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Blog entry by Blake posted 10-31-2007 05:15 AM 1490 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Just felt a SIGNIFICANT earthquake about one minute ago!

-- Happy woodworking!

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 10-31-2007 05:19 AM

Good luck ! I was there when the bay bridge collapsed. I hope you all are well.

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#2 posted 10-31-2007 05:21 AM

Still typing. So you are safe. here’s hoping all others are also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-31-2007 05:24 AM

5.x earthquake in the San Jose Area according to the news. Did not feel anything up here. Could feel the one when the bay bridge collapsed up here.

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#4 posted 10-31-2007 05:25 AM

Looks like it was a 5.6 located about 5 miles NNE of Alum Rock, CA.

Nothing shook off the shelves here but it lasted for about 10 or 15 seconds (a long time for an earthquake, try counting it out!)

It must have been a lot worse in the South Bay Area. Did anyone else feel it? WayneC?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 10-31-2007 05:28 AM

Nothing in OZ! LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 10-31-2007 05:30 AM

I’m in Central Valley California, felt it with some good movement. lost one thing off the shelf, wasn’t very secure to begin with.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#7 posted 10-31-2007 05:36 AM

Nils is the closest LJ on the map to the epicenter. I just sent him a message. Hope he is ok. Anyone else get shaken up?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 10-31-2007 05:58 AM

Well, let’s see – you have earthquakes, mudslides, typhoons AND raging fires. And people say we are crazy to live in Louisiana because it’s below sea level. Seems like there are disasters lurking around the corner, no matter where you live. Hope all is well and nobody was injured during the quake.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 10-31-2007 06:22 AM

Version #1: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.
This is a computer-generated message. This event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.

A microearthquake occurred at 8:41:31 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
The magnitude 2.1 event occurred 8 km (5 miles) ENE of Alum Rock, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 5 miles).

This is what we know from theoutside looking in.
Hope you folks are O.K.
Magnitude 2.1 – duration magnitude (Md)
Time Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 8:41:31 PM (PDT)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 3:41:31 (UTC)
Distance from Alum Rock, CA – 8 km (5 miles) ENE (65 degrees)
San Jose City Hall, CA – 14 km (9 miles) ENE (64 degrees)
Milpitas, CA – 14 km (9 miles) ESE (108 degrees)
Seven Trees, CA – 15 km (9 miles) NE (34 degrees)

Coordinates 37 deg. 23.8 min. N (37.397N), 121 deg. 44.8 min. W (121.747W)
Depth 8.7 km (5.4 miles)
Location Quality Excellent
Location Quality Parameters Nst= 90, Nph= 90, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.05 sec, Erho=0.1 km, Erzz=0.3 km, Gp=36 degrees
Event ID# nc40204643
Additional Information 2-degree map
Google Earth KML (Requires Google Earth.)
Topo map centered at earthquake (This link takes you offsite.)
NCSN First Motion Mechanism 1
NCSN First Motion Mechanism 2

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#10 posted 10-31-2007 06:55 AM

Bob just rattles this stuff off the top of his head, too.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 10-31-2007 09:06 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of shake’n’bake. I’m glad everything is OK for you… but don’t complain for just one. :o) If I recall correctly we’ve got about 18 that I felt in the last year and a half!

But then, neither I can complain because the Kanto area (around Tokyo) has about 20 times more than the Kansai area where I live… We should ask our Polish LJ who spent 11 years living down there.

The only thing is that here, everything is prepared for and everybody is trained to improve their chances of survival when a big one arrives (and notice I didn’t say “if”.) How does that go in your region? Do you have special laws about building safety or training at schools?

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#12 posted 10-31-2007 11:43 AM

“shake and bake”...
scary stuff.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 10-31-2007 01:49 PM

Sounds like all is normal in California. Glad you’re OK, Blake.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 10-31-2007 02:05 PM

Unfortunately, The San Andreas fault is like a crack in a windshield….it going to keep moving till the whole Pacific coast falls in the ocean. That will suck if we don’t get hit by a meteor first, or a giant Tsunami wave swallows the east coast…..I gota stop watching the Discovery Channel


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#15 posted 10-31-2007 03:54 PM

I felt that too, more of a rolling than the usual jolt.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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