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    Earthquake in So Cal.

    That was a huge roller..About 40 miles from the epicenter...was a 5.6 magnitude...The house just rolled...was almost out there on the bike..was anyone out cycling watching the street lights roll...how did it feel? had my coffee earlier , would have been out there with you...
    also a scuba diver...One scuba diver friend was out diving off of Catalina one year, while a quake hit....He was adjacent the reef in about 40 feet of water he said.....said you could feel the energy of the shock wave of water pass right through your body...be curious to feel that as long as no rock came tumbling down on you...

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    Was it right now? Because my house was shaking for about 5 seconds this morning.

    But I thought it was my dad chasing my sisters around so he can yell at them.

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    I just opened my business in Hollywood this morning sitting at my front counter sipping some coffee and logging on to Bike Forums (of all places) when I felt the roller.....that was a good one....
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    Didn't feel a thing here in San Diego......then again I was Sleeping!!!!

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    I live about 60 miles from the epicenter, and this is what I felt:

    At first there was a mild, rapid shaking that lasted about 2 seconds. Then nothing for about 4 or 5 seconds, then a sharper shock that shook the house for 3 or 4 seconds, followed by a gentle back-and-forth rolling that gradually disappeared.
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    fixer what do ya do?

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    haven't felt a quake in a while. it always feels like a garbage truck outside at first!
    i was still half asleep so i just stayed in bed and decided that was the safest place to be. it was a 5.5 btw!

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    Man there are quakes ALL the time down there! And I've been in some biggies of course and never yet out on the street to see the street roll!! Waaah!! I wanna see a wave in the street! Oh well, with that in mind, now that I'm up in the bay area, we'll have a big one and I'll get squashed like a bug....

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    I don't miss being out of socal. I used to live near Palm Springs. I've been through the 7.4's or so. Nothing like looking down the hallway and seeing the waves go through the house. Of course, I'm not too far, in the Reno area. Once you all fall into the ocean it'll just be a few miles to the beach

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    So... which frame material absorbs earthquake shock better: steel, aluminum or carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntreader
    So... which frame material absorbs earthquake shock better: steel, aluminum or carbon?
    Obviously, "flexy" titanium. It's indestructable ya know....great for all natural disasters and WMD engagements.
    Uhmm...

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    I felt the earthquake will laying in bed this morning with me son. It was his first earthquake and he thought it was cool, we only felt the house move a little bit here is the High Desert area of Southern California
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    I was in the middle of graduation... the only thing I saw shaking was the floor from the speakers!
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    VW could have been out riding..instead he graduated.. those out on the streets, usually do not see a thing unless the quake is a duzzy.I missed riding in the quake by about an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waxbytes
    Obviously, "flexy" titanium. It's indestructable ya know....great for all natural disasters and WMD engagements.
    I think that's what shaped frame tubes are for?

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    There was a cluster of micro quakes (<3) around the "big" one, over a day.

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    It woke me up. I rolled over, muttered something about it only being a 4-5 pointer, and went back to sleep.

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    Another good one.....just moments ago @ 1:55pm 6/16..... ... and again while logged onto Bike Forums!
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    I had to have been riding through about Rainbow, CA coming into Temecula, at about that time. Didn't notice a thing, the only thing wobbly was my descent into Temecula. Last Sunday's I was logged onto Bike Forums. Wife was home, said the mirrors were rattling on the walls.

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    Ya I felt that one too... was in a job interview...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Hawkear shows the true SoCal'ian attitude. Geez that place quakes a lot. Been rolled around in bed by those things, been in two that were considered big, 8-somethings, living down there means you feel a LOT of quakes.

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    I was at a desk at work with some other teachers and felt the desk move, I said I think we are having an earthquake and another teacher said, "That is just the air conditioner." A few seconds later the whole room started to shake. Another teacher from Ohio, that was his first earthquake. I am about 50 miles from Yucaipa, which is the epicenter.
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    So far we have had three quakes and I missed feeling any of them. The first on was when I was in urgent care last Sunday and I heard the person in the next room say it felt like a truck hit the building. The next two my husband ask if I felt -- nope! Lived here all my life so it's really no big deal unless it's a REALLY REALLY BIG SHAKER!

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    It might be leading up to that.. "a REALLY REALLY BIG SHAKER!" or so says the geological survey; upwards in the 8.0 scale. Kind of scary, ya'll becareful.
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    Natural/man-made crisises are the most important reasons why I always maintain a bicycle. Since the mid 1970's, I have used bicycles to get around in stressful or even dangerous situations. The faithful bike has never let me down. Cars need gas/petrol to run, mass transit needs it's bus drivers or train operators to run it's routes, but the bike needs only it's owner to pedal it away.

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