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Have you ever experienced an earthquake?

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  • Ben 2012/11/20 23:08:03
    Yes
    Ben
    +5
    Quite a rare occurance for the UK....

    I remember my girlfriend at the time not being very impressed at me starting to sing 'It's the End of the World As We Know It'...

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  • LayLady 2012/11/25 06:01:19
  • SilveryRow 2012/11/23 11:33:00
    Yes
    SilveryRow
    +1
    And no one believed me! They said, you sure it wasn't a large lorry passing by? Were you dreaming? ... as I was living in south-west England at the time! Still, you can't mistake the EARTH MOVING. Bizarre.
  • Thomas Olson 2012/11/22 05:51:29
    Yes
    Thomas Olson
    +1
    Many times.
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/22 03:39:09
    Yes
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Born and raised in Southern California. Of course, I've experienced dozens of them
  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/11/22 01:39:15
  • Emanon 2012/11/21 22:04:29
    Yes
    Emanon
    +1
    Yeah, a very minor one shook the ground a small bit in NYC a few years ago.. never been in a major one...
  • Professor Wizard 2012/11/21 21:28:50
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    I was in the 1994 California Northridge Earthquake, visiting a friend...

    We ran out in the yard - - had to sit, because we could not stand... 1/2 of his house fell in.
  • flrdsgns Profess... 2012/11/22 03:40:20
    flrdsgns
    +1
    That was something wasn't it? I was there for that one as well as the Sylmar one in 71
  • Starman 2012/11/21 20:19:01
    Yes
    Starman
    +1
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    Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989. This crack went right through our property where we were trying to build a house.
  • Tarheel 2012/11/21 19:42:50
    No
    Tarheel
    +1
    Not really, but I was walking on the beach in Hualtuco, Mexico and it felt like a bunch of people were running by, but there wasn't anyone. I looked around and there two girls, one said, "earthquake". Turns out they were from LA. They said it would have been about a 1 or so. Very small. It was weird.
  • Sofahead 2012/11/21 19:13:17
    Yes
    Sofahead
    +1
    Once and it was a very minor one.
  • Carol 2012/11/21 13:53:02
    Yes
    Carol
    +1
    I lived in Alaska, we had them all the time.
  • Ur4Dinner 2012/11/21 13:52:54
    Yes
    Ur4Dinner
    +1
    Yes I've been in quite a few big shakers as I live on the left coast.Some have been entertaining but most have been outright hairy and scary! One of these was in the Kingdome with 56,000 fans running around with their heads cut off in something much worse than a chinese fire drill.
  • Carrie 2012/11/21 13:30:22
    Yes
    Carrie
    +1
    I live in Michigan and years ago we felt the tremors of an earthquake in Ohio.
  • monte 2012/11/21 12:54:45
    Yes
    monte
    +1
    yes i lived in California need i say more
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/11/21 12:33:16
    Yes
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    A few small ones, yes.
  • La 2012/11/21 11:14:17
    Yes
    La
    +2
    It wasn't too bad. House was shaking but only damage was a crack in the bathroom wall/ceiling. No one died or anything.
  • Unintended 2012/11/21 08:55:55
    Yes
    Unintended
    +2
    Two very minor ones. That's all we get in the UK.
  • dennis m 2012/11/21 08:01:45
    Yes
    dennis m
    +1
    Yes, 1989 San Francisco earthquake, i barely remember
  • Andy Fletcher 2012/11/21 07:42:51
    Yes
    Andy Fletcher
    +1
    Thousands to one degree or another. Most of which were deemed to be "aftershocks" of the 1971 Sylmar California quake. I have trouble with the aftershock concept. At least 4-5 years after that initial quake they were calling 3 pointers aftershocks. I could lay on the living room floor and look at the curtain rod over the picture window and watch it shake 30 times a day in Palmdale, 45 miles from the epicenter of the original quake. These were all said to be aftershocks. I also experienced the Whittier Narrows Quake in the early eighties, again in Palmdale, but more like 70-80 miles from the epicenter. With that one, as it reached Palmdale, I was reaching for a paint brush on the pegboard in the garage and it moved away from me as if it was personally rejecting me. I reached for it again and again it moved out of the way. That's about the time I felt it under my feet and I turned to look out at the street. What I saws was amazing. The mail box and Italian Cypress down the side of the driveway were shaking back and forth like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" special effects. There were 10-12 successive waves each 1-2 feet high coming across the desert into the housing tract. The streets, the sidewalks, the houses, our driveway were all rolling up in the air two feet and back...
    Thousands to one degree or another. Most of which were deemed to be "aftershocks" of the 1971 Sylmar California quake. I have trouble with the aftershock concept. At least 4-5 years after that initial quake they were calling 3 pointers aftershocks. I could lay on the living room floor and look at the curtain rod over the picture window and watch it shake 30 times a day in Palmdale, 45 miles from the epicenter of the original quake. These were all said to be aftershocks. I also experienced the Whittier Narrows Quake in the early eighties, again in Palmdale, but more like 70-80 miles from the epicenter. With that one, as it reached Palmdale, I was reaching for a paint brush on the pegboard in the garage and it moved away from me as if it was personally rejecting me. I reached for it again and again it moved out of the way. That's about the time I felt it under my feet and I turned to look out at the street. What I saws was amazing. The mail box and Italian Cypress down the side of the driveway were shaking back and forth like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" special effects. There were 10-12 successive waves each 1-2 feet high coming across the desert into the housing tract. The streets, the sidewalks, the houses, our driveway were all rolling up in the air two feet and back down over and over again. EVERYTHING flexed and nothing broke or cracked. The water didn't even splash out of the pool. I still say it defies logic, but you live in Cali long enough and you just come to accept it as normal. My brother and I were going to Volkswagen show in Pomona the morning one of the big ones hit in the San Bernadino mountains east of LA. that one was probably over a hundred miles away from us to the epicenter. It destroyed an electrical substation on the West side of Lancaster. hearing that metal twist and groan and blow apart was quite eerie, even 5 miles away. Hours later, on the outskirts of Pomona, which is closer to the epicenter, we stopped to get gas. A 5 point after shock hit. The ground as I described above but it was only like 3 or 4 waves, but these were closer to 3 foot high. There was a van full of tourists from back East. They were so panicked. It was freaking hilarious to us. At first they were pissed at us for laughing at them, but after we talked to them a bit they were more in awe at how calm we all were, just going about our business as if nothing was happening. Had to got to work in Saugus the morning the big one hit in Van Nuys/ Sylmar in '94. Saugus is about maybe 15 miles from the epicenter of that one. When I got down Highway 14 to where I could see Sand Canyon, all the lights were out and the hills dotted with fires. A few miles to the South is where 14 joins I-5 and it was a very high roadbed above the canyon floor that curved around to merge with I-5. That's the one that collapsed under the motorcycle cop that was killed. That section was already a replacement for the one that collapsed in '71, before 14 was opened. Worked with a guy that was supposed to go work on it that morning. For some reason his alarm clock never went off and he missed his ride with his cousin. His cousin was killed when that first ramp collapsed. He was quite haunted by that, even 15 years later. Even though other than knowing this guy I was unaffected by that quake, that unexplained event is one of the many reasons I'm agnostic and not an atheist.
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  • KoAm 2012/11/21 07:39:08 (edited)
    Yes
    KoAm
    +2
    I grew up in California, and I live in Japan now ... two of the most earthquake-prone places on earth.
  • The Devil 2012/11/21 06:55:03
    Yes
    The Devil
    +1
    Many times, lots of fun :)
  • FrostMartyBlye 2012/11/21 06:43:04
    Yes
    FrostMartyBlye
    +1
    few years ago
  • 3377479 2012/11/21 06:31:41
  • Matt M 2012/11/21 05:54:01
    Yes
    Matt  M
    +1
    If you grow up in California the earth never moving would be weird.
  • rufus 2012/11/21 05:51:43
    Yes
    rufus
    +1
    Only a minor one. It was a strange feeling
  • Yes
    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ D. Plexippus Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
    +1
    A magnitude 7.8 quake on July 16, 1990.
  • kitkat42 2012/11/21 04:27:14
    Yes
    kitkat42
    +3
    Feb 9, 1971 6a.m - 6.6 intensity - lasted 60 seconds. Better known as the Sylmar quake (in the San Fernando Valley). We lived approx 10 miles away in Tujunga. I was also 9 months preggers, but it didn't scare my stubborn girl out! Damage was horrendous and aftershocks continued for months afterward. Very scary, the longest 60 seconds EVER, for me.
  • flrdsgns kitkat42 2012/11/22 03:44:47
    flrdsgns
    +1
    I was living in Newhall at that time. It was one very scary quake wasn't it?
  • kitkat42 flrdsgns 2012/11/22 09:23:50
    kitkat42
    Yes it certainly was.
  • Jbug799 2012/11/21 03:28:47
    Yes
    Jbug799
    +1
    First time in Alaska, years ago. Then here in Oklahoma, mmm, last summer, or summer before..not sure..we had a few..a couple pretty bad. Scarey..nothing lately that has been noticeable.
  • Jim in SC 2012/11/21 03:22:46
    Yes
    Jim in SC
    +1
    I sat through a really small one a month ago while I was in Central America. It was a bit disconcerting knowing we were two miles from an active volcano.
  • DoxieDad 2012/11/21 03:16:31
    No
    DoxieDad
    +1
    Not that I remember in north central Florida
  • Crank_It_Up 2012/11/21 03:06:42
    Yes
    Crank_It_Up
    +1
    yes, when romney lost the election, the teabaggers tears hit the ground so hard, it rumbled like an earthquake, it was great :)
  • Emi 5 2012/11/21 02:47:40
    Yes
    Emi 5
    +1
    But only a very mild one. I don't think I'd want to be in a big one.
  • JohnT 2012/11/21 02:12:51
    Yes
    JohnT
    +1
    Quite a few in California for the last 50 years. Anything that is around a magnitude of 4 we don't feel, around 6 you got our attention and 8 and above we are scared. The last big one for me was 1989 Loma Preita.
    Loma prieta 89
  • flrdsgns JohnT 2012/11/22 03:45:42
    flrdsgns
    +1
    A magnitude 4 is considered a foot massage
  • JohnT flrdsgns 2012/11/22 05:08:55
    JohnT
    +1
    I don't generally feel them at all at that magnitude unless I see something swinging I don't realize we have had one.
  • Moonage 2012/11/21 01:46:07
    Yes
    Moonage
    +1
    Had one a couple of weeks ago.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/11/21 01:28:28
    Yes
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    I went through a smaller one in California years ago.

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