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Have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Response Percent Votes
53% 361
46% 320
Total 681


Bobo Fleming 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes in Oxnard California in 1960. It wasn't too big a deal but the room did swing and sway. Our grade school was closed after it and I spent the rest of the school year in portable buildings.

ivalueamerica 7 years, 1 month ago

Several in California, but the worst was the 7.9 here in Peru in 2007. I saw a lot of death and destruction with that one, but not nearly on the level of what happened in Japan.

Jake Esau 7 years, 1 month ago

I was in school in Indiana for the one that hit in southern Illinois a few years ago... scared the crap out of a lot of us, but no damage.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, at Yellowstone when I was 20. It was a fairly strong one and I didn't like it at all. Eh, I don't care if I never experience another one again.

blindrabbit 7 years, 1 month ago

Many while living in California; was in Bremerton, Washington when 1964 Alaska earthquake hit. Shook up the Seattle area real well and caused a lot of beer to be lost when tanks ruptured at the Olympia brewery in Tumwater, Washington

Paris 7 years, 1 month ago

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hwarangdo 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, while visiting California in the late 1960's, and in 1966 (approx) right here in Kansas from a 3.2 quake near the New Madrid ...was on the second floor of a house and had just sat my pencil down on the desk to take a break when it rolled towards the edge of the desk, then rolled the other direction, and then reversed again and rolled completely off the desk onto the floor ... that's when I knew I'd done enough homework for the evening ... also personally know people who were in Sri Lanka in the tsunami/quake - they survived.

kernal 7 years, 1 month ago

While living in Southern California a half block from the beach in the mid '60's. In AZ we could feel earthquakes that hit Southern Cal and the water would splash out of the swimming pools.

sustainabilitysister 7 years, 1 month ago

Love it! Thanks for that little morning giggle.

Raiden 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, five in California, the worst being the Loma Prieta quake in 1989; the one that broke the Bay Bridge and caused the Nimitz freeway collapses. San Francisco and across the Bay were pitch black that night-it was surreal and disquieting. What happened in Japan was about 100 times worse and no one should be making jokes about this. Those people are truly suffering and until you've had the earth shake and twist around you, you cannot imagine the sort of fear it causes....particularly when all that fear is revisited with each aftershock for many subsequent hours. My sincere wishes to the Japanese people as they begin to recover.

Bill Lee 7 years, 1 month ago

Many times in class at UCLA in 65-66. I just learned to take it in stride when my desk shook. I've never experienced a big one.

loosecaboose 7 years, 1 month ago

Woke up on the floor in 1962 at my uncles house in LA, their dishes were broken and scattered all over the kitchen floor, but they said that it was not a bad one! Felt a small one in St. Louis in the late 1960's. Glad that was small, I was having my hair cut at the time.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 1 month ago

Prior to the explosion of Mt. St. Helens in Portland, OR, 1980.

kshusker 7 years, 1 month ago

Experienced several small ones while living in the Seattle area. My husband could sense them before they happened. It is a very unsettling experience and I can't even imagine what the Japanese are going through with all the aftershocks.

Crazy_Larry 7 years, 1 month ago

Only once...The 1992 Roermond earthquake; I was in Aschaffenburg Germany. It shook me awake at 3 in the morning. I remember going to the window and hearing car alarms going off across the city. No major damage where I was.

volunteer 7 years, 1 month ago

Spent a week with my Orange County cousin in the late 80's or early 90's. Early one summer morning the house started to vibrate and I heard a rumbling noise. Cuz walked into my bedroom with huge eyes and asked, "Did you feel that? We had an earthquake!"

I stayed in bed and replied, "Is that what it was? I thought it was a nearby trash truck."

Ignorance can be bliss on occasion. Like others who have posted, I have not been in a major one, knock on wood.

IndusRiver 7 years, 1 month ago

On the island of Okinawa; a long time ago in a land far away: Camp Boone. Knocked a framed print off the wall, and shook the dinner table.

Typhoons are pretty cool, too. Still love the other side of the world better than the side I'm on.

That reminds me, where is the JW Thought Police?? I think I'll go fishin'.

IndusRiver 7 years, 1 month ago

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