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Comment: 05:58 - 06:58 (01:00)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake"

Our transcription: Harry and I were in the dining room, each of us attending to our little chores there, phoning, and when we felt it, so we knew right away to go to the doorway, the traditional earthquake movement and wait for it to subside.
Well, it didn't, and then we continued on down the hallway to the front door behind me.
And we were thrown to the floor, and I ended up on the floor in another doorway when it finally stopped.
Only one person was in the house, and that was one of my tenants.
She was up that little alcove up there, that nook where the windows are.
Her roommate had just come down here to unload something from the car when it hit, and she could look up and see her roommate just kind of swaying with the house.
Meanwhile the porch is falling down, and the house slipped off the foundation, and she was screaming.
It was horrifying.

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