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    Default There I was...

    Woke up just before three in a cold sweat. Then I heard what sounded like a low flying chopper, loud. And then I was riding the quake, running roughly south to north, like a slow rolling wave.

    No damage to the house or contents, and the well's still pumping.

    4.7.

    Time to get that cistern project underway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    Woke up just before three in a cold sweat. Then I heard what sounded like a low flying chopper, loud. And then I was riding the quake, running roughly south to north, like a slow rolling wave.

    No damage to the house or contents, and the well's still pumping.

    4.7.

    Time to get that cistern project underway.
    Happened to me a couple of times when I was stationed out on the left coast. Nothing quite like it, and no two of them the same. Glad everything's OK.
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    I am assuming Brent punched the ground.
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    it was me taking a piss.
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    I was there in Northridge in '94. Had the entire house shaken like a martini in progress. We had one of those 1980s head board bed things and it toppled onto Shield Maiden and I trapping up on the bed at 0300 HRS. I bench pressed the damn thing and Shield Maiden crawled out and propped another piece of furniture on it so I could get out.

    No water, no gas, no electricity for three months as I recall...and since we lived on the edge of LA, the morlocks began raiding the markets and such. I recall my partner Mike Chilton's house was flattened. He brought his family over to ours and the gals camped out with illegal AR-15s and a pile of magazines for a week when we went in to work. Exciting times.
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    Blissfully slept through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Blissfully slept through it.
    So it was Greg.

    The rest of the pack slept through it, too. I suspect what I felt was the aftershock, and that the initial quake woke me.

    Last one I recall I was driving through Seattle and wondering why the suspension was bouncing side to side.
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    I spent 3 years in California in the Marines and never felt one! We has a couple but I slept through one and was driving a deuce and a half the other time. I pulled up to the shop and everyone was standing out side looking like they just crapped a brick of barbwire!

    Last one I felt here at home was a bit more fun! Me and the ole heifer were romantically inclined when it hit! I told her I made the earth move for her! She didn't buy it

    Forgot to add this was in Southern Illinois and the New Madrid fault line.
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    We had one here in central VA in about 2003, or so. Damaged a lot of buildings for several counties around the spot where it was worst.

    I was at work, in my office, doing something on the computer. I heard a freight train rolling down the tracks across the parking lot from the plant and it just got louder and louder and louder and the floor/walls/ceiling started shaking some. At first I thought it must have derailed right there by the plant and all the cars where just piling up to either side of the track. But the sound and vibration tapered off, just like it started and got louder. I went back to work (no alarms for busted pipes, electricity didn't go off, etc.) and within seconds some of the higher management types from the Admin Bldg. next door were in the hallways headed towards the coating lines (solvent coating plant). They thought there had been an explosion on one of the lines.

    We had zero damage, to anything, except upper management nerves.

    Took a few years for some of the counties west of us to get those badly damaged buildings completely torn down and replaced. Every now and then we have a little quiver, but nothing major like they have out west.

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