Before I came to San Francisco I was worried about this little Earthquake problem they have over here.

After 6 months of living here and not experiencing one I’ve kind of gotten blasé about them… til today.

At approx 2.41pm on 20th October I experienced my first Earthquake!  And, oh boy, did it scare the sh*t out of me.

From out of nowhere my furniture and whole house seemed to rock to one side and back then, in the blink of an eye and before I’d fully realized what was happening it was all over.

At 4.0 on the Richter scale this was only a BabyQuake apparently.

Now I too, live in fear of the `Big One` like millions of other Californians.

Update: At 8.16pm I’ve just experienced a 2nd bigger quake of 4.2.  These quakes are just like buses – you wait 6 months then 2 come along at once!

SF Chronicle article on today’s quake

Earthquake monitoring site 

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