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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:So we had a little earthquake this morning. Actually, we had a BIG earthquake this morning, it just was little down here in SoCal, but in central California around San Luis Obispo, it was recorded as a 6.5.

I felt it. First one I've ever felt. A wierd side-to-side shaking with an irregular frequency around 2 Hz. Rattled the windows and ever so slightly knocked the paintings on the wall askew. No books fell off shelves or anything.

Anyone else feel it?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:Yeah... but then I found out it was just a bit a gas... tongue

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:no, the earth hasn't moved for me yet........

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:My inlaws felt it....they are in California...

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:*Looks at flid... as "I feel the earth move, under my feet" song starts and disco lights start flashing...

umm

when in Rome

*Starts to boogie to disco music*


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:I feel the sky tumbling down , tumbling down

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Last year I made a point of jumping up and down on the San Andreas fault. Nothing happened then so they can't blame me now.

That big landslide on the Isle of Wight however...


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Mistress Aurora
Mistress Aurora

Hot Schtuff
Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX
Member Since: 19th Jan 2003
Total posts: 1032
Posted:Never been in an earthquake earthquake, but did feel a small one in my home town in TX! It is weird because it's North TX and we experienced a small one. I think it was around a 2.0 or smaller. I did feel alil sideways motion and a low grumbling noise like a helicopter was flying over really low. I was in my Senior English class in HS and we were in the library upstairs. It felt weird and also the fact nobody knew what it was because we don't usually get stuff like that around here. Most of us just assumed it was a helicopter or something, we just ignored it and went on looking for sources for our term themes.

I know of a fault line in Meers, OK. At the resteraunt, there is a sismograph(sp) and sometimes you can see the needle move on it.

I couldn't imagine a big one like you see on TV and stuff. Hope nobody was hurt too badly and that you are ok hug



RISK: Do not follow the common path; Go where there is no path and leave a trail.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:earthquakes are no fun. when i was living in redlands, CA, we had one that was a 7.5 with the epicenter in redlands. i was thankfully in vegas when it happened (230 miles away), but it was so big that was felt it there. the weird part was that my roommate and i were both in vegas at the movie theater, watching fight club. and the earthquake hit at the same time in the movie where they zoom in on brad pitt's face and the camera shakes. for a moment we thought it was a really cool special effect. ubblol but we both got that "doom" feeling, like something wasn't normal about that earthquake, and when we left we discovered that it wasn't in vegas but was actually in redlands. i'm so happy i wasn't in redlands when it happened.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I dunno. Because it was gentle and very non-scary, I just thought it was wild!

I had fun. I'm sure if it was violent and stuff started falling off shelves, that would have been a different thing entirely.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:something about earthquakes just unnerve me to the core. i can't stand them. seven years in california never changed that either. i actually wrote about once in a poem, made for a nice metaphor for what was going on in my life at the time.

on another note, i was living in vegas when we had the pepcon explosion. talk about scary. for those of you who never heard about it, it was a rocket fuel plant, and something when awry (i forget exactly) and the place exploded. the explosion was like the equivalent of a bomb basically. our house was prolly (i don't remember exactly) 10 miles away and it blew our front doors in. busted the frame. i was in school and it caused the ceiling tiles to collapse. my friend's house had their windows shattered. scary stuff.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:OK...warning...this is a geology geek moment. You've been warned.

Texas has a fairly complex geologic history, and many parts of it have old, inactive faults, as does Louisiana. From time to time, these faults experience a little bit of slip...usually nothing major, but a small shake, which will feel like a truck driving by or something similar.

Seismometers can be really sensitive, and a truck driving by will set the needle in motion, but the "amplitude" of the wave won't be huge....similar to that of a small earthquake. One thing that is very cool, though, is that even long distance Earthquakes can be recorded on remote seismometers. Geologists and geophysicists tend to use Seismometers in different locations to help locate the epicenter of an earthquake through triangulation.

OK geology geek moment over. I've got a Masters in the subject and have never been in a quake. Hope all are ok.


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:**drools**

something about that was just so hot spitfire ubblol

seriously, nothing wrong with geek moments. just proves what a lovely person you are!


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Quote:
something about earthquakes just unnerve me to the core. i can't stand them. seven years in california never changed that either. i actually wrote about once in a poem, made for a nice metaphor for what was going on in my life at the time.




I guess I'm more of a true Californian than I thought. It didn't bother me. I just rode it out and rocked and rolled. Earthquakes scare me, yes, but the Midwest gets tornadoes and the South and East get hurricanes, etc.

Whether it's a building that collapses on you or a tornado that throws you into the next county, either way, you're just as dead.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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