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Two quakes shakes California

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YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) ? Just hours after a moderate earthquake shook most of Southern California, a strong quake struck off the state's northern coast to become the fourth significant shaker to jolt California this week.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation....htm?csp=24&RM_

What's up with this?

Hello. Anyone listening?


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As I suspected, people would prefer such talk as superficial people marrying one another as breaking news over something which impacts them in the realm of security and mortality.

The State of the INR Nation


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Well, there are quite a few staff members that live in CA. There was one last week that was a 4.something. That woke us up. The thing is, unless it is a 6 or a 7 we don't really worry. We get small quakes every so often. Just part of living here.

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Well, there are quite a few staff members that live in CA. There was one last week that was a 4.something. That woke us up. The thing is, unless it is a 6 or a 7 we don't really worry. We get small quakes every so often. Just part of living here.


You didn't read the article:

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A 6.6-magnitude temblor hit about 125 miles off the coast of Eureka around 11:30 p.m., rattling the ocean floor. In the afternoon, a 4.9-magnitude quake struck east of Los Angeles, startling people and knocking items off shelves and desks.

Four significant quakes have hit California this week: A magnitude-5.2 quake shook Riverside County on Sunday, and a magnitude-7.2 quake trembled Tuesday under the ocean 90 miles off Northern California.

The early afternoon quake was centered near Yucaipa in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About 25 aftershocks followed in a little over an hour, the strongest estimated at magnitude 3.5



I've lived in LA, I know the drill. and my folks were in San Fran during the 1990 quake.

Is there a media blackout on this in California or something? Sheesh
Numb perhaps? Too concerned with Cruise and the kid, what's up?

What will it take to catch people's attention?
A repeat of the Indonesia tsunami?
They endured various precursors such as these for several weeks preceding.

[I don't mean to be harsh, but it just seems like people are asleep, not just on INR, but all over the states]


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Well,

I kind of have to agree with Fuscia in the fact that people in California are used to earthquakes. I lived there for three years, and was in at least two that I cant remember.

My dad lived in Northridge before he moved just recently, and his whole house had to be rebuilt when the one quake hit there a few years back. He didnt think anything of it. I was living here at the time and couldnt reach him because the phones were out. When he finally called me, he acted as if it were an everyday occurance. To me it was odd, but he's been living out there since I was 9 years old, and he's been in many quakes. I remember being in one as well when I visited him over the summer...I guess I was like 11, and it was the first for me.

Most of the professional buildings are on rollers now..in fact, one of the buildings I worked in when I lived there was, and one morning we had an earthquake while I was getting ready for work, and one of the aftershocks hit while I was in the stairwell with a guy I worked with...we just held on to the railing and it was like being on a ride....

They are such a natural occurance out there...now if one hit in the midwest, then I think people would consider that a bigger deal...if that makes sense. I spoke to my brother tonight (the one that lives in California), and he didnt even mention it.


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Alright, I live in damn So Cal and was rocked out of bed a few times because of these quakes. Albeit, living in So Cal my entire life, I am used to it, but they are still super freaky. If you have never experienced a 5+ then you cannot even begin to weigh in on the situation. Take your other natural disastrers elsewhere, we're all full here.

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And, of all the quakes, I am the closest, so pitty me! PLEASE SOMEONE!

Not.

Suckas.

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Wasn't there an evacuation order for basically all the low-lying cities along the coast, right up the Canada, this past week? How can you, SWTT, say that it's being ignored?

I'm just not sure what to say about it. Will there be a major one? It's been forecasted that a major quake was due to hit California for many years now. I believe that a major one is due also, but no one can be sure that it's coming SOON, like in a month or so, because we just don't know until it happens. Should people leave? That's up them. I know I'd not want to be there, but people have boarded up their homes and sat in their living rooms in defiance of murderous hurricanes, so you KNOW people will be around when a monster quake hits...


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Dude, I am 27. When I was in the 5th grade, living in So Cal, they prepared us for the 'Big One' every day. It was like that damn A-Bomb crap from back in the 50's. We are used to it. I fear no quake.

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Wasn't there an evacuation order for basically all the low-lying cities along the coast, right up the Canada, this past week? How can you, SWTT, say that it's being ignored?


It's being ignored on this forum and I have found that extremely interesting considering the fact that I know a large majority of the mods are from CA.

I was wondering why it was no big deal...is it not on the news, are people just so used to having a 1 - 3 size quake everyday somewhere in Calif that when they start to get larger in a week's period it ain't no big thang.

I am wondering how the folks in Indosnesia were feeling about the quakes preceding the big shake. They were used to such quakes too....but there is a pattern...and if you scour the usgs.gov website you can see the pattern clearly.

The headquarters of USGS is down the road a piece, I've had to work on some projects there, perhaps I'll stop by and see wtf this all means.

Cuz after the tsunami last Dec. everyone complained that the USGS didn't do enough to warn...

We can speculate if and when til the cow comes home...but when you look at things logically and look at the patterns on the USGS site, it's pointing to something unexplainable. I don't mean to be an alarmist, but science is science and patterns are patterns.

I've weighed in.


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SWTT, I do know about the big quake off the coast and the others. Yes, they did have a tsunami warning all up and down the coast of California. The likelyhood of a distaster like the tsunami last winter is remote for So CA. Our ocean topography is very different than that part of the world. Our meterologists and oceanographers said that S. Ca is pretty safe. If you have ever been to San Diego, you would see that our shoreline communities do not extend that far from the ocean. We are a mountainous area. Also our techtonic plates are slip and slide. The type of plates that cause displacement of mass are like the type that are causing the himilayas to grow each year.

If the big one does come, there is not much that we can do about it. We all have our emergency stores of food and water. The rest is with a higher power.

Our kids are taught in school what to do in case of an earthquake. It is drummed into thier heads. It is just a fact of life out here.


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Thanks Fuscia,
But if you feel the big one coming on will you please do me a favor and pack up your family and drive to Arizona?


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I can understand your point SWTT. It is interesting that quakes don't seem to mean that much to some californians, where it would be mighty frightening to most people who don't live near there.

Maybe The Boy Who Cried Wolf applies here? Since they've been through so much preparation, heard so many bogus predictions of major quakes, and experienced more quakes at varying intensities than most people will ever have to deal with, it would make sense that to them, the thought of another quake isn't that big of a deal.

There was a quake in the states that I think was centered near Ohio, that I felt in Toronto, on the 18th flr of the building I worked in at that time. Mind you, I was the only one on the floor to have felt it, but in other parts of the city, shelves fell over. I wasn't comfortable, but it's the extent of my earthquake experience, and I'm quite comfortable if I never deal with another one again.


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I'm trying to recall how I felt about it in college in the 1980's living in LA, but quite frankly I have had to dig deep.
I wasn't afraid of much back then, and I do recall waking up one morning and everyone was talking about a quake in the middle of the night. I had no clue about it.

I suppose if I were raised there and lived there all my life I would be the same way.
But even as a kid travelling to S California for family, it didn't really bother me.

I do remember that everytime I left California there was an earthquake in the area of some sort.

And what can you do about it anyway?


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The only thing you can do about an earthquake is not be in the area...

I found out just how heavy of a sleeper I was as a child, when I slept through an earthquake that was supposed to have been centered in or near Montreal. Everyone else woke up even though the tremors weren't that strong according to them, but I was like a snuffed out candle... I don't consider that an earthquake experience, cuz I have no personal recollection of what the quake felt like.

Edit: Oh yeah, it's probably worth noting that I was nowhere near montreal. We lived in Toronto at the time, in the early 80's when the quake hit. I was in an apartment building asleep. I doubt even I could've literally slept through a REAL earthquake that I was at the epicentre of...


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Well, we do have building standards in the state. Bridges, buildings all must meet certain standards to withstand quakes.

Actually the area of San Diego where my family lives is not near the Rose Canyon Fault. We are pretty far from it. Still, I will "duck and cover" if one comes.


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My dorm during sophomore year had a huge crack in the ceiling from end to end from an earthquake.
They finally condemned it and now built another building. Hopefully it meets the standards because that Hall sure didn't withstand it.

Oh, by the way.
What point is it to "duck and cover" if the ground opens up into an unfathomable hole beneath your feet?
I never understood that logic.

It made sense in Illinois for a tornado.


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post #18  quote:

Lots of earthquakes isnt a reason to panic. When we havent had any for a long time, that is a reason for concern.

Years ago the news reported about the USGS being concerned about a major trembler hitting So Cal. There hadnt been a lot of movement along the San Andreas faultline for a year or so, and when the plates finally did move they were worried that they would move a bunch and cause a major catastrophe. Turns out we had a series of smaller quakes

ps Thank god for earthquakes! So Cal is crowded enough as it is, without earthquakes the whole friggin world would move here


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ps Thank god for earthquakes! So Cal is crowded enough as it is, without earthquakes the whole friggin world would move here


Too many temptations (uch hmm) in California...

the stark life of mountains and prairie is what I need.


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I dunno, maybe I lack empathy,

when I hear about an earthquake in California, it's like hearing about a Tornado in Oklahoma or a hurricane in Florida.


You just hear about them on such a regular basis, you grow numb to them.

(I have experienced two of the 3, and found them exciting rather than scarey, but, hey, i wasn't hurt in either one, so that's part of it. )


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I've experienced a hurricane, tornado, and a couple distant shockwaves from earthquakes, but never anything serious, except for in the hurricane. We were on a highway, and I think it was somewhere near Boston whenever they had a hurricane hit them in the early 90's. My father, like the pimp he is, said it was no big deal, but I SWEAR, from the back seat I couldn't make out ANYTHING through the windshield, even though the wipers were going full speed. The rain wasn't coming down in sheets or buckets... Someone was overturning an oiltanker full of water and dumping its contents right on our car. The wipers moved, but NOTHING happened. I was pretty nervous. Finally we stopped at a hotel, and that's when things got pretty bad... Cars in the parking lot were being pushed about a foot from their parked positions. Somehow, our car didn't sustain any damage. We were back home a few days later.

I don't know about earthquakes, but I witnessed some mighty powerful weather that taught me respect for what I can't control...


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