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Another Earthquake !

Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:00 PM
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Another Earthquake !

Just felt another one. They're saying 5.3, epicenter 17 mi south of Big Bear.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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my daughter just e-mailed me about it from Rancho Bernardo- this is her 1st year in Ca and several shakes up already - the one on Sun was her birthday.

She says she wants her mommy !!
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:18 PM
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5.3 must be scary and really FELT!

Any damages?
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:24 PM
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Yup, a real shaker! I'm in Orange County and it jolted us here.

No damages that I know of, but there might be nearer to the epicenter.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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No damage here at my office in Santa Monica. Got my attention, but I continued with the conference call.

My SigO is running home to our house in Long Beach to check on our animals. But it was not big enough to have done anything this far away, so....

It's been a while since we've had a bigger one. I can take these little ones, no prob.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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she said it shook the building and sounded like a loud truck going by the office - no damage though-
she is now instructing the office on
emergency earthquake info -
maybe I will get her to move to Portland Or yet if this keeps up
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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You know you have lived in Calif. too long when the building shakes and you can just about predict the size (we had it ranged from 4.5 - 5.5!).

At the range of sounding cynical, anything under a 6.0 is nothing to get too worked up about.

But there has been a few of these baby shakers lately...hmmmmmm, Mother Earth trying to tell us something?

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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 01:51 PM
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I agree, ssm. My mom, who lives in RI, was very unimpressed with her first quake. She was sitting out on the patio, and thought it was just the dog rubbing up against her chair. The pool water didn't even ripple, but the bird feeder swayed a bit.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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Hi lvk,

Well tell your mom I am sorry we could not deliver a bigger one. But hey, it's still early!!

Don't you just love the media after these things, especially when someone calls in to tell them what they felt?

Media: So what did you feel?

Caller: Well, I felt a jolt, then a slow rolling.

Media: Thank you, Next caller. What
did you feel?

Caller # 2: Caller: Well, I felt a shake, then a slow rolling.

Media: Thank you. Next caller.

Caller # 3: Caller: Well, I felt a sudden bump, then a slow rolling.

And it goes on and on!!!





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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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LOL, smm, too funny.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:24 PM
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I'm now waiting on the inevitable call from Mom (I'm her baby at 40). And ssm: You're so right. Since I was in one of those newfangled-code office buildings, we got gentle rolling for at least a minute after the actual tremblor, until the counterweights finished rolling around. Then the window frames stopped creaking...!

I'll STILL take this over a tornado or hurricane. Any time. Or shoveling snow.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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I think it is so funny when the news crews set up a camera facing where the earthquake took place. It is just a hillside, I keep thinking they are going to move the camera around to get some action!

Now there is a helicopter showing scenes over Yucaipa, it is a little town going about its business. So funny.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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I heard the creaking of my wood house first, then the rolling motion after that and it was over. Back to typing my email. Not too much to get excited about here in the South Bay.
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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USGS and the National Earthquake Center just downgraded its magnitude to 4.9, BTW. An attention-getter for sure, but now it's a "light earthquake". Don't you feel better now...?
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:04 PM
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Yeah, we don't get up for anything under 6.0
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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Hurricane - Earthquake
Earthquake - Hurricane

I think I will take the Earthquake too
Although the Yankee is still out on this one..he says at least they tell you when the hurricane is coming.

My first grown-up earthquake was when I lived in LA. Lying by the pool, I thought there was a strong gust of wind, looked over at the pool, the water was all over to one side..
that was it.
I moved to NYC and LA had their last big one.
Stay safe ((hugs))
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:16 PM
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We just moved to Southern California last week. I was talking to my wife on the phone when we both felt the earth move! How romantic!
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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SSM, I used to be able to accurately call the meagnitute within a few points. This is my "gift." lol DD, on the other hand, never even feels them! She slept through Northridge and was out playing during Upland. Swears she never even noticed them!
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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here today, my son emailed us from a high rise building in Tokyo when he felt his First big one LOL
now they are no big deal and he only mentions them when they are so big he has to tell us he is OK. He said he kind of likes them
JoeG tres romantic~
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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Yea, you know you are a jaded local when you don't look up from your computer then you and your co-workers start an office bet going for who can guess the actual size: 4.9 vs 5.2 (I said 5.8 and lost!)But I did guess Redlands and got closest...
When I was growing up, Dad said these little ones burn off tension and that the more "earthquake" lights you have the less likely you are to have a "big one". I know the jury is still out on that, but I choose to believe it.
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