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Old 12-31-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I've been here over forty years. You get used the shaking. In fact, I slept through Sylmar, Whittier, AND Northridge.

Just keep an earthquake kit in your home and another in your car, including water.
ive been here for 46/50 years and sylmar and northridge scared the hell out of me.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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Check this out on USGS map
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/FaultMaps/116-33.html
Obsidian Butte, CA South Salton Sea area.
Are these foreshocks? :-/
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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I am taking a trip down there this march and I'm not worried. There have been about 3 quakes near me here in Arkansas and in neighboring Oklahoma in the last year. Plus we are near the New Madrid fault line in Missouri which is also predicted to produce a big quake in the future. Most of the buildings in the nearby big cities and towns like St. Louis and Memphis are not even earthquake-proof. I think I would be safer in an earthquake in California than here in Arkansas.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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I heard that fault is dead. The population here in Southern California alone is much much greater than any of those towns.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The population here in Southern California alone is much much greater than any of those towns.
Well duhhhh.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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Well duhhhh.

meaning it would affect WAYYYY more people then those little towns in the midwest (yes Kansas City, Memphis, St Louis combined are all smaller than SoCal)
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: West New York, NJ
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I'll be moving out to LA from New Jersey very soon. Yes, it definitely scares me. But after 9/11, living in view of the former Twin Towers in NYC, I am always wondering when a nuclear device will detonate in Times Square, when the Lincoln Tunnel will be blown up, etc.

So, "the big one" is not as scary in that perspective. There's no way in hell that I am going to work in an office tower in LA. No way.

I rode the "earthquake" ride at Universal years ago while on vacation and it terrified me. I'll probably scream like a girl when my first quake happens, LOL. After my cherry is popped, I'll probably not worry anymore about it.

I want that beautiful weather! LA's weather seems perfect for about 11 months out of the year. Even the rainy month it's still kind of warm.

I'll be there soon! Yay for LA!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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After my cherry is popped, I'll probably not worry anymore about it.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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I find it hilarious how every tv show set in California has to have an earthquake.

Off the top of my head:

BH 90210
Saved by the Bell
90210 spinoff
The OC

I'm sure there's more...
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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I heard that fault is dead. The population here in Southern California alone is much much greater than any of those towns.
Not so fast!

Recent earthquakes near New Madrid, Missouri
Time Magnitude Location
Yesterday 2.5 North Carolina
Yesterday 2.8 Oklahoma
4 days ago 3.8 Indiana

The fault is anything but dead and the quakes of 1811-12 were the largest that have ever occurred in the U.S., the main quake being about 10 times more powerful than the San Francisco quake of 1906. It may have been as strong as 7.7. A new one that strength would leave approximately 7 million people homeless although a lesser but still significant one is considered now overdue. Historically, the really big ones have occurred about every 500 years.

The 1812 shock caused the Mississippi River to run backwards for several hours. California has a lot more but the New Madrid has, thus far, had the strongest and most devastating. The fault is connected to several others throughout the region.
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