EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1533 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1007 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...
TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 21 Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 957 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.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 956 times:
Wow....I hope no one was hurt or anything damaged.
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.
Smolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 269 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 946 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,
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?
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10561 posts, RR: 53 Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 897 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.
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.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 871 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 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 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.....