California Quakes

 
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06 July 2019 06:54
 

Anyone experiencing the quakes in CA?

 
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06 July 2019 07:51
 

Our younger daughter came out more experienced, but unscathed.

 
 
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06 July 2019 11:23
 

My daughter did not feel them in Fairfield, close to Sacramento.

 
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06 July 2019 13:44
 

Just waiting for some right-wing religious wacko to blame the quakes on homosexuals, the homeless, liberals, or something. You know they’re gonna.

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07 July 2019 06:10
 
EN - 06 July 2019 11:23 AM

My daughter did not feel them in Fairfield, close to Sacramento.

I spent yesterday a bit east of Sacramento and felt no earthquakes or even a hint of one. I’m back home west of there now, and I’ll let you know how it goes. So far, I’ve noticed no seismic vibrations whatsoever—not in many months. Perhaps I should get checked.

 
 
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07 July 2019 08:31
 

Cheshire Cat is closest to the epicenter and he has not checked in.  I felt nothing.

 
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07 July 2019 13:27
 

Thanks for thinking of me Skip.

Yep, I felt them both. Both were gentle, rolling quakes which lasted a surprisingly long time.

The first I felt while sitting at my computer, as I am now. I’ve been through quite a few earthquakes in my life, and I would have rated that one about a 3 on the Richter scale; not one to get alarmed about.

The second quake I felt in a Mexican restaurant where my wife and I were dining. It was stronger and lasted longer. The hanging lights gently swayed. The other patrons, while alert, were not panicking. We just watched and waited. It eventually faded away. People immediately got out their cell phones. A woman announce that it was a 7.1 quake centered near Ridgecrest. We probably felt it more as a 4 in Los Angeles.

You get used to earthquakes, in a way. I put them into two categories: the small ones which you can just ride out without much fuss or concern, and the big ones that make your heart leap up into your throat and put the fear into you. These recent two quakes fit the former category.

 
 
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07 July 2019 19:37
 

The rolling quakes aren’t so bad because they usually mean the epicenter is some distance away, but still unnerving to me.  The Hayward Fault supposedly runs literally through my back yard and over the last 22 years about six quakes of no more than 3.7 were centered within a mile of my house, and those quakes suck. They felt like a large truck rammed my house, including the loud boom, followed by a rumble and shake.