Today a bizarre and rare wrath of nature was brought upon Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding areas including parts of the united states. You can read about it on CTVs webiste.
We felt it here, the house shook violently and it felt as if it was going to collapse. I wasn’t sure at first if it was an actual earthquake or if one of those big construction trucks outside had hit the house. Twitter quickly answered my question when five minutes after it occurred my feed contained alot of “Earthquake” tweets from Ottawa and beyond.
It wasn’t massive although it did hit certain areas hard and caused minimal damage, but when does Canada have earthquakes? The last one I remember was as a child, maybe 1984. It too was breif.
I can admit for a second I was scared not really knowing if I should grab my boy and race out of the possibly collapsing house or not. Everyone is fine, no serious injuries although I did suffer phone withdrawl for about an hour. Apparently fido services in the area got messed up after the earthquake.
All is well and back to normal but it leaves you wondering why an event such as an earthquake would happen in areas that normally don’t experience them. Maybe I watch too many Hollywood decorated movies about the end of the world but yet when things like this earthquake and the bizarre tornados not long ago happen, you get thinking. I’m just sayin’…
Until next time – keep dreaming.