I Survived A Violent And Fatal Earthquake

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    In The Epicenter

    Northridge 6.8 January 17th 1994 Los Angeles CaliforniaWhoa!  4:31 am..I was jolted out of bed, power already out and only way out was to step on broken glass and trip over broken rubble, my son and I got into the duck cover and hold mode under the door-well! I was in the...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    Sylmar, California, February 9, 1971, 6:00:40 Am

    I was living just a few miles from the epicenter of the earthquake that struck the San Fernando Valley, California, on February 9, 1971, at 6:01 am. The quake shook me awake with a sharp jolt, and I thought for sure someone had dropped the atom bomb on Los Angeles or that it was...
    AquarianMime AquarianMime
    56-60, M
    Dec 26, 2012

    I Ran Screaming, Like A Coward.

    Death had a field day where I was. Those nasty, tearing, rusty, burning teeth were at work in our city, my city. I booted the door open. I heard that all were accounted for. I was told I could leave and leave I did, screaming, screaming, screaming- screaming silently (just a...
    kriemhild85 kriemhild85
    Oct 17, 2013

    How Most Of Us Survived The Earthquake.

    The picture books I read as a child often talked about the hero Maui. In those illustrations, the great earth mother was always represented as the shape of rolling hills and mountains. Forever afterwards I've always seen her shape as I look around me at the evidence of a great...
    kriemhild85 kriemhild85
    Oct 16, 2013

    Nature has it's own way of showing its rage.

    It's a miracle when you survive that rage. You thank the graces of nature yet you curse it at the same time. But that is all you can do. Because when nature snaps, no "God" helps you, no place shelters you and you can hide no where. Obviously I never thought I'd be able to...
    Shayala Shayala
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2015

    Changed My Life Forever!

       (this story is no exaggeration whatsoever)My community.....JAN 17th 1994 4:31am Northridge Quake - We were in this epicenter. I am still recovering almost 20 years after! If you were there it was A LOT worse than this photos and videos show...A Lot worse, words and...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    19 Years Ago Today

    My old neighborhood, 19 years ago today
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

    Christchurch, New Zealand.

    4 September 2010, a 7.1 magnitude quake struck near the city, unleashing a long sequence of earthquake aftershocks including the 22 February 2011 6.3 magnitude quake that occurred right under the city causing widespread damage and destruction as well as multiple fatalities. The...
    NZArmano NZArmano
    36-40, F
    Sep 29, 2014
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