SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

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    SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    Where were you when??

    This is my first earthquake on the second story. We are in Fullerton, pretty close to the epicenter. We are all alive,

    How is everyone???

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    glad you're ok!!! just heard about it!

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    don't you love California!! they are saying 5.8 im glad you are alright... as good as you are I bet you didn't even miss a stitch!!8)

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    ha, you are tooo funny! Yes, so far they are not reporting any damage anywhere,
    except for pictures off the wall and cupboards opening.

    Yet another reason to "get outta dodge" huh?

    I won't forget Indiana,

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    I was driving at the time and didn't feel it but I heard that some buildings close to the epicenter experience gas lines leaking so check yours if you're in close proximity.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    I am glad that y'all are all right!!

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    hm, thanks for the tip, we have the management walking around.

    We will keep our eyes and ears open.


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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    We don't get much of that action this side of the pond... But glad folks are ok.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    California's Island-ification -- 22% complete.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    yeah, time to invest in the ocean front property in Nevada, LOL

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    we felt it here in my office

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    wow, even that far north?

    it shook for a long time too, at least it felt that way on the second story

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    What a ride; up, down, up, down, side to side, and repeat. We're about 10 miles from the Chino epicenter and felt it pretty good too. I was on an early lunch and the whole restaurant shook, but nothing broke thankfully.

    It looks like Chino broke some water lines and it's starting to build up on some streets and intersections. Nothing we can't handle.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    One thing I don't miss from my days in CA... Remember waking up from one when I was a kid and seeing all the dishes and pantry items all over the kitchen floor once! That wasn't much fun to clean up.. though my Mom did get some nice new dishes.

    Glad everyone is okay!

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    It woke us up this morning! It was my first earthquake, I'm living in SoCal for the rest of the month.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    Never had it in my neck of the woods...still, am glad you're okay Debbi.

    Stay safe.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    Deb and everyone,
    It is good to read you guys are OK
    Have there been any after shocks????

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    The quake struck while I was taking the bar exam. Nobody really budged. We all just kept writing...so it was an interesting first day of the bar exam to say the least. Two more days to go! Hopefully no more earthquakes tomorrow or thursday.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    Sorry I was on tattooine taking care of some business so I didnt feel anything.

    But seriously, I didnt feel anything. Hope everything up north is alright and nobody is hurt.

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    It really was an interesting day. By the end of the day we were laughing about it. My boss told me her official position is jump over the balcony from our second story and aim for a car. It beats dying in a building, should it ever get that bad. I told her, I will take my chance and go down with the ship if necessary. I ain't jumpin'

    It was a wild ride!!

    I am very glad no one was seriously injured and no serious losses.!!

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    I heard about the quake yesterday, but I didn't hear where it actually took place. I had no idea it was so close to you. I am relieved to see this thread saying you guys are OK!!!! Good to see you still have power and internet too, so you can keep in touch with your peeps!

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    Re: SHAKE AND BAKE, don't you love living in So Cal???

    It was felt widespread, but no big damage or injuries. Everyone here is calling this a drill.

    We need to get prepared. Check this out..... This is very informative....

    Some of you may have already read this but READ IT AGAIN!!



    EXTRACT FROM DOUG COPP'S ARTICLE ON THE: "TRIANGLE OF LIFE"

    My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the
    American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced
    rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an
    earthquake.

    I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams
    from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a
    member of many rescue teams from many countries.

    I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I
    have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for
    simultaneous disasters.

    The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City
    during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child
    was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by
    lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary
    and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn't at the time
    know that the children were told to hide under something.

    Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings
    falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving
    a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the "triangle of
    life" The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the
    object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that
    the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next
    time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the "triangles"
    you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see,
    in a collapsed building.

    TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

    1) Most everyone who simply "ducks and covers" WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are
    crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

    2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position.
    You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct.
    You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa,
    next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void
    next to it.

    3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during
    an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake.
    If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created.
    Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick
    buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many
    injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

    4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply
    roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve
    a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, sim ply by posting a sign on The
    back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor,
    next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake

    5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out
    the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to
    a sofa, or large chair.

    6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is
    killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or
    backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls
    sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will
    be killed!

    7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different "moment of
    frequency" (they swing separately from the main part of the building).
    The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each
    other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who
    get on stairs before the y fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly
    mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the
    stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if
    the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when
    overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety,
    even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

    8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible
    - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than
    the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the
    building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

    9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls
    in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened
    with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of
    the San Francisco earthqua ke all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were
    all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or
    lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they
    had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the
    crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that
    had columns fall directly across them.

    10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices
    and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact.
    Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

    Spread the word and save someone's life... The Entire world is
    experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

    "We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly"

    In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be
    correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul , University of
    Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical,
    scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten
    mannequins did "duck and cover," and ten mannequins I used in my
    "triangle of life" survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse
    we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document
    the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under
    directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse,
    showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck
    and cover.

    There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using
    my method of the "triangle of life." This film has been seen by millions
    of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen
    in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV

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