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#34540 - 02/20/14 08:19 PM Re: Climate change [Re: Trumby]
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I experienced the Northridge Quake in the 1990's. It was a 6.8 or so. Growing up in Cali we were always scared of the "Big One" I thought that was it. Of it was nothing compared to the Japanese quake.

It did convince me though to finally get a little backpack ready and always have some money with me. When the power is out the cards don't work.

I remember on the news One guy was arrested for trying to go back into his apartment. The building had been pancaked and he had been on the second floor. He was trying to get his wallet, he ran out without it. He was yelling at the police "I need my wallet!" they said "We don't know if you live there!" he said "Thats what I need my wallet for It has my ID"...he was taken away without the wallet....

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#34542 - 02/20/14 08:27 PM Re: Climate change [Re: bonesmalones]
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That would be pretty puzzling. We had a similar yet much less impacting earth quake many years ago. Lets just say it felt like a big truck driving down the road. There were news reports about it. All anyone that I talked to said was that they had no idea it happened. LOL Yours would be a whole different story. Especially being under your truck. Glad you got out.

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#34544 - 02/20/14 11:54 PM Re: Climate change [Re: bonesmalones]
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I remember when Mt. St. Helens blew when I was a kid. May 18, 1980 to be exact. It felt like the end of the world. I was living in north Idaho, a little south of Coeur d' Alene, about 400 miles East and a little North of the mountain at the time.

In the early afternoon all of the birds and animals outside went silent. Just stopped, dead, flat. Talk about an eerie feeling, it just made the hair stand up on you, it was so unnatural. And then this massive black cloud started across the sky from the West. The animals could sense it before we could tell anything. All of the stock ran out into the middle of the stock pond and stayed there. I mean cows, horses, ducks and geese all crowded into the middle of that pond and huddled together like long lost cousins.

That cloud kept coming until it was totally black at about 3 PM. And then the ash started coming down. It dumped four inches of fine ash, and it fell everywhere and got into everything. Absolutely terrible stuff, but we were so relieved it wasn't the end of the world that it made it easier to put up with lol.

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#34568 - 02/22/14 03:11 PM Re: Climate change [Re: bonesmalones]
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MM said: Although Carl survived wink...


Of course! I saddled that thing up and rode it for a while. Then I woke up. smile

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#34573 - 02/22/14 07:51 PM Re: Climate change [Re: Massive Metal]
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Originally Posted By: Massive Metal

I experienced the Northridge Quake in the 1990's. It was a 6.8 or so.

MM


Ours was 5.6, we are only two miles from the epicenter, don't know if that made it worse for us or not?
It happened on 28th December 1989.

We had no warning, and thought we were in an earthquake free area.

As I said, the death toll was low, only 13 dead and 160 injured.
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#34576 - 02/22/14 08:40 PM Re: Climate change [Re: Trumby]
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Originally Posted By: Trumby
Originally Posted By: Massive Metal

I experienced the Northridge Quake in the 1990's. It was a 6.8 or so.

MM


Ours was 5.6, we are only two miles from the epicenter, don't know if that made it worse for us or not?
It happened on 28th December 1989.

We had no warning, and thought we were in an earthquake free area.

As I said, the death toll was low, only 13 dead and 160 injured.


No area is earthquake free, though some folks are in a "highly unlikely" area. Being close to the epicenter made it worse.

Being under a truck made it a LOT worse smile

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#34581 - 02/22/14 10:25 PM Re: Climate change [Re: bonesmalones]
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#34583 - 02/22/14 10:27 PM Re: Climate change [Re: bonesmalones]
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As they say: Chance favors the prepared mind.

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#34597 - 02/23/14 06:14 PM Re: Climate change [Re: Massive Metal]
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Originally Posted By: Massive Metal


Although Carl survived wink...


MM
cool


Carl and cockroaches. That's all that survived!
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#34609 - 02/23/14 09:47 PM Re: Climate change [Re: Drumrboy]
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Originally Posted By: Drumrboy
Originally Posted By: Massive Metal


Although Carl survived wink...


MM
cool


Carl and cockroaches. That's all that survived!


OK, DB, you asked for this:

....so nothing changes, huh? smile

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