Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-10-2008, 01:33 AM
BoomInTheTrunk's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rancho Cucamunga, California
Posts: 713
yah so we had a earth quake last night

about 1:20 am last night I was woken up by a earth quake nothing really big just a 3.9 magnitude. It was enough to wake me up followed by a 2 magnitude aftershock. Yah the Epicenter was about 8 miles from my house and it was only 1 mile under which is really shallow. yah just thought someone would want to know.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 02:22 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Winnetka, IL
Posts: 2
I remember the first we went out to Cali for vacation and I was sitting on the bed. All of a sudden it seemed like the bed was moving alittle, I thought it was my imagination, then I looked at the TV and it was jiggling back and forth on its stand. I figured this was all caused by the workmen in the hallway. A minute later the same thing happened and I looked out the window and things seemed to be swaying.. At this point I figured it was an earthquake. I called the front desk and asked if we had just experienced an earthquake. The woman at the front desk laughed at me and said, "yes, only 4.5". I got scared and went down to the lobby 'just in case'. The same woman who took my call was still at the front desk and told me she was from Peru and in Peru no one even mentions anything under 5.0
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 02:28 AM
BoomInTheTrunk's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rancho Cucamunga, California
Posts: 713
ha thats funny, yah i worry about the puente hills earthquake because its predicted to be a 9 to 10 magnitude. i only live 60 miles from the fault and if that happens i will be in for alot. Over the years people have said that the San Andres will have the big one but they recently discovered a new fault and the big one is even bigger than expected. hopefully when it happens i will be out of state on vacation.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 03:14 AM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
when we had that back in 89, it shook things up pretty around here. I forget what it was 7.8 or something. untold number of after shocks, but we got good at predicting the magnatude after while. after the big one, the little ones were nothing. but I`ll pass on the next one.
they had one over in Winnemucca, Nv. and that is unusual. but I guess those mountins over there came from somewhere. glad I wasn`t around when the Sierra were pushed up.

there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 03:24 AM
BoomInTheTrunk's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rancho Cucamunga, California
Posts: 713
yah i fell yah on that one like the one last night was just enough to wake you up but like no big deal.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 04:20 AM
Posts: n/a
Not much longer until a good chunk of Ca falls into the ocean.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 04:23 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 517

Funny, I was working on my 87 at around the same time, and I didnt feel a thing. I live in Monrovia. So I get on the net and chat w/ my friend who lives in Hacienda Heights...he says "Did you feel it?" I said "nah, i only feel the big earthquakes!" (which is true).

Hey, you live in RC? I work in RC. Right by Empire Lakes golf course in the office bldg next to it. Once I get my 87 in shape, we should meet up

Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Mistress's Avatar
No crying in baseball
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Inside a vortex
Posts: 624
Boom- Glad your o.k.
"It's normal for these things to empty your wallet and break your heart in the process."
2003 S430- "Yolanda"
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 01:34 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,769
I bet long time californians slept through one so small.

We've had them here in the two and maybe three range and they could be missed depending on what you are doing.

Tom W
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 02:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: DFW / Collin County Texas
Posts: 1,882
I was in London a couple weeks ago when they supposedly had a fairly decent earthquake. I didn't feel a thing.

08 W251 R350
97 W210 E320
91 W124 300E
86 W126 560SEL
85 W126 380SE Silver
85 W126 380SE Cranberry
79 W123 250
78 W123 280E
75 W114 280
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page