Life At Point C

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The Earthquake

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A few weeks ago, as I was lying in bed, enjoying a show before I fell asleep, I felt my bed move a little bit.  My first inclination was that it was the house cat (Diana) jumping on my bed.  However, my bed kept shaking and it soon felt as if someone was at the bottom of it pulling it back and forth.  For those who have experienced earthquakes before I’ve no doubt that this would have been easily identifiable as such, but seeing as I have never actually experienced one before, and therefore don’t know what to expect, I was just a little thrown off guard by it.  I eventually realized that it had been an earthquake that I had just felt and decided to check online just to be sure.  As I searched, my suspicion was verified and I found that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the neighboring country of
Kazakhstan, and Karakol, only 66 miles away from the epicenter, felt some of its effects.  I’m glad that I can now say I’ve experienced an earthquake, and fortunately there was relatively little damage done and no deaths in the incident.

Location of earthquake

Location of earthquake

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