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7.1 Earthquake hits my hometown of Ridgecrest CA moments ago.

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25 minutes ago, TheTedfordTrain said:

Says the guy who gives me 10+ notifications every time I log in. It’s just comedy watching you fall flat on your face over, and over, and over. Moron. 

I'm sorry TTT, I won't hurt your feewings like that again. 

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4 hours ago, Nevada Convert said:

FYI, back in the 1800's, there was an 8.5 quake 50 miles north of Ridgecrest along hwy 395. It may have actually been closer to a 9. It was so strong that it threw people into the air and were killed hitting the earth.  

Cool story, bro.

Pretty forward thinking of California to build Hwy 395 several decades before the invention of the automobile.

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9 hours ago, Nevada Convert said:

With science it's always funny how humans have a tendency to cling to what they were taught as holy. Yet, the more we learn, we more we learn how much we don't. If USGS were to find a knew phenomena ocurring that they've never seen, they certainly wouldn't share it to the public to avoid panic. 

 

But this unnamed scientist shared this top secret info with your parents? Makes perfect sense.

keep doubling down, you big dummy.

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11?

There are several possibilities where that number was mentioned but misunderstood.

The USGS talks about both magnitude (Richter numbers) and intensity (Mercalli numbers). Intensity refers to the impacts on people, structures, etc in the earthquake area. There is an 11 on the Mercalli Intensity scale defined as "XI. Few, if any (masonry) structures remain standing. Bridges destroyed. Rails bent greatly."

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/mag_vs_int.php

Then the USGS is saying there is an 11% chance of another earthquake of 7 or higher.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-huge-earthquake-forecast-southern-california-20190705-story.html

 

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Some are saying these earthquakes are part of the Walker Lane zone.

The San Andreas fault has been considered "stuck". The theory is some energy will be released in the eastern Sierras forming a new long fault. Currently scientists think 25% of the tectonic movement is moving up thru the Mojave and Owens Valley instead of following the San Andreas.

A nice article from April about UNR scientists studying the faults in the Walker Lane zone.

https://www.wired.com/story/walker-lane-move-over-san-andreas-fault/

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1 hour ago, FresnoFacts said:

Some are saying these earthquakes are part of the Walker Lane zone.

The San Andreas fault has been considered "stuck". The theory is some energy will be released in the eastern Sierras forming a new long fault. Currently scientists think 25% of the tectonic movement is moving up thru the Mojave and Owens Valley instead of following the San Andreas.

A nice article from April about UNR scientists studying the faults in the Walker Lane zone.

https://www.wired.com/story/walker-lane-move-over-san-andreas-fault/

That's a very interesting article. Definitely makes sense too.

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12 hours ago, Rebels2k3 said:

The last time the PNW had a 9.0 was in 1700. Hopefully we don't see one again any time soon 

Maybe so but the 1964 Fairbanks quake was a whopping 9.4: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alaska_earthquake

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2 hours ago, Rebels2k3 said:

True, but a 9.4 near the PNW would be quite catastrophic.

And from what I've read over the years, it's inevitable one of that size will occur there. That said, such a quake is no more likely in our lifetimes than it is of occurring in 10K years.

Despite all the technology we have these days we still know very little about earthquake prediction. I for one refuse to worry about it. I've been through the 1971 San Fernando, 1988 Whittier and 1994 Northridge quakes and we've had our house upgraded to state of the art mitigation standards and if despite that it comes down on our heads someday will just mean it was our time to go.

But that doesn't mean I don't make an effort to protect myself during one. One event I'll never forget is being stopped at a red light on an overpass of the 280 freeway one weekday afternoon in the nineties when there was a significant quake in the Bay Area. There was only one car in front of me and another behind waiting to turn left onto the freeway and absolutely no cars coming toward us in the opposite direction yet that idiot just sat there until the light turned green as the two of us honked at him. Some people apparently prefer to risk having a road collapse below them than to risk getting a ticket for running a red light.

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Anyone find it ironic of Converts continual bitching about millennials as me-me generation then posts a title like this?

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On 7/5/2019 at 11:54 PM, Nevada Convert said:

Man, I've got you wrapped up even more than DickNation.

Converts Reality: TTT is obsessed with me. 

 

Reality: 

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37 minutes ago, TheTedfordTrain said:

Converts Reality: TTT is obsessed with me. 

 

Reality: 

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What a nut.

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On 7/7/2019 at 2:57 AM, ClevelandBrown said:

What a nut.

It's so much fun to wind both of you up like a little toy and watch you go, go, go. LOL

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Here's some impressive photo's of the fault. Looks like there was a 6' shift along the fault. 

https://theaviationist.com/2019/07/08/naval-air-weapons-station-china-lake-evacuated-following-last-weeks-earthquakes/

Here's some quite amazing pics:

Watch the ripple affect of the M7.1 around the world:

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1 hour ago, Nevada Convert said:

It's so much fun to wind both of you up like a little toy and watch you go, go, go. LOL

Seriously? Anonymous internet posters calling you out on unhinged behavior is “so much fun” for you? Your personal life must be a blast. 

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38 minutes ago, TheTedfordTrain said:

Seriously? Anonymous internet posters calling you out on unhinged behavior is “so much fun” for you? Your personal life must be a blast. 

.....and keeps going and going and going.... LOL

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