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What the honk was that?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Stuart Sweet, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    5.8 Earthquake about 20 miles from here... oh boy fun. Anyone else feel it?
     
  2. Nick

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    The...
    Not here in Georgia :p but MSNBC is already reporting...

    As always, anyone making love (other than (not then) to
    themselves) at the moment will probably try to claim credit. :D
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    Glad you're ok, I just stumbled across the news on MSNBC and was thinking about you and other mutual friends we have.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. Greg Alsobrook

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    I just came here to check as well... just got the alert on my iPhone... Hope everyone is okay...
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm sure our mutual friends are ok, they are quite a bit further away from the epicenter than I am.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    So did that wake you up? :)
    Fives should be a snooze, but almost being a 6 can get one's attention.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Uh, yeah. Got me to take my fingers away from the keyboard for a minute, it sure did that.
     
  8. justlgi

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    I came to post that I'd seen an alert. I'm glad everyone is alright!

    Man I hate hurricanes but at least we have months to guess where it's going to hit in advance! :sure:
     
  9. Nick

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    The...
    Just now, a woman being interviewed about the earthquake by phone on MSNBC, actually said...

    ...wait for it...

    "This was a 5.8 earthquake which, on a scale of 1-to-10, was a 7." :lol:

    :thats: !rolling :rolling:
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    You see, there you go with that new math again.
     
  11. mhayes70

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    Glad to see you guys are alright. But, for you guys it probably not that big of deal. ;)
     
  12. DodgerKing

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    Center right near my house. I live in Pomona (Phillips Ranch area)
     
  13. RobertE

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    Oh my...

    That wasn't Miss South Carolina from the 2007 pageant was she? :imwith: :lol:
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, a guy from here had to go home to Pomona because it tripped his house alarm. That's a real nice area you live in, BTW.
     
  15. dbconsultant

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    I'm working in Poway (about 94 miles away from the epicenter) and I felt it! It felt like the second story was swaying then rolling for just a few seconds. Check out the website at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/33.35.-119.-117_eqs.php - you can see the main one and all the little aftershocks. They said it was felt slightly in Vegas but I called my husband in Temecula (about 45 miles from it) and he didn't feel it. I told him I felt like the California happy cows getting a foot massage!:lol:
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    The sign of someone that's been in California for a while. :D
     
  17. Draconis

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    Earthquakes are one of the reasons my family left California when I was a teen. We went through a 5.2 that shook the house like a giant baby with a rattle.

    Not exactly an experience I would care to repeat.

    I’m just glad everyone is ok.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    It really depends on what is underneath you. If you're on "fill" [be it man made or natural], you have the "jello" effect.
     
  19. dbconsultant

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    Only about 52 years (with a couple of minor time-outs in Washington, Arizona and Colorado)!

    I lived up in Northern California for a short stent when they had a big one in Walnut Creek. I don't remember the magnitude but I remember watching the concrete light abutments sway like palm trees and the road ripple like a ribbon!
     
  20. Koz

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    I'm in Northridge, home of the big one in '94. I wasn't here then, but you can tell who was by how they reacted. I was on the floor. The guy 2 cubes over walked back to his desk and sat in his chair, all while it was still rattling. Cool and scary at the same time. Biggest I've felt in the 5 years I've been here.
     

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