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Old 01-08-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Well you can live in the Sierra Foothills and never give earthquakes a second thought.

Give me a good old fashioned wildfire any day.
too far from the ocean.
yeah, and you did not say that!
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I have to assume they were joking about the fire. Otherwise, wow...
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Back in California!
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Another one just hit again!!!
this time was harder but shorter...
I've experienced few but not back to back days...
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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Well you can live in the Sierra Foothills and never give earthquakes a second thought.

Give me a good old fashioned wildfire any day.
I remember when we first moved there in 1977 they would say that one day we would have ocean front property, lol
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:39 PM
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Location: Oakland
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I didn't feel it as i was driving to work at the time...i remember the 4.5 we had a couple years ago though. It felt like i was riding a concrete wave for about 3 seconds, and it sounded like a muffled train or something. It was pretty cool
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Well you can live in the Sierra Foothills and never give earthquakes a second thought.
I got out of my car under the digger pines next to my old gold miners cabin in the Sierra Foothills one fine day, I heard what sounded like a subway train running under my feet, my car began bouncing on its tires, and all the stuff on the shelves in my house fell to the floor.

I heard later that my friends in town at Safeway watched the shelves empty, and the big plate glass windows bow outwards and shatter throwing broken glass all over the parking lot.

Oroville Quake, August 1 1975.

There have been 8 earthquakes in the Sierra Foothills in the past week.

Remember, the Sierra batholith is rising about 2 inches a year, it rises in the east, but flexes the ground in the west, in the foot hills.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Anybody feel a big one recently?

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc71338066.html (broken link)
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Anybody feel a big one recently?

Info for event nc71338066 (http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc71338066.html - broken link)
That's a pretty strong one!
Where are the way northern ca coast folks? (report please )
Epicenter 20 miles from Ferndale? off the coast?

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Sandra Hall, owner of Antiques and Goodies in Eureka, said the quake moved her shop in all directions.Her store is now littered with broken lamps, dishes, and wardrobe items. She said there were at least four people in her store when the quake struck. A couple managed to run out of the store’s main entrance, while two women took cover under a table.
“We’ve been through a lot of earthquakes but I can’t recall there ever being any this bad,” Hall said.]
[Updated, 5:06 p.m.: A tsunami is not expected, according to the National Weather Service. Power is out in at least one neighborhood in the Eureka area, a resident said. Two aftershocks have been detected, magnitude 3.8 and 3.7.]....
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Hey folks, you want to know why the Sea Lions disappeared? The animals can sense when a big earthquake is coming. Right after they disappeared there were two shakes, with each one getting stronger. Now this. Don't be surprised if there is more on the way, and even stronger.
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