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SoCal Earthquake

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by topsheep, May 17, 2009.

  1. topsheep

    topsheep Member

    Will all the Cali people describe the one that just hit?
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Rumble, rumble, rumble. My couch just shook for a good 5 seconds as I was sitting on it.

    1 mile S-SE from Inglewood. A 5.0, says USGS.

    Damn, I'm like 100 miles away.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    5.0 is a quasi-decent shaker. Nothing major. Some stuff on shelves might fall off in the Inglewood/South Bay area. Felt as rumble about 80 miles to the east in the I.E. according to my very reliable sources. Probably will be a move-along-folks-nothing-to-see-here moment.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    LA Observed says at least two measurable aftershocks already: 3.1 and 2.5.

    Nothing to worry about. Just a little rumble.
  5. KP

    KP Active Member

    My brother is 10 miles from the epicenter and said it was a long 20-25 seconds of shaking. No visible damage to his building.
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    My wife felt it as she was laying in bed watching TV. I was out running errands and didn't feel it.

    We're about 100 miles away from the epicenter.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    As long as the 5.0 was a fore-shock, things are cool.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I was on a brick patio in Fullerton and we felt it for at least 15 seconds. Long rollers.
  9. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Felt like the A/C was coming on. I'm in Los Feliz, which is between Hollywood/downtown just west of Dodgers Stadium and about 20 freeway miles from the epicenter.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest


    I don't miss earthquake country.

    I'd rather deal with my lack of tornados.

    Good luck folks. I hope no bad aftershocks happen tonight.
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Didn't feel a thing. Then again, I'm about 85-90 miles from the epicenter.

    A 5.0 on the Newport-Inglewood Fault... that's legit. Forget the San Andreas (parts of which you can see off the freeway I drive every day to/from work), that's the fault that if it ever goes off in the 6-plus neighborhood, all hell will break loose because that goes under some of the most populated areas in SoCal.

    But 3.1-2.5 aftershocks? That's the cat jumping on the bed. Nothing to see here.
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I live about 90 miles to thre east. Windows rattled a bit, we speculated that it was a quake but didn't know for sure til we saw a scroll on TV.
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