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post #1 of 23
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This morning I felt a huge rumble and I asked my boyfriend if it was an earthquake and he said, "no, its just a plane". Well, the news was just on and it was an earthquake--3. something or other.
I can't believe it!
I never thought that would happen here.
post #2 of 23
I don't know where you live but I have never experienced an earthquake. However I woke up at 1am with the loudest, most frightening winds EVER around the house. We face the coast so it felt really bad. Sadly the first thing I did was run down and check on Harry!!
post #3 of 23
I've never experienced an earthquake but my Dad has on his trip to San Fransisco. He said that the office chairs were sliding back and forth across the floor.
post #4 of 23
how scarry we're long over due for one in the midsouth area- so i'm always paranoid we'll get one someday!
post #5 of 23
wow! I didn't think NC had them! but then I didn't think that Ohio could have them either
post #6 of 23
My family and I were living in Italy November of 1980 when an earthquake hit 6.2 and second one 6.8. Spookiest thing I have ever experienced. When the earth moves like that you know just how small you are in the scope of things.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by snosrap5 View Post
When the earth moves like that you know just how small you are in the scope of things.
Exactly!! Its really weird thinking about the Earth shifting like that!

To quote Morgan Earp in Tombstone, "Its amazing--God made all this and still remembered to make a little ol' speck like me".
post #8 of 23
I think if I were in the middle of an open field I might be OK with experiencing a 'real' earthquake. Otherwise I'm good! I did feel a tremor once when I was a kid. Other times I've felt things but not heard of them being actual seismic activity.
post #9 of 23
On Jan 17, 1994, at 4:30am my hubby and I were awakened to waves in our waveless waterbed. Hubby says, "I think we are having an earthquake" I said "I think you are right" Then we went back to sleep. We woke up to find that there was a major earthquake about 100 miles south of us. This was the Northridge Quake. So much damage and loss of life.

I felt one about a year ago at work. It was a small one, but caused a gasp from all of the other reps. No damage except for a few nerves.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
I think if I were in the middle of an open field I might be OK with experiencing a 'real' earthquake. Otherwise I'm good! I did feel a tremor once when I was a kid. Other times I've felt things but not heard of them being actual seismic activity.
I heard that even if you're in a empty field, you can still get pretty hurt by one. I would imagine that those waves, if strong enough, could toss people right off their feet!
post #11 of 23
I was still living in Seattle when they had their fairly big rumble a few years back.
Now, I know what you're supposed to do during a quake, but me, I got up and stood sprawled all over my wall unit to keep my TVs safe

One of my birds jumped off her cage and ran to me, crawled up my body, nuzzled against my neck and just kept repeating It's ok, it's ok.
I'm not sure if she was trying to comfort me, or herself.
post #12 of 23
I've felt a couple of mild earthquakes here in Chicago. If we get a big one, we're toast!
post #13 of 23
That so scary. I like my ground firm. I've experienced I tiny earth quake, it just made the glasses in the cupboards jingle.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
On Jan 17, 1994, at 4:30am my hubby and I were awakened to waves in our waveless waterbed. Hubby says, "I think we are having an earthquake" I said "I think you are right" Then we went back to sleep. We woke up to find that there was a major earthquake about 100 miles south of us. This was the Northridge Quake. So much damage and loss of life.

I felt one about a year ago at work. It was a small one, but caused a gasp from all of the other reps. No damage except for a few nerves.
Oh gosh I remember that one it was pretty bad, Plus the big one that was in Whitter. I have lived in California most of my life and living in the Inland Empire the last 10 we have had lots not big but still wakes ya up. You never get used to them either. But were right on a fault here so we even feel all the little ones, doors will move some hanging lamps will be swinging not fun for sure.
Plus I live in a 2 story I think its worse when your upstairs
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
One of my birds jumped off her cage and ran to me, crawled up my body, nuzzled against my neck and just kept repeating It's ok, it's ok. I'm not sure if she was trying to comfort me, or herself.

Awwww!!! How sweet!!
post #16 of 23
I live in the SF Bay area, so earthquakes are a part of life. I was coming home from SF in a new vanpool van and we did not feel the big 1989 Loma Prieta 7.1 quake - the one that collapsed a section of the Bay Bridge (we were already over the bridge) and delayed the World Series between the A's (go A's) and the Giants. I rushed into the house and there was 3 year old daughter Jenny and her nanny calmly watching the Dumbo video. Amanda, the nanny, told me that she took Jenny to the door frame (where they were supposed to go) and everything was okay except that Amanda got seasick by watching the earthquake making our pool look like the Pacific.
Jenny - soon to be 21 - still loves Dumbo. Needless to say, anything Dumbo I buy for her.
post #17 of 23
I will never forget the quake we had in WA state a couple of years ago...one of the scariest moments of my life.

I heard a loud booming sound as if something were pounding on the roof of our home - 3x - was just heading out to the front door to see if someone was outside when the house began to slide (the house is on a slab). I realized it was an earthquake and stood in the doorway between my kitchen and dining room - near the front door. I watched as the walls of the house bowed out and remember praying because I thought the house was about to fall apart.

I never, ever want to be near an earthquake any closer or one that is shallow...I live north of where the quake, which was a few miles down) occured.
Bookie was extremely ill at this time, and we lost her 2 days later. The quake and losing her will always be tied in my memory.
post #18 of 23
Check this site out it might show if you were right or not. Not knowing where you are I cant see for myself.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by u8myufo View Post
Check this site out it might show if you were right or not. Not knowing where you are I cant see for myself.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/
Look at all those earthquakes!
post #20 of 23
Living in California all my life, you just get used to the quakes. There is a quake somewhere here everyday... most are not even felt by anyone.

The bad thing about earthquakes tho is they come without warning. With hurricanes, you have time to prepare... and tornados too.. (even tho they don't have that much of a warning)

On a funny note.... I remember in the late 60's there was a prediction of a big quake that was supposed to happen. they had it pinpointed to the exact day and hour. The quake was supposed to cause the coast of California to drop off into the ocean, thereby making where I live coastal property.

Well, where were we at the exact hour of the predicted quake? We were sitting the beach! LOL My brother had his watch out and was counting down the seconds to the time of the quake. He was sooooo disappointed that the quake didn't happen! It was soooo funny to see the look on his face. But there were people that really believed it would happen and headed to the mountains!
post #21 of 23
We don't get them here really at all..if we do, noone feels them

Thank goodness yours wasn't a big one!
post #22 of 23
When I lived in Guam, we had tremors every few months and they really weren't a big deal...a bit unsettling but nothing major. Then one night, I woke up in the middle of the night, antsy. I tossed and turned, couldn't get back to sleep and finally went out and got something to eat. I was sitting on the couch with Jasper, one of my cats, on my lap when he suddenly hissed, dug his claws in my legs and did a flying leap off!

I had 5 cats at the time, and the rest all just went crazy! I thought they saw something, because they were all heading into the kitchen, so I got up to see what was going on. I got 2 steps, and the floor shifted. It knocked me off my feet. I felt like I was drunk, I couldn't get my balance...it was the scariest feeling!

My BF at the time had a huge, very HEAVY wooded Lion's head hanging above the couch and it fell off the wall and landed on the couch exactly where it was sitting! Books fell off the shelves and basically when it was done the furniture was rearraged.

It went on for probably 30 secs. Not that long, but when the earth is moving it seems like forever! The power was out for 17 hours, which really sucked because I was flying home the day after for my first visit back and needed to do laundry. Turns in it was a 6.8 with the epicenter only around 100 miles off shore, but it was deep enough it didn't do a lot of damage. A few foundations cracked and one bridge disintigrated, but other than that everything was ok. No lives lost, that god! But, a very scary experience!
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Look at all those earthquakes!

Wow! I didn't expect them to be that frequent!
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