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Earthquake So CA

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by DR RAM, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. DR RAM

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    Been through many, but this one was very violent, I was within 3 miles of epicenter. I hope everybody is OK. Wasn't the worst that I've been through while awake, but this was bad, and close.
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    I'm in Mission Viejo and I felt it, wasn't to bad but I hate earthquakes. Where was the epicenter ?
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    La Habra/Fullerton/Brea area. I live in Anaheim.
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    Ok, that's about a 45 minute drive north of me. Made me nervous for about 30 seconds.
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    I felt it at work but it wasn't that bad where we are. Just a short little rocking on the firing line.
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    I have a friend who moved out there and put "I think I just felt an earthquake" on her Facebook page. She has been ragging on us back east at out snowy winter. So I responded..."Yeah, it will be about 60 degrees here today."

    California seems to be at risk for a significant shaker at any time.
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    60? It's like 80 here today. A little shaking isn't too scary, especially since all of the buildings around here are built to high standards so they can withstand quakes. As long as you make sure you have an evacuation route and ensure that you don't have heavy items hanging over your head that can fall you're solid.
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    Good point Chief!
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    It could also be that I'm just stupid enough to not fear them. Tornados or hurricanes would be scarier to me. A tsunami would be pretty scary too.
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    isnt that like the 2nd one in a few weeks...thought I heard something about a smaller one 10 days or so ago
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    I believe it is.
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    So, if California slips off into the ocean... Does the NFL start leveraging relocation to Las Vegas to get new stadiums built?

    [​IMG]

    Be safe!
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    Was in many earthquakes both big and small while living in San Jose and being a route driver in SF and Oakland. Never got used to them. Once while crossing the Golden Gate bridge one hit and it felt like all four tires on my track had blown out at the same time, then the whole bridge started to sway and traffic skidded to a halt. Yikes. Out here in MD there's the occasional tornado, a rare quake, and of course the cold weather. Here's what might really cause serious problems...

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) March 30, 2014 -- The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.8 earthquake that shook northern Yellowstone National Park is the strongest there since 1980. LINK

    The super volcano under Yellowstone National Park has given a magnitude 4.8 shake

    Late last year a new study into the enormous super volcano found the underground magma chamber to be 2.5 times larger than previously thought — a cavern spanning some 90km by 30km and capable of holding 300 billion cubic kilometres of molten rock. If the sleeping giant were to wake, the outflow of lava, ash and smoke would devastate the United States and affect the entire world.

    How a supervolcano can threaten Earth
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    Stranger How big is infinity?

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    How big was Friday's quake?
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    Reports say from 5.1 to 5.4.
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    That's getting serious given it's location (La Habra/Fullerton/Brea area). Any idea how deep it was centered?
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    It was reported to be 0.6 miles deep.
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    Yup, explains why it felt so violent.... 3000ft down is pretty close to the surface.
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    Yes, I read an article not too long ago on Yellowstone. It's a powder keg. We just don't know how fragile things are under our feet. And speaking of earthquakes, from what I read, the East coast is where the earthquake of all earthquakes is more likely to occur.

    I've never experienced an earthquake. How big does one have to measure to knock you off your feet? I think my biggest worry would be my big screen coming off the wall :eek:
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    As Stranger mentioned earlier, it depends on how close to the surface it is and it's magnitude.

    Back in 89 I had come home from work as a route driver and was taking a nap and had set the alarm so I could watch the first game of the Giants/A's world series. I was awoken by a lamp on my dresser which had fallen over on me. That was the Loma Prieta quake which registered at 6.9.

    The next day my stops were in Fremont which suffered no damage but on Thursday I had to go to Oakland. There were collapsed bridges and houses along with lots of yellow tape. There were customers who I assume had either been killed or lost their homes because the company never heard from them again.

    You're correct in that the New Madrid fault line could be even more dangerous than the San Andreas fault. There are places however along the San Andreas with lots of old buildings, especially in Berkeley and parts of Oakland. If there's ever an 8.0 or bigger there we could be looking at enormous loss of life and property.