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5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 29, 2008 01:50PM
on your TV
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 29, 2008 01:53PM
Not on my TV, under my feet. Actually was located about 60 miles from me but it knocked some stuff down. Had to be massive damage in the Chino Hills area. Chino is where the Riverside/San Bernadino/LA Counties meet.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2008 01:54PM
According to the USGS recent earthquake site;

Magnitude 5.8 - local magnitude (ML)
Time Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM (PDT)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 (UTC)
Distance from Chino Hills, CA - 3 km (2 miles) SW (235 degrees)
Diamond Bar, CA - 8 km (5 miles) SE (127 degrees)
Yorba Linda, CA - 9 km (5 miles) NNE (23 degrees)
Pomona, CA - 11 km (7 miles) S (178 degrees)
Los Angeles Civic Center, CA - 47 km (29 miles) ESE (103 degrees)
Coordinates 33 deg. 57.5 min. N (33.959N), 117 deg. 45.1 min. W (117.752W)
Depth 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Location Quality Good



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: July 29, 2008 02:03PM
Felt it in Santa Barbara. I thought cats were supposed to know that crap was coming?!?!? Worthless felines. Or was it dogs? Maybe ours are defective?
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 29, 2008 02:06PM
5.8 is big, but not Northridge big -- I'm sure there was damage, but I doubt it was massive.

My girl is home sick today (Palos Verdes Peninsula). Called her to get a damage estimate -- nothing fell, nothing broken, just a few frayed nerves. Phone service in is OK, but she can't call out (WTF?). My Verizon cell service is currently not working.



It is what it is.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: GeneL
Date: July 29, 2008 02:07PM
Do you believe in premonitions?

Yesterday I said to Mavis, you better not leave your steam iron sitting on the ironing board. It will fall off if there's an earthquake and get broken.

Fortunately, the shake was very mild here in Dana Point.

Couldn't get through by phone to most relatives and friends.

As the saying goes, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'

Now they're saying 5.8?



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 29, 2008 02:08PM
Yup - right now my Treo is a very expensive belt ornament.



It is what it is.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 29, 2008 02:12PM
my mom is working in riverside county near the 91 and the 241, havent talked to her yet



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 29, 2008 02:14PM
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(vikm)I thought cats were supposed to know that crap was coming?!?!? Worthless felines. Or was it dogs? Maybe ours are defective?[/quote

I've never had a cat or dog that was worth diddly squat in earthquake prediction, either. I think it's a fairy tale. My last dog slept through several, including one that was big enough to toss a few bricks at the car he was sleeping in.

I was just talking to my sister in law a couple of days ago and telling her I much prefer the surprise attack of an earthquake to the slow torture of watching the progression of a major hurricane or tornado.

I'm sorry, guys. No earthquakes up here (yet), but I sympathize with the startle factor. I'm glad to hear that so far you're all reporting in as OK.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 02:16PM
it's infuriating that I cannot get through to anyone down there.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2008 02:22PM
Gee.. a whole TWENTY MINUTES and you're pissy because a significant earthquake maybe disrupted communications infrastructure a little bit?

I'm terribly sorry you're inconvenienced by such trivial little things like 5.8 earthquakes.



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 02:25PM
Quit assuming. I'm trying to see if my people are alright. I accept your apology.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 29, 2008 02:27PM
That's a human reaction, Paul -- maybe he has folks down here he's worried about and is unable to contact. Cut the guy some slack.



It is what it is.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: stephen
Date: July 29, 2008 02:33PM
I'm editing in Culver City. My first real one. Scared the crap out of me. Couch was bouncing against the sheetrock.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 29, 2008 02:38PM
Downgraded to a 5.4. Doesn't appear to have cause a major damage. So far the big loser here is Dan.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: Gareth
Date: July 29, 2008 02:40PM
And this is why people should keep landlines. No problems with my landline in Hollywood. I haven't heard any reports of any building damage. So far only seen a report about a broken water main.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: July 29, 2008 02:42PM
I hope everyone is okay down there!



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him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 02:44PM
But was it shaky-shaky? Or was it kinda rolling? I'm trying to imagine how scared my mother could have been. She's down on 122nd street between Normandie and Western near Gardena.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2008 02:45PM
No apology offered.

I've had to call home after hearing of a major quake here too.
And I didn't EXPECT phones to operate less than an hour later.

If you still can't get through in two hours, THEN it's reasonable to be a little bugged.
If you still can't get through in FOUR hours, I'll HELP you raise hell with the phone company of your choice.



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: July 29, 2008 02:47PM
On the Greg scale, this is noteworthy.

< 5.0 ... no biggie
>= 5.0 ... make some calls

Hope everyone is okay. Sorry about the Treo!
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: billb
Date: July 29, 2008 02:51PM
landlines can get overwhelmed, too.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 02:56PM
I'll take that under advisement Paul.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 29, 2008 02:59PM
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vision63
But was it shaky-shaky? Or was it kinda rolling? I'm trying to imagine how scared my mother could have been. She's down on 122nd street between Normandie and Western near Gardena.

It was a strong initial jolt, followed by a few seconds of relatively strong shaking, followed by a loooooong period of gentle rolling. I was surprised at how long the rolling lasted -- roughly 30 seconds, I would guess.

Your mom's not too far from where I am. Things weren't bad here at all - I'm sure she's OK.



It is what it is.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: artie67
Date: July 29, 2008 03:34PM
Pretty good rolling here in Northridge. Mild at first and became more intense for 15 seconds or so. Grabbed by upper monitor and equipment stack. No damage. Nothing like the Slymar(1970) or Northridge(1994) quakes. I hope it is a "wake-up" call for city services and for all to restock the water and emergency supplies.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: kap
Date: July 29, 2008 03:34PM
I'm ok. I'm ok. DAMNIT, I'M OK!!!


Reporting from San Gabriel Valley,
Carol King's song playing faintly in the background ;)



SoCal for now.



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: July 29, 2008 03:48PM
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I thought cats were supposed to know that crap was coming?!?!? Worthless felines. Or was it dogs? Maybe ours are defective?

When I lived in California, my cats were always taken by surprise at earthquakes and usually cried pitifully and had trouble walking/running as they went to hide under the bed.

The pets that seemed to know in advance about an earthquake were my fish -- specifically the dojo loaches. They would try to leap out of the aquarium shortly before an earthquake... anywhere from 5 minutes down to 30 seconds or so before it hit. During an earthquake, they'd bury themselves deep under the gravel and wouldn't come out for hours.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: BCam
Date: July 29, 2008 04:10PM
First time experience - Drive Thru Earthquake!

Was actually waiting in left turn lane at an intersection in north San Fernando Valley. Car literally started to bounce. First reaction - look in the rearview mirror to see who hit me. Nada. Look to my right to see the woman in the car next to me sporting saucer size eyes (in her bucking car). Then it started to dawn on me. Quick glance at the signal lights swaying and I knew. lasted about 15 seconds up here.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 29, 2008 04:12PM
vision -- talked to my pop (on a totally unrelated topic) and at the end of the call i asked about the quake -- he said it was barely nothing

hes on rosecrans and gramercy, across from nissan foods



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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 04:23PM
Hey thanks. Still haven't talked her yet, but I'm sure she's fine now. My sister texted me that she's fine. jdc is a south bay boy.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 29, 2008 04:36PM
vision,
You need to get your mom a nick and log on here, so she can check in during emergencies. It seems we all check in here first. smiling smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 29, 2008 04:37PM
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rgG
vision,
You need to get your mom a nick and log on here, so she can check in during emergencies.

I know a Nick, but he's married and probably not available.



It is what it is.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: maco
Date: July 29, 2008 05:01PM
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jdc
vision -- talked to my pop (on a totally unrelated topic) and at the end of the call i asked about the quake -- he said it was barely nothing

hes on rosecrans and gramercy, across from nissan foods
Does he live there? Isn't that neighborhood a little bit "dicey" these days?
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 29, 2008 06:09PM
Depends on what blocks you live on. There are some very nice neighborhoods and some dicey neighborhoods around there. I'd say nice outnumbers dicey at this point. I was raised on 122nd Street and 118th Place between Broadway and Figueroa. Both were dicey, though the 122nd St. neighborhood "look" nice enough (though hoody when I lived there). There are issues. It seems to have improved since I moved away (maybe I was the problem). 118th Place was most definitely the hood. I loved living there though. I have great memories.

My sister and I were born at 120th and Broadway in a defunct hospital on the Southeast corner. Bon Air Hospital.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: MikeF
Date: July 29, 2008 06:52PM
And there's been something like 40+ aftershocks, including a 3.8 and 3.6:
[www.data.scec.org]
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: July 29, 2008 07:30PM
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Gareth
And this is why people should keep landlines. No problems with my landline in Hollywood. I haven't heard any reports of any building damage. So far only seen a report about a broken water main.
LandLines were down also, really hard.
Another HAM radio buddy who works at AT&T said they got hit hard.
Millions of folks started dialing, killed the system.
He says, stay off the phones, be it landline. or cell.
No, he wasn't on a phone, we were conversing via HAM radio.

BGnR
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: July 30, 2008 07:02AM
We lived in Valencia (north of LA) during the Sylmar 7.0 quake. The scariest thing I ever experienced. A few months later I was transferred to New Orleans, but then had constant worries about hurricanes and flooding.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 30, 2008 07:31AM
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mjgkramer
We lived in Valencia (north of LA) during the Sylmar 7.0 quake. The scariest thing I ever experienced. A few months later I was transferred to New Orleans, but then had constant worries about hurricanes and flooding.

Looks like your were living on the right edge of events. Let us know where you're leaving from next.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: July 30, 2008 08:04AM
Here is the sequence of where we have lived during and after my 36 year career with Big Oil (Shell) and what we experienced:

1963 - 1964 => Baker, Montana (30 below zero in winter)
1964 - 1966 => Oklahoma City (frequent tornadoes)
1966 - 1971 => Los Angeles, Ventura, Valencia (fires, floods, snowed in, earthquakes)
1971 - 1973 => New Orleans (hurricanes, flooding, crime)
1973 - 1992 => Houston (hurricanes, tornadoes)
1992 - 1995 => Muscat, Oman (heat but otherwise very safe)
1995 - 1998 => The Hague, The Netherlands (safe except for driving on black ice in the winter)
1998 - => New Braunfels, Texas (infrequent tornadoes)
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 30, 2008 08:20AM
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mjgkramer
We lived in Valencia (north of LA) during the Sylmar 7.0 quake. The scariest thing I ever experienced. A few months later I was transferred to New Orleans, but then had constant worries about hurricanes and flooding.

The Sylmar quake was the scariest one of my life. For a long time afterwards, whenever a plane landed at LAX and applied reverse thrust, which sent a loud sound over the community, I was frightened. I was 11 or 12 at the time though.

rgG, I'm gonna talk to her about that.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: July 30, 2008 08:23AM
One of the problems we had after moving to NO from Valencia was the vibrations when a big truck drove by, which felt like an after shock.
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Re: 5.8 earthquake in southern California
Posted by: kap
Date: July 30, 2008 08:28AM
The Northridge earthquake rattled my nerves and I was visiting my aunt in Lompoc (Sta Barabra) at the time. I thought it was anohter rocket being launched at the nearby Vandernberg Airport Base. That is until my bed started moving back and forth.



SoCal for now.
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