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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ocnbrze, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    wow i just survived another california earthquake!!!!!!!

    gotta love earthquakes.

    6.1 or so in ridgecrest which i believe is near death valley. good times!!!!!!!!!

     


    #1 ocnbrze, Jul 4, 2019
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  2. Mikestony

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    My wife just, I mean just, told me about that! Did you feel it?
     
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  3. ocnbrze

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    yep. i sure did. it rolled for about 30 seconds or so. i was expecting it to get stronger. but it just kept going and going.
     
  4. Mikestony

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    Never ever felt, or have been close to, an earthquake. I think I would flip shih tzu if I was in one :eek: :eek:
     
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  5. ocnbrze

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    thats funny. i just commented that there is an earthquake nd just kept drinking and smoking my cigar.
     
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  6. olbriar

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    Glad that you are ok ocn. We've experienced little ones here in Ks the last decade or so. New stuff for this area. Nothing on the scale you experienced ...and I'm glad.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

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    to me this was a little one. luckily it was not in a populated area. it is centered someplace out in the deserts just east and north of Los Angeles. i think it is somewhere 130 miles or so from the epicenter.

    no big deal for me, but thanx for the concern......lol
     
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  8. Dngrsone

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    Dngrswife was on the 4th floor of a hotel in LA, the shaking woke her up. Ii wasn't so bad in the lobby, where I was.
     
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  9. ocnbrze

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    wow!!!!!!!

    they are saying in the news that this is the biggest earthquake in southern california in 20 years. i don't know, it seems there were others that felt bigger.
     
  10. Mikestony

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    Without googling it, I seem to recall the one back in, what, 1988?
     
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  11. ocnbrze

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    the biggest i think that i remember at least was the northridge earthquake in like 1994 or 1995.
     
  12. ocnbrze

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    wow a bunch of homes now are on fire due to gas leaks from the quake. i hope no one here is in the situation. in some ways i'm glad it hit in a small city and not a densely populated city like LA.
     
  13. MoodyBlues

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    Here in Arcadia I didn't feel a thing, but my live-in helper was out, driving--and thought someone had hit her. :eek:

    "Dr Lucy" (as my mom always called seismologist Dr Lucy Jones, of the USGS and Caltech) has been filling us in on all the details.
     
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  14. ocnbrze

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    didn't she retire? i guess not.......lol

    yeah it was not very big here in West Covina. i only felt because i was sitting outside on my outdoor wicker couch. it has a little sway in it, so it was very easy to feel the quake.
     
  15. MoodyBlues

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    Yes and no. She's on channel 5 right now, and the text under her name says "Caltech seismologist." I remember her retirement announcement, so I guess that was from the USGS. I'm glad she's still the go-to spokesperson when there's an earthquake.
    We're practically neighbors! :)
     
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  16. MoodyBlues

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    Having grown up with earthquakes, and then living in places that have hurricanes, tornadoes, sub-zero temperatures, and ice storms, I'm happy to be back home. I'll take the possibility of an occasional earthquake ANY DAY over the tornadoes-like-clockwork in Tornado Alley!

    I don't mean to diminish the damage earthquakes can do. I just mean that living with the possibility of an earthquake suits me better than the certainty of tornadoes, hurricanes, ice, etc.
     
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  17. MoodyBlues

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    In LA? Or could you be thinking of the 1989 'World Series' [Loma Prieta] quake in San Francisco?

    This earthquake-related thread I posted a few months ago has links to some cool apps. As described in that thread, one of them includes a comprehensive list of historically important earthquakes. Very handy and interesting.
     
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  18. Mikestony

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    Yeah, that's the one I was thinking about :eek:
     
  19. MoodyBlues

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    I kind of figured. :)

    That was a big, bad one. And the whole world was watching! (At least those watching the World Series.)

    Today's earthquake was the strongest in SoCal since 1999. Luckily, it didn't strongly affect densely populated areas.
     
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  20. MoodyBlues

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    I'm getting such a kick out of all the videos viewers have sent in showing water sloshing out of their pools. It's so LA--like when it rains, and the TV stations are inundated with viewer videos showing...rain... :rolleyes:
     
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  21. ocnbrze

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    my heart skipped a beat when they showed a cellphone video of a liquor store in ridgecrest with all those broken bottles of wine and beer.........such a waste.....lol
     
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  22. Dngrsone

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    I'm loath to see what awaits me at the mobile home...
     
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  23. MoodyBlues

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    I just stumbled upon an interview with Dr Jones about to start, on channel 7 (KABC). It was very interesting, and they're showing different clips in each newscast. But it's available in its entirety on their YouTube channel.
     
  24. ocnbrze

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    holy crap another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    looks like this one is an aftershock of the ridgecrest earthquake yesterday.!!!!!!!!!!!

    right the USGS is saying it is a 7.1 magnitude. those poor guys in ridgecrest. i hope folks there are alright.
     
  25. ocnbrze

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    ok they just downgraded the earthquake to a 6.9 and not 7.1. that seems like a pretty big difference. i wonder how that works. i thought the instruments used to calculate the magnitude are pretty accurate.
     
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