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Old 06-01-2007, 08:30 AM
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by MFSurfer View Post
Thanks for your answer!
What about earthquakes in that area? (the strong ones')

I've lived in Long Beach for several years - too many to mention I've felt a couple shakers, but the coast was far enough from the epicenter. The Northridge earthquake was the last big shaker and that was in 1994 or 1995. I felt the Whittier earthquake in 1987. Most earthquakes happen in the desert. I wouldn't worry about earthquakes, but the problem is there is no warning, so you never know. I'd rather deal with an earthquake than a tornado or hurricane or a snow blizzard .......
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:46 AM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Default Long Beach has an earthquake fault.

There was a 6.3 earthquake (similar in size to the Northridge quake) there in 1933, which turned out to be a good thing, because the building codes were changed as a result. Happy apartment hunting!

By the way, there are lots of things to do in L.A. that don't entail sitting on the freeway forever. Many free concerts in the summer, etc.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the help all!
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