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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:34 PM
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Big, as in MONSTER favor from my fellow west coasties.
No jokes on that...last count or look... 5.6 on OK. it don't help.

To those of you in this...aftershocks are common...use the time to get a flashlight and closed shoes by your bed...can't stress this enough. Chiefly keep calm.

Tomorrow check home for cracks and all that. It's dark out there.

Just in case have things on high shelves that could fall on you, just in case, take them down.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:35 PM
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1. This is the latest and largest in a series over the last 24 hours -
Edited on Sat Nov-05-11 11:36 PM by hedgehog
let's hope that statement remains true!

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:37 PM
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4. Yes it looks like series
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:37 PM
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2. Kick and Rec! And don't forget pictures hanging on the walls --
especially over your bed!
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:37 PM
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3. Take down any heavy objects around your bed before you get in tonight.
I'm serious. Here in California, we have cloth hangings over the bed when possible.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:41 PM
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5. and heavy objects include anything that can tip over - like a tall dresser!
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:27 AM
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13. Even though I have mostly
lived in parts of the country unlikely to get earthquakes, I've been paranoid about anything on the walls above my bed, other than cloth. My fear isn't so much that an earthquake could shake something off and crashing down on me, but that I might not have affixed a picture firmly enough and it could just come loose and crash down anyway.

The only time I ever was in an earthquake, actually an early morning aftershock of the Northridge quake, I slept through it.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:42 PM
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6. And TVs speaking of things
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:44 PM
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7. I was just going to ask if flat screens on top of dressers should be taken
Edited on Sat Nov-05-11 11:47 PM by hedgehog
down for the night!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:46 PM
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8. Yup
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:58 PM
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10. Yeah, if you don't want the screen cracked
At least lay it flat over a towel or something on top of the dresser when you turn it off tonight.

Chances are this was it but you just never know.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:56 PM
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9. Ya know the tornado kit you have?
It's really a disaster kit. Earthquakes are part of that.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:13 AM
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11. Oh and Lincoln co reports significant damage
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 10:10 PM
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19. crack kills!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:15 AM
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12. ...
:thumbsup:
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:33 AM
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14. The flashlight and closed shoes by the bed is a great tip
If you smell gas, get yourself and your family out PRONTO. Call the gas company from outside.

If there are power lines down, assume they are energized and avoid them.

If at all possible, check on neighbors and friends.

You, your kids and your pets may have a delayed reaction in a couple of days - sleeplessness, etcetera. This is normal. Just take it easy on yourself.

-MV
Seattle native

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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:11 AM
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15. yes..
we always had the flashlight by the bed anbd shoes growing up. for any emergency.

thanks for all the great advice...sending good and calming vibes to all the DU peeps in that area too :grouphug:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:47 AM
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16. I wouldn't joke about an earthquake with anyone after
going though the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake. That was enough fear in one lifetime, thank you very much! Stay safe back there!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:12 PM
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17. Yup, but people did.
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 10:06 PM
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18. The main thing is to
always have a good stiff drink close at hand!
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