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Old 05-23-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I always am curious to this answer. When you moved/though of moving to LA did you factor in earthquakes as a huge negative or do you not think of it? That's one thing I'm having a hard time getting around. I am thinking of making the move to LA but the earthquake thing really gets me.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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I don't even think about it, honestly.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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I didn't think about it because so few people have gotten killed in them in our modern times.
I was here for the 94 quake and I didn't feel in fear for my life. Now, the rattlesnakes scare
me...!

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Old 05-23-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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the only time i ever think about earthquakes is when i check this forum.

but it was definantly not a negative when i decided to move here. if anything, it was a positive. i want to feel an earthquake, nothing big, maybe a 3.5 or 4.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I didn't really consider it as a factor. There are going to be natural disasters everywhere... just have to accept it.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:17 AM
 
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what is with non-californians and earthquakes? a plague of locusts of biblical proportions could descend upon los angeles, and no one who doesn't live here would care. yet, let the ground rattle a little bit, and people i haven't heard from in ten years will call to see if i'm still alive! if the typical earthquake were as bad as people who don't live here seem to think it is, everyone in LA would be buried under tons of rubble. relax, please!
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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what is with non-californians and earthquakes? the hills a block away can burn from here to kingdom come, and not one out-of-state friend will care. the ground rattles a little bit, and people i haven't heard from in ten years will call to see if i'm still alive! if the typical earthquake were as bad as people who don't live here seem to think it is, everyone in LA would be buried under tons of rubble. relax, please!
Its because their heads are filled with pictures of China or Iran with crappy buildings pancaking all over the place and killing 40,000 people. Then when a building does get damaged in California, the media shows that one building to the country over and over for years as "file footage" anytime the word earthquake gets mentioned. Well, that and building in the rest of the country just sit there, unrestrained, on a couple of cinder blocks and they can't imagine our buildings being better constructed.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:27 AM
 
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Its because their heads are filled with pictures of China or Iran with crappy buildings pancaking all over the place and killing 40,000 people. Then when a building does get damaged in California, the media shows that one building to the country over and over for years as "file footage" anytime the word earthquake gets mentioned. Well, that and building in the rest of the country just sit there, unrestrained, on a couple of cinder blocks and they can't imagine our buildings being better constructed.
i always wondered what would happen if someone c/p'd my post while i was editing. now, i know.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Earthquakes don't really happen often enough for anyone to be really concerned about them,imo. The last one we had was back in '94 and even though we are over due, we won't get nearly the damage unprepared countries experience. Now if you are moving to an area like I am where there is a season for natural disasters then you have to consider that when moving. And yes I'm willing to put up with a tornado season rather than stay on LA
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, CA
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A very reasonable question. I sometimes wonder how my company's "tilt-up" concrete building would stand up in a quake, in LA County. Other than that, no real concern. We do have supplies on hand, because they say you would be out of water/power for 3 days min. I guess probably more. The local news encourages residents to be ready. Personally, I would be more hesitant to move to the tornado belt in Oklahoma or the midwest where the bad river floods happened in 1993.
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