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Old 07-29-08, 01:57 PM   #1
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Paging Mr. Beanz and the other So Cal Clyde's/Athena's: How'd you weather the quake?

From CNN: A Clyde Topic because some of our members live around there.

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LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported.

The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas.

Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. Ten aftershocks occurred in the next dozen minutes, including three estimated at 3.8, and the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake was about 8 miles below the earth's surface.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Los Angeles. San Bernardino County fire dispatch also had no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck at 11:42 a.m. PDT. Buildings swayed in downtown Los Angeles for several seconds.

Workers quickly evacuated some office buildings.

"It was dramatic. The whole building moved and it lasted for a while," said Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, who was in the sheriff's suburban Monterey Park headquarters east of Los Angeles.

In Orange County, about 2000 detectives were attending gang conference at a Marriott hotel in Anaheim when a violent jolt shook the main conference room.

Mike Willever, who was at the hotel, said, "First we heard the ceiling shaking, then the chandelier started to shake, then there was a sudden movement of the floor."

Chris Watkins, from San Diego, said he previously felt several earthquakes, but "that was one of the worst ones."

Delegates and guests at a cluster of hotels near the Disneyland resort spilled into the streets immediately after the quake.

The 1994 Northridge earthquake under Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley was magnitude 6.7. It killed 72 people, injured more than 9,000 and caused $25 billion in damage in the metropolitan area.

The damage created by an earthquake depends greatly on where it hits. A 7.1 quake — much stronger than Northridge — hit the Mojave Desert in 1999 but caused only a few injuries and no deaths.

California is one of the world's most seismically active regions. More than 300 faults crisscross the state, which sits atop two of Earth's major tectonic plates, the Pacific and North American plates. About 10,000 quakes each year rattle Southern California alone, although most of them are too small to be felt.

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Associated Press Writer Thomas Watkins in Anaheim contributed to this report.
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Old 07-29-08, 02:32 PM   #2
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From CNN: A Clyde Topic because some of our members live around there.
Cat's still hiding under the bed - he got there first. I'm probably about 60 miles away from the epicenter, I think Mr Beanz is much closer. Thanks for asking.
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That wasn't a quake, that was beanz dropping the hammer....
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5.4 is not that bad at all. The media is searching for stories but nothing will come of it, they have been showing the same bricks on the ground all day and getting camera angles of the spilled shampoo in the stores trying to make it look like something happened

Then the news goes into their, "Now is a good time to prepare for ..." comments, hell, if people have not yet prepared for the "Big One" they sure are not going to do so for this small trembler. Yeah some will run out and buy a 5gal jug of water (then use it in the next week or so) and perhaps first aid kits will sell for a few days but most folks around here have no idea how to prepare for a catastrophic event.

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Meh. An aftershock really.
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Old 07-29-08, 06:09 PM   #8
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Yeah, I dropped the hammer!


WHoah waht a jolt! I work about 6 miles form the center of the quake. I was talking to a coworker when I felt the ground start to roll. I asked the guy if he felt it about1 second before the hard jolt. We were about 10 feet form the door one second and 50 yards out in 4 seconds!

I saw the roof roll and the ground felt like a wave. Kind of scary re-entering the building though!

But..... I'm still alive!
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Old 07-29-08, 06:54 PM   #9
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Glad to hear everyone is OK.

Closest I've ever been to a quake was when one struck San Francisco right before the World Series game between the A's and the giants. I was in Bremerton, WA going through overhaul on my Sub, We felt it all the way up there to the point they evacuated the buildings.

We don't get quakes here in Texas, just tornados. So yea, we have that going on for us
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