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(LA Times)   Series of quakes hit Orange County, CA, including a 5.3   (latimes.com) divider line 104
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2014-03-29 12:28:19 AM
That 5.3 was kind of fun. Amazing what a difference a few tenths of a point can make. Whittier in '87 was a 5.9 and scared the absolute shiat out of me.
 
2014-03-29 12:36:04 AM
I felt it too....in Coronado.  I haven't felt anything like that since living in Pacific Grove in 2008.
 
2014-03-29 12:36:55 AM
Earthquakes and measles

/I think I'd break out the toad umbrellas if I were you folks
 
2014-03-29 12:43:00 AM
Felt it here in NoHo.
 
2014-03-29 12:43:19 AM
It's still shaking. lots of little ones (plus a 3.6 at 9:30).
 
2014-03-29 12:45:32 AM
In the past 90 minutes La Habra has had a 3.6, a 5.1, a 3.4, and another 3.6. That's just not a fun way to go to sleep.
 
2014-03-29 12:49:38 AM
Definitely felt it in the Valley, much less shaking than the last one, I guess since it was further away. But it went on for a long time.
 
2014-03-29 12:52:59 AM

propasaurus: Definitely felt it in the Valley, much less shaking than the last one, I guess since it was further away. But it went on for a long time.


Felt like it rolled in different directions, unlike the Westwood one last week that seemed to shake consistently back and forth. Felt like it lasted longer, too.
 
2014-03-29 01:09:34 AM

shower_in_my_socks: In the past 90 minutes La Habra has had a 3.6, a 5.1, a 3.4, and another 3.6. That's just not a fun way to go to sleep.


Those little ones are disquieting because you don't know if they're going to get bigger. You just wait, and wait, and wait... "Maybe it'll stop. If it gets stronger, I'll get up and run for the door. Wait for it... wait for it... It stopped."

I lived here at the base of this volcano. Little ones all the time. That is smoke coming out the top.
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2014-03-29 01:20:36 AM
My quake-sensitive cat is getting antsy, lots of dogs barking....not good

/in San Diego
//haven't felt anything yet
///3-slashy goodness
 
2014-03-29 01:32:20 AM
Water main breaks in Fullteron.
 
2014-03-29 01:45:49 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Those little ones are disquieting because you don't know if they're going to get bigger.


Yeah, I have a giant mid-century steel desk. Weighs as much as an upright piano. I was sitting at it when this quake hit and was waiting for something to fall and break as my cue to dive underneath it.
 
2014-03-29 05:51:15 AM
Isnt Cali supposed to split from the US in a few hundred years?

My high school education up there in Northern California wasn't exactly the best.
 
2014-03-29 07:08:13 AM
that was just the sound of the next tax hike
 
2014-03-29 07:11:40 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Earthquakes and measles

/I think I'd break out the toad umbrellas if I were you folks


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2014-03-29 07:16:11 AM

cman: Isnt Cali supposed to split from the US in a few hundred years?

My high school education up there in Northern California wasn't exactly the best.


Otisburg?
 
2014-03-29 07:17:19 AM
I'm not saying it's God's wrath.  But it's God's wrath.

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2014-03-29 07:19:01 AM

enry: cman: Isnt Cali supposed to split from the US in a few hundred years?

My high school education up there in Northern California wasn't exactly the best.

Otisburg?


Leggett
 
2014-03-29 07:19:40 AM
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2014-03-29 07:22:57 AM
That'll teach 'em for supporting gay marriage.
 
2014-03-29 07:23:08 AM
I felt it up here in the high desert. Just one quick jolt, then a few seconds rolling. The thing I like about earthquakes over other natural disasters is once I realize what's going on, they're over.

/Usually
 
2014-03-29 07:23:09 AM
Well you want to live there, fine. The weather's Great but the ground moves around some. There are wildfires that burn everything down sometimes too. OK. All we have back east here are crummy winters some years, this one in particular and on occasion a Hurricane might get close or actually hit you. Where would I rather be? HMMM. Yeah it's better to be on Solid ground where you probably won't Burn.
 
2014-03-29 07:31:34 AM
Is this where all the California poeple come in and say "pfft! I don't even get out of bed for less than a 7" ?
 
2014-03-29 07:37:29 AM
Felt it way the hell out here in Canoga Park - at the NW end of the SF valley. Musta been fun at epicenter.
 
2014-03-29 07:38:14 AM

Close2TheEdge: I'm not saying it's God's wrath.  But it's God's wrath.

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2014-03-29 07:40:02 AM
It was probably just the sabermatricians reacting to Mike Trout's new contract.
 
2014-03-29 07:40:59 AM

cman: Isnt Cali supposed to split from the US in a few hundred years?

My high school education up there in Northern California wasn't exactly the best.


The fault line that causes the main California earthquakes is the San Andreas fault and it's off the coast. It's pretty much impossible to "break off". I think the way the plates are we'll go under, but we'll have Nevada, and everyone else well in tow.
 
2014-03-29 07:41:03 AM
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Approves, and can they please hurry.
 
2014-03-29 07:50:27 AM
Stop complaint about your free massage
 
2014-03-29 07:57:42 AM
Some people would use this as an opportunity to make naturally shaken Martinis.
 
2014-03-29 08:01:44 AM
Is 5.8 a big deal?

I don't even know.    It sounds kind of small.  I was looking at the usgs webpage a few years ago and was surprised by how many earthquakes happen around me and never feel.
 
2014-03-29 08:09:41 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Earthquakes and measles

/I think I'd break out the toad umbrellas if I were you folks


And learn to swim.
 
2014-03-29 08:10:07 AM

gfid: Is 5.8 a big deal?

I don't even know.    It sounds kind of small.  I was looking at the usgs webpage a few years ago and was surprised by how many earthquakes happen around me and never feel.


It also only came from 2 miles under the surface. If it were deeper it wouldn't be as obvious but would be noticed further. Earthquakes are a global constant
 
2014-03-29 08:15:13 AM
Obligatory:

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2014-03-29 08:16:44 AM
Still waiting to visit Otisburg and Costa del Lex...
 
2014-03-29 08:16:44 AM
I'm from WA and I wouldn't get out of bed for less than a 7
 
2014-03-29 08:18:48 AM
Oh so that was a earthquake. Hardly felt anything in San Bernardino.
 
2014-03-29 08:29:55 AM

Summoner101: I'm from WA and I wouldn't get out of bed for less than a 7


Yeah? Well I'm from Buenos Aires, and I say Kill Them All!
 
2014-03-29 08:34:44 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Earthquakes and measles

/I think I'd break out the toad umbrellas if I were you folks


And pertussis!
 
2014-03-29 08:36:42 AM

zarker: cman: Isnt Cali supposed to split from the US in a few hundred years?

My high school education up there in Northern California wasn't exactly the best.

The fault line that causes the main California earthquakes is the San Andreas fault and it's off the coast. It's pretty much impossible to "break off". I think the way the plates are we'll go under, but we'll have Nevada, and everyone else well in tow.


Chile and Washington have subduction zones, where the floor of the sea is being pushed under the one the continent is on, melting and producing quakes and volcanos. But Southern California just has a slipping fault, so no volcanos and no one is going under.
 
2014-03-29 08:39:53 AM
I was looking at pictures of damage that people submitted, and holy shiat there were a crap load of pictures of bookcases that fell over onto beds.

Secure your shiat people! When I lived in California everything was bolted down.

Hopefully this will be a wake up call. So Cal has had it pretty easy since the early 90s, and I think a lot of people got complacent.
 
2014-03-29 08:42:04 AM

Close2TheEdge: I'm not saying it's God's wrath.  But it's God's wrath.

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Wait, he's still alive?
 
2014-03-29 08:43:40 AM
Those small earthquakes are TheBigOne being postponed.
 
2014-03-29 08:54:34 AM
Sorry, scratching my balls.
 
2014-03-29 09:03:40 AM
Any earthquake sounds big to this NE farker, stay safe all.
 
2014-03-29 09:11:04 AM
I just got back from Australia.

California is celebrating my return :D
 
2014-03-29 09:16:15 AM

jjwars1: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Earthquakes and measles

/I think I'd break out the toad umbrellas if I were you folks

And pertussis!


And gas, with oily discharge.

/ someone call zombie Ernest Borgnine
 
2014-03-29 09:18:38 AM

AbiNormal: Sorry, scratching my balls.


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2014-03-29 09:35:32 AM

Lapdance: Well you want to live there, fine. The weather's Great but the ground moves around some. There are wildfires that burn everything down sometimes too. OK. All we have back east here are crummy winters some years, this one in particular and on occasion a Hurricane might get close or actually hit you. Where would I rather be? HMMM. Yeah it's better to be on Solid ground where you probably won't Burn.


East Coast ignorance. Hurricane Sandy caused caused twice the deaths and 10 times the damage as the Loma Prieta earthquake. Katrina was worse. And with climate change you can expect North Atlantic hurricanes to continue to increase in intensity.

/experienced Loma Prieta and Nisqually earthquakes
//anything under 6.0 is a larf
///quakies
 
2014-03-29 09:38:28 AM

Teknowaffle: I was looking at pictures of damage that people submitted, and holy shiat there were a crap load of pictures of bookcases that fell over onto beds.

Secure your shiat people! When I lived in California everything was bolted down.

Hopefully this will be a wake up call. So Cal has had it pretty easy since the early 90s, and I think a lot of people got complacent.


This worries me actually. Been here since 85 and we've definitely had a lull the last few years.

I'd rather many small quakes than a long period with none....
 
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