Yup, sure did. Both me and Mr Glenn did. Maxx didn't so much as flinch. But the inital hit was more powerful and landed like a THUD rather than the more rolling ones I am used to. Our house is about 10 miles south directly on the fault (Hayward). Neato.
I can't imagine getting to the Pearly Gates and having to explain to St. Peter that I died on the crapper!
Glad you're okay. :)
Thanks. But this was really a very small one, so I escaped from my bathroom unharmed. No structural damage, probably even at the epicenter.
When we had a pretty decent earthquake up here my mom was in the shower!
OMFG!!! My girlfriend was on the toilet too! I was gonna mess with her, and I paused part-way down the spiral staircase because I sensed something. Then... bam. We're not so far away from you in Oaktown, bootyville.
I didn't feel it, and that's no surprise looking at the map
Sometimes I thought I felt a tremor... but it usually is Camp Pendleton doing something. ;)
By a strange coincidence, the thought that went through my head when I felt it was, "Geez, I hope the Big One doesn't hit while I'm on the toilet and stuck at work." O.o
You had an earthquake?! I must say, you're taking it very well. Australia is geologically very stable so earthquakes are a rarity and in fact unheard of in Brisbane, so I'd be practically in a state of shock.
I've never felt an earthquake in my entire life! Completely unheard of in Texas.
Whatever that map means (seriously, why doesn't it say what the colors mean?), it doesn't change the fact that I've never felt an earthquake here in Texas.
It pretty much sez that there are faults in texas -- and we're not just talking ectonic plates either. ;) Seriously though, Texas has the potential of earthquakes based on the natural plate formations that cause the Gulf of Mexico to be formed.
'errr... make that: tectonic plates.
It was really a very small one. It takes, like, a 5.5 to really get Californians' attention.
With one this size, even so close to the house, you don't feel too much. This one had a hard initial hit, then just a few seconds of mild shaking behind it.
I'd say the initial hit was about like a truck had accidentally backed into a wall on the far end of the building. It was a thud and caused the windows and medicine cabinet to rattle. But that was it. Certainly no structural damage.
That's about what it was like when the BP plant in Texas City blew up in 2005. The plant was about 35 miles away from my house, and I heard a "thud" from the wall, as if someone had thrown a large tree branch against the side of the house.
So I guess that's the closest I've come to experiencing anything like an earthquake.
That's probably pretty similar to the initial shockwave. I was in Stockton once and a metal foundry had an explosion. Felt about the same. Just follow that initial bang with some mild, irregular shaking. See? You're not missing out on anything.
Takes a serious quake for me to notice. I can only recall 3 that I've ever felt.
Wow, another event tonight. That makes two in the same location within a few days of each other and four along the same faultline (two being aftershocks). That faultline is definatley moving right now.
2.2 2006/12/22 23:11:47 37.856N 122.237W 8.7 4 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Berkeley, CA
3.7 2006/12/22 22:49:57 37.861N 122.237W 10.0 4 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Berkeley, CA
2.2 2006/12/21 00:55:40 37.856N 122.235W 8.8 4 km ( 2 mi) N of Piedmont, CA
3.7 2006/12/20 19:12:28 37.860N 122.237W 9.0 4 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Berkeley, CA
It's not the faultline that I am worried about, and I don't think that these quakes are enough of a cause for the San Andres fault to be affected by the movements. Then again, I'm not a seismologist or oceanographer, so I cannot be certain that any of this means much.
This time I felt a small pre-shake before the main hit and mentioned it to my girlfriend as we were sitting in the living room talking. No toilet tomfoolery for us this time. Hehe.