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Old 07-29-2008, 01:47 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, 01:51 PM   #2
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Yea... I was just reading about that... you ok?
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:58 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, 02:00 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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Old 07-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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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, 02:17 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, 02:19 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, 02:24 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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Old 07-29-2008, 02:38 PM   #11
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I'm sure CJ's fine, TX - she's waaaaaaaaaaaay up north.

JPL just changed the number to 5.4
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #12
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Glad you guys are ok.....I don't miss those! JKath I was in the Northridge earthquake 93.....I was 5 mins from the center......was burried in my bedroom and litterally had to lift and dig my way out! A large dresser with tv fell on top of me along with everything else ( the way the earth rolled every centered in the center of the room....anyway I got out but couldnt walk for about a week!
A family friend had a 3 story apartment collapse on her but thank God she was pinned under a closet door that saved her life!
93 was a bad one!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:49 PM   #13
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Wow, that's got to be scary. I've only ever experienced one here in Georgia and that was a few years ago. Just enough to ask "What was that?" Freaky feeling. I can't imagine a 5.8!!!!!! I'm so glad y'all are okay!
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #14
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Thank you, we're all ok. I've got to get back to work now.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #15
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I'm glad you are all checking in!! I can't imagine what that feels like. Scary!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:15 PM   #16
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just a little shimmy shade here in escondido,ca. guess san diego felt it very hard as well.

light and fan in ceiling of sunroom. shaking a lot.

i was near the colanga shake, scary.

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Old 07-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #17
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Heard it on the news as I was typing to Barbara L.
Glad everyone so far is okay.
Closest I've come is the hurricanes, which sound like freight trains, and sonic booms from when space kraft take off and land. They shake the windows, walls and everything on the ground. Spooky feeling.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #18
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Here's a short security video from a local bike shop:

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Old 07-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #19
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oh geez! I typed in a mapquest to see how far away Chino Hills really is from here and it's closer than I thought - only 14 miles....no wonder it was so strong!

roadfix - thanks for posting that!!!
I noticed there's a guy standing there (in the upper left hand corner) - can you imagine if he were in the middle of those aisles? yikes!
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