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I think I -- what they up person who actually lived through the most recent efforts this story quite right out of that's right it doesn't want delta producer with the Fox News Channel was inside the courthouse here in Manhattan.
Which like several of the buildings on -- been evacuated.
When the earthquake that you're waiting for these -- -- press conference regarding the Dominique Strauss -- story.
I described on the fourth floor gives survived earthquakes in California before -- you.
Thank you at first we thought it was a bomb the press conference just started it was just getting under way it was amazing that it struck just at the time it dead.
And we are all bewildered we we we felt that first because the initial shaking was so strong.
We thought it might be a bomb downstairs so everybody was sort grabbing their bags thinking there have been a terror attack.
And then as it kept on going and -- upstairs we knew that this was something different.
And some of us were shouting out that's an earthquake we should get out here.
And that's where it all began.
The both of us have lived through different earthquakes and I've been in buildings it seems the higher up you get the more shake you get.
You survived the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco.
Did you immediately flashed that when you realize this is earthquake yeah I had a flashback of that and I was also down.
-- in Chile.
For the aftershocks of the Chile earthquake to I mean you really know what you know the sensation you know what from having experienced until -- experience that.
It it it's something that you really can't relate to but it's such a visceral thing at it it -- it to the core.
Where people inside when that building started to shake emanate -- this is an earthquake.
Was there a sense of calm -- they know immediately let's get out of the building or it's gonna have to come around -- folks get out.
One of the amazing things -- was that the guards even though these are New Yorkers I don't know.
What their experiences are that they understood that this was a situation in which they had to get people out of the room.
So after the thing had been shaking for a you know it it shook -- probably a good ten seconds there was a slight lull and then -- again.
Just before that second -- the guards were saying let's get out of here let's get people out here and and everybody it was in a panic.
But definitely people wanted to get out of that room where the briefing was taking place and get downstairs because we -- up there and you don't know what's gonna have.
I've noticed I just got to point out that they're asking people to now move away from the building.
You know they do this in other cities after -- that sometimes expect.
After shocks and after -- sometimes can be pretty strong you actually were telling me you think there's going to be some aftershocks given your experience.
Well what I felt that there and I've been in stronger quakes myself as you have from the Japan experience.
It was strong enough I felt there was something between a four -- a five when I was up there I thought closer to up for.
And I sense that the epicenter was in here but there's a fall and when there's a -- when you have that type a serious shake.
There's gotta be some sort of realignment and adjustment that has to happen on the Earth's crust and it's it is -- in.
New York you don't think about earthquakes the way they do perhaps in California but we have earthquakes in New York that I was mentioning earlier.
There's an earthquake got that I recall almost thirty years ago in upstate New York what a lot of people up early in the morning people talk about -- the midwest to the country the new metric fault line.
There you know we that was a 200 years ago.
It's -- there was a major earthquake in the United States so they don't always think of the East Coast perhaps is being earthquake from what we have them here on these cuts.
That's exactly right -- and the earthquakes can feel different each time depending on how the the plates slide together so this is the type -- one that isn't a massive.
Bank you know what the upholding of one part of the prospect -- the other.
Thank you really you know end up with the heavy duty you know casualties and broken buildings and that's a big but it is powerful.
And the Earth's crust is obviously had to do some sort of shift here and it's gonna have to fix itself in whatever way god wants -- depicts itself.
And then there's the other issue that you brought up -- we are so close to the September 11 I don't wanna use the word anniversary but it'll be ten years.
Since that tragedy and you even mentioned the first thought you had was terrorist attack not earthquake.
At first of all.
I think that the New York have been living here for a long time now.
And you grow accustomed to not having earthquakes when you live in a place like California you're -- used to that you know where your table is to get under our.
The door way to get under -- how to get out of the building and evacuate.
You don't really think about these things but since the terrorist attacks at least sort of in the back remind we know that if there is a bomber so they got to get out of the building.
The first thing that came to mind that at.
An earthquake just seem preposterous.
I also think -- that up five point nine at least down in Virginia I think that's what they're reporting is where this is the epicenter.
Even up in a place like New York when you get the -- we just felt.
-- -- -- -- take the gas lines don't they -- busiest city that relies so much on natural gas and then I'll tell people if you smell gas get away that kind of thing.
That's right when I was in the San Francisco earthquake in 1989.
You had gas -- Bursting and planes and you know that was a very powerful it right that was a totally different experience.
From this one but yes you're actually right even with this type of magnitude.
You can have some sort of -- -- and and and you can end up with damage so it's very good that they.
At the common sense to get us out of the building I hope elsewhere you know people gotten out of buildings and everybody's -- So as I wrap this up and get rated drawbacks -- I can tell you have just felt the subway go -- -- at least the subways are running.
In Manhattan and most likely running on time which would be.
Well I don't -- a rare occurrence but they're running -- of what it meant Adam I'll bet you when you felt that subway -- just now in the back your -- -- in the back in my mind I was thinking I wonder if that's an earthquake -- that that subway in my mind was more a sense of good I -- get home this evening there there is a subway but they're putting -- look at this.
They're putting up the police tape right now.
Not -- sure exactly why I guess they don't want people gone back into the building any last thoughts on the front back to our anchors.
I think we all have to just be very cautious now because we obviously live on an earthquake zone here in the East Coast and it's it's not a light matter that was a -- -- -- -- -- Jonathan -- thank you very much just give you an idea this -- five point nine in Virginia.
The earthquake that -- band was far greater than that last spring but the aftershocks.
Ranged in the five point three range up to six point eight at one point desirable so the United States is just had what would appear to be a pretty significant earthquake.
Back to you.
Thanks a lot Adam I get it's a it's your money over here Jonathan talk about.
This first thoughts and you know -- worst case scenario.
Talent kind of kind of worrisome that we're still -- fragile as the country of course is kind of mutual that that would happen here on the East Coast particularly the timing of it.
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