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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:48 AM
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Default Earthquake anyone??

There was semi powerful one in my back door, 6.6 to 6.8 RS apparently.

I felt it very well and I am over 200 miles away from it in Wellington.

Initial reports of 3 collapsed buildings, 2 roof collapses and lots and lots of broken windows.
There would have been more damage if it was centered on land but it was 30 miles offshore so not as bad???

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...as.php#details

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Old December 20th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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No thats OK Lombard you can keep it! But I hope you are OK!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:46 AM
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Yikes, Lombard, I think I'll take the snow instead! Take care!

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I agree with Donna, snow seems less scary!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 08:44 AM
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My Mum used to always complain about winter, but now she see's hurricaines, tonados, drought, fires, floods west nile and she is in love with winter.
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Lombard, my family lived in Japan when I was six and we experienced several earthquakes. One literally dumped us out of bed in the middle of the night and pulled the 6" baseboards about 2" out from the walls. To this day I am terrified of them ........ way more than tornados or hurricanes, which I have also experienced. I guess the traumas of childhood go the deepest!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:17 PM
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Lombard you are lucky the earthquake was centered at sea. I was in the Loma Prieta earthquake on 10/17/89 it was 6.8 and did a lot of damage it caused 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. These totals are so high becuase the upper deck of part of the freeway collapsed on the lower deck killing and trapping people. This is the first time baseball saved lives because a lot of people were not on the freeway they were at home preparing to watch the world series Oakland A's vs San Francisco Giants. I was at work cutting a guy's hair when the ground started shaking. Here a link about that earthquake and phots of some of the damage it caused.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/...1989_10_18.php

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we saw the quake damage on TV Lombard. WOW!
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We had one here on Tuesday morning. It was 4.0. It was located in the Big Bear area. It struck at about 4:02 AM. I remember 1971.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 09:45 AM
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I was watching tv seems you have a couple of aftershocks. That is the thing that is scary about an earthquake that size for the next few days you get aftershocks. It's looks like you have had 4 aftershocks ranging bewteen 4.5-3.4. Hang in there.
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Wow Lombard that's scarey,,,,sure glad everything is ok in your area. Seen it on the news about all the aftershocks as well.
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Yes the aftreshocks are strong too. Being in California we do shake, rattle and roll don't we. I live maybe 10 miles from Big Bear.
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