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Old 05-18-2009, 01:09 AM
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Just read about it on the news, seems as if it caused no major damage though. That's good news.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:24 AM
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An earthquake has hit California near the west side of Los Angeles. It's been described as the biggest jolt felt in several years. Preliminary readings: 5.0 on the Richter scale.

Source: KNX-AM radio.
wOOW.

Maybe they're heading back to the big one.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:42 AM
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5.0? Thats a baby quake. Get up to 7.0 then we'll talk.
LOL!

Having never been through a quake myself, I take it that the difference between 5.0 and 7.0 is almost exponential?
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:14 AM
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LOL!

Having never been through a quake myself, I take it that the difference between 5.0 and 7.0 is almost exponential?
This is a site i bookmarked... to get imediate earthquake information. http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs.html

Yep... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale scroll down to the scale charts.

Felt it strongly down in South Orange County... near El Toro and Mission Viejo. It was exciting how strong this one felt. Ususally we're too far from the epicenter to feel the stronger shakes. I'm LA now... missed being reallly close by an hour. I rather have earthquakes than tornados and hurricanes anyday... its quick...
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 AM
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I was trying to go to sleep, I had taken an allergy pill and it made me sleepy. I was wide awake after that. I usally don't care or mind quakes but become a mom makes me worry where my child is. so got up, hubby didn't even feel it, lol
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:02 AM
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Wow I didnt know There was a hurricane there I hate those things
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:47 PM
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lol i lve in a place that rarely gets quakes and when we do they are tiny
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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Can you really be afraid of living where Earthquakes are a common thing?
That is like living in a flood plane and then complaining when it floods.
Arkansas is in an earthquake zone, the worst in the country in terms of potential damage. It just hasn't blown its stack in 198 years.
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The Richter scale is logarithmic. For example, a magnitude 7 quake is ten times as powerful as a magnitude 6 quake. A magnitude 8 quake is ten times as powerful as a magnitude 7 quake.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:24 PM
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Arkansas is in an earthquake zone, the worst in the country in terms of potential damage. It just hasn't blown its stack in 198 years.
Yup, that same fault line in California runs right in to our state.

Northern parts get small quakes all the time (3.0-5.0), but much like CA, we are due for our "Big One" any time.
Oh, and on top of that, Hot Springs, AR is located on top of an underground Volcano, so that will sure be a fun day when it goes.

Meh, We are also in "Tornado Ally", but I guess after years of this crap you get used to it.
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