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We Just Had An Earthquake!  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Not a very big one, but it really shook me up!


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

You know, I'd love to have the ground shake every once in a while. I think I live in one of the most geologically stable places on earth.

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

That was cool. I thought my chair broke then my loft shook and the computer flashed... Nothing compared to 89 though. (thats a good thing)

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4877 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Glad you're okay Superfly. No harm done to you're 70's music stash I hope? Viva Vinelli!


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4877 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

or is it Vanelli? I always forget this late...


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

OzarkD9S:
We might have a Storm At Sunup.  Smile




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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

It measured 5.2 and centered in Gilroy.


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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

thanks for the info superfly  Smile

User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Small my ass!!!!! 5.2 centered 3 miles south of Gilroy, and I live in Gilroy. Shook like crazy!!!

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

A little fun is always justified...  Smile
Is there any damage in Gilroy?


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Not that I know of, just a few things fell off of shelves. Rolled for about 20 seconds after the initial jolt.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

We were about 35-40 miles NW of the epicenter, and honestly, the shaking was very minimal. It rocked the dinner table a bit, but as far as I can tell, not even a scrap of paper was disarranged. We sit on unconsolidated soil and not stable bedrock, so I would have expected to have felt a little more shaking for a 5.2

We actually have a small thrust fault very close to our house, and every few months, it let's loose a pretty good jolt. I suspected it was just "one of those" until the program I was watching was interrupted for a news briefing.

The only thing that concerns me is that this might have been a foreshock. I guess we'll just have to wait and see...


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Did you feel the Earth move Dear?? Big grin

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

My only earthquake experience was a couple of years ago in Tokyo. I was in my room on the 28th floor of a hotel overlooking the river. I had just finished breakfast, and was standing at the window looking out at the view, when suddenly everything rumbled. I almost shat myself! It was a moderately severe quake, about 5, but, as it was the first I had experienced, I was quite shook up, in several ways.
Glad you guys are OK.
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Wow....I hope no one was hurt or anything damaged.

HOWEVER....

I have driven through Gilroy on several occasions (on my way to San Jose from Fresno), and I didn't see anything other than empty fields and garlic. It is a refreshing change away from the concrete I see all the time though.

Man....I'd hate to think of the SMELL if all of the garlic got stirred up.


User currently offlineSmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1322 times:

In my country an earthquake is frequent incident and sometimes brings serious disaster.
We have a saying which means;most fearful things in order,
Earthquake,Thunder,Fire,Father.
The earthquake is the most fearful.
In fact, in 1995 saw 5000 people killed in the huge earthquake, in which the mother of my acquaintance was dead. In addition an earthquake shook in the bottom of the ocean often generates Tsunami, sea wave of incredible tall about 10-100feet. Tsunami hits men on the beach to stop the breath or destroys the building into pieces and withdraws with everything along the sea shore. In 1995 200 people were the victims of this Tsunami.
Also in 1960 the earthquake in Chile, South America reaches Japanese coast facing the Pacific ocean.
By the way is "Tsunami" an usual English word?


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
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Doesn't San Francisco lie on the san andreas fault?




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User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

5.2 earthquake in Gilroy. Causes $5,000,000 worth of improvements. Ha Ha Ha.

User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

We had a 4.something here in my bit of the UK a while ago! Thats a rarity!

Smolt - Yes we use the word tsunami! Sometimes we call them 'tidal waves', but this is of course not a correct description!


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Trying to say Gilroy is a dump? I was born and raised here and it is a great town of 40,000 people.

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Come on SFers! You've had bigger than that! Big grin

I was In LA for the Northridge quake, and that shook stuff up... Big grin
We even had an aftershock a week afterwards that was a 5.1 shakey....

P.S.You DONT want to live somewhere where there are earthquakes, it can get scary. I had earthquakephobia as a child Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Gilroy has 40K people????????


Where are they?

'Cuz all I saw of Gilroy was what I saw off of SR152 and US 101. And all I saw was mostly countryside and a few farms and a few farm buildings and very few (albeit very nice) houses.

I guess the city proper extends to a much larger area than I thought.


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Matt,

We are about 43,000 actually. Most of the town is on the west side of 101. Mostly farms and ranches on the east side of 101.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10988 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Sorry guys (my fellow bay area residents), but that was my fault. (no pun intended.)

See, I was driving back from Monterey with my gf and things got a little... interesting around Gilroy. I mean, I knew I was good, but I had no idea I was *that* good. So, if I caused any damage in your house or gave you a scare, I apologize.  Smile


In all seriousness, that was actually my first earthquake since moving here from Boston in 2000. I live in the Foster City area and it was quite a jolt for me. I know it was "only a 5.2" but it was also a very shallow quake which is why it was felt so strongly so far away.

The most eerie thing is that it was nothing like what I expected it to be. I always thought there's an initial "pop" upwards and then audible rumbling. There was no pop, and there was no rumble. In fact, it was very quiet until my house started creaking and groaning. At first I thought it was a passing truck, or one of the red-eyes leaving from SFO. (They often take off over Foster City at night.) But, as it progressed, it got stronger and stronger, and since I couldn't hear a truck or a plane, obviously, I became very agitated. I actually ran to a doorway, then ran out of the house. I would be just fine if I never experience another earthquake.



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User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

It did not really bother me at all. I had my headphones on so I could not hear anything. First I thought it was my upstairs neighbors jumping around (I was seriously about to go raise hell with them), but when it was moving side to side I figured it out.

My first earthquake and to tell you the truth it seemed to be over before it started, not really that scary.


25 Post contains images Alaska739 : Only 5.2? Not even a coffee-spiller. But seriously, the rolling is the worst part. I think the shaking and everything is kind of fun (as long as you d
26 FSPilot747 : Didn't feel anything here! Of course, I live in Orange County, so I wouldn't. I've seen all sorts of earthquakes, 7 pointers to 5 pointers, (We never
27 D L X : So, here's a question for you *real* Californians (I'm just a temporary poser): just how far does the ground swing you during a real earthquake? Are w
28 Matt D : The best way I can describe an earthquake to anyone who has never felt one is that it feels just like turbulence in an airplane. It is a low frequency
29 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Northridge sure threw me off my feet...I was like 8 or 9...it was scary. I remember in the morning my little brother didn't want to go near our pool.
30 FSPilot747 : Fell off my bed during northridge....or so I'm told. -FSP
31 Johnboy : Initially, I always get a sense of a disturbance in my equilibrium when an earthquake is going on. You know something is happening, but just aren't qu
32 D L X : Johnboy, that feeling is called vertigo, in case you were wondering.
33 777kicksass : Despite never being in a major quake it must be frustrating after enduring the side to side waves to then wait for the up and down waves and then the
34 Johnboy : Thanx D L X! Can I get some type of medical compensation for that? This is California after all.....
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