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Just Felt An Earthquake In California  
User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Was just sitting here at my desk when all of a sudden things started to shake, not a very bad earthquake (compared with some other ones I've felt) but sure was an interesting to watch my monitor dance for about 10 seconds or so.

According to USGS this was a 5.6 with an epicenter near Milpitas, and since I live near Monterey, CA I didn't feel the full brunt of it. Their have also been a couple 1s for aftershocks.

Any California A-netters feel anything?

USGS:
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc40204628.html
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/122-37.html


"Reading departure signs in some big airports reminds me of the places I've been"
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User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Interesting experience, hopefully Milpitas is doing OK. I've never been awake for an earthquake, but have always wanted to experience a mild, undamaging one just to see what it feels like. How severe is 5.6 when compared to other earthquakes you have experienced?

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Nothing was felt in Santa Barbara County. We are located in a location that we don't get too many compared with down south or up near you.


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Quoting KSYR (Reply 1):
How severe is 5.6 when compared to other earthquakes you have experienced?

It probably wasn't a 5.6 when it hit me, I'd say more like a 2.5-3, but thats still enough for my laptop's screen to wobble back and forth and my bed and chairs to shake a little bit, so its definatly noticeable. Seems about the same amount of shaking that I felt a year or so back when a ~6 hit around Cambria.

This is still nowhere near the shaking I vaugly remember during the Loma Prieta quake, which was much closer to me.



"Reading departure signs in some big airports reminds me of the places I've been"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Quoting KSYR (Reply 1):
hopefully Milpitas is doing OK.

I live in Milpitas....the house shook quite a bit but fortunately nothing happened.....I was quite relaxed (been in earthquakes before) my main concern was for my cat but he seems ok... Smile



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 4):
~6 hit around Cambria.

We felt that one though...



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 6):
We felt that one though...

Wasn't much damage from that one if I recall correctly.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
I live in Milpitas....the house shook quite a bit but fortunately nothing happened.....I was quite relaxed (been in earthquakes before) my main concern was for my cat but he seems ok...

Good to know you are okay, seeing as how it struck pretty close to where you live. Thankfully, all the aftershocks thus far have been small.



"Reading departure signs in some big airports reminds me of the places I've been"
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 7):
Wasn't much damage from that one if I recall correctly.

Actually I believe Paso Robles suffered moderate damage from that one. Old buildings collapsed which resulted in two deaths.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 7):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
I live in Milpitas....the house shook quite a bit but fortunately nothing happened.....I was quite relaxed (been in earthquakes before) my main concern was for my cat but he seems ok...

Good to know you are okay, seeing as how it struck pretty close to where you live. Thankfully, all the aftershocks thus far have been small.

...yah, thanks mate... Smile

It felt like a "rolling" earthquake..."back and forth" motion...I was sure some things would fall and break but the only thing which fell was my $5 dollar shaving mirror in the bathroom  biggrin 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

In Berkeley I felt nothing, but then again, my friends in a different building said it was rocking pretty good.

Epicenter:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...44259,2.224731&z=9&iwloc=addr&om=1



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User currently offlineViaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 4):
Quoting KSYR (Reply 1):
How severe is 5.6 when compared to other earthquakes you have experienced?
It probably wasn't a 5.6 when it hit me, I'd say more like a 2.5-3

A seismic event's magnitude (the amount of energy that was released) is not to be confused with its intensity (how badly you were shaken). That's why two different scales (Richter and Mercalli, respectively) are used.

Magnitude means nothing unless you also consider depth (the closer to the surface the more intense) and distance (the closer to the epicenter the more intense) from your particular location.



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User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 814 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

I didn't feel anything. But then I'm about 4 hours northeast of epicenter in Davis...or maybe I'm just dense. =T


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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting KSYR (Reply 1):
always wanted to experience a mild, undamaging one

had a very mild one at home at night a year ago. Not sensational, but you wake up and feel irritated by hearing your furniture and seeing the lamp slightly swinging. I however only the following morning realized that it WAS an earthquake.


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Since I moved out to San Francisco, this is my first earthquake I've ever experienced!

I was on the fourth floor of the First Baptist Church of San Francisco, which is at Waller & Octavia Streets. I felt the floor "rolling" underneath me.

I guess this was my initiation into San Francisco!

My home state, Indiana, seldom has earthquakes (Fort Wayne has had at least one tiny earthquake back in the 1980s, but I only read about it in the paper).

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

We felt it all the way out here in Modesto. Weird to see a quake here.

the trees and buildings shook, everyone went nuts.

My friend, a life long resident of the area, said the last time he felt this was 15 years ago.

Exciting!


User currently offlineAASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

I felt the rolling and the shaking, I thought it was something out side. So then everything in my room was shaking, so i wandered out into the hallway, and teh lights were swaying back and forth. At first, I didn't think it was a quake, but I figured out soon after.

Crazy feeling.


User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

I was driving here in San Francisco and didn't feel a thing. Oh well.

It's odd how earthquakes can occur sometimes but you don't feel them. Back in '96 while working in the BofA building in downtown SF, I was in a conference room with some friends and we just finished our lunch break so we walked out into the office to go back to work, and people who were only 10-15 feet away from the conference room at their desks asked us if we felt the earthquake that had just occurred moments before. We hadn't, even though we were just separated by a few feet.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

I felt it pretty hard here in San Francsico.
I was on the phone during the earthquake.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 13):
Since I moved out to San Francisco, this is my first earthquake I've ever experienced!

Welcome to the Pacific Coast. You are now in the Ring Of Fire!  devil 



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I also felt it in Berkeley. Things seemed to rattle a lot for about 20 seconds or so, but it really didn't seem that bad. I was surprised to discover it registered as a 5.6. I'm also relieved there were no injuries or significant damage.

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Am down in San Jose right now and just felt an aftershock, 3.7 magnitude. The earthquake last night knocked down items at the office where I work. The mail station in the mail room lost all the sorted letters and a bunch of things fell from shelves, but there was no serious damage.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1555 times:

Luckily it wasn't as bad as these two earthquakes.







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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Damn she was good.
Signed
Superfly  bigthumbsup 


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