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Oops - yes. S. CA. Center was Chino Hills but buildings shook in downtown LA and all the way south to San Diego and east to Las Vegas. It was probably the third biggest one I've felt - after Landers and Northridge (both hugely destructive).

Northridge was 6.7, this one was 5.8 - so that gives you some idea. Pretty strong.

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Northridge was 6.7, this one was 5.8 - so that gives you some idea. Pretty strong.
Richter scale is logarithmic. A 1.0 difference is 10x stronger. That means Northridge was roughly 10x stronger (and released 32x the amount of energy). Imagine what that one must have felt like...
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I remember years ago when we had an earthquake here in the Midwest near Milwaukee. Yeah, in Illinois/Wisconsin of all places! I had been yelling at my son to stop jumping around that he was making everything shake and he was like "it's not me"!! lol

Hope all goes well for everyone in Cali.

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Richter scale is logarithmic. A 1.0 difference is 10x stronger. That means Northridge was roughly 10x stronger (and released 32x the amount of energy). Imagine what that one must have felt like...

Right - and I don't believe the richter scale takes into account how far down the earthquake really was (but I could be wrong). This one was 7 miles and would have been much more disturbing closer to the surface of the earth.

I lived 40 miles from the epicenter of Northridge - and I hope I never have to experience anything like that again!

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We just had a 5.8 earthquake centered about 14 miles from here. Lasted what seemed like forever - the news says 20 seconds. Keep your fingers crossed a bigger one isn't coming!

So glad to hear you are fine, I know how scary earthquakes can be. I experienced the BIG ONE in San Francisco in 1989. Ended up having to abandon my car on the bay bridge,(part of the bridge had collapsed), and had to walk back to SF. Took me hours to get home that day, very scary! No cell phone back then to check on anyone, and all the regular phones stopped working. I was very lucky that day. I was born and raised in Cali, but never really have gotten used to them shakers!!

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Got a call from a co-worker who happens to be down in San Bernadino county immediately after it happened- the health facility she was at had emptied their facility and had people lying in the streets per their county disaster protocol. Have to say the news was right on it-had to google the richter and it was aleady posted minutes after the quake.

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