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oh, my; we're having an earthquake right now! nm(19 posts)

oh, my; we're having an earthquake right now! nmDougSloan
Dec 22, 2003 11:27 AM
Felt it in Berkeley. (nm)czardonic
Dec 22, 2003 11:29 AM
And posting on the internet was your natural response?TJeanloz
Dec 22, 2003 11:30 AM
Isn't there a desk or something you're supposed to hide under?
not that bad; no biggie nmDougSloan
Dec 22, 2003 11:32 AM
maybe where you are, but...dr hoo
Dec 22, 2003 11:33 AM
... it ain't small either!

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/
6.5DougSloan
Dec 22, 2003 11:36 AM
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc40148755.html

The central valley is very forgiving, so it doesn't destroy much.

Doug
duck and cover I think ;) (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 22, 2003 11:47 AM
sure it's not AlQueda?ColnagoFE
Dec 22, 2003 11:31 AM
Just kidding..hope it's just a minor quake.
can't feel anything in San Diego, but the dogs just got upsn69
Dec 22, 2003 11:37 AM
and started acting upset. Spooky.
info from usgs sitezeke
Dec 22, 2003 11:46 AM
A strong earthquake occurred at 19:15:56 (UTC) on Monday, December 22, 2003. The magnitude 6.5 event has been located in CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 8 km ( 5 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
More proof that Calif. is a terrible place to move to.No_sprint
Dec 22, 2003 12:51 PM
Earthquakes, flooding, fires, shootings, riots, bad education, deficits, decades of bad leadership, a new terrible leader :), Barb, S. Penn, Reagan, etc.

Please tell all your friends. Please. Seriously.
You forgot one, Czar's there too :O) nmLive Steam
Dec 22, 2003 5:49 PM
You've got to be kidding? No need for the rest of the list! :)nmNo_sprint
Dec 23, 2003 8:23 AM
Amazing--I felt it down here in L.A.The Walrus
Dec 22, 2003 6:13 PM
I was expecting it to have been much closer--fairly long one, too...
Same heremickey-mac
Dec 22, 2003 8:48 PM
I was in my 15th floor downtown LA office when we felt it. I expected to hear that the epicenter was LA or Ventura County. I was only off by a few counties. Our building was still rolling for at least two minutes after the quake stopped.
Not here in downtown. I'm in a very unusual bldg. though. nmNo_sprint
Dec 23, 2003 8:24 AM
Which building?mickey-mac
Dec 23, 2003 8:14 PM
Twin Towers Correctional Facility? ;-)
LOL!No_sprint
Dec 24, 2003 7:54 AM
County Psychiatric.

My bldg. has all the seismic stuff in the basement. My guess is that the stuff wants to measure the ground, not the bldg. shaking, thus, it's probably a bit unusual.
hit Paso Robles pretty badDougSloan
Dec 23, 2003 7:41 AM
2 people killed and a bunch of buildings collapsed. Pretty ugly. Paso Robles is about 20 miles from the coast just south of San Simeon (Hearst Castle), where the epicenter was. They said several mountains moved and entire foot!

Paso Robles is where the Central Coast Double starts and ends. Great little town.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21800-2003Dec22.html