Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sign on San Diego Earthquake 2010

Magnitude 5.7 Quake Strikes Southern California

But — amazing to say — I shrugged on this one. Because this was my fifth earthquake experience. The most traumatic was an 8.2 or 8.4 aftershock in Mexico City in 1955, after yours truly and several other reporters were put on planes ASAP to cover the Mexico City earthquake. And then there were several smaller ones in Southern CA.

Many of us in California simply accept this is something we have to live with.

And maybe one day, die from.

But look at it this way: tonight I had roll, without the rock..

UPDATE: According to the website Daily Pitch, the earthquake interrupted the Padres-Blue Jay game:

The Toronto Blue Jays stood on the field. Nobody moved. They heard about these things, but most had never experienced anything like it.

Yes, it was an earthquake.

The San Diego Padres-Blue Jays game stopped for about 45 seconds in the eighth inning when an earthquake rocked Petco Park. The crowd of 16,542 cheered when they realized what it was.

It was measured at 5. 9 on the richter scale.

Blue Jays reliever Scott Downs, who had just retired David Eckstein, stood on the mound as stadium began shaking. Chase Headley, the next batter, stayed out of the batter’s box for a few seconds. The public address announced asked that everyone remain calm.

Source http://live.iencyclopedia.org/2010/06/sign-on-san-diego-earthquake-2010.html

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