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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2003, 04:42 PM »
Man, sounds scary! Good to know everything's okay on your end.

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2003, 06:04 PM »
Whew...not in CA anymore, but lucky I missed things.

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2003, 01:20 PM »
Missed this thread last night (the original reason I came in here).  Glad to hear you guys are ok.  
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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2003, 02:44 PM »
Hope everyone is okay.  It's a good thing that epicenter wasn't 100 miles south of where it happened, otherwise things might've been a lot worse.

I can't really identify, since we don't have very active faults around here.  The slight tremors we have had I've managed to sleep through.  However, when I worked in Manhattan, I worked in a high-rise building on the 19th floor.  On occassion, we'd get strong winds hitting the building, and it would sway so much that you'd get disoriented and nearly sick to your stomach.  And this could go on for hours.  Ugh!  It was like being sea-sick on dry land.
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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2003, 03:32 PM »
I'm very surprised to see as much damage has actually occurred, and the unfortunate death toll, but, as big a magnitude as it was, the location was a stroke of relative luck. If anyone else here rode out the Northridge quake, they can share the notion of how bad a jolt this size can be if centered just a hair north or south of where this one was. As they're fond of rolling out and saying every time an earthquake hits here - 'Earthquakes don't kill people. Buildings kill people.' Proven true again, unfortunately. As for this area, we didn't seem to feel it (me at all, actually) as much as some even a few miles away.

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2003, 02:58 PM »
Glad everyone is ok here.  I would be a spaz in an earthquake.  I have never been in one.  Well not one that I knew of.  One hit here in Illinois many years ago but we were driving at the time and I could not tell it.  

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2004, 01:36 PM »
Just read at CNN there was a 5.8 in Central Cali...hope everyone is OK! :-\

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2004, 02:34 PM »
Funny, but I was just searching for this thread to bump it back up, to explain my soiled underwear following our latest quake out here.   :P

I've been hearing reports that it ranged somewhere between a 5.7 and 6.1.  Fortunately the thing was centered about 4 hours away from here, in the middle of nowhere between L.A. and San Francisco.  But it still shook our office building like a mother ******, and had me sprinting down 12 flights of stairs REAL quick!  Always scary...

But yeah, I think everyone/everything should be perfectly fine out here, aside from maybe a ranch or farmhouse or two up there...
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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2004, 02:39 PM »
This is where it hit:

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Parkfield, population 37, is known as the earthquake capital of California. Located on the San Andreas fault, it has experienced six similar, magnitude 6.0 earthquakes with apparent regularity...

Sounds like 37 pretty stupid people if ya' asked me!  :P

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2004, 02:55 PM »
Sounds like everything is okay. We're about 230 miles north of the epicenter, and we felt both quakes during our meeting. I think I was the only one to immediately get away from the windows...everyone else was either just standing still or actually going toward the window to see what they could see. At least made the meeting somewhat palatable.  :P
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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2004, 03:05 PM »
Dammit, I'm getting tired of these things!  Especially when I'm high up in a hi-rise building!  Our whole building started swaying back and forth, and it felt like I was surfing in my office (we're on the 11th floor).  The blinds were swinging and kept banging into the windows, and you could hear the whole building creaking.  I bolted out the door and stupidly into an elevator which was already at the wait, which made matters even worse.  That thing was swinging all over the place.  Somebody wound up getting on at the 5th floor, so I wisely jumped out and took the stairs the rest of the way.  I was the first one out of the building, and thought I must've just been imagining it, until the rest of the building wound up evacuating a minute or two later...

Registered at 6.5, and was located up near San Simeon (Hearst Castle), which is about 4 hours away from here.  That should tell you how powerful this thing was!  But considering I felt the Northridge quake all the way out in Las Vegas, it's not surprising I guess.

My legs are still shaking right now!  God, I hate quakes.   :'(

This is the first time I read this, and all I could think of when you were describing your evacuation of the building is the episode of Seinfeld where George pushes the old lady out of the way to get out of the burning apartment.

Glad to hear you're okay, but I spit water all over my keyboard and started laughing in my office...by myself.
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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2004, 03:12 PM »
Ha!  Pretty close there Ed.   ;)

But I don't push the ladies out of the way, I just hurdle them!   8)

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2004, 03:15 PM »


But I don't push the ladies out of the way, I just hurdle them!   8)

One would think that sort of bulk would be incapable of said hurdle.... :-*

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2004, 03:18 PM »


But I don't push the ladies out of the way, I just hurdle them!   8)

One would think that sort of bulk would be incapable of said hurdle.... :-*

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Re: 6.5 Earthquake... Damn that was scary!!!
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2004, 03:43 PM »
Crap filled pants are always nice after these events I would guess