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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    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.
    I read an article on that somewhat recently. The pressure isn't enough to be significant for a really, really long time.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

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    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.
    Mosquitoes I can avoid but allergies are going nuts today. The tree pollen is covering my car like a kids crayon. I liked seasons as a kid, but I can do without sub freezing temps anymore. My bones don't heat up easily as they did.
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Mosquitoes I can avoid but allergies are going nuts today. The tree pollen is covering my car like a kids crayon. I liked seasons as a kid, but I can do without sub freezing temps anymore. My bones don't heat up easily as they did.
    Sounds like Los Angeles is the place for you!

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I read an article on that somewhat recently. The pressure isn't enough to be significant for a really, really long time.
    I hope you're right.....

    "...Yellowstone tends to have a major eruption every 600,000 to 700,000 years ó numbers determined by ash deposits aged using geochemical and radioactive dating ó and Unsworth said another one might not be far off.

    ďItís been doing it about every 600,000 years and the last one was about 600,000 years ago. I canít call that a prediction, but some would say itís a cause to be concerned about the next one coming,Ē he said......"

    Yellowstone supervolcano a local threat, too | World | News | Calgary Sun

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

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    Sounds like Los Angeles is the place for you!

    Oh hell no. After seeing the Rehab reality series with Dr Drew, I couldn't stand all the drugs, left coast enviro nuttery or expensive cost of living. I'd be more of a Mid Westerner, because they're always so nice on the customer service, phone calls. And I still like small town virtues, minus the meth labs.
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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I think the 1994 Northridge quake was a 7.1. After that quake, Los Angeles imposed some very strict earthquake construction codes....and a lot of old buildings and homes had to be retro-fitted. So L.A. might be more prepared for strong earthquakes than most places in the country.
    The 1994 Northridge quake was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake.

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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.
    Well, all earthquakes below a magnitude 6.0 in the Ring of Fire is a big yawn as they are rather common.

    We get magnitude 5.x earthquakes in Oregon too.

    For those not knowing, a 6.0 is 10 times stronger than a 5.0, which is 10 times stronger than a 4.0, etc. See the pattern?

    A 6.0 would be about 8 times stronger than a 5.1.

    Your news outlets must have a slow news day to point them out.


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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    The 1994 Northridge quake was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake.
    It felt like a 9.0.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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?
    I hope so. That whole state is welcome to slide off into the ocean.

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    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    It felt like a 9.0.
    The type of thrust fault contributed to more ground velocity than most quakes of the same magnitude.

    Compared to the 1964 Anchorage earthquake which was a 9.2 and lasted almost 5 minutes, Northridge at 6.7 was a little peep. The last big quake in Southern California was the Fort Tejon quake of 1857 on the San Andreas fault. That quake was estimated to be a 7.9 magnitude. If another quake of this size on the lower San Andreas were to occur there would likely be widespread destruction.

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