registered as a 4.21. I was standing in the dining room with a cup of coffee and I definitely heard, felt, and saw this one. Heard a rumble and the whole house started vibrating rapidly. Pictures on walls and shelves started shaking, my wife's big cpu monitor from work on her makeshift desk started rocking back and forth, went on for about 5 seconds. She and the dog were still in bed upstairs when it hit. After it stopped, they both promptly showed up downstairs.:D
     
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    RoyC Senior Stratmaster

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    You were all shook up, ar ar ar hey hey hey :whistling:
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Every time we get one
    I say, did you feel that...
    Mrs. Says...
    That's just you getting old...
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    My Mrs says it's just drunken tremors, I think she may be righto_O
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    It just depends on where you are. I'm in SE Va, not an especially seismic area. We has a 5 something maybe 10 years ago. Did some damage here but there was more north and west of u . I lived in an upstairs condo at the time

    So I was sitting at my computer when I felt the building shake. Not too unusual, lots of really low flying F 18 traffic ther . Then I realized that there weren't any aircraft up at the tim . Found out later on the news what it was. But some of my neighbors said they didnt feel anything
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    When I say to my wife ‘did you feel that?’............................
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Benny Hill response?
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yep, ‘what?’, if I remember rightly!
     
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    Well, I stand up next to a mountain
    And I chop it down with the edge of my hand...