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writerterri
04-05-2010, 09:13 AM
Where were you when it happened and what were you doing.


I was with my SIL upstairs in her room and we were making candy filled eggs for the E. egg hunt. We noticed the shaking right away and it was carrying on for a few seconds and we were wondering where it was going to go. About 10 seconds into it she headed for a doorway and I listened for the kids waiting for the quake to end cause they usually don't last long. The kids were screaming "earthquake" and running through the house still we waited for it to stop- no reason to panic, it wasn't that strong. Then the last few seconds of the quake got stronger and I thought "this is it, go get the kids out of the house"! I told my SIL, let's get the kids out of the house! And the adults went into action getting all the kids out to the yard. By the time we reached the back yard it was over. We managed to get the kids out of the house and there was an after shock. Then a few minutes later there was another aftershock. Some of the kids felt it while there were 3 kids who were in the jumpy and missed it wondering why we were in a panic. The kids all wanted to lose it when I said, "Wow, wasn't that cool! A real earthquake! Yeehaw!" What I said changed the looks on their faces to something more pleasant and we talked about it. Thank God it wasn't worse than that!

So, where were you and what were you doing?

MaryMumsy
04-05-2010, 09:37 AM
I actually felt it here in Phoenix. Sitting at my computer. The chair kind of jiggled a little, as did the computer table. Nothing much. We feel them once in a while.

MM

writerterri
04-05-2010, 09:43 AM
Oh, wow! I guess the epicenter was in Baha a 7.2 (spelling). I was in San Diego County. My SIL lost a knick knack and a picture that both fell. When we got home to our house in Riverside Co. we half expected to find some things on the floor but nothing was out of place.

som1luvsmi
04-05-2010, 10:58 AM
I was in Whittier at my brother's house. We were outside, sitting on the porch under an awning while my kids played basketball. All of a sudden, my neice and nephew and brother and me all look at each other saying "are you feeling that?". My neice's boyfriend (not a native Californian) bolts to the lawn and asks why we're all sitting on the porch. "Aren't you supposed to head for an open field or something?" We all just kind of looked at him and I said " it's a roller. No big deal. It's the jolts that can freak you out." the strangest part was how long it was. I don't think I've ever been in an earthquake that lasted that long before.

Ambrosia
04-05-2010, 03:38 PM
I was in upstate NY, not shaking. ;)

Synonym
04-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Not much going on here either. :) But it was interesting to get a 'first-hand' on line report from a friend in AZ who felt it.

som1luvsmi
04-05-2010, 08:16 PM
It's so strange. I've never heard of a 7.2 that didn't do crazy amounts of damage.

semilargeintestine
04-05-2010, 08:23 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i159/drmg01/seismic_waves.png

firedrake
04-05-2010, 08:45 PM
I live in south central AZ

I was sitting on the sofa and felt a slight rocking or swaying, like I was in a little boat on a pond. The window blinds swayed from side to side and I wondered if I was losing my mind,especially as my son never felt it.

It was a bit disorienting.

Kitty Pryde
04-05-2010, 09:14 PM
I was at a fast food burger place in Big Bear City, CA (east of LA up in the mountains). I was sitting in a booth and I felt a rolling sensation. I jumped up and I could still feel. I ran over to my partner and I was like, Earthquake? And she said yeah. Then it stopped, and everyone in the restaurant was asking each other, hey, was there an earthquake? And then I had a cheeseburger.

Jess Haines
04-05-2010, 11:51 PM
I was at home, probably sleeping, 'cause... err... I didn't even notice it. :Shrug:

sadron
04-06-2010, 12:08 AM
I hope all are alright, those who had to experience this.

Shadow_Ferret
04-06-2010, 12:10 AM
It's so strange. I've never heard of a 7.2 that didn't do crazy amounts of damage.

Well, aside from Mexicali, which was hit hard, the energy went northwest through less populated areas.

AZ_Dawn
04-06-2010, 01:15 AM
About what time MST was it? 'Cause this is the second quake I've been in that I had to learn about second hand. It might have shaken my bad leg, but that could've been a muscle spasm.

firedrake
04-06-2010, 01:17 AM
About what time MST was it? 'Cause this is the second quake I've been in that I had to learn about second hand. It might have shaken my bad leg, but that could've been a muscle spasm.

It was 3.40pm Arizona time.

AZ_Dawn
04-06-2010, 01:39 AM
It was 3.40pm Arizona time.

The leg issue was in the morning.

It's official: I failed to notice another earthquake I was in. :o Though it would've been more embarrassing if I had been in Baja.

firedrake
04-06-2010, 01:41 AM
The leg issue was in the morning.

It's official: I failed to notice another earthquake I was in. :o

My son was six feet away from me in the same room and he never noticed it. My parents live 17 miles away, Dad was out in the garden and he felt it, Mum was in the house and never felt a thing.

Husband slept through it.

William Haskins
04-06-2010, 03:07 AM
i was in the garage, working the dials on my earthquake machine.

Carlene
04-06-2010, 03:20 AM
We were sitting in the family room reading. Have to say, that was the longest one I've ever felt and I've lived in California off and on since the late '60. I've been through tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and earthquakes and have to say earthquakes are the worst because they hit unexpectedly. You can tell we've lived her a long time. The damn thing went on and on and I said to my husband, should we go outside or something? He said, no - it'll stop soon, and it did.

writerterri
04-06-2010, 03:28 AM
I was in Whittier at my brother's house. We were outside, sitting on the porch under an awning while my kids played basketball. All of a sudden, my neice and nephew and brother and me all look at each other saying "are you feeling that?". My neice's boyfriend (not a native Californian) bolts to the lawn and asks why we're all sitting on the porch. "Aren't you supposed to head for an open field or something?" We all just kind of looked at him and I said " it's a roller. No big deal. It's the jolts that can freak you out." the strangest part was how long it was. I don't think I've ever been in an earthquake that lasted that long before.


I was amazed at how long it was too. You know how you just stop what you're doing and just wait for it to stop? Well, we waited and waited and waited. Then when it just kept going we decided to go get the kids. Especially at the end. That was weird.

writerterri
04-06-2010, 03:29 AM
I was in upstate NY, not shaking. ;)

Chicken.

writerterri
04-06-2010, 03:32 AM
It's so strange. I've never heard of a 7.2 that didn't do crazy amounts of damage.


Too many fat people in one place. It sort of keeps the earthly plates from doing too much damage. ;)

Cella
04-06-2010, 03:35 AM
There was an earthquake where I live (STL) about 2 years ago. The funny part was that it started as soon as I sat down (on the toilet) and I thought I broke something :roll:. Boy was I glad to learn that it was the entire ground that was moving.

Whew! That would have been embarrassing!

writerterri
04-06-2010, 03:40 AM
i was in the garage, working the dials on my earthquake machine.


dork

writerterri
04-06-2010, 03:45 AM
We were sitting in the family room reading. Have to say, that was the longest one I've ever felt and I've lived in California off and on since the late '60. I've been through tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and earthquakes and have to say earthquakes are the worst because they hit unexpectedly. You can tell we've lived her a long time. The damn thing went on and on and I said to my husband, should we go outside or something? He said, no - it'll stop soon, and it did.

I've lost track of the quakes I've been in. It's like this...

Man reading news paper. Quakes starts. He picks up his cup of coffee as to not let it spill. He looks at another article. Waits. Quake ends. He puts coffee back down on table and turns page on paper.

At least I hope it stays that way though in my heart I know better.


There was an earthquake where I live (STL) about 2 years ago. The funny part was that it started as soon as I sat down (on the toilet) and I thought I broke something :roll:. Boy was I glad to learn that it was the entire ground that was moving.

Whew! That would have been embarrassing!

:ROFL:

Susie
04-06-2010, 03:55 AM
Thank goodness it wasn't too bad, you guys are aok. I am in Florida, so nothing, just some dogs let out a bark, maybe cuz of the earthquake there? :) *Smoochies 'n :Cake:s 4 U guys! :)

Kaiser-Kun
04-06-2010, 05:32 AM
A friend of mine took a few pictures:

(note: this is from the Mexican side of the earthquake)

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=2&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44|0|8CCA306A5365550||

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=6&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44|0|8CCA306A5365550||

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=14&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44|0|8CCA306A5365550||

benbradley
04-06-2010, 06:12 AM
Too many fat people in one place. It sort of keeps the earthly plates from doing too much damage. ;)
Huh? That's alarming. You don't think California could tip over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg), do you?

writerterri
04-06-2010, 06:26 AM
Huh? That's alarming. You don't think California could tip over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg), do you?


Perhaps a sink hole in some spots (fat bottom flats we'll have to rename it) (hopefully it doesn't happen under my chair first and cause a chain reaction). But my philosofie is that we could teeter tawter with Northern California and they could end up higher than uses in Southern California. See?

writerterri
04-06-2010, 06:28 AM
A friend of mine took a few pictures:

(note: this is from the Mexican side of the earthquake)

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=2&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44%7C0%7C8CCA306A5365550%7C%7C

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=6&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44%7C0%7C8CCA306A5365550%7C%7C

http://co115w.col115.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=14&messageId=b8538a05-40e2-11df-a3b1-00237de3f534&Aux=44%7C0%7C8CCA306A5365550%7C%7C


Don't see pics but only can imagine that it wasn't good. Two people died in Mexicali, I heard, from collapsing buildings.

writerterri
04-06-2010, 06:29 AM
Thank goodness it wasn't too bad, you guys are aok. I am in Florida, so nothing, just some dogs let out a bark, maybe cuz of the earthquake there? :) *Smoochies 'n :Cake:s 4 U guys! :)

I hear sunshine makes the news when it shows up. :tongue

mario_c
04-06-2010, 08:32 AM
Glad everyone here in the shock zone is OK, sad about those who are dead because of it. In my first visit to So Cal - staying with my sister's friends in San Diego for a week, many many years ago - I apparently slept through an earthquake, about a 5.0 range one. That was weird to wake up and be told that (and NO I am not a sound sleeper, never have been).