Hi: How was the
quake? all circuits busy .. can't call up there
BARDSQUILL: right under my butt, was pretty scary
FRIEND: how big?
BARDSQUILL: saying 6.2, but dunno, was STRONG!
FRIEND: wow, I didn't hear it was THAT big... wow. saw on CNN people were running out of buildings
FRIEND: I tried calling Lee Chin... and all circuits busy
BARDSQUILL: hope it ain't a precursor
FRIEND: no kidding.
BARDSQUILL: things shook hard for about a minute, then the ground rocked back and forth for long time.
FRIEND: wow ... we had one in San Jose a couple days ago, but was only a 4.9
BARDSQUILL: felt like a 7.0 to me, USGS often under reports
FRIEND: yes ... I wouldn't know how to tell how big it is... never felt one yet
FRIEND: news is saying 6.2 still
BARDSQUILL: felt like puny lil bug
FRIEND: sorry I missed it... any local reports of damage?
BARDSQUILL: seeing scattered damage on tv
FRIEND: I would think so ... hope nobody hurt
FRIEND: sounds like it would have been right under Lee Chin. wow... TV is showing an auditorium with pandemonium inside
FRIEND: wow, saying they felt it as far east as Salt Lake City
BARDSQUILL: 28Feb2001 18:54:31.0 47.0N 124.0W 10 mb=6.7 A*LED NEAR COAST OF WASHINGTON 1918
FRIEND: 6.7? incredible
FRIEND: can't get through to the washington/oregon seismo
FRIEND: what time was teh quake? not showing on the list yet
FRIEND: never mind... this list is just CA
FRIEND: Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network - Recent Event Catalog shows other Seattle area quakes recently also
BARDSQUILL: Seismologist at U of Wa saying 7.0
FRIEND: cripes ... getting bigger
FRIEND: showing one 18.2 km NE of Olympia 4.7 ... was there more than one quake?
FRIEND: MOST RECENT NOTABLE EARTHQUAKE
FRIEND: also one last night near Lake Chelan
FRIEND: that was a 3.2
BARDSQUILL: wondering about Mt. Rainier
FRIEND: I hope the schools in the valley are ready to evacuate at a moments notice. I heard that they were
BARDSQUILL: checked Brian's school
BARDSQUILL: getting injury reports now
FRIEND: what are they saying?
BARDSQUILL: Harbor View Hospital had damage
FRIEND: oh oh
FRIEND: going to try calling Lee again... hang on
FRIEND: nope. all circuits busy
BARDSQUILL: sure is hard to get into earthquake sites
FRIEND: yes, can't get into UW at all