Laguna Beach, California, US
GeorgeMann wrote: Man, you should move East and get in the tornados, hurricanes, ungodly humidity, bugs bigger than you.
i already stated i'd much rather be in the mid atlantic region.
GeorgeMann wrote: Those quakes today were not even noticable as earthquakes if you were not lying down.
well, a lot of people were calling into the news radio saying they felt it/them.
GeorgeMann wrote: You are sitting smack on top of the countries worst fault. If it moves you will really panic.
i am not sitting on the new madrid fault line.
GeorgeMann wrote: The Last one that did any major damage was in the 80's so you are due.
so, whittier narrows, landers, big bear or northridge (or any of many other smaller local temblors) didn't do ANY damage to you in orange? are you in old orange, where the homes are all raised foundation?
GeorgeMann wrote: Think about it, all the earthquake hype keeps people from moving here to Gods country with the perfect year round climate.
I have been hearing people in OC whine about the quakes and have been in Orange for 65 years without so much as a cracked window.
this last item is so full of "huh?", that i'm just going to let it go.
i am slightly curious if you've seen the population growth numbers in this county for the last half century though.
What is your definition of big earthquake? I'll set it at 6.0, to be nice. There will be no earthquake above a 5.9 in the next three weeks here in CA.
For comparison, the Northridge quake of '94 was a 6.7. The Whittier Narrows quake of '87 was a 5.9, and did $358.000.000 in damage, so your definition of big quake is critical.
Laguna Beach, California, US
Carlos Occidental wrote: Well, very little damage happened to downtown LA during the 6.7 Northridge quake. Seems a pretty safe place to be. They're all made to withstand something like an 8.0 earthquake.
that's actually a very dangerous thought. most of the energy from northridge was focused north, into the hills. if the energy had been focused towards downtown, the damage would have been catastrophic.
kobe had the same size earthquake, but the bulk of the energy stayed near the downtown area, doing extensive damage to that city.
and one of the last places i'd want to be is downtown pasadena.
But I was facetime chatting with my girlfriend who lives in Hollywood and she freaked the fuck out when it happened. She's been in L.A. for 6 months and this was the first one she felt. She said she'd rather move back to Florida and deal with hurricanes. I told her she's nuts.
want me to take care of her while she's here? I'm good around earthquakes
And looke where a majority of those quakes are happening,the southern shore of the Salton sea,ie,Brawley,Westmoreland...and the last VOLCANIC EVENT to happen in this region,Obsidian Butte...
This is no doubt a volcanic earthquake swarm,actually an intensification of a swarm that has been happening since the quake just south of Cali on the San Andreas in 2010...
Combined with the temperature of the southern shore of the Salton sea rising 5 degrees in tha past year or so...something be brewing ...and scientsist have no idea what or how big it could be