Pretty Big Earthquake Hits So. California Today

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

It was a 5.4, but if you were in Long Beach like me, there wasn"t a martini glass in the house that didn"t splash a bit.
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Male 2,788
youre never gonna believe this. i live in so california and the day before the earthquake i took a vacation to arizona
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Male 772
For the past few months earthquakes have been gradually increasing. If studies are being shown right, a much, much bigger one is on it`s way. These smaller ones are just trying to relieve stress.
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Female 282
Yep , i was on the phone with my bestfriend and he started screaming.
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Female 19
SoCal are wusses. Last October NorCal had a larger quake which was closer to the surface (joltier shaking) and lasted three times as long and there wasn`t nearly as much press coverage. Get over it.
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Male 485
crazy! i was in disney world the day it happened and left that morning. i woulda felt it
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Female 41
Ahh, I was in that area a couple months ago. I totally wish this would have happened then!! =P

Earthquakes are serious stuff, I know. But when I was real little, I always went to this science center with my family. They had an earthquake simulator there, and I would spend hours riding it, lol. It was so much fun!

I know a real earthquake would be totally different, but I really don`t fear them because of that.

Anddd, I think I`m rambling.

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Male 12,138
^^ Prime, nah, you`ll be OK. A big quake will come, but it could be next week or could be in 2108. And it`ll probably be either way east or way north of LA, so UCLA should be safe enough.
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Female 2,249
ok fine. in my dream it was a lot more dramatic
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Female 2,249
zomg! i had a dream that this would happen and then it did... i also had a dream that mcdonalds blew up, killing my worst enemy
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Male 8,302
"Pretty Big Earthquake Hits So. California Today"

…um, so find someone who cares. Got news for you folks, there`s a MUCH BIGGER one coming your way. Not IF, its WHEN. It`ll be such an unforeseeable tragedy when it happens of course....

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Male 2,506
i liv at glendale, the thing isnt that it was super strong, it lasted 10 seconds longer than most quakes my moniter fell off the desktop
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Male 649
I`ll tell you what it means we are f ucked
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Male 7,933
Oh, and does anyone know about the fans there?
I know there will not be a place with Miami fans where you are guaranteed to see the wave/ a drunk guy/ an fans from the other team every time. But does LA have anything similar to that?
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Female 101
People are scared of the natural disasters they haven`t grown up with; when my mom`s friend visited here and there was a big earthquake she totally freaked out, but earthquakes aren`t a big deal for the native Californians in my family. I think moderate earthquakes like the one today are fun! However, when they had a tornado warning at my college, I was super-scared, when the people who grew up with those were totally fine.
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Male 355
This is just an appetizzer.
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Male 7,933
I like the ground staying still. I guarantee I would be hiding under my bed with a 3.0, get out say, "well, thats not so bad" and then cry like a bitch when I feel the aftershock.

And Hurricanes are awesome. They happen during school. If I could survive Andrew I could survive any hurricane

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Male 297
PTK...yeah we get earthquakes, but they`re really not a big deal AT ALL. i`d rather have the occasional 4 or 5 pointer than have to worry about hurricanes or tornadoes or anything like that. dunno anything about sports games though.
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Female 562
^lol primetimekin. And no you shouldn`t let earthquakes stop you from coming here. I`ve lived here my whole life and I`ve only been in one major earthquake, but that was in 1994. And i can only remember one other minor one besides the one today.
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Male 7,933
"Biggest one I had yet.
And I haven`t had many."

thats what she said

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Male 629
I felt the quake, but no aftershocks.
Biggest one I had yet.
And I haven`t had many.
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Male 7,933
One more thing, are games there exciting, as far as being with the fans? I came back from a Mets- Marlins game and there were a whole bunch of Mets fans. 3 people got escorted by the police from my section alone, and I was close to being the next... so can I expect that there?
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Male 7,933
To all you Californians and Davymid (since your a geomathologist (study of imaginary faults that perform math???))

Is California, a bad place to be earthquake wise. Where im from the ground stays still, but im considering UCLA.

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Male 473
psh i saw that on google map like 2 minutes after it happened
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Female 112
umm haven`t you guys ever heard of year round school? but anyway they weren`t kids. they were college students. there are college courses in the summer.
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Male 297
summer school didn`t end til last week here, so it isn`t that far out to assume it`s still going other places.
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Female 562
^I`m pretty sure summer school is over by now.

And phasoo, why do you go back so early? That sucks. :[ I don`t go back till the 27th...

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Male 297
to answer the questions about kids in school: summer school. around here that`s what happens if you fail a class.
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Female 562
Haha I felt it but i thought it was just somebody shaking my bed to wake me up. So i was like, "ughh..stop, i`m sleeping!" haha
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Female 470
That was my question, why the hell are kids in school in july?

i can understand august.
but july? come on.

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Male 9,306
Run? Run where? Seriously, you think we could afford to move what with gas prices so high, and the economy being such utter blasphemous shi-t? I`m surprised people on the lower rungs can even afford to drive to work!
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Male 297
i was eating breakfast when it happened, and i just kept eating. honestly i wish it wasn`t getting so much damn coverage. someone tell me when we have a 6 pointer, then we`ll talk. anything below that just doesn`t bother me. i`ve felt so many quakes that i just don`t care anymore.
hooray for so.cal quake desensitization?
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Female 27
I was there. It was...eh, not so bad.
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Female 1,470
hmm this might be a warning quake for u calliforians to RUNNN
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Female 662
"Anyone else experience the 6.8 that hit seattle in 2000?"
I did. I think one person died?
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Male 285
"More importantly, what were those kids doing in school in the middle of summer?"

If it makes you feel any better, I go back to school a week from tomorrow.

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Male 438
ya i slept through that today
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Female 377
Evanesia: I`m with you. :X
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Male 602
PS: I felt it, all the stuff in my room started shaking. My sister was in the shower and didn`t feel it at all... -_-
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Male 602
"Lol :P, Fancy, what were you doing drinking martinis at like 12 in the afternoon?"

More importantly, what were those kids doing in school in the middle of summer?

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Female 28
Wonder if my friend in San Diego felt this.
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Male 12,138
Ummm.

I`m a geologist, and I don`t mean to alarm any Californians but... this quake looks like it was on the Elsinore fault. It`s the San Andreas fault`s little kid sister. And the San Andreas has been locked along 80-90% of it`s length for a looooong time now...

I won`t be moving to California anytime soon.

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Male 39
Anyone else experience the 6.8 that hit seattle in 2000?
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Male 506
Felt it as well, but it felt like the same one we had during Winter, nothing serious.
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Male 1,766
yeah.i live in ontario. i felt it pretty damn hard.
I live their too it woke me up
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Female 151
Yep, felt it here where I live. Nothing serious, there wasn`t any damage to my house. But at my sister`s college, a light fell off the ceiling and hit some girl in the eye...

Lol :P, Fancy, what were you doing drinking martinis at like 12 in the afternoon?

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Male 1,958
but then, i live in Phoenix now, so now i have to worry have to flash floods.
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Female 1,287
awww, arnold! i told you not to jump!
[somebody had to say it]
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Male 1,958
OK, I made it through the Northridge quake. I made it through the big one after that. This isn`t 10 years ago. The worst that happens is that cows (and i mean actual cows) got a little spooked.
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Female 1,545
Uh ohhhssss
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Male 296
I live in lompoc, south cali.

I didn`t feel a thing!

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Male 2,593
Damn it, it`s still not in the ocean???
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Female 251
pretty crazy
just proves that iab is sorta psychic

shuuun

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Male 348
A guy on X box...**
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Male 348
I guy on X box Live told me he was on the toilet and an eathquake hit...I didn`t believe him...I was wrong so very very wrong
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Female 306
Does it make you frightened that we just had a link about a 10.5 earthquake in San Francisco?
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Male 272
yeah.i live in ontario. i felt it pretty damn hard.
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Female 2,695
i know what it means.

WE`RE ALL GONNA DIE(..eventually)

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Male 9,306
The shades rocked a bit, and I was quite certain it wasn`t our Dalmatian scratching himself.

Been worse quakes, really.

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Female 15,763
Good to see this got up here.

I have a friend who was visiting that exact area and flew out today, just missing the quake.

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Male 19,879
Link: Pretty Big Earthquake Hits So. California Today [Rate Link] - It was a 5.4, but if you were in Long Beach like me, there wasn`t a martini glass in the house that didn`t splash a bit.
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