You Might Be In California If………….

you’re in the shower wondering if you’re having a dizzy spell, but it turns out that it’s actually an earthquake.  Are there any other Californians out there that felt it?  Does anyone remember the “big quake” of 1989? 

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11 thoughts on “You Might Be In California If………….

  1. Oh Yes! We felt it. My husband asked me if I felt like we were still on the boat. Then he said, are you shaking your leg? Then he said, must be an earthquake. He said it just like you would say, have a nice day. Sure enough, he was right. But now my equilibrium is all off balance again due to the rolling of the house. I still feel dizzy.

    What a wierd feeling. Have a good one.

    I had that off balance feeling after being on an Amtrak train for 3 days when I was a teenager. It was pretty strange.

  2. Amazingly, I did not feel a thing. Perhaps we are too far northeast to have felt it. But I do remember the quake of 89. You and I were sitting on my bed folding laundry when the bed started rolling around. I thought it was you being silly. You calmly replied, “No, it’s an earthquake.” After that, we all ran out of the house, and I remember seeing our car jiggling in the driveway. That was the biggest temblor I have ever felt. The one in Yosemite earlier this year was probably the second biggest.

    Yes, I remember the quake of ’89. It happened so quickly, I didn’t even have time to think about being afraid. The walls were moving, the car was shaking, and then all of a sudden, it was over.

  3. I didn’t feel it. But Tuesday night after it happened I got a call from a friend of mine that lives in Marin asking we had felt it.

  4. Didn’t feel San Jose’s recent 5.6, but the worst earthquake I was in was in Seattle in February of 2001. I was on the 27th floor where I worked, and the building shook up and down then rolled. It was definitely scary going through that, but strangely afterward this “almost euphoric” feeling came over me—”Wow, I’ve been through an earthquake AND SURVIVED!” The earthquake was actually downgraded from an initial 7.1 to a 6.8. It was one of WA’s biggest ever! Most people don’t know that WA state (in particular Western WA), like CA, is earthquake country!

  5. Fire. Earthquakes. Tell me again what’s so great about California. LOL

    Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, visiting San Francisco, not having to deal with snowy winters but having the option to go to the snow if I want to and having my family out here. These are some of the things I like about California. The high mortgage payments are great too. LOL 😆

  6. I was too far away for this quake, but I think the last big one I felt was Northridge. (When the freeways fell, apartments collapsed…) We live about two hours from Northridge, but we felt it very strong here.

    In response to Helen, I live one hour from skiing, two hours from the beach, one and half hours from the giant redwoods, 2 hours from L.A., 4 hours from San Francisco and I have never been through a hurricane, tornado, or struck by lightning. Our little town can get hot in the summer, but with little humidity and, the winter usually never gets below 30 degrees. Living in the San Joaquin Valley keeps us away from the Santa Ana winds that bring about so many fires, and the earthquake fault lines are quite a distance from us. Having said all of that, I need to go knock on some wood. 🙂

  7. We felt it BIG! My husband and I were five minutes from being finished with our Bible Study at Jimmy and J.J.’s house, sitting around their kitchen table when it happened. We were in Hollister. I just grabbed onto the sides of the table and froze (that’s what I do when I’m scared). Everyone else jumped up and went out the front door. It was very long! It just kept going and going! It made me think of the the ’89 quake. I thought it was going to be big like that one. Thank God it wasn’t and no one was hurt. Whew!
    I still am so thankful I live in California. 🙂

    P.S. My husband and I were at the Giants game, sitting under the upper deck when the ’89 quake hit. Yep, I FREAKED OUT! Thought I was going to die 🙂

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