The earthquake report from a taciturn, low-key Scandinavian.


I emailed #1 Son in NYC to see if he felt the earthquake. His reply:

Yeah, we were on the eighth floor of the pediatrics building, and it started swaying back and forth. We all thought of terrorist attacks or some structural problem in the building before we thought of earthquakes. We were in a session where medical students present cases to a friendly attending, and the attending we were with was this very practical (though also very smart) "I'm a mom" sort of pediatrician, and then we just went on with it. But my first year friend told me they were doing CPR training and all had to evacuate the building for no reason, so yeah, Sinai did do its panic routine.

And there you have it.

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0 Responses to The earthquake report from a taciturn, low-key Scandinavian.

  1. bullwinkle says:

    Yes. There was more confusion over whether or not it was an earthquake, (and what would be the appropriate course of action) than chaos caused by the actual earthquake.
    But that’s not a bad thing

  2. soxanne says:

    I heard there were a lot of jokes between East and West coast folks – like photos of tipped over yogurt cups with the caption, “We will rebuild!”
    Glad the Boy is safe and well.

  3. Carrie#K says:

    My SIL wrote it up for her paper in SW PA. It’s too funny that everyone has the same reaction. A flat tire. A truck slamming into the building. A terrorist attack. Ohhhhh. Only an earthquake. đŸ™‚

  4. Sheepish Annie says:

    It was like the opening act for the hurricane. Mother Nature just wanted to see if we were on our toes along the eastern seaboard! Actually, I barely noticed it up this way. Just the recliner rocking independently and even that might not have been the actual quake. Could’ve been a gi-normous jumping kitty, a much more fearsome thing!

  5. We had a bit of a tremor here too.

  6. Jocelyn says:

    I thought the newspaper headline was pretty low-key, as well! Knock cement that your lad will continue to be safe, wherever he is, always.

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