Bay Area Earthquake

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  1. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    4.4 near Santa Rosa less than ten minutes ago...linky.

    I'm maybe 50 miles away...light creaking in the house and some rattling of my change container. One of my cats started to slink toward the basement, while the other one barely woke up.

    Anybody else feel it?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    :eek: I hope everyone's OK out in the bay area.. I know a lot of MRers are out there.

    **hugs** to you all. Here's to sudden motion sensor actually working on your laptops. :)
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Should be. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_Scale

    Barring freak accidents or very poorly built buildings, 4.4s are not the end of the world.
     
  4. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Some moderate shaking for about 5-6 secs where I live in SF but that was it.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    4.4 is the construction next door.
     
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    Could be some broken dishes, but even then, not that likely.

    Hope that's the end of it and there isn't something stronger coming.
     
  8. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. I didn't feel anything...

    Or maybe I didn't notice because of the 4 expresso shots I had in order to stay awake.
     
  9. OutThere macrumors 603

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    So you triggered the quake? ;)
     
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    :D


    I practically ran on caffeine today. I can feel it starting to wear off though, and it not going to be pretty.
     
  12. WildCowboy thread starter Administrator/Editor

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    Not all that often in the Bay Area proper. I've been out here six years and this is probably the third biggest one I've felt after the 5.2 Napa quake in September 2000 and the 4.9 Gilroy quake in May 2002. I've felt maybe a dozen other small ones (wasn't around for the 6.5 San Simeon in December 2003, but I guess that was felt this far up).
     
  13. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    It was a nice little jolt, but nothing substantial. I did dive under the table and set my MacBook down a little hard; it's a good thing this thing has the sudden motion sensor.
     
  14. WildCowboy thread starter Administrator/Editor

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    SF Chronicle article on the quake. Looks like the only casualty at the Safeway on Calistoga Road was a jar of sauerkraut...no word yet on glass jars at other area supermarkets.
     
  15. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    Ah!!!! I'm in California and I've never experienced an earthquake before! I was far from the epicenter though. Vacationing in San Diego. :cool:
     
  16. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Funny, we just had a 3.3 here in Portland. End of the world, anyone?
     
  17. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    From the Press-Democrat (local paper).

    Some wineries and bars lost bottles, but no real damage.
     
  18. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Alcohol was destroyed and you say "no real damage"? What kind of person are you?
     
  19. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Bottles of exactly what? Damages may be in the tens of dollars, or more!
     
  20. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Don't worry, it's not what you think.

     
  21. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Earthquakes?

    I've never felt one and I never want to feel one. The earth moving while you're not must be rather disorienting-- I'd rather stick with the native tornadoes, nor'easters, floods, and droughts, please.
     
  22. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Just about the worst we get here in the UK is the occasional thunder storm :p
     
  23. superted666 Guest

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    never had a flood,hurricane earthquake or anything!! RUBBISH UK
     
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    Oh no, not the sauerkraut!
     

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