Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
Results 71 to 77 of 77

Thread: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

  1. #71
    Sage
    Moot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:43 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    27,460

    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    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.
    The after shocks made our house feel like a houseboat riding out to a choppy sea. It was wild. We spent the next five years earthquake proofing our house. I tried to base my decor on early Pompeii so when the next big quake hit it would look authentic. lol

  2. #72
    Ho, ho, ho.
    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    21,560

    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.
    This is not the first time I've heard this. I've never been to Yellowstone, and told Hubs I'd like to get there while we still can.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal
    After years of condemning Bill Clinton for being a rapist, Republicans apparently changed their minds about the whole thing and elected one of their own.
    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen
    Fox News knows their audience. Nuance and facts aren't why they tune in.

  3. #73
    Ho, ho, ho.
    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    21,560

    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    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.

    It's funny you pointed that picture out. I used that very same picture last week, giving my daughter an impromptu geography lesson on the Aleutian islands and the ring of fire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal
    After years of condemning Bill Clinton for being a rapist, Republicans apparently changed their minds about the whole thing and elected one of their own.
    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen
    Fox News knows their audience. Nuance and facts aren't why they tune in.

  4. #74
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Seen
    06-24-16 @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    1,073

    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The after shocks made our house feel like a houseboat riding out to a choppy sea. It was wild. We spent the next five years earthquake proofing our house. I tried to base my decor on early Pompeii so when the next big quake hit it would look authentic. lol




    I remember photos from the Sylmar earthquake in '71. One photo that always stuck in my mind was of a Chevrolet truck with the driver and passenger inside crushed underneath an overpass in the Newhall pass area.
    During the Northridge quake a different overpass in the same area came down killing a police officer on a motorbike on his way to work.



    You just have to know that in a larger quake on the southern San Andreas many of these overpasses will come down again. The idea that the mountains and foothills in this area which were formed by these quakes are not as strong as the man made bridges in the same area seems futile to me.

    Here is a photo of Vasquez Rocks formed from earthquakes near the San Andreas fault and just north of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (many will recognize this area from many Hollywood films).

    VasquezRocks3.Jpg

  5. #75
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,026

    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I have read that the fault in So Carolina is potentially more dangerous than the San Andreas fault in California, because of the difference in soil types. Is that correct?
    The midwest and east can amplify the intensity over a larger area due to bedrock.

  6. #76
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    34,970

    Re: 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks rattle California

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    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
    This is the thread in which it was discussed. http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...than-thou.html

    Relevant quote:

    "Dr Perrillat said there are no known supervolcanoes that are in danger of erupting in the foreseeable future, and it would take at least a decade or so for the magma pressure within a caldera to build up to a point where an eruption is likely. "

    So you only need to continue paying your taxes for another ten years, at which point you're perfectly free to give the IRS the finger.

  7. #77
    Paying To Play
    AJiveMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    wisconSIN
    Last Seen
    05-15-15 @ 04:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,775

    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?
    Not to minimize this but, if Californians went for more without any type of seismic activity, they'd be on edge, really on edge of a biggie.

Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •