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    A whole lot of shaking going on...

    Or so they tell me, I never feel the earthquakes down here - but I did notice that the gates on our house were rattling.

    Everyone around me noticed it, but they are smaller than me and I assume don't have as much momentum to overcome.

    Just to let everyone know it is, in our neck of the jungle, just another day in paradise. Not so good I hear in the Central Valley though.

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    Meh, there was a little shake in CA yesterday. 4.5 at the epicenter, so in my area about 30mi away, it was an eensy weensy tremor. I thought it was just my siblings jumping around, but when they poked my head in to ask if I felt the earthquake I found out otherwise.
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    Come to find out, there has been more than a few people die and a lot of damage. It was a terrible time of year to have an earthquake. Everything is saturated with water, so it doesn't take much on a deforested slope to get it moving - and nothing will stop it when it gets going.

    There was 7 in Parrita some years ago, and there were only two deaths, someone who had a heart attack, and a drunk on a motorcycle.

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    I had to laugh about our local reports about earthquakes. Why just a couple weeks ago there was a 2.4, and a few weeks before that, there was a 3.3. This can only mean the BIG one is coming. I hope I can survive a devastating 4.0 quake.

    What a bunch of wusses around here. They'd probably mob the stores for milk, bread and toilet paper if they had a real quake here.
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    Was wondering about that - it was on the news!

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    was wondering meself....

    I have been in a 6.5 quake. It is uuuuun-pleasant.
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    Yikes! We're supposed to be do for a big one sometime here in Utah. Every once in a while we'll have a little one. The last one I remember distinctly. Joe and I were laying on the bed, half asleep in the morning. I heard the glasses shaking on the wall shelf and I assumed that it was the neighbor's laundry on spin cycle again. Once the bed started shaking, I knew something was up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    Yikes! We're supposed to be do for a big one sometime here in Utah. Every once in a while we'll have a little one. The last one I remember distinctly. Joe and I were laying on the bed, half asleep in the morning. I heard the glasses shaking on the wall shelf and I assumed that it was the neighbor's laundry on spin cycle again. Once the bed started shaking, I knew something was up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Joe?
    well, she did say it was morning.

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    Very funny guys. He was sleeping too and wasn't shaking the bed. When it was over, we were both wondering wtf happened.

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    I felt a little rumble yesterday too. If it's not over 5.0, i'm not getting excited about it.

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    Looks like the results were pretty bad. 14 people dead, about 300 wounded. They say there are thousands isolated (i.e. can't get out)

    This is the worst earthquake that I know of here in the 7 years we have been doing business in Costa Rica.

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    It was a 6.2, which is not good this time of year - it can make the soft soils shake like jello.

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    That's horrible! I hope they can get everyone out.

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    crtreedude how close are you to Arenal? Is it from from volcanic activity?

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    Crtree. Costa Rica borders on the Pacific Coast's "Ring of Fire." Did not once a big volcano go pop , some where in your part of the world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Crtree. Costa Rica borders on the Pacific Coast's "Ring of Fire." Did not once a big volcano go pop , some where in your part of the world...
    We have 6 active volcanoes if I recall correctly. The most active is Arenal - I think we are 30 miles away as the parrot flies.

    The earthquake I don't think was from volcanic activity - usually those are shallow - this was felt over the own country.

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    Bummer. So I on the other hand have only heard about this here. Google found me links at the BBC and Irish Times but nothing at NYT.com or washpost.com

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    Just making some room for Yellowstone down there, sorry about that.
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    So...this is most likely in very bad taste...

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    We like bad taste.

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    It's worse than a pickle Popsicle.

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    You are forgiven!

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    Thanks, I appreciate that!

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    Jokes in bad taste are very acceptable down here. The ones I have heard...

    Back when Pope John Paul was dying, at the same time, two ex-presidents of Costa Rica were sitting in jail for accepting bribes. Both situations were very emotional for the Ticos, so they did what they normally do, make a joke out of it...

    Question: Do you know why the Pope wants to come to Costa Rica to die?
    Answer: So he can die between two thieves.

    When I first heard, I was sure I misunderstood!

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