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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast yesterday, freaking everyone out, causing schools and offices to close, and causing general mayhem:
I didn't feel it, and growing up in California, it might not have even registered. Then again, the reaction (general fear, disbelief, and confusion) is about what I would expect if we received even a half inch of snow in San Diego. But maybe now people out here in Boston won't be so confused when I mention my deep-seated fear of brick buildings.
In other "disaster" related news, my computer has a fresh hard-drive, though I had to restore my data from a few weeks ago, so I lost some photos, but not much else. On the whole, it could have been a lot worse.