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Old Mar 17th 2014, 1:58 pm
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We've just had a 4.4 shake up in LA (centered near Westwood on Westside)
Rocked, rolled, rattled and sounded soooo loud
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That's a baby....

Is this your first?
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That's a baby.... Is this your first?
Oh, I know....no, not first....experienced the horror of the Northridge one....weird thing about this one (for me) - was the incredible loudness of it's noise
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Oh, I know....no, not first....experienced the horror of the Northridge one....weird thing about this one (for me) - was the incredible loudness of it's noise
We lived in Corona when Northridge happened and I just remember the rolling...

Of course I'm a So Cal native, so pretty used to them. After the initial weird feeling, it's all pretty normal, unless you're in a highrise...
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Immediate thought - has our house fallen down, hours before close of escrow?
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Oh, I know....no, not first....experienced the horror of the Northridge one....weird thing about this one (for me) - was the incredible loudness of it's noise
Maybe there was an amber alert at the same time.
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Immediate thought - has our house fallen down, hours before close of escrow?
Banish such thoughts!
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Maybe there was an amber alert at the same time.
a fiendish

btw: Obvious how rattled I was - couldn't even type this thread title without stutttttttering fingers.
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Banish such thoughts!
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a fiendish

btw: Obvious how rattled I was - couldn't even type this thread title without stutttttttering fingers.
Oh I thought that was intentional - shaky

Thanks, just heard it closed!
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Oh I thought that was intentional - shaky
Thanks, just heard it closed! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/happy/happy.gif
YAY!!!!!!
Time to celebrate
Light the candles/pop the corks/ jump up and down and sing hallelujah
When does next chapter begin?
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YAY!!!!!!
Time to celebrate
Light the candles/pop the corks/ jump up and down and sing hallelujah
When does next chapter begin?
Thanks Mc - British chapter in August.
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I think this caught it very well.
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Maybe because I haven't witnessed the devastation of an earthquake first hand or maybe because very few things in life make me give a s**t before coffee and 7am.

I awoke to my SoCal native girlfriend shaking me awake petrified, just put my arm around her and went back to sleep... Definitely the best quake I have experienced though. The last one to wake me was a sudden crack but not much of a shake.
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I was lying in bed with the dogs this morning and heard a faint rumble at first then the bed moved and the doors rattled. The dogs weren't bothered at all. It was a bit scary as we haven't been in CA very long.
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Maybe because I haven't witnessed the devastation of an earthquake first hand or maybe because very few things in life make me give a s**t before coffee and 7am.

I awoke to my SoCal native girlfriend shaking me awake petrified, just put my arm around her and went back to sleep... Definitely the best quake I have experienced though. The last one to wake me was a sudden crack but not much of a shake.
In the bay area, a 4.4 earthquake is barely in the news. However if under the right conditions, a 4.4 quake can feel like a 6-7 quake.

I was at work in San Jose during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake about 20 miles away from it's epic center and although everything shook and swayed, after it was over, I continued working thinking it was just another 5-6 quake but 80 miles from the epic center in San Francisco and Oakland, all hell was breaking lose.

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It scared the hell out of me. My closet doors are all mirrors and the rattle was making it seem even worst.
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