Skip to comments.EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Posted on 07/29/2008 11:43:21 AM PDT by ZGuy
An earthquake is now rocking the Southern California area. (I'm near Dodger Stadium)
As I post this, the USGS has not yet determined the epicenter so click on the link above for the exact location and magnitude from the USGS.
Here are the maps for California and Los Angeles:
Here's the historical review of the last seven days:
Chattsworth? Two “t”s???
Slow news day when a 5.4 quake hits, not no small deal for those that felt it....
My dad stated that he was in the LA County USC Medical Center during a quake, and saw a wave coming down one of the long halls. It hasn’t seemed to cause him to fear them. I can see how it could. If I would have seen what you and my friend did, it might worry me a lot more.
I moved out from Missouri in 1969. The 1972 quake was my first. I had a hard time getting out of bed. I had my brothers and sisters evacuate to the front lawn. (Big mistake) Houses ride these things out better than individuals in most instances. It does depend on the residence.
My big thing growing up was tornadoes. For some reason I sweat them more than quakes. I’ll take a quake any day over a tornado.
It does seem that it’s hard to feel earthquakes when driving. I too feel them best when laying down. As for standing, I don’t feel them much then either. If I’m sitting, it generally takes a three point five to four for me to feel them.
Yippie!! Another OBAMA photo-op!
I was in an elevator on the 9th floor when it started...had no idea it was an earthquake but the elevator was making very strange sounds as if it was going to break.
Yup. Lived here for a long time now. Funny, but that quake was not all that far from where I was born (March AFB).
I have never heard them. However when I used to live in Sunnyvale, I would hear the sound of glass moving back and forth in the windows. maybe that is the sound, I don't know. I always thought that was the effect of the earthquake and not the quake itself.
Fox11 streaming coverage (MS Player)
CBS2.com streaming coverage (Flash)
Gotcha covered! That's a risk even us Easterners can appreciate!
wow! No kidding; mooring an all??? You have a nice rough little quake there, Churchillspirit. But as I’ve thought on it... I’d rather be on the Queen Mary for a quake, than on the ground. I think you’re blessed!
I remember the Northridge one. Didnt feel it, but when I reported to work that day, they asked for volunteers for an assist crew to help our then-sister-hospital (Holy Cross-Mission Hills) I signed up, but they only sent the first bunch for a few days, then discontinued sending people. Since then, that hospital was sold to another Catholic chain, and we’ve been merged (really, taken over).
Ha! I married a mathmatician/statistician. I’m his common-sense eye-dog. lol. “Brake.. brakes... BRAKES!! THERE’S A STOP SIGN!”
Well, my friend is a hostess on Air Canada, so I won’t pass along your post!
I have family that lives there now.
Knbc4 streaming feed (MS Player)
I bet there will be a lot of structural damage reports come in. We've only had a few minor quakes in my state and that's too many, as far as I'm concerned. I don't ever want to experience one. A 1.0 would probably scare me to death. lol..
This is very upsetting. Nancy Pelosi promised she was trying to save the planet, and this sort of thing keeps happening.
still chuckling. Bet Repubs in DC are having to work hard to keep their poker faces on, too.
My family used to live in Glendale for about 4 years, at the corner of lcalde and Arboles. We had a dog who had a fit at the swimming pool every time that there was a minor quake.
Something sure jiggled into a new position.
I think of that every time I drive over the Bay Bridge. Can’t decide if I would rather be on the top or bottom deck. The new bridge is in the process of being built. Just one desk thank god. I think Loma Prieta got the highway designers over the notion of double deck bridges. 880 is no longer so and so the Bay bridge will not be. Yeah!!!
Can Guarantee ya... Northern CA is bracing. They always brace when SoCal gets a goody. I think we were visually taught that the San Andrea is like one long zipper; and if it popped on your end, we’d better keep an eye out on the smaller faults in the Bay Area.
Prayers up for all. My first quake was the '89 7.2, I was waiting to hear trumpets sound...though for sure Christ was returning.
I’m just north of you in Westwood. Pretty mild here, with an initial jolt followed by about 10 seconds of light rumbling. Heard a few doors rattle, but nothing other than that.
If you mean “Oriente” Drive, it’s about a mile and a half from me. No buildings were knocked down and the damage has been minor. The neighborhood looks fine. I just drove to the store, or rather, stores, since many of them were closed for the clean up of the mess from broken bottles and containers.
This quake wasn’t on the San Andreas and I don’t think there’s any evidence of correlation of moderate quakes in Northern and Southern California.
LOLOLOLOL....oh wait......Davis and Arnie are really pretty sad!
Isn’t Holy Cross one of the last remaining level one trauma facilities in Los Angeles? In fact, it may be the only one in the valley. They’ve had quite a spate of closures in the past fifteen years.
Drudge Report is a hoot....check it out now...others have mentioned it ...
Therefore, I'm "lol". :)
Why is the real mayor of LA, Cal. not on the job?
There isn’t. I should have added the sarc tag.
I found it years ago after the Northridge quake. I find it interesting to view after major quakes around the globe.
You’re right. Here in Newport Beach I’m probably close to 30 miles away.
I think Northridge is still a trauma center.
Hey, maybe we can get side by side FEMA trailers! I wonder if the pet store by you will accept our FEMA debit cards? The babies simply MUST have new earthquake outfits!
Per FNC: Power outages affecting about 5,000.....
he is probably in Denver on his knees interviewing for his next job.
Just heard “On vacation.”
Depends...I remember in the early 80's here in the Inland Empire...what sounded like a freight train coming toward my house. Seconds later an earthquake hit. In '92 the Landers/Big Bear quake came from the same area and it too had that same sound although not as pronounced, but the quake was much greater. Most quakes don't give you that kind of warning. This one today, I didn't feel at all as I was driving. Rats. Nothing like a good earthquake to liven up the day.
Either it was a tremor or Sigfried & Roy collectively passed gas together.
Yup. A lot stronger.
It may be strange to say, but an earthquake at 5.8 might be a good thing...it doesn’t do a lot of damage, but relieves a lot of the stress and pent up energy on the fault.
That may mean a reduced chance of a much larger quake later.
Hair and make up ... you know ...
Looks like 2 hours ago ...
Other than a flooding situation inside one department store in Woodland Hills, the LAFD has not discovered any significant event (no loss of life, no serious injury and no major infrastructure damage) IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES following today’s earthquake . The LAFD is now in a normal operating mode; -Humphrey ###
That cat will be nervous the rest of the day!
LOL! I will check with the Pet Boutiques up the street if they accept FEMA
We can get matching outfits for our cats.