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Dominokat
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My first EARTHQUAKE!

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I was sitting at home at about 1:20 this afternoon, when I heard a loud bang and my house shook. I initially thought my roof had giving out and was crashing in. A few seconds later there was another rumble. It's been quiet since. My Facebook started with other people feeling it, and about an hour later it was confirmed there was an earthquake... centered here in Boothbay!


squirt
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Wow! I guess that shook up your day!



signmeuptoo
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2UkFvKllLw


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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rQEbQJx5Bo


tmpchaos
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWgxjc7kv3Q


onDvine
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They can be unsettling, especially when not used to them. Glad it was relatively small and all's well.



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said by Dominokat:

I was sitting at home at about 1:20 this afternoon, when I heard a loud bang and my house shook. I initially thought my roof had giving out and was crashing in. A few seconds later there was another rumble. It's been quiet since. My Facebook started with other people feeling it, and about an hour later it was confirmed there was an earthquake... centered here in Boothbay!

tell your friends, people on the west coast are laughing at you.
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said by onDvine:

They can be unsettling, especially when not used to them. Glad it was relatively small and all's well.

Ditto that.

I'd much rather sleep through a 2.4 than contemplate a hurricane, tornado, or Nor'easter.
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onDvine
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said by TwoFrogs:

... I'd much rather sleep through a 2.4 than contemplate a hurricane, tornado, or Nor'easter.

Absolutely!


Dominokat
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Yea, this was very small in nature but it was loud and shook. I would not want to try a 5 or more.



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said by Dominokat:

I would not want to try a 5 or more.

I believe you: A magnitude 5 earthquake would be 400 times as strong as this magnitude 2.4 earthquake was (not merely twice as strong as the numbers seem to indicate).
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Dominokat
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See?! I obviously have no clue about earthquakes! No wonder it freaked me out a little.



onDvine
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said by leibold:

... A magnitude 5 earthquake would be 400 times as strong as this magnitude 2.4 earthquake was ...

The bigger quakes really are scary. '71 in Sylmar and '94 in Northridge come to mind. Both were some distance away but sure did shake things up in W. Los Angeles. So much depends on how close to the epicenter one is. I'll bet a 2.4 felt/sounded major when directly above.


Dominokat
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I was in Hollywood CA (Paramount Studios) when the Oakland quake hit in '89. I didn't feel it, but camera men where able to view feeds sent from the control room, on their camera view screen and told us about it.

People in the area at the top of high rise buildings said they felt it since the builds swayed some.

My relives here in Maine all were calling to make sure I was okay, not knowing the earthquake did little to nothing in LA/Hollywood.



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I was a little closer tan that to it- up near Sacramento. I'd been in SF (and on the bay bridge) the day before. Definitely felt it where I was, though. And of course there was the quake in 2011 that was felt throughout the northeast.
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onDvine
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said by Dominokat:

... People in the area at the top of high rise buildings said they felt it since the builds swayed some. ...

Areas that tend to get earthquakes have construction standards requiring some flexibility. When buildings can't sway, they break.

If you'd felt the Oakland quake in Hollywood, California would've been separating from the continent for sure.


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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rny9ymeCTZY


I grew up with at least monthly earthquakes. If you live in California from San Diego up to Ventura County it is something one gets used to. I had rather have earthquakes than floods, heavy snow or hurricanes/tornados.

Jammy


Dominokat
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"I feel the Earth move, under my feet"

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHuxpa4h48


lonnyb
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Could it be that ancient lobster out there in Booth Bay?
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Er, I meant "Boothbay."



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said by lonnyb:

Could it be that ancient lobster out there in Booth Bay?

Would that be this one ?
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I recall, back in Silicon Valley, I was working in the optics lab one afternoon when a fairly large one hit, my first "large" one. I headed for the door, fast, and my coworkers saw my reaction and busted my chops for weeks after that. It was like BAM BA-Bam -Ba-Bam Bam, Sway Sway-Sway Sway Sway-Sway. It felt like someone was giving me a foot first pile driver or something, it kinda hurts. What was so bad is the work we did was incredibly delicate. A single lens element could cost in the 10's of thousands each, and it was very soft glass, it was more delicate than working on a Swiss watch (actually, much more delicate), so earthquakes that happen at the wrong time mean a lot of money lost unless you had lightning reflexes.

I have the tremors now, so I can no longer do that work, and boy do I miss it. But I DON'T miss the earthquakes.
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