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(LA Times)   4.7 earthquake hits Westwood in Los Angeles, which is all your SoCal friends are going to talk about today   (latimes.com ) divider line
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2014-03-17 09:45:17 AM  
I grew up in Southern California, and this quake was notable for how long it lasted. I haven't been in an earthquake that long since the Whittier quake in 1987. That also struck in the morning, but was a 5.9 and killed 8 people. I wasn't here for Northridge, though, thankfully.

That's two noticeable earthquakes here in LA in the past week or so.
 
2014-03-17 09:51:15 AM  
Yes, a nice roller. I'm going to wait until it's fully daylight before I jump in the shower, though.

/still kinda rattled
//hasn't forgotten Northridge
 
2014-03-17 09:52:49 AM  
Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.
 
2014-03-17 09:55:51 AM  

propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.


Damn, that sucks.

I still might bookmark this thread for the next "ha ha, it's 70 and sunny here while you're still digging out from the snowiest year you've ever had since records were kept" comment, though.
 
2014-03-17 09:57:43 AM  

propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.


So far all I see are a few things that fell over on a bookshelf. Nothing broken.
 
2014-03-17 09:58:04 AM  
I don't have any SoCal friends.

I'm not sure I'd want one.
 
2014-03-17 10:00:37 AM  
I've lived in SFV for about eight years, and that's the first one that actually scared me. I have to admit I made a very undignified noise as I scrambled out of bed.
 
2014-03-17 10:01:07 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.

Damn, that sucks.

I still might bookmark this thread for the next "ha ha, it's 70 and sunny here while you're still digging out from the snowiest year you've ever had since records were kept" comment, though.


It's not bad, just a few glass knick knacks, some stuff in the kitchen.
Cats are freaked out.
But, it's going to be 79° and sunny today. ;)
 
2014-03-17 10:01:16 AM  
I hustled under my desk, but all that happened was someone's St Paddy's Day decorations tumbled off a desk shelf and I hurt my knee. I'll take that over week long snowstorms.
 
2014-03-17 10:01:36 AM  
I've never felt an earthquake; I think it would be spooky and interesting.
 
2014-03-17 10:01:53 AM  
Already downgraded to a 4.4.
 
2014-03-17 10:03:48 AM  
Silicon breast implants wobbled, lattes spilled, purse dogs cocked their heads - it was heinous.
 
2014-03-17 10:05:50 AM  
I am about 30 miles from the epicenter, don't feel like having aftershocks today at work.
 
2014-03-17 10:06:25 AM  
Subby's mom playing hopscotch again.
 
2014-03-17 10:06:52 AM  
Weird. Been sitting at the computer since I got home around four, and didn't feel a thing here in Camarillo.
 
2014-03-17 10:08:45 AM  
I only have so-called friends.
 
2014-03-17 10:08:48 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I grew up in Southern California, and this quake was notable for how long it lasted. I haven't been in an earthquake that long since the Whittier quake in 1987. That also struck in the morning, but was a 5.9 and killed 8 people. I wasn't here for Northridge, though, thankfully.

That's two noticeable earthquakes here in LA in the past week or so.


Ok wasn't just me then. I've only been out here 6 years our so but it felt longer than any other I've been in. I thought it was just that it work me up.
 
2014-03-17 10:10:04 AM  
Felt bigger than it was. In woodland hills (about 15 miles from epicenter). Freaked out the cats something fierce. Glad it was a small one; hope Westwood homes are okay.
 
2014-03-17 10:12:52 AM  

ConConHead: I hustled under my desk, but all that happened was someone's St Paddy's Day decorations tumbled off a desk shelf and I hurt my knee. I'll take that over week long snowstorms.


I'll take the snow over the possibility of a deadly quake. I've only felt one quake in my life and it was a 5.0 way back in January, '86. I never want to feel that again.
 
2014-03-17 10:13:48 AM  
Per KNX: EQ downgraded to 4.4, centered just south of Encino.

shower_in_my_socks: propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.

So far all I see are a few things that fell over on a bookshelf. Nothing broken.


I was awake and on my computer when the quake hit...a few things shifted on the bookshelves, but nothing fell down.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.

Damn, that sucks.

I still might bookmark this thread for the next "ha ha, it's 70 and sunny here while you're still digging out from the snowiest year you've ever had since records were kept" comment, though.


It was 90 degrees in the Valley yesterday. :)
 
2014-03-17 10:15:46 AM  
Well, that woke me up. Now I need coffee. My parents, who are on the east coast, only took ten minutes this time to call and check on me.
 
2014-03-17 10:16:08 AM  
Isn't this where we get the "I don't even get out of bed for anything less than a 5.0 quake, brah" comments?

/Odds on "the big one" hitting just as the stolen airplane is showing up on radar approaching downtown LA as the freight train full of oil jumps the tracks outside a farmer's window?
 
2014-03-17 10:16:27 AM  
Is there anything fracking can't do?
 
2014-03-17 10:16:45 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I grew up in Southern California, and this quake was notable for how long it lasted. I haven't been in an earthquake that long since the Whittier quake in 1987. That also struck in the morning, but was a 5.9 and killed 8 people. I wasn't here for Northridge, though, thankfully.

That's two noticeable earthquakes here in LA in the past week or so.


Two? What was the other, Castaic? Didn't feel that one.
 
2014-03-17 10:17:25 AM  

the_rev: I've never felt an earthquake; I think it would be spooky and interesting.


I remember my first one after I moved to California. I was working at a theatre in the box office selling tickets. I remember sitting there and feeling the ground roll under my chair and everything rattling a bit. I thought it was a just a couple of  sonic booms. So I just went back to working. It wasn't until the guy on the phone with said it was an earthquake that I had any clue. "Really...huh my first earthquake. Cool. So do you still want that ticket package?" Funniest thing to me was that I kept working while it seemed everyone else in the office was all excited and calling their friends. I kind of figured they would have been used to it and it didn't seem like a big deal to me.

/I always found them kind of fun.
 
2014-03-17 10:20:57 AM  

Quasar: Felt bigger than it was. In woodland hills (about 15 miles from epicenter). Freaked out the cats something fierce. Glad it was a small one; hope Westwood homes are okay.


Howdy neighbor!
 
2014-03-17 10:21:15 AM  
4 pointer ain't no quake.  If you're walking at the time you could miss it.

/Whittier & Northridge veteran
//You can feel a 2 pointer if you're laying down
 
2014-03-17 10:23:15 AM  
4.7 earthquake hits Westwood in Los Angeles, which is all your SoCal friends who weren't around for the Northridge or Whittler quakes are going to talk about today

FTFSubby
 
2014-03-17 10:24:45 AM  
My sister in Valley Glenn said it was the strongest they've felt since the 94 Northridge quake.
 
2014-03-17 10:24:55 AM  
Are the porn stars okay?!
 
2014-03-17 10:24:56 AM  
4.7?

i236.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-17 10:25:11 AM  
Let's get this out of the way.
brandimpact.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-17 10:25:41 AM  
Was already awake and lying in bed trying to get a bit more sleep. That ended quickly. My dog is so old he just looked up at me as if to say "What? go back to sleep, ain't nothing." Just some DVD's that tilted over on the shelf. Longest quake I've every felt since I moved here in '96.
 
2014-03-17 10:26:15 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: 4.7?

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Dash it all. 15 seconds. *shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-03-17 10:26:41 AM  
smc.temple.edu
 
2014-03-17 10:28:26 AM  

propasaurus: StreetlightInTheGhetto: propasaurus: Yeah, that was a fast way to wake up. Cleaning up broken glass.

Damn, that sucks.

I still might bookmark this thread for the next "ha ha, it's 70 and sunny here while you're still digging out from the snowiest year you've ever had since records were kept" comment, though.

It's not bad, just a few glass knick knacks, some stuff in the kitchen.
Cats are freaked out.
But, it's going to be 79° and sunny today. ;)


www.twonkhammer.com

/eh, I'm surrounded by 20% of the world's fresh surface water
//I can deal with being the holy crap the 6th snowiest 'big city' in the freaking country this year?
///headdesk
 
2014-03-17 10:31:00 AM  
I always thought it would be fun to be in an earthquake.
 
2014-03-17 10:32:30 AM  

Tellingthem: /I always found them kind of fun.


I'd like to have the experience, but I wouldn't wish damage or injury on anyone, of course.

It's the notion that for a few seconds, you can't even trust the fcucking *ground* to do what it's supposed to, that seems so eery to me. It must be a shock to the brain.
 
2014-03-17 10:39:01 AM  
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2014-03-17 10:40:20 AM  

the_rev: Tellingthem: /I always found them kind of fun.

I'd like to have the experience, but I wouldn't wish damage or injury on anyone, of course.

It's the notion that for a few seconds, you can't even trust the fcucking *ground* to do what it's supposed to, that seems so eery to me. It must be a shock to the brain.


I've only been through smaller ones so besides stuff falling over on a shelf or pictures falling off the walls nothing too crazy. Most of them just felt like a big truck was rumbling down the street. A couple were like bigger jolts and the really fun ones were the waves or rollers I guess. Reminded me of being on a bog. Ground on water. I remember one seemingly going on for a few minutes but was probably maybe 30 seconds. Just like everything was riding on a wave.
 
2014-03-17 10:42:08 AM  
I remember years ago one Christmas night, my family was all sitting around the kitchen table playing Clue. Suddenly the glass door of the china cabinet began rattling, for maybe 15 seconds. Otherwise, we didn't feel anything.

We all stopped talking and just looked at each other. Finally I said "welp, I think we just had an earthquake."

I remember Dad getting up and looking out the door, as if he thought he might see it standing on the lawn.
 
2014-03-17 10:50:24 AM  
It's now been downgraded to "nothing even happened".
 
2014-03-17 10:50:51 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I grew up in Southern California, and this quake was notable for how long it lasted. I haven't been in an earthquake that long since the Whittier quake in 1987. That also struck in the morning, but was a 5.9 and killed 8 people. I wasn't here for Northridge, though, thankfully.

That's two noticeable earthquakes here in LA in the past week or so.


I've lived in Northridge since 1989, so yeah, good times this morning.
 
2014-03-17 10:52:45 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I always thought it would be fun to be in an earthquake.


It's exciting in a freaky way. I mean the giant tectonic plate holding you and everything you know for miles and miles is doing a wicked shimmy.

Small quakes are kind of neat. I never want to feel a big one.
 
2014-03-17 10:55:51 AM  
:( stay solid, guys. This subduction zone talk has got me rattled.
 
2014-03-17 10:55:56 AM  
BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I always thought it would be fun to be in an earthquake.


Umm yeah, fun. If you can feel them, they're unnerving. If you're in a 6.7, like I was in 1994, at the epicenter, it's absolutely terrifying. The house sustained $175K in damages and we thought we were goners.
 
2014-03-17 10:58:28 AM  
4.7?  4.4?  I slept throught anything less than a 6.
/get off my lawn
 
2014-03-17 11:05:05 AM  
I was too busy headbanging and playing guitar to even notice it. Headphones are a nice thing.
 
2014-03-17 11:05:21 AM  
Just checking back in, did anyone in Ventura county feel this?
 
2014-03-17 11:06:23 AM  
Too far away to feel this one, but one thing I like about earthquakes is that there's no warning, no sitting in the basement waiting for the tornado to hit.

Also, usually, they're over by the time I realize they're going on.
 
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