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A Kansas Earthquake (Or….Mother Nature Supports my NaBloPoMo Efforts)

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Mother Nature loves me.  Just when I was struggling to keep my eyes open and wasn’t sure what to post … she provides my very first earthquake ever.  Right here in little ol’ Lawrence!

Turns out the epicenter was near Sparks, OK and is currently rated at 5.6 … the strongest ever for this part of Oklahoma and people on Twitter (my valuable little resource) are reporting feeling it all the way from Dallas, TX up to Kansas City, MO.

It wasn’t very strong here, obviously…lots of folks didn’t feel it.  My bed was trembling…I thought our lab (110lb beastie) was laying up against the bed and scratching (which is a common earth-moving event around here)… but she was nowhere to be found.  Then I noticed my blinds swaying…fixtures in the bathroom were vibrating and the deck chairs on the porch attached to my bedroom were “dancing” … vibrating around.

This all lasted about 30 seconds and while not scary….was very interesting.

Even more interesting?  I turned straight to Twitter when it occurred to me that it was indeed an earthquake….and I got confirmation faster than my husband could find anything on the news. This is the same experience I’ve had time and again in bad weather: tornadoes, snow storms and hail storms… reinforcing my belief that social media is not just a pleasant pass time or a useful tool for marketing … but actually an important tool.

That is all.

Follow this link to read a little more information about the earthquake and see the updated map above.  If you felt it…click on the “Tell Us If You Felt It” link and fill out the questionnaire, it helps them gather data on occurrences like this.


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Bras Across the Kaw

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More than 1,000 bras will be strung across the North Lawrence river bridge over the Kansas River Friday, October 15 starting at 2:00 p.m.  92.9 The Bull and 1320 KLWN Radio host Chris Merrill’s Bras Across the Kaw awareness campaign, now in its third year, hopes to honor those who have lost the battle with breast cancer, give hope to those still fighting, and encourage early detection for those who may not know they have the disease.  Many bras have personal messages written on them honoring or remembering a loved one.

Staff from KLWN 1320 AM, Lazer 105.9, 92.9 The Bull and Health Care Access Clinic will be on the bridge assembling the bras all afternoon.  The completion time is estimated to be 5:30 p.m. and the bras will remain on display until October 25.  Additional sponsors of the event include Plato’s Closet and Mango Tan.

Last year- an entire strand on one side of the river- about 500 bras- were stolen a few days before the display was to come down.  The culprits were never found.

Join the “Bras Across the Kaw” Facebook Event for more information!

*Press release prepared by Great Plains Media – Lawrence

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