Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes the Central Coast

October 21, 2012

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake that rattled the Central Coast of California on Saturday could be felt from San Fransisco to Lompoc.

It struck at 11:55 p.m. with an epicenter 25 miles north-east of San Lucas, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A swarm of small earthquakes, three larger than a 3.o, followed the quake within the first few hours.




Probably still some ‘non-believers’ out there, but the real? story on the 5.3 shaker is God’s way of letting us all know that elections are just around the bend – and we had all better get out and vote. We need to change this country, this state, this county, and, most importantly, this city on Nov. 6. Vote no on all tax increases, vote out incumbents. Don’t tee-off the man (or woman) upstairs. The next shaker may rattle some teeth.

Tongue-in-cheek comment.

Ted Slanders


Ahhhh, “Divine Retribution” has such a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Paso_citizen, I didn’t know you had such godly thoughts equal to a Pat Roberson, especially in regards to the fact that on his 700 Club he stated that hurricane Katrina was God’s ( Hebrew-Christian God) punishment in response to America’s abortion policy.

Let us pray that the San Andreas fault doesn’t open up and swallow the Central Coast because of the aforementioned stipulations that Paso_citizen has raised!

Christians, you pray to Jehovah, Muslims, you pray to Allah, and the Jews, you pray to Yahweh!


Mormons pray to Elohim

Romney preys like a Gadianton robber.


I don’t mind these little tremblers- better some smaller ones than a large one.

My dog was whining last night too… strange!


I was awake and watching SNL at that time……….didn’t feel a thing.

Ted Slanders


Didn’t feel a thing? Try putting the bottle down next time so you won’t miss the real show of a California earthquake.


I hope that was an attempt at humor. I don’t drink anything stronger than root beer.


Then again, I’m a bit further south, that might have something to do with it lol


When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!

Ted Slanders

We all due respect to the hell bound heathens that frequent this forum, when the earthquake hit last night, I seriously thought that it was the eventful Second Coming of Jesus in progress!

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.” (Matthew 24:7)

I ran outside and waited for Jesus to come out of the sky with His white hair, eyes of fire, feet of brass, and a sword sticking out of his mouth! (Rev.1:13-16) As well, I looked for a bunch of horse-like locusts with human heads, women’s hair, lion’s teeth, and scorpion’s tails, but there were none. (Rev.9:7-10)

Then I looked Eastward for our ever loving and forgiving Jesus with His four blessed angels and an army of 200 million that will kill a third of the earth’s population because they didn’t believe in Him. But, that didn’t happen either. (Rev.9:15-19) Alas, I was wrong.

It was nothing but just another boring 5.3 California earthquake. Christians, we’ve waited 2000 years and counting for Jesus’ return, we’ll just have to wait a little longer.

False alarm. :(


The “ever loving and forgiving Jesus” and his enormous band of armed marauders is going to kill a third of the earth’s population? Yeah, that sounds loving and forgiving. I’m sorry you missed him last night and best of luck to you in the future with the Rapture and all that business.


Where The Trinity can be found in the Bible, the rapture cannot


The word Rapture cannot, but references to it are: Matthew 24:30-36, Matthew 24:40-41, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, to name a few.


The idea of a rapture is 200 years young….

I wonder why when those verses are 2000 years old, yet no one saw the rapture part of it until the 17th century?

Some say, beware of false prophets


These are Jesus’ words, not mine.


Keep thumping that bible Ted. Maybe you will be heard & removed from this evil land on December 21st. Till then, please keep your head buried in the sand & save your comments for church. P.s. Have a nice day :-)

Ted Slanders


How dare you equate my Hebrew-Christian God with the draconian pantheon of Mayan Gods?! Are you serious? December 21, 2010? Pshaw!

Who could believe such dribble as the Mayan God’s propose? It’s comical upon it’s face. Our Christian bible stories are much more believeable, like the parting of the Red Sea, our celestial impregnation of Mary, turning water into wine, the killing of the first born in Egypt by our Hebrew God, at the time, before He became Christian, etc.

Save my comments for church? “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) Surely you jest?


Ted, update me, sumbuddy said you aren’t serious. Are you ?? Just wondering.


I believe he is


I hope he is not

Ted Slanders


Such insolence! Think about what you’re saying. If you don’t think that I am serious, then in turn, you don’t think that the bible is serious, because that is what I use to enlighten the flock here at CCN. Get it?

Almost, downright blaspheme!


It is not the content of the Bible I am concerned with. It is your interpretation and presentation of I disagree with.

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

James 3:17

Ted Slanders


Listen up, I am serious as the bible allows me to be. What I bring forth is part and parcel to biblical doctrine, narratives, and axioms. 2+2=4.


There are some people who would eagerly embrace hell if it meant they would not have to spend eternity with a judgmental old fart like you.

Spirit Filled

We were in the sack just falling asleep. Living in LA 35 years ago I was aware of what was happening immediately. My wife slept right through it. First thing I did was run into the family room and check the ceiling. Last time my roof fell 3 feet on one side. I had to jack it up to repair it. I was lucky this time.

God Bless

Ted Slanders

Spirit Drained,

Let’s put it in a reality state. Your wife probably was faking it as being asleep, because the ol’ “headache” ruse has probably been used by her way too often! Yes?

Are a more serious note, did you too think that the earthquake was the Second Coming of our Jesus? It had all the biblical protocols for it being so, but it was just another false alarm.

Sad, eh?


My hubby and I were sitting on the sofa in the front room when I felt it start. Knew what it was instantly. It rolled on for quite a while. A reminder to us all to be EQ prepared.


I am well prepared for a disaster where supplies are concerned, it’s my exit strategy that I have to do something about. There has to be something better than running out of the house naked with some clothes in my hands. Yup……….

Ted Slanders


“There has to be something better than running out of the house naked with some clothes in my hands.” Cindy, we’re trying very hard to not do the visual on this because we all have to eat soon.

So, you have a lot of supplies? Great! Even as you being a second class woman, as the bible depicts your gender, tell us where you live so we can share your booty if a large quake hits our area, and we’re not as prepared as you are. “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. ” (Hebrews 13:16)


Hey Ted, Included in my supplies is 200 rounds of 38’s. Thought I should make certain to even the odds as you did point out that I am a woman.

As to my nakedness, I can guarantee you that you’ll never see it so go ahead and eat your dinner, I’m not available.


^5 Cindy :-)


Cindy…… Something better. Let Me know where You LIVE…. I’ll bring a camera and catch You running out of the house, clothes in hand, get it on facebook…. and add some real human interest to the earthquake story. It will be better than Slanders second comming vision


This was a long, rolling quake.

Our household animals were acting a bit nervous for the hour before it hit. Don’t know if they could sense some minor shaking that may have happened prior to the one we could feel, but they did seem to know something was about to happen.


It started with a long roll, didn’t it? But then it was jerky at the very end.

Because of the long roll, it reminds me of the smaller earthquakes off the coast of Santa Barbara, which also have a rolling nature to them. . It is easy to sleep right through them.


I live in Paso ( hold any comments Mary !) It was a long roll, followed by a short jerk ( Not Me ) . Was surprized that it was a 5.3 near King City (Comment O.K. Mary). CCN was the first to cover it . ” Thanks people.”


My dogs were acting very tense the day before the San Simeon quake. Its really something how they can sense these things and yet we kid ourselves animals are dumb.


doggin, If your dogs act like there is going to be a big quake again, please jump into the latest forum (blog) and tell us. I think it’s OK to warn us about something like that. People like me need to know because my house shakes a lot and things fall down so if I knew ahead of time I would prepare for it.

Nothing fell down last night but my crystal was clinking for an easy full minute after the shaking stopped. I would rather put lots of things on the floor or tucked between cushions for a day or two rather than have it come out of cabinets, off of shelves and off the walls like what happened in 2003.

Thanks and will you warn us?


I wish I could Cindy, but they are both in Doggy heaven now :(




So very sorry doggin :-(


Maybe We can get Ted Slanders to say some good words for them ?


I was wondering why my cat jumped into my bed and started running around, then I wondered how he was managing to shake my bed until it got ridiculous. It lasted quite a while as I was able to fully wake up, grab some clothes and begin to leave the house. I hope this isn’t a precursor to something bigger .