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Old 04-05-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Everyone in our three story building here in Mission Valley evacuated. Things fell out of cupboards and bookcases. I swear that I saw the floors themselves shaking .. but it could be just me. Pretty damn scary considering we just moved to California and never felt an earthquake before.

Talking to others in the building, some people have been here in San Diego for more than 20 years and they said this was the strongest they've ever felt. Not reassuring at all.
Sorry that you had to experience an earthquake but San Diego is less quake-prone than both Los Angeles & San Fransisco if that makes you feel less frightened. I was outside & did not feel a thing playing a little touch football but people came outside looking scared. Man, I hope we are not going into some sort of global earthquake period [ie. Haiti & Chile]. California building construction is so much better since this earthquake was even stronger than the Haitian quake.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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was having a late lunch with a friend at California Pizza Kitchen in Irvine in Orange County. While my friend was talking, I felt the ground shaking. At first, I thought my friend was shaking the table or his legs. But, I started to notice that the windows of the restaurant to shake, that's when everybody else took notice. The shaking felt like a sway from side to side. It seemed to last for a while-something like 45 seconds to 1 minute. The overhead lights were swinging wildly.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Sorry that you had to experience an earthquake but San Diego is less quake-prone than both Los Angeles & San Fransisco if that makes you feel less frightened. I was outside & did not feel a thing playing a little touch football but people came outside looking scared. Man, I hope we are not going into some sort of global earthquake period [ie. Haiti & Chile]. California building construction is so much better since this earthquake was even stronger than the Haitian quake.
That's what it seems like doesn't it? It was really creepy and ironic that I actually found out about this earthquake last night right after finishing watching 2012! AND the night before I was up researching and watching different earthquake videos on Youtube. So weird...
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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That's what it seems like doesn't it? It was really creepy and ironic that I actually found out about this earthquake last night right after finishing watching 2012! AND the night before I was up researching and watching different earthquake videos on Youtube. So weird...
This is exactly what I was doing right when yesterdays quake struck!
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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That's what it seems like doesn't it? It was really creepy and ironic that I actually found out about this earthquake last night right after finishing watching 2012! AND the night before I was up researching and watching different earthquake videos on Youtube. So weird...
I have relatives in Rancho Penasquitos [north San Diego] who were talking about earthquakes in Seattle with a friend who is visiting from there. While they were talking the earthquake hit & made them feel really weird as well as frightened. Now they don't want to mention earthquakes for fear another will strike
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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When the BIG one comes you can count on some women who will be raped. There will be weak men who will fall prey to strong men or men with weapons. Gangs will stick together, as any brotherhood should. Cops, a gang in their own right, are not as strong a brotherhood. Some cops will be on the fence. Some cops will do the right thing while other cops will either bolt for the hills or turn against the law they swore to uphold by preying on the weak. So you think you have an advantage because you go to 24 Hour Fitness six or seven times a week? Being able to bench press 225lbs seventeen times or having a name like Chuck Liddel won't matter one bit. Have a camera at times like this because you'll get photo ops the type that comes around only once in a million years. Through it all the best prepared man and woman for the BIG one will be the beaten down local homeless person you see out on the street every day. The homeless will have a leg up on us in a natural disaster. We'll be comedians providing entertainment for them while they point fingers at us and laugh their ass off at us as we try to cope with hell on earth. Have guns, cameras and knives at the ready. Join a gang or a motorcycle club ASAP for safetys sake. If Kartrina didn't teach you any of this then you're a natural idiot. I see idiots like you every day. Some of you are teachers, others are administrators, while others are court judges.

When it hit I yelled loud, towards the end I yelled out at the top of my lungs as if I had one the lotto. In part due to fear while another part of me felt exhiliarated, the same exact feeling a child gets when they ride a roller coaster or when an adult with a parachute strapped to their back steps out of a plane and plunges to the ground. Towards the middle of the quake I lapsed into a psychotic-like state, something I'm prone to do during a quake. I was sure that someone or something mechanical was pushing my apartment building around from side to side, I had no doubt about that. But why? I grew up in the Bay Area, so I've experienced quakes plenty of times before (Loma Prieta, 1989) but I always lapse into the same uncontrollable mindset whenever they unfurl: in the first few seconds I immediately acknowledge that it's an earthquake, of course, what else can it be? Halfway through it I then shelve that idea and substitute it with an idea that's totally different. I begin to wonder in earnest who's pissed off, what agitated person is pushing the walls around like silly putty and just how are they able to accomplish such a neat trick? At this point it's not an earthquake as much as it is a silly prank or an annoyance of some type. I then wonder what large mechanical object (say like a large crane with a big boom on the end) is messing around with the structure I'm in and what on earth for don't they know this building is occupied and do they have the proper permits? I don't know why I'm programmed to think these things whenever an earthquake strikes. It appears to be in my DNA. San Diego dodged a bullit yesterday...or a nuclear warhead. When I stepped out onto my patio balcony I saw my neighbor standing in the street and with wide eyes I exclaimed with all sincerity that it was good to see that he was still alive.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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drugs
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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...Wow
notice where he's located

Edit: I swear I read that same passage in Stephen King's Tommyknockers.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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drugs
gentoo=p.o.s
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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...Wow
notice where he's located

Edit: I swear I read that same passage in Stephen King's Tommyknockers.
yeah wow how bout that you must be the mod in disguise lol
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