Friggn Earthquakes :|

  • MikeW

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    Aug 24, 2014 10:38 AM GMT
    M 6.1 Earthquake, 6km NW of American Canyon, California
    12 minutes ago
    Posted 9 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey

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    Location: 5 miles (7 km) WSW of American Canyon, CA; 6 miles (10 km) WNW of Vallejo, CA; 9 miles (15 km) NW of Crockett, CA; 25 miles (41 km) NNW of Oakland, CA Source: U.S. Geological Survey

    An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near American Canyon, CA at 10:20:44.00 UTC on Aug 24, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)


    Not a huge big deal as EQs go but it woke me the fuck up. Was the biggest one I've felt in these parts in quite a while, perhaps since the Loma Prieta, but that was 10 times this one. This was a shaker here in Berkeley. Enough to wake me up and while lying there feeling the shaking I had time to think, hmmmm, should I get out of bed and get in a doorway? I didn't but it was long enough for me to ask myself the question. Now I'm wide awake. icon_neutral.gif

    ETA: LoL someone posted this on twitter…

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    Aug 24, 2014 1:24 PM GMT
    I've lived thru just one earthquake, but it was in OKLAHOMA of all places. it was a 5.4, the largest one recorded for that particular area of the state. my entire house shook and I felt and heard the wave travel from one end to the other....no bueno.

    Living in Oklahoma (and being a meteorologist), I was quite content with all the severe weather (tornado, hail, flood, etc.) because it was all predictable. that stupid ass earthquake caught me so fucking off guard I didn't know what to think, other than, "welp, now I've experienced everything".

    a 5.4 is pretty weak, relatively speaking...but still a nerve wracking (no pun intended) experience.
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    Aug 24, 2014 1:35 PM GMT
    I experienced an earthquake living in Washington State. Just a rumbling, not serious shaking, but I still got everyone out of the house.

    But the real damage came months later, when we had days of heavy rain. Unbeknownst to me the house foundation had cracked during the quake, masked behind the basement family room finished wall. Suddenly water started flooding in, couldn't stop it, and I lost a lot of stuff. Which the insurance company wouldn't cover. icon_sad.gif

    Always check your building foundations after a quake, even a minor one. Hope all California RJers came through this one as well as MikeW.
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    Aug 24, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    hope everyone is healthy

    just read about it:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/us/strong-earthquake-shakes-bay-area-in-california.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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    Aug 24, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    PSN is NOT WORKING !
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    It's a great time for a martini...shaken, not stirred.
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    pazzy saidthe "benefits" of living in california and on the west coast. icon_cool.gif the east coast doesn't have those sorts of problems. icon_smile.gif the earth knows better on our side of things.
    Nope, we sure don't. Our problems are much worse. icon_wink.gif

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl#contents
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.0, especially if it's a rolling quake. The jolting quakes suck.
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    I live in Europe icon_razz.gif
    My biggest problem today is PSN IS NOT WORKING
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    atlanticshore saidI live in Europe icon_razz.gif
    My biggest problem today is PSN IS NOT WORKING
    XBL is working fine. Shoulda got an XBox. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    atlanticshore saidI live in Europe icon_razz.gif
    My biggest problem today is PSN IS NOT WORKING
    XBL is working fine. Shoulda got an XBox. icon_cool.gif


    xbox is a loser
    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/24/the-sony-playstation-4-continues-to-put-the-micros.aspx
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    Aug 24, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    pazzy saidthe "benefits" of living in california and on the west coast. icon_cool.gif the east coast doesn't have those sorts of problems. icon_smile.gif the earth knows better on our side of things. ya'll need to put that crazy bitch mother earth in her place.



    You guys still have hurricanes.