Thursday, January 8, 2009

Earthquake?

I just felt a very slight rumble (in Glendale, Calif.). Anybody else?

7:56 p.m. (Pacific Time): KFI, the talk-radio station, says the quake hit way out in San Bernardino County. Apparently it was felt throughout the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood. ...

17 comments:

Days like These! said...

WHOA is right!

That was an EARTHQUAKE and I felt it. I am such a chicken when it comes to these types of events.

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci10370141.html

brotherbrown said...

Way out in San Bernardino, eh? When you live here, it's not so "way out." It was a four point niner according to the USGS, centered a mile south of downtown SB.

I've been in California most of my 48 years, so this one was nothing special. Unusual to have them this time of night, though.

Undercover Black Man said...

I am such a chicken when it comes to these types of events.

This one was over so quick, Tanyetta, I didn't have time to even ponder whether I should get under a doorway.

I've felt a couple that really lasted a while... swaying the venetian blinds, etc.

One time I dreamed somebody was shaking my bed... woke up, turned out it was an earthquake in progress.

Undercover Black Man said...

Way out in San Bernardino, eh? When you live here, it's not so "way out."

It's just a signpost on the road to Vegas for me, brah.

that dude said...

I felt it in Beverly Hills. My brother, who is visiting, didn't. But it was very, very slight. In fact, this article proves I wasn't making it up.

You are really providing a public service, UBM.

brotherbrown said...

Next time you taste a McNugget, thank the McDonald Brothers, who started in none other than San Berdoo.

And don't pretend like you ain't had a mcnugget, especially after that commercial...Oh girl I know you creepin' (tick tock tick) ;)

Two months ago, I coordinated my agency's Great Shake Out Drill. We simulated a 7.8 magnitude quake. Did you particpate?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Never heard of it. I'm gonna be helpless as a newborn infant when the Big One hits.

Mad Hatter said...

I didn't feel it, but thanks for the awareness. gives me the spooky feeling.

brotherbrown said...

No? It was all over the news. Check it out.

bklyn6 said...

You did have clean clothes this time, right? :p

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Yes, and I even had shoes on. I was ready for anything. I was like, "Bring it on, Earth!"

bklyn6 said...

Now I can't get the Temptations "Shaky Ground" outta my head. :-/

Do Californians ever get used to this?

brotherbrown said...

Do Californians ever get used to this?

Speaking personally, I'm used to quakes. I've experienced 4 big ones, in 1971 (Sylmar), 1987 (Whittier), 1992 (twin quakes at Landers and Big Bear) and 1994 (Simi Valley). All you can do is be prepared in case you lose power, and ride them out. I live in a modern structure and work in a modern structure, so I don't expect them to collapse.

Old, unreinforced buildings are scary, however.

that dude said...

I don't trip on them. An earthquake hit one night and I said to myself "if it keeps going, I"ll put on pants". It stopped so I just rolled over.

However, the Northridge one got me up and damn near streaking out the house.

Them that gets scared move back east.

dez said...

I'm also used to them. I was at a pharmacy during the last quake before this one and was the only one not panicking. The little ones can be kind of fun.

Sylmar quake knocked me own my butt, though--right off the top bunk. First time I landed on the ground, I thought I'd just had a bad dream and rolled off the bed. The next round of shaking started right after I'd gotten back into bed and knocked me clean off again. My sister and I wound up sleeping in my mom's bed and we were shaking so hard from fear that she got up and slept on the couch.

Undercover Black Man said...

The next round of shaking started right after I'd gotten back into bed and knocked me clean off again.

Haw haw!

dez said...

^I'm glad a 10-year-old's pain amuses you so.

;-D