…”fault.”  Get it?

Why does the earth quake in New England?

hazards

Seismic hazard map (source)

My #1 earthquake so far.  I was living in a nine-story apartment block in White Center, south of West Seattle.  The first thing I noticed was a crackling noise around the window; then the building rolled like a ship.  I crouched in a door frame, pounded on the floor and shouted “Stop it!”  A girl pelted down the hall in her bare feet, wailing “It’s a earfquake!”  Then everyone streamed into the parking lot.  Many people sat in their cars for hours, frightened that somehow the disaster that had struck our sister city just days earlier had now come for us.

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