Re: Earthquake memories during my youth - 1957 & 1963

11/12/09 - posted by Mary-Ann

Often you hear a quake before you feel it. It has a unique sound, kind of like a quiet yet powerful rumble. Anyone else ever experience that? I heard the 1957 one coming - that's why I grabbed my one-year-old away from the kitchen window. Also one when in San Rafael - maybe the 1963 quake. I was watching the noon news, heard it, felt it and a couple of seconds later saw the reaction of the newsmen in San Francisco as it hit them. It was fairly mild, but their expressions were priceless.

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