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Old 02-05-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Are there a lot of earthquakes in San Diego as compared to San Fransisco? San Diego seems less vulnerable to earthquakes. Is this true?
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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"San Diego seems less vulnerable to earthquakes. Is this true?"

It is, but that's no reason to be concerned about SF or anywhere in Calfornia. The chances of getting killed/hurt by an earthquake are so small it's like worrying about tidal waves in Nebraska.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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Default Re: Do you live in LA?

What city do you live in?
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:11 AM
 
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I've lived there 15 years and have only felt a few aftershocks. It's alarming the first time, but after that, it doesn't seem to bother anyone. There are some nasty quakes out in the desert beyond Palm Springs (San Andreas runs through here as well), but that area is mostly unoccupied.

Once you go north towards LA and San Fran, your chances increase.

San Fransico is built on top of the San Andreas fault line, so there shouldn't be any surpirses there...
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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Question Re: earthquakes and San Diego

That whole earthquake thing sounds like a nightmare.

Do you know if there are a lot of Europeans living in California?
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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That whole earthquake thing sounds like a nightmare.
We deal with earthquakes here the same way Floridians deal with hurricanes there.

It's just a part of life
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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We deal with earthquakes here the same way Floridians deal with hurricanes there.

It's just a part of life

I would venture to say that Floridians have it worse. San Diego has far less earthquakes compared to Florida hurricanes.

I've lived in California for 13 yrs (5 in SD and 8 in Santa Barbara) and recall feeling only 1 tremor (in SB). How many hurricanes have passed through Florida in that same time span?
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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I just moved here to Dallas a few months ago from San Diego.

Today was my first time hearing the Tornado sirens (they were testing them).

That was one ominous sound. I would take 3 tremors over having to hear that horrifying sound again. Seriously, my body is still in 'fight or flight' mode and it happened over an hour ago.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Default earthquakes

I would take earthquakes over a tornado any time.

We moved to austin a year ago and our first week here we were under a
tornado warning it took frour hours for the storm to leave.With a earthquake it just takes a few seconds than back to sleep.
I was born and raised in san diego, in my 36 years there.I can remember maybe 12 to 15 earthquakes. It doesn't happen very often i wish i was still there.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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"That whole earthquake thing sounds like a nightmare."

it's a non-factor in all of California and especially San Diego- San Diego isn't on a serious fault line. SF is on a major fault line but the last major earthquake was in 1989. SF is so far from SD it isn't even funny- look at a map. Your only concerns about SD should be cost and traffic. Otherwise it's basically perfect.
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