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Old 07-29-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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What a shaker! Earthquake in L.A. Area

We just experienced a 5+ earthquake in LA no more than 5 minutes ago.

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Old 07-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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Yea... I was just reading about that... you ok?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #3
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It was out of Chino Hills, which is around 20 miles from here - last note was 5.8 from JPL.
Very hard shake - worst I can remember since the northridge quake in '93.
Couldn't find the cat - then got her - she was lodged between the wall and the back of the clothes dryer, all tangled up. Poor thing. whew!
The hanging tiffany lamp was swinging so hard I thought it would fall.
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5+?? Wow - glad you are ok!!! I'll go check the news. It's on CNN right now. 5.8!!!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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I can't even imagine what that would be like.... never have experienced one and not sure what I would do if I did. I guess I take the ground for granted!
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It was out of Chino Hills, which is around 20 miles from here - last note was 5.8 from JPL.
Very hard shake - worst I can remember since the northridge quake in '93.
Couldn't find the cat - then got her - she was lodged between the wall and the back of the clothes dryer, all tangled up. Poor thing. whew!
The hanging tiffany lamp was swinging so hard I thought it would fall.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{jkath}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Thanks for posting - I was just typing you a PM but I'll cancel that.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
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Thanks, elf -
Well, after surveying the damage, I did lose a couple of things, but nothing really important. The good thing is that perfume bottles are made with heavy glass, thank goodness!
All cell phones in this area are still without service, which is a bummer.

Oh, and we were going to bathe the cat to get the lint off of her and my boys couldn't find her....till they looked behind the dryer again. sheesh.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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I was listening to the Jim Rome show on the radio and he mentioned it, interrupting his guest. He said his building was still swaying. He's 16 stories up.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:24 PM   #9
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california earthquake today

CJ, you ok? I know your pretty good way south of it, but, I wanted to check!! And JKath? Everyone else there okay??

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Prayers go out to CA residents. Hope all of our CA members are okay. Please check in.
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