Two earthquakes in one day

Posted: April 5, 2014 in Foreign residency, Life
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This morning around 6am, there was a small shake that lasted about 30 seconds. I tried to look up the seismic record for it but could not find anything. It was weak but it did wake me up with the sounds of things shaking around.

Then, just now, shortly before midnight, things shook quite a bit, apparently from a 5.4 magnitude quake that hit near Valparaiso. Still nothing fell off the shelves and it was a more vertical bouncing, but I could hear it coming which was kind of creepy. As I type this I am still feeling little “waterbed” movements as things settle down.

Earthquake season is open in Chile!

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Comments
  1. California Couple Bob says:

    Okay, hearing it coming is pretty creepy… A ground floor bonus?

    I slept through the first one, but we both definitely felt the second one up on the fifth floor. It was a bit shaky but nothing fell, though it did go on for a kind of a while. Maybe that was building swaying back and forth? I was all ready to dive under the dining room table, then it stopped. Like being back in California.

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