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Sat Oct 17, 2015, 05:33 PM

4. I have a lot of memories from being in that earthquake in the south bay then...

 

The power went out for a long time. Just to get money, had to dig up an old loose change collection that I hadn't taken to the bank and take quarter rolls, etc. to buy stuff then without access to cash or credit card transactions while the power was out.

Was at work and saw tons of computers all fall over and on to the floor. A whole row of book cases jutting out from a long cubicle wall collapsed on to each other. If someone had been at the end of that line of bookcases, I have no doubt they would have been killed. I held a coworker back in a hall doorway to keep him from running outside where stuff was possibly going to fall too.

What seemed ironic was the moment when the power finally came on and I could get access to cable television, the show that just came up on the television set which just happened to be tuned to a movie channel like HBO was "The Lost Boys", which was located in Santa Cruz where the earthquake was centered in, and many of the sites filmed for that movie were destroyed in this earthquake. Also, the lair for the vampires in that film was actually an old hotel destroyed along the coastline in the 1906 earthquake, and probably had some subsequent earth movement free them to wreak havoc in the film. Kinda spooky to see that come up at that moment.

Found out later my sister was working in a skyscraper in L.A. and felt it there, and an officemate was on the phone with a family member when the phone connection died and apparently she was one of the victims in the cars that got destroyed with the falling bridges in Oakland.

Later on the television news that night in that area, I saw a customer of mine who just had the first recognized baby born during the earthquake as a featured story on the local news.

I hope when the big one that is mentioned as due up here in the Northwest in the Puget Sound area isn't horrible as it might be, since I don't think many people and infrastructure up here is as ready for that as they were down in California for that and other earthquakes.

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