I was loading the kiln yesterday. Around 1:30pm, I felt the building moving. We are facing the CSX yard, and they produce lots of ground movement, but nothing was in action. Then I realized this was earthquake. It was long one, about 30 seconds. In my experience in Japan, if it continued more than 15 seconds, it tends to become a large one. But this earthquake was just long steady horizontal shake. Ware on the shelves are all ok. Epic center of the earthquake was in Ottawa, Canada, 180 miles away, magnitude 5. We probably had Japanese scale of 2 to 3, once month or more if you are in Tokyo.
I really hate the earthquake. You have no control over the earthquake, but stay put or hide under the table. I don’t remember when, but I hid under the table in the student full of the class room, but nobody else. I was very embarrassed, of course.
Ready to fire tomorrow.