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Old Aug 24th 2014, 1:01 pm
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I just saw the headlines. What was your experience of "the strongest earthquake in 25 years"?
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Old Aug 24th 2014, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I just saw the headlines. What was your experience of "the strongest earthquake in 25 years"?
I hope our members living in SF are OK...Michael?

I remember there was one in the UK in the early '80s. I was getting ready one morning and the wardrobe doors started to rattle.

We had just returned from a holiday in SF when the last big earthquake hit 25 years ago.

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Old Aug 24th 2014, 3:30 pm
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I've just woken up to the news. I didn't feel it, but there are a couple of Facebook friends who live in the same town as me, who say it woke them up.

Looks like there is damage to a few listed buildings in downtown Napa, which is sad, it's a lovely area. I saw photos of hundreds of smashed wine bottles, at Silver Oak winery, wonder what this will do to wine prices.

No reports of serious injuries, which is the main thing. Hopefully the aftershocks won't amount to much
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Originally Posted by N1cky View Post
I've just woken up to the news. I didn't feel it, but there are a couple of Facebook friends who live in the same town as me, who say it woke them up.

Looks like there is damage to a few listed buildings in downtown Napa, which is sad, it's a lovely area. I saw photos of hundreds of smashed wine bottles, at Silver Oak winery, wonder what this will do to wine prices.

No reports of serious injuries, which is the main thing. Hopefully the aftershocks won't amount to much
I originally put your name in my post...then edited it out because I thought you were outside the area. Glad you and your family are OK.
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I saw photos of hundreds of smashed wine bottles
Have you recovered?
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It woke us up - it was like being a boat in choppy seas. Rolling effect rather than a tremor.

Doesn't seem to my damage on the peninsula and no reports of any damage outside of the napa area.

50/50 chance of aftershocks over the next week.
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I remember there was one in the UK in the early '80s. I was getting ready one morning and the wardrobe doors started to rattle.
1984 Llŷn Peninsula earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I just saw the headlines. What was your experience of "the strongest earthquake in 25 years"?
It was in Napa, about 100 miles north of where I am and I slept through it ...
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I originally put your name in my post...then edited it out because I thought you were outside the area. Glad you and your family are OK.
Thanks!

We're in Silicon Valley, so between SF and San Jose, reports are people felt it in South San Jose.

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No, I'm going out to panic buy as soon as Bev Mo opens
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Very noticeable in Walnut Creek, which is about 50 miles south. Woken up by the whole house shaking. Rolling quake this time - strong but smooth, as it were (I've been here 30 years and have got to know the different types!).

Scary reminder of what the big ones are like.
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Looking at photos of barrel rooms, and restaurants, it's lucky the quake hit during the night, any other time and there would have been a lot of serious injuries
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Very noticeable in Walnut Creek, which is about 50 miles south. Woken up by the whole house shaking. Rolling quake this time - strong but smooth, as it were (I've been here 30 years and have got to know the different types!).

Scary reminder of what the big ones are like.
Good to hear you are OK.
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Didn't feel it in San Jose. As far as distances, the Loma Preita earthquake epic center was about 15 miles from downtown San Jose and about the same from Santa Cruz and very little damage was in the south bay but downtown Santa Cruz was pretty much destroyed and major damage occurred in San Francisco and Oakland at about 60 miles away.
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Good to hear you are OK.
...and you Michael.
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Earthquake early-warning system gave 10-second alert before Napa quake felt - LA Times
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