Earthquake in my town last night

@fannitia (2170)
Bulgaria
May 22, 2012 5:14pm CST
I couldn't believe it! I went to bed last night after I have started a discussion about the earthquake in Italy. At 3 o'clock in the morning I jumped out my bed as the room was shaking. It was a magnitude-5.8 quake, almost like the Italian. And the epicentre was 24 km from my town. I was not too scared because I remember a stronger one years ago. But many people spent the night outside and there were several aftershocks. Thanks God we don't have victims but some buildings were damaged. There has always been seismic activity in my country just like in Italy. But experts say that the two events are not related. So our Earth is rocking more and more often. Is this a sign for something?
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@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
23 May 12
Nowadays, we can forecast earthquake, storm, etc...so that people can avoid it. I have no experience of Earthquake yet however i can imagine how people scare with it. Did you heard about the earthquake forecast before it? Thanks God because there are not victims in that earthquake.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
23 May 12
Where does your information come from? If we could predict earthquakes then many lives would be saved. Unfortunately that is not the case yet.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Well, if there was a small possibility, I'm sure that the Japanese would have developed a forecasting system. But for the moment this is impossible. Oops! My room began to shake in this very moment! Yes, I know that it's not too strong but it's scary.
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@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
24 May 12
ya, it is a forecast, a prediction of when and how earthquake and storm coming so that sometime it is not totally exactly but we still have an information about it, isn't it?
@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
23 May 12
It seems that there´s more seismic activity lately, although part of our knowledge could be due to better communications. I live in a very seismic country and I have never conquered my fear for earthquakes. Last month came to my house a friend for mylot and we had 2 strong earthquakes during her stay. I was very much worried because it was a big responsability.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Marguicha, thanks for responding. I know that your country is not stable but is there a quite place on Earth now? I see also that you are strong in front of the disasters, like the Italians. Let's hope that the next part of the year will be better for you.
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@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
23 May 12
In this moment the only disaster I can foresee is the personal one I´ll have if the gastroenterologist does not do a colonoscopy I need soon. I´ve been waiting for 2 weeks now.
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
22 May 12
Hey, so about 2 weeks ago or so, we had a small 4.5 off the coast of Oregon. Then, they had one in Mexico. They are getting to be more common now, but it has to do with the plates where they are located. I guess we out here in the west coast live in a very bad quake zone. Sorry to hear that.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Codimac, thanks for your answer. Off the coast is OK, let's hope that you don't have a stronger one inland. But these plates are moving more and more. What should we await?
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
25 May 12
Looks like the "BIG ONE" is coming... But really it could be BAD!!! I just hope everyone is on high ground when the waves come crashing in.
• United States
22 May 12
wow that is a very scary thing to have to deal with. i am glad that you and everyone else it ok. i have never personally been thro an earthquake except about 6 months back we could feel the ground shake a tiny bit from an earthquake that was really far away. it was freaky. i have been thinking that all the things happening in the world is a sign for something. if its not a tornado its a hurricane or an earthwuake. you never know what might happen but sometimes i do wounder if this is a sign for something yet to come.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Crazzydolphin, I also wonder what is it about. Two earthquakes in the space of two days and experts say that there is no link between them. And the weather in both countries is too cold for this season. I have the impression that the disasters around the world become more frequent...
• United States
25 May 12
they do seem to be more frequent. not to mention there are already hurricanes forming and the season doesnt technically start until June 1st. last apil there was a tornado here in my area and that hasnt happened in a very long time atleast more than 24 years ago. we didnt even have a winter here. we had a few cold days but other than that we had warm weather. i like the warm weather but i do enjoy the snow to :) lol
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
23 May 12
Maybe it is a sign of something- there had been a lot of earthquakes lately.. It happened in our country 2 months ago- it wasn't that strong in our place, but there was an island that was hit strongest. Gd thing there was no tsunami.. it really made us panic since some guys were shouting tsunami.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Oh, no, tsunami is a horrible thing! At least now you have a better warning system and this can save many lives. I wish you to live without troubles of this kind.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
22 May 12
Well, in the northeastern United States, we had a fairly significant earthquake a few months ago, probably the first one I have ever felt here. The quake started in the Washington DC area and the shock waves were felt all the way up to New England and south to North Carolina. It was scary! The interesting thins was that my kids, who were outside, didn't feel anything, whereas my husband and I felt a significant tremor inside our house. I don't know if that is evidence that the Earth is experiencing more earthquakes altogether, but is certainly proof that the Northeast is not as "quiet" as we thought!
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Suzieqmom, maybe the Earth has really become more unstable. But the kids often don't feel quakes. A few people told me that their little kids didn't wake up when it struck here and the magnitude was almost 6.
@celticeagle (120600)
• Boise, Idaho
22 May 12
That is so scarey. I was watching a documentary about the earthquakes throughout history and the fault lines. I am in Idaho in the northern United States and found out on this show that there is another fault line that is due to erupt up around Seattle Washington which is in my area. It is just above the fault line in California. On up the coast. Scarey. Another earth quake could come any time hear. It has been many years and I guess they thing the area is due again soon.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Celticeagle, I know that major earthquakes occur quite often in California. I hope that the earth will stay calm in your area, but it's impossible to predict.
• United States
22 May 12
thats scarey i am so thankful i never had to go through an earthquake yet.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
I can only wish you to stay away from this. Yes, even if you escape unhurt it's scary.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
23 May 12
i hope everyone is okay. how is every one and everything after the earthquake. i hope nothing bad happens to all of us. let us just pray for our safety.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Cherish, let's hope for the best. A new quake struck just a few minutes ago. I'm alone in my apartment on the 4th floor and it was not fun at all,
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
23 May 12
OH you're having after shocks. i hope they arent that bad. we were having those too last time and it was a lot,. where are you from? what city?
@Blondie2222 (22756)
• United States
23 May 12
I am from the united states and last year we had a shock from an earth quake that happened in virginia. We don't ever get anything to major though. Everyone does keep predicting the world is going to end at some point maybe thats the sign of it? I hope not I hope that people just think it's a hoax and the world wont end i mean how could it? Hopefully the earthquakes stop for you guys for awhile and thank god there was no victims from it, its always a scary thing to live thru.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Hi, Blondie, thanks for your wishes. But for the moment it's not over It has just struck again, minutes ago. This time it was only a magnitude-4 aftershock but the people who suffered the worst damage are still very scared.
23 May 12
Earthquakes and other natural disasters are a sign of Judgement day, I think there's not many years left to go
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
I hope that I would not be here to see this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
23 May 12
Oh! I have only just seen this topic dear friend! I am concerned too because 21 hours have passed since you started it and you are not back yet to comment, which you always do. My thoughts are with you and I hope that there were no further tremors which might have caused you harm I am hoping that it is only connection problems that are keeping you away
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Thanks, MysD! I started this discussion late last night after coming back from work. And today I was busy too, until this hour. Some days I'm free but when I go to work, it's usually the whole day. I'm OK but as I was writing, just minutes ago, I felt another tremor. I think it was not so strong this time, I hope that there is no more damage anywhere. Take care!
• United States
23 May 12
No, don't be scared. It's our natural Earth, this isn't a sign for anything.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Maybe there is not a bad omen. But this is the third night after the first quake and the Earth is still shaking!
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
23 May 12
In last few years number of earthquakes and places of occurrence have increased in numbers than earlier period. Our scientist must apply a part of their brain and researches on this matter, while they are involved in to find whether neutrino can move faster than light etc spending huge amounts.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
23 May 12
Oh, I'm sure that many scientists try to find a breakthrough, especially in a country like Japan. Let's hope that one day they will find out something more.
@Matpunk85 (1066)
• Italy
29 May 12
Today another earthquake hit Italy. Always the same area. Expert says it's not normal and it seems that another fault is opening. Earthquake is one of the worst meteorological event cause we cannot understand when it'll hit and how strong it would be. Fortunately I'm not living in a seismic region, but this morning some people felt the earth shaking even if the epicenter was more than 250km far away!
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
28 May 12
Personally I have always believed all these Earthquakes, etc. are a sign of the Earth's atmosphere changing, and times getting closer to the end. As a Christian this continues to be more of a sign to be Ready as you never know what tomorrow will bring. There have been many talks about things continuing to get worse and unsettled. Glad no one was hurt.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
Earthquakes, are often, lately. Thankful there were no casualties, the earthquake that occurred in your country. Perhaps, it is, a sign something might happen, for this earth. But, a sign of what, we do not know. To be sure, this earth is getting old.
@stlouis (103)
• United States
23 May 12
It's not a sign. Hundreds of earthquakes happen everyday. That just happened to be near you.