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Old 04-23-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Default Earthquake Soon?

there has been an increase in earthquakes around la:

Recent Earthquakes for 118-34

could this mean we are getting ready for a big one?
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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there has been an increase in earthquakes around la:

Recent Earthquakes for 118-34

could this mean we are getting ready for a big one?
I think they've had more earthquakes in Illinois lately.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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It's always a good idea to be prepared for an earthquake. You never know when one will hit. I keep an earthquake kit in my car and one in my home. I also do monthly checks to makes sure the batteries haven't died, food hasn't expired, etc. I also keep some cash on hand because if a quake hits ATMs may go down as well as computers in the banks so it may take several days to have access to your money. I also have a pair of tennis shoes at work I'm in Century City so that I won't cut my feet on the several feet of glass projected in the event of a quake. On thing people don't think about: if you are in your car and ge trapped, TURN OFF THE ENGINE. Most of the people who died in San Francisco's last earthquake died from inhaling engine exhaust from running cars rather than injuries.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's always a good idea to be prepared for an earthquake.
I had installed an earthquake gas shutoff valve in my California houses. I think it is around $200 installed....I forgot...good idea to get one though.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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It's always a good idea to be prepared for an earthquake. You never know when one will hit. I keep an earthquake kit in my car and one in my home. I also do monthly checks to makes sure the batteries haven't died, food hasn't expired, etc. I also keep some cash on hand because if a quake hits ATMs may go down as well as computers in the banks so it may take several days to have access to your money. I also have a pair of tennis shoes at work I'm in Century City so that I won't cut my feet on the several feet of glass projected in the event of a quake. On thing people don't think about: if you are in your car and ge trapped, TURN OFF THE ENGINE. Most of the people who died in San Francisco's last earthquake died from inhaling engine exhaust from running cars rather than injuries.
This is a good post. I bought one of those rubbermaid type storage sheds that I keep outside of my garage. Its filled with water, canned food, blankets, first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, radio, etc. Also keep cash at home and in car just in case.

CES, I was in the south tower in Century City on the 38th floor during a 5.0 Northridge aftershock. I was not fun.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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It's a good idea to keep good walking shoes, extra water and essential medications in the car too -- just in case you have to walk a long distance after an earthquake. Unfortunately, you can't predict where you'll get stuck if one happens.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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I think they've had more earthquakes in Illinois lately.
true, but i has been pretty quiet in la, and now in the past week we've had a big increase in earthquakes.

i was just curious. im from texas and never been in an earthquake, wanna feel one, just to see what it's like, maybe a 4.0 or something, nothing big.

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: In a house
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There are earthquakes daily in CA---the big one?? Who knows?! At this point and time it's all guesses but no one "really" knows. As other posters have said just be ready. Even if the "Big" one hit you must remember that that does not mean it's the big one all over CA. It's in particular places. Yes, you could feel the effects but not always get the devastation that other areas may get. It isn't anything to concern yourself about just be prepared. It's CA after all!!
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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i was just curious. im from texas and never been in an earthquake, wanna feel one, just to see what it's like, maybe a 4.0 or something, nothing big.
With little earthquakes, it's like the building you are in just "shudders." It's like one little jolt, hanging lights will sway, etc. What you feel depends on how close you are to the epicenter so you can get swaying lights with a 2.0 if you are right over the epicenter.

If there is a big earthquake, but it's far away, it kind of feels like a train moving by -- just a long low rumble with a little bit of shaking that lasts for a long time. (We felt the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco where I worked in Van Nuys at the time -- but it felt like it was far away.)

Big earthquakes close by are no fun.
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