A small earthquake.

@marguicha (81763)
Chile
November 26, 2017 4:44pm CST
I was answering my notifications just now when the house gave the known sound of an earthquake. You see, when there´s an earthquake, not only does the earth tremble, but every manmade thing moves and gives out different sounds. The first thing I do is to turn my eyes to the lamp in the ceiling. There you can see it move. Then there are some beams that crack and light material that sounds. The concrete and the brick go along with the earth and have their own way of moving. I don´t like quakes, not even small ones. So I like to run to the garden where nothing will fall over my head. Do you have earthquakes where you live? What do you think of them?
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@amadeo (47940)
• United States
26 Nov
Not often.At one time while working here.I felt a shake and tumble.told mike what is that. Then our neighbors came over to tell us we had a minor shake.But sure felt weird.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
We have had many big earthquakes. That´s why I am scared of them.
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@amadeo (47940)
• United States
27 Nov
@marguicha yes this I know about this.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@amadeo I am scared because you never know how big it will be.
• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Nov
I don't and I would be terrified if I ever felt one since it's foreign to me.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
I have been through quakes ever since I can remember and I´m still scared of them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Nov
@marguicha I am sure it is frightening.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@LovingMyBabies It is. The big ones, at least.
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@kobesbuddy (19363)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
Oh my gosh Marguicha I'm so thankful you are safe! We don't usually have earthquakes in Michigan, but about ten years ago, we did have a small one. It was the first one ever recorded in this area!
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
When you check small quakes in my country, you see that there is one every 5 or 10 minutes. But most of them go unnoticed.
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@kobesbuddy (19363)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
@marguicha That's scary! I'm glad you are doing all right
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@kobesbuddy I am a little scared, but not much when the quake is small.
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@JolietJake (41383)
26 Nov
Haven't felt a quake since 2008 (a 4.5) but we have small ones (2.8 or so) occasionally. Right now I am feeling the after-effects of an Earthquake, on my third glass
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
That is called old age, friend When you start feeling aftershocks after only 3 glasses, it means that you are past your prime. Those were the first signs of aging for me
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@JolietJake (41383)
27 Nov
@marguicha It's called drinking 4-5 times a year...I'm a cheap drunk these days
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@JolietJake I have become a social drinker. I don´t even have a glass if I´m alone
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov
We very rarely have an earthquake. I would be very frightened if it happened here.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
I get frightened with the bigger ones.
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@Happy2BeMe (69802)
• Canada
26 Nov
I have only been through one earthquake and the after shocks that followed and that was enough for me. I would not like to be in a place where earthquakes happen quite often.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
I live in an earthquake country.
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@Happy2BeMe (69802)
• Canada
27 Nov
@marguicha that would be scary
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@Happy2BeMe But they are better than hurricanes
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@snowy22315 (34285)
• United States
26 Nov
Yes, we sometimes have quakes the big East Coast Eathquake of 2011 was centered in this county. The aftershocks were scary..
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
The last big one we had here was in 2010. But we have had big ones after that.
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@averygirl72 (14064)
• Philippines
26 Nov
I remember an earthquake a long time ago while we are sleeping. We are in the second floor I feel the ground shaking like the floor is so soft it's shaking. I was so nervous at that time. I feel the house will collapse. What intensity is the earthquake in your place?
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
We have had from the biggest ever recorded in 1960 (9.5 Richter) to the one in 2010 (8.8 Richter) and many, many smaller ones. I wrote those two because they are among the 10 biggest in the world.
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@averygirl72 (14064)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@marguicha Maybe earthquakes are common in Chile
@sjvg1976 (14608)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
I have felt low intensity earthquakes in the past which didn't cause any harm. But I have read lots of damage due to the same.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
Big ones that do a great harm. Just remember the latest Mexico had.
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@dodoazo (11265)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Yes, I personally experienced when when the earthquake of 6.7 intensity struck within out island. I felt the sofa that I was sitting was moving to and fro and I felt. I ran quickly from my office. I saw several of our our kid school pupils were running, coming out from their classrooms, crying and calling out their mothers. I also saw standing three coconut trees swaying to and fro.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
A 6.7 earthquake is big enough to be scared.
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@cahaya1983 (9650)
• Malaysia
27 Nov
Oh fortunately we don't have any here, except very very minor ones but still very rare. How long did the earthquake last?
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
It was very small and did not last much. Enough for me to do out though.
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@KrauseHome (33380)
• United States
27 Nov
I have only experienced one Earthquake in my life, besides really small minor ones. The one I can remember was enough to last a lifetime, as they are not a Fun experience at all.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
The 2 biggest I remember are among the 10 biggest ever recorded on earth.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Nov
I was in many small quakes when I lived in California, but did not live there when they had bigger ones. It is predicted that a major quake will occur off the Oregon coast sometime that will be very destructive for the state.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
Sometimes they predict something and it happens elsewhere.
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@JohnRoberts (41077)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Nov
I live in LA which is on the San Andreas Fault so we have had major quakes.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
I am always forgetting the name of the several faults (bigger and smaller) we have. They are responsible for us being the country with the biggest quakes ever recorded.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
26 Nov
Oh yes, here in New Zealand earthquakes are quite commonplace. We get some rather big ones at times too.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
We have had many very big quakes here during my lifetime.
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• United States
26 Nov
It sounds like it was a false alarm, I'm hoping so anyway. We don't really have earthquakes in Texas, but I lived with my husband in California, and I was always scared it could happen.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
It never is a false alarm here. But it was a small one. 3 Richter.
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@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
We have only minor earthquakes where we live now, we had some when we lived in Monte-Carlo, the sounds can be more scary than the tremors.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
Some have a lot of noise.
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@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
@marguicha We had one that was very noisy, the big bang that proceeded the earthquake scared everyone.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
29 Nov
@LadyDuck I have been in some with a lot of noise too.
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@ebanreb (4759)
• Philippines
26 Nov
Yes. We have earthquake here in the Philippines. Earthquake scares me alot.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
26 Nov
It scares me too. You never know how big it will be.
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@ebanreb (4759)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@marguicha Yeah no one knows what will gonna happen next after earthquake. Sometimes we have tsunami
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
@ebanreb We have those too.
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• United States
27 Nov
We don't have them all the time but do have them yes, was the damage in the pictures from this quake?
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
It depends on where you get the picture.
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• United States
28 Nov
@marguicha I was talking about the picture in your post.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
29 Nov
@CookieMonster46 I took a typical picture of the results of an earquake from pixabay. I don´t know where it was.
@youless (87154)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov
I am lucky that here it is very stable and no earthquakes. When we travelled to Japan in summer vacation this year, we experienced the earthquake there. I was a little in a panic because it was a little strong. I didn't escape from the hotel since it was very late and I was very sleepy Fortunately nothing worse happened after that.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
27 Nov
Japan has had big earthquakes though.
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@youless (87154)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Nov
@marguicha Actually there are minor earthquakes in Japan everyday, but we just don't feel most of them.
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@marguicha (81763)
• Chile
29 Nov
@youless Same here.
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