Have you ever felt an earthquake?
Just last week first time
Never felt an earthquake until last week, what an incredibly weird feeling having your house shake for a minute and not knowing why! At least I know for next time.
First time last week cuz ur mother walked through the door
Noo I livee in fuckin Iowa!! Nuthinn happens here!
Nope neva eva
I felt a big one in the Seattle area when I was young. Woke me out of a dead sleep.
I've felt many earthquakes in my short life here in California. I've even slept through a couple :)
lol it's sort of impossible to live in California all your life and never feel an earthquake
I love earthquakes. Nothing can simulate them and you NEVER know when they're gonna hit.
I won't be so happy (or alive) when the San Andreas decides to make a move though...
Only because the shock waves travelled out here.
I have felt 2 earthquakes in the past 5 years or so.
Ugh! I HATE those mother f***ers! I guess California is a bad place for me to live. Haha.
Just a couple days ago actually, here in NJ.
@ rivcat we too on the Oregon coast. They had a real big one in 1700. The resulting tsunami went way inland. Both 29 and 60 miles pop up in my geas. They follow water so both could be correct.
Kinda expected these answers :)
The tsunami evacuation line used to go through my yard. Now it is higher. A big off shore quake would most likely bring a tsunami. Have felt small ones.
Your mom felt an earthquake last night...
stoopid iPad... sorry about the typos!
Ooof, here in SoCal, we're about OVERdur (staistcally, anyways) for a real BIG ONE - ie, a major one on the San Andres Fault (remember the Superman movie? That one!)
I wonder if far away East Coasters, ie NYC, etc., now think eq's are 'no big deal' cuz they felt one. But, a 5.6 for 60 or 100+ miles away is really only like about a 3.0 or less. The scale's logarithmic! Ah well, just glad no one killed back East. Good luck with Irene...!
It's cool to see the separation of who has and who hasn't, because basically everyone on the west coast has, but in the middle of the country most haven't, and then on the east coast it's less than the west but still majority. It shows where the fault lines are.
As for the statistical analysis, if you look at age in conjunction with income, you can see the same trend. Older folks do make more, they have traveled more and had more time to have experienced one.
awasome, there have been decent sized EQ in Baja California, near the border. The more little ones, the better!
Used to live in AL and now live in WI.. Nope, no quakes for me!
It's been a while since they're was a big earthquake in california
@sarasponda - most likely because many people who make more than $100,000 live in places such as California and the Northeast.
Duh! The earthquake yesterday was AWESOME!
Uh, any ideas on the income split?
In Cali and then YESTERDAY in NY!! Totally cool (although it would not have been if it were bigger and people got hurt).
slept through one in San Diego when I was three, survived the East Coast quake of 2011
Not until Yesterday!
I felt one yesterday. the weird thing is the earthquake happened at 1:51 and around 11 I said to my grandma I always wanted to experience an earthquake or a hurricane but not the bad side of them. and I got my wish!!!! :)
No, but everyone else in my house did
I didn't feel the earthquake, but my friend did and she was only a few blocks away. If I didn't see her I wouldn't have known about it until I heard it in the news.
I'm guessing the 5.26% of california voters are people visiting or just moved to California. Or liars! Hahaha
Yesterday afternoon! 5.9 all the way!
@fara9977 That was awesome!
I was in Japan for a good sized shake that knocked over the furniture. Sitting on the floor, I couldn't feel it. In Tacoma for one a couple years later and couldn't feel it either. Doc says my inner ears are wonky.
We all know the western states have!!
The important data we've collected here is regarding the breakdown of how Republicans vs. Democrats answered this question.
Only when my boss sits down....
Anyone notice the increase in earthquakes recently? Especially the odd ones like one in Colorado.
I thought I did, but then found out that your mom was in town.
As of yesterday :p
My first and hopefully last one was yesterday. Buildings in VA are not planned with earthquakes in mind. Many people in town are now homeless because of pipe damage resulting in flooding, caused by the quake. A lot of people are laughing about spilled coffee but some people actually were displaced.
Ive lived in CA for the past 23 years and i still havent felt an earthquake. Kinda disappointed.
@yune THAT'S WHY HE POSTED THE POLL!!!!! because of the recent earthquakes!!!
Just recently actually. This was a really bad time to ask this particular poll. I say this because of the earthquake that just happened along the east coast.