No, seated at puter, selt belt not fastened, but would not hurt if it
Quake just came thru here in SoCal.
No apparent damage in my world.
Will await magnitude and duration data.
Film at 11:00 PM.
I posted something earlier (here? or maybe rec.home.repair) about our
(Bay Area) last earthquake, which was apparently nothing compared to
yours (TV nooz says 5.0; ours was 3.0).
How'd it feel?
There's a useful USGS page for reporting and getting reports of quakes
in the Bay Area (http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/SF_Bay.html );
there's probably one for SoCal too if you look around for it.
Interesting to see the reports to come in, and to see how people
perceived the quake in different places.
Hey, just found after drilling up/down on the site:
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism
IOW, nothing serious. If you want to live in quake country, get used
Epicenter was in Inglewood (Close to LAX) on a fault line from the
Hollywood Hills to Newport.
Last time on that fault line was 1933 and it was serious.
This time was just shake, rattle and roll, mostly roll.
Couple of aftershocks reported.
Sometimes, Appalachia gets its share. Salem, VA had a shaker
yesterday, 2.6 magnitude. Most people thought it was an explosion
nearby, something like a chemical plant going up. That's 50 miles west
of me, so I knew nothing of it until the news came on.
On Mon, 18 May 2009 03:05:50 -0700, Charlie Self wrote:
I'm surprised anyone felt it unless they were right on top of it. When I
lived in Torrance, the fault across the base of the Palos Verde peninsula
was always throwing off 2s and 3s. I was about 3 miles away and felt
only one of them because I was standing out on a balcony.
Maybe limestone vibrates easier :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
According to Lucy at Caltech, the epicenter was 8 miles down so the
closest folks were still 8 miles away.
The news folk were happy to find a few downed shampoo bottles and to the
chagrin of every Irishman about, some broken booze bottles.
Reminds me of an earthquake in the Seattle area a few years ago. It moved
strongly in one direction. So all the wine/booze bottles on the store's
shelves either fell to the floor, or did not, depending on if the shelves
faced north-south or east-west.
When asked about it later, a retail consultant said it was something that
nobody ever thought of. Can you see it now? Wine/booze earthquake
resistant shelf design. How is that for a specialty?
You guys out in LaLa land are always moaning: I just saw a headline
with really bad news for you. " Man arrested in shooting of rapper at
L.A. mall." What a time to find out shooting rappers was out of season
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