Earthquake in Southern California?

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5.6

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

Not in LA now but my colleagues are.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

5.8 sez usgs

get bent, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

A moderate earthquake occurred at 11:42:15 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
The magnitude 5.8 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) SW of Chino Hills, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 12 km ( 8 miles).

carne asada, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

5.8 now.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

pitchfork gave it 6.5

latebloomer, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

It was adjusted up by USGS right after I posted.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

I scared

uh oh I'm having a fantasy, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

You SoCal bastards are just trying to rile me ain't ya?

Stevie T, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

latebloomer FTW, lock thread

get bent, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyone who lives in CA has that site memorized.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was just someone vacuuming the hotel room next door to begin with. Then the chandelier in my 11th story room started swinging :(

Stevie T, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

pitchfork gave it 6.5

lol. i want earthquake too. *bangs table with spoon*

gabbneb, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ton of aftershocks still happening, up to 4.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, up to 3.8. I am such a liar.


MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:52 33.959 -117.809 15.3 5 km ( 3 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:46 33.965 -117.788 17.6 5 km ( 3 mi) SE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:29 33.941 -117.790 16.8 6 km ( 4 mi) N of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:50:34 33.961 -117.766 14.9 4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:49:45 33.921 -117.807 15.3 4 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.7 2008/07/29 18:48:27 33.946 -117.822 16.4 6 km ( 4 mi) S of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.8 2008/07/29 18:47:48 33.969 -117.752 16.1 3 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 5.8 2008/07/29 18:42:15 33.959 -117.752 12.3 3 km ( 2 mi) SW of Chino Hills, CA

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol @ facebook status updates

uh oh I'm having a fantasy, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

honestly easier to remember facebook as an earthquake indicator than that uggs site

uh oh I'm having a fantasy, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

Probably the closest precursor in location and strength

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittier_Narrows_earthquake

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing schools are being let out for the day.

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

probably just a meth lab exploding in chino hills

carne asada, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Aw, you guys are making me homesick.

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

:( four years in that place and the only real earthquake comes 6 weeks after i leave

max, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well done, max.

Michael White, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

"real", heh.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Anyone who lives in CA has that site memorized."

So funny and accurate. It's on my links toolbar!

Wiggy Woo, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

It's a bit strange that it took *that long* for something greater than 5.5 to hit SoCal.

There used to be 6.0+'s every two years BACK IN MY DAY

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

ANyway, i hope there are very little to no injuries.

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol! we walked to school in 7.5 earthquakes

carne asada, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

I USED TO WALK 100 MILES TO SCHOOL UPHILL AND JUMPED SLIP FAULT RUPTURES BOTH WAYS

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

that wasn't so bad

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

You SoCal bastards are just trying to rile me ain't ya?

A little memory to take home with you.

Lots of books off the shelves in the library here.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

no, it was gentle so methinks it's a slip fault (chino fault) rather than the thrust fault like Whittier narrows.
xp

Wiggy Woo, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

ned you're in pasadena rite?

Wiggy Woo, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

no no, Ned's in Pacoima

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ponderosa.

I live in Costa Mesa, work in Irvine.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

I hope I can buy an "I survived LA08" t-shirt by the time I fly out on Thursday.

I still feel a bit seasick :/

Stevie T, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

5.4 now.

jeff, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

Status updates from friends on Facebook, sans names:

...hopes all her Los Angeles buddies made it through the quake unharmed.
2 minutes ago

...thought it was a secretary running past his office.
5 minutes ago

...loves how like ten West Coast friends all just did earthquake-related status updates.
6 minutes ago

...didn't even feel that shit!
12 minutes ago

....88888888.
15 minutes ago

...thinks a 5.8 is just big enough to be exciting, just small enough not to do any damage.
16 minutes ago

...is ok. It's just a little earthquake.
17 minutes ago

...still hasn't experienced an earthquake, and is perversely miffed about this.
20 minutes ago

...wants to know if everyone in LA's OK after that earthquake.
20 minutes ago

...just felt the earth move.
26 minutes ago

...just felt a little hometown pride surviving another earthquake. Surviving's probably too strong. It weren't nothing.
30 minutes ago

...ohh books fall down.
31 minutes ago

...5.8 earthquakes best experienced in hospital wards.
31 minutes ago

...is experiencing an earthquake with 6 young children is quite stressful!
32 minutes ago

...just got QUAKED. Epicenter in the I.E.: Chino Hills.
33 minutes ago

...loves Aldous Snow's delectable combination of poetry and pelvic thrusts. Also, EARTHQUAKE.
34 minutes ago

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

web 2.quake

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:32 (7 years ago) Permalink


MAP 2.1 2008/07/29 19:32:30 33.678 -118.299 1.7 10 km ( 6 mi) SSE of Rolling Hills, CA
MAP 1.6 2008/07/29 19:29:21 33.812 -117.454 3.9 12 km ( 7 mi) SW of Woodcrest, CA
MAP 1.7 2008/07/29 19:28:23 33.923 -117.798 16.7 4 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 1.7 2008/07/29 19:28:01 34.007 -117.843 18.8 2 km ( 1 mi) WNW of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 1.9 2008/07/29 19:25:32 33.944 -117.782 17.7 6 km ( 4 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 1.9 2008/07/29 19:22:40 33.937 -117.757 14.3 5 km ( 3 mi) SW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 1.8 2008/07/29 19:19:59 33.959 -117.812 17.5 5 km ( 3 mi) S of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.3 2008/07/29 19:18:44 33.946 -117.731 14.2 3 km ( 2 mi) SSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 19:15:25 33.950 -117.805 18.6 6 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.1 2008/07/29 19:14:48 33.937 -117.793 15.9 6 km ( 3 mi) N of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 1.7 2008/07/29 19:13:53 33.966 -117.805 17.0 4 km ( 3 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.2 2008/07/29 19:12:28 33.953 -117.729 14.3 3 km ( 2 mi) S of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 1.3 2008/07/29 19:10:31 33.920 -117.762 13.9 4 km ( 3 mi) NE of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.3 2008/07/29 19:03:00 33.923 -117.810 16.4 5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 1.8 2008/07/29 19:00:23 34.155 -117.819 0.0 4 km ( 3 mi) NE of Glendora, CA
MAP 1.8 2008/07/29 19:00:06 34.325 -117.463 9.7 13 km ( 8 mi) NNW of Devore, CA
MAP 1.7 2008/07/29 18:58:57 33.957 -117.805 16.3 5 km ( 3 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 1.9 2008/07/29 18:58:33 33.973 -117.739 14.7 1 km ( 1 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 1.4 2008/07/29 18:56:36 33.947 -117.778 9.5 6 km ( 4 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.2 2008/07/29 18:54:12 33.948 -117.791 14.0 7 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.2 2008/07/29 18:54:03 33.952 -117.770 15.5 5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:52 33.959 -117.809 15.3 5 km ( 3 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.0 2008/07/29 18:51:46 33.965 -117.788 17.6 5 km ( 3 mi) SE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:29 33.941 -117.790 16.8 6 km ( 4 mi) N of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:50:34 33.961 -117.766 14.9 4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:49:45 33.921 -117.807 15.3 4 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.7 2008/07/29 18:48:27 33.946 -117.822 16.4 6 km ( 4 mi) S of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.8 2008/07/29 18:47:48 33.969 -117.752 16.1 3 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 5.4 2008/07/29 18:42:15 33.955 -117.765 13.6 4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA

libcrypt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

well that was fun. back to work everyone

admrl, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

slightly nsfw

http://twitter.com/MissRFTC/statuses/871803775

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 19:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

As a native Californian I thought I was used to earthquakes (was around in SF for the '89 Loma Prieta quake), but my heart is pounding. I'm in the city next to the epicenter.

I was taking a shower on the 2nd floor (lots of swaying) when it happened. I finished up fast in case there were strong aftershocks. Phew. No damage in the house. No gas smells or power/water outage. My housemates, who are from out-of-state, freaked out.

Melinda Mess-injure, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 20:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wheeeeeeee!

One broken vase, couple of books off the shelves, some really pissed-off rabbits, some sleeping other critters, some terrified kittens. Oh, and the dishwasher slid out a bit.

Me? Was standing in the doorway and considering giving-up atheism. This is an OLD building and we're up a few stories, so things really moved.

MsLaura, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 22:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

I somewhat dread to imagine what my apartment looks like, but it's nearer the ground and a more recently constructed building. Still I figure there's a few books on the floor at least.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 22:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

this building was built in 1929 (i'm on the 2nd floor) and the ONLY sign that a quake hit here was that the medicine cabinet door popped open. nothing fell, nothing broke...

get bent, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 23:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

it's a good thing bookshelves exist. otherwise it'd be a lot harder to get a feel for a quake's magnitude.

Granny Dainger, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow

dell, Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

anyone else get woken up last night?

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Felt one just now.

nickn, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 06:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

4.4 near Yorba Linda

omar little, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 06:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

didn't feel it.

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 06:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

there were just a couple of more in the same area in the past hour, a 4.5 and a 3.4

omar little, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Vaguely felt something last night.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 18:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Missed them.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

didn't feel a thing

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 21:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

dang!

buzza, Friday, 7 September 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

felt that. 3.4 magnitude, epicenter beverly hills.

arvo peart (get bent), Friday, 7 September 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh so seasick after this one

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 7 September 2012 07:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

cat thought it was nbd, went back to watching bugs through the window

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 7 September 2012 07:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

5.1, didn't feel it at all

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 March 2013 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

wha?

― gershy, Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:31 AM

am0n, Monday, 11 March 2013 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

indeed, did not feel it

buzza, Monday, 11 March 2013 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i felt it.

my cat is an eliane radigue (get bent), Monday, 11 March 2013 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

¯\(°_o)/¯

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 11 March 2013 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone?

your fretless ways (Eazy), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend in L.A. just posted something about it (prompting my post)--looks minor but in L.A.:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15310433#summary

your fretless ways (Eazy), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

missed it -- i was fast asleep. i felt the last one though!

my cat is an eliane radigue (get bent), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

another day, another earthquake i find out about from twitter. it's better than the big one coming and devastating everything, right?

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 23:36 (7 months ago) Permalink

What's the general anxiety level with you Californians then about earthquakes?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:04 (7 months ago) Permalink

we've been under threat of a BIG ONE for as long as I've been alive.. worst one I was in was Northridge and a bunch of our stuff fell down but not much damage.. if you worry about this sort of stuff every day you'll die early.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:07 (7 months ago) Permalink

The Big One is one of those things that people generally don't think about or even plan for in their day-to-day lives, even though Northern Californians are basically due to get hit with it any time now. I do know that we've had seismic retrofits in a lot of places in the Bay Area.

Baruch Olbermann (Leee), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:18 (7 months ago) Permalink

We maintain emergency kits. Other than that I dont really worry about it cuz whats the point.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 31 December 2014 01:50 (7 months ago) Permalink

I'm a little nervous about the big one hitting bc our duplex was built in 1919 and it's two stories. it survived northridge I guess. I try to be prepared but I also don't think about it. Everyone I know assumes a 7.0 will hit sooner rather than later but then again we all might be mouldering away dead for years before it occurs. Who knows?

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:28 (7 months ago) Permalink

There was an article in the latimes about how the water system will break into a million pieces once a big quake hits. Really should have water on hand. =\

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 03:40 (7 months ago) Permalink

I used to think abt quakes more when I worked on the top floor of an old building on spring st in downtown. not sure if one of those big lads would collapse in a quake but a lot of the facades would drop right down onto the streets and sidewalks.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 04:19 (7 months ago) Permalink

i would have second and third thoughts about moving to california for this very reason. although these days i probably should be just as worried about the eastern seaboard. basically my plan to buy up land in michigan's upper peninsula really ought to be taking shape by now.

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:14 (7 months ago) Permalink


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