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Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 11:57 am
Earthquake!

Woah! Earthquake and it was a decent one. According to USGS it was a 5.8 and the epicenter was 2 miles SW of Chino Hills.
LATimes is down and I can't reach mom to tell her the magnitude. I had just called her right after too, weird. 5.8? Really didn't feel that big.

It was a baby quake but maybe the people in Chino Hills had some stuff fall. Doesn't sound any worse.



Magnitude 5.8 - local magnitude (ML)
Time Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM (PDT)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 (UTC)
Distance from Chino Hills, CA - 3 km (2 miles) SW (235 degrees)
Diamond Bar, CA - 8 km (5 miles) SE (127 degrees)
Yorba Linda, CA - 9 km (5 miles) NNE (23 degrees)
Pomona, CA - 11 km (7 miles) S (178 degrees)
Los Angeles Civic Center, CA - 47 km (29 miles) ESE (103 degrees)
Coordinates 33 deg. 57.5 min. N (33.959N), 117 deg. 45.1 min. W (117.752W)
Depth 12.3 km (7.6 miles)


edit:
I felt kinda bad cheering because it might have been worse for people in and around Chino Hills. My aunt works in Chino Hills though and when my uncle called to ask about how we were doing I asked him how she was. According to him the building swayed but that was it. A family friend in Diamond Bar, not far from Chino Hills, said that a few things fell off her desk but that was it. I don't feel guilty cheering anymore! :D

edit II: It's been downgraded to a 5.4. According to Dr. Kate Hutton just said there's always a 5% chance that ANY earthquake is a foreshock (that is, followed by a bigger quake in the area), and that that chance diminishes to 1% after 24 hours.
Nice to know :P

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karni_mata
Kaba
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

cheering??? that shit was terrifying!!!!! hahahaha i was peeing when it started!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)

Well after the 94' quake and the big aftershocks that went through it, that was a ickle baby quake to me! I wasn't the only one, according to someone in the LA community his whole apartment started cheering. I would have been terrified if I were in a skyscraper when it happened, those sway x_x


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karni_mata
Kaba
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)

i'm from god damn massachusetts i'm not use to this shit fuck that. i can do blizzards, earthquakes are uncontrollable!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I was wondering how non-natives felt about it. I hope you never have to experience a quake like the 94'.


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karni_mata
Kaba
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)

you and me both!


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karni_mata
Kaba
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

how did you link that stuff from the site?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)

I did it from another lj, just did the page source. You can probably do the same with my lj. Page source, find the info from the html coding, and copy\paste. Or you can do it the hard way :\


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theheartless69
:)
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)

It woke me up for like a second, then I fell back asleep.


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Wed, Jul. 30th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)

Yeah, I'm glad all we have is tornados, at least you see that shit a-comin'.


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