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Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
5. Exactly.
Sat May 8, 2021, 10:31 PM
May 2021

Texting with a gal pal who lives a few houses away. She and her hubby were not sure it was an earthquake.

SoCalDavidS

(9,998 posts)
6. Nothing Felt Here In South O.C.
Sat May 8, 2021, 11:17 PM
May 2021

Obviously it was quick. I usually feel them when they're above 3.5 and within 50 miles.

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,447 posts)
8. I'm in Manhattan Beach, and I sure did feel it!
Sat May 8, 2021, 11:53 PM
May 2021

One fairly large jolt and a couple of little jiggles around that.

It was apparently about 3.6 on the Richter Scale and was about 14 km. deep.

mvd

(65,150 posts)
9. Hi Peggy
Sat May 8, 2021, 11:55 PM
May 2021

Glad it wasn’t a bad one. Still must be nerve wracking! I have never been in an earthquake.

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,447 posts)
10. My dear mvd! I've lived in CA since I was 13, and these little ones are not a problem!
Sat May 8, 2021, 11:58 PM
May 2021

You really get used to them and realize that nothing bad will happen.

I've been through a couple of big ones and those are a lot scarier.

Our earthquake building standards have gotten very rigorous and unless it's a huge quake right under the house, we will probably be OK.



aggiesal

(8,895 posts)
18. I find that I don't feel it unless it's greater than 5.0 or ...
Sun May 9, 2021, 01:15 AM
May 2021

I'm sitting on the couch and the couch shakes. magnifying the shaking.

I was in San Francisco with the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit at 6.9 in 1989
My wife & I were driving home and we were on a cloverleaf off ramp, when it hit.
It felt like the earth was moving under the car that we though it was 4 flat tires.

Upthevibe

(7,932 posts)
11. CaliforniaPeggy....
Sun May 9, 2021, 12:12 AM
May 2021

I'm here in Redondo Beach and I totally felt it!

I would've guessed it was stronger on the Richter Scale. It felt pretty big to me although nothing fell off of the wall or shelves....

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,447 posts)
13. It did feel rather strong. And it wasn't particularly shallow.
Sun May 9, 2021, 12:14 AM
May 2021

Not sure why it felt the way it did.

I find earthquakes fascinating! Always loved geology too.

DFW

(54,218 posts)
12. I'm in Manhattan and didn't feel a thing
Sun May 9, 2021, 12:14 AM
May 2021

Must be farther from the beach than I thought..............

DFW

(54,218 posts)
15. I KNEW there must have been an explanation...........
Sun May 9, 2021, 12:19 AM
May 2021

No tremors reported along the San New Jersey fault that I heard of.

Grumpy Old Guy

(3,138 posts)
16. I felt it in Culver City.
Sun May 9, 2021, 01:03 AM
May 2021

We've been getting a lot of jolts from the Newport-Inglewood Fault in recent years. This one felt a little like that. It could have been the same fault Our backyard patio looks like a jigsaw puzzle these days. LOL!

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,801 posts)
17. I thought a 3.7 was just under what most people would feel.
Sun May 9, 2021, 01:05 AM
May 2021

Clearly I'm wrong.

But then, I'm the person who slept through an even stronger aftershock of the Northridge earthquake in 1994.

Raine

(30,540 posts)
19. I really felt it. It felt like a fist punched the back of my chair and I could feel
Sun May 9, 2021, 04:39 AM
May 2021

the floor vibrate also this quake had sound. 😳

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