May 13, 2002

Quake

Ooh, earthquake. Scary…

[Updates: Was this it? … It looks like it, a local news station just interrupted regular programming to assure everyone that nothing of concern happened. … Waveforms.]

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Art Dickinson

It was interesting to be talking to a friend in San Jose while an earthquake was occuring. Amazing that I knew about it so fast and could check up on things with the bro in San Francisco right away. Fortunate that we didn’t feel it here in Santa Rosa and glad to hear everyone is okay. Thinking about the folks in Gilroy………hope all is well. :) -Art

Walt Dickinson

The news is now saying that there’s been no damage reported at all yet. But people felt it all over the bay area.

Sean Peisert

‘In San Francisco, the crowd of 36,331 at Pac Bell Park seemed to take the shaking in stride. After the bottom of the ninth ended with the score tied, the stadium sound system played Jerry Lee Lewis’ song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”’ —SF Chronicle

Rachelle Bowden

i lived in CA for 2 years and never felt a quake. i feel ripped off.

Sean Peisert

I guess it does give you “Where were you when?” stories to tell. Couldn’t even guess the last time a major quake was in San Diego, though. I’ve probably only felt one small one every year or two that I’ve lived here. Not much compared to more frequent ones up in California, and of course the 7.1 in 1989. You can’t live in a tropical paradise and have earthquakes, Rachelle. Jeez, you really want it all, don’t you?

Sean Peisert

That would be “the more frequent ones up in Northern California”.

Sean Peisert

Okay, I can tell you the last large earthquake to be felt in SD. Looks like it was 90 miles East of SD in 1987 and scored 6.2 on the magnitude scale.

Walt Dickinson

I’ve only ever felt two. One in the Macromedia offices at Redwood Shores during the summer of 1999 and the one last night. Didn’t feel Loma Prieta at all despite being at home in Santa Rosa.

Rachelle Bowden

i know the chances of a earthquake happening in san diego are very slim, but my friends that live there have all felt one.. even if it was only the slightest little tremble. and, yes, i do want it all.. .

Scott Yager

There was a quake a couple of months ago that we felt downtown…I think the epicenter was out near El Centro. I might have only felt it since we were on the 20th floor, though.

Nick Runco

my senior year at UCSD (in sept. 1999 i think) there was a big quake. it was in the desert half-way to vegas. apparently it was quite large and carried to both LV and SD. it woke me up in the early morning.

Rachelle Bowden

i remember that one, nick.. not that i experienced it. it happened like days before i was visiting san diego. it was before i moved there. i remember being bummed because it didnt hold off and happen while i was there.

Jessyca Wallace

you think that’s bad? i left town 5 1/2 hours before monday’s quake…so close! i remember that one nick is talking about, it was my first (and only) decent-sized one. i was in the middle of nagging mitch about staying up so late when it started…without my glasses and in the dark i was a wreck…and then when it stopped i immediately wanted to know when the next one was! please excuse the lack of capitalization…i’m tired.

Scott Yager

Eh, I usually sleep through them.

Rachelle Bowden

dont apologize for lack of capitalization, right nick?

Brian Poulsen

Friends of mine was in Turkey when they had the big earthQuake. Buildings was falling apart next to them. I’m from Denmark, where NO EarthQuake has errupted. Which I’m happy for. I hape everybody is ok. ( Must be strange to experience an earthquake )

Brian Poulsen

and ohh yeah … There probably wont ever be an earthquake in Denmark.

Rachelle Bowden

brian - I’m enjoying the international spin you’re giving iWalt.com :) How did you come across the site? Or do you know walt? Or?

Rachelle Bowden

walt, that would be a cool addition to the profiles section.. how you know walt.. or how you came across iWalt. i’ve met almost everyone here.. but a couple, I haven’t .. i think i’ve sort of peiced it together.. but..