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    First earth quake!

    So it was a 4.2 only 11 miles from where I was working! I never experienced one and it was actually exciting at first but then got scary when I really felt the building moving.

    I was on the 3rd floor so I felt it more then people who were on the ground from what I hear.

    Kind of puts your life in perspective. It all could be over anytime! So you might as well not worry about the little things in life.

    After it was over my manager ran up to me and gave me a high five it was hilarious.
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    #2
    the aftershocks sometims are stronger at first then get less. did your heart almost explode or was it over too quick.

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      #3
      Whenever I'd fly out there for business, I was hoping to feel one. Told others at lunch one day, they all said "thanks a lot". Well, didn't mean a big one.

      Never did get to feel one.
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        #4
        As a northridge survivor, I can tell you you don't want to feel a stronger one, And Mc Duff you were lucky not to have that experience.
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          #5
          You'll get used to them Cory. I remember the quake in '89 just before the third game of the World Series. I was a couple hundred miles south, but it jolted the pavement we were all partying on. Actually rocked and rolled in my chair for a bit. Amazing power, it boggles the mind. Didn't feel the Northridge quake as much, but we still felt it. I was living on the coast about halfway between SF and LA for both quakes. We had some big ones closer by at Coalinga, to the east, and those were rockers and rollers, too - but the worst of those was before my injury.
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            #6
            i never got used to them. I think a tornado is more terrifying though.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jody View Post
              i never got used to them. I think a tornado is more terrifying though.
              I agree, being that I now live in tornado alley. Have had warnings and such, but haven't had one come close enough to worry too much.
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                #8
                Originally posted by rdf View Post
                You'll get used to them Cory. I remember the quake in '89 just before the third game of the World Series. I was a couple hundred miles south, but it jolted the pavement we were all partying on. Actually rocked and rolled in my chair for a bit. Amazing power, it boggles the mind. Didn't feel the Northridge quake as much, but we still felt it. I was living on the coast about halfway between SF and LA for both quakes. We had some big ones closer by at Coalinga, to the east, and those were rockers and rollers, too - but the worst of those was before my injury.
                were you around for the 6.4 san simeon quake in '04?? that was a real roller, and close too.....

                i view quakes different now that i'm in a chair. pretty much just 'no worries', hold on and see what happens.

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                  #9
                  The only quake I had a chance to feel was ruined my the orbital paint buffer going top speed in my hands. My friends started calling my cell, all asking, "Did you feel that?" And I was like, "What do you mean Barq's has bite?"
                  Last edited by NorthQuad; 7 Jan 2010, 6:27 PM. Reason: spelling failure

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Notwoodward View Post
                    were you around for the 6.4 san simeon quake in '04?? that was a real roller, and close too.....

                    i view quakes different now that i'm in a chair. pretty much just 'no worries', hold on and see what happens.
                    Yeah, I was in Pismo Beach when that one hit, too.

                    Do you know Bob Plymale? He lived in Atascadero, same injury level as me, T5. I met him in rehab in Santa Barbara 1n 1986. He was still living in Atascadero last I heard.

                    I agree that they're worse when in a chair.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by rdf View Post
                      Yeah, I was in Pismo Beach when that one hit, too.

                      Do you know Bob Plymale? He lived in Atascadero, same injury level as me, T5. I met him in rehab in Santa Barbara 1n 1986. He was still living in Atascadero last I heard.

                      I agree that they're worse when in a chair.
                      nope, never met him.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by rdf View Post
                        Do you know Bob Plymale?
                        I do. Damn...it's hard to believe we haven't met one another. I was in SB rehab in '86 also, for pressure sore repair. Somewhere between July & Sept....
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by rdf View Post
                          You'll get used to them Cory. I remember the quake in '89 just before the third game of the World Series. I was a couple hundred miles south, but it jolted the pavement we were all partying on. Actually rocked and rolled in my chair for a bit. Amazing power, it boggles the mind. Didn't feel the Northridge quake as much, but we still felt it. I was living on the coast about halfway between SF and LA for both quakes. We had some big ones closer by at Coalinga, to the east, and those were rockers and rollers, too - but the worst of those was before my injury.
                          All the old timers here were talking about the 89' quake here, they said it sounded like a train coming and then a massive loud noise and then everything was shaking. I guess this was a rolling quake, which isn't as bad as the type that jolt you up and down like in 89' I heard!
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                            #14
                            I was born in San Francisco and lived there until I was 9. I missed the big one in 1989 but remember being completely freaked out for a few days because I couldn't get ahold of my father who lived in the Sunset District in San Francisco, real close to the epicenter. I was terrified that he was in the freeway that collapsed because he worked in San Mateo, and I wasn't quite sure what road he took to get there. It took around 5 days before the phone lines were repaired and clear up enough before I got ahold of him. I don't think I spoke the whole time. What a crazy week that was. I also experienced a few before I moved out of their, a couple of times waking up with my bed a couple feet away from the wall because I would sleep through them. I like it here in Arizona where the only thing I have to worry about is the heat and monsoon season. Although whenever and earthquake hits Los Angeles, you can see the water in the swimming pools move around quite a bit. It's really bizarre.
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                              #15
                              Wow, scary stuff. Glad you are OK, and I think the "high five" was sort of a "we made it" gesture. I only experience a tiny quake once in my life, although it was enough to cost over a thousand dollars to have to replace the water pipe coming into my house that buckled when the earth shifted a bit.

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