JCC [Mod Approved]The OFFICIAL Earthquake Thread - 6.0 in Northern California

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jose-Mourinho, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    In DC here. This was my first earthquake and I didn't panic :p It was pretty scary though, my kids ran out of the classroom screaming lol. It took me 3 hours to get home [face_plain]
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Supposedly a few people in Charlotte felt it. I was at work, never knew it happened.
  3. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    Looting in Virginia: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/US/08/23/virginia.quake/t1main.quake.evacuation.cnn.jpg
  4. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    I didn't feel anything at all but my parents and some friends did. No damage, just a worked up dog (and fish for some reason :confused:).
  5. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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  6. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    That may be the best reference ever.
  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    This is pathetic for the nation's capital. Should move the government to San Francisco.
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Just felt an aftershock. Very limp, but discernable, rumble.
  9. Ghost Chosen One

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    I may have felt either a train go by or an aftershock, like less than 5 minutes ago. Didn't hear a train though...
  10. duende Force Ghost

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    i love this. some swearing in it, though.
  11. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Just saw on CNN that the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely due to cracks. There's a few damage pics if you hit the link.

    And Fox News just said there have been some aftershocks felt in NYC.
  12. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I know it was a "small" earthquake and all that, but I am concerned about the monuments and museums in the area. I hope that nothing will be irreparably damaged and it doesn't cause problems for the care of the museum collections.

    :-B
  13. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6/quake.jpg]
  14. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Woot! A 4.2 just hit 10 miles from me. About time, it's been a while now. SoCal's been quiet.
  15. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Felt it right here in Porter Ranch (I'm at work right now). Because we're so close to the epicenter (near Newhall) it felt a hell of a lot stronger than a 4.2. :p Regardless, I finally felt my 1st quake of the year! It had been over a year (June of 2010) since my last one.
  16. zacparis VIP

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    Pfft, we've had three over M4 this week. :p
  17. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Well, it's up to a 4.3
    And I feel like I'm missing out, I've not felt any of the aftershocks. There's been at least 6, ranging from 1.5's that don't count to 3.0, which means I think the other side of my city is feeling some of those, too.
  18. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Difference is, we're enjoying it
  19. zacparis VIP

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    You're a weird lot. I don't think I've ever been in an earthquake I've enjoyed, even the little ones I experienced years ago.
  20. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, we probably don't have to reset the days since an earthquake headline clock.

    Its at 10 days.
  21. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    That certainly is true. As I was explaining to another user yesterday, I always get an adrenaline rush during an actual quake. The shaking sets something off in my mind that gets me excited/hyper........it's been like that my entire life. I was grinning like a kid in a candy store for about 10 minutes after today's quake. :p
  22. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Well, I think Tunick, like me, is an LA native, so we've both grown up with having earthquakes 1 or more times a year.
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Only Northridge and Landers frightened me. The rest were laughable or annoying. I don't see how an earthquake can be enjoyable, though. I certainly wouldn't mind never experiencing one again.
  24. zacparis VIP

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    In the past year we've had:

    1 over M7
    2 over M6
    26 over M5
    ~8500 less than M5

    Actually it's only 2 days till the first anniversary of this madness, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping any time soon.
  25. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Yup........was born in Montebello (close enough to the city), and have been living here in the Valley since 1991 (I was born in '86). My memories of quakes only go as far back to 1994 (slept through the main event during the Northridge quake-this despite my hold home being less than 5 miles away from the epicenter-, though. Nothing wakes me up when I'm really, really tired. :p ). Even at that time, though obviously concerned & worried about the recovery would go (minor damage in my old home/neighborhood), I don't remember being deathly frightened/scared...........that attitude & frame of mind having stuck with me since then. Of course since 1994, there's always 1-3 quakes a year between 3.5-5.0 that I've felt, so that's 17+ years now of quakes............a year without one would be rather odd. :p Obviously I'm aware of potential catastrophe when shaking occurs (if it feels big enough, and if it does, you never know if this one will be The Big One), a lot of my "enthusiasm" should be taken with a slight grain of salt. That being said, I do have a sense of humor about these things (and love of disaster movies, no matter how horrible they are)/a great interest in earthquakes (a Christmas gift my parents once got for me in the mid-90's: An ABC produced documentary on quakes worldwide) that I certainly understand can be odd to figure out.

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]