Where Were YOU When the Nisqually Earthquake Hit?

February 26, 2018

It was 10:54 am on a Wednesday morning February 28th, 2001, commonly known as "The Ash Wednesday Earthquake". The Nisqually earthquake struck the Puget Sound and was felt as far away as Eastern Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. It registered 6.8  and the epicenter was in the southern Puget Sound, northeast of Olympia. 

From Wikipedia: 

This was one of several large earthquakes that occurred in the Puget sound region in the prior 52 years and caused property damage valued at between one and four billion dollars. One person died of a heart attack and several hundred were injured.

Do you remember where you were when the Nisqually earthquake hit? 

I did not live here in 2001, but I did grow up for a time in California and experienced a few smaller earthquakes. I was living in Burbank, a suburb of Los Angeles and was a junior in high school. We were at dance team rehearsal before school when the floors started to roll. I was in shock and didn't know fully what was happening. The instructor threw the table over and we hid underneath it until the shaking stopped. Then all of us were directed outside. The aftershocks continued for several hours afterwards. We found out that earthquake registered at 6.1 on the richter scale. It was much smaller than the Nisqually quake, and it was very intense. So we want to hear your stories. Have you experienced an earthquake? 

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