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Author:  Roy
E-mail:  armstead_2000@yahoo.com
Date:  1/12/2008 4:49:04 PM
Subject:  Re: Oregon Earthquake
Message:  I guess it was about ten years ago that Sylvia and I were vacationing in Xapata, Mexico. We signed up for a snorkle diving boat ride where we were told you could see for a hundred feet in ctystal clear water. The sea was pretty rough and when we entered this cove you could tell that the water wasn't as clear as we were told it would be. Regardless, we ventured off the boat and were caught in a severe undertoe that required those left on the boat to throw lines to us so they could pull us back. Being a stronger swimmer that Syl, I made it back without swallowing much water. Bless her heart, she was exausted and full of sea water by the time they got her back on board.

We later learned that there had been an earthquake about fifty miles off the coast. When we reached shore the first thing I wanted was clear water...which I found in a little adobe building at the marina...all of a sudden I looked out and there was an old pick-up truck swaying right outside the building. All of the Mexicans in that little store were running for cover while I just stook there trying to figure out what was going on. Having never been in a quake before, I was shocked at the problem I was having walking, much less running.

We got back to the hotel and our room was on the 5th floor...this happened to be the night that the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup after four overtimes...during the game we felt three more aftershocks...but there was no way I was leaving that room.

 Oregon Earthquake by Alaska Shirley at 1/9/2008 6:51:14 PM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by andrew p at 1/10/2008 1:27:29 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by gary Lake  at 1/10/2008 4:22:19 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Jonmark at 1/10/2008 5:19:56 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Joey L. at 1/10/2008 6:54:02 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Jackie at 1/10/2008 7:32:28 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Jackie at 1/10/2008 7:47:46 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Laura Shayne  at 1/10/2008 8:24:18 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by jeffD at 1/10/2008 8:36:33 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Doug at 1/10/2008 8:42:21 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Joey L. at 1/10/2008 8:45:47 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Karen R  at 1/10/2008 9:35:14 AM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Laura Shayne  at 1/10/2008 12:00:36 PM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by jeffs at 1/10/2008 1:02:38 PM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Alaska Shirley at 1/10/2008 6:21:00 PM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Joe Z at 1/10/2008 8:16:08 PM
 Re: Oregon Earthquake by Roy  at 1/12/2008 4:49:04 PM
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 Re: Vancouver Tornado?? by Karen R  at 1/10/2008 2:08:24 PM
 Re: Vancouver Tornado?? by Laura at 1/10/2008 2:12:49 PM