@ThomasWic Perhaps I should have stood up and gathered my sea legs. That one had me dizzy.
@ThomasWic Is it an aftershock?
Sturdy little house!
Apartment building was less volatile, but, yeah, like a ship.
"Okay, you can stop now."
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! 😳
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.
Epicenter half way between LA and Vegas.
There's some interesting symbolism there...
Oh shit, I wish I hadn’t seen that.
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.
That quake felt much stronger than yesterday.
@ThomasWic Awesome lil ship.
@ThomasWic Go East, young man.
@ThomasWic yikes, stay safe, friend.
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?
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.
We had so much damage in Los Gatos it felt like it would never be the same again.
"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 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?
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".
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.
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