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Who else felt the earthquake in california?

Asked by niks1112 (410points) April 4th, 2010

we just had an earthquake, 6.9…and it was horrible for me. i wanted to know who else felt this, and how bad was it?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

There were two more after that. A 4.5 and a 5.1 in Jacumba and Imperial. I didn’t feel them ‘cause I’m in Oregon, but now I’m kinda waiting for ours. Ha.

Allie's avatar

I’m near Sacramento. I didn’t feel any of them.

mrrich724's avatar

I live in Downtown LA. My whole apartment (on the 12 floor) was swaying like if you were on a fishing boat in the middle of the ocean.

It felt like the last 4.9 that was here in Downtown in ‘08

Jeruba's avatar

Where? I didn’t feel a thing. I’m in the South Bay near the San Andreas fault.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Our phones are ringing in with people calling us from up and down the state so it must’ve been decent.

niks1112's avatar

im watching the news and it says that it started in mexicali, but was felt all the way up to los angeles, and arizona, it was a big one, and i so far have already felt 3 after shocks.

@mrrich724, i also felt like that i live on the top floor of my building, and also felt like i was in a boat in the middle of the ocean. omg. it was horrible.

Jeruba's avatar

I always go here: Did You Feel It?

This was a 6.9 with epicenter in Baja California and definitely being felt in So. Cal. There were some No. Cal. reports as well, but I didn’t feel anything here.

6.9 was the magnitude of the Loma Prieta quake in ‘89. That’s pretty big.

nimarka1's avatar

Yes i live on the top floor of my apt building too and it feels horrible. Now what the hell with the aftershocks? i have felt 3 already and its creeping the hell out of me that it might just start up again.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Hope you guys are alright!

Vunessuh's avatar

I’m in Los Angeles. It woke me up from my nap and I looked over and blamed it on my dog because I thought she was scratching herself, which in turn causes the bed to shake.
My whole damn apartment was swaying back and forth. And my dumbass blamed it on the dog. DOH!

ChocolateReigns's avatar

It’s getting creepy with all these earthquakes. Seems like every other day there’s a new earthquake.

tinyfaery's avatar

No big deal. No one even got up from their seats.

lloydbird's avatar

Not here.

Although, there was some Earth moving going on here, a little earlier today.

yoshiboshi's avatar

Wow, I didn’t even know (don’t watch enough TV, maybe I should start).

I hope everything is alright…

this earth quake thing is starting to get scary. They’re becoming more and more common these days.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Aw fuck, everyone is having big earthquakes except SF. That means we’re probably on the short list for this.

Good wishes out to SoCal for a quick recovery and minimal injuries.

Arisztid's avatar

For anyone who was in California for the Loma Preita in 1989 and experienced this one, how much stronger was it?

Jeruba's avatar

@Arisztid, as noted above, they were both 6.9. How much you feel it depends on where you are in relation to it. We got a pretty good shake and rattle in 1989 but didn’t feel this one at all.

Arisztid's avatar

@Jeruba I lived in Stockton (San Joaquin County) in 1989 and, even in Stockton, there was a lot of shaking going on.

Brian1946's avatar

This quake has been upgraded to a magnitude of 7.2.

I live in the Los Angeles area and I felt a gentle (approximately M3) swaying.

YARNLADY's avatar

My grandsons were on their way home from a family dinner in Yuma AZ when it hit, they thought they had a flat tire.

YARNLADY's avatar

I just heard from my Mother-In-law who thought the people upstairs were moving and went to the window to see. Arrrrgh.

Tink's avatar

I was sitting on the floor outside when it happened. I don’t know how high it was but it gave me motion sickness. It wasn’t scary though, it felt like if I was on a moving boat.
SoCal here.

AstroChuck's avatar

Nothin’ in Sacramento except rain. Of course the earthquake was hundreds of miles south of here.

Brian1946's avatar

According to this, the epicenter is about 184 miles from where I live and it hit our area with a magnitude of 3*.

*Just call me Bri, the human seismometer. ;-)

Shuichi's avatar

Ugh not me! But my friend in L.A. said it cracked his stove.. O.o

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