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Post# 423949   4/22/2020 at 02:20 (278 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        

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Nice wake-up call just now... 3.8/3.9-magnitude quake. Doesn't sound like much but the epicenter was only a couple miles away. It felt like a sharp jolt then brief rumbling.





Post# 423993 , Reply# 1   4/22/2020 at 20:22 (277 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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When I lived in Northern CA. from 2012 to 2015, it was around 2014 when I was living near a hot spot. One evening a quake hit and it sounded like a freight train was rumbling through.

I was living in a tiny house on wheel that was parked but was still partly sitting on the tires.

It was kind of a cool experience because the rubber tires allowed the home to gently bounce and sway with no damages. Even though I almost lost my footing while standing in the kitchen.

If I were ever to live in an earthquake prone area again, it would have to be in such a home, an RV, or a single wide mobile home. Those you can cushion and easily reposition your home when a quake hits.

I can only imagine the horror of being directly attached to the earth in a slab on grade home or apartment building, then a quake hits and you realize the slabs cracked.... and shifted..... and the building is left uninhabitable. Or worse yet, the shifting ground causes the building to collapse.


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Post# 424001 , Reply# 2   4/22/2020 at 21:24 (277 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Yeah my friends and I were playing a game of Stellaris last night, and out of the blue the guy from LA yells 'earthquake!'

Incidentally, I know where you live now :3


Post# 424011 , Reply# 3   4/22/2020 at 22:17 (277 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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Gee, that last bit doesn't sound or look creepy & threatening. Nope

Post# 424024 , Reply# 4   4/22/2020 at 23:41 (277 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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>:)

Post# 424029 , Reply# 5   4/23/2020 at 01:53 (277 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        

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Yeah...that's a bit disturbing especially since I don't know who :"MadMan" is.......





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