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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

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    Oh, you know what? I was drinking. I was at a function last night and they were serving 16% alcohol wine. I didn't drink all week so my tolerance was at rock bottom, and the two glasses I had hit me like a truck. That probably explains it.
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

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    5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle Southern Calif.

    So last night a 5.1 earthquake hit LA.

    4.4-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area - CNN.com

    Last week a 4.4 earthquake hit LA.



    Granted, I am not a seismologist. But I've heard that smaller quakes lead up to a really big one. Thankfully, it's been years and years since we've had a really big West coast quake.

    Are we in for another one? Anyone specialize in this?
    Can scientists predict earthquakes?

    No, and it is unlikely they will ever be able to predict them. Scientists have tried many different ways of predicting earthquakes, but none have been successful. On any particular fault, scientists know there will be another earthquake sometime in the future, but they have no way of telling when it will happen.
    The Science of Earthquakes

    Scientists may not be able to predict earthquakes but you know one day the San Andreas fault will separate and drastically reduce the size of California.

    Pangaea, plate tectonics...

    Pangea Continent Map - Continental Drift - Supercontinent
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    The Science of Earthquakes

    Scientists may not be able to predict earthquakes but you know one day the San Andreas fault will separate and drastically reduce the size of California.

    Pangaea, plate tectonics...

    Pangea Continent Map - Continental Drift - Supercontinent

    You do know that the San Andreas cannot do such a thing I hope.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    You do know that the San Andreas cannot do such a thing I hope.
    Hey, I saw Superman. I'm perfectly aware of what one well-placed nuke can do. Now admit it: I just scienced the **** out of you.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hey, I saw Superman. I'm perfectly aware of what one well-placed nuke can do. Now admit it: I just scienced the **** out of you.
    Yup....but, I would expect nothing less from someone who has seen Superman.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Eeeeeaaaarttthhhhquuaaaake!!!!

    Anyone else just feel that? I'm going to guess that was a 3.8 - 4.

    Edit: Nope, that was a 4.5.
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    oK - just wondering. I've never lived through any kind of an earthquake. My natural disasters are much different, living on this side of the country.

    I'd just always read that smaller ones like the ones happening over the last few days, might be a precursor to something bigger.

    Thanks for the info.
    We recently had a couple not too far north of you in South Carolina.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    They're actually quite rare these days. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of earthquakes I've experienced since moving here.
    When I was there 50' to early 70s they were the norm. Maybe things have calmed down.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When I was there 50' to early 70s they were the norm. Maybe things have calmed down.
    Not in the last few days they haven't. One more earthquake and I'm going to need to start counting with my other hand.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Eeeeeaaaarttthhhhquuaaaake!!!!

    Anyone else just feel that? I'm going to guess that was a 3.8 - 4.

    Edit: Nope, that was a 4.5.
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