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  • So Cal Earthquake- Everyone Alright?

    Wow! That was a big one! Everyone alright?

  • #2
    Did it just happen a few minutes ago? I felt a little rumbling. Was it big up there?

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    • #3
      First quake in quite a while that involved actually objects falling from shelves.

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      • #4
        Faster than the news can even report it!

        Looks like it was pretty big: http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm

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        • #5
          I was out on my back patio chit chatting with a glass of wine... felt the rolling and was thinking- earthquake or wine related?

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          • #6
            Yup, I had some stuff fall over and a few things fall off shelves. I was outside at the time which was interesting. It was one of the earthquakes where there is a hard jolt followed by shaking. I am probably 3-4 miles from the epicenter.

            Between this and the military aircraft fly-overs during the parade yesterday, my cat is really paranoid.
            The Evil Chem Prof

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            • #7
              I didn't feel a thing. Granted, I'm some ways north of L.A. but I've still felt some big ones.
              "My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well." -- Revan

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              • #8
                I felt it down here in Palm Springs. I kind of swayed back and forth. Nobody else in my house felt it but me. Both me and my computer screen swayed. They are calling it a 5.0.
                ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
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                • #9
                  We're just north of Burbank... Just a gentle roll for about 30 seconds up here.
                  Seb
                  Aca-Believe it!!

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                  • #10
                    DGRH and I were on the phone about the Special Horses.org contest when it happened. She may be deaf now, since there was much loud blasphemy, and then Wattie called - so, all in all a very COTH-related quake! Peggy, I can't even begin to think what it was like with the epicenter practically under your backside.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by twofatponies View Post
                      Faster than the news can even report it!

                      Looks like it was pretty big: http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm
                      It wasn't that big. After experiencing Northridge in '94, nothing is THAT big!

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                      • #12
                        Seb, that is what I felt down here is the PS.
                        ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
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                        • #13
                          Didn't feel as bad as the Chino Hills one last summer (I was in Chino Hills for that one; are these things following me around?). I gave up trying to stand up during that one and sat down in the dirt.

                          This time I was b/w the garage and house walls and put out a hand to brace myself. It was short enough in duration that I was pretty sure it wasn't a really bad earthquake with the epicenter distant from me.

                          You know you have been living in Southern California too long when you a-time the earthquakes and b-guesstimate the intensity pretty accurately (I had it pegged as 5-5.2).
                          The Evil Chem Prof

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                          • #14
                            It was just downgraded to a 4.7. Certainly not like that rude morning in June '92, when Mother Nature threw us the Big Bear earthquake in case we hadn't felt Landers a few hours before. Or was it Landers after Big Bear?

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                            • #15
                              LOL, well, I have only been here for 2 years and I have gotten pretty good and gauging the strength by duration too, but mostly, I think, because I am oddly fascinated by them.
                              ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
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                              • #16
                                Sound of thunder, then a strong jolt and lots of rocking. Water sloshing around in the pool.

                                Only thing that was broken was a porcelain horse that toppled off a shelf and broke a leg.

                                No reports from the stable, but I've been in a similar barn in a similar earthquake before and it was no trouble. This jolt was probably strong enough to startle the horses, though.
                                --o0o--

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by HorsRdr477 View Post
                                  It wasn't that big. After experiencing Northridge in '94, nothing is THAT big!


                                  Yup, THAT was a rude awakening... And, my poor parents were a mile and a half from the epicenter in that one. They estimated that the ground flexed a full 12 feet up and down.

                                  It was QUITE a mess my sisters and I cleaned up two days later...

                                  '92 was mostly annoying for me... But, 1971...that was an "E" ticket.
                                  Seb
                                  Aca-Believe it!!

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                                    #18
                                    As a non-native Californian, any movement of the earth is cause for alarm! I've been through it all- tornados, a hurricane, tropical storm, nor-easters, and don't think I will ever get used to the ground shaking! My hands are still unsteady, and now they are saying it wasn't even a "big one".

                                    Guess I can figure out why the pony was acting strange today, should have taken note!

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                                    • #19
                                      Give me tornadoes, hurricanes, etc....at least I can see them coming!! (grew up on a fault and HATE earthquakes!)

                                      My aunt called and said it was 20-30 seconds, started kind of slow, stopped for a second, then jolted back to life. Hate it!

                                      Here's the shake map (I get the shake mails from Berkley):

                                      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...intensity.html

                                      Oh, she also said no damage, just some things tossed to the floor.
                                      "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by mypaintwattie View Post
                                        As a non-native Californian, any movement of the earth is cause for alarm! I've been through it all- tornados, a hurricane, tropical storm, nor-easters, and don't think I will ever get used to the ground shaking! My hands are still unsteady, and now they are saying it wasn't even a "big one".

                                        Guess I can figure out why the pony was acting strange today, should have taken note!
                                        I got your back on that. I am non-native as well, and though EQs don't scare me, the feeling of the earth shaking under me is a rather...precarious feeling to me. They used to scare me, now I am more fascinated than anything. I have to say that tornadoes and REALLY strong hurricanes scare me much worse!
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