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Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 08 2020 1:17am
by amberwolf
e-beach wrote:
Apr 07 2020 11:58pm
On the other hand, if the epicenter is far away then you feel a rocking and/or swaying motion much like sitting in a small boat when the wake of a larger boat swells under you. Depending on how large the quake is sometimes it is fun, sometimes worrisome.
i forget which quake it was in california, maybe northridge, but back in the 90s i was sitting here in phoenix az at my computer, which was built into a rolling (300lb) rackmount tower on bakelite wheels on a linoleum floor, and i was on a rolling/spinning tall computer chair. i felt a sort of vertigo, for a few seconds, and realized it was that both i and the tower had moved, relative to each other and the room--not much, probably millimeters...but my brain was telling me "it shouldn't have happened at all".

my oldest sister had been asleep on a rolling couch in the living room (also a linoleum floor), and she fell off the couch and woke up (i assume she was already on the edge of it or something) at the same moment.

some time later i found out it was a big earthquake in california, and that it had actually done damage even here, with cracked driveways and other such things---nothing like at the epicenter or nearby, but that it did anything at all this far away captured my mind, and i've spent time ever since then soaking up what i can find about earthquakes, tectonics, vulcanism, etc., and related topics.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 08 2020 10:14pm
by e-beach
Yes, that would be the Northridge 1994 quake. It was a deadly quake, but caused a lot of monetary damage as well.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 09 2020 3:13am
by The fingers
https://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Maps/116-33.html
Hundreds of aftershocks near Anza, with a couple showing up in red today.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 18 2020 3:04am
by The fingers
https://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Quakes/ci39394672.html
Epicenter 5 miles away from here. I was on the way home. Wife described it as a rolling motion.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 18 2020 1:17pm
by fechter
The fingers wrote:
Apr 18 2020 3:04am
https://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Quakes/ci39394672.html
Epicenter 5 miles away from here. I was on the way home. Wife described it as a rolling motion.
From earthquake tracker:
about 14 hours ago 3.3 magnitude, 16 km depth
Valle Vista, California, United States

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 18 2020 1:39pm
by 2old
That's all we would need in this area with the virus fun added.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 18 2020 2:34pm
by markz
2old wrote:
Apr 18 2020 1:39pm
That's all we would need in this area with the virus fun added.
A mass shooting

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 18 2020 3:47pm
by Dauntless
markz wrote:
Apr 18 2020 2:34pm
2old wrote:
Apr 18 2020 1:39pm
That's all we would need in this area with the virus fun added.
A mass shooting
We've yet to have one that would match what an earthquake could cause. It would take some armed revolt.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: May 03 2020 6:46pm
by The fingers

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 09 2020 1:46pm
by The fingers

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 30 2020 6:39am
by e-beach
This one woke me out of a deep sleep. :shock: :evil:

Listed as a 4.2 at the moment. The epicenter is about 20 miles from here but we got a good rattling anyway. Time to go back to sleep.

https://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Quakes/ci39322287.html

:D :bolt:

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 30 2020 12:54pm
by The fingers
https://abc7.com/42-quake-hits-near-pac ... s/6342317/
Felt nothing here but remember the Northridge and Sylmar quakes. :shock:

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 30 2020 3:01pm
by fechter
That was pretty close to my daughter's place. It got her attention for sure. Lots of aftershocks. 4.2 is not that big but when it's real close if feels pretty strong.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 30 2020 8:17pm
by John in CR
English needs 2 words like in spanish. 4.2 is just a bit of a wiggle, which we call a "tremblor", like the 4.4 we had off the pacific coast yesterday. AFAIC the small ones like that the more the better, so pressure is being released. The word for the big ones we don't want is "terremoto". To me the two words are much more descriptive.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Jul 30 2020 10:45pm
by Dauntless
In California we call a big one---

---Wait for it---

---A BIG ONE!

Somewhere before a 7.0, definitely over a 6.5.

So at the store this guy was going on about wake nv up to multiple car alarms, grabbing a bat and running outside. "No broken windows, he must have been trying the doors real haaasrxd!'

"Uh, dude, that was the earthquake."

"Huh uh, there wasn't an earthquake. . . ."

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Aug 01 2020 1:19pm
by markz
"multiple car alarms, grabbing a bat and running outside."

I would be like steal it already, seriously. Different mentality in Cali, crime ridden no doubt. The bum situation gives it all a different perspective. What a way to live, like the conceal carry people, scared.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Aug 01 2020 9:44pm
by markz
How many earthquakes happen in Californication?
https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-st ... nia/recent

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Aug 01 2020 10:40pm
by e-beach
markz wrote:
Aug 01 2020 9:44pm
How many earthquakes happen in Californi.......
Yep, but it is the ones that you feel that concern you. And yes, a 4.2 isn't a "Big One". But if the epicenter is under your house, and you feel like you are going up and down like a jack hammer, then concern deepens.

Re: Just had an earthquake in Los Angeles

Posted: Aug 01 2020 11:03pm
by Dauntless
Same as how many cactus happen in Arizona, you don't ignore the one under you.