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Possible Earthquake at 3:20
updated: Aug 19, 2014, 12:06 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

There was a deep 'boom' and the ground lurched, as if the Jolly Green Giant had stomped his foot on the ground outside. The bed and shower doors shook for several seconds as well.

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 COMMENT 545903P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 12:19 PM

There was a 2.9 located in Lompoc, but that was at 12:27 a.m.


 COMMENT 545907 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 12:27 PM



 COMMENT 545910P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 12:33 PM

OP here. Downtown SB.


 COMMENT 545913 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 12:55 PM

That 2.9 was located in the Channel, 31 km SSW of Lompoc...

Earthquakes are rarely audible before you feel them, especially at this magnitude.


 COMMENT 545919 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 01:20 PM

Quakes don't boom. Probably just Marborg dropping off a dumpster or summin. No quakes on the USGS real time site.


 COMMENT 545922 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 01:35 PM

The USGS website is showing a 2.9 magnitude earthquake centered in the western portion of the Santa Barbara Channel at 27 minutes and 50 seconds after midnight.


 COMMENT 545947 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 02:58 PM

I heard it it Woke me up I thought something hit my window


 COMMENT 545949P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 03:20 PM

I did not hear or feel anything but that was about the time my dog woke me up. He was outside yelling at the top of his lungs and I had to get up and get him inside. So HE heard something.


 COMMENT 545964P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-19 04:11 PM

That's funny. I thought I felt it, here on Upper East side. Next thought was that if there was a quake, it would be asked about here on Edhat. I guess I did feel it, but it was hours earlier than 3:20am.


 COMMENT 546071 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-20 06:45 AM

I awoke at 3:33am for no apparent reason. The only thing odd was how bright the sky was for that hour.


 COMMENT 546072 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-20 06:50 AM

A boom, more or less simultaneous to a jolt, is most often a sonic boom from aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound. It also accounts for the fact that they are only felt in certain locations, when an earthquake of significant magnitude to be felt, will be felt most everywhere in the region.


 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2014-08-20 02:40 PM

I definitely heard a boom before the big 5.1 earthquake in August 1978. It can't be a coincidence that many people report booms.


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