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I lived five years in Tokyo and 25 years in California, and THAT was the longest earthquake I'e ever experienced.

Almost a full minute.

My house felt like this.

youtube.com/watch?v=hGf6Qp-9NP

@ThomasWic Perhaps I should have stood up and gathered my sea legs. That one had me dizzy.

@ThomasWic

Apartment building was less volatile, but, yeah, like a ship.

"Okay, you can stop now."

@ThomasWic

I lived in Burbank when the Northridge quake hit. Wow. About 4:30 in the morning. Thought it would never stop. Kept trying to get out of bed, it kept throwing me back against the headboard. And aftershocks ... holy crap! 😳

@ThomasWic

When it finally stopped, it was absolute pitch black, and dead silent. All I could here were dogs barking, and hundreds of car alarms.
All the apartment buildings along Alameda Blvd. were built in the fifties with open parking garages below ground. Every one of the buildings looked like a giant had karate chopped it, right down the middle. Cars in the garages -- toast.

@Cdubois
I'm in Simi. I remember the Northridge quake well. People's chimneys and walls fell. My school's sidewalk got pushed up. I bet the sidewalk still looks the same, they just put asphalt over the edges and gaps.
@ThomasWic

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Epicenter half way between LA and Vegas.

There's some interesting symbolism there...

@Debradelai @ThomasWic reported it was felt in Mexico. I didn’t feel anything in San Diego.

@Debradelai @ThomasWic I did a lot of business in Bakersfield until the carbon tax drove us out. I have driven up the east side of the mountains where these quakes are centered many times- love the scenery in that area.

@ThomasWic

So far my relatives in southern California are at the "was that an earthquake" phase.

Not reassuring when the government earthquake website has trouble loading (finally up).

🙏🏻 for your safety as well as @baldilocks and any other Quods being affected.

@ThomasWic

I see they are saying a 7.1 magnitude quake. And I did not know yesterday there was a quake also, a 6.4

If your house is rocking like that, I hope you and your house are alright.

@mariel @ThomasWic

Being a logarithmic scale. 7 is 10x stronger than 6

so a 7.1 vs 6.4 is probably 5-6 times more powerful

@mariel
Everyone in the affected areas that has potential utility disruption should fill their bathtubs with water just in case they turn it off. Listening to the Kern County California scanner they mentioned turning off water supplies
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@ThomasWic

Perhaps God is sending a message to Dictator Newsom & his Marxist cabal. God may not be happy about Newsom's feces & urine filled San Fran, LA, & elsewhere. Reminding Dictator Newsom of Sodom & Gomorrah?

@ThomasWic

I was shocked that we got rocked the way we did with the epicenter so far away. The first one, on the 4th, was very surprising. The second one yesterday, was longer and stronger than the one on the 4th. I honestly thought at first that we were having one of our own.

I have to say though, the Loma Prieta quake was the longest and most destructive of any I've ever been through, including all in Japan. Of course, I was sitting nearly on top of that one.

desertsun.com/picture-gallery/

@ThomasWic

"The largest earthquake to hit northern California since the great 8.3-magnitude San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Loma Prieta claimed 63 lives, injured more than 3700, displaced 12,000, damaged more than 18,000 homes and 2500 businesses, caused $8 to $10 billion in property damage, collapsed a section of the Bay Bridge, flattened the elevated Cypress structure of Interstate 880 in Oakland and forced a 10-day postponement of the World Series at Candlestick Park."

@Elaines2cents @ThomasWic

Was at DLI in Monterey during the Loma Prieto quake. All electricity on the peninsula was out, so we quickly got together and went around town buying up beer, etc. and ice.

Lots of hangovers the next morning.

@Elaines2cents @ThomasWic Glad you are okay. Frightening. I live in Oklahoma and moved from one area to one about 85 miles away and am glad I did. The former area kept getting earthquake waves, and on occasion, l was very close to the epicenter of some larger (for Oklahoma) quakes (4.5-5.2), nothing like what is being experienced in California. Glad you are safe. Do your seismologists believe the worst is over?

@YolandaHolman @ThomasWic

They never render an opinion other than to quote stats which is another significant occurrence within 72 hrs. Held true for the 7/4 quake. We'll just have to wait and see on yesterday's.

@Elaines2cents @ThomasWic

In the 3/11 quake I learned that high 5s (how it was felt in Tokyo) are the highest I ever want to experience. For at least the next year aftershocks were so common that nobody cared about a level 4, but the constant tension of low-level (sub-1) and higher vibration really got on everyones nerves. It was years before it settled back to "normal".

@chart_map @ThomasWic

I'm not much bothered about those under 4.5. I always feel relieved that they're releasing pressure. I've gone through a few large ones some with significant damage. I always say a few prayers when the smaller ones start out that it's not the beginning of the 'big' one. The day will come that my prayers will mean little though.

@Elaines2cents @ThomasWic

I agree about 4s. What happens is everybody looks up at the ceiling and waits to see if it will get any stronger. Then everything goes back to normal.

Your prayers may mean a lot. You won't know until you pass on and get to ask God.

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