earthquake!

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    Jul 29, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    ooh, we just had a 5.8 richter scale earthquake a few minutes ago! the epicenter is in Chino Hills i believe. anyone else in SoCal feel that?
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    Jul 29, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    That's lovely, but christ, people. There's a General Discussion subforum...
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    Jul 29, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    Felt it big-time here in Century City. I'm a L.A. native, and I'm still not used to this whole earth-moving thing ...
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    Jul 29, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Blink, it's rumored that the earthquake was gay. ;)
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    JohnnieRayRousseau saidFelt it big-time here in Century City. I'm a L.A. native, and I'm still not used to this whole earth-moving thing ...


    hahaha! i'm surprised, you've weathered a few strong ones already. i'm sort of used to it, i grew up in the philippines and we always had earthquakes along with typhoons and such as part of the "yearly natural disaster" schedule
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    blink777 saidThat's lovely, but christ, people. There's a General Discussion subforum...


    LOL, I felt that rumble of thunder! icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 8:49 PM GMT



    a quake, a quake.... icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    I've been living in LA for 14 years now, and this is so far the biggest quake I feel. All the windows were rattling like crazy here at work.
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    blink777 saidThat's lovely, but christ, people. There's a General Discussion subforum...



    Are you being serious?
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Any casualties? It didn't make the news here
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Yeah, lol i had the day off and i was laying in bed. since it was a rolling quake, i at first thought it was the jet wave from the plan that was over head. Untill that shit grew bigger, and bigger, then my damn chester dowers were rattling and shit was moving. It was a total blast! I need one of those for a wake up call every morning, it was so much fun.
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    felt like a some giant was drunkenly stumbling around my house
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    I ph34r earthquakes

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    Jul 29, 2008 10:04 PM GMT
    Sedative saidI ph34r earthquakes

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    earthquakes pwnt you before?
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:27 PM GMT
    Fable said
    Sedative saidI ph34r earthquakes

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    earthquakes pwnt you before?


    Yassuh. icon_sad.gif

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  • EricLA

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    Jul 29, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    It's been downgraded to a 5.4, with 10s of aftershocks, most too small to be felt.

    We definitely felt the rolling here at UCLA. It seemed to end quickly, then you realized the ground was still moving. Sort of like being on a waterbed. Seemed to last 30-45 seconds.

    It's the first quake I felt since I left for NYC in '03, and definitely one of the stronger ones I've felt since the big Northridge earthquake.
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    It was little one, not a big deal at all!! Or maybe because I grew up in SoCal they don't even phase me anymore!
  • kinetic

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    Jul 29, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    Just heard!
    I remember feeling a very small one during the brief time I spent living in LA.
    Scary..
    Any bets on when the big one will hit??
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    kryptonic said


    a quake, a quake.... icon_lol.gif


    too funny!
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    kinetic saidJust heard!
    I remember feeling a very small one during the brief time I spent living in LA.
    Scary..
    Any bets on when the big one will hit??
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    LOL I'm a california native and we've been expecting that big one for years. You sorta become immune to them after a while. It's funny when you live in the South Cali area and have visitors they get all freaked and they look at you very strange and wonder why you don't have much of a reaction to it. I use to tell them as long as there is a roof still over our heads and the walls haven't collapsed it's all cookies and cream. Welcome to California icon_smile.gif

    Edit: Glad you are all safe and sound.
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    yep! i'm in the wilshire center ... near downtown los angeles ...

    our office is on the 9th floor ...

    the building was shaking ...

    the steel cabinets in our room started to open ...

    all of us were very silent ...

    i thought the building will collapse ...

    that was very scary ...

    i did not even know what to do ...

    the last time i experienced a strong earthquake was when i was in the philippines ... but that was when i was in high school ...

    the earthquake shit really scared me like hell ... hmmm, not really ... he he he ...
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:06 PM GMT
    Earthquakes are excellent core exercises. They don't provide the cardiovascular benefits that one gets from kicking and flapping during floods and tornadoes, but the purpose of the core is to stablize, and there's no better natural disaster.

    If it is your first quake, you might try doing it in a doorframe with your arms bracing you. But for the aftershocks, use the proper form.

    For you advanced guys, earthquakes while standing on a Swiss ball are unbeatable.
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:10 PM GMT
    yep even felt it down here in SD. Nice massage. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    sdn8 saidyep even felt it down here in SD. Nice massage. icon_biggrin.gif



    ha ha ... it was a frightening massage ... lol ...
  • irishboxers

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    Jul 29, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    I was on the 11th floor of our building. It's built on rollers, so it was kinda like being on a waterbed. icon_biggrin.gif

    It always makes me laugh when people get hysterical over these little quakes. There's nothing you can do to stop it and if the big one hits it will hit. Just keep a level head and get through it.

    A woman in our building was bawling her eyes out in panic...half an hour after it was over. We thought maybe she had family or friends hurt in the Northridge quake, a legitimate reason to be upset. Nope. She just "was so scared of not being in control." Her words.

    Sheesh. icon_rolleyes.gif