Jul. 29th, 2008
If this building's a rockin...  
meh...I've had worse shakes from lack of alcohol.

Chino Hills 5.8


/cue nonstop news footage of knocked over ketchup bottle

Mood: shaken, not stirred
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dirigibles: california republicdirigibles on July 29th, 2008 - 07:36 pm
Well, had it been a foreshock to a larger quake, windows could have popped out of the building, severely injuring or killing those outside. (We're in a 10-story building, but we're right next to a 30-story building). There were many injuries (and some deaths, I believe) in the '89 quake in SF attributed to falling glass.

If the building was built in the last 12 years or so,(like ours was) you're way safer staying inside unless there's evidence of damage, or other immediate danger. Even in older buildings, if you're in or around high-rises, you're better off staying inside.

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