RE: Seattle Earthquake

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Bellevue/Redmond area went for a ride, but no damage from my
perspective. No land line interruption and T1 service stayed solid
into the Westin. My sprint PCS service was getting fast busy dialing
out to a land line, but wireless web browsing still worked fine. I
had fully working cell service back by 12:30PM. As of 1:50PM, all
service seems to be normal. Our service providers phones are
currently non-op however, but no outages noticed so far.

Reports I've seen so far are saying that this was not the big quake
predicted for this area, so I'm wondering what effects this quake
will have on the one building.

Matthew Schlegel
Network Engineer
Crossgain Corporation

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Okay, so what I have gathered from CNN and others as well as this list
and conversations with friends (not that I'm in the area, but just to
summarize for the sake of interest) is that

Major routes, such as I95 over Mercer Island are open and operating

SEATAC is still closed

Trains are not running pending BNSF track inspection

minor damage to buildings particularly in the older section of town

westin building (and downtown generally) seems to have been undamage
although taller buildings in downtown have been evacuated pending
inspection

AT&T Sprint are reporting some network disruptions in the area

Localized cable failures affecting few customers

trunk lines overloaded due to people frantically calling relatives

19 injuries attributable to this event with 4 serious

0 deaths reported as of yet

17,000 customers without power

depth was such that predictions are that it is unlikely an aftershock
would be felt

Governor will be holding a press conference soon to report on what
has been discovered up to the present time

So, generally, it was a hell of a ride but everyone came through it
okay.

I5, you mean?

I95 is on the other coast.

Nope, I-90 crosses Mercer Island and is East-West towards Boston.
I-5 is North-South and runs through downtown Seattle.

Regards,

Chris

Yeah, I would think major highways on the East Coast wouldn't be affected
by earthquakes on the West Coast. :slight_smile:

Major routes, such as I95 over Mercer Island are open and operating

I5, you mean?

Nope, I-90 crosses Mercer Island and is East-West towards Boston.
I-5 is North-South and runs through downtown Seattle.

and i95 is where they meet. locals know it as the additive interchange.
we tried a multiplicative interchange, but the packet loss was too great
due to the limited size of the signs.

randy

Randy Bush wrote:

> Nope, I-90 crosses Mercer Island and is East-West towards Boston.
> I-5 is North-South and runs through downtown Seattle.

and i95 is where they meet. locals know it as the additive interchange.
we tried a multiplicative interchange, but the packet loss was too great
due to the limited size of the signs.

I dunno, "I-450" would fit on a highway sign just fine.... or "Exit 450"...

Depends whether it's a dot product or a cross product. Those usually
end up involving trigonometry - and you *never* get 'sin(anything)' to fit
on a small sign. :wink:

Room can always be found for sin.