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By santeewelding ·
When it began, it began with a quease-inducing up and down and back and forth. As it intensified, the bay doors began to rattle. Then, really rattle.

"This is it," I thought.

The door out through a block wall is a bare arm's length and a half to the left of where I type. But, it was double-locked. It would take a moment of focus to unlock and open as the shaking grew more violent, the block wall most likely the first to catastrophically fail.

So I scooted my chair directly back while dismounting and slid under my other desk. This being a welding shop, I built the desk. The desk is designed to support two eighteen-wheel tractors piled on top of each other in static load.

Haven't found out yet about dynamic load.

Figured this time, I would.

I've been in Southern California since 1961. This is the closest I've been to something that big.

As it was, a small aluminum shim under my credenza was dislodged and hit my forehead. As soon as I recover, I will file with FEMA.

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Picking up reports

by Michael Jay In reply to Quake

that it was over 7.2 hang tough Santee.

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hang in there santee

by .Martin. In reply to Quake

we all know you will

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Wow - quite a few of those, eh?

by seanferd In reply to Quake

This one seems like yours:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ci/14607652/us/index.html


but there is quite a list of smaller ones in the same vicinity.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

Please stay under the desk until the ride comes to a complete stop.

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Heartened.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Quake
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Start of QUAKE SEASON!!!

by Dr Dij In reply to Quake

we just finished up flood season, which came after fire season.

Quake season will be followed by riot season, and then fire season again.

Santee -
you may have caused this by working on sunday. (easter sunday too). Regardless of your religious preferences, you should be scarfing jelly beans and chocolate rabbits, to honor the easter bunny's negative rabit test I think (ask homer simpson?)

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Is that what is was?

by santeewelding In reply to Start of QUAKE SEASON!!!

A matter of not marking it on the analog calendar hanging by my desk?

I will see to this.

Once "quake season" is properly logged into the little boxes, I will have control over these matters.

Meantime, I drop my pants, bend over, and probitively kiss my *** good-bye.

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Is there an increase in man-made Global Quaking?

by drowningnotwaving In reply to Quake

So difficult to keep up in these testing times.

Very glad to hear the desk wasn't yet put to the test. At least, not yet in the quakabilty fashion :)

"A desk designed to support two eighteen wheel tractors in static load"? And to think I struggle just to fit the stapler and tissue box. Sometimes I feel so decidedly suburban ...

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RE: As it was, a small aluminum shim

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Quake

You need a good lawyer to sue the person who is responsible for your injury.

Those Aluminum Shims can be lethal so you need to jump hard and quickly on the person who left it lying around and didn't fit it to the device it belongs in.

Now do you need a Engineer to design a proper wall support? :0

Good to hear that it was nothing more than a bit of a shake to you though.

Col

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My inlaws

by JamesRL In reply to Quake

Live in LA County, in the hills.

They had a granfather clock fall on its face and a few things fall off some shelves.

Compared to fire season, they feel lucky.

James

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Tip over and capsize. . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Quake

.... I'm glad you did not.

(A little Yoda sentence structure, there.)

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