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Old 11-22-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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San Diego residents, how often can earthquakes be felt in year's time (you do not have to be specific)? Also, for long-term residents, have you experienced many earthquakes while living in or near this city?
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Earthquakes that can be felt occur once every few years. San Diego is the furthest big Californian city from the infamous San Andreas Fault. There haven't been any devastating earthquakes in San Diego in the last century.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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I've lived in North San Diego County from 1978-2000, and again from 2003-present. The biggest one I remember feeling recently was the Northridge Earthquake from 1994, but what we felt certainly was nowhere near how bad it must have been felt up in Northridge.

I can't remember every single earthquake I've felt, but most were minor. Your odds are probably greater to walk out into the street and get hit by a car then they are to experience a major earthquake here in San Diego.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:20 AM
 
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Rarely feel earthquakes here and when I have, they are so minor, nothing scary at all.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East Side SD
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You have the occasional tremor. Nothing scary its just a part of life here. No huge threat of a massive earthquake compared to LA or SF.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids
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You have the occasional tremor. Nothing scary its just a part of life here. No huge threat of a massive earthquake compared to LA or SF.
I'm wondering if I just felt a very small tremor. My hand was on the coffee table and I felt a vibrating for a few seconds and then it was gone. Could have been something else that was making the floor shake a little I guess. It was so minor, I wonder if anyone else felt anything.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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We had one in the 80s that really rocked, enough so to wave water out of the pool. There was a good one in the 90s too that left cracks in the Condo we rented. Both were pretty scary.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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I'm wondering if I just felt a very small tremor. My hand was on the coffee table and I felt a vibrating for a few seconds and then it was gone. Could have been something else that was making the floor shake a little I guess. It was so minor, I wonder if anyone else felt anything.
One of the best resources if you think you felt an earthquake is Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada - Index Map click on the map to zoom in on your area. Maps are updated frequently.

And frequently is also how often earthquakes happen. However, the vast majority of them are tiny and can hardly be felt even if you're right on top of them.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:54 PM
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Much more common around LA. Here I wouldn't be too worried not having earthquake insurance.
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