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#41 ~Melissa~

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

Great to hear you're all OK! I've never experienced an earth quake but I know I would probably freak out.

#42 JessicaM

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    Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

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    AGAIN What do you mean again? /this is going to happen again?


    Me either I am an east coast girl
    Ahhh..yeah the aftershocks are awful. Here in Reno we have been having earthquakes over the past couple of months....usually they are small ones that you can't feel but for a few days last month or in late may we had larger ones all the time...it makes you so nervous. We lived with things off our walls for a while.

    Glad to hear everyone in LA is ok!!!
     

     


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      Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:56 PM

      Thanks for worrying guys and thanks for the message Jay :) I was sleeping and it woke me up, the bed was rolling/shaking. My dog was in her bed sound asleep so I figured if she was cool it wasn't that bad and I went back to sleep LOL

      About 40 minutes ago my phone went off with voicemails and texts from a few hours ago (major delay) that's when I knew it was big. I'm just glad I wasn't at work on the 8th floor because evacuation would have sucked!

      When I heard the epicenter was Chino Hills I thought omg Yari! I hope all is well at home girl!


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      AFTER SHOCKS /what is an after shock and what do I do? I'm not scared just ill prepared
      Sorry you're here for this! You'll have good stories to go home with! An aftershock is another earthquake or 5 or 10. From my experience they are usually smaller but can totally be bigger. Sometimes you don't even feel them. If there is another one stay away from windows/heavy ceiling fixtures if possible.

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      WTF- they teach you that stuff now Angela? We always had drills to practice getting under the desk or running to the nearest doorway. We need an update ASAP- I don't want to be squished like a bug. (not that we have earthquakes all the time or anything....)
      The last I heard it isn't safe to stand in door jams like they taught us in school, and they are also saying hiding under a table/desk can trap you if the ceiling falls. My mom had to do a recent earthquake training where the fireman said to get between 2 spaces if possible, like the space between 2 counters or anything with a space basically, and cover your head with your hands. He said they have found more people dead/trapped under tables and beds than anywhere else and if you do what they say you have a better chance of crawling out if something falls. So basically steer clear of what you can and pray that nothing falls!

      #44 delauren

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        Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:29 PM

        Nothing like 1994 but still SCARY! I am on the 14th floor and felt the building rolllllll.

        #45 LadyCheese

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          Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:19 PM

          wow this is so scary...I was talking to one of the ladies in one of our service centers in los angeles and she seemed so calmed about it...she's almost in her 60's and says she's been through a lot of them....she still hid under her desk though, i guess that's what she's used to. Glad everyone is okay. I cant imagine what that feels like.

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            Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:39 PM

            I'm happy to hear everyone is okay! 5.8 is a good size!

            I haven't felt an eq in a while now that I live up in Sacramento but when I was younger I lived in the bay area and we felt them all the time...including the big one in 89 that broke the bridge! That was SCARY!

            It is so funny to hear midwest and east coast people talk about how they are so scared of quakes because I'm not so much scared of them since I have been in them but yet hurricanes and tornados scare me to death!!! :) It's funny!

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              Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:48 PM

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              I'm happy to hear everyone is okay! 5.8 is a good size!

              I haven't felt an eq in a while now that I live up in Sacramento but when I was younger I lived in the bay area and we felt them all the time...including the big one in 89 that broke the bridge! That was SCARY!

              It is so funny to hear midwest and east coast people talk about how they are so scared of quakes because I'm not so much scared of them since I have been in them but yet hurricanes and tornados scare me to death!!! :) It's funny!
              Yay - an '89 quake survivor! Me too!! That was a massive quake. Standing on solid ground felt like riding on a boat going through a bad storm. I remember our whole block being out in the street all night with candles/flashlights because the power was out and we were scared to be in our houses with all the aftershocks....it was really unbelievable.

              I feel the same though - give me an earthquake over a hurricane or tornado any day. At least devastating earthquakes don't happen every year on schedule. All of it is bad really, darn mother nature!

              #48 Yari

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                Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:48 PM

                I just got back from cheer practice and some of the mom's had lots of damage. I feel so lucky, not one thing broke!

                There are so many news vans here it is funny. I wonder what they are waiting for...

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                  Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:38 AM

                  Yikes Yari! I pulled out the emergency manual at work tonight to plan the best escape because I'm in charge of evacuating if we get a big enough quake...hoping we don't with me 8 floors up!

                  I'm so glad your home is not damaged!

                  #50 foxytv

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                    Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:32 AM

                    Yikes! Saw this on the news at 5pm EST. WOW! I am glad so far, so good for you ladies!!!




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