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La Habra 5.3 Earthquake
Zinctiki
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Posted: 2014-03-28 9:47 pm   Permalink

Well, all I can say is anchor down your tiki mugs if you live in earthquake country. That's about $240 worth of good art gone tonight. We live next door to La Habra and it shook pretty hard, even for this veteran - though I never got off the couch




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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-03-28 10:16 pm   Permalink

Very upsetting.
It was rockin & rollin. I fear there will be others.


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2014-03-28 11:24 pm   Permalink

Oh! What a sad sight! But glad you're OK otherwise!

We felt it in West Hollywood as a very gentle swaying... in fact, Manuel, who was walking around in the kitchen at the time, would not have noticed if I hadn't pointed out our tiki lamps and fish floats slowly swinging back and forth.

A very different experience from the St. Paddy's day trembler centered in Westwood (the closest quake epicenter we've ever experienced)... that one was a jarring up and down motion... we heard things tumbling and breaking in the dark... but fortunately upon inspection, only a resin tiki statue bit the dust, and not a single mug was harmed in the process!
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-03-29 12:11 am   Permalink

We’re pretty close to last nights epicenter. Easy to ride when you’ve got your rum in one hand. Lotsa rattling and light stuff on the floor (books and stuff) but no mug damage. No one hurt-that’s what matters.
Cheers all, stay safe!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-03-29 03:02 am   Permalink

Museum Putty is mandatory in SoCal...

We felt the Earthquake pretty good, but it was a slow roller
unlike the usual sharp jolt, so no damage here, condolences
to you inlanders, we will make up for it during the next tsunami....


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2014-03-29 04:02 am   Permalink

Good God that scared the hell out of me.
I've got around 50 mugs or so, and no losses.
Lots of them moved, dancing around on the shelves.
I had a Fu Manchu mug turn all the way around on top of
The entertainment center.
I keep telling myself I need to get the putty.

Jeff btd


 
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Limbo Lizard
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From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2014-03-29 07:42 am   Permalink

Yikes! Luckily, in Texas, we don't have to secure against earthquakes. But I wonder,... do they make 'tornado putty'?
Anyway, that museum putty sounds like pretty cheap insurance for your mugs. Amazon sells, or even quicker, pick it up at Home Depot for about $4, before the next aftershock.
QuakeHOLD!

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ukutiki
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Posted: 2014-03-29 09:31 am   Permalink

I would like to suggest that all of the SoCal members ship their tiki mugs to me since earthquakes here are few and far between. Once the earthquake storm there is over I'll be glad to return the mugs....at least the one I can find.

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2014-03-29 09:44 am   Permalink

gonna be 74 here today, maybe some light rain.
I'll take the earthquakes over the bad weather any day.

Jeff(btd)


 
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Zinctiki
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Posted: 2014-03-29 11:27 am   Permalink

KCAL reported it as 5.3 right after the quake. Looks like it was officially a 5.1. I can usually guess them pretty close and figured it was a 5.5 at the time - like Steve Martin in "L.A. Story".

So, after a half-century of accurate detection, I'm right and the Richter Scale is wrong

And I'd just put those two mugs up on a wicker shelf as part of an idea for the room. Who'da guessed a freakin' earthquake was gonna hit?!
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-03-29 11:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-29 09:31, ukutiki wrote:
I would like to suggest that all of the SoCal members ship their tiki mugs to me since earthquakes here are few and far between. Once the earthquake storm there is over I'll be glad to return the mugs....at least the one I can find.



What? UPS & FedEx are worse then an Earthquake!
but then again I never got caught in a collapsing building with Marjoe Gortner.


 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-03-29 12:12 pm   Permalink

Museum putty is great if whatever you're trying to stick down doesn't get used but I've heard it can be a pain when using it on things like mugs you actually drink out of.

 
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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-03-29 12:39 pm   Permalink

One of my offices is in La Habra and I'm here now. Yikes. I lost a couple of tiki glasses last night and possible some audio gear that came crashing down. My Harmon Kardon receiver weighs about 80lbs.

 
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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-03-29 12:43 pm   Permalink

A lot of my mugs fell, but luckily most of them are still in the bubble wrap and boxes from where I bought them.

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-03-29 2:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-29 12:12, wizzard419 wrote:
Museum putty is great if whatever you're trying to stick down doesn't get used but I've heard it can be a pain when using it on things like mugs you actually drink out of.



Makes me think that it's worth considering some sort of other way to hold them. Maybe with a taut wire, or fishing line, to keep them from falling forward and tilting too much when shaking occurs. Museum putty works great for figurines and "static" collectibles. But many of us mug collectors may actually want to use our items, or take them down to show someone. Dang earthquakes...


 
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