View Full Version : Holy Crap There Was Just An Earthquake!!!

Lunatic Jedi
05-25-2003, 06:26 AM
Woah... woah...


Okay, there was just an earthquake at my house. Really small, but kind of annoying and unnerving. It only lasted a few seconds, but still...

EEP!!! :eek:

Blasted San Andreas Fault...

05-25-2003, 06:37 AM
U live in Argentina or something :rolleyes:

Lunatic Jedi
05-25-2003, 06:49 AM
California, genius. :p

Darth Rythe
05-25-2003, 07:04 AM
oooooh earthquake, we don't get them in Australia!

05-25-2003, 07:07 AM

I livedin California, and I didnt notice a thing.

Darth Rythe
05-25-2003, 07:11 AM
He did say it was small.

Lunatic Jedi
05-25-2003, 07:19 AM
Probably localized around my area. Very small, a few little rumbles and lurches, nothing more. Still... VERY UNNERVING! :eek:

05-25-2003, 07:24 AM

Darth Rythe
05-25-2003, 07:28 AM
Why do you have thongs as your Av?
(just asking)

Lunatic Jedi
05-25-2003, 07:35 AM
I guess he has a thing for sandals. :p


*Huddles in the corner, sucking his thumb*

Darth Rythe
05-25-2003, 07:42 AM
*Huddles in the corner, sucking his thumb*
then a box falls on his head and knocks him out.

Lunatic Jedi
05-25-2003, 07:52 AM
Lol, appropriate for an earthquake. :p

05-25-2003, 08:09 AM
geez argentinia really got penetrated from behind

05-25-2003, 08:23 AM
An earthquake.....iv never had one where i live in my whole (small) entire life
OS: New Zealand

05-25-2003, 08:27 AM
We have a kiwi in the midst, well things are interesting now. Us Aussies will soon gang up on you...

Never had the unfortunate experience to sit through any kind of tremor, other than really light turbulence in a 747. My sister on the other hand, had an earthquake alarm go off not long after landing the USA many years ago to begin her exchange student experience.

Darth Rythe
05-25-2003, 08:30 AM
Your a Kiwi???
Well I was born there but i live in Aust now.

05-25-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Darth Rythe
Your a Kiwi???
Well I was born there but i live in Aust now.

Please start using the PM system more. Yo ukeep posting things that don't have to do with the topic.

Anyways, I've never been near an earthquake. Don't get um much in Massachusetts. ;)

05-25-2003, 07:27 PM
I was a few years ago in turkey.... my family lives their... i was there when the earthquake began........ luckely nothing happned to me or my familie... but ALOT of people died :(

Lunatic Jedi
05-26-2003, 03:01 AM
Okay, I just did some research on that last quake, and it was a 4.5 on the Richter Scale, and it was localized around Santa Rosa, which is only two towns away from me. :eek:

05-26-2003, 03:07 AM
Okay, I just did some research on that last quake, and it was a 4.5 on the Richter Scale, and it was localized around Santa Rosa, which is only two towns away from me.
You probarly felt a small aftershock or something like that, still any earthquake is bad for anyone, good thing we don't get them in the uk, actually we do but their so small a flea would feel it :)

05-26-2003, 05:00 AM
Dude we live in California man. Earthquakes are nothing. There as normal as the trash being taken away every week.

And you said that the last earthquake was a 4.5 two towns away and that it was just a little one. A 4.5 isn't little when you live two towns away. You should of really felt it. I remember a earthquake like less than a month ago. But I live in Riverside county along with STTCT and Tyrion lives LA County so depending on what county you live in we probally didn't feel it.

:lsduel: :duel:

05-26-2003, 05:07 AM
Did any1 get hurt or anything in the two towns away?

Lunatic Jedi
05-26-2003, 05:57 AM
I don't know. For all of the 13 years I've lived in California, there have only been 3 earthquakes that I've encountered, and I suppose the last one was the biggest by comparison.


05-26-2003, 06:11 AM
Well, we had one here in the UK about a year ago I think. Really small, a mere tremor, and it happened at about 1am. It was enough to wake my girlfriend, but not me. People at work said it woke them up too, windows rattling, things falling off shelves.

The thing is, I've always said to people that I could probably sleep through an earthquake, now I've got proof! :p

Wouldn't fancy having to sit though a biggie though. Lunatic, you have my sympathies.


Lunatic Jedi
05-26-2003, 06:53 AM
It wasn't a biggie. It was tiny from where I am, but I imagine it wasn't so tiny for the people in Santa Rosa. Eep. :eek:

05-26-2003, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by Tesla Trooper
You probarly felt a small aftershock or something like that, still any earthquake is bad for anyone, good thing we don't get them in the uk, actually we do but their so small a flea would feel it :)

Well, I live in one of the valleys of South Wales, and about 20 years ago we had a shift in the fault line in one of the mountains where I live. It measured 4.5...and the whole damned house shook. The brunt of it was about 3 miles from where I was living at the time. It woke me up, and everything in my room was vibrating like crazy, including the windows, and some stuff fell on the floor. It didn't last long...but yeah, it's unnerving when you experience something like that.

So you have my sympathy, Lunatic. :)

And as BLaCKouT said, there was that other one last year, and that measured around the same, I believe.

So we do get them in the UK...just not as often, and not as big (so far).

05-26-2003, 09:48 AM
I have lived in every major part of the US and each has their own common disaster that shouldn't really phase them. In Cali we have the earthquakes. By the way I didn't feel a thing. In Florida we had the monsoons and terrible rains. In Illinios we had cyclones. Just one of those things.

I have lived in California about 16 years and I have been through many which are in a way fun if you disregard loss of human life and property.


Darth Rythe
05-26-2003, 09:59 AM
Has anybody seen a tornado?

Lunatic Jedi
05-26-2003, 05:10 PM
Not me, and I hope I never do. :eek:

Sam Fisher
05-26-2003, 09:25 PM
A year ago I was like a mile away from one.

Lunatic Jedi
05-27-2003, 12:43 AM
Eep. :eek: Could you see it? Was it scary as hell? WAS YOUR LIFE FLASHING BEFORE YOUR EYES?!?! :eek:

Jah Warrior
05-27-2003, 12:48 AM
well there has been a lot of movement in the techtonic plates recently :- Algeria and Tokyo have had a couple of large quakes.

gotta admire the way the Japanese have prepared them selves for quakes, utterly ingenious.

Lunatic Jedi
05-27-2003, 12:51 AM
Erm... how exactly have the Japanese prepared themselves for earthquakes and why is it so ingenious? :confused:

Jah Warrior
05-27-2003, 12:53 AM
they pioneered the design of buildings that can withstand quakes and are on the forefront of the techy side of working out quakes, their early warning system is extremely effective and they have drills very regularly, they really got it together.

saw a tv show about it recently.

05-27-2003, 01:14 AM
My life is and earthquake baby :D

Lunatic Jedi
05-27-2003, 01:17 AM
I'm not even going to ask what you meant by that. :confused:

05-28-2003, 11:29 AM
I'd rather have earthquakes...then say...volcanoes or hurricanes.


my mom felt the earthquake...but we never did. Now I can tell her she wasn't crazy!


05-28-2003, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
I'd rather have earthquakes...then say...volcanoes or hurricanes.

I'd rather not have any of them. :p

But the world is a volatile and ever-changing place, so I guess we'll always have them somewhere at some time.

I'm still waiting for the super-volcano at Yellowstone to blow...it's several thousand years overdue by all accounts.

*whistles a happy tune*

BTW, I like your sig pic. ;)

=(BoD)= M.D.B.
05-28-2003, 05:29 PM
Scary...Really scary! I know a lot of people living in places with many earth quakes and you got me to think on them.

05-29-2003, 12:57 AM
I live in western south dakota and the only disasters are tornados, the last one that was damaging was like 20 years ago and it tore the roof off a hotel. So theres not really any major disasters here, unless you consider drought a disaster (it is but only to property) oh and the grass hoppers that eat paint off your hous and eat your cothes right off the line, but i havent seen those for a long time either.

05-30-2003, 10:43 AM
Whew...I was going to move out there recently. Luckily we don't have those problems in New York ;)

05-30-2003, 10:09 PM
I used to live in California. I never noticed the earthquakes, even thougha there were so many and they were usally pretty big. NOw I live in Washington. I was at school when the earthquake inSeattle went off. It wasn't scary, but weird.

Lunatic Jedi
05-30-2003, 10:23 PM
Yeah. Its not actually scary, just kinda freaky. Its all... wobbly... :eyeraise:

05-31-2003, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by BigTeddyPaul
In Florida we had the monsoons and terrible rains.

Monsoons mostly occur in the Indian Ocean. And Florida ain't nowhere close to that. :)