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Just Felt An Earthquake!  
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

It felt like about a 4.2 or so. I just got of the phone with Superfly who was out partying with Ctbarnes   tonight in SFO.
So It's not him, this time.

Some knucklehead had to IM me this:

"747438 2008-03-09 01:34:54
Earthquake ? Sure it's not the beer ?


Well, at first I wasn't sure. We were listening to "Built to Spill" pretty loud and thought it was the sub woofer.
It was strong enough to overpower 100 watts.  
and THEN the beer!

[Edited 2008-03-09 01:43:40]

[Edited 2008-03-09 01:49:37]


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
21 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

It might help if you let us know where in California that might be. Does beer prevent knowing where you live?

User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1273 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 1):
It might help if you let us know where in California that might be. Does beer prevent knowing where you live?

I know where I live. I'm right here.

Cuca-freakin-monga!

That's really no joke. I'm in the Alta Loma area of Rancho Cucamonga.

As I was typing this reply, another small "bump".  eek 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Did the Earth move for you too ?

 Smile


User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 837 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1270 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Thread starter):
Some knucklehead had to IM me this:

"747438 2008-03-09 01:34:54
Earthquake ? Sure it's not the beer ?

 Big grin


User currently offlineTuffgong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

oops sorry, I was doing some push ups.


Meet you at the Ol' Yacht club for a pint.
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6148 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1245 times:
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About 23 years ago, I experienced an 8.2 one at MEX. The next day we had an 7.8 aftershock. I remember never being scared like that in my entire life. Nature can be a bitch, sometimes.


MGGS
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I'm wondering if we had a small one this afternoon. The house felt like it was swaying gently.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1236 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
The house felt like it was swaying gently.

More likely due to shoddy New Zealand builders than any actual seismic activity  Smile


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1226 times:



Quoting AR385 (Reply 6):
About 23 years ago, I experienced an 8.2 one at MEX. The next day we had an 7.8 aftershock. I remember never being scared like that in my entire life. Nature can be a bitch, sometimes.

Whoa!
 old The Sylmar, CA. quake back in '71 seemed to last an eternity. The frightening part is that you never know if it was a fore-shock and the big one is yet to come.  beady  Let's not read anything more into that statement, OK?....JGPH1A.

AR385. You must have thought that the world was ending. What were you doing when it hit?



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1222 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 9):
Let's not read anything more into that statement, OK?....JGPH1A.

Have no fear. California never features in my travel plans (at least not for very long  Smile )


User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Fortunately we don´t have those things here in Uruguay....

I remember my first earthquake experience, in Nicaragua. It was a "mild" one, at 4 approximately.

I remember I was skocked, because although I knew about earthquakes and all that, I guess I had deep in my brain the concept that "land is safe. It doesn´t move". I didn´t feel safe for weeks after the incident.


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1153 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Thread starter):
It felt like about a 4.2 or so.

What a moron!
Cal Tech seismology reports it as a 3.9. You don't what the hell you're talking about!

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
Did the Earth move for you too ?

What an oppressive comment! You British , South African, French people expect everything to move for you.

Quoting 747438 (Reply 4):
747438

Oh you again. You don't have to say anything to be offensive.

Quoting AR385 (Reply 6):
Nature can be a bitch

Finally! Someone in this forum knows who's in charge around here !
Agree with you 100% AR385.  checkmark 

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
The house felt like it was swaying gently.

Don't let anyone tell you that it's wrong for your house to be gay. Only your home knows how difficult it is to come out of it's own closet. More assistance is needed for gay and lesbian houses.

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 11):
"land is safe"

Suggest deletion!  biggrin 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1144 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 12):
You British , South African, French people expect everything to move for you.

This is true. The universe unfolds as it should to serve our personal convenience, and we are content merely to exist beautifully.  Smile


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11536 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

I am looking on the USGS website at Southern California. There were two earthquakes reported about 0130 on 9 March. They are 3.1 and 3.9 both between Pomona and San Burnadino. Reading the thread, I can only assume you are in that area. There are no recent earthquakes listed near any other population centers.

I check the earthquake map for the Pacific Northwest every day. It is interesting there are swarms of 2.0 earthquakes around Maupin in North Central Oregon but scientists can not find a fault. I remember going through the "Rattle in Seattle" in February of 2001. My partner at the time thought Mt Ranier was blowing up. I knew that was not true, since I lived in Portland when Mt St Helens blew. It was 6.5 in Olympia, but I didn't think it was too bad. I never want to go through that again! I also remember the swarms of quakes when Mt St Helens was active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were not too bad, either. But, I do not ever want to live through that again!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1073 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Thread starter):
I just got of the phone with Superfly who was out partying with Ctbarnes tonight in SFO.
So It's not him, this time.

That is funny!
Glad it was a small one and no one was hurt.

Quoting AR385 (Reply 6):
About 23 years ago, I experienced an 8.2 one at MEX. The next day we had an 7.8 aftershock. I remember never being scared like that in my entire life.

I remembered when that happened back in 1985. I was living in Los Angeles at the time and remember seeing the reports and images on TV. That must have been very scary.

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 9):
The Sylmar, CA. quake back in '71 seemed to last an eternity. The frightening part is that you never know if it was a fore-shock and the big one is yet to come.

I have the movie of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.
You must have been very young at the time. Were you the kid riding his bicycle that fell in to the wash and almost got electrocuted by the falling power lines?
My favorite character was the drunk guy at the bar.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1052 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
I have the movie of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.
You must have been very young at the time. Were you the kid riding his bicycle that fell in to the wash and almost got electrocuted by the falling power lines?
My favorite character was the drunk guy at the bar.

Fly- I think you got the movie "Earthquake" and the Sylmar quake confused. I was living in Northridge in '71 and it had lots of aftershocks-scared my mom so bad, she wanted to move back to Indiana.
Movie on the other hand was pretty cool for it's time...Circa '74 I do belive.  Smile



Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1048 times:



Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 16):
I was living in Northridge in '71 and it had lots of aftershocks-scared my mom so bad, she wanted to move back to Indiana.

Did we talk about this before?
I was living in Northridge during the 1994 earthquake. The first earthquake we experienced was the 1987 Whittier/Narrows earthquake. It scared my mom so bad, she wanted to move back to Indiana too.  Smile
We are originally from Gary.

I thought the movie was a reenactment of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake but I guess not.
I have the movie on DVD. It is a good movie. I love all the drunk characters. Big grin



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1033 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 2):
That's really no joke. I'm in the Alta Loma area of Rancho Cucamonga.

On the east side of the 15fwy,the winds were really blowing ,and at first,I thought the winds uprooted another tree.But the noise was to sharp which sounded like a bomb going off that it jolted the house big time.However,there was damaged done by the winds as the fences were partial knocked down which doesn't really surprise me as it will spur me to get off my butt and replace it because of rotting wood.



Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 984 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 16):
I was living in Northridge in '71 and it had lots of aftershocks-scared my mom so bad, she wanted to move back to Indiana.

Did we talk about this before?
I was living in Northridge during the 1994 earthquake. The first earthquake we experienced was the 1987 Whittier/Narrows earthquake. It scared my mom so bad, she wanted to move back to Indiana too.
We are originally from Gary.

I thought the movie was a reenactment of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake but I guess not.
I have the movie on DVD. It is a good movie. I love all the drunk characters.

Yeah, we did! Big grin I'm a Chicago native, but I had a great aunt who was a school teacher in Gary. My mom was(is) from So. Indiana. I remember Gary well. My great aunt used to live in the Dalton Apts. on Broadway-years ago. I used to live in Northridge on Reseda Blvd. in the '70's.  Smile
Now I'm here in the ATL.
Yeah, the drunks in earthquake were funny! IIRC, they used some news footage from where the 5, 405, 210 and 14 interchange collapsed-the first time, in the movie. So, you're not totally off. Big grin



Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 954 times:



Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 19):
My great aunt used to live in the Dalton Apts. on Broadway-years ago.

Oh my gosh, I haven't heard that name in years!

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 19):
they used some news footage from where the 5, 405, 210 and 14 interchange collapsed-the first time, in the movie. So, you're not totally off. Big grin

That was the scene that made me assume this was a reenactment of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. Sylmar is just a huge freeway interchange anyway.

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 19):
I used to live in Northridge on Reseda Blvd. in the '70's. Smile

I was on Devonshire & Lindley.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I might have experienced a minor earthquake while I was in Japan. Or it might have just been a big truck going over a bump? Anyway the control room staff of the chemical plant I was visiting took no notice. I guess stuff like that is almost a daily occurrence for them.

I remember watching a TV program about Charles Darwin. There was an excerpt from his diary describing a Chilean earthquake that was narrated. I was really impressed by it. From Google...

"An earthquake like this at once destroys the oldest associations; the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, moves beneath our feet like a crust over fluid; one second of time conveys to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never create. In the forest, a breeze moved the trees, I felt the earth tremble, but saw no consequence from it.—"


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