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Shake it baby!

Jolted awake this morning. Magnitude 5.6 (preliminary) near Anza, CA, less than 50 miles away. It was a very short event; I wasn't even sure it had been an earthquake until I turned on the radio.

If you live in Southern California, fill out the USGS Did You Feel It? form, even if you didn't feel anything.



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Jun. 12th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
It was definitely more powerful here, vene felt something moments before it hit. Sudden powerful jolt with at least 10-12 seconds of shaking that faded.

Gonna go fill out the report right now. I always do. Thanks for reminding us. I'm always interested in knowing how strong it was felt by the rest of the region. : ]
Jun. 12th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
I was asleep at the time. The initial jolt was enough to wake me up, and I heard stuff rattling, but it was over so quickly I didn't really have enough time to wake up enough to realize what was going on. I had to turn on the radio to confirm that it was actually a quake and not sonic boom/car accident/Pendelton firing range/etc.

After filling out the form, it gave a local Mercalli intensity of III. There are dozens of picture frames all over the house, none of which were knocked askew.
Jun. 12th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
damn....I'll trade you your 10 second earthquakes for one of my 3 day hurricanes. They're fun....really. *is a bad liar* o.0'
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