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EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
USGS ^ | 7/29/08

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:

California:

Los Angeles:

Here's the historical review of the last seven days:


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; chinoquake; earthquake; firstpost; losangeles; quake; socal; socalearthquake; socalquake; usgs
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To: R_Kangel

Chattsworth? Two “t”s???


451 posted on 07/29/2008 1:19:25 PM PDT by Misterioso
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Slow news day when a 5.4 quake hits, not no small deal for those that felt it....


452 posted on 07/29/2008 1:21:45 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: TruthConquers

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.


453 posted on 07/29/2008 1:22:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: ZGuy

Yippie!! Another OBAMA photo-op!


454 posted on 07/29/2008 1:22:27 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: ZGuy

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.

Not good.


455 posted on 07/29/2008 1:22:34 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Yup. Lived here for a long time now. Funny, but that quake was not all that far from where I was born (March AFB).


456 posted on 07/29/2008 1:23:21 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: Tennessee_Bob

lol!


457 posted on 07/29/2008 1:24:15 PM PDT by Alia
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To: Coffee200am
Do you hear them...or are they just alot of rolling and shaking?

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.

458 posted on 07/29/2008 1:24:45 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: ZGuy

Los Angeles

Fox11 streaming coverage (MS Player)
http://mfile.akamai.com/23073/live/reflector:34194.asx?prop=n

CBS2.com streaming coverage (Flash)
http://cbs2.com/services/popoff.aspx?categoryId=97&videoId= href=”mailto:73012@kcbs.dayport.com”>73012@kcbs.dayport.com&videoPlayStatus=true&videoStoryIds=&videoTime=7.497&


459 posted on 07/29/2008 1:25:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ElkGroveDan
...please keep praying for us. The legislature is in session...

Gotcha covered! That's a risk even us Easterners can appreciate!

460 posted on 07/29/2008 1:26:21 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Churchillspirit

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!


461 posted on 07/29/2008 1:26:38 PM PDT by Alia
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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).


462 posted on 07/29/2008 1:28:03 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: RightWhale

Ha! I married a mathmatician/statistician. I’m his common-sense eye-dog. lol. “Brake.. brakes... BRAKES!! THERE’S A STOP SIGN!”


463 posted on 07/29/2008 1:28:24 PM PDT by Alia
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To: fanfan

Well, my friend is a hostess on Air Canada, so I won’t pass along your post!


464 posted on 07/29/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Crystal Cove

I have family that lives there now.


465 posted on 07/29/2008 1:29:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: ZGuy

Los Angeles

Knbc4 streaming feed (MS Player)
http://www.knbc.com/videofiles/10954229/playlist.asx?qs=t;speed=high


466 posted on 07/29/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: bd476
You're welcome, NRA2BFree. There's some structural damage reports coming in. Thus far, no reports of injuries. It's interesting to read reports of what people felt further out from the epicenter.

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..

467 posted on 07/29/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: farmer18th
Thought yours was funniest darned comment!! :)

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.

468 posted on 07/29/2008 1:31:18 PM PDT by Alia
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To: ZGuy

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.


469 posted on 07/29/2008 1:32:29 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Alia
Funny. In Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm, the mathematician, is the common-sense one. He says, "God help us. We're in the hands of engineers."
470 posted on 07/29/2008 1:33:06 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: gpapa
started off slow and rolling followed by a sharp jolt.

Something sure jiggled into a new position.

471 posted on 07/29/2008 1:33:17 PM PDT by Alia
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To: cogitator

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!!!


472 posted on 07/29/2008 1:35:05 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: KamperKen

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.


473 posted on 07/29/2008 1:35:45 PM PDT by Alia
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To: steveo
nice helicorder. Do you mind the store? I did that a while back. I used to do interpretations and send daily reports to NEIS (Golden, CO). I thought everything was digital now. Where is the seismometer?
474 posted on 07/29/2008 1:35:57 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: gridlock
that's a myth, the Pacific Plate in moving inward, California is getting bigger.

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.

475 posted on 07/29/2008 1:37:02 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: Bush gal in LA

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.


476 posted on 07/29/2008 1:37:07 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: Coldwater Creek

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.


477 posted on 07/29/2008 1:37:46 PM PDT by KamperKen
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To: Alia

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.


478 posted on 07/29/2008 1:37:54 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: sofaman
we survived Gray Davis and Arnold Scwarzenschriver, we’ll survive this

LOLOLOLOL....oh wait......Davis and Arnie are really pretty sad!

479 posted on 07/29/2008 1:40:11 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: Mr Inviso

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.


480 posted on 07/29/2008 1:41:38 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Alia

Drudge Report is a hoot....check it out now...others have mentioned it ...


481 posted on 07/29/2008 1:42:18 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: JillValentine
rofl! (Oopps... I didn't mean to say the "rolling on the floor" part. I'm quake-sensitive to those in quakes.)

Therefore, I'm "lol". :)

482 posted on 07/29/2008 1:43:31 PM PDT by Alia
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To: yield 2 the right

Why is the real mayor of LA, Cal. not on the job?


483 posted on 07/29/2008 1:43:39 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Strategerist

There isn’t. I should have added the sarc tag.


484 posted on 07/29/2008 1:44:23 PM PDT by Alia
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To: kinsman redeemer
Nope... they wouldn't let me anywhere near that kind of stuff! The site is http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Webcam/webcam.html

I found it years ago after the Northridge quake. I find it interesting to view after major quakes around the globe.

485 posted on 07/29/2008 1:44:30 PM PDT by steveo (hoo haa ten years, time flies...)
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To: NathanR

You’re right. Here in Newport Beach I’m probably close to 30 miles away.


486 posted on 07/29/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: ArmstedFragg

I think Northridge is still a trauma center.


487 posted on 07/29/2008 1:46:33 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: SoCalPol

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!


488 posted on 07/29/2008 1:47:22 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: ZGuy

Per FNC: Power outages affecting about 5,000.....


489 posted on 07/29/2008 1:47:58 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: ZGuy

490 posted on 07/29/2008 1:48:13 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: yield 2 the right

he is probably in Denver on his knees interviewing for his next job.


491 posted on 07/29/2008 1:48:22 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Just heard “On vacation.”


492 posted on 07/29/2008 1:49:17 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Coffee200am
Do you hear them...or are they just alot of rolling and shaking?

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.

493 posted on 07/29/2008 1:50:06 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever
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To: lainie
Drudge Report says it was felt in Vegas

Either it was a tremor or Sigfried & Roy collectively passed gas together.

494 posted on 07/29/2008 1:50:56 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: ArmstedFragg

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.

Thoughts, anyone?


495 posted on 07/29/2008 1:51:32 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: yield 2 the right

Hair and make up ... you know ...


496 posted on 07/29/2008 1:51:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: yield 2 the right

Looks like 2 hours ago ...


497 posted on 07/29/2008 1:53:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BurbankKarl

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 ###


498 posted on 07/29/2008 1:53:54 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: SevenofNine

That cat will be nervous the rest of the day!


499 posted on 07/29/2008 1:56:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: CAluvdubya

LOL! I will check with the Pet Boutiques up the street if they accept FEMA
We can get matching outfits for our cats.


500 posted on 07/29/2008 1:56:14 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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