We were right next to the train tracks but we all agreed no train had gone by. It went on for quite some time. There was no feeling of movement anywhere else. Just the ominous swinging lights. Apparently I had "eyes as big as pool balls" while sitting in my usual seat, furthest back in the corner of the shop. There are 3 stories of condominiums above us. Yikes.
Apparently it was a 6.6 magnitude earthquake a ways north of us and down our coastline. No damages or injuries anywhere as far as I know. Either it was the earthquake or we really need to lay off the caffeine.
A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred early Tuesday Nov. 17, 2009 in the Queen Charlotte Islands region (as indicated in map) off of B.C.'s central west coast, according to Earthquakes Canada.
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