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The rest of us are just waiting for it to fall into the ocean and take the liberals and illegals with it. Arizona and Nevada need some coastlines.
 

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Hahaha...reading a new SHTF book and Cali is the ONLY place in the US that survives LOL
 
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Just another fault line to add to the _?_ we already have. Such a unique place. The more sophisticated the technology gets, the more risks they find. Unfortunately is usually AFTER they have built nuke plant or a dam on top of it. This one would appear to be a greater risk to Nevada (as if they needed any more faults to contend with).
 

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The rest of us are just waiting for it to fall into the ocean and take the liberals and illegals with it. Arizona and Nevada need some coastlines.
Your ignorance is showing. If you knew anything about our fault lines, you would know that is not possible. Keep on wishing, We're not going anywhere.:rolleyes::xeye:
 

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"Just when we thought Califonia couldnt get any worse"

I didnt think that for a second. That would be a great underestimation of peoples stupitity.
 

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I am thankful for having California. If not for California all those californians and others would have to find somewhere else to live. Im guessing Oregon would get real popular real fast because no one from California goes south.
 

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That would be a great underestimation of peoples stupitity.
Sorry,bro, but I let it slide for a couple passes, but I just couldn't resist any longer. It's "stupidity"....:D:



(btw, former 0351 Dragons Plt., wpns. co. 2/1. Ooh Rah :thumb: )
 

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It seems like old news to me. Hell, I can throw a rock any direction and it will either land on the San Andreas Fault, Loma Prieta, or the Hayward fault. I survived the Loma Prietta earthquake and the Northridge. I'd take a few earthquakes in a span of thirty years vs a hurricane that happens every year.
+1 Earthquakes rattle your nerves for sure, but seldom do buildings actually crumble and fall with our building codes. There is more danger of things within the building falling on you if not anchored properly. Items fall off of store shelves and such. Lucky for us, we only get small tremors now and then. The last big quake was the 6.7 Northridge quake in 1994. It damaged a only few buildings and mainly highways. Of course, a great quake could do some serious damage. However, they are not an annual occurrence like tornadoes and hurricanes.
 

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+1 Earthquakes rattle your nerves for sure, but seldom do buildings actually crumble and fall with our building codes. There is more danger of things within the building falling on you if not anchored properly. Items fall off of store shelves and such. Lucky for us, we only get small tremors now and then. The last big quake was the 6.7 Northridge quake in 1994. It damaged a only few buildings and mainly highways. Of course, a great quake could do some serious damage. However, they are not an annual occurrence like tornadoes and hurricanes.
There is an lot about the interactions of the pacific subduction fault(s), the San Andreas (slip fault), the smaller transvers faults like the Garlock, and the actions of the Sierra block that we simply do not know.

USGS experts like Lucy Jones keep warning us to prepare, but they don't seem to share their worst case estimates. Probably don't want to scare the pants off people I guess.

I've lived here for nearly 30 years and studied the geology for most of that time. While it seems very unlikely that the entire west coast could drop in elevation and submerge the LA basin, seawater flooding of the Imperial valley, or the Sacramento delta is very possible.

We simply don't know much about truly great quakes. We don't know how often, why they seem to avoid the central valley, or how big they might be.
 

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California is such a beautiful place. Too bad it's inhabited by Californians. You could put up a wall on it's Eastern border and officially turn it into our national insane asylum and not much would change!
 

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There is an lot about the interactions of the pacific subduction fault(s), the San Andreas (slip fault), the smaller transvers faults like the Garlock, and the actions of the Sierra block that we simply do not know.

USGS experts like Lucy Jones keep warning us to prepare, but they don't seem to share their worst case estimates. Probably don't want to scare the pants off people I guess.

I've lived here for nearly 30 years and studied the geology for most of that time. While it seems very unlikely that the entire west coast could drop in elevation and submerge the LA basin, seawater flooding of the Imperial valley, or the Sacramento delta is very possible.

We simply don't know much about truly great quakes. We don't know how often, why they seem to avoid the central valley, or how big they might be.
You are right. There is so much we don't know yet. I read somewhere that the maximun for the San Andreas is about 8.3 (I think that was the number) and that is if the entire fault line ruptured at the same time. The Cascadia subduction zone could generate a 9.0 though. If I can locate the article again, I'll post it.
 

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I never understood peoples fear of earthquakes yet live where like clock work tornados and hurricanes destroy there homes :rolleyes:
If you're smarter than the average potato, you can get underground to escape a tornado's destruction. Where do you go to escape an earthquake?
 
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