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  • Earthquake!!

    We just had one! heehee.
    Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

  • #2
    Okay, it was only a 2.9 - but i'm in Santa Monica which looks like it's right on top of the epicenter (at least on the map i'm looking at) - so it was pretty fast and strong here- more like an explosion that rumbled for a bit. Fun!
    Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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    • #3
      Okay, honestly, i dont' know why i started a whole thread about this. I'm a dork, i know, but i get excited for earthquakes. So anyhoooo... Anyone else like them too? or am i alone in my strangeness on this one? :p Oh, and tornados i don't like.
      Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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      • #4
        one reason i wouldnt live out there - not that living here with tornados are any better but at least you have two minutes to kiss your ass goodbye

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        • #5
          That is too funny! Yeah, the suddenness (sp?) of them is bad. During the Northridge quake i'd managed to get to the closet (thought it was the doorway) and was holding on for dear life, still thinking it was a monstrous TRAIN. huh. But with earthquakes everyone gets it - what freaks me out about tornados is that it could be YOU they're going after! AHH!
          Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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          • #6
            Ya, we get quakes here alot....Mhmmmm I dont really like them to much though... I remember the last big one we had was like a 6.5...

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            • #7
              Oh yeah, Alaska... you DO have some quakes there....6.5 is pretty big, about the size of the northridge one here...how'd you fare? end up in the closet like me?
              Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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              • #8
                LOL...Usually when we ever have earthquakes everyone just runs outside...LOL...Or we just stay where we are, we have so many of them its not funny though. We havent had one in about 2 months though now.... Which is bad because I know when we dont have one for a long time we usually get hit with a big one, and usually when we have a big one you guys in LA and all in Cali and the West Coast can feel it.

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                • #9
                  This is true - the pressure builds up. All depends on the faults though - and i think that one can trigger another, so even having small ones sometimes gets me worried that we'll have more. Mostly i end up in doorframes - holding on, watching electrical transformers burst outside the window... I think i'd run outside but i'm on the second floor - so if i were able to do that, you'd know it was a bad quake...
                  Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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                  • #10
                    Alaska isnt as densly populated as parts of California though - I'll tell you I have had two real scares since moving here - I dont like it one bit - I mean if I had a storm shelter it really wouldnt be that bad cause you know the seasons and when to watch and you usually have enough warning to make it to a shelter -damn I want a shelter - LOL

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                    • #11
                      LOL, ya the only thing I am afraid of when going outside is the ground splitting in two and me falling through..LOL...But I doubt that will happen unless there is another one like the '64 Quake..

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, OB420 - storm shelter! get one! can you? Or just run to the bathroom. you always see those tornado specials where people flew to safety in a bathtub.

                        And Dandaman - Yeah, ground splitting in two is never good. Usually though fissures like that don't happen unless you get a big one - like the Good Friday quake. what you have to worry about is what WE'VE done to the land (buildings etc). I think i read somewhere once that when the "Big One" happens in LA, downtown will be covered in 6 feet of glass. THAT i do not want to deal with.
                        Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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                        • #13
                          Ya that wouldnt be good, how big is LA? I mean I have seen pictures but I have never been there, I know downtown Anchorage seems big but I know its nothing compared to downtown LA, I dont think I would like to live in a big city due to my impatience, I get stuck in a 10 minute traffic jam here in Anchorage I get really mad and frustrated..LOL...I dont think I could stand the ones there in the BIG city..Anchorage is the perfect size, well...I wouldnt mind living in Denver..LOL..

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                          • #14
                            LA is pretty big - but what we consider "downtown" isn't that big. mostly a bunch of skyscrapers in a small area (hence the glass). Traffic jams piss me off though - it took me an hour to get home tonight, and that was a good night (mind you, i'm only gong 20 miles). My cell phone bill suffers when i'm in traffic.
                            Orange/Blue Girl in L.A.

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                            • #15
                              Ya, I find my self bowling alot or playing skydiver...Man those games are fun when your not doing anything else..LOL..

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