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Old 04-23-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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There are some extremely dangerous faults in So Cal apart from the San Andreas system. Take for example the Newport Inglewood fault. A repeat of the 1933 quake on that fault would be a very bad deal.
The place I'm afraid to live is Washington DC--they have way too much hot are there.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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They also said that the severity of the damage in SF would depend because there are so many fault lines up there while in L.A. it's primarily the San Andreas.
That doesn't make much sense considering the San Andreas runs right through SF before it terminates past Santa Rosa, I wouldn't feel too comfortable living in SF knowing that!
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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Are you sure it isn't because of all the gay people there that you'd be uncomfortable living in SF?
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Fred Stanford had more "big one's" than CA will ever have. I mean, ever.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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don't know if more and more people would flock after big one happpened. If more flock probably cause of very low prices.
When the big one hits, it will be over before most anyone will rationally acknowledge wth was happening! After the real big ones hits most if not all CA will be under water. Yuma, AZ might just end up being the new Malibu beach afterwards.

If you are really paranoid about it or at least wanna be ready, here is my advice:
1. Taking flying lessons (and no you do not need to buy a plane before or after the lessons). Cost, I am guessing a few thousand $.
2. Leave really close to a small or private airport/air field. If you are not within running distance, then have a dirt bike and be within 10 minutes of riding distance.
3. Have a survival packback. Fill it up with most valuable, necessary items. Make sure you also have water and food to last you a day or two just in case.
4. Last item, own a pistol. Keep it loaded and in a safe place where you can have immediate access (possibly in the survival backpack).

When fan hits the sh.t, get to the private/small airfield. Hijack a small airplane that you can actually handle and fly East.

Simple enough, no? I know this is a crazy plan but I never claimed to be a sane person.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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After the real big ones hits most if not all CA will be under water. Yuma, AZ might just end up being the new Malibu beach afterwards.
Please read up on plate tectonics, specifically the tectonic boundary between the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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This has to be an April Fool's joke two weeks late! The two plates, the Pacific plate and the North American plate, are moving past each other. The San Andreas is a right lateral strike-slip fault. This means that in several million years, Los Angeles will be neighbors with San Francisco.

San Andreas Fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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All land west of the fault on the Pacific Plate is moving slowly to the northwest while all land east of the fault is moving southwest (relatively southeast as measured at the fault) under the influence of plate tectonics. The rate of slippage averages approximately 33–37 mm/year across California.

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When the big one hits, it will be over before most anyone will rationally acknowledge wth was happening! After the real big ones hits most if not all CA will be under water. Yuma, AZ might just end up being the new Malibu beach afterwards.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:30 AM
rlt
 
Location: Monroe, Michigan
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Look at this link!

Big Quake "Guaranteed" to Hit California by 2037
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Some Say the world is coming to an end 2012....looks like the calendar is off and going to happen much sooner then later....Utah Oklahoma just had earthquakes a few days ago and now this issue with the Volanco eruption in Iceland...makes you go himmmmmmmmm

baja california, mexico have been getting alot almost everyday an just 2hrs ago according to this site.

http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/qed/

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Old 04-17-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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This has to be an April Fool's joke two weeks late! The two plates, the Pacific plate and the North American plate, are moving past each other. The San Andreas is a right lateral strike-slip fault. This means that in several million years, Los Angeles will be neighbors with San Francisco.

San Andreas Fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia:

All land west of the fault on the Pacific Plate is moving slowly to the northwest while all land east of the fault is moving southwest (relatively southeast as measured at the fault) under the influence of plate tectonics. The rate of slippage averages approximately 3337 mm/year across California.
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Please read up on plate tectonics, specifically the tectonic boundary between the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.
You two lighten up! It was meant to be a joke! i made that sill reference before and no one took it this seriously. People like you sometimes even make me forget that this is a web forum...

On a side note, please do not share wisdom based on what you dig up at wikipedia or some other web site where some of those so-called facts are proven to be inaccurate or straight up BS.
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