Experience An Earthquake

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Survived my first earthquake this morning. It was a very minor one, probably just tremors, but I felt it! It happened at 7:05am, I was sitting on my bed when it stated to vibrate and shake, the wooden frame stated creaking and popping. The item hanging on my wall (barritt-Service planet find er, 1920) started to audibly tap the wall. I also heard the China cabnit wood creak across the room. The two cats did nothing, they looked around buy acted normal. At first I thought it was a really really big truck in the apartment complex parking lot, but it became too strong. It lasted maybe a whole 5 seconds, but it was long enough to feel it and grab my attention. Waiting on details about the quake to come down. From what I gather it was a 5.6 magnitude at the epicenter in Pawnee, OK. It's currently the strongest quake ever in Oklahoma. I haven't heard anything about anyone getting hurt, but there was a report of a building collapse.

SalocinTEN SalocinTEN

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In my office building where I worked, there was an earthquake in Indonesia.

So the tremors came over and shook the building.

Others ran out of the building. I told me colleagues to stay put as the shaking is quite concerning but not entirely bad.


sleepycat1993 sleepycat1993

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Survived the massive earthquakes in Beijing at70's 

 


fudgelette fudgelette

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Me and my friends were all sitting on the beach. Relaxing. Then I feel this shake, like someone stomped right next to me. Everyone was like, "Did you feel that?" It happened 2 more times.Luckily it was far away from my town. Still it was a shocking experience 


Arken1991 Arken1991

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The Earthquake in August of 2011. I was laying on the couch while my gf played TF2, also on the couch, when I noticed it was shaking. I thought it was her shaking her leg or something, but then she asked me if I was shaking the couch. Turns out it was an earthquake and the whole house trembled for a few seconds.


katecollinsXLI katecollinsXLI

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5.8 magnitude


unique_pryncess unique_pryncess

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Don't know if it really counts, since I didn't even know there was an earthquake- I was in an elevator when it hit, and it was only a 2.1 anyways, while we were in San Francisco. It wasn't until we saw it on the news that we found out we'd experienced an earthquake. Though, to be honest, we all had more important things on our minds- such as a low life stealing my mum's purse on the public transport system and my family having to cancel all their cards and try to get them reissued in a foreign country just before the holidays, otherwise our entire American holiday was going to have to be cancelled. Bloody lowlife. Still, I was there for an earthquake, even if it was a minor one that I didn't even notice thanks to a combo of the low life and the elevator. Still, it is quite a story to tell people.


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Back when I was younger I would see earthquakes on TV. Most of the ones that are only featured on the televison are devastating but I'm wanting to experience one. I always thought living in Oklahoma I would never experience one without taking a trip to California and hope I feel one.

 

One late night in fall of 2011, It was about two in the morning. I was watching a televison show and all the sudden I feel my bed rumbling. Not too much to shake things of the wall, but it was enough like there was someone under my bed shaking it. I woke my parents and told them what happened and they didn't think much of it. I looked online and saw it was recrorded. I think it was around a 4.5. I was happy to be apart of the "I felt it" link. The next day we were watching a college football game and soon after the game about 11pm at night everything started moving, the earth was making a grumbling sound, and my mother shouted what's going on?! and I said earthquake. I knew it once I heard that rumbling noise something strange was going on. Facebook blew up about it. Everyone in the OKC metro felt the quake. It was recorded as a 5.6. That night I kept my dog in my room, closely monitoring him. You know what they say, pets can predict earthquakes minutes before it happens.. I wanted to see if it was true. ;-) I'm now always checking up on recent quake activity in the OKC metro. There is on average about 3 a week but nothing I've felt. I would love to experience it again. Nothing terrifying about the quakes.. :-)


sokartes sokartes

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that was 23 november istanbul earhquake.


VThana VThana

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Summer of 2011 when I was at work and on the phone with a customer. It was a really mild one, but I stopped talking for the couple of minutes that it lasted, the customer was in Vancouver and was not impressed when I didn't respond to her immediately. In my head, I was yelling "Woman, I'm experiencing an earthquake for the first time!!". 


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It was a very small one, but I think it counts!


MadWomanAdventures MadWomanAdventures

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Everyone always say they felt an earthquake. I was always the person thats too wraped up in what I'm doing to ever notice. 

Except the summer of 2010. I get scared just thinking about it!!

I was working in a government building on the 14th floor. I was just sitting in my cubicle minding my own business. Then all of a sudden things start shaking and pictures are falling off the walls and to be honest, I was terrified. I didn't know what was happening and I thought the building was going to collapse.

All I could think was  "Oh my god, I am going to die, my life is over". 

Now, that sounds a bit dramatic. I was shaking so much when it was over that my boss sent me home for the rest of the day!

(I know! I'm a big baby!!)


mimmz mimmz

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Only a small one, but it counts!

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Having lunch at the top of a skyscraper in Tokyo, when the entire building started to sway. The crowded tables fell silent for a moment or two as our soup lapped the rim of the bowl, and for a moment or two I wonders what on earth was going on. As the earth settled down, the people breathed a sigh of relief and started to talk again. And I realised I'd just lived through my first little earthquake :)


RevSusi RevSusi

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This was the last earthquake I experienced, and I remember it because I was teaching in a 'temporary' classroom in San Jose.  We were supposed to get the kids out and then go back and check the room.  Not likely!  It was easy enough to get everybody outside into the playground, but not safe to go back in.  This was one of those earthquakes that moves in two directions at once, like a wave going east-west and one going north-south at the same time, and of course, up-down too.  I was in a wooden structure, so not too much damage to the building and the windows didn't break, luckily.

I borrowed this goal from someone else, because it reminded me of a number of earthquakes in San Francisco and the Bay Area.  Everybody who has lived there for any length of time has felt the ground move under their feet, and usually there's not too much damage.  But it's only a matter of time until a big one comes, complete with tsunami.  We've been lucky.


Christiehannah Christiehannah

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I was about 12 or 13, when i was woken in the middle of the night... we didn't think much of it, until the next day in Geography, when the whole class was in uproar about it. It was only tiny, but regardless, a rarity for Britain!


DaniB703 DaniB703

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First Earthquake was while I was at work in Stafford, VA in August of 2011. I actually had some damage to my apartment (broken centerpiece and cracks in the wall). The Washington Monument was actually damaged as well. Second Earthquake was while I was atop a satellite dish in Guam in June of 2012.


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think it was during the 2009 sumatra earthquakes. was at school and all of a sudden the whole world felt like it was shaking.


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4 a.m., half asleep, shaken awake. It was a small one and I was half-asleep but still.. better than nothing. Still waiting for a big one someday.


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Twice in Zante in 2006


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