# earthquakes are fun!!!

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• 01-28-2002
tim545666
earthquakes are fun!!!
We just had an earthquake like 2 minutes ago, it was pretty big (not like the Northridge one, but it was shakin the house). Just wanted to post somehting about it. It scared the .......... out of me!
• 01-28-2002
doubleanti
yeah! and rolah coastahs!
• 01-28-2002
tim545666
I was about 7 miles from the epicenter, the original quake was a 4.1, the first aftershock was a 3.9, and there shld be some more comin pretty soon. It is fun, the ground starts to shake and u stand up and it feels funny :D
• 01-28-2002
doubleanti
i like yoru sig. hehe... oh and isn't it cool that the richter scale is logarithmic? fun math for math freaks... :)
• 01-28-2002
tim545666
What the hell does logarithmic mean? I am pretty good at math (although I hate most of it), but I am only a sophomore in high school, should I know what that means by now?
• 01-29-2002
DISGUISED
OH man I remember my first quake. I was about 8 living in a suburb of L.A. It was early morning and we were getting ready to go to school. I was watching Good Morning America with my mom ( which was filmed in L.A at the time..still might be ..who knows) and we actually saw the quake hit them on T.V first ...about 15 seconds later it hit us. Let's just say the first time for a young kid was not fun LoL ...but you get used to em...I guess :D
• 01-29-2002
Magos
Quote:

Originally posted by tim545666
What the hell does logarithmic mean? I am pretty good at math (although I hate most of it), but I am only a sophomore in high school, should I know what that means by now?
A logarithm is more or less the opposite to an exponent.
Code:

```ln a = b      <-->  a = e^b lg a = b      <-->  a = 10^b log(c) a = b  <-->  a = c^b ln = log(e) lg = log(10)```
• 01-29-2002
Hillbillie
A couple of months ago, we actually had some tremors. It was like a 3 on that one scale. (Sorry, but I'm from Arkansas; I don't know if a 3 is big or not.) It was on the news because...we are in Arkansas - we don't get many earthquakes down here. ;)
• 01-29-2002
Govtcheez
To explain Magos' (ahem) explanation a little further, that basically means a 4 is 10X as powerful as a 3, which is 10X as powerful as a 2, etc....

We got one in MI about 5-6 years ago... It was like a 1.5 or so. Didn't do any damage, but sure scared the crap out of a lot of people, since mid-Michigan's never had one as far back as history's recorded here.
• 01-29-2002
compjinx
I was in seattle during that 6.8 one(or was it 5.8?).
• 01-29-2002
compjinx
my first thought was to grab the computer and run out of the house but then I decided that it would take to long to unplug it so I just ran under a door frame.
• 01-29-2002
tim545666
Quote:

It was like a 3 on that one scale. (Sorry, but I'm from Arkansas; I don't know if a 3 is big or not.)
To my standards, that's pretty small, at least to the monsters we get out here. The one we had last night was a 4.2, but it seemed pretty big to me because I was real close to it. It is sorta interesting: the earthquake expert said that it was an aftershock from the Northridge quake (which was somewhere in the range of 92-95, i forgot).
• 01-29-2002
gnu-ehacks
LoL, I live in San Francisco...We sometimes get little quakes...They are fun, but the big 14 second ones really suck...That's when people tend to die...
• 01-29-2002
tim545666
Yeah but it's all good when no one gets hurt and no real damage is done (as in this quake)
• 02-01-2002
hk_mp5kpdw
I was living in the San Fran area back when that big one hit. Was it 1989? I can't remember. Prior to that I lived in Southern California and was quite used to the occasional tremor. When the San Fran one hit, I barely payed much attention to it but it scared the hell out of my sister.
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