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Old 05-18-2009, 04:41 AM   #1
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Title says all!

Hope everybody in LA is okay

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Old 05-18-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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4.7, epicenter is less than 10 miles from my house!

A long one too, didn't stop shaking for a while.

Everything is okay, one fluted glass broke in the garage.

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Edit, now it's rated as a 5.0

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Okay, everyone in my family is safe and no damage (except for the one $0.79 champagne flute!) That was a good size quake. That is the closest I've ever been to the epicenter of a decent quake. Any bigger and I would have had to clean up a ton of glass in the garage.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:12 AM   #5
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I couple of people I know felt it in east county San Diego. I didn't feel anything here in North Park.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:12 AM   #6
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Glad you are OK! I've never been in an earthquake, very unsettling I would imagine.

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5.0?

yawn...

it didn't even make my record skip

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It's just something you live with here and almost have a sense of humor about. Any smaller and I would not have thought twice about it, but being a 5.0 and less than 10 miles from the epicenter was a little exciting. It's been a few years since we've had a good quake in Southern California and we're due. I was just talking to my wife this last week that it was "earthquake weather."

Luckily, with the building codes the way they are now, most homes are built to withstand very large quakes. I wouldn't anticipate any real structure damage out of this one.

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. . . very unsettling I would imagine.
really not so much. . . I dunno, I guess growing up in California you get kind of used to them. I think they're pretty cool when you feel them. I mean I've never been in a HUGE one where there was lots of damage or anything. but a 5.0 isn't bad or scary at all.
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really not so much. . . I dunno, I guess growing up in California you get kind of used to them. I think they're pretty cool when you feel them. I mean I've never been in a HUGE one where there was lots of damage or anything. but a 5.0 isn't bad or scary at all.
Yeah, most of the time they are small and you could easily confuse them with a big truck going down the street. That's not to say I would want to be in a 3rd world country when a 6+ hits, but other than "the big one", they are not much to worry about.
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