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Old 09-06-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Yes...been hearing this one all my life.
Me too. *Yawns* Hurry up already!! !
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: FULCI LIVES!!!(but not in Indiana)
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How often do you Los Angelians feel tremors and stuff? All the times I visited I never felt anything like that. Just curious as to what it feels like.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Like the old "E" rides at Disneyland!!
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: West LA
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How often do you Los Angelians feel tremors and stuff? All the times I visited I never felt anything like that. Just curious as to what it feels like.
Well, I am not going to try and write a text description of an earthquake. That'd be like someone describing a van Gogh on the phone... you can find out 'how often' by looking here:

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Map Centered at 34N, 118W
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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very rarely. the only one i ever felt was a 2.0 that hit only one mile away. i was a baby during northridge. the 4.0 recently was only felt mainly in the San Fernando (where it hit), not the LA Basin. it hit early so not many felt it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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According to scientists the big one really is coming soon.When LA is laid out by the quake do you think it will quickly recover for the better or will it be like new orleans.The experts say the damage will be in the 100's of billion dollars.We sometimes forget we live in such a disaster waiting to happen.

Scientist makes dire earthquake prediction - Los Angeles Times
Long story short.

If there was credible scientific data to support "a really big quake coming soon", the financial institutions and Insurance co's who specialize in Earthquake Insurance would be the first indicators.

They would non-renew most if not all of their earthquake contracts and save billions.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Long story short.

If there was credible scientific data to support "a really big quake coming soon", the financial institutions and Insurance co's who specialize in Earthquake Insurance would be the first indicators.

They would non-renew most if not all of their earthquake contracts and save billions.
Stop being reasonable.

Didn't you hear?

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Stop being reasonable.

Didn't you hear?

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!
Are you serious??

I'd better go find Henny Penny so we can tell the King!!!!!


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Old 09-12-2007, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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How often do you Los Angelians feel tremors and stuff? All the times I visited I never felt anything like that. Just curious as to what it feels like.
Let me tell you about February 9th, 1971. 6:01 in the morning, quiet. Cool, still somewhat dark. My mom in the bathroom down the hall from my bedroom, getting ready for work. I'm 9. I look at my windowsills in the darkness, thinking someone is jiggling the latches from outside. I slowly get the covers off and get one foot on the carpet and the rattling continues. Then WHAM! I shot down the hall as the house was rumbling along only to discover my mom was NOT in the bathroom at all! She was in my room looking for me. We passed each other in a narrow hallway without even noticing. The house sounded like it was being murdered as a low base growl that would put a car stereo to shame vibrated beneath us. My dad stood in the hall doorway over us as this went on for almost a minute. Like being on a giant speaker, literally bouncing off the floor. After a couple hours it was mostly over, it would shake off and on at times. Every now and then, it would pound out of nowhere over the next two weeks. Old, brick chimneys that didn't fall, spread out like a funnel, narrow at the roof, wide at the top. Glass everywhere driving my mom to Children's Hospital in Hollywood, where she worked. The worried look on my dad's face stays with me to this day. Felt and sounded like the end of the world. That was just a 6.6? Google Sylmar 1971

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Old 09-12-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Let me tell you about February 9th, 1971. 6:01 in the morning, quiet. Cool, still somewhat dark. My mom in the bathroom down the hall from my bedroom, getting ready for work. I'm 9. I look at my windowsills in the darkness, thinking someone is jiggling the latches from outside. I slowly get the covers off and get one foot on the carpet and the rattling continues. Then WHAM! I shot down the hall as the house was rumbling along only to discover my mom was NOT in the bathroom at all! She was in my room looking for me. We passed each other in a narrow hallway without even noticing. The house sounded like it was being murdered as a low base growl that would put a car stereo to shame vibrated beneath us. My dad stood in the hall doorway over us as this went on for almost a minute. Like being on a giant speaker, literally bouncing off the floor. After a couple hours it was mostly over, it would shake off and on at times. Every now and then, it would pound out of nowhere over the next two weeks. Old, brick chimneys that didn't fall, spread out like a funnel, narrow at the roof, wide at the top. Glass everywhere driving my mom to Children's Hospital in Hollywood, where she worked. The worried look on my dad's face stays with me to this day. Felt and sounded like the end of the world. That was just a 6.6? Google Sylmar 1971
Exactly. I was nine too, in Canoga Park. I thought someone was trying to break through my bedroom windows. I called for my mom and we all huddled in the dark bouncing hallway.

Also, remember how warm it was that morning? Also warm the day of the 94 quake. Both quakes in the dead of winter.
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