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Old 30th July 2008, 17:00   #31
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I was watching "the Hitcher" when the jolt hit. Was around 12.45. My sofa jolted as if butted by a bull. Nearly jumped outta my skin! Then the glasses in the cabinet, along with my TV rattled; not so much as I was though! Was sober for once, so am damn sure about the quake.
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Old 30th July 2008, 17:40   #32
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I stay on 7th floor so I should have felt it more right?
Hey, you are already in SEVENTH heaven. Why do you want to come down ?
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Old 30th July 2008, 18:45   #33
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normally aftershocks are smaller, but still, at the first instance of a quake, you should try to get out in open air and wait for a few minutes, even after shocks can bring a building down if already damaged by the first quake.

well, you never know what happens later, but i guess this is the least precaution you can take.

if you are in a level where you can't get out immediately, look for spots that will form a cavity if the building crashes, like a corner protected by a furniture. imagine the place after the crash and try to visualize where there will be triangular spaces, that's where you can save your lives.


you get 1-5 seconds if the first quake really hits it hard, try to make the best use of it.

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directly under the furniture is not always the best option, it's debated recently. staying with it has better chances of survival.
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Old 30th July 2008, 18:58   #34
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was dead sleeping on the 7th floor of my home - parents called in from Mumbai today morning to ask @ the earthquake ; I and wife were like -- what earthquake ? realised it only after listening to news @ the quake
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Old 30th July 2008, 21:28   #35
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Whew!! A quake in West Coast of the US, and in Western India too?? Are they linked by any chance??
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Whew!! A quake in West Coast of the US, and in Western India too?? Are they linked by any chance??
Yes even though it doesn't really seem like it, they might be on the same planet.
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The epicentre was located in the Koyna -Warna area which every year reports tremors during the monsoon and post monsoon times when the reservoir/dam is filling up. Satara and Pune being nearer feel the tremors when above 2.5 or 3 M.
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Old 31st July 2008, 00:17   #38
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There is Newport, Rhode Island and Newport Beach, California. I guess fiery enzyme is talking about the latter.
Yes I was referring to Newport beach. Sorry!
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Old 17th September 2008, 03:20   #39
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Guys,

I was takig calls when all of a sudden my colleauges were like did you feel the tremor and we all were like yes we did but maybe thought that its just me so kept quiet. Phew. Was on for like 5 secs or something.

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---- 2 months later----

Just felt the floor shaking and some dogs barking a few minutes ago. Did anyone else feel that in bombay?

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Old 17th September 2008, 03:25   #41
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Hey All,

Felt my bed shaking now at 320AM.
Got up, woke my laptop from standby mode and writing...

Was that a bad dream or was it an earthquake?

Felt similar vibrations at 8 PM at hinjewadi while sitting in the bus (bus had not yet started)...

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Yes,i felt the same 10 minutes back here in mumbai.Just woke up to find out what the deal is there i see earthquake reports.The bed was shaking mildly.
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I fail to understand why the 17th sept earthquake post is merged with the end july earthquake post?
These are 2 different events...............
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I think both of them have the same thing in common "Was that an earthquake?"

PS: is there any leg or two from Mr. Ganesh??? a similar thing happened, i think it was in 1994.

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Heavy rains of the past 2-3 days must have built up pressure in the Koyna dam. Epicentre near Satara, 4.8 on the Richter scale.
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