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Old July 29th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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We just had a beaut a bit ago. The shaker was just updated to 5.8, so there'll be after shakes. We just walked around the property, and everything seems to be fine. What did we lose? A beer glass! Pictures are all askew, books on the floor, and the phones, including cell phones are not working.

I was minding my own business and all of a sudden the house really shook. I just sat there with my mouth hanging open listening to all the cupboard doors opening, the glass crashing and wondering, "when will it stop?" It seemed really long.

Anyway, we're okay but rattled. We were right on top of it, the epicenter being about 20 minutes from here.

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Old July 29th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Earthquakes surprise you that is for sure and 5.8 is pretty big. Glad nothing more then a beer glass was broken.
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Oh MY!!! Glad everything is intact and you only lost a beer glass!!! Keep both feet grounded Judy!!!
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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Glad to hear that you didn't have major damage! An earthquake is one thing I have never experienced!
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We were rocking and rolling here at the hospital in Long Beach. It has be downgraded to a 5.4 already with a couple 3.4 and 3.6 after shocks. My building is on earthquake rollers so it last longer but it was a good 20 or 30 seconds. Many coworkers were under their desks, but I just sat it out. Like Judy said, no cell service or regular phone service for about 30 minutes. DH was mowing the grass at home about 10 miles South and didn't feel anything. He didn't know about it till the neighbors came out of their homes looking around. No damage for us.
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I was driving into work and I noticed some stop lights were out, and that a lot of people were hanging out outside their buildings. I turned to my BF and said something is going on, and he said yeah, its lunch time. We totally missed it. The DJ on the radio finally clued us in.

A lot of things in the office have fallen off the shelves and the ceiling tiles sprinkled white on everything, but other than that, all is well.

I'm glad I still haven't heard of any injuries.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Judy, glad to hear you're OK and didn't lose anything more than a beer glass!
You must've been shaken up, you signed your name twice on your post!

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So far so good for all our California pals.... yayayayay!
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Very Scary. Glad you and Keith, and everyone else are all safe!
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I was about 4 miles from Chino and about 6 miles from Chino Hills. Man did that thing rock and roll. That is the first time I have ever seen telephone poles sway like palm trees.
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Wow Judy,
Just stay safe! Keep us posted.
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Hi Judy I thought of you and Keith immediately and then my other friend Judy, but she is in San Fran. Glad you are alright. Hope it didn't crack up your house walls at all. See ya on the boards
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