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#17571 - 08/19/03 01:57 AM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
The degree to which you are able to run is inversely proportional to the rate at which the ground is oscillating.

Picture a moving walkway (like those found at airports) that either jumps up and down (z-axis), side to side (x-axis), forward and backward (y-axis), or a combination of the three by as much as 1 foot up to 5 times a second. Still think you can run?
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#17572 - 08/19/03 02:46 AM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
I was working for Xerox at the time, and my office was in Woodland Hills. The quake tipped over 300-400lbs printers/copiers.....moved a 300lbs scanner unit 20 feet.

Also in bed at the time when it hit.....woke up and said to myself "wow, this is a good one." And then it kept going, got stronger, and I said "Crap....this is THE one!!!" Got out of the bed and into the doorway. Heard a couple things fall off the window sill. I can only imagine what the people in Northridge felt.

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#17573 - 08/19/03 02:54 AM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
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Yeah. I remember seeing the footage on TV, and thinking how lucky we were... the only damage we had was a picture frame that my dad stepped on. (we were in Redondo Beach).
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#17574 - 08/19/03 07:41 AM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
AdamP88 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
I vaguely remember the Northridge earthquake. If it hadn't been for Peter shaking me awake and telling me to get in the hallway, I would've slept right through it.

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#17575 - 08/19/03 01:15 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I moved to LA 8 months after Northridge, so I missed it. I've felt a few quakes since I've moved here, and must say, coming from a part of the country that doesn't have them (Maine) - it's truly unnerving. You grow up with the basic knowledge that the ground is the ground and it doesn't move. When it starts shaking on it's own, it's a really helpless feeling. Over the past nine years, I've finally gotten to the point where it doesn't freak me too much anymore, but then again, I've not felt anything like Northridge yet either.

As far as the weather in the Norhteast...it SUCKS. You have about 2-3 months of enjoyable weather each year. The rest of the year simply bites. Freezing cold from Dec-Mar (with snow starting as early as November, and lasting as late as April routinely). Then from late June - late August it's high 80's-100 with humidity you can drink with a straw. Sucks, sucks, sucks.... I'll take a little ground rumbling over that anyday.

72 and sunny - EVERYDAY.

Yeah SoCal!


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#17576 - 08/19/03 03:24 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
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Registered: 10/21/02
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Snow is good. You just need something or someone to warm you up afterwards.
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#17577 - 08/19/03 06:40 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Yeah...I like the snow and the changing seasons...the humidity I could do without though.

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#17578 - 08/19/03 06:52 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
"(we were in Redondo Beach)"
I was in Hermosa Beach at the time.

For those of you that don't know the LA beaches...Hermosa is the next beach north of Redondo.

Hey...we are only two hours or less from snow.

Where can you you ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon?


Edited by curtis (08/19/03 06:54 PM)

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#17579 - 08/19/03 07:05 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
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I can surf any time of day or year I like.... Oh, you mean the wet kind of surfing?
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#17580 - 08/19/03 07:57 PM Re: I got hit by the blackout...Did you?
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Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 737
Loc: Scottsdale, Arizona
It appears Brahma is punishing me for teasing those in the East. A major pipeline has been severed, restricting the flow of gas into Phoenix. The net result is that 1 in 5 stations or so are out of gas and the few that are open have hour long lines and a price that has jumped $0.40 in a week.

Bugger.

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