Thursday, December 06, 2012

earthquake, barely

There was an earthquake last night. It wasn't much of one as my first thought was that someone had hit the side of the building. Plus, it was far less rumbling than when the train goes by. However, it was distinctly an earthquake in that way everything moves that is hard to describe to people who have never been in one. My confirmation came this morning when several people mentioned it so it was obviously not the train or a building issue. Checking out the USGS site, it might have been this quake in Iran as nothing else listed remotely matches. However, that is a long way off in the eastern part of Iran, nearly in Afghanistan. It is possibly the same quake, and the timing sort of works out as well, but the distance is a bit much for me to believe we would feel something like that out here in Balkanabat.

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