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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Sounds like something my girls would say!
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    We had bought our first house in Northridge...six months before the earthquake hit. We were three blocks from the epicenter. Every single wall in the house was cracked, the chimmney broke off at the roof line, the carport pulled away from the house and all the cinder block walls in the back yard collapesed....book cases had tipped over and blocked some doorways and all my wine glasses got broken. This all happened at about 4:30 in the morning and it was all we could do to hold onto the bed because the land mass had risen up about ten feet and then dropped back down. By the time it was over we were two feet higher in elevation. We were walking around in a daze for days afterward. But all in all, it was kind of exciting.

    Fortunately, we had bought EQ insurance which at the time was only about $160 a year and 10K deductable....but we had over 60K in damage so it was definitely worth it. Can't touch EQ insurance for that price anymore.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    That doesn't sound exciting. But then I live in an area with floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.

    If you live in an area with tornadoes and floods you are far more in danger than anyone who lives in California.

    The problem with Southern California is that even a few drops of rain evoke a giant emotional response. SoCal has a small 5.1 tumbler and you would think that a planet killing asteroid has hit Disneyland.

    A thousand people could die in floods in India and in Los Angeles that would get 4 seconds of news. Somebody gets swimming pool water splashing on their patio in a earthquake and that is all the people in California can talk about for a month.

    Blue states, waddayagonnado?

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    If you live in an area with tornadoes and floods you are far more in danger than anyone who lives in California.

    The problem with Southern California is that even a few drops of rain evoke a giant emotional response. SoCal has a small 5.1 tumbler and you would think that a planet killing asteroid has hit Disneyland.

    A thousand people could die in floods in India and in Los Angeles that would get 4 seconds of news. Somebody gets swimming pool water splashing on their patio in a earthquake and that is all the people in California can talk about for a month.

    Blue states, waddayagonnado?
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    If you live in an area with tornadoes and floods you are far more in danger than anyone who lives in California.

    The problem with Southern California is that even a few drops of rain evoke a giant emotional response. SoCal has a small 5.1 tumbler and you would think that a planet killing asteroid has hit Disneyland.

    A thousand people could die in floods in India and in Los Angeles that would get 4 seconds of news. Somebody gets swimming pool water splashing on their patio in a earthquake and that is all the people in California can talk about for a month.

    Blue states, waddayagonnado?
    It's not that we're a blue state as the fact that climate-wise and geology-wise, nothing really actually happens here. Fewer earthquakes than people think, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no floods, no significant changing of seasons, no snow, no volcanoes, no mosquitoes, no allergy-causing pollen, just...nothing.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's not that we're a blue state as the fact that climate-wise and geology-wise, nothing really actually happens here. Fewer earthquakes than people think, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no floods, no significant changing of seasons, no snow, no volcanoes, no mosquitoes, no allergy-causing pollen, just...nothing.

    I don't know if that's peaceful and safe, or plain old boring?
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't know if that's peaceful and safe, or plain old boring?
    Boring.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Boring.

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    When I was growing up in FL, there were no hurricanes or snowstorms or ice or anything just long hot summers, boring. Then one summer we got a thunderstorm that had lightning strikes, hammering the building, blowing out 500lb chunks of concrete with rebar. It got rid of the boring real quick, and since the 90's it's been really picking up the pace.
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    When I was growing up in FL, there were no hurricanes or snowstorms or ice or anything just long hot summers, boring. Then one summer we got a thunderstorm that had lightning strikes, hammering the building, blowing out 500lb chunks of concrete with rebar. It got rid of the boring real quick, and since the 90's it's been really picking up the pace.
    Well, I don't require a high body count to satisfy my adrenaline addiction. Just...something...different. In New England we had changing of seasons, and you know what? That was perfectly satisfactory.

    Gotta admit though, this whole no mosquitoes and no allergies thing is pretty damn sweet.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Yellowstone is an active super volcano. The entire park could blow any minute and wipe out the entire western US and then some. Just something to think about.

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