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More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:47 pm

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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 3:02 pm

They've been reminding us of that for the last 15 to 20 years. I think Californians just take it with a grain of salt, being that we know we live in earthquake territory, and when it happens, it'll happen.
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 3:05 pm

I guess thanks for sharing. As a so. californian, that's really disturbing to hear, I thought that the Northridge earthquake was bad, whatever they're predicting sounds like it'd really be devistating. Yuck!

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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 3:13 pm

Well, I personally find it insensitive when the news media constantly reminds us of "the big" one, especially AFTER we've just experience a large quake, such as the Northridge quake. The first thing out their mouths comes "that wasn't the big one"! Try telling that to the people who lost loved ones, and their homes--to them it might as well have been the big one! My home looked like a bomb went off after Northridge, and I wasn't in the mood to hear "that wasn't the big one".
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:32 pm

I don't think it will be devastating. We're a state that knows we're going to get earthquakes, so we have amazing system's to be prepared for them. Construction is earthquake safe, and disaster plans and relief plans are the best. Of course there will be damage and death, but we're not all going to move away because of the threat of earthquakes. Come on! We have the most beautiful state in the U.S.! Well, maybe Hawaii...but that's debatable  Laugh out loud
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:13 pm

Tbar220: You make the big one sound like a small event, like a thunderstorm or something. Fact is when the big one happens there will be total chaos and major destruction of cities, not just a few homes. It seems like half the homes in the LA area are built in the 1950's or earlier and are very much in danger. Just hope it doesn't go on as long as the one in Alaska did.
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Sun Nov 24, 2002 10:41 pm

You might recall that the Kobe quake in Japan was devastating--and Japan also has building regulations in place because of earthquakes.

The "big one" will be bad news not only for Californians and their friends and relatives but for the global economy of which California is an integral part.
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:19 am

Evidence conducted by NASA in joint with seimologist that a next Northridge sized quake that shook the LA basin (6.8) will not happen in are lifetime. Including magnitudes of 8+. As a matter of fact, the San Andreas Fault is of course the world's biggest fault but is not an active fault. But when it becomes active in energy it will cause widespread devastation to the LA area and even far away cities like San Diego or even Las Vegas. Now imagine that the San Andreas Fault had produced a magnitude of an 8.0. The ripple effect could spread 100s or even 1000's of miles away!!!
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:33 am

Thanks Wardialer...I think you hit "send" everytime you wanted to click "edit."  Smile

I'm a SoCalifornian..They've been predicting the "Big One" as long as I can remember. When it comes, it'll come. California was built with earthquakes in mind, and so are most of the houses, which are capable of withstanding quakes over 7. This "Big One" can't be much bigger than what we've already seen.

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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:41 am

Well, any quake with a mag. of 7.0 or greater, no building nor house will survive. And dont forget the aftershocks too. If the main shock did not make a building collapse than the aftershocks will. And remember, the bigger the magnitude the longer the shaking will last. The Big One prediction estimated that a 8.5 mag. quake will last approx. 2 minutes.
 
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RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:46 am

"any quake with a mag. of 7.0 or greater, no building nor house will survive. And dont forget the aftershocks too. If the main shock did not make a building collapse than the aftershocks will."

I beg to differ. The 1989 Loma Prieta quake was a 7.2. My house survived with only a broken window. San Francisco wasn't devastated. The death toll was less than 70, and more than half of those deaths happened in one place. (The Cypress Structure collapse) Keep in mind also that many of the buildings in San Francisco and the surrounding area also survived the 1906 quake. When it happens, it happens, but I think California is uniquely capable of dealing with it.

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