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Old 03-17-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Eek, Ani, your poor pup, we have ice everywhere, too. Praying the power stays on for you...<3
Thank you, CC!!!

Did get my sweet furkid out for walkies. Slid all over the place. Fell on the way down the hill, BUT - I was prepared so didn't get banged up too badly (just right leg/hip). I was crouched down low so don't think I will even have much of a bruise.

Like a total idiot, I went out in this mess without my walking stick. I was trying to find my gloves and Miss Doggie was being antsy and I just walked off without it. How dumb was that?

Temp: 29 d and holding. Forecast is now for 34 d. high this afternoon but I have my doubts. The freezing rain stopped for about 1 1/2 hours, then started back with a vengeance.

I am warm and happy inside this house today. The air feels so clean . . . just hate that it is slick outside. I won't forget my walking stick this evening and hopefully, it will have warmed enough for me to get out and sweep off the decks well so that there won't be a sheet of ice that forms tonight.

I am going to get some seeds and plant them so I am ready when temps stabilize and I can actually plant something outside. I look forward to that.

 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Lots of snow this morning, but no ice. My street and sidewalk are already partially cleared. I post about my frustration with the snow and ice, but truthfully, it's no big deal.

I secretly acknowledge that I have it pretty good. No droughts worth mentioning, no wild fires, no life threatening tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes. Our snow and cold temperatures are relatively mild compared to the northern states and our heat and humidity are relatively mild compared to the southern states. Beautiful springs and autumns. I can drive 2 hours to reach the ocean or 2 hours to reach the mountains. It's all good.

Now, where's the damn sun?
You can cope with it and that is the main thing! As long as I can cope with what the weather delivers, I am fine with it -- but after a few days without sun, I do long to see some blue sky and rays of sunlight!

Hopefully, the sun will peak through for us all very soon!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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ack, -4F this morning which eventually got up to the high twenties but brrrrrrr.

I hear you about the ice, Ani, I walk up to the barn in baby steps. The driveway up to the barn is all ice, a complete sheet.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I was jolted awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning (I had been sleeping in). It was obviously not a "big" one, but for a few seconds one does not really know. So I'm sorry the rest of you missed the few seconds of excitement. There were no reported injuries or damages when I checked the news a few hours later.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I was jolted awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning (I had been sleeping in). It was obviously not a "big" one, but for a few seconds one does not really know. So I'm sorry the rest of you missed the few seconds of excitement. There were no reported injuries or damages when I checked the news a few hours later.
What was the R level?
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I was jolted awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning (I had been sleeping in). It was obviously not a "big" one, but for a few seconds one does not really know. So I'm sorry the rest of you missed the few seconds of excitement. There were no reported injuries or damages when I checked the news a few hours later.
Just saw this on the news - bet that got your heart pumpin. Glad all is oK.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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What was the R level?
Something like 4.5. However, I would point out that the Richter scale gives only an approximate indication of the severity of the actual shaking at a given location, the Richter number being a measure of the total energy of an earthquake. The shaking at a given location depends on that and other factors such as the depth of the fracture underground, the distance away from the epicenter, and the nature of the material (solid rock, loose fill) through which the earthquake waves pass. The latter makes it possible for some locations further away to experience more severe shaking than other locations closer in.

A good example is the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, which I will never forget as long as I live. The shaking was very, very severe as measured by actual ground acceleration (in g's) although the Richter number was only seven point something.

And of course the Richter scale is a logarithmic scale not a linear one. That is, a 7.0 is 1,000 times stronger than a 4.0.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Something like 4.5. However, I would point out that the Richter scale gives only an approximate indication of the severity of the actual shaking at a given location, the Richter number being a measure of the total energy of an earthquake. The shaking at a given location depends on that and other factors such as the depth of the fracture underground, the distance away from the epicenter, and the nature of the material (solid rock, loose fill) through which the earthquake waves pass. The latter makes it possible for some locations further away to experience more severe shaking than other locations closer in.

A good example is the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, which I will never forget as long as I live. The shaking was very, very severe as measured by actual ground acceleration (in g's) although the Richter number was only seven point something.

And of course the Richter scale is a logarithmic scale not a linear one. That is, a 7.0 is 1,000 times stronger than a 4.0.
Interesting, thanks. A good friend living in Palo Alto said that when a major earthquake hit (was it the late 80s?), the highways became like undulating ribbons. I can handle many emergencies but if the ground under my feet were to shift I think I'd have a meltdown. Glad you're OK, and I hope LA'ers have emergency equipment on hand at all times.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I heard about that CA earthquake this morning and I'm glad our ER is okay and that there was no major damage. They said maybe a few books fell off shelves, that was all.

We have minor earthquakes here--you just think a train went by but then you remember that there ISN'T any train.

My heart goes out to those in icy conditions. Don't fall. Ani, please take your walking stick even if doggie is in a hurry--it's just not worth it. I noticed today that the area around my car is ice free for the first time. Ice is one of the worst things about winter--along with frigid temps, power outages, not being able to open the door, etc.etc.etc.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Now, where's the damn sun?
Down here. We tied a record today with a high of 88!

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