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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Been in California 2 years...Northern California. Just felt my first earthquake...it 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 cool...no, ...

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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My First Earthquake

Been in California 2 years...Northern California. Just felt my first earthquake...it 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 cool...no, not cool at all. At least you can see a hurricane coming.

M3.9 – San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #3
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Had one in San Antonio yesterday...crazy man...im like you i dont want the ground splittin and shakin under me..
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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What a cry baby. Just clean your shorts and hold on. It's not like anybody reads your post anyway.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 10-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #8
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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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