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Offline CarbShark

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 08:46:53 PM »
Landers was the night of my cousin’s wedding in Newport Beach, Orange County.

There were two major, unrelated earthquakes that night.

That was exciting.

Next morning we took all the kids to Disneyland and had the place to ourselves until about 1 pm when the crowds came back.

Space Mountain and the Matterhorn. We’re shut down.


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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2019, 09:07:58 PM »
We had an earthquake once.

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2019, 09:15:19 PM »
I didn't feel it. I was on the ocean, and 2,500 miles away ;D

I was in Tecate, BC, Mexico when I felt an earthquake. My first impression was that a worker with a small motorized cart had bumped my cabin. But the shaking continued. I said to myself, "I think this is an earthquake. You're supposed to go outside when there's an earthquake." So I went out onto my patio. The shaking didn't last long. The epicenter was about 90 miles east, IIRC. No damage. Some aftershocks were reported but I didn't feel them.

You are not supposed to go outside during an earthquake. Anything on the roof our outside walls of your building could fall as your going through the door. It's safer to stay inside until the shaking stops, wait a few seconds, then go outside.

If you're outside that's the safest place usually, as long as you're not near any collapsing structures.

Well, I guess I dodged a bullet on that one. I do remember being told to go outside if there was an Earthquake. It's possible that the recommendations are different for a sparsely-populated area of widely-spaced one-room cabins than they are for an area with high-rise buildings. I have not lived in an earthquake-prone area since I moved away from L.A. at the age of about 20. In North Dakota we had blizzards and the rare tornado, but no earthquakes. I don't know if Spokane is too far east to feel west-coast quakes, but I never felt anything in the dozen years I lived there. The volcano on my island is dormant and probably extinct. Hurricanes are the big thing here but the Big Island tends to block them from us. If we get a major tsunami, I'm toast. Sorry for the digression. Back to earthquakes...
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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 09:35:58 PM »
My wife felt it 170 miles away in Paso. I was moving around and didn’t.
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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2019, 11:16:57 AM »
The disturbance was probably just two dragons fighting in an underground lake.
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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2019, 11:34:27 PM »
Just felt a nice 6.9/7.1 in Paso. Sweet!
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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 11:39:34 PM »
7.1 Aftershock. Phone was in airplane mode so I don’t know if they sent an alert


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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2019, 11:41:37 PM »
7.1 Aftershock. Phone was in airplane mode so I don’t know if they sent an alert


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Yeah, getting some smaller ones too. We about 170 miles away from Ridgecrest. It must be tough for the people there.
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2019, 12:34:15 AM »
7.1 Aftershock. Phone was in airplane mode so I don’t know if they sent an alert



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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2019, 02:39:02 AM »
I'm about 150 miles from the epicenter but didn't notice it. I'm from Alaska, so I've got a high shaking threshold. Hope everyone is safe out in CA.

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2019, 07:43:29 AM »
Is it typically broken gas infrastructure that leads to fires after earthquakes, or is electricity similarly likely to cause fires?

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2019, 11:06:48 AM »
I'm about 150 miles from the epicenter but didn't notice it. I'm from Alaska, so I've got a high shaking threshold. Hope everyone is safe out in CA.

There have been many times where I am moving around and don’t notice them. Even with the 7.1 I might not have noticed if I was walking around. We are feeling a lot of the 3+ aftershocks.

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2019, 11:21:05 AM »
Is it typically broken gas infrastructure that leads to fires after earthquakes, or is electricity similarly likely to cause fires?

Generally yes. Downed pwer lines starting fires and some fueled by propane and natural gas. Then just falling stuff.

Now that yesterday’s quake is considered the primary due to it being bigger, we are wondering if one is about to top it. Hope not!

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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 03:36:22 PM »
Would that make yesterday's quake a beforeshock, where rumbles now are aftershocks?
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Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 06:47:50 PM »
I learned yesterday listening to Lucy Jones that when a large quake follows a smaller quake, the larger one becomes the primary. I think the window is like a week but I am not sure. If an even bigger one comes that moves up to primary, the prior afters become pre and we all panic. 

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