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Sat May 8, 2021, 09:10 PM

3.7 earthquake -- Hermosa Beach, CA, area.

Torrance — felt one strong jolt.

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Reply 3.7 earthquake -- Hermosa Beach, CA, area. (Original post)
Scottie Mom May 2021 OP
Iggo May 2021 #1
Scottie Mom May 2021 #2
Iggo May 2021 #3
Scottie Mom May 2021 #5
JI7 May 2021 #4
SoCalDavidS May 2021 #6
DBoon May 2021 #7
CaliforniaPeggy May 2021 #8
mvd May 2021 #9
CaliforniaPeggy May 2021 #10
aggiesal May 2021 #18
Upthevibe May 2021 #11
CaliforniaPeggy May 2021 #13
DFW May 2021 #12
CaliforniaPeggy May 2021 #14
DFW May 2021 #15
Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #16
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #17
Raine May 2021 #19

Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:14 PM

1. Didn't feel a thing in Whittier.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #1)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:18 PM

2. Just one, strong jolt. Not a rocker or a roller or a shaker.

Weird earthquake.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #2)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:21 PM

3. We had one of those a couple of years ago.

Basically right under us. BAM! and then nothing.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #3)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:31 PM

5. Exactly.

Texting with a gal pal who lives a few houses away. She and her hubby were not sure it was an earthquake.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:23 PM

4. I'm in HB right now and felt nothing.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:17 PM

6. Nothing Felt Here In South O.C.

Obviously it was quick. I usually feel them when they're above 3.5 and within 50 miles.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:27 PM

7. Thought I felt something in Hollywood

but wasn't sure

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:53 PM

8. I'm in Manhattan Beach, and I sure did feel it!

One fairly large jolt and a couple of little jiggles around that.

It was apparently about 3.6 on the Richter Scale and was about 14 km. deep.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:55 PM

9. Hi Peggy

Glad it wasn’t a bad one. Still must be nerve wracking! I have never been in an earthquake.

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Response to mvd (Reply #9)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:58 PM

10. My dear mvd! I've lived in CA since I was 13, and these little ones are not a problem!

You really get used to them and realize that nothing bad will happen.

I've been through a couple of big ones and those are a lot scarier.

Our earthquake building standards have gotten very rigorous and unless it's a huge quake right under the house, we will probably be OK.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:15 AM

18. I find that I don't feel it unless it's greater than 5.0 or ...

I'm sitting on the couch and the couch shakes. magnifying the shaking.

I was in San Francisco with the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit at 6.9 in 1989
My wife & I were driving home and we were on a cloverleaf off ramp, when it hit.
It felt like the earth was moving under the car that we though it was 4 flat tires.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:12 PM

11. CaliforniaPeggy....

I'm here in Redondo Beach and I totally felt it!

I would've guessed it was stronger on the Richter Scale. It felt pretty big to me although nothing fell off of the wall or shelves....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #11)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:14 PM

13. It did feel rather strong. And it wasn't particularly shallow.

Not sure why it felt the way it did.

I find earthquakes fascinating! Always loved geology too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:14 PM

12. I'm in Manhattan and didn't feel a thing

Must be farther from the beach than I thought..............

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:15 PM

14. Wrong coast, I think, my dear DFW!





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #14)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:19 PM

15. I KNEW there must have been an explanation...........

No tremors reported along the San New Jersey fault that I heard of.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:03 AM

16. I felt it in Culver City.

We've been getting a lot of jolts from the Newport-Inglewood Fault in recent years. This one felt a little like that. It could have been the same fault Our backyard patio looks like a jigsaw puzzle these days. LOL!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:05 AM

17. I thought a 3.7 was just under what most people would feel.

Clearly I'm wrong.

But then, I'm the person who slept through an even stronger aftershock of the Northridge earthquake in 1994.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 03:39 AM

19. I really felt it. It felt like a fist punched the back of my chair and I could feel

the floor vibrate also this quake had sound. 😳

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