WHOA NELLY!!! Anybody else rock and roll to that 6.9 just now?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I was sitting in a chair with wheels and it felt like my chair was slowly and gently rolling. But I wasn't really moving. Then I started wondering if my heart was pounding again, and making the chair move. But my heart was fine, and the chair still felt like it was moving. Then I looked over at the chandelier, and it confirmed what I was feeling. This thing lasted at least a minute. When it didn't stop after about 30 seconds, we all got up and went out to the back yard, and we STILL felt the rolling.

    Turns out it was a 6.9 about 108 miles SE of Tijuana, Mexico... I'm sure DazedandConfused had to have felt it.... Check in when you can!
  2. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    I just posted on your FB, CNN is reporting it. Thought of you right away. I don't know where D&C lives, hope she's ok.
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    The rolling didn't make it up here...we just turned on CNN.

    Glad you guys are all right!
  4. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    I posted on my FB that I just felt a earthquake...but I didn't check out to see where it was centered.

    I was working on a school project and then whoaaaaa! Swaying and and gentle shaking....it lasted a long time too.

    We're good here. I hope not too much damage or injuries.
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    She's about 100 miles east of me, and closer to the epicenter.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I'm thinking that the shanty-towns in TJ have to be a mess... and the cinder-block homes... yikes. I hope they didn't have too much damage or injuries.
  7. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Just what impoverished people need, more pain! Like Haiti.
  8. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    I was sitting at my desk in the living room and went whoa, earthqauake - Syd in the next room, the den, was standing up and asked me where, because he thought I was working issuing my earthquake policies LOL. After a second or two the bird started freaking out the the house started to roll. I could tell by the sound and the motion is wasn't too close - during Northridge, the house didn't move but the sound of rumbling we knew something bad was happening somewhere.

    We are so due for a major one :

  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I remember the Northridge quake - very scary and somewhat bewildering. It's like an out of body experience. I'm so glad you guys are okay!

  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    According to the news the quake has been upgraded to a 7.2.

    Wow. Glad no one was hurt.
  11. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Didn't feel a thing over here...

    Glad you guys are OK.

    Marg (plus Marg's Man - I just went out and told him, he's home today, public holiday).
  12. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :rofl: I just remembered my earthquake insurance premium is due on the 10th... so I promptly paid it online today!!!
  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Gosh, I'm glad you're all checking in.

    Funny you should describe it like that. When I was 12, I was at my grandmother's house in Santa Monica and experienced my first earthquake. At first I thought I was overly hungry. Then I thought I had the flu. Then I thought it was an airplane, but there was no noise. Not even birds through the window. Then I saw the chandelier swinging.
    One of those things you never forget.
    Take care.
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    I feel the earth move.......under mah feet.....I feel the sky tumbling down.....a tumbling down....lalallaalah something

    Whenever you're aroundddddddddd .......

    So glad you are okay.....Could have had scrambled eggs....NOT good
  15. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :rofl: Scrambled eggs... HA! Doncha know, we hard boil 'em for Easter!
  16. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    They're served hardboiled and mixed with salt water for Passover as well. The eggs symbolize new life (Passover likely had its origins in a spring planting festival), and the salt water symbolizes shed tears. We also serve eggs at the gatherings or "onegs" after funerals because of the symbolism of new life.