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Old 06-06-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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Has anyone wondered if a big earthquake will hit LA? I've been living in this city all my life since 1984 the year of my birth and so far I haven't experienced an earthquake that has destroyed my home.

Does anybody wonder if a big earthquake will hit in their lifetime? And are you guys prepared in case? I've been wondering if I should have "an earthquake" kit or something. So far all I have is a first aid kit.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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I just hope we payed what we owe for protection. Don Nature is comming back and she'll be displeased with any lack of payment.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Has anyone wondered if a big earthquake will hit LA? I've been living in this city all my life since 1984 the year of my birth and so far I haven't experienced an earthquake that has destroyed my home.

Does anybody wonder if a big earthquake will hit in their lifetime? And are you guys prepared in case? I've been wondering if I should have "an earthquake" kit or something. So far all I have is a first aid kit.
I don't talk about it. I don't want to think about it.

There goes my evening.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Yes, I think about it from time to time. I've lived here all of my life, too, since 1963. The quakes I remember most are the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge ones. Northridge was particularly scary; I don't like waking up in the dark with everything shaking!

I live in an apartment, so I can only prepare so much. I figure when my time is up, it's up. I could just as easily die in a car accident as an earthquake. In fact, the stats are probably in favor of me dying in a car accident, but I still have to drive. So there you are; just my take on it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Northern Nevada
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We are out near Palm Springs, about a mile or two from the San Andreas..and no, I don't worry or dwell on it..I lived in L.A. area for both Sylmar and Northridge, and have also felt many others...we have extra water and an emergency kit for a few necessities if the unthinkable should happen..and if it's our time, it's our time..Each day is a new day, and the thought of a major earthquake really doesn't cross our minds very often..Enjoy life!
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have a much greater chance of getting hit by a bus or getting impaled by a low flying duck than I do of every dying in an earthquake so I wonder when one will hit but I do not worry about it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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I don't think about it really, BUT I do have an earthquake kit, which cost 50 bucks. It's worth the small investment. I just keep it in my closet. It has space food, canned water, a tent, radio, the works. I also went to Costco and bought a bunch of canned food and put it in my pantry. That stuff lasts forever practically. Oh and the kit comes with a can opener
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Does anybody wonder if a big earthquake will hit in their lifetime?
Of course.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I try not to worry about it. I have a "survival kit" (I'm not even sure what's in it, heh), first aid kit, a bunch of cans of vegetable beef stew, several gallons of water, a couple of wind-up flashlights, drinking water tablets, and a book about surviving stuff (that I've never read). I store them all in the back of my cupboard "just in case" there's an earthquake, virus outbreak, zombie apocalypse, etc...

I have also (maybe most importantly) started running. Just in case I may need to get away from something/someone in a hurry. When I started, it was shocking to me that I was out of breath before I got to the end of the block. I would be so screwed in a zombie apocalypse! Now I can MAYBE run (i.e. jog) a mile before they'd get me, heh.

Other than that, since there's not much I can do about it... I just don't dwell on it. (except for the zombie apocalypse. I have to admit... I think about that a lot)
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (South Central)
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I'm too arrogant to believe the "big one" is gonna happen anytime soon
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