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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_JasonDawgxxx, Jul 29, 2008.
We just had a 5.8 earthquake here. Anyone else in So Calif feel it?
Fo sho! What's shakin!
Ride the wave!
I was on a raft in the pool and thought my pill for my back was making me feel drunk, lol. Im watching the news and thank god nobody was hurt.
Yeah, I even felt it from the NorCal.
Yikes! :yikes: Are you okay? Sounds like it's time for an LPSG California roll call.
I was fucking my girlfriend while it started shaking. At first, I thought it we my heavy and deep thrusting that was causing the headboard to slam. But after I felt the wall shake, I was like, "damm, I'm not that good!"
It was probably your violent sex that caused it. :biggrin1:
Hell Yeah I Fealt It! Scared The Shit Out Of Me! I Thought It Was A Big Truck Passing By My House! It Turned Out To Be An Earthquake! Lol
Scared the Bejeezus out of me!!!
Haven't checked the news -- where was the epicenter?
I had just awakened from slumber, walked about all of 3 feet and the building started swaying like a 70's water bed mattress...
My precious HD flat panel TV started tipping forward so I grabbed it....not thinking I should get out of the building. Just as the worst of it was happening, my IKEA book shelf fell forward taking one for the team, breaking a vintage canning jar I got up in Canada.
Our 7' tall curio cabinet in the livingroom was unscathed, one item fell over and nothing else moved. That's a miracle as we have a bunch of glass in that thing.
This was the worst one we have had in a long time. It was centered in Chino are, which is quite a ways from me but closer in proximity than LA.
All this before coffee....such a deal.
Felt it here in Santa Barbara. It wasn't too bad though.
Of course we felt it, but it's fun. The magnitude has been downgraded to a 5.4 but was ennough to bounce my balls around for me.
My place got rocked pretty hard. I'm on the top floor of bldg though, so makes sense I would feel it stronger.
Bookshelves fell over, and some stuff fell off the walls. I just lost a picture frame. In the grand scheme of things nothing to complain about.
It was strong enough to send me into duck and cover mode though.
I feel the earth move under my feet. Not here in PA. Hope all is well.
We never have earth quakes here, or tornadoes, or a hurricane. I guess we're pretty lucky.
Hope everyone's ok over there.
Why all these bookshelves falling over? Don't you have those retention straps to prevent that kind of thing? If I lived out there I'd live in a single storey house with a rice paper roof and what isn't nailed down, including my bed, would be far away from the walls. I don't know how you people can live on a time bomb like that. My cousin missed getting smushed on that collapsed freeway during that big quake a while ago simply because her husband was feeling frisky that morning. If it wasn't for his morning wood, she'd likely be dead.
I don't have retention straps on the bookcases because there's nothing around them that's breakable (and they're made of metal). The straps would just keep the shelves in place, not the books. So same amount of clean up required.
As for the time bomb... the price we pay to live here I suppose. But seriously, the chances of dying in an earthquake are incredibly slim. Of course it's awful when it does happen, but its a rare event. There's some morbidly funny stats out there, like (for example) I stand better odds of being legally executed than dying in an earthquake. Though that may say as much about our criminal justice system as it does plate movement.
There's time bombs everywhere really. New Orleans was one. A major hurricane in New York City, a massive flood on the Thames, Amy Winehouse... they're all ticking. I guess my attitude is I'll go when I go, and until then will enjoy myself as much as possible. A life lived in fear is a life not lived. :smile:
Few things ended up on the floor...nothing broken. Was out of town so was wondering if anything broke the last 24 hrs.
I knew something was up, my dogs were acting funny about 10 minutes before the quake started, we were in the pool.
Boats have those little bars that help keep things on the shelf in the case of rolling. I'd rather have just a few books fall over than the entire shelf!
Statistics about death in earthquakes only reflect past history, not present danger. If I get on a plane and fly, statistically I'm very safe. If I know that a critical part on that plane is (forgive the pun) faulty, then the threat of injury or death goes up drastically, particularly if I fly on that plane every day. The big one is coming at some point and, unlike hurricanes, there won't be any warning.
FYI, in actuality, NYC won't be that bent by a hurricane. There are few wooden frame structures left in the city. It would be really messy, but nothing like New Orleans or Charleston. The real disaster zone is southern Long Island. Lots of cheap housing, lots of dense development very close to shore, and little to no protection from outlying islands. Most horrifying is that Long Islanders have no way off of Long Island except via New York City unless it's by boat or plane, and nowhere to go.