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Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I was having breakfast with my dad and Jen at the Corona Hometown Buffet on McKinley and 91 when it hit. Around 8:40 or so it hit. It lasted only a few seconds. Most people didn't even look up, as we've all felt them many times before. We paused for a second and then went right back to our meals and conversations.

I guess it was centered out in the low desert in the Palm Springs/Salton Sea area, which, fortunately, is lightly populated.

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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Nope, I slept right through it, but unfortunatley my mom woke me up afterwards asking if I was ok or if I felt it...(heres your sign anybody?).


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User currently offlineTAM1079 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

It felt it this morning as I was getting up. Rattled pretty good here in SD.

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Quake was centered at Lat 33.53, Long -116.57, just south of Palm Springs. Palm Springs is at Lat 33.49, Long -116.31. Measured 5.6 on the Richter Scale, occured at 15:41:46 13.5 miles below the surface.

Texan



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Loads and loads of aftershocks!

http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/Maps/117-33.html


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 1):
Nope, I slept right through it, but unfortunatley my mom woke me up afterwards asking if I was ok or if I felt it...(heres your sign anybody?).

 rotfl  Maybe old Jeff Foxworthy could add that to his routine.



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User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

I did feel it, my house is close to the railway tracks, my friends and neighbours said it may be the train.


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

I felt it. The first tremor woke me up, and about 5 seconds later the shaking started and lasted for about another 5 seconds. No biggie, went back to sleep.  Smile


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Folks had just flowed home to SNA, and were in the Newport Beach home on their anniversary when the quake started. It vibrated the window blinds and pushed their huge couch off the wall. My mom knew immediately what was happening and ran to start opening all the doors to their home and windows. My dad was sort of in disbelief thinking a truck was rumbling by or something.

Scary stuff.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

ran to start opening all the doors to their home and windows

Why? To vent gas if there's a leak?

It used to be an old wives' tale to do that before a tornado struck; it's now a very stupid thing to do.

Mark


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

It was purely for structural precautions. It's recommended by the earthquake insurance people in the greater Los Angeles area. Wood can obviously flex even during a trimmer and it was suggested to guard against a million dollar claim in the event there was damage to their house.

Glad it wasn't a big one!

Regards.

[Edited 2005-06-13 01:19:00]

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Well, I did not feel anything in Camarillo, for what that is worth


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Yes, it was very cool.


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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 10):
It was purely for structural precautions. It's recommended by the earthquake insurance people in the greater Los Angeles area. Wood can obviously flex even during a trimmer

I guess that is where all the damage in the movie Earthquake came from, O J the security guard kept on closing and locking all the doors (Oh that was The Towering Inferno)

Hmm, the only thing I can ever remember about about opening doors and windows in a quake was in an old hospital 50's evacuation drill book that recomended this in case of after shocks to avoid having the doors jam shut thus hindering evacuation.

The things you find the sub basement while storing paper work are quite interesting.

I have only ever felt a small tremor once or twice here, I did not feel anything today (being a few thousand miles away might have help on this)

IHAP



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Quoting MD11LuxuryLinr (Reply 5):
Maybe old Jeff Foxworthy could add that to his routine.

Actually that's Bill Engval's routine.


Complements of another Blue Collar star.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 10):
It was purely for structural precautions. It's recommended by the earthquake insurance people in the greater Los Angeles area. Wood can obviously flex even during a trimmer and it was suggested to guard against a million dollar claim in the event there was damage to their house.

I don't ever remember learning anything like that. Just the usual "duck and cover" or stand under a doorway. I think this might be more important for older homes.



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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Didn't feel anything up North. If it isn't above a four I'm not getting out of bed.

We are really over due for a big one


User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

I felt it down down in San Diego, was on a.net at the time. I sometimes lean back in my chair so just the back 2 legs are on the ground. I was doing it at the time of the earthquake and I fell backwards onto my floor. I watched my lamp swining from the ground.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 10):
Wood can obviously flex even during a trimmer and it was suggested to guard against a million dollar claim in the event there was damage to their house.

It's possible you meant "tremor", but that's besides the case.

Running around a home opening doors and windows during a quake is the absolutely most delusional idea dreamed up in the recesses of the minds of the insurance companies, if this is truly the case.

A door that is already closed helps to reinforce the structure of a wall. If the door becomes stuck, it is far easier to break through an interior door than a pile of debris that has collapsed on top of you.

What was ingrained into me during earthquake drills all the way from elementary school and beyond is one central thing. If you can move, and I've been in two quakes where I couldn't, stand nearest to a doorway, and if it's in a sustaining wall, all the better.

No wonder so many people die in kooky ways during disasters. Sheesh.



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