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Old July 4th, 2019, 10:59 PM
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well, that was fun. felt like I was riding in the back of an old truck going down a very bad road. afterwards for an hour or so could hear and feel it in the background too, like a very distant engine. actually getting used to the aftershocks, "eh there's another one". cat's totally weirded out now, acts all abused and ptsd'ed. helicopters overhead constantly, along with a number of high-flying jet aircraft that I assume are reconaissance. stopped by the local grocery store expecting a disaster, it was all spic-and-span, they said a grocery store disaster response team showed up with 30 supervisors (!) and several trucks and had the place cleaned up in half an hour.

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Im glad youre okay.

And its always nice when a plan comes together, even at the supermarket.
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How far were you from epicentre if you don’t mind me asking?

Also I’m not gonna lie - gonna use that description next time my players encounter an earthquake in any games I run. Was a really good description that was easy to envision.
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I've read nothing about this earthquake in the news...

In any case, glad you're OK (I hope there have been no casualties), and I agree with chipla about your description of how yo ufelt is worht to be used as narrative when playes endure a quacke...
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This one didn't really hit the news as it was centered far from population centers and didn't do a lot of damage.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqua...3183/executive
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Thanks for the info - there are quite a few Traveller fans in the LA area, and one of the board staff is in San Diego...

Tsunami.gov, a USGS eqarthquake and tsunami info site, currently says:

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Event Information
Earthquake
Location: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Magnitude: 6.5
Event Depth : 1 Mi.
Lat : 35.6 N
Lon : 117.4 W

Origin Time 7/4/2019, 10:33:48 AM
Edit note: I edited the thread title to include year and state
We don't time-delete threads, so... year and state makes for future-proofing.
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Supposedly it was felt in Phoenix but I didn't notice it up in central AZ.
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how far were you from the epicenter
not very, just up the road a piece.

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? it's all over drudge, the uk sun times is reporting it ... don't see how you can miss it.

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yeah, for a 6.4 expected quite a bit more damage but there wasn't much. some neighbors had their water heaters walked off their mounts, one guy had his garage full of restored cars burned down, and the local hospital found a few structural cracks and so prepped to evacuate all their patients - don't know if they did.

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it's pretty close. spent a number of years at sea and it was a bit like that only faster-swaying. the house was creaking quite a bit, heard a vast background rumbling, could hear the low-frequency sounds of the earth's bedrock shifting and banging around far below, had to assume a tripod stance and flex my knees to stay upright, but really wasn't that bad. if it had been much worse my house might have been damaged. later outside in my garden when an aftershock came through, the ground jumped all at once and the pots seemed to hop up a bit.

lots of after-shocks, all mild so far. the follow-on quake this morning woke me up, but I didn't bother to get out of bed, and fell back asleep immediately afterwards - guess I'm a california boy now.
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Supposedly it was felt in Phoenix but I didn't notice it up in central AZ.
I'm in the state and didn't feel it either...
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Supposedly it was felt in Phoenix but I didn't notice it up in central AZ.
Ditto for NV. I work graveyard so I was asleep when it happened, however my dogs & cat that sleep in the bed didn't freak out or wake me up either so it couldn't possibly have been as "bad" as many locals claimed --- we actually had some idiots griping on the news that their homes weren't destroyed. We truly do have some stupid people living here.
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