California Earthquake

season55

A Magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Ridgecrest, CA. People in LA, Hollywood, Vegas and Arizona felt it. I live in Phoenix, and was working on my computer when I looked up and saw all of our lights swinging. I didn't feel anything, but I saw it. Kinda amazing the aftershock went so far. Thankfully it didn't happen in a super populated area in California so damage is less than the last M6.6 CA earthquake, but people all around CA still felt it. I hope everyone is okay!

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schoolhouse_gwagain

Sister-in-law still lives in Victorville (my brother passed). I just called her and she said she and her man an bunch of friends are out on a lake in a pontoon boat and never felt a thing! John drove back to check on the house and everything, including the dogs, are ok. She said they live about 90min.from the epicenter. I forget which lake she said they were on.

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sheilajoyce_gw

They have downgraded it to a 6.4. House damage and fires at the epicenter, but it is a lightly populated area.

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Fun2BHere

I felt it all the way in south Orange county. It made the house creak. I felt one aftershock as well.

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schoolhouse_gwagain

My sister-in-law didn't seem too worried.

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Chi

Felt it in South OC! One of the bigger ones I've felt here.

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Kathsgrdn

I still remember earth quake drills as a kid in S. CA. Hope everyone is safe.

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desertsteph

schoolhouse_gwagain

'Sister-in-law still lives in Victorville (my brother passed). '

I used to live by there and still have friends there. you don't necessarily feel them if you're on the road, so I 'spect on the water might be like that also. the month we were moving from there we had one and the stacks of boxes swayed, as did the walls. my dd wanted us to go right then! but that was about the extent of what we felt. We always had to be prepared at work just in case. extra water, food, even a change of clothes and shoes (for walking).

'She said they live about 90min.from the epicenter. I forget which lake she said they were on.'

I was wondering how far it was from the VV area. I pulled up maps to see but couldn't really tell if it'd be felt in VV/AV. I'd never been up to the Ridgecrest area but our favorite 50's band was from there I think - Shack, Rattle and Roll. We went there every Friday night they were playing in VV. it was so good to hear that old music live! They were awesome!

I still wire large furniture (bookcases / tall cabinets etc) to the walls even now in AZ.

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murraysmom Zone 6a OH

A friend in Yucca Valley, about 125 miles from Ridgecrest was on line when it hit and she was remarking about it, not knowing the problems that came of it. Amazing!

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vicsgirl

I just saw on TV, (it's Friday morning, the day after), and the aftershocks may be continuing and may be stronger than the original quake. Stay safe, everyone.

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quasifish

We rolled pretty good, even though we are a ways from the epicenter. Always disconcerting to stand in a doorway and watch the house tremble and physically move. Not my first, and not the worst. Hope it stays calm for a while now.

For our kids under 20, it's the first sizable one they've experienced, so some of the kids were upset, including mine who told me that she had convinced herself that earthquakes were something grown ups made up, like Bigfoot. Fortunately, she was standing next to me when it started, so I was able to put her in the nearest doorway easily. She didn't remember her training when the shaking started, but she is young still and will hopefully remember the next time...

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nickel_kg

I expect wind to be windy. I expect water to be wet. But I expect the good earth to stay still under my feet! I experienced the 2011 east coast earthquake and hated it! My sympathies to those to sustained damage, and those who were just creeped out by it.

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chisue

Friends have a DS in the risk management business in California. When they moved out there to be near him, he told them, "It is just a matter of time (before a massive quake). It *will* happen." They're all still living around San Francisco, 20 years on.

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socks

The house lifted and then sat back down. No damage, no panic.

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adellabedella_usa

Was there another major earthquake last night or was I just watching a pre-recorded newscast? Dh records the evening news. I'm not sure what I was watching.

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socks

Yes, Friday night in CA. Might have been around 8:30 pm.

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raee_gw zone 5b-6a Ohio

Interestingly (to me, at least) there is a dormant volcano cone - not very large - right next to 395 about 25 miles north of Ridgecrest. You can see where the side blew out, and there is a pumice field on both sides of the road. It is visible on Google Earth.

I remember my first earthquake felt in San Diego -- I was standing in the kitchen and felt a wave roll under my feet, from right to left. That one had occurred south of the border somewhere. We had trouble with the drains in that (rental) house ever after.

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maifleur01

I have not turned on the tv but last night it was stated that yesterdays may be a precursor to another larger one, 5-10%, or it may be the last major one. I looked at the USGS and there were 582 quakes in California in the last 24 hours mostly in that area.

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Lars

We're in Cathedral City for the long weekend and I really felt the 7.1 yesterday. Kevin took video of the water sloshing out of the pool and covering our patio.

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Lars

Here's the video of our pool:


I believe this was taken at 8:30 PM, and so it was already dark.

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