As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6239 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I felt nothing, but apparently we just has a sizable quake. Planes have been told they can land at there discretion. Airport crews are checking out the runways. I can see crew checking out the elevated roadways into the airport. Any locals here feel it? I just spoke with ramp tower and they said it was quite strong to them.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
PARKFIELD -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck Central California and it was felt from Santa Ana to Sacramento, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake, which struck at 10:15 a.m. PDT, was centered 9 miles south of Parkfield and 17 miles north east of Paso Robles, scene of an earthquake that killed two people in December 2003.
An aftershock of 5.0 magnitude struck four minutes later.
Paso Robles police said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Thousands of people from throughout the state reported feeling the quake.
"It rattled everything hanging on the walls and the chandelier was swinging. It didn't do any damage to our house. There were two shakers, one right after the other," said Ben Brown, who lives in Paso Robles.
Parkfield, located on the San Andreas fault, is known as the earthquake capital of California.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Far south of San Francisco. Called a colleague in Downtown SFO and gave him the news...he didn't even know it happened.
Guess it depends on where you are when it hits...but clearly not very devastating..which is great.
Maybe Superfly can comment....if not too busy picking out his new Mustang....