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Earthquake!

5.8 at 11:42 AM.

I was in the middle of a matinee of "Wizard of Oz" when the whole building shook, and it almost bounced me off the bench I was sitting on. Everything rattled like going up the first hill on a roller-coaster.

First one I've actually felt since I moved here! I feel like a real Californian.

EDIT: USGS downgraded it to 5.4, and it was centered in Chino Hills. I'm fine, it was really just a little rattling. Pyrate Queen was downtown/Long-Beach-ish, and actually lost cell service for a bit!

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ladyxjade
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
I was quite excited when I experienced my first earthquake in Tokyo. We're hard core, we've survived earthquakes!
aghrivaine
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
I can cross that off my list of disasters to survive, now. All that's left: airplane crash, tsunami, shark attack, volcano eruption!
ladyxjade
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
i was bite once by a baby shark at the aquarium.... does that count?
aghrivaine
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
It totally does! That's amazing, you're an adventuress!
ladyxjade
Jul. 29th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
i credit much of my success to being completely unaware of my surroundings 30% of the time.
nixieq
Jul. 29th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
you forgot GIANT SQUID ATTACK!
aghrivaine
Jul. 29th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
totally taken care of. It was a dark and stormy night at the Smithsonian Institute of Natural Sciences...
greensilk
Jul. 29th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your all safe.
manywaters
Jul. 30th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Heh. Congratulations on the rite of passage. Soon, you'll be completely blase about everything under a 4.8-5, and giggle at the panic of people from tectonically stable places.
cacofunny
Jul. 31st, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Huh, I thought you had felt one before this. Well, sir, I commend you on surviving your first earthquake and, as a born-and-bred resident of the State of California, do hereby ordain you an official resident of the Golden State.

To eternal balance!
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