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andrew's avatar

Did anyone in SoCal just feel the earthquake?

Asked by andrew (16331points) July 29th, 2008
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tinyfaery's avatar

yes yes Soo long.

poofandmook's avatar

ack! Shouldn’t you all be standing in a doorway or something??

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m in SFV

tinyfaery's avatar

Oh please. Not even a 6.

tinyfaery's avatar

My cats freaked!

andrew's avatar

Just some rolling here in LA. Kinda scary.

syz's avatar

Wow. Be careful, guys.

andrew's avatar

Note to self: pay CEA bills.

augustlan's avatar

I could not live in earthquake territory…I don’t know how you guys do it…stay safe!

trumi's avatar

5.8, says my CNN Top Priority text update.

They only send them out if it is really important.

andrew's avatar

@trumigoodboy: Where was epicenter?

trumi's avatar

The quake’s epicenter was about 2 miles southwest of Chino Hills and about 5 miles southeast of Diamond Bar, the USGS said. Chino Hills is about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

source

Allie's avatar

In my geology class my professor explained that Northern California is supposed to get a huge earthquake every 100 years or so. Northern California and Southern California are on two different major faults so the “dates” for our earthquakes are different. Our last one up here in Northern California was San Francisco in 1906 (7.9) so we are overdue. I’m not sure about the Southern California dates (I want to say every 150 years, but I’m not sure), but you can be sure it’ll be bigger than 5.8. Anyways, this wasn’t your “big one” – just be prepared Californians.

lefteh's avatar

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/29/earthquake.ca/index.html

There’s your details. Number 1 story on CNN right now.

sccrowell's avatar

Yes, and I’m in Glendale CA I’m worried about WTF, can’t reach him!

PupnTaco's avatar

By chance, I had just walked out the front door when it went off – walked around the side and came back in. The lights were swinging and everyone inside felt it. I missed the whole thing.

PupnTaco's avatar

Sccrowel: my friend e-mailed to say some AT&T towers are down.

tinyfaery's avatar

@scc I heard parts of the Inland Empire are without phone service. Oh, PnT just posted. Don’t worry. It wasn’t strong enough to cause any damage. I’m sure he’s fine.

chris's avatar

Felt it in San Diego. I’m on top of a tall building and there was quite a bit of swaying.

poofandmook's avatar

how far is all of this from Long Beach?

tinyfaery's avatar

Long Beach is L.A. county. 100% positive it was felt there.

poofandmook's avatar

thanks tiny.. I have a text message to send now. lol

melly6708's avatar

yeah it was felt in long beach.. my bf called me and said it was pretty strong.. im in paramount right next to long beach.. and i was in a big lots store.. it was sooo scary.. there were huge windows that were shaking like crazy.. we had to go out side and all the ladies were all praying.. it was kind of scary .. my mom was all shaking.. i came home and nothing was wrong here.. nothing broken or fallen

PupnTaco's avatar

My friends in Santa Monica felt it.

cheebdragon's avatar

I’m in Pomona today, not very far from chino hills, just down the street from it really, it was a pretty good shaker…I was a little worried about the 4 plasma tv’s we have mounted on the walls, nothing broke (that I have noticed so far anyway…)

tinyfaery's avatar

@cheeb 4 plasma TVs? Can I be your friend? (My parents live out that way)!!

genevievejones's avatar

my first quake… walls shook, pictures rattled on their nails, I stood in a doorway and my upstairs neighbor called out to me. It lasted way longer than I thought it would but it wasn’t too intense. I thought there were children running around the photo studio upstairs for the first 10 seconds… sounded like baby horses… glad to have been through one though, however small. I’ve been paranoid for a while as to what one would feel like.

tinyfaery's avatar

@gene Congratulations! Welcome to Los Angeles.

TheHaight's avatar

Glad everyone is safe.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Allie- Most seismologists set the 1906 San Francisco earthquake at 8.3 (of course these are just estimates) as opposed to the Loma Prieta quake of ‘89 which was given a 7.1 rating.

sccrowell's avatar

@Pup & tiny, Thanx to both of you. I was finally able to leave work and come home! First thing out of his WTF’s mouth as I walked through our door was, “It was nothing! We are all fine, well, you better check on laden. He fell twice! Ha ha” kaden is our African grey. But like you both said all was good on the home front. I work in the in the Galleria and peroole were screaming. That scared me worse. Well I’m headed back to work! Stay safe everyone!

TheHaight's avatar

@s, glad all is well with WTF! And your African grey. ;)

sccrowell's avatar

thanks @dave, your friend was right our home phones were out as well. What was odd was, i could not call out, but my Internet and texting were fine on my cell. Home phones are now just up and working.

marinelife's avatar

I am so very glad to hear that everyone we have heard from so far and my friends in LA that I called are all OK.

sccrowell's avatar

Marina, I second that whole heartedly! I believe the only thing I can say I hate, would be earthquakes! I’ve been through the 71 and the 94 earthquake and I just don’t like them!!!

sccrowell's avatar

thank you @Haight

marinelife's avatar

@sccrowell Me neither. I just can’t get used to the Earth moving! I went through the 6.8 Seattle quake of 2001 and the 1963 quake, which was my first major quake experience.

jdogg's avatar

hey did anyone in north central Illinois see that thunderstorm that uprooted trees and has wind speeds of 100 mph…no because Illinois is just a giant cornfield!

bluemukaki's avatar

Should us Aussies get ready for the wave?

YARNLADY's avatar

It happened again, May l7 Around 9 pm – a 5.0 on the richter scale. My friends called me to ask if I felt it, because they think “California” even though I’m 400 miles away.

tinyfaery's avatar

Yep. It was RRrrOOooolliinnnNNNgggGGG…

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