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Old 08-31-2007, 12:27 AM
 
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It seems that earth quakes are happening more in South and Northern California is losing its popularity
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
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I have lived in S. California my whole life. Earthquakes rarely even enter my mind. We have the BIG ones every 20 years or so, the others are small and don't even interrupt your day. Every region has some natural disaster to worry about, and most occur much more often! The benefits of living here definitely outweigh the possibility of an earthquake.

There are tons of smaller quakes, most go unfelt. And if you do feel it, its over in 15 seconds. Like OutofSoCal said, there is no advance notice, so you dont sit in your house worrying about it, or scurry around to prepare. All you have to do is make yourself an earthquake kit, keep it in an easy to access location and then go on with life
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Speaking of which... I was born & raised here in the midwest & grew up hearing my momma talk about those stupid people in California who were all going to die one day when the "big on hit" & that if she was smart & had the money she'd buy up all the land East of California because it would eventually be oceanfront property.

lol


She was probably joking when she said that. The coastline is not going to change a whole lot. For one thing, 86% of the California coastline is rising. For another, the San Andreas fault is a strike-slip type- lateral movement- not up and down.

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I never ever ever considered moving to California because of those ridiculous stories & the earthquakes. Question is, how much does the realities of earthquakes really affect all of you in Cali? My momma may be turning in her grave knowing how badly I am fighting for this move to LA... lol

(Love you momma)
Overall, it is blown out of proportion. Earthquakes above 6.0 and even above 5.0 are relatively rare. Even in large quakes, like the mag. 6.7 1994 Northridge quake, casualties were quite low (about 60). And that was a moderate-sized quake directly under a heavily populated area.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:34 AM
 
Location: East Coast Personality. West Coast Flaire. Planted in Minneapolis / “MN Niceland"
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Trust me, FLEET, she wasn't joking!!! Sure it is exaggerated but when drilled in you from your earliest years, often, it affects your decision making. I clearly wouldn't NOT move there because CALI was going to fall in the ocean if I was consciously thinking it. Anyhow, moms doesn't have a thing to say about it - if someone will rent to me - I AM THERE!!!




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She was probably joking when she said that. The coastline is not going to change a whole lot. For one thing, 86% of the California coastline is rising. For another, the San Andreas fault is a strike-slip type- lateral movement- not up and down.



Overall, it is blown out of proportion. Earthquakes above 6.0 and even above 5.0 are relatively rare. Even in large quakes, like the mag. 6.7 1994 Northridge quake, casualties were quite low (about 60). And that was a moderate-sized quake directly under a heavily populated area.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Trust me, FLEET, she wasn't joking!!! Sure it is exaggerated but when drilled in you from your earliest years, often, it affects your decision making. I clearly wouldn't NOT move there because CALI was going to fall in the ocean if I was consciously thinking it. Anyhow, moms doesn't have a thing to say about it - if someone will rent to me - I AM THERE!!!
What I would have done is check out a few library books on earthquakes and read up on it.
Then you could have separated fact from fiction.

Think of it this way: the ocean off California is less than a mile deep and the crust of California is 10+ miles thick!
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:20 AM
 
Location: East Coast Personality. West Coast Flaire. Planted in Minneapolis / “MN Niceland"
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What I would have done is check out a few library books on earthquakes and read up on it.
Then you could have separated fact from fiction.

Think of it this way: the ocean off California is less than a mile deep and the crust of California is 10+ miles thick!
My momma didn't operate like that. She knew what she knew even when what she knew was wrong - because my momma was never wrong. Pearls before swine keeps coming to mind. I always knew that even if there was some grain of truth behind her fears - she had a way of taking mole hills & turning them into mountains. Sharing here was just a funny way to say, hey momma, I'm still doing it "my way"... lol
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: In a house
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"K Sera Sera," whatever will be will be!! That's my personal opinion regarding earthquakes.

Last edited by cynwldkat; 08-31-2007 at 08:29 AM..
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I can't find a 3-point-anything on that map. It's severity was reduced to a 1.7 or 1.8 depending on which USGS site you use...
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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yeah, felt it in Poway!
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: southern california
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yep felt like a long 3.5 to me.
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