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#1 shambalayogi

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 01:18 PM

Hope everyone is okay. It didn't sounds like a biggie in the news report I read.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:45 PM

I live in CA and didn't feel a thing. When did it happen, where, and what number on the Richter scale?

Thanks, any info appreciated   :)

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:54 PM

Here's a story on it:

http://story.news.ya..._us/calif_quake

I live and work in San Mateo, (south of SF by about 15 miles) and I didn't feel a gorram thing.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:05 PM

6.0, for a prelimiary. I think they usually go a bit higher then the first reports. I may have that backwards.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:17 PM

Didn't feel it, but it does explain my cats more than normal bizarre behavior this morning.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:43 PM

Thanks everyone for the information and link to the article reporting this.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:25 PM

Here's a link to the USGS earthquake map and site:

http://quake.wr.usgs...teqs/latest.htm

Doesn't look like it was too bad.


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eta:  and the page with large thumbnails of seismograph activity is interesting also:
http://quake.wr.usgs...1212_thumb.html

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 05:16 PM

Didn't feel a thing. It was in Montery County - Gigi might've felt it, maybe.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 05:18 PM

I work in Downtown San Francisco, and on the 9th floor of a high-rise.  We felt it, first as a little jerk, then as a sort of slow rolling as the building flexed around.

We were thinking it was about a 3-4 until we learned it was so far away.

No damage, other than a few panic attacks.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 06:07 PM

I didn't feel a thing and was surprised when, sometime after 10:45 AM, a KFOG DJ said that if we'd heard the music shaking some minutes ago, it was because they'd had a quake. (KFOG is in San Francisco.) I've heard it called 6.0, then 5.8, then 5.9. So, somewhere in that range, which is scary enough.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:51 PM

Wasn't it at that place that all kinds of equipment was set up to wait for a big one?  The place that had one every twenty years or so, until they set up the equipment?  I guess the waiting paid off.  

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:32 PM

Rhea, on Sep 28 2004, 03:16 PM, said:

Didn't feel a thing. It was in Montery County - Gigi might've felt it, maybe.

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Yep, I did!  Nice little shake, actually made me a little dizzy though!
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:49 PM

Norville, on Sep 28 2004, 04:07 PM, said:

I didn't feel a thing and was surprised when, sometime after 10:45 AM, a KFOG DJ said that if we'd heard the music shaking some minutes ago, it was because they'd had a quake. (KFOG is in San Francisco.) I've heard it called 6.0, then 5.8, then 5.9. So, somewhere in that range, which is scary enough.

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Nonny, on Sep 28 2004, 05:51 PM, said:

Wasn't it at that place that all kinds of equipment was set up to wait for a big one?  The place that had one every twenty years or so, until they set up the equipment?  I guess the waiting paid off. 

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Yep, just about every known or experimental predictor and measurement tool is in that area.  eta:  Not for 'the big one,' but because that is the most active area on the San Andreas line.  Lots of temblors hit that area.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:08 PM

We were talking about the predictions for a Parkfield quake in my Environmental Geology class today, actually.  The quake was, in fact, during the class. ;)

I suspect we're going to digress a wee bit on Thursday. :D
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Posted 29 September 2004 - 08:06 PM

I was too far south.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 12:43 AM

I didn't feel a thing.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:28 PM

Anakam, on Sep 29 2004, 03:08 AM, said:

We were talking about the predictions for a Parkfield quake in my Environmental Geology class today, actually.  The quake was, in fact, during the class. ;)

I suspect we're going to digress a wee bit on Thursday. :D

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I'll be interested to hear more about that.   :oh:

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:00 PM

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Well, I'm in Michigan, so I obviously didn't feel anything, but it was kind of weird to have a quake in Parkfield the same day, and within just an hour or two, of when we were watching this video about the earthquake cycle there and all the instruments they have set up. :D

We just spent a few minutes on it today and talked a bit about the aftershocks and what a *%^&* the San Andreas can be. ;)
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 10:50 AM

Glad no one was hurt.  Thanks for the replies!
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