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March 2012

Homes & Lodging

I Felt the Earth Move Under My Feet

By Linda C. Conklin, C.P.G.

Linda C. Conklin is a retired hydrogeologist and a certified professional geologist who moved to Lakeside in 2002. Her career primarily focused on environmental geology, with extensive use of geophysics to determine what lies underground.

At 8:05 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2003, the cat started desperately clawing until he opened the door to the bedroom where I lay on the bed reading a book. I looked up, and saw him crouching with his back hunched and ears laid back, staring at me. At 8:06 pm, the bed started gently rocking, and the chandeliers began to swing.

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