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    6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Felt in a large portion of So Cal.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    I was typing a reply on Redszone when I felt it. Thought I was just drunk and the room was spinning. Pretty cool. One of the fun benefits of living in SoCal.
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    I'm out here in the OC visiting friends and the folks. My wife and I were on the 5 at the time and didn't feel it. Mom, Dad and our dog did though.
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    My brother felt it pretty good in OC. Said he was in a grocery store, waiting in line and felt the rumble. It left the signs in the store swinging, but that was about it.
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    It's amazing how little earthquakes hurt when you actually have buildings that are built correctly.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    It's amazing how little earthquakes hurt when you actually have buildings that are built correctly.
    Um, that's really not the lesson here, although obviously buildings are stronger in Southern California than in Haiti. The epicenter was out in the middle of no where.

    This quake was larger than the 1994 Northridge quake which did a ton of damage.

    It's just very fortunate that this didn't strike in a more populated area. I have friends that live in SD and they are none the less freaked out this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Um, that's really not the lesson here, although obviously buildings are stronger in Southern California than in Haiti. The epicenter was out in the middle of no where.

    This quake was larger than the 1994 Northridge quake which did a ton of damage.

    It's just very fortunate that this didn't strike in a more populated area. I have friends that live in SD and they are none the less freaked out this evening.
    My point is how peoples perception of a huge earth quake depends nothing on the size of the quake but how big they were told it was.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    My point is how peoples perception of a huge earth quake depends nothing on the size of the quake but how big they were told it was.
    an earthquake that hits in the middle of nowhere, and doesn't do a lot of damages won't get the same media attention that one of the same magnitude that hits a population center and does a lot of damage. But, it would still be a little freaky for those who felt it. And at least moderate level of anxiety for people who have friends/family in the regions where the quake was felt.

    it's also interesting how far away earthquakes can be felt, or how far reaching the effects. Lake Pontchartrain (north of new orleans) experienced a "sloshing" effect from the recent Chlilean earthquake.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    My point is how peoples perception of a huge earth quake depends nothing on the size of the quake but how big they were told it was.
    Maybe to those who have never been through one.

    6.9 is huge, take my word for it.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    I was driving on the 10 when it happened and didn't feel it at all.

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Didn't feel it at all at the beach. Lots of people who were inside felt it though.
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Cousin in SD said a few knickknacks fell off the shelf, but that was about it. Brother in LA said it was like a train passing nearby for about 45 seconds.
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Maybe to those who have never been through one.

    6.9 is huge, take my word for it.
    It is. I've been through some smaller ones, and it was no fun.

    What many don't understand is that the Richter Scale is not lineal.
    A 7.0 Quake is not 16% more intense than a 6.0, it's 30 times more intense!

    Wikipedia has the math, if you're interested.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale
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    Re: 6.9 Earthquake in Baja; Felt bad in San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Maybe to those who have never been through one.

    6.9 is huge, take my word for it.
    Certainly.


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