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Date: 07/29/08 05:45 PM

60 Responses to Pretty Big Earthquake Hits So. California Today

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Link: Pretty Big Earthquake Hits So. California Today - 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.
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    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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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    i know what it means.

    WE`RE ALL GONNA DIE(..eventually)

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    eagles5 Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    yeah.i live in ontario. i felt it pretty damn hard.
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    Evanesia Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    Does it make you frightened that we just had a link about a 10.5 earthquake in San Francisco?
  7. Profile photo of moosekid
    moosekid Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    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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    moosekid Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    A guy on X box...**
  9. Profile photo of crazydaiz
    crazydaiz Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    pretty crazy
    just proves that iab is sorta psychic

    shuuun

  10. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    Damn it, it`s still not in the ocean???
  11. Profile photo of Lompocus
    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    I live in lompoc, south cali.

    I didn`t feel a thing!

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    Uh ohhhssss
  13. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    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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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    awww, arnold! i told you not to jump!
  15. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    but then, i live in Phoenix now, so now i have to worry have to flash floods.
  16. Profile photo of BillieBored
    BillieBored Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    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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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    yeah.i live in ontario. i felt it pretty damn hard.
    I live their too it woke me up
  18. Profile photo of robofish
    robofish Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    Felt it as well, but it felt like the same one we had during Winter, nothing serious.
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    JonnyBadass Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    Anyone else experience the 6.8 that hit seattle in 2000?
  20. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    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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    Psyduck Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    Wonder if my friend in San Diego felt this.
  22. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    "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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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    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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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    Evanesia: I`m with you. :X
  25. Profile photo of headbanger80
    headbanger80 Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    ya i slept through that today
  26. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    "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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    ilovetristan Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    "Anyone else experience the 6.8 that hit seattle in 2000?"
    I did. I think one person died?
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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    hmm this might be a warning quake for u calliforians to RUNNN
  29. Profile photo of blackebony
    blackebony Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    I was there. It was...eh, not so bad.
  30. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    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?
  31. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    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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    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    That was my question, why the hell are kids in school in july?

    i can understand august.
    but july? come on.

  33. Profile photo of razzzledazzl
    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    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
  34. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    to answer the questions about kids in school: summer school. around here that`s what happens if you fail a class.
  35. Profile photo of razzzledazzl
    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
    563 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    ^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...

  36. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    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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    mandapanda28 Female 13-17
    112 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    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.
  38. Profile photo of Tdogg111
    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    psh i saw that on google map like 2 minutes after it happened
  39. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    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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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    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?
  41. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    I felt the quake, but no aftershocks.
    Biggest one I had yet.
    And I haven`t had many.
  42. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    "Biggest one I had yet.
    And I haven`t had many."

    thats what she said

  43. Profile photo of razzzledazzl
    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
    563 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    ^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.
  44. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    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.
  45. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    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

  46. Profile photo of rodrigorenzo
    rodrigorenzo Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    This is just an appetizzer.
  47. Profile photo of cooltapes
    cooltapes Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    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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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:10 pm
    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?
  49. Profile photo of pariahnola
    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    I`ll tell you what it means we are f ucked
  50. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 11:53 pm
    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
  51. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2008 at 2:37 am
    "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....

  52. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 2:56 am
    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
  53. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:00 am
    ok fine. in my dream it was a lot more dramatic
  54. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:10 am
    ^^ 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.
  55. Profile photo of mtwoofwoof
    mtwoofwoof Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 6:41 am
    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.

  56. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    July 30, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    crazy! i was in disney world the day it happened and left that morning. i woulda felt it
  57. Profile photo of chershey
    chershey Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    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.
  58. Profile photo of Soundsasian
    Soundsasian Female 13-17
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    Yep , i was on the phone with my bestfriend and he started screaming.
  59. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    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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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    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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