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February 22, 2002 11:49 AM   Subscribe

Southern California just had a good shake up An earthquake measuring 5.2 just hit there. Anybody have anymore details?
posted by Davezilla (24 comments total)

 
Hmmm...
posted by xiffix at 11:54 AM on February 22, 2002


What? Dave is responsible for these disasters because he posts them? =)

In answer, no, I don't have anymore details.
posted by SiW at 11:58 AM on February 22, 2002


Odd. I'm in SoCal, didn't feel a thing. Am I that desensitized to earthquakes now?
posted by eyeballkid at 12:00 PM on February 22, 2002


Looks likes the epicenter was in Mexico.
posted by terrapin at 12:02 PM on February 22, 2002


From the Associated Press
posted by FreezBoy at 12:03 PM on February 22, 2002


I got a phone call from a friend there right after it happened.

Don’t blame me for that extra entry. I used Post a Link like a good boy; I wasn’t on any pages.
posted by Davezilla at 12:05 PM on February 22, 2002


I'm near downtown Los Angeles and I didn't feel a thing.
posted by bingo at 12:06 PM on February 22, 2002


In San Diego, Didn't feel it. But a boyfriend of a person I work with felt it and called. Some folks in high rises felt it as well.

This is downtown San Diego.
posted by artlung at 12:09 PM on February 22, 2002


This is probably the doing of either OBL or Ken Lay.
posted by Sinner at 12:12 PM on February 22, 2002


5.5 is pretty weak. I'm in SD and didn't feel a thing. The local SD Union Tribune is reporting it as only a 3.4.
posted by afx114 at 12:23 PM on February 22, 2002


There were two according to the USGS. a 5.2 followed by a 3.4, same epicenter. Follow the original link. It's updated regularly.
posted by luriete at 12:28 PM on February 22, 2002


Also in SD. Also felt nothing.

5.5 is actually a pretty good jolt. There was one in October that was less than that, and it woke me up.
posted by LionIndex at 12:29 PM on February 22, 2002


A nice map of it.
posted by jeblis at 12:43 PM on February 22, 2002


I'm in Laguna Beach, and I felt it for sure. Other people here at work didn't, but it was a pretty steady, slow roll for about 15-20 seconds here.

Anybody know if Tijuana is still standing? I'm not sure that many buildings down there are up to seismic code.
posted by senorbunch at 1:08 PM on February 22, 2002


Even if you didn't feel anything, you should still report your experience and check out the intensity distribution maps
posted by stefanie at 1:20 PM on February 22, 2002


looks like just another small chapter in the LA-to SF journey. . .the epicenter is right on the fault line or group of fault lines that has created the Gulf of California and the San Andreas complex. . one day the land that LA is on will be north of the land now occupied by San Franciso. . .

The last chapter of Basin and Range has a very good explanation of it.
posted by Danf at 1:33 PM on February 22, 2002


In Calexico (USA/Mexico border town), all seems to be OK. There's no sign of structural damage from what I've been told, although I'm not certain about Mexicali, BC, Mexico.

I was frightened during the first few jolts, since its been quite a while since we've had anything quite like this. We've pretty much been waiting for "the big one" to hit and I thought for a few seconds this was going to be it.

Ironically, I didn't crawl under any desks or stand under any doorways. I just sat and observed everyone's reactions.

Also, MSNBC (television) gave some airtime to Calexico. Represent!
posted by labotsirc at 1:35 PM on February 22, 2002


looks like just another small chapter in the LA-to SF journey

I'm still looking into Lex Luthor's plan (Superman I) of buying up worthless desert in the hopes of it eventually becoming beachfront property...
posted by owillis at 1:58 PM on February 22, 2002


In honor of this seismic event (which I didn't feel in Orange County), I shall now listen to a Calexico CD.
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:20 PM on February 22, 2002


Even if you didn't feel anything, you should still report your experience

I should report my non-experience?
posted by bingo at 2:24 PM on February 22, 2002


The non-existence of an experience is not the same thing as the experience of non-existence. Or something.
posted by yesster at 2:36 PM on February 22, 2002


Did you note the odd behavior of the dog, Watson?
Why the dog did not even bark, Holmes.
Precisely.
posted by quercus at 3:13 PM on February 22, 2002


I'm still looking into Lex Luthor's plan (Superman I) of buying up worthless desert in the hopes of it eventually becoming beachfront property...
Will you make me your heir California boy? I'll even pay the death tax.
posted by thirteen at 3:37 PM on February 22, 2002


"I should report my non-experience?"

Seismologists might be as interested to know who didn't notice anything as they would be in those who did. It could help them pinpoint how far the tremors reached, and how they travel.

Here in Texas, the natural disaster of choice is tornado activity. Those things can touch down and take out the house right next door to ya yet leave you unscathed. Meteorologists use all kinds of data to observe patterns and attempt to predict how and where the next one's gonna hit. I'm assuming the same thing's being done with earthquakes, and the more data the better, even if you think the data's a non-experience.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:38 PM on February 22, 2002


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