On edge

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  1. kiwi
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    A 4.7 quake woke me up last night.
    On Tuesday night we had a 4.5 quake.

    Normally these little quakes won't mean much. But, after events of last week ....
     
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    Not fun at all.
     
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    Yup, these need to stop. Bad enough we deal with "air quakes", don't need any more earthquakes too, especially after a big one, except it's sort of expected.
     
  4. kiwi
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    air quakes?
     
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    otherwise known as turbulence. But yes, it's my own personal term for it[​IMG]
     
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    I don't mind turbulence at all. Flying around NZ, and especially into Wellington, you get used to it.
     
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    I'll stay away from New Zealand for a while. I've been known to be bad karma when it comes to earthquakes. Well, in CA they seem to come after I've passed through, at least a few years back. I've been safe lately[​IMG]
     
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    You'll be jittery for a few months and then the memory...hopefully...fades away.

    I'm a longtime resident of Southern CA and we get our share of rockers and rollers as well.
     
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    I can get use to the small stuff but when the plane is all over the place*, I still don't like it after 10 years of heavy travel.


    *I'd guess 1-2 flights a year out of ~100 I feel this way.
     
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    Another one today.

    Hmmm
     
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    How does it actually feel during an earthquake?

    Is it like turbulence?
     
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    The ones I've been through, admittedly nothing more than a 5.2, felt like if you were sitting in a coffee shop and the subway ran right underneath- coffee cup rattles, window rattles and shakes, table jitters...

    big ones, I don't know what they feel like.
     
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    I've been in several quakes (bigger than the ones this week) where it feels like a truck has hit the house. Difficult to stand properly without holding onto something. If seated on a chair with wheels you move across the room.
     

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