Man tossed from bathtub during quake
Brandon Slaton was alone and home and soaking in the bathtub when the earthquake struck. Slaton just moved to Kenai, Alaska, with his wife from Arizona and had never felt an earthquake before the 7.0 magnitude temblor hit.
Slaton said the quake created a powerful bath-and-forth sloshing in the bathtub and before he knew it, he had been thrown out of the tub by the force of the waves. His 120-pound mastiff panicked and tried to run down the stairs, but the house was swaying back and forth so much that she was thrown off her feet and into a wall and tumbled to the base of the stairs.
Slaton said: “It was anarchy. There’s no pictures left on the walls, there’s no power, there’s no fish tank left. Everything that’s not tied down is broken.”
Slaton ran into his son’s room after the shaking stopped and found his fish tank shattered and the fish on the closet floor, gasping for breath. He grabbed the Betta fish and put it in another bowl.
He said the area was eerily quiet. His children, 1
1 and 16, were evacuated from school.