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RE: earthquake, felt it in Pasadena

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The earthquake was 7 miles deep according to Kate Hudson of the Cal Tech Seismology Department. Here in Pasadena on the 10th floor of our concrete frame building we had a little rocking and rolling. The building swayed for about a minute. No visible damage and no ceiling tiles down.
I went home to check on our 96 year old, 2 story Craftsman home here in Pasadena. It's not bolted down very well but it looks like it rode this one out without a glitch.
I heard from our CA team at the hospital project out in Ontario, about 5 or 10 miles from the epicenter. They're doing just fine. It's just coming out of the ground so it's just big mat and pile footings. No problems there.

Dave Gaines, P.E.

Structural Project Engineer
HDR ONE COMPANY | Many Solutions
251 S. Lake Ave, Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA 91101
T: 626.584.4960
F: 626.584.1750
email: david.gaines(--nospam--at)


From: Steve Gordin [mailto:sgordin(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:46 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: earthquake

5.6 Chino Hills?
Steve Gordin