Destructive 6.5 Earthquake
Hit's Paso Robles, California
12/22/03 @ 11:16 A.M.
|The pictures below
were taken between 1:21 P.M. and 1:48 P.M. the day the quake hit.
Unknown to me at the time, two women were killed by falling rubble.
Our prayers go out to the two women's family.
The Historic Clock Tower collapsed which was
the CCD's start and finish area.
The earthquake raised the city of Paso
Robles one to two feet which affects the rides' elevation.
Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived the day after
to assess the damage to buildings and offered any assistance the city may
need to repair the damage.
|I was at work when
this quake hit and I've got to say, living in California since 1963, this was
the largest quake I've ever felt. It was very frightening not knowing
if my family was okay. Power was out and phones were out. I had
two cell phones which neither of them worked. After about 20 -
30 frantic minutes, I successfully contacted my family.
In my option, there were no Atheist in Paso
Robles that day. Everyone I talked to said the first words out of
their mouths were, "Oh My God!" (including myself).