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Old 03-17-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Down here. We tied a record today with a high of 88!

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Any of us who tie or set records should get a prize. We're been breaking records that were set almost 100 years ago!!! For cold. Where do we get our prizes for setting new records?
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I was jolted awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning (I had been sleeping in). It was obviously not a "big" one, but for a few seconds one does not really know. So I'm sorry the rest of you missed the few seconds of excitement. There were no reported injuries or damages when I checked the news a few hours later.
Never felt a thing out here.

But I do know that feeling of "OK .... is it gonna stop?"

The TV people can't shut up about it. It was a 4.4 - come on, that's not even an E ticket ride
 
Old 03-17-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I was jolted awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning (I had been sleeping in). It was obviously not a "big" one, but for a few seconds one does not really know. So I'm sorry the rest of you missed the few seconds of excitement. There were no reported injuries or damages when I checked the news a few hours later.
ER, you can count me out when it comes to the excitement of equakes. Had more than enough with Loma Prieta in 89. Even though I'm out of CA now I still contribute occasionally to the National Search Dog Foundation since we do know that some day there will be more serious quakes in the area and I want those dogs out finding people.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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ER, you can count me out when it comes to the excitement of equakes. Had more than enough with Loma Prieta in 89. Even though I'm out of CA now I still contribute occasionally to the National Search Dog Foundation since we do know that some day there will be more serious quakes in the area and I want those dogs out finding people.
Good for you for your contributions. Yes, Loma Prieta in 89 was grim.

There are so many worthy causes to contribute to!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Something like 4.5. However, I would point out that the Richter scale gives only an approximate indication of the severity of the actual shaking at a given location, the Richter number being a measure of the total energy of an earthquake. The shaking at a given location depends on that and other factors such as the depth of the fracture underground, the distance away from the epicenter, and the nature of the material (solid rock, loose fill) through which the earthquake waves pass. The latter makes it possible for some locations further away to experience more severe shaking than other locations closer in.

A good example is the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, which I will never forget as long as I live. The shaking was very, very severe as measured by actual ground acceleration (in g's) although the Richter number was only seven point something.

And of course the Richter scale is a logarithmic scale not a linear one. That is, a 7.0 is 1,000 times stronger than a 4.0.
I have never been through an earthquake of that magnitude. It surely would be disconcerting. I am so glad nothing was damaged in your home!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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More freezing rain tonight and tomorrow and it didn't get above freezing today. The roads were passable this afternoon as long as folks were careful.

Wish I had some hot chocolate. That would be perfect right now. :-)
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have never been through an earthquake of that magnitude. It surely would be disconcerting. I am so glad nothing was damaged in your home!
Thank you for your good wishes, Ani. Actually, "disconcerting" is an understatement for truly strong shaking, which I have experienced only twice in my life (1971 and 1994). "Absolutely terrifying" would be a better description. There is not much one can do - maybe put a pillow over the head if one is in bed - except hope the house will not collapse around one. When the shaking stops it is such a relief.

This morning was perhaps disconcerting. I was just hoping the shaking wouldn't get stronger and it didn't.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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ER, glad you are okay. I saw on the news they mentioned being prepared for a quake. How the heck do you prepare for a quake?

-2F this morning.........blech
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thank you for your good wishes, Ani. Actually, "disconcerting" is an understatement for truly strong shaking, which I have experienced only twice in my life (1971 and 1994). "Absolutely terrifying" would be a better description. There is not much one can do - maybe put a pillow over the head if one is in bed - except hope the house will not collapse around one. When the shaking stops it is such a relief.

This morning was perhaps disconcerting. I was just hoping the shaking wouldn't get stronger and it didn't.
It must be awful - that moment you realize the world is totally out of control and not only nothing you can do about it - no idea how devastating the earthquake will be and if you are going to be safe.

Hope that it is for any rockin' and rollin' for a loooong time!!!
 
Old 03-18-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Thank you for your good wishes, Ani. Actually, "disconcerting" is an understatement for truly strong shaking, which I have experienced only twice in my life (1971 and 1994). "Absolutely terrifying" would be a better description. There is not much one can do - maybe put a pillow over the head if one is in bed - except hope the house will not collapse around one. When the shaking stops it is such a relief.

This morning was perhaps disconcerting. I was just hoping the shaking wouldn't get stronger and it didn't.
I'll give you a heads up when my daughter actually moves to CA. Bad weather tends to follow her. One example:

2011 Tuscaloosa
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