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04-05-2004, 04:47 PM

Is so cool. Felt a little quake thing and went to the US Geologic Survey and found they had the event already mapped and pin pointed.

04-05-2004, 07:17 PM
Wow, what a coincidence that you posted that. I felt our building (big huge solid building) shaking today for a good 30 seconds and thought wth, an earthquake in Michigan? Very unlikely but there have been 2 that I remember. Anyway, I was talking to a friend and even mentioned it but checked the news and didn't see anything. I guess it wasn't an earthquake though, or atleast it wasn't reported on that site! :)

04-05-2004, 07:19 PM
I wonder if you've got earthquake sensor thingies in your area?

04-05-2004, 07:21 PM
Well, the university here would have picked it up...unless someone forgot to reload the tape or turn it on or whatever. I remember the last one we had, my friend was in the College of Geology and someone forgot to do something so they didn't even get a reading on like the only quake that happened in 10 years hehe.

04-05-2004, 07:24 PM
I'm so glad I live in the Pacific Northwest. We didn't have anything greater than a 1 in the last week.

The only noticeable earthquake I remember up here was in the middle of the night. I woke up thinking the dog was trying to shove his way under the bed, saw a hanging plant swinging like mad, thought to myself "oh, it's only an earthquake, not the dog" and promptly fell back asleep.

04-05-2004, 07:28 PM
One of the two we have had, I was laying in bed in my garden level apt when the building started to shake and the walls started to actually bow. And of course, being in Michigan I'm sitting there thinking OMG Wth is going on! heh

I'm sure that's small potato's compared to you californians who live with earthquakes all the time but it was pretty scary to see my walls bend inwards and hoping the other floors of my building weren't going to come crashing down on me.

04-05-2004, 07:49 PM
I'd be more scared of earthquakes in areas where they don't build buildings for them. :p Look at the devastation in places like the middle east because they don't build their buildings like we do in CA.

I had a recursive dream once. I dreamed I was asleep dreaming I was in an earthquake. In my dream-dream, I woke up and there was a real earthquake. However, when I woke up for real, there was no earthquake. Pretty freaky dream!

04-05-2004, 09:24 PM
We had one not that far back (I think I posted about it.)

That means in the past year we have had Hurricanes Tornados Floods Earthquakes Brushfires of pretty decent size and 2 people struck by lightning. Bloody scary!

04-06-2004, 03:38 PM
They say that the Pacific Northwest earthquakes tend to be rare but very severe. Wasn't too long ago that they realized that the region was much more active than they had thought.

...and of course you have all those volcanos, too. I wouldn't want to be in Seattle, that is for sure. Mount Rainier is in spitting distance, and it is the second most active Volcano in the Cascade range after Mount Saint Helens.

04-09-2004, 05:38 PM
My first experience with an earthquake was after hours in the EA headquarters building in Redwood City. Funny because I was playing Quake at the time. The windows popped and it felt like someone was pushing my chair around.

04-09-2004, 05:51 PM
LOL! That's a good coincidence.

Oh Baptismo, since you were teasing me about your experience fleeing CA, I thought I should tell you... the woman across the street just sold her house. I didn't realize it was on the market until I saw the realtor's sign up with "SOLD" nailed across it. We bought our houses about 6 years ago for 160-170k.

Guess what she got for her house?


My jaw hit the ground when I heard that. She had 3 offers on the house before it even listed...

I tell you, there's a part of me that just wants to take the money and go live somewhere cheaper.

04-10-2004, 12:14 PM
Wooooooo-ie. Lotta money.

I live in Virginia. Our house has gone up from 185,500 when we purchased it, to 220-ish when last appraised over the past 2 and a half years we have owned it.

Not that bad at all... and nice thing is, it is still going up )

04-10-2004, 12:50 PM
Hey Pan, that is right by where my parents live LOL. You don't happen to be in Mira Mesa do ya? Or maybe Scripps Ranch?

04-10-2004, 01:21 PM
I work near Mira Mesa actually. I have lived in Mira Mesa, years ago. It's sort of the biotech/communications/technology center of San Diego, so about half of San Diego drives to work there in the morning... /grumble Why can't they spread business around so everyone isn't trying to jumble up into one area?

But actually, I life about 7 miles east of Downtown. Lots cheaper there.

04-17-2004, 09:24 PM
Cool, my mom's company just moved to Sorrento Valley. She works for a pharmaceutical company that was originally in North Park. It really shortened her commute :lol I know Qualcomm has an office in that area too.


04-18-2004, 12:46 AM
Actually, I'm working at Qualcomm, but I"m actually someone elses employee.