(Closed) Earthquake!

posted 8 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yikes!  Was it big?  I always worry about Mr. DG’s family in LG.

OK, so USGS says 4.1 magnitude sort of near Milpitas.  Whew!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have only felt a couple earthquakes ever, and nothing big. I wish i could feel a good one!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

my hubs and I are always tempted to move to SF until we look at the housing pricing and remember earthquakes…I’ve never been in a real natural disaster, and it totally freaks me out

I hope everyone is OK!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

EEK!

We are going to CA in Feb (never been there before) & are really looking forward to San Francisco!

I have only felt one earthquake before, we just don’t get them in OK, it was like a year ago & was so FREAKY.. it happened around 7 am on a Sunday & we were laying in bed & the bed just ROLLED. It was such a WILD feeling! It wasn’t very big but you could definately feel it…

I hope there are none when we are there in FEB!

I’m glad everyone is ok there!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It seemed to be pretty widespread, although not that large on the Richter Scale. I felt it up in SF which is ~30 miles or so from Milpitas. 

Also, to anyone moving or visiting here, earthquakes aren’t very scary! I’ve lived here my entire life, but earthquakes happen so rarely and even more rarely cause damage, that they’re really nothing to worry about. 

Personally I think something like a tornado or a hurricane is MUCH scarier, especially since in some areas they happen every year like clockwork!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m glad everyone is okay & there wasn’t major damage!

@nexus: I fully agree!! Tornadoes scare the living daylights out of me. We just don’t have them here… my FI’s city (and future home) has a tornado cause damage annually!

I live on the West coast of Canada & we’ve been preparing for “the big one” since I was a kid. The last time I felt a good sized earthquake was about 10 years ago… all the books on our 5 floor to ceiling book shelves hit the floor. lol thats all I remember- picking up hundreds of books. They really aren’t that common (although there are minor ones every day, we just can’t feel it!)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We have tornados all the time! Most of the time they are tiny & way up in the sky. Never even touch. But yes, scary as crap when they lower & touch & capable of moving in crazy directions very fast.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Recessionista LOL, I think every West Coast city is constantly being told to wait for “the big one”! 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@nexus: Oh I know! It’s lost all meaning to me. I’m prepared. I’ve accepted it. I just don’t like waiting lol. I am really losing faith in the “big one” & I’m hoping its just all hype :S

Did you have earthquake kits & earthquake drills in school? My school had one every month. At the end of the school year we’d get our earthquake survival kits back & I’d eat all the sesame snaps lol.

Edit: that last part sounds soooo geeky!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Now that I’m in GA there have been tornadic storm warnings here!  3 or 4 so far!  As a gal from Northern CA, it’s funny to think that while we were having earthquake drills in grade-school, kids here were having tornado drills?!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@ Miss Bravo – yep.. tornado drills were a common occurance when I was in school. Depending on the school, we would either go to the basement, or huddle out in the hallways, on our knees, face to the floor, arms & hands over our heads. Like a fetal position on our knees, covering our heads.. Lots of fun.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Eek!  I felt it too!  (In Sunnyvale).  It was my first west coast earthquake since I moved to Cali in September, and it totally freaked me out.  FI and I ran for a doorway… but by the time we got there the quake was already over. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Everyone at asked me if I felt it. I was so in a daze I didn’t feel a thing. I’m in downtown SF, FWIW.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Im in MI so I didnt feel it, but i LOVE SF

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