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IcyAllEyeCan
3/12/2014 10:52:23 AM


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Earthquakes

I'm actually living where the earthquake hit, the 6.9. It shook for over 20 seconds that we could feel and we heard later it lasted over 50 seconds. But we lost no cable, Internet, nor phones and though I heard a noise in our roof, nothing came crashing down or got disturbed. Our cats, fish, and bunny didn't act oddly during the day, either, so no tip off it was going to happen.
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NewsMaster
Independents
3/12/2014 1:03:18 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
That was a close one! If it were a bit stronger ( 7-8 ) that could be devastating! Are you in California? I heard earthquakes are not uncommon in California

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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

IcyAllEyeCan
Independents
3/12/2014 10:26:26 PM


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Yes, northern CA. Yes, common -- I've been through many. This one was one of the largest, but not violent or jarring. Last one, about three years ago, the water in the fish tank sloshed out. This one, nothing moved.
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Gummy
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3/13/2014 6:07:08 AM


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"Our cats, fish, and bunny didn't act oddly during the day, either, so no tip off it was going to happen".

That was because they were all stoned on some of that California crazy weed. I heard that a rabbit could get an Rx out there if they just need glasses.
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IcyAllEyeCan
Independents
3/15/2014 10:08:43 PM


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Gummy, while it's true that my county is well known for weed, our rabbit is a Republican. Too square to party.
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Hitspinner
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3/16/2014 2:32:30 AM


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Ahhh sounds like Humbolt county, Icy. LOL The last two towns I lived in were right atop the San Andreas fault line. My home in Wrightwood was actually dead center per the USGS. However we were on a granite mountain that would not be subject to the same radical liquefaction as below in the flatlands. We are now near Murphys, way inland of the fault
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macwithfries
Independents
3/19/2014 4:44:13 AM


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On 3/12/2014 10:52:23 AM, IcyAllEyeCan said:
I'm actually living where the earthquake hit, the 6.9.



I don't know how you guys cope with it....makes the 3.8 that freaked me out a couple of years ago seem majorly lame....lol

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Hitspinner
Independents
3/22/2014 2:44:30 PM


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I don't know any Californians that even mention a quake below 4.7. A 4.7 is just enough to reach the conscious level of us but will send a tourist running for a priest. LOL We get so used to them that most honestly go unnoticed. 5.5 and up... get our attention fast. In Florida the old timers casually board up their places while the nubile young things run crazy in a frenzy when a hurricane approaches. I guess it is all in what you are used to.

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NewsMaster
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3/22/2014 5:27:50 PM


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I guess it depends on how high you are at the time of earthquake. The higher you are the more it "swings" you. I once was in the apartment on the 9th floor when the 4+ earthquake happened. Didn't know whether I should run for the door or to the bathroom from crapping my pants.
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Hitspinner
Independents
3/22/2014 7:30:18 PM


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On 3/22/2014 5:27:50 PM, NewsMaster said:
I guess it depends on how high you are at the time of earthquake. The higher you are the more it "swings" you. I once was in the apartment on the 9th floor when the 4+ earthquake happened. Didn't know whether I should run for the door or to the bathroom from crapping my pants.



LOL Newsey. Height factors in for sure. Sometimes it just don't matter. When I first came out to LA, the first quake I was in was a 6.4 if I recall. I was in Radio Shack and ran out into the mall where I could look out and see cars bouncing up and down like rubber toys in the parking lot.

But the real danger as to whether you are really going for a ride or not is something called liquefaction. When loose soil vibrates it moves s--t all over the place whereas if you are on bed-rock it just tends to vibrate vertically. So tall buildings on sand or soil are gonna move!!!!!!! Not so much on rock. Good stuff to know if you are building your house near earthquake zones.

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IcyAllEyeCan
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3/27/2014 3:05:11 AM


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Our house is built on a cliff -- solid rock underneath. And our house only has a very modest foundation. Plus, the biggest factor is that the quake was out in the Ocean -- I believe the Pacific waters absorb some of the shock. I could be wrong. In any case, the 6.1 a few years ago moved my car a lot, I'd say violently. When it's that bad you see cars pulling over on the highway, each driver thinking they have a flat tire. I was stopped, however, but realized it was a quake and hurried home to find that my family there had been napping and had slept through it. I hate sleeping through them. They're experiences!
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Hitspinner
Independents
3/28/2014 2:35:43 AM


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On 3/27/2014 3:05:11 AM, IcyAllEyeCan said:
Our house is built on a cliff -- solid rock underneath. And our house only has a very modest foundation. Plus, the biggest factor is that the quake was out in the Ocean -- I believe the Pacific waters absorb some of the shock. I could be wrong. In any case, the 6.1 a few years ago moved my car a lot, I'd say violently. When it's that bad you see cars pulling over on the highway, each driver thinking they have a flat tire. I was stopped, however, but realized it was a quake and hurried home to find that my family there had been napping and had slept through it. I hate sleeping through them. They're experiences!



Yes they are. 6.1 is and experience. Joshua Tree and the Northridge quakes were the OMG quakes I remember most. But there were a few 5.5s in the mix that had me a little edgy. I am still waiting for this damnn Yellowstone to go. That will cause an ice age.


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IcyAllEyeCan
Independents
3/28/2014 2:47:45 AM


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Hits, the predicted affected areas don't come over as far as us or you: I prefer it just not happen.
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Hitspinner
Independents
3/28/2014 11:11:14 AM


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On 3/28/2014 2:47:45 AM, IcyAllEyeCan said:
Hits, the predicted affected areas don't come over as far as us or you: I prefer it just not happen.



Correct. There is not an active fault within 60 miles of us. We will still feel the large ones. In your area if I am guessing correctly there are two but per the USGS map I just looked at they are not directly connected to the San Andreas so that is something to smile about. Spidering fractures off the main tend to be more dangerous they say. I am like you, I prefer none of it LOL

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