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July 29th, 2008


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11:54 am - Earthquake!
So I was in the shower when the house started shaking. It actually got pretty bad (2nd story of an old house, too, so I could really feel it). Fortunately it stopped after a minute, but I just found the quake listed at one of the online seismic sites:

5.8 on the Richter scale. Not big, but moderately large. And the rest of the San Fernando Valley probably felt it more: epicenter was east of Riverside and south of Pomona. (Chino Hills area, they say at the site.)

Yes, I live in earthquake country.
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Not at this end of the valley! I don't think we even lost anything off the shelves.
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From:jd3000
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Good sized one, wow. I've sort of been waiting for one in North Earthquake Country but I guess it was your guys' turn.

The weirdness is, just this morning I was driving home from the store and I heard an Allstate Insurance radio commercial that began "If you've been affected by the recent earthquake or wildfire", and there hasn't been any quake around. It was the weirdest thing.

Glad you're okay, a girl I used to know told me she was in the shower during Loma Prieta, and the glass shower door shattered into a million pieces.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
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*makes note to NEVER buy house with glass shower doors in LA*
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From:jelsemium
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Glad there wasn't any serious damage to your house. (Actually, as long as you have safety glass you shouldn't have any problems with a glass shower door. I lived 20 years with one and it never even cracked.)

The first report was 5.6, then it moved to 5.8, now it's listed at 5.4.

I guess the instant replay showed some faults in its technique.
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From:brianrubin
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I was in my seat at work, and began feeling like I was dancing in my seat against my will. Freaky, it was.
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Heh, yeah, freaky is the word.
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From:kalquessa
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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IT Guy jumped up, grabbed his laptop, said "Dude, let's get OUT of here!!" and ran for the stairwell. The rest of us had a laugh at this and went back to work. Heh.
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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LOL!
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From:sallymn
Date:July 29th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
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As long as you are all okay... :)
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From:tomh1138
Date:July 30th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
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I was in one small quake while I was in L.A. Unsettling, to say the least. I was working a temp job on the third floor of a building with no easy way to get out. Of all ways to go, I think I'd rather not on that one, thank you!

Seriously, though - glad you're OK.


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