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.]
Posted at 10:02 PM
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
Posted by Art Dickinson on May 13, 2002 10:32 PM
The news is now saying that there’s been no damage reported at all yet. But people felt it all over the bay area.
Posted by Walt Dickinson on May 13, 2002 10:35 PM
‘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
Posted by Sean Peisert on May 14, 2002 9:12 AM
i lived in CA for 2 years and never felt a quake. i feel ripped off.
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 14, 2002 10:17 AM
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?
Posted by Sean Peisert on May 14, 2002 5:16 PM
That would be “the more frequent ones up in Northern California”.
Posted by Sean Peisert on May 14, 2002 5:17 PM
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.
Posted by Sean Peisert on May 14, 2002 5:36 PM
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.
Posted by Walt Dickinson on May 14, 2002 7:11 PM
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.. .
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 15, 2002 6:16 AM
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.
Posted by Scott Yager on May 15, 2002 8:25 AM
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.
Posted by Nick Runco on May 15, 2002 10:04 AM
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.
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 15, 2002 2:05 PM
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.
Posted by Jessyca Wallace on May 16, 2002 11:08 PM
Eh, I usually sleep through them.
Posted by Scott Yager on May 17, 2002 7:49 AM
dont apologize for lack of capitalization, right nick?
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 17, 2002 12:21 PM
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 )
Posted by Brian Poulsen on May 18, 2002 9:33 PM
and ohh yeah … There probably wont ever be an earthquake in Denmark.
Posted by Brian Poulsen on May 18, 2002 9:36 PM
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?
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 19, 2002 12:08 PM
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..
Posted by Rachelle Bowden on May 19, 2002 12:10 PM