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saintfan 10-20-2011 05:32 PM

My First Earthquake
Been in California 2 years...Northern California. Just felt my first was a 3.9 in Berkeley that made the building sway a little here in San Francisco just under Coit Tower where I work at Levis Plaza.

Un effing, not cool at all. At least you can see a hurricane coming.

M3.9 – San Francisco Bay Area, California

WhoDat!656 10-20-2011 08:09 PM

My brother was working in Mexico City in the early 80s when a major earthquake struck that killed a lot of people.

My brother fortunately wasn't injuried.

strato 10-21-2011 05:01 PM

Had one in San Antonio yesterday...crazy like you i dont want the ground splittin and shakin under me..

foreverfan 10-21-2011 05:08 PM

What a cry baby. Just clean your shorts and hold on. It's not like anybody reads your post anyway. :moon:

Srgt. Hulka 10-21-2011 06:53 PM

Actually heard one here in Shreveport back in about 86, one afternoon while I was studying. A low rumble that lasted about 6-7 seconds. I thought an 18 wheeler had hit something out on Youree Drive, near where I lived. Turned out later on the news, it was reported that it was a small earthquake. I cant even imagine what a large one feels like.

saintfan 10-21-2011 10:10 PM

Was extremely surreal for me. Of course everybody else was "eh, no big deal...that was a little one". Whatever. Our office is on the 3rd floor, and the building swayed back and forth.

I was never afraid of the weather. You usually have some time to prepare. Earthquakes? You got no place to run, and no place to hide. NO BUENO!

Saint_LB 10-22-2011 03:29 AM

I lived in SoCal twice...back in the mid 80's for a couple of years, and then we returned in '92 and were there until 2002. I experienced 3...Big Bear, Northridge, and the last one was centered near Barstow.

What was weird was that a couple of them hit during the sleeping hours, but for some reason I woke up just before they hit.

The worst was Northridge, which had my bed literally moving back and forth. I remember thinking that if things get worse I'm going to have to jump out of bed and do something. Fortunately, it was around that time that things started to subside.

QBREES9 10-29-2011 12:17 AM

We had one back in Aug. It was wild. It was very minor, but still wild. Earthquake in New Haven Ct.

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