Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We Survived...

...the great east coast quake of 2011.  I was walking down a laboratory hall when the shaking started.  Since we had construction going on close by, I thought maybe the crew had swung a backhoe shovel into the building by mistake.  A quick check showed that was wrong and that every building nearby had been shaken, too.

There were a few objects knocked off shelves, and some rust and dirt shaken out of a hood into some clean flasks that waiting for use, and will need to be re-cleaned first, but otherwise not affected.  It did postpone a conference call for a half hour.

It's one of the biggest quakes I've ever experienced (and I grew up in Southern California). 

UPDATE: Fucking amazing...

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