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    Default Anyone in LA feel that little doozy?

    5.1 in La Habra. Pretty good rockin and rollin. Along with being a VERY blue state, earthquakes are another reason to hate California!

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    Ayeup.. But, felt it far less than the 4.1, week 1/2-ish back, there.. That was only about 8-9mi from us, and shallow.. Aunt n Uncle live in Brea, they said they felt this 'un pretty good... Still, I'd far-rather have frequent 4's or 5's, than a 6-7.. Worst I've been in was a 6.6, and, that was not real fun...

    Glad yer ok..
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    Been there, done that. I was in San Diego when that 7.er hit Mexico a few years back, Easter Sunday, I believe it was. That was not fun.

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    Oh yeah! Victoria or whatever.. We felt that sht all the way up here in the SFV!.. Was the long-rolling style, but, man.. The whole building was rolling like a wave-pool, krazy..

    ..But, still.. The Earth is movin, all the time, it's not 'just Cali's rep'.. Couple-three years back, was up in the upstate NY office, prepping-for a East-gig, and, Ka-blam.. I'm sittin there in total disbelief as the - 110 yr old - all-brick industrial park jolts like a bomb went off, then proceeded to sway like it was in a hammock.. Couldn't believe it.. I was thinkin, 'oh, great, this place collapses, and I die in a NY-earthquake', Lol.. Even saw some new cracks in the Bldg.. And that sucker was only a 5.5, a few hundred miles up in Canada (!)..

    ..Frankly, I'd rather be here, where at least when a 'Big One' comes, stuff is built half-way decent / EMS have-a clue, etc.. God help NY - or, anywhere in the East, for that matter - if there's ever a 6-7, there, eek.. Also really-admire Japan for how (really..) well they actually made-out (outside of the Tsunamis.. due to all the improvements they've made in engineering-for Quakes.. considering it was a frigging 9, omg, can't even-imagine.. Seeing some of the vids of that shaking, wow.. Again, I'd much rather have frequent-smallers, and 'keep tension down' across our fault-sys, then wake to a 7 or 8 or... x_x

    ..then again, when Yellowstone blows, it prolly won't matter, anyway..

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    Damn, earthquake in NY... that is got to be one hell of a "WTF!" moment. You have a point about the architecture here along with the building codes. Probably as safe as anywhere.

    Japan did hold up remarkably well after that disaster. Something like 5 minutes of shaking, that is just insane! Even the Fukashima plant was supposed to stand up to the quake and tsunami if they had just put the B/U gens above ground, the way the builder wanted to.

    Yellowstone is going to be the game ender. What is it, something like a 60 mile caldera... There's your BFG9000 right there. Game over. Hopefully I'll be long gone before that cork pops. Be it the blast, the lava, the ash or the CO2... I don't want any part of it!

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    Live in the valley and I didnt even feel it a bit. It may have been because I was riding the red line at the time though....
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    I live in NC and have never been through an earthquake but a few years back one did hit where I live... but guess what, I happened to be on business trip to San Diego at the time and missed it.

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    Earthquakes here in Costa Rica are a way of life. The houses and buildings here are constructed with that in mind. There are probably several minor ones every day. I haven't been here long enough to experience a big one. Last week I woke up in my lazy-boy recliner at 3am with the house gently swaying back and forth, then it stopped. Still half asleep, I wondered if it may have been a dream? (See the "dream" thread.) But, I looked up and the chains on the ceiling fans (which were off) were still swinging. Kind of fun in a way. But an unsettling feeling to have the thing you think you can count on, solid ground, moving around. Yee-haw! Pura vida!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photonbeam View Post
    Earthquakes here in Costa Rica are a way of life...
    Yep, was the same way in El Sal.. Where we lived (foothills of a 'dormant' volcano) there were 3's, 4's, low-5's every mo. In fact, the nickname of that area is 'Valle de las hamacas' (Valley of the hammocks - perfect descrip..

    @ Gary, Hah! ya 'figures', right? Well, 'experiencing' one, first time, really messes w/ yer brain, cuz, like Steve says, your greatest 'what is stability' frame of reference - for your entire existence, previously - is the 'solid ground', and when Mamma Nature decides to 'snap it like a bedsheet' under yer feet... It scrambles yer brain pretty good..

    ..Looks like 'LaHabra' has had nearly a hundred temblors between 1.5 and the 5.1 in the past 24 hrs.. Several over 3.5.. Just hoping those weren't 'foreshocks', like they had in Japan before that Monster, eek..

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    Actually, there was a foreshock! a 3.5 originally hit and an hour later is when the "big" one struck
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