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I recall, back in Silicon Valley, I was working in the optics lab one afternoon when a fairly large one hit, my first "large" one. I headed for the door, fast, and my coworkers saw my reaction and busted my chops for weeks after that. It was like BAM BA-Bam -Ba-Bam Bam, Sway Sway-Sway Sway Sway-Sway. It felt like someone was giving me a foot first pile driver or something, it kinda hurts. What was so bad is the work we did was incredibly delicate. A single lens element could cost in the 10's of thousands each, and it was very soft glass, it was more delicate than working on a Swiss watch (actually, much more delicate), so earthquakes that happen at the wrong time mean a lot of money lost unless you had lightning reflexes.
I have the tremors now, so I can no longer do that work, and boy do I miss it. But I DON'T miss the earthquakes.
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