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Old 02-04-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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I have only felt minor earthquakes. My worst was a 6.0 and that left me feeling like Jello.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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We've had one under 5, but here on the sand at the beach, we really felt it. Creepy.....it's been years ago, but it's not something I care to experience often! Ugh. Here in the PNW, we occasionally have extremely high wind STORMS.....not called hurricanes here, but they certainly look like them on satellite and do some pretty great damage!
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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No earthquakes, hurricanes, here. I've only lived through tornadoes & blizzards of the past then I moved southwest.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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In 2002 I was riding in an elevator when a 7.9 earthquake hit Alaska. I bounced around pretty good. Up in Alaska we do not have hurricanes. We just call them windy days. I have seen sustained winds of maybe 90mph and gusts to 120mph.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The Wild Wild West
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7.3 earthquake in California in 1952.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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I've been in tornadoes listening to the roof get ripped off the building.

That gets your attention.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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Earthquakes while in Alaska. I don't remember the strength of them...been too long. But I do remember rolling across the floor of the building I worked in and then crossing a small bridge during one. Not something I want to experience again! A couple of tornadoes here...but mostly just strong winds...usually called a hurricane or tornado elsewhere. Winds routinely get up in the range of 60-70 mph or higher here during the spring.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: North of Nowhere, South of Everywhere
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Hurricane Isabel in 03 Maryland. Had to be evacuated. It did a lot of damage and I was without power for a few days.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Two hurricanes in Hawaii. The first was hurricane Iwa in 82' where I was living in a crater condominium that was damaged when the crater sucked all the roofs and everything else that got loose. Ended up being in charge of the crater hurricane clean-up crew. We had a large generator where we had Thanksgiving in the clubhouse. The National Guard brought in Army rations; it was actually a blast. Was so use to the water not being hot that I continued to take cold showers for 6 months after the hot water was turned back on.

The other one was hurricane Inike in 92' which slammed the whole island. Was displaced but everything turned out fine. The hurricanes in Hawaii brought everyone together and cleansed the islands; of course these hurricanes were most destructive on Kauai which is where I live.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I have been fortunate to not have experienced a major earthquake here in California even though there have been major quakes further away. We did have a 4.4 quake last year which was the worst for me because I was very close to the epicenter. Scared the bejeebers out of me! It felt as if the Jolly Green Giant grabbed ahold of my bed and started jerking it back and forth. Not a pleasant experience but no damage occurred.
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