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2013-05-24 12:00:42 AM
Felt it myself- my couch started moving and I thought I was just tripping balls. Epicenter was about 80 miles north of my house.
 
2013-05-24 12:28:03 AM
Hopefully the nearby dam wasn't affected. Nobody downstream wants a visit from a lake.
 
2013-05-24 12:33:26 AM
Less than a 6, huh?  That's practically worth asking people if they felt it.
 
2013-05-24 12:38:56 AM
meh...
 
2013-05-24 06:39:08 AM
OH MY GOD!!! RUSSIA JUST HAD AN EARTHQUAKE TOOO

The end of the world is nigh!

REPENT! REPENT!
 
2013-05-24 06:43:34 AM
This wasn't a huge earthquake but the aftershocks have been so frequent it's pretty crazy looking!
 
2013-05-24 06:43:47 AM
Disaster pron with my coffee.
I check the usgs  and volcano seismicity reports everyday.

/just waking up
 
2013-05-24 06:45:06 AM
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-24 06:45:10 AM
Hell, I was balls deep in subby's mom at the time, and I just thought it was her having an orgasm.

/another one anyways
 
2013-05-24 06:46:33 AM

Honest Bender: Less than a 6, huh?  That's practically worth asking people if they felt it.


So NEVAR FORGET lawnchair?
 
2013-05-24 06:48:41 AM
Those God damned Republicans are too stupid to tell time!
Let the poor people sleep Mr Boner.
 
2013-05-24 06:51:29 AM

kiwimoogle84: Felt it myself- my couch started moving and I thought I was just tripping balls. Epicenter was about 80 miles north of my house.


Exactly that, and it hit right as my butt landed on the couch. I thought I needed to lay off the caffeine. Among other things, like cupcakes.

/About the same distance away too.
 
2013-05-24 07:03:27 AM
Make no mistake - we WILL rebuild!

sykesvilleonline.com
 
2013-05-24 07:03:44 AM
www.iris.edu
 
2013-05-24 07:04:40 AM

Honest Bender: Less than a 6, huh?  That's practically worth asking people if they felt it.


Not in California. They probably wouldn't even get out of bed for anything less than a 6.5. If it were the east coat though, they'd be all "ZOMG it was so terrifying! Someone feel bad for us!"

Also..
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-24 07:06:32 AM
5.7, eh? Do we need to dispatch FEMA?
 
2013-05-24 07:12:17 AM
Jesus, God, God Jesus, thankful to the lord, Jesus, God, God, God, the lord, our savior, Jesus and God.
Is anyone else tired of the all the delusion spewing int he wake of the F5 in Okiehoma?

It's the Earth people. The Earth changes constantly. Get over it and adapt.
 
2013-05-24 07:13:21 AM
FALSE FLAG it's just 0bama playing with his earthquake machine again
 
2013-05-24 07:18:27 AM

Elegy: FALSE FLAG it's just 0bama playing with his earthquake machine again


Nah itsnthe Russian counter attack with thier weaker reverse engineered earthquacke machine where Obama hit them earlier this morning, get your facts strait.
 
2013-05-24 07:21:56 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Jesus, God, God Jesus, thankful to the lord, Jesus, God, God, God, the lord, our savior, Jesus and God.
Is anyone else tired of the all the delusion spewing int he wake of the F5 in Okiehoma?

It's the Earth people. The Earth changes constantly. Get over it and adapt.


WRONG WRONG WRONG!

This is a direct result of man made global cooling/warming/climate change and if we don't act fast there will be beautiful property available in Greenland and the Antarctic Tropical Climate Vacation Zone soon!
 
DYI
2013-05-24 07:22:54 AM
Nothing felt on the Central Coast of Cali. I've been through almost every natural disaster but earthquakes elude me.
 
2013-05-24 07:23:31 AM
FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.
 
2013-05-24 07:39:48 AM

SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.


I noticed this too. that's unusual.
 
2013-05-24 07:43:18 AM

AbbeySomeone: SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.

I noticed this too. that's unusual.


Yep.

And right there in a volcanic field too....
 
2013-05-24 07:46:02 AM
www.gamefabrique.com
 
2013-05-24 07:46:18 AM

SpdrJay: AbbeySomeone: SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.

I noticed this too. that's unusual.

Yep.

And right there in a volcanic field too....


Nice. I got a downfall when St. Helen's blew; it's not something I'd care to repeat.
 
2013-05-24 07:48:59 AM

Oldiron_79: Elegy: FALSE FLAG it's just 0bama playing with his earthquake machine again

Nah itsnthe Russian counter attack with thier weaker reverse engineered earthquacke machine where Obama hit them earlier this morning, get your facts strait.


This made me laugh harder than it should have, time for my second cup of coffee.
 
2013-05-24 07:57:18 AM
In Chico, CA myself, been through enough it wasn't unusual. Was at a friend's place when a door was rattling and I thought her cat did it then I noticed the lamp shade gyrating like a stripper's hips.

Neither of the two people I was with had ever felt an earthquake before. One was from Tahoe and the other was a Chico native.

/felt the 4.9 aftershock too
//way too many to be normal here
 
2013-05-24 08:11:22 AM
Didn't feel a thing and there were reports of people in my area (Rocklin) claiming they felt it. Just another day in Northern California, I guess.

The best part were the local news reports "Earthquake Shakes Downtown Sacramento". Really?
 
2013-05-24 08:37:52 AM
I was no shiat planning a day trip up to Lassen and Lake Almanor when I'm out there next week.
 
2013-05-24 08:38:33 AM
Meh
 
2013-05-24 08:44:58 AM

Charlie Freak: I was no shiat planning a day trip up to Lassen and Lake Almanor when I'm out there next week.


Well if you stay on the southern tip of Lake Almanor you may really have some excitement to tell about....
 
2013-05-24 09:12:58 AM
Quick, check for a Tsunami warning at Lake Tahoe!
 
2013-05-24 09:18:32 AM

SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.


Damn I just read there was an 8.2 off the eastern coast of Russia yesterday too...wonder if the two events could somehow be related.  They are both part of the ring of fire near as I can tell...so it doesn't seem terribly implausible, but I am not a geologist.
 
2013-05-24 09:19:23 AM
I felt it. This area is fairly stable when compared to the coast, so feeling an earthquake is pretty rare. The last one I could feel was the last  medium sized one in the Eureka area. When I do feel one, I always wonder if is was a small one fairly close by, or a really big one far away.

Remember, it's not just the size on the Richter scale, but also the motion. From the local paper: "
Redding Record Searchlight reached Allen Shephard, with Quail Lodge at Lake Almanor. He said his lodge was trashed by the quake. "The whole entire place. Dishes plum out of the counter, computers thrown everywhere," Shephard told the Record Searchlight. "It felt like the end of our world," his wife, Susan told the Redding newspaper. Chico resident Jon Hoglund heard from his mother and stepfather, who were at their cabin in Pratville on Lake Almanor's west shore. They said their cabin looked like it had been ransacked, with broken glass and open drawers inside, he said."

My cats were freaked out by it.
 
2013-05-24 09:20:27 AM
I should probably step out and see if there is any smoke coming out of Mt. Lassen!
 
2013-05-24 09:22:10 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.

Damn I just read there was an 8.2 off the eastern coast of Russia yesterday too...wonder if the two events could somehow be related.  They are both part of the ring of fire near as I can tell...so it doesn't seem terribly implausible, but I am not a geologist.


No.
 
2013-05-24 09:24:51 AM

HighlanderRPI: Make no mistake - we WILL rebuild!

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That's a nice looking lawn.
 
2013-05-24 09:25:54 AM

Repo Man: I should probably step out and see if there is any smoke coming out of Mt. Lassen!


All the fun is happening at the southern tip of Lake Almanor.

I'm guessing the USGS already has someone on the way to test the water for CO2 and SO2....
 
2013-05-24 10:05:48 AM
 
2013-05-24 10:07:30 AM

SpdrJay: Repo Man: I should probably step out and see if there is any smoke coming out of Mt. Lassen!

All the fun is happening at the southern tip of Lake Almanor.

I'm guessing the USGS already has someone on the way to test the water for CO2 and SO2....


who knows.  Likely is their rowboat melted already.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:51 AM
OMG YOUR GUYS!!! This is no joking matter I have family in Susanville and they have been posting on FB all morning about this. They could have been seriously hurt!

No really though I do have family in Susanvill and they were posting about it. My nephew said it felt pretty cool and my sister (who is an idiot and drama queen) is practiacally updating everytime a co worker farts now as an aftershock.Maybe Mt Lassen is getting ready to erupt that would be pretty farking cool!
 
2013-05-24 10:57:53 AM
Usually a 5.7 in CA is yawn, but this happened in the calmer half of the state, a good 300 miles away from the San Andreas fault.  It's also centered about 30 miles southeast from an active volcano and had no foreshocks.
 
2013-05-24 11:06:27 AM

SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.


At a depth of less than 1 Kilometer, which used to be called Magmatic earthquakes until the USGS changed the terminology to be less scary. These kind of quakes can indicate magma moving beneath the surface, and are usually accompanied by harmonic tremors if that is the case. Has anyone looked for possible harmonics with this event?
 
2013-05-24 01:36:11 PM
Why do I never feel any of these?   My sister is in Ottawa, and she's had more earthquakes than I have at this point.

/Bay Area for 5 months now.
//Nothing yet.
 
2013-05-24 01:44:57 PM

kiwimoogle84: Felt it myself- my couch started moving and I thought I was just tripping balls. Epicenter was about 80 miles north of my house.


I'm about twice as far, and I had the same experience: Weird, trippy shaking. I was waving back very slightly and wondering why. I wouldn't have known it was an earthquake (even after living in the bay for years) if the news hadn't interrupted my television show.
 
2013-05-24 02:36:21 PM
There's something like a 20% chance that any earthquake is just a precursor
 
2013-05-24 03:10:31 PM
We get much less earth demon activity here in the MW methinks...

we do get more than our fair share of wind demons though...

It's like that avatar cartoon.
 
2013-05-24 04:06:43 PM
In reply to the other Northern California posters, I felt it also.  For the first few seconds, I thought it was the neighbors in my apartment going at it really vigorously.  But I live in an old building that moves quite a lot when there is heavy motion in it.  I have a friend from Texas in town that has been visiting the area for over a decade, and still has yet to feel an earthquake.  He was in his cups last night and missed it.  He was so disappointed.
 
2013-05-24 04:32:10 PM

washington-babylon: SpdrJay: FYI:
There have now been 92 aftershocks over 2.0 since the initial earthquake last night.

At a depth of less than 1 Kilometer, which used to be called Magmatic earthquakes until the USGS changed the terminology to be less scary. These kind of quakes can indicate magma moving beneath the surface, and are usually accompanied by harmonic tremors if that is the case. Has anyone looked for possible harmonics with this event?


Just to revisit this thread once more for any leftover people who may have been concerned:

A geologist who is an expert on the Lassen Volcanic area says thus is NOT, REPEAT NOT a magmatic event.

Apparently this swarm is due to a strike/slip fault that is known, and not a newly forming volcano!

Good news for the people on Lake Almanor, but a bit of a showstopper for us amateur geologists.....
 
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