[UPDATED with God's Motive:] 3.9 Earthquake Shakes OC

Categories: Breaking News
earthquake-image-square.jpg
UPDATE, APRIL 20, 11:20 A.M.: In addition to shaky stories, we should share with one another the reason God punished us with this earthquake--because as Pat Robertson will tell you, there can be no other reason for seismic activity than a vengeful deity. Gay marriage? The ACLU caravan coming to Santa Ana? "mississaugamovers" fucking with my comments? Let's open the floor to your ideas . . .

UPDATE, APRIL 23, 11:08 A.M.: The earthquake that shook Orange County--including my precious office--this morning registered 3.9 on the Richter Scale, the U.S. Geological Service reports.

It was centered 1 mile west of San Juan Capistrano, 3 miles southeast of Laguna Niguel and 14 miles southeast of Irvine, according to the agency, which adds it struck at 10:37 a.m. (See the time of my original post below).

Any of ya'll in South County got at shaky stories to tell? Leave 'em in our comments.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 23, 10:37:55 A.M.: The ground under my checkered Vans just rumbled and the light over my head shook, which means we just experienced an earthquake that was felt near John Wayne Airport, or I gotta lay off the Scotch and Red Bull for breakfast.

You will be filled in on the deets when they arrive.

Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!

My Voice Nation Help
36 comments
Mehdi Assem
Mehdi Assem

 Avril 2012 ni la fin de ce génocide en Syrie ni la fin d'israél ni lafin d'elqaida ni l'application de la charia islamique dans les paysarabes donc après ce boule de feu en Californie ce nuage vert a Moscou ces inondation en Arabie saoudite ces tempêtes solaire ces séismes etvolcans aux non musulmans de convertir a l'islam pour éviter l'enfer lafin du monde est arriver

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

 "Oh Well" - Fleetwood Mac

   I'm not a genius and never claimed to be. Have no idea what a solecism is but I could look it up on Wikipedia or the dictionary. = LOL.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

That's a pretty funny picture: A donut with a mouth on it. Need to show that to all of the criminal cops of the 80% percentile range.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

 That's a pretty funny picture: A donut with a mouth on it. Need to show that to all of the the criminal cops of the 80% percentile range.

Realtwhore
Realtwhore

"3.9 Earthquake Shakes OC"

According to the NAR, this earthquake can mean only ONE thing: "NOW'S THE BEST TIME TO BUY!"

Anonymous
Anonymous

My building in Aliso Viejo felt like a car slammed into it followed by shaking and vibrations.

Mehdi Assem
Mehdi Assem

Après ces séismes et ce boule de feu en Californie et cette tempête de neige a New York aux américains de convertir a l'islam immédiatement pour éviter un cataclysme en Usa  

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

I thought I felt it in Stanton, but I'll be damned if I do not feel quakes all the time! lol. 

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Why do these always happen when I'm in high-rise buildings?

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Hardly felt a friggin' thing in Dana Point. Lasted about three seconds. I thought the fat girl downstairs had maybe tripped over a table ...

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

oh and Matt Cheers on the checkered Vans. I used to have some of those. They were cool.

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

ANy issues at SONGS in San Onofre from this quake?

Cuatezon
Cuatezon

I'm off the 73 toll-road & La Paz in Laguna Hills, it was strong here I live in solid buildings and lasted about 20 seconds.  Seems like this was around a 4.5 or 5.0....

Roy Bauer
Roy Bauer

I just got done explaining to students Hobbes' view that, in the state of nature, the life of man is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" when that thing struck. Boy did we feel it here in Irvine. Maybe one second's worth, but quite strong.

Geminifairy45
Geminifairy45

I'm in North Laguna & I definitely felt it too. Started out slow & then a big rumble made me realize it wasn't the construsction workers down the road.

Teddygal_7
Teddygal_7

I just felt my whole house rock and shake for about 15 secs

Duke
Duke

End of the world? You're getting those wacky messages from the sky again, huh?

Duke
Duke

Good. We suggest you then look up another word with which you are obviously unfamilar: apology.

Duke
Duke

"... 80% percentile ..." Huh? And, uh, range of what?

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

 Hey Duke:

  80% percentile range means that 80 percent of all cops are criminals they violate the law/s while on duty and are getting paid for violating the law/s.

 The cities and counties are paying these people for - Breaking The What - "Breaking The Law" - Judas Priest.

 Do you need a college degree in order to get that through your skull to your brain cells.

Duke
Duke

Enquiring minds wanna know - did Mohamed/Muhammad/Mahehmet/Mamumbojumbo tell you personally that this was gonna happen? If so, just when was it you started hearing voices?

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Good to see it's not just Christian nutjobs who interpret natural events as (trumpets and drums here) The Hand of God ...

Bill T.
Bill T.

News indicates no effect.

Built to resist a 7.0, MANY times stronger than a 4, being an exponential scale.

Each increase by 1 in magnitude being about 31, so the difference in energy = about 31**3 (31 X 31 X 31), so a 7.0 would be just about 30,000 times as strong.

I'm not a physics major so I probably got some details wrong but qualitatively this is right.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

If only you'd just said, "And if I'm lying, may the ground under my feet ..."

Bill T.
Bill T.

You may have felt the arrivals of the two types of waves produced in earthquakes: "P" (pressure: compressional - faster) and "S" (shear: side-to-side - slower) (working from memory, largely right, corrections gratefully accepted).

They travel at different speeds through the crust and at some distance can be easily felt as two distinct sets of shaking.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Jack Grimshaw:  Apoligize for what? Not being paid for working! You'll get no apology from me for that comment Grimshaw.

Duke
Duke

The correct term is 80th percentile. "80% percentile" is a solecism.

Roy Bauer
Roy Bauer

Two or three times over the years, the Lord did come through with some lightning, thunder, or quakage during my skeptical lectures about God's existence. I always thank Him.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

That's MISTER Grimshaw to you, churlish_chimp ...

Now Trending

Anaheim Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Fashion

Loading...