Earthquake!

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  1. Mrs. K.

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    :eek:
    We just had a pretty good shaker in SoCal, centered in the Chino Hills. No damage here - I'm a good 30 miles away. Anybody else feel it?
     
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    I felt it and it was scary! What's worse is I'm all by myself right now.
     
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    We are about 30 miles away too. Just a little shaken nerves. Nothing else. We did not feel the aftershock. The initial shock was 5.8 That's a decent size!
     
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    No reports of any significant damage - some people had things fall off shelves, desk drawers open - several smaller aftershocks have occurred. Local news is on it; I think we're okay.
     
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    I'm in Riverside County... I felt it. Scared the *&%! out of me! No damage. Lots of people without cell reception are emailing me
     
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    I'm in Ventura County, so I'll bet it was felt all over SoCal.
     
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    Fox 11 news claim it was felt in Las Vegas. They are saying don't use your phones to call loved ones - try the internet. They don't want phone lines tied up so the injured can call for help.
     
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    NJ supposedly had a tiny quake in Hunterdon County over the last few days, too.
     
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    Definitely felt it down here near the border.
     
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    I'm about 20 min away from Chino Hills & it felt pretty strong here!
     
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    The magnitude was just lowered to a 5.4. If the news is any indication, everything is getting back to normal.
     
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    Ah, so it was.
     
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    :eek: Yikes! I hate earthquakes!!

    I live about 5 miles from Chino Hills...I'm SO glad I wasn't home...but I can't check on my little doggie, she's so old I'm hoping she just slept throught it.

    I'm at work right now which is about 20 miles away but it was strong here. I work at a college in the library and all the students got under the desks but I was in a state of shock so I just sat there contemplating what I should do, I had a while to do it since it seemed to last forever!!

    Ugh, this is definitely the longest one I've felt. Not the strongest though...

    Hope everyone else nearby is doing ok! I read it was felt all the way down in San Diego as well as in Las Vegas!
     
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    Students at my school were eating lunch. Some teachers were calm while others were very nervous. You can hear it in their voice. Students went under the table and then evacuated to the back campus. Everything ran very orderly. But some students were picked up early. This reminds me I better buy more water,food, etc....
     
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    I know if I were teaching I would have held myself together so the students wouldn't be scared...there's no doubt about that. Even here I think I did a pretty good job of keeping it together and the students are 17+. I was breathing hard and inside my heart was pounding like crazy...on the outside I was a bit shocked looking. But it beats being at home and running to the doorway---freaking out like crazy, haha.
     
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    I felt it in West Los Angeles. So scary!
     
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    No shocks in San Francisco. This is one reason I will be SO glad to get out of this city. I don't trust any of the buildings or foundations here, no matter how 'secure' they say they are. The whole city is built on trash!!
     
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    We should build a spaceship big enough for one infant and send it to some random location in the universe before our planet explodes.

    j/k

    Hopefully all you in Ca. are okay.
     
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    I felt it and was a little shaken up. I was too nervous to walk out of the house afterward. I'm kindda glad I was at home for this. I don't think I want to kids to see me nervous:eek:hmy:.
     
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    I felt it! I'm glad I was home because they make me so nervous. I just felt another aftershock a couple minutes ago. SCARY! :(
     
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    Does anyone know anything about landslides that happened in the area because of the quake?

    My friend told me there were some landslides in the green river/weir canyon area and thats right where I live. I've been looking online but can't find anything, and I can't watch the news cuz I'm at work...
     
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    I haven't seen anything at all about landslides. There was a broken pipe in the Macy's in Woodland Hills that caused a little flooding in the store - I haven't seen anything more serious than that. Some of the TV stations have gone back to regular programming.
     
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    I'm not sure where my friend got that info on landslides, it was through an email and she hasn't emailed me back since. My husband talked to a girl who lives near there as well but is at home, she said that the 241 fwy connector from the 91 W was cracked! What's scary about this is...that freeway is very new! It can only be maybe...what, 10 years old? If that is cracking, imagine how older overpasses would be!
     
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    Ah, I miss days I lived in the Bay Area and San Francisco. Learned to sleep through anything up to 6.5.

    Older freeway bridges all over the state have been pretty much been retrofitted to current standards. The work started in earnest after the San Fernando quake years ago when freeway structures failed in new ways due to a thrust fault.

    FWIW San Francisco is not built entirely on garbage. The Marina District is. That is where all the rubble from the 1906 earthquake was dumped. The Financial District is mostly on top of a filled in cove They even found a ship from Gold Rush days when excavating for one of the Embarcadero buildings. Some neighborhoods around Golden Gate Park are built on sand dunes. But much of San Francisco is built on rock.
     
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    Well. I my DD is at Pepperdine University at a Yearbook Camp
    But as you know teenagers don't call to let us know.

    And I have a Cousin in Brea Ca but she is not home yet so here I sit knowing that no one is hurt but still wondering if they are ok

    heck my dad said I sleep through a 7.5 Earthquake in 1952

    WHOLE LOTTA SHAKING GOING ON
    Bill Haley & His Comets

    Come on over baby
    Whole lot of shaking going on
    Yes I said come on over baby
    Baby you can't go wrong
    We ain't faking
    Whole lot of shaking going on

    Well I said come on over baby
    We got kicking in the barn, ooh huh
    Come over baby, baby
    Baby got the bull by the horn
    We ain't faking it
    Whole lot of shaking going on

    Well I said shake it baby shake
    I said shake it Baby shake
    I said shake it Baby shake it
    Said shake, baby shake
    Come on over
    Whole lot of shaking going on
    Ahhhhh, Let's go !!!

     
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    I felt it, but only barely. Some of the teachers at my school didn't. Most of the kids did. They kinda failed their duck and cover procedure, though--will def. need to practice that. (They were all in position, but way too much joking around going on.) It felt mild, but kept going--it was hard to tell when it ended!
     
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    Maybe The Unicorn Song would help

    The Unicorn Song

    A long time ago, when the Earth was green
    There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
    They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
    And the loveliest of all was the unicorn

    There was green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
    The loveliest of all was the unicorn

    The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
    And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"
    He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do
    Build me a floating zoo,
    and take some of those...

    Green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
    Don't you forget My unicorns

    Old Noah was there to answer the call
    He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
    He marched the animals two by two
    And he called out as they came through
    Hey Lord,

    I've got green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn
    I just can't find no unicorns"

    And Noah looked out through the driving rain
    Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
    Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
    Oh, them silly unicorns

    There was green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling
    And we just can't wait for no unicorns"

    The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
    The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
    And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
    That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

    You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
    You're never gonna see no unicorns
    I know it Has Noah in it but many realigns have a flood references
     
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    Where are you in CA, 3 little monkeys, that you barely felt it?
     
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    I'm in the south bay area west of Los Angeles. I was at a school in LAUSD (Harbor City) at the time...my kids (my own, not students) were all in Torrance and didn't.
     
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    Wow, my mom works right in Torrance and felt it as well. But you know what's strange...a girl in this separate part of the library was by herself...it's a media room. A few of us walked in there to watch the news afterwards and she was like "what's going on?" --she hadn't felt a thing!
     
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    I really don't know how you deal with that. When I was in California for a workshop I prayed every night and every morning that the ground would stay still. I can take tornadoes, hurricanes, anything like that, just let the ground under me be still. That's all I ask! I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing ok. Stay safe!
     
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    That is funny I can't take tornadoes & hurricanes and I have been through a few hurricanes while I lived on Long Island. let the ground shake it only lasts about 10 - 15 seconds.
     
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    It's funny, I guess it's all what you're used to. When dh was stationed in KY, we had tons of tornado warnings, and those scared the living you-know-what out of me. I spent hours huddled in a dark closet with three crying kids in the middle of the night, during a power outage, because the tv said to take shelter immediately right before the power went out--so then I didn't know when it was ok to come out, and didn't want us whisked away in our sleep...lol. It was crazy. I got so I didn't hide like that every time, but I still could not sleep if the sirens went off. I'd be glued to the tv until the storm blew on past. I like my earthquakes much better--they're less frequent, over in a matter of seconds, and you at least don't know ahead of time to sit and worry!
     
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    We felt it here in Temecula (south riverside county). I was at church for a new volunteer admin position and my mom and my kids were at home. We did not have cell phones for about 1/2 hour.

    We did have some things slide around on shelves and a couple of pics fell over. and we are about 60 miles from Chino Hills.
     
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    Wasn't that Superman??? :whistle:
     
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    That's near where my parents are (Wildomar). Haven't talked to them yet, but I figured they probably felt it more than I did, being closer.
     
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    I'll trade you two winters of 30 degree below zero, with wind chill factor of minus 100, and 3 feet of snow in Februray that lasts until April for one 5.8 earthquake, and 2 days of afterschocks.

    I lived thru 3 earthquakes when I was in L.A., and 1 here!

    http://weblogs.cltv.com/news/local/chicago/2008/04/earthquake.html
     
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    tornadoes blow off a few roofs, uproot a few trees, tear up a few cars, flood a couple of basements.

    I can't stand to have my house shake. My condo shakes when trucks roll by! :eek:

    The thing about earthquakes is that it rattles your mind, literally and physically, because it rocks your whole foundation, and disturbs your ability to feel stable. I got bad motion sickness. I don't like the feeling of falling, and to have the floor shake and my house hit and rocking is sooooooo unnerving to me!

    And, you can't hide in the basement to get away from an earthquake. :unsure:
     
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    Seriously folks, I am glad that everyone is okay. :)

    No, I am not moving back to join you.

    Practice those drills.

    Stand under the doorway. I heard that is the strongest part of your house.

    Don't run outside. I heard that is the worst thing you can do, because you could get hit by flying objects.


    Get your emergency kits close by.

    Stock up on fresh water.

    Aftershocks are just hours/days away.

    Then return to your normal broadcast...


    Take care everyone!!!
     

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