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PotVsKtl
03-01-2007, 08:46 PM
Hi.

codytwo
03-01-2007, 08:47 PM
Oh, there was actually an earthquake? That explains a lot.

PotVsKtl
03-01-2007, 08:54 PM
4.3

RATMan
03-01-2007, 08:57 PM
Lafayette

menikmati
03-01-2007, 08:59 PM
I remember the 89 quake, and the 2000 napa quake

codytwo
03-01-2007, 09:00 PM
sheeeeiiiiiiit.

menikmati
03-01-2007, 09:02 PM
didn't feel anything up here tonight though

All That I Am
03-01-2007, 09:06 PM
didn't feel anything up here tonight though

That's what she said

codytwo
03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
I was waiting for that.

We're still waiting for "the big one" up here. Meaning anything over a 7 which will liquefy the ground under downtown Seattle and slide it all into Lake Union.

gaypalmsprings
03-01-2007, 09:10 PM
Here's the earthquake map for California & Nevada.

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/

kreutz2112
03-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Yeah we have the wasatch fault that runs along a street that is a few blocks from my house. When it hits there will be chaos. It is supposed to be huge.

SubBass49
03-01-2007, 10:03 PM
Hehehe...there were actually several significant quakes along the major fault lines in California over the past week...including a 5+ off the coast of Eureka and a 3+ in the Salton Sea area. Prelude of things to come? There's always earthquake talk when Coachella starts gettin' close, but this is interesting.

- J

Mr.Nipples
03-01-2007, 10:06 PM
as soon as i felt my apartment shake, the first thing that came to my mind was "my half-stack just fell over(guitar amplifiers)"...scared the living shit out of me until i walked in and saw that everything was fine, then as i was standing there looking at my amps the ground started to shake again...glad i wasnt the only one who felt it.

Jakewc151
03-01-2007, 10:32 PM
I'm in the Berkeley hills and that's the strongest shit I've felt in a very long time. I could hear that shit coming before it even hit.

chiapet
03-01-2007, 11:17 PM
I thought a lot of smaller quakes meant less chance of one big one (in close proximity). Or is that a myth?

We just moved our office downtown ~20 floors up and were just talking today about the way highrises wiggle disconcertingly in earthquakes. Totally could hear lower levels creeking before ours started to shake.

full on idle
03-02-2007, 12:52 AM
I didn't feel it this time. My friend called me directly afterwards to inform me that I'm having some type of strange effect on the seismic structure of SF since I moved here.

bballarl
03-02-2007, 01:00 AM
We're long overdue for the big one.

crazzz2007
03-02-2007, 01:10 AM
Hehehe...there were actually several significant quakes along the major fault lines in California over the past week...including a 5+ off the coast of Eureka and a 3+ in the Salton Sea area. Prelude of things to come? There's always earthquake talk when Coachella starts gettin' close, but this is interesting.

- J

god, shut the fuck up

york707
03-02-2007, 05:38 AM
Erik, you were 2 in '89, weren't you?

SubBass49
03-02-2007, 05:45 AM
god, shut the fuck up

I'll shut the fuck up when you grow the fuck up. Biatch.

But yeah...the various quakes on the faults seem to run a pattern close to the San Andreas fault, though not directly ON the fault itself. Look at the map from a full state view and see what I mean. The little quakes lessening the chances of a major slip (as far as I know) only is in effect when the little quakes take place on the fault in question. What looks to be happeneing is that there are faults AROUND the biggie that are slipping...maybe it will lessen the pressure on the S.A. or maybe it'll make it worse. Ask a geologist for the true answer to that one.

I'm just hoping the Rose-Canyon fault doesn't snap. That thing will SERIOUSLY FUCK UP San Diego if it does...

-- J

gaypalmsprings
03-02-2007, 07:20 AM
The San Andreas fault runs right through the Coachella Valley.

menikmati
03-02-2007, 08:06 AM
I was 4 (almost 5 - 2 weeks before I turned 5 in fact) when the '89 quake hit. In fact, it hit the day after my littlest sister was born. I remember I was in my room (that I shared with my brother), and I was changing into a different shirt, when all of a sudden the room started to shake. I remember I started walking down the hallway (to get outside), and the whole house was rocking back and fourth...very weird.

york707
03-02-2007, 08:10 AM
Ahh, I thought you were a little younger than that.

menikmati
03-02-2007, 08:13 AM
I'm 22.

Courtney
03-02-2007, 08:57 AM
Earthquakes are weird. The rolling ones always feel odd, but (for me at least) never actually feel as dangerous as I know they should. But maybe that's just because I've never been in a really bad one.

amdux
03-02-2007, 10:26 AM
i'm all for the rolling quakes instead of the pounding quakes (S waves vs. ? waves?)

when it rolls, it just feels weird, especially if it lasts a while, but those up and down waves feels like someone's trying to demolish your house

SubBass49
03-02-2007, 09:53 PM
I just hate that "building up" feeling that they have to 'em...like the small jolts ya feel okay...then a few stronger jolts...then some real shakes....

I HATE the anticipation