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Lanikai
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07:42 PM on 10/21/2012
I grew up in the earthquake zone of california. It sucked. Glad my family moved out of the area and state. Will never forget the fear and much damage to homes and roads from these zingers.
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:18 AM on 10/22/2012
That's one of the reasns I have no plans to move back to the Bay Area, love it though I do. I think the Loma Prieta quake was bad enough and scientists say that it was not "the big one". I definitely would prefer that I not be there when that happens.

My late godson told me that many people in San Francisco feel that another big quake, a la the Loa Prieta (which while not the "big one" was a pretty respectable size). Sounds about right since they seem to get a good shaker every 25 50 years. I hope that everone stays safe there.
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Love Shack
Live, Love, Laugh Often
07:25 PM on 10/21/2012
We felt some severe quakes in the Love Shack this morning....just sayin :-)
07:17 PM on 10/21/2012
I was survived an 8.0!
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soli
04:06 AM on 10/22/2012
To unatzs:

You were survived?
What does that mean?
02:36 PM on 10/22/2012
I don't know. What I ment to type was "I survived an 8.0., Which I and about 500 other military and 2500 or so support pers. on the lovely island of Diego Garcia B.I.O.T. in the early 1980s no one was hurt and very minor damage to strutures. Amazing.( DG in in the Indian Ocean N> of Australia.
06:27 PM on 10/21/2012
no, i didn't feel it.
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garylinn
Disabled USAF Veteran (God bless America)
06:07 PM on 10/21/2012
We had on here in Maine on Tuesday night....scary little sucker. One's enough for me to have experienced in my life. I don't know how Californians deal with it so often.
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lindamom
never fry chicken in the nude
10:26 PM on 10/21/2012
Believe me, every time we have an eq, we are just as scared as you were. The fear never goes away - we lose all confidence there is safety under our feet. The article said we had one 15 miles east of Eureka, where I live, today. The small ones like that 3.5, our brains ask us if that was really one? Then we decide it was and get ready for the big one, hopefully not coming asap. People will tell you they are used to them and make jokes but they are scared and lying... hang tight my friend.
01:54 AM on 10/22/2012
I remember the one in Eureka area 20 years ago. It sure knocked the heck out of Ferndale.
tccat4
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01:55 AM on 10/22/2012
garylinn. Hope all is ok..darn things can cause damage....
05:06 PM on 10/21/2012
"from dust to dust' that is what the bible says!!! So why is it that the human being ALWAYS want to live in a place like the 'high rise' buildings? Is there 'disconnect' with this thinking? Once we get over this mental aberration! we can rationalize the actual happenings in our life and get on with our own mortality!!!!
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TheExpendables
03:59 PM on 10/21/2012
I felt it!!!
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Melba Simmons Rowland
03:51 PM on 10/21/2012
Maybe they are being sent messages????
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:31 AM on 10/22/2012
Probably not, unless it is a warning for people ou there to be prepared. TheSan Andreas uparound that area, along woth associated faults, is a fairly active seismic area. Hope people are paying attention because at some point a bigger ine is coming.
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03:32 PM on 10/21/2012
Was it really an earthquake, or did Kim Kardashian slip and fall on the sidewalk ???
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:31 AM on 10/22/2012
LMAO. Thanks for the early morning laugh.
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charon
In Dogs We Trust
03:31 PM on 10/21/2012
Small quakes are a mixed blessing on the Great Fault. On the one hand, they relieve pressure without causing much damage. On the other hand, they allow pressure to build up at other sticking points along the Great Fault and related faults. I suppose geophysicists are continuing to eye the effect of this movement up and down the fault, and the outcome will be hard to predict.

However, one reason the 1906 San Francisco earthquake might have been so strong is that the Golden Gate area may be a major sticking point, consequently requiring a great amount of force to move it. The other big quake on the fault historically was at Tejon Pass, and likewise that may be a sticking point, perhaps related to the Tehachapis passing over the fault at that point.

So will movement at Tejon be a prerequisite for movement at the Golden Gate? If education and research funds don't get cut, maybe geophysicists will be able to tell us one of these days.
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07:10 PM on 10/21/2012
It's Obama's fault, oh, wait - it's W's fault, oh wait, I don't know who's fault it is! lol
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ProudLib123
08:02 PM on 10/21/2012
It's the "fault;s" fault
10:27 PM on 10/21/2012
St Andreas..
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:40 AM on 10/22/2012
Fanned and faved.I know that the fault just soouth of SF appears to be sticking. The San Andreas is a pretty complicated system, especially since it marks a plate boundary. I suspect you are right about the 1906 quake and the Loma Prieta quake was probably similar, resulting when a section,apparently thought to be a seismic gap, finally unstuck.

Just as a litte bit of side interest, for a long time, the epicenter of the 1906 quake was thought to have been near Point Arena, but now, it appears that the epicenter was actually near Mussel Rock, about 2-3 miles south of the city.
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cuoi
I wish everyone happiness.
03:22 PM on 10/21/2012
"Extra added attraction" dept.: From my phone's earthquake app on this quake I learned that the 2003 Working Group for Cali Earthquake Probability assigned 21% probability that the San Andreas Fault would produce a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years. Make that 21 more years now...
Note to self: talk wife out of moving to San Jose...
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:42 AM on 10/22/2012
"Note to self: talk wife out of moving to San Jose..." Good idea!
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SoCalNick
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03:11 PM on 10/21/2012
5.3?

LOL

That is all
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03:06 PM on 10/21/2012
Using AGW and a $10 calculator, I had predicted “35th WRECK of Pro-life Model (8/12 - 18/12) ... Coalinga (6+)” with a concurrent 10-weeks model for Central California. Coalinga is ~60 miles from the epicenter and it hit in the last hour of the 10th week for the good people of California.

Strangely, the 1st report of this quake was reported by HuffPo in Politics and now, getting better, this one is in Green.
02:36 PM on 10/21/2012
NO biggy! lol
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Major lackland
02:29 PM on 10/21/2012
Why is the BBC reporting this?
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Ioan Lightoller
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04:43 AM on 10/22/2012
Probably because they report news from all over the world,