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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Nothing like an Earthquake at 12:30

In the morning to wake you up...lt sounded like a truck was going right through our house.

They have registered it as a 4.5 on the scale, and the center is only 9 miles away, so maybe that is why it felt so strong. Things off shelves. Just scary. Waiting to see if any aftershocks..

Just babbling to calm the nerves.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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4.5 knocked stuff off shelves? Out here in California, we don't even notice those.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:41 AM   #3
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It did. Nothing major but small things. We aren't used to getting them here...
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Fair enough, we really don't think too much about them, but then again our building codes require buildings to be built to withstand earthquakes and such.

What I would not want is to live somewhere with hurricanes or tornadoes, it is a lot harder to survive those if you are in the middle of them.
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That is true. I think the time of this was unnerving a bit..LOL. MOst in bed at 12:19am.. I was doing work on the computer and ran upstairs and saw my neighbors all outside..

Glad it is over, and NOBODY woke up at my house but me
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Yikes! The one we had last here in Va had me getting under a dor frame looking at my dog like what the heck just happened.lol I don't like shaky shaky it made me want to vomit.
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Glad your ok! They can be nerve wracking when your not used to them. We in Calif, just get used to them. I am greatful yours was small.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:35 AM   #8
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Glad your ok! They can be nerve wracking when your not used to them. We in Calif, just get used to them. I am greatful yours was small.
last few has been quite terrifying... i live like 5 miles from the epicenter... It got me to prep an emergency supply kit with a large amount of water supply...
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We were in vacation in San Francisco last October and there had been an earthquake earlier in the day while we were in Napa so we didn't feel it.

Sitting on the couch in our hotel room later that night and BAM the couch starts to shake. It was freaky, we just looked at each other like HUH?

We have hurricanes here with lots of warning beforehand.
Earthquakes just spring up and freak you out and end quickly.

Not sure which I prefer.
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Fair enough, we really don't think too much about them, but then again our building codes require buildings to be built to withstand earthquakes and such.

What I would not want is to live somewhere with hurricanes or tornadoes, it is a lot harder to survive those if you are in the middle of them.
As someone who has never been through an earthquake, I don't know what I would rather go through. However, my best friend has been through a couple and she said they are horrifying.

Now, a tornado, terrified of. A hurricane, if you are in the middle of one, it is your own stupid fault. So don't be afraid of them, you just get out of their way. So they are very easy to survive. Not down playing the havoc and damage they can cause, but unlike an earthquake or tornado, they are very survivable if you just get out of it's way.
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