Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

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  • #20747

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    https://www.apnews.com/902d275ef9084156ade446454e580ece

    From what I have been reading this was not on a major fault line, like the San Andreas.

  • #20749

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    California Hit With Massive Aftershock Following 6.4 Quake; USGS Warns Of More To Come

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-05/california-hit-over-150-aftershocks-following-64-mag-quake

  • #20750

    Tolik
    Participant

    I wish that plate would drop already ! All the the smaller ones do is help spread the disease to other states .

  • #20753

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    I was wondering what would happen if The Big One hits prior to the 2020 election?
    I mean that is a real disaster. You cannot see a earthquake coming the way you can a snow storm, or a hurricane (you get at least a day or several to know it is out there and heading your general direction).
    How does that play out on the political scene?

    • #20767

      Dan the Old Guy
      Participant

      California would still have the same number of electoral votes.  The census won’t be tallied until after the election, so no change in the power structure.  Two ways it would go, either people in the coastal cities would be distracted and not vote (wishful thinking), or they would come up with “easy” ways to vote that would insure a much higher Dem vote than normal.

      As for Nevada being beachfront, the plate is too big, it would not drop into ocean.  That doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be damage, I worked and lived in the SFV during the Northridge quake back in ’94, gas mains were ruptured, the streets were on fire, it was a mess.

      Worst case scenario for people on West coast would be big one in LA itself or off the coast.  Tsunami hitting everything along western seaboard from Alaska to Panama.  Even a big tidal wave won’t come inland more than a mile or two, so only LAX and Long Beach airports, along with Long Beach and San Pedro docks would be out.  Assuming 5 and 15 and 10 stay open, trucks could still bring in supplies, and Burbank, Ontario and John Wayne would likely remain open to bring in supplies.  It would be bad for people living within a mile or two of coast, like Fukushima, but it would be survivable for people inland, just a pain to deal with.

      As long as a disaster is contained in a region of the country, our country is rich enough and powerful enough to rebuild that region and continue on.  The situation changes if it goes beyond a region, like if Yellowstone caldera or Mammoth caldera blew.  Or, EMP or CME wiped out electricity nationwide, that would be catastrophic for the US.  According to “The Knowledge – How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch” the ‘best’ possible disaster would kill most of the people immediately, like a plague.  That way there will be enough food and resources left for the survivors to live on until they can get crops in the ground.  If everyone lives thru apocalypse, then everyone consumes all the resources, and it becomes much harder to survive.

      I know people like to joke that a disaster killing millions in a place like California would be a good thing, but keep in mind, only about 50% of people vote, and of those, only about 60% in California vote Democrat, that means you are wishing that 70% of the people die who are not Democrats.  And if you think people who disagree with your politics should die, you are no better than the communists/socialists, that is their take on life.

       

  • #20755

    namelus
    Participant

    Depends on if just some stuff knocked down or if Nevada has beach front property.

  • #20758

    Tolik
    Participant

    Big left voting block wiped out  = good thing

    Arizona / Nevada are the new west coast = good thing

    a big hit in our 350 million overpopulation = good thing

    Have to think of all the positives , these are many after all is said and done .

     

  • #20761

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    @namelus, I am assuming “The Big One.”
    As in the San Andreas lets go, something along the 8-9pt on the Richter scale.

    Tolik, come’on man! NV is not going to be beach front property!

    Whomever is the DNC nominee, will accuse Trump of not responding fast enough.
    As with most American’s, they want it their way, right away.
    They have no grasp on the logistics, material, and manpower it takes to get aid to an area that has been hit by a natural disaster.

  • #20764

    Tolik
    Participant

    Interesting simulation of ” the big one ” . All that is left of California are the northern mountains , becoming islands . It will also take out a bit of southern Oregon , and bit of Baja Mexico . Arizona will be ocean front . If it does drop , it is expected to drop fast , no time for any evacuations . Almost impossible to predict  , thats nature for ya .  The tidal wave caused by California dropping below water level suddenly , will cause damage rushing inland , before it recedes , than the obvious of loosing land mass . Now body clean up will be a Herculean task , the floaters will be washing up for months . Then the oil spills , and other contamination , of every sort and description . Years of clean up and containment . Oh damn !  No money left for foreign wars .

  • #20774

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    7.1 Quake Rocks SoCal, Searles Valley Hit Hard For Second Time In 24 Hours

    7.1 Quake Rocks SoCal, Searles Valley Hit Hard For Second Time In 24 Hours

    Same region.

  • #20775

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Good information in this one: 4th of July earthquake won’t delay the Big One. And it might have worsened quake strain

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-did-california-earthquake-relieve-earthquake-stress-20190705-story.html

  • #20776

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Another, Even Bigger, Quake Just Hit Southern California, Gas Leaks/Fires Reported

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-05/seismologist-50-chance-another-major-quake-within-week-robust-aftershocks-continue

    Reports and some pics on the damage.

  • #20784

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Earthquake aftershocks could last months or even years, scientists say

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-aftershocks-ridgecrest-earthquake-20190705-story.html

    Ok, living in a tornado, or hurricane prone area that could be stressful enough. But at least you get some degree of warning, and tornado shelters are at least common in a tornado prone area.

    Earthquake though? That would be even more stressful.

  • #20787

    Whirlibird
    Participant

    Just a thought, since it is California, what do you think the odds are that the dims will make sure everyone of the registered dims is mailed an absentee ballot as a precaution? Talk about a potential turnout.

    They literally could have enough votes tallied before the election to make voting on election day useless for conservatives.

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  • #20797

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Gov. Newsom says Trump wants to help California
    https://apnews.com/63dbb0812a9a4cfba4f0f14f2312590d

    Aside the headline, there are updates, news on damage.

  • #20801

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    What cracked me up about the lastest update, was the 11:45am time hack, of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.

    She wants to move back to the East coast. He wont as he does not want to return to the snow and cold winters.
    But watching your fireplace collapse, the dishes crash to the floor, the fridge careened halfway across the kitchen while holding onto the fish tank and big screen TV is so much better.

  • #20845

    String Bean
    Participant

    I went to and E Prep event 3 years ago here in the PNW. The National Guardsmen were handing out information on how they were preparing for the “big one” that scientists say we are 100 years or so overdue. I have heard that when it hits, it will be 9+ and all of western Oregon and Washington, along with coastal BC will be a disaster area.

    If/when it hits, the only thing that we, living in the areas affected, can do is hold on and hope and pray we are physically ok and have some preps stored. If not, well, it could be much more disastrous for some than others.

  • #20869

    Whirlibird
    Participant

    String Bean,

    With any major disaster, thats all any of us can do.

  • #20896

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster
  • #20964

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster
  • #20966

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster
  • #20971

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Magnitude 4.3 earthquake widely felt around San Francisco Bay Area
    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bay-area-quake-strength-brentwood-contra-costa-14100146.php

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