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  1. jlmarr

    jlmarr See you at Fenton's

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    Good one...
     
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  3. Stacerita

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    How big?
     
  4. jlmarr

    jlmarr See you at Fenton's

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    Pretty big, at least a 5.

    I woke up and felt it shaking hard so I laid flat on my back and grabbed the pole lamp on my right side. Then I remembered to put a pillow over my face incase the plaster starts falling. It was long and hard.

    It seems to have been off the coast southwest of Los Angeles.
    That was a scary one.
     
  6. jlmarr

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    Yes, I heard a low rumbling and was wondering if there was some slight swaying, then it arrived and cleared up any ambiguity. House swayed, windows rattled. Not the worst I've felt - Sylmar '71 (6.6) and Northridge '94 (6.7) were much worse - but it was a good one. They're now saying 4.7.
     
  7. Corpsebride

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    I must be a native, I continued to text a friend as it was happening. Dog was on the floor eating the rest of a sandwich, Dfi was at his computer playing poker. wow, I guess it will take another Northridge to get our attention lol
    No, it didn't feel bad. But I imagine if it wakes you up, then it must feel very very scary.Now back to your regular progamming:happytv:
     
  8. Sherry E

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    Oh I am a native and it got my attention! It scared the crap out of me! Corpsebride, this quake is closer to where you and I live than all the other recent ones SoCal has been having. This one was centered around Hawthorne/Inglewood, which is not far, and it was first reported as 4.7 and now they are saying it was a 5.0. It was hard and jolty and loud in my building, and I jumped like an Olympic athlete when my windows and doors started creaking. My building is so old and the walls are so thin that it seemed like it was shaking for an eternity. I HATE HATE HATE HATE quakes, and there have been WAY too many of them recently.
     
  9. Corpsebride

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    Oh Sherry, I am so sorry it was scary for you:scared1:We dont live in a tall building. We live in a bungalow complex, all the buildings are single floor.we lucked out. I remember the Northridge one threw me out of bed though. That was terrible.You are okay though right?:eek:
     
  10. jlmarr

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    Now revised back to 5.0.
     
  11. Sherry E

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    I live in one of those pancake-ish 3-level buildings (like the kind that collapsed in Northridge) and the structure is so weak you can hear the walls bending with the quakes! I think if the accompanying sounds were not so bad, it wouldn't be as unnerving! Yes, I am physically okay, but I get very nervous and jumpy in quakes. I like living alone - except when there are quakes!! I was surveying the room and trying to decide if I should start taking down picture frames and Disney snowglobes - as I always do if a quake seems nasty - but I also was ready to go bolting out the door.

    Yes, the Northridge quake was terrifying, wasn't it? People who didn't feel it don't understand. That one actually traumatized people who were nowhere near the epicenter because it was so violent. I know I was one of many who couldn't go to sleep for weeks without being fully clothed - if I was lucky enough to sleep at all. I was too afraid I would have to run outside and didn't want to be undressed! I imagine it was traumatic for you, Corpsebride, because you got thrown out of bed in the darkness of the early morning hours. How did you manage to sleep in the weeks after that one? The Landers/Big Bear quake combo of 1992 was pretty ugly, too. Way too many quakes here lately. I don't like it at all!:scared1:
     
  12. minniecarousel

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    DS & DDIL were just about to be loaded onto an Indiana Jones vehicle when it hit. (They were on the staircase leading to that platform.) They said every ride was evacuated. They're hoping that rides will re-open shortly.

    They're having a rough time with rides. TSMM stopped while they were on it yesterday - took over 20 minutes for a CM to unlatch the lap-bar and lead them out!
     
  13. Corpsebride

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    Well, yes, that one really messed me up. I was without water and power for 4 days. Not bad compared to other natural disasters but I slept in my car for about a week, took showers soo fast lol incase another one came I would be dressed and out the door. I think I was awake for about 36 hours after, so this one for me was a walk in the park.
     
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    Honestly?

    I thought it was my Drying Machine. Then I remembered that I wasn't drying anything, lol.
     
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    I have cracks in the plaster running east and west because that is the way the lathing runs. One is in the midle of the room and goes west then left turns the right turns and goes past the ceiling light fixture then turns right the left to continue on the same board as it started on. I got another closer to the nrth wall.

    That is why I laid flat on my back, held the lamp so it would not bonk me, and covered my face with a pillow. I did not know and do not know if that is it or if the is a foreshock of an even bigger one. If I had been wide awake and setting up and did not have my fingers enmeshed in the wrist brace then it might have been fun to ride out.

    Now to wait and see if that is it or if it is a precursor. I think I just felt a tiny one just now.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/sca/ca_eqs.php
    Mom was in the Long Beach one and remember sleeping outdoors for a couple of nights then her parents went back to living in a house. Too many to remember.
     
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    'Precursor' has got to be one of the worst and scariest words in the English language! I hate it!

    Now, of course, the newscasters are giving us the drills on what to do and where/how to protect ourselves in the event of a bigger quake. I have felt a couple of the aftershocks only because my windows let me know they are happening with their loud rattling and because El Segundo and Hawthorne, etc. are all very close by. I wasn't alive at this time, but I seem to recall my grandmother telling me about a nasty Long Beach quake maybe back in the '60s or so?? I can't recall when she said it was, but it was supposed to be icky.
     
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    Long Beach was March 11, 1933 and it was one mean earthquake taht did not end. Someone at Excelsior High School died when part of a building face fell on him and main business district of Norwalk saw some heavy damage. That earthquake finally started the earthquake standards for buildings which over time have been made stricter.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Long_Beach_earthquake

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/events/1933_03_11.php

    I been bit by the proverbial dog too many times and now respect even the tiniest quakes as I know from reading about Long Beach that a bigger one could happen.
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

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    Now with all these happening, we need to go buy bottled waters and stuff to store in the house in case something happens. I have no idea what we did when Northridge happened. We didn't have power or water for at least 2 or 3 days from what I remember...
     
  20. Canyon girl

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    I don't know how you guys can live there! I would be cowering at every truck rumble. Shakes head and thinks...How many nights did I spend in the bathtub or under my bed when the tornado sirens went off? Oh well! Every place has its drawbacks. I went to college with a couple of girls from Northridge. I remember watching the coverage of the quake with them. It was days before they heard from their parents. Also, DLH room info says to stay in the room in the event of a quake. Is this legit? Keep safe, all? I pray it quiets down for you!
     
  21. Sherry E

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    I just got a bunch of water delivered today - but it only helps me if I stay indoors. Not having a car, I can't tote cases of water with me! Yes, the power was out for a long time over here after Northridge (I mean, not as bad as what happened after Hurricane Katrina, but bad for metropolitan L.A.). And things had flown all around the room (the shaking was violent), so it was dark and I was trying not to step on broken things while I looked for my shoes. See I had just gotten out of the shower and was in a towel while brushing my teeth when the shaking started. When I realized it was really bad, I went running to the front door in my towel, and toothbrush in my mouth, and clung to the wall and prayed until it stopped. When it did stop, it was pitch black outside, and all of the neighbors from the buildings across the street started leaving! It was weird to see everyone just piling out of the buildings in the dark of the early morning. They were all carrying candles and hopping into their cars. I needed to get dressed since I was basically naked, but I couldn't see two feet in front of me to get to my clothes and shoes. So I shouted out the front door and asked one of the kind neighbors who was escaping to loan me their candle so I could get dressed! It is never a good thing to be 98% undressed when a huge quake strikes! And every time an aftershock happened, I was nervous and on edge for hours.

    But at least I didn't get thrown out of my bed like what happened to Corpsebride during Northridge! Yikes! I think I would have not been able to sleep for a year if that had happened to me.

    So now tonight's quake is back to 4.7 and it MAY have been located on the Newport-Inglewood fault - which is the same fault that caused the horrible 1933 Long Beach quake that Mechurchlady just explained about.:scared1: Last thing we need is for that old fault to start acting up - we have enough other ones to worry about!
     

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