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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


api.ning.com
 
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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ww2.lgbtqnation.com
 
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
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

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.


i762.photobucket.com
 
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....
 
2014-03-29 09:44:46 AM
So Kim Kardashian went out for a walk?
 
2014-03-29 09:46:25 AM
That was no earthquake...
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2014-03-29 09:52:50 AM
quakeshiat
 
2014-03-29 09:59:01 AM

shower_in_my_socks: 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.


It's a logarithmic scale. A 6 is ten times stronger than a 5.
 
2014-03-29 10:03:04 AM
I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.
 
2014-03-29 10:10:34 AM
I hope these aren't pre-quakes for The Big One. Stay safe out there, Farkers.
 
2014-03-29 10:14:48 AM

jayessell: Those small earthquakes are TheBigOne being postponed.


Kinda like when you fart a little to avoid shiattting your pants?
 
2014-03-29 10:21:05 AM

pippi longstocking: I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.

Location: El paso CO


Figures.
 
2014-03-29 10:21:28 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.


I had a microburst strike my street once and it caused considerable damage. I'm from Pittsburgh and we'd also have to deal with flooding. Its not just crappy winters yinz deal with That microburst was scary shiat.
 
2014-03-29 10:41:03 AM

abhorrent1: 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" ?


Meh ...  The quake was so powerful that I didn't even pause my yearly web-based "IT Security Practices" class.

// I scored 100% because: blah blah blah, electrons are evil, don't sign on to suspect websites, and yet fark still makes it past their filters.  You can't explain that.
 
2014-03-29 10:44:06 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: [blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com image 565x376]

Approves, and can they please hurry.


Maynard!!!
 
2014-03-29 10:45:56 AM
I was having dinner in Brea, which is about 2 miles from the epicenter. Never been basically on top of one before. It was pretty violent, like someone was under the table pounding on the bottom really hard.

Infinity370: pippi longstocking: I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.

Location: El paso CO

Figures.


Someone needs to spark up a doob and chill the fark out.
 
2014-03-29 11:05:42 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: 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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What part of farkin' East Arizona is that?
 
2014-03-29 11:17:07 AM

jayessell: Those small earthquakes are TheBigOne being postponed.


Just warming up the ol' arm, don't want to pull anything making the "big pitch".

/"California tumbles into the sea, that's when I go back to Annandale"
//Better buy your ticket on the Wolverine, Donald.
 
2014-03-29 11:20:02 AM

zimbomba63: jayessell: Those small earthquakes are TheBigOne being postponed.

Just warming up the ol' arm, don't want to pull anything making the "big pitch".

/"California tumbles into the sea, that's when I go back to Annandale"
//Better buy your ticket on the Wolverine, Donald.


One of my favorite steely Dan songs.
 
2014-03-29 11:30:53 AM

xalres: I was having dinner in Brea, which is about 2 miles from the epicenter. Never been basically on top of one before. It was pretty violent, like someone was under the table pounding on the bottom really hard.


Ditto, except I was in Seal Beach having sushi.  Free round of saki for all after that one
 
2014-03-29 11:41:46 AM
LOL, here in California we call that "Monday". You weenies in--where was this earthquake again?
 
2014-03-29 11:47:20 AM
the-toast.net

.. during prime Opening Night, too. But hey, God has a sense of humor, right?
 
2014-03-29 11:48:36 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-29 11:52:10 AM
I'm feeling kind of sorry for the guy whose car was turned over and crushed. M5.1 can cause a rockslide? Who knew?
 
2014-03-29 11:57:31 AM

pippi longstocking: I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.


I'd respond from over here in beautiful Orange County but I'm too busy bathing in, drinking and just plain wasting all of your water.  Want to know why I do that?  Because I can and there's nothing you can do to stop me. That's why.  But I do like your state.  I'll probably move there pretty soon.
 
2014-03-29 11:58:16 AM

Hollie Maea: LOL, here in California we call that "Monday". You weenies in--where was this earthquake again?


I know you're trolling since you're from OR. Sad thing is that is how California people react. They're just pretending and post stuff like that after they change their crap filled pants. Everyone knows they're full of shiat. Well..whatever shiat isn't in their pants.
 
2014-03-29 12:01:16 PM

abhorrent1: Hollie Maea: LOL, here in California we call that "Monday". You weenies in--where was this earthquake again?

I know you're trolling since you're from OR. Sad thing is that is how California people react. They're just pretending and post stuff like that after they change their crap filled pants. Everyone knows they're full of shiat. Well..whatever shiat isn't in their pants.


To be perfectly honest, it really isn't that big of a deal until the high 5's, low 6's. That's not false bravado.  If you've been through one, you know it's not particularly that much shaking.  Heck, I'm right down the road from the one's last night and it didn't even knock over a dish.
 
2014-03-29 12:02:11 PM

Infinity370: pippi longstocking: I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.

Location: El paso CO

Figures.


El Paso county is in Colorado. El Paso the town is in Texas.
 
2014-03-29 12:20:36 PM

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.


The San Andreas fault line is  notoff the coast for most of California.  Draw a line from the north end of the Sea of Cortez (the inlet between Baja and Mexico) and San Francisco Bay, and you have basically drawn the San Andreas fault.

Of course it's a slip fault, so no falling off into the ocean will happen. The direction of motion suggests eventually LA will be in central CA though.
 
2014-03-29 12:30:18 PM

SwiftFox: I'm feeling kind of sorry for the guy whose car was turned over and crushed. M5.1 can cause a rockslide? Who knew?


You'd have to see that road (Carbon Canyon) to understand how easy that would be. It's a two lane road that cuts through canyon walls with lots of steep cliffs on either side.  The last significant rainfall we had a month ago caused little mudslides, and trucks with mudplows were continuously running up and down the road.
 
2014-03-29 12:38:22 PM

Demetrius:


I was reminded of this picture last night when the local news had a picture-in-picture showing a news feed against footage of a chandelier that was gently shaking back and forth because of the quake. No joke.
 
2014-03-29 12:48:41 PM

Shakin_Haitian: shower_in_my_socks: 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.

It's a logarithmic scale. A 6 is ten times stronger than a 5.


A 6 has more than 30 times the energy of a 5.
 
2014-03-29 12:55:34 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: abhorrent1: Hollie Maea: LOL, here in California we call that "Monday". You weenies in--where was this earthquake again?

I know you're trolling since you're from OR. Sad thing is that is how California people react. They're just pretending and post stuff like that after they change their crap filled pants. Everyone knows they're full of shiat. Well..whatever shiat isn't in their pants.

To be perfectly honest, it really isn't that big of a deal until the high 5's, low 6's. That's not false bravado.  If you've been through one, you know it's not particularly that much shaking.  Heck, I'm right down the road from the one's last night and it didn't even knock over a dish.


Well that's just Darwin level stupid. When it starts, you don't know the size/severity or what damage it can do. That would be like me hearing the sirens go off and saying, "I'm not going into my basement for anything less than an F3 tornado".

I hope for your sake the smart people will be there to dig your limp remains out of the rubble and try and revive you.
 
2014-03-29 01:01:50 PM

Alkony: 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.

The San Andreas fault line is  notoff the coast for most of California.  Draw a line from the north end of the Sea of Cortez (the inlet between Baja and Mexico) and San Francisco Bay, and you have basically drawn the San Andreas fault.

Of course it's a slip fault, so no falling off into the ocean will happen. The direction of motion suggests eventually LA will be in central CA though.


http://www.sanandreasfault.org/Plates.jpg
 
2014-03-29 01:07:06 PM
Epicenter was less than a mile from my house. That was a bit severe.
 
2014-03-29 01:15:28 PM

abhorrent1: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: abhorrent1: Hollie Maea: LOL, here in California we call that "Monday". You weenies in--where was this earthquake again?

I know you're trolling since you're from OR. Sad thing is that is how California people react. They're just pretending and post stuff like that after they change their crap filled pants. Everyone knows they're full of shiat. Well..whatever shiat isn't in their pants.

To be perfectly honest, it really isn't that big of a deal until the high 5's, low 6's. That's not false bravado.  If you've been through one, you know it's not particularly that much shaking.  Heck, I'm right down the road from the one's last night and it didn't even knock over a dish.

Well that's just Darwin level stupid. When it starts, you don't know the size/severity or what damage it can do. That would be like me hearing the sirens go off and saying, "I'm not going into my basement for anything less than an F3 tornado".

I hope for your sake the smart people will be there to dig your limp remains out of the rubble and try and revive you.


Who ever said anything about not taking precautions?  I just said that it's not that big of a deal, that's all. You can believe me or not.  Either way is fine with me. I won't argue the part about being stupid though.  I am really, and I mean really, dumb.
 
2014-03-29 01:16:39 PM

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.


Pretend you have a water-bed....lol
 
2014-03-29 01:23:03 PM
I live in east San Diego county, and didn't feel a thing.  It was much different a few easters ago when the big 7-something hit down in Baja though...had some scared-shiatless Chicago folks with us at the time and that sucker knocked stuff of shelves and lasted FOREVER.
 
2014-03-29 01:28:56 PM
Maybe it's a good thing. Hopefully the faults have caught up and won't be jumping in a huge manner any time soon.

LOL.
 
2014-03-29 01:36:47 PM
Did not feel it in Monterey.
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2014-03-29 02:08:00 PM
The interesting thing about this quake compared to the one in Encino over a week and a half ago was that this one didn't have the noise often associated with it.  Often times you hear the rumble before the shaking starts where as this one just started going. It seemed to keep up the same intensity for the duration of the quake and was a nice shake.  I thought it might have been a larger quake out in the desert instead of something located in the basin.
 
2014-03-29 02:29:01 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Who ever said anything about not taking precautions? I just said that it's not that big of a deal, that's all.


That's my point. You don't know if its a big deal or not until it's too late. You should never treat it like it's no big deal. If you do, well, you are really, and I mean really, dumb.
 
2014-03-29 02:43:40 PM
I was specifically addressing your apparent disbelief that we, as Californians, are relatively un-phased in the wake of a 'meh' earthquake.

But hey, I'm comforted to know that someone, somewhere is wringing their hands and fretting for the safety of my dumb ass.  Thanks.
 
2014-03-29 02:52:06 PM
Why does the headline say Orange County yet the article is talking about LA county?

SubBass49: I live in east San Diego county, and didn't feel a thing.  It was much different a few easters ago when the big 7-something hit down in Baja though...had some scared-shiatless Chicago folks with us at the time and that sucker knocked stuff of shelves and lasted FOREVER.


Yah that one was long and unexpected.  Of course it didn't seem to really do any damage/knock anything down, at least not where we were (Orange County).  The house just rumbled and the chandeliers swung around.  We were even eating our Easter meal in the dining room and no dishes fell or anything.


I've thankfully never been in a real serious earthquake and hope to never be.  My uncle was in the Haiti quake and trapped in rubble for nearly 3 days.  The people he was with died unfortunately :(.  Earthquakes can be a downright terrifying prospect.
 
2014-03-29 02:59:13 PM

zimbomba63: ecmoRandomNumbers: 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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What part of farkin' East Arizona is that?


Upper West Side.

It's southern Chile. That picture is taken from Pucón, but I lived in Villarrica, on the other side of that lake. If you follow that ridge on the upper right side of the picture straight down the slope, that's Villarrica. You hear the windows rattle all the time, and people have learned not to keep ceramic and glass tchotchkes on the edge of shelves. When the 8.8 quake hit in 2010, my friends from Villarrica were posting on Facebook immediately to let everybody know they were OK. You know a quake is bad when Chileans get worried. My friend Loreto was pissed off because it took two days to inventory and re-stack all the medication in the pharmacy she works in.
 
2014-03-29 03:05:37 PM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: 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.


So, no Otisburg or Costa del Lex?

...goddamitsomuch...
 
2014-03-29 05:35:58 PM
Just had another long one, not nearly as strong as last night's though.
 
2014-03-29 05:55:22 PM

SoCalChris: Just had another long one, not nearly as strong as last night's though.


fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-29 06:25:34 PM

PillsHere: Why does the headline say Orange County yet the article is talking about LA county?

SubBass49: I live in east San Diego county, and didn't feel a thing.  It was much different a few easters ago when the big 7-something hit down in Baja though...had some scared-shiatless Chicago folks with us at the time and that sucker knocked stuff of shelves and lasted FOREVER.

Yah that one was long and unexpected.  Of course it didn't seem to really do any damage/knock anything down, at least not where we were (Orange County).  The house just rumbled and the chandeliers swung around.  We were even eating our Easter meal in the dining room and no dishes fell or anything.


I've thankfully never been in a real serious earthquake and hope to never be.  My uncle was in the Haiti quake and trapped in rubble for nearly 3 days.  The people he was with died unfortunately :(.  Earthquakes can be a downright terrifying prospect.


The earthquake took place on the northern border between Orange county and southern LA county.  It was in the basin so it was widely felt all over Southern California.
 
2014-03-29 08:00:15 PM
brianorndorf.typepad.com

Learn to swim.
 
2014-03-29 09:47:39 PM

xalres: I was having dinner in Brea, which is about 2 miles from the epicenter. Never been basically on top of one before. It was pretty violent, like someone was under the table pounding on the bottom really hard.

Infinity370: pippi longstocking: I'm just waiting for the one that will sink that piece of shiat state.

Location: El paso CO

Figures.

Someone needs to spark up a doob and chill the fark out.


Did you look under the table to see if someone was pounding on someone else's bottom?


/I assume it wasn't YOUR bottom?
//huh huh I said 'ass'
 
2014-03-29 10:01:26 PM
In Santa Monica, it was a gentle lateral swaying, significant but slow, and lasted about 20-30 seconds.
 
2014-03-29 11:21:17 PM

SubBass49: I live in east San Diego county, and didn't feel a thing.  It was much different a few easters ago when the big 7-something hit down in Baja though...had some scared-shiatless Chicago folks with us at the time and that sucker knocked stuff of shelves and lasted FOREVER.

where in east county??? lived in Campo , Jamul for some time .....
 
2014-03-29 11:34:28 PM

mt.madman: where in east county??? lived in Campo , Jamul for some time .....


Hell Cajon...southside.
 
2014-03-29 11:51:49 PM
You Califarkers take heed,
Seattle area farkers too...
this has the earmarks of Fore-shocks.
Get an aquarium with some fish, and a Budgie,
and a Cat, if you don't already...
be ready to skip work or school on a whim.
go shopping a few days before you need to.
 
2014-03-29 11:57:31 PM

SubBass49: mt.madman: where in east county??? lived in Campo , Jamul for some time .....

Hell Cajon...southside.


SubBass49: mt.madman: where in east county??? lived in Campo , Jamul for some time .....

Hell Cajon...southside.


SubBass49: mt.madman: where in east county??? lived in Campo , Jamul for some time .....

Hell Cajon...southside.


Aw crap. spent time in that hell hole, lived off of camden , and park av.   Apt. city USA.. dont miss it at all, but way east co. was kinda cool.....
 
2014-03-30 12:34:15 AM
Link for mapped real time LA activity.... need cookies and scripts enabled

http://csn-server.appspot.com/#/

lots of shaking under centre of LA [about 1-3per second]], sensor may be stuck in couch cushions, or, the shaking is real...
 
2014-03-30 02:06:05 PM

mt.madman: Aw crap. spent time in that hell hole, lived off of camden , and park av.   Apt. city USA.. dont miss it at all, but way east co. was kinda cool.....


lol...I'm off Chase about a block from Renette Park...sketchy spot, eh?
 
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