During the '89 Loma Prieta earthquake, I was in front of my parents house in Gilroy, decorating for Halloween. When the ground started shaking, I immediately hit the deck. I realized I was directly under the front window of the house, which thankfully didn't shatter. I could hear everything falling out of the cabinets inside, and worried that the brick facade on the front of the house was going to fall down on me. When the whole thing was over, nearly every chimney on the block had been knocked down.
This album pretty much sounds like that earthquake.