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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Earthquake

With the recent earthquake today i have some questions. Ive never experienced one before and im kinda thankful. Its sooo strange because they say they only last like 5-10 seconds but cause soooo much damage. How does it feel to be in one??? Im terrified of them, thats why I wouldn't like to visit California
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i live in LA, and i felt the quake today. i was shaving, and all of a sudden i started leaning forward....lol i thought i was dizzy or something then i felt it again, and the mirrors were moving. i looked outside and saw the water from the pool going crazy. wasn't that big a deal here.

anyway, i've been through a crap load of quakes, and it doesn't scare me anymore. it just shakes for a lil bit, and that's it.

(slept through the northridge quake )
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dang!! I would be scared that if i was driving and the bridges can collapse or a building or house that isn't proof
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Thats some crazy shit, I hope everyone out there is Ok..... We had a small one here, something like 4.8 and it freaked me out a bit, of course you dont get those in Richmond often but...
Again I hope everyone is fine!

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In fact I don't think Australia has quakes in general, and man am I glad of that!

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In fact I don't think Australia has quakes in general, and man am I glad of that!
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umm what does a banana have to do with Australia not having earthquakes?

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There are different kinds of quakes. Today for us in the LA area it was a rolling quake...like King S. said, you kinda think you're dizzy or seasick and see lights swing, etc. The closer you are to an epicenter, it's usually a big jolt and then shaking. I've experienced quite a few 5.0 and up quakes and when they get that big, the sound is almost scarier than the moving. It's this deep nasty rumbling. Scares the hell out of you when it happens in the middle of the night like the Northridge one at 4:00 am. We get kind of complacent about it, like damn 3.5, that wasn't anything, but it's scary when you see one like today with a few people dying. Powerful stuff.
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I've lived in southern California my whole life, so you just sort of get used to them. Fortunately, they aren't usually very strong, so it's no big deal....I've slept through plenty of the smaller ones.

I always find it funny when people are afraid to come here because of earthquakes...people here don't really give them a second thought.
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Oh, I'd still go to LA...but I'd just rather not be there while an earthquakes happens!

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you know what i hate? i hate when ppl that have lived here their whole lives feel an earthquake, and rush out of their homes like it's the fucking end of the world. i can't stand that!
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lmao, well it must still be scary to some people!

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you know what i hate? i hate when ppl that have lived here their whole lives feel an earthquake, and rush out of their homes like it's the fucking end of the world. i can't stand that!
Omg thats Hillerios
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In fact I don't think Australia has quakes in general, and man am I glad of that!
Newcastle had a big one in the 80's I think

But yeah generally Australia doesnt get many natural disaster type things, except bushfires. And not where I live
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