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Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:54 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:16 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:22 am

It felt it this morning as I was getting up. Rattled pretty good here in SD.
 
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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:12 am

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.

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Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:41 am

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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:52 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:29 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:46 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:49 am

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.
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Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:58 am

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.

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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:17 am

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!

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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:24 am

Well, I did not feel anything in Camarillo, for what that is worth
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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:27 am

Yes, it was very cool.
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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:58 am

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)

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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:11 am

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

Actually that's Bill Engval's routine.


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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:29 am

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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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:34 am

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
 
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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Any SoCal'ers Feel The Quake This Morning?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:20 am

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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