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L.A. QUAKE

post #1 of 38
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Just heard about this hope everyone is okay.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has struck just east of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake's epicenter was about 2 miles southwest of Chino Hills and about 5 miles southeast of Diamond Bar, the USGS said. Chino Hills is about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The center was about 7.6 miles deep. In general, earthquakes centered closer to the Earth's surface produce stronger shaking and can cause more damage than those further underground.
A 5.8 magnitude quake is considered by the USGS to be "moderate," which can cause slight damage to buildings and others structures. About 500 can happen globally each year, the survey says.
CNN's Ed Lavandera was at Disneyland with his family and felt the temblor. He said the shaking lasted about 5 seconds.
post #2 of 38
Im in san diego and it was my first ever earthquake! wow.. I am on the 2nd floor and i thought someone was running down the steps but they must have weighed like 800 pounds then it got crazier! I stood up and my blinds were shaking and then i knew and the phone starting buzzing.. Its weird because a minuite before i had this feeling... WEIRD! Hope all is ok in the big LA <3
post #3 of 38
I was pretty rattled up lol. Shit was strong.
post #4 of 38
WHOA NELLIE it was less than 20 miles from us and everything in the house shook and a few rocks from the hill above. We have lots around this area but 5.8 is a bit bigger than usual. There have been three aftershocks already at 3.8.

eta; hips, it's because you can feel it, it's just not up to full strength yet .
post #5 of 38
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They say it could be felt as far as Vegas?

That shit is insane, we had one outside of DC a few months. It totally scared the shit out of me and everyone working in my office building. I felt like a truck slammed into the side of it.
post #6 of 38
Yeah someone said that they felt it in Las Vegas, and in San Diego too. Fuckin scary shit
post #7 of 38
lol where i'm from there's an earthquake almost every week...big ones too
post #8 of 38
5 seconds does feel like a long time, it doesnt go by really quick.
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by begret View Post
WHOA NELLIE it was less than 20 miles from us and everything in the house shook and a few rocks from the hill above. We have lots around this area but 5.8 is a bit bigger than usual. There have been three aftershocks already at 3.8.

eta; hips, it's because you can feel it, it's just not up to full strength yet .
Up tp 15 aftershocks now
post #10 of 38
^^Yeah I feel them because I am so close to the epicenter. I am used to earthquakes,I have been through all the big California ones for the last 48 years.
Recent Earthquakes for 118-34 <<<fun link. I guess it depends on what you call fun, but anyway..


They still give me a heart attack though!
post #11 of 38
Everything seems fine here on the east coast.
post #12 of 38
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LOL, Anton where you at?
post #13 of 38
Sorry to hear, hope everyone is alright. Never have experienced an actual earthquake, but last year (maybe the year before) this entire like, oil refinery or something in Wisconsin blew up and everyone thought it was an earthquake. Apparently it could even be felt in Illinois...

Hope you're all alright
post #14 of 38
5.4 is nothing but a bitchquake, so it's fitting that this happened where ryanduke lives.
post #15 of 38
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Everything seems fine here on the east coast.
Yeah, I didn't feel a thing!
post #16 of 38
Hmmm I didn't feel anything in Vegas although the power went out at work and the surrounding neihborhood around 11:15 or so for an hour...
post #17 of 38
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5.4 is nothing but a bitchquake, so it's fitting that this happened where ryanduke lives.


Still bitter about the membership upgrade? I nominated you, Sevs!
post #18 of 38
I didn't feel anything out here either (Vegas).
post #19 of 38
Tony gives the smackdown!
post #20 of 38
I was/am still in the epicenter when the earthquake took place... :-S
post #21 of 38
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Tony gives the smackdown!
What did I do this time?!
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by begret View Post
^^Yeah I feel them because I am so close to the epicenter. I am used to earthquakes,I have been through all the big California ones for the last 48 years.
Recent Earthquakes for 118-34 <<<fun link. I guess it depends on what you call fun, but anyway..


They still give me a heart attack though!
i LOVE the USGS site. i always visit it when shaky things happen... usually it's just my imagination or my portable classroom shifting (it's usually the latter BTW)...

luckily i'm down in oceanside. i still felt it, but mom and sis were 15 miles away from the epicenter and they definitely felt it stronger!
post #23 of 38
I thought it was elephants upstairs until the shelves started shaking... I can't imagine being near the center I'm out in Santa Monica. :P
post #24 of 38
When i was 18-19, i've seen my first, only and last earthquake. Back then, i still lived together with my parents, in a developing area. That meant: Construction works like you wouldn't believe; from morning to eve ! Every fucking morning i was woken by construction workers and their hell-machines ! One morning i woke up ( still a little bit drunk ), noticed a hell of a noise, shaking shelves and vibrating walls. Still in drunkenness, totally muzzy and half asleep i jumped to my feet, opened the window, raised the blind and shouted: "WHAT THE FUCK !? STOP THAT SHIT ! IT'S 8 IN THE MORNING ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !" Funnily the streets were empty, though ! I guess you know how that story goes...
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by missbest View Post
i LOVE the USGS site. i always visit it when shaky things happen... usually it's just my imagination or my portable classroom shifting (it's usually the latter BTW)...

luckily i'm down in oceanside. i still felt it, but mom and sis were 15 miles away from the epicenter and they definitely felt it stronger!
Hello to a fellow USGS fan. I love weather sites too!

Yeah Seven, 5.4 is pretty minor.

Praguewatermelon unless you are in OC you aren't near the epicenter. It says USC?
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