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How many of you felt that earthquake that hit there yesterday?? I see that it was 6.0 on the magnitude and the epic was near Parkfield. Hope if anyone was near it doesn't have to much damage done. Let us know.
 

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Earthquakes suck..Hurricanes suck.. mother nature is really pissed off this year :eek:

This thread might be better in the Regional Discussion West Forum..not many in there..good way to keep that one going maybe...
 

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Earthquakes suck..Hurricanes suck.. mother nature is really pissed off this year :eek:

This thread might be better in the Regional Discussion West Forum..not many in there..good way to keep that one going maybe...

Move it for me then. :D
 

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Done!

How often do you guys out there in that area get these earthquakes ? Are they usually pretty bad when they happen? I know we all see on the news about all the damage,but we usually dont hear about them unless they are really bad ones.
 

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Done!

How often do you guys out there in that area get these earthquakes ? Are they usually pretty bad when they happen? I know we all see on the news about all the damage,but we usually dont hear about them unless they are really bad ones.
This may sound funny and a bit flippant to our friends in the Southeast but it's not at all (my heart goes out to all affected by the hurricanes).....

but i'll take a hurricane over an earthquake anytime.

I've been through a few (Whittier Narrows, Northridge) since moving to LA in '84. Thankfully I don't remember many growing up in San Diego. In any other natural disaster you at least have some kind of warning. If it is any consolation, be thankful that you have satellite imagery and advisories. And that they develop so far out to sea before they even get to shore. You can flee, you can prepare for what comes after because you go through it every year. It is expected, NOT predicted. You have a "hurricane season" a "tornado season". There is no "earthquake season". It just happens.

You can get out of the way of a storm. If the weatherman says expect 25 inches of snow tomorrow, you'll get it. It can occur at anytime of the day, along at least 8-12 major fault lines that crisscross the Southern California basin. Top put it in some sort of perspective:

By the time you have finished reading this post, your split-level, 3 bath, 4 bedroom mortgage is now a one-story winepress that will become a no-story mound of destruction during the next aftershock. No warning, no chance to evacuate. 3:00 in the afternoon or 2:30 in the morning.

Hurricane damage is predictable. It has happened before so authorities know what to expect and how to tackle the task of clean-up and getting everyone back to normal. I don't care what anyone else says, the last major quake that gave us lessons on what to do was in '94. Things have changed. We have a freakin' subway! In earthquake country??!! I don't ride the Metro. Playa Vista development near ritzy Marina del Rey is sitting on landfill that could liquify if a quake hit it. An entire community dropping 4 feet into beach quicksand.

Hurricane victims may not have a home to come back to but in a 7.8 or 8.0 (the famous Big One), most SoCal'ers won't have time to get out, period.
 

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He's got a point about getting warnings from the news, etc..so it gives you time to get out !! I mean, we all complain when they call for sunny skies, and it rains, but in an earthquake, there's nothing, no chance to get away!!

Weather forecasters may seem to have their head up their arse alot of times when they incorrectly give predictions, but atleast they usually in the general vicinity of being correct.

Wonder if they'll ever be able to predict earthquakes, with any kind of accuracy & reliability...
 

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Hurricanes: Advanced notice
Fires: Advanced notice
Floods: Advanced notice
Snow: Advanced notice
Winds: Advanced Notice

Tornadoes: Little to No advanced notice

Volcanoes: NO advanced notice
Earthquakes: NO advanced notice

What am I missing here?
 

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Nothing the last half of that list really sucks!!!
 

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Now I may be wrong but then again I may be right. I think they do have meters and very exspensive equipment that really does read the movements and the sonic waves from the plates shifting. With this it helps them tell if a volcano is or possable going to blow and if the movement was enough for an earthquake to happen. Now they can't say it like it was the weather but it does help out a bit. Look at Mt. St Helens back in May of 1980. They knew something was about to happen with her early in the morning and then...well, we all know what happen there. Just my :2cents: Sorry.
 

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Speaking of ST.Helens...they say she may blow again soon. They're are reading about 14,000+ little earthquakes around her a day!! Seriously, this is not a good thing!
 

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Yeah I read that too. I'm glad I live on the other side of the country. I do not want to be around for that one.
 

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This may sound funny and a bit flippant to our friends in the Southeast but it's not at all (my heart goes out to all affected by the hurricanes).....

but i'll take a hurricane over an earthquake anytime.

I've been through a few (Whittier Narrows, Northridge) since moving to LA in '84. Thankfully I don't remember many growing up in San Diego. In any other natural disaster you at least have some kind of warning. If it is any consolation, be thankful that you have satellite imagery and advisories. And that they develop so far out to sea before they even get to shore. You can flee, you can prepare for what comes after because you go through it every year. It is expected, NOT predicted. You have a "hurricane season" a "tornado season". There is no "earthquake season". It just happens.

You can get out of the way of a storm. If the weatherman says expect 25 inches of snow tomorrow, you'll get it. It can occur at anytime of the day, along at least 8-12 major fault lines that crisscross the Southern California basin. Top put it in some sort of perspective:

By the time you have finished reading this post, your split-level, 3 bath, 4 bedroom mortgage is now a one-story winepress that will become a no-story mound of destruction during the next aftershock. No warning, no chance to evacuate. 3:00 in the afternoon or 2:30 in the morning.

Hurricane damage is predictable. It has happened before so authorities know what to expect and how to tackle the task of clean-up and getting everyone back to normal. I don't care what anyone else says, the last major quake that gave us lessons on what to do was in '94. Things have changed. We have a freakin' subway! In earthquake country??!! I don't ride the Metro. Playa Vista development near ritzy Marina del Rey is sitting on landfill that could liquify if a quake hit it. An entire community dropping 4 feet into beach quicksand.

Hurricane victims may not have a home to come back to but in a 7.8 or 8.0 (the famous Big One), most SoCal'ers won't have time to get out, period.
Now of course this is nothing personal and I am sure you are the exception to the rule but when I take over as president California will no longer be allowed to be a part of the United States - maybe Hiawaii and California can make their own country - they charge way too much for pineapples anyways - DAMN YOU DOLE!!! lol.. This is entirely just a joke. I have been to California several times and I love that state. Never been to Hiawaii but I hear its nice. Of course though I hope you can admit California does have more than its share of freaks.. Maybe I can help clean that up when I take office in 09!
 

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I was in Ellensburg, Washington when St. Helen's blew. That big black cloud of ash and dust scared the hell out of me when it drifted north.

I think the best prediction they can make now regarding quakes is a "probable" within 5-10 years, and a "definitely" within 20. They can tell when the plates shift and measure it but the science is so lacking now we just don't know what most of those warning signs mean or what to do with the information.

Plus, since "Big Ones" happen infrequently, it's hard to collect enough data. And you can't simulate the event in the lab. I thought that there were enough quakes around the globe to pull data from them but I read that all faults are different depending on their location and the ground layer.

Hey, when you're President Double2000 and the Big One hits at least you'll be able to enjoy some good surfing off the coast of Nevada!
 

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Now of course this is nothing personal and I am sure you are the exception to the rule but when I take over as president California will no longer be allowed to be a part of the United States - maybe Hiawaii and California can make their own country - they charge way too much for pineapples anyways - DAMN YOU DOLE!!! lol.. This is entirely just a joke. I have been to California several times and I love that state. Never been to Hiawaii but I hear its nice. Of course though I hope you can admit California does have more than its share of freaks.. Maybe I can help clean that up when I take office in 09!

Im sure the residents of Hiawaii wont mind becoming their own entity :lol:
 
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