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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    And i dont know if you all have been following this, but SD has been experiencing quakes everyday since easter.... Our whoe fault line is out of place and this place is like sitting on a washing machine.... Quakes from 3-6.0s everyday.... Sketchy... They say the earth out in the imperial valley shifted 2 feet south, and a bunch of crust on the earth has shifted upwards as much as 4 inches.... Creepy.
    this is pretty big news, and i haven't heard about this at all... 6.0 isn't that small of a quake.

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    are you guys do for the big one out there?

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    Thats what the crazies are saying. Who knows. Its pretty commonplace actually. But I have felt really heavy once about once per week. They say that the initial quake at easter was triggered by the huge plate shifts down in Chile.

    Basically what they are saying right now is that all the plates along our nearest fault line are "settling". They are all a little out of place, so when one drops back into place, there is more pressure put on a different side of it a long distance away, giving another quake...

    I just hope Arizona doesnt start sporting ocean front real estate =)

    THe only times im really tripped out is when it happens while im working. My restaurant sits atop the LJ cove, on the edge of a sheer cliff right above the ocean. Doesnt feel the most stable of structures... Since its built on clay and sand etc... shady. The tiles on my outdoor patio floor at work buckled two feet up in the air 3 weeks ago during one.

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    ^^wow thats crazy, ive never experienced one but im sure its pretty scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Thats what the crazies are saying. Who knows. Its pretty commonplace actually. But I have felt really heavy once about once per week. They say that the initial quake at easter was triggered by the huge plate shifts down in Chile.

    Basically what they are saying right now is that all the plates along our nearest fault line are "settling". They are all a little out of place, so when one drops back into place, there is more pressure put on a different side of it a long distance away, giving another quake...

    I just hope Arizona doesnt start sporting ocean front real estate =)

    THe only times im really tripped out is when it happens while im working. My restaurant sits atop the LJ cove, on the edge of a sheer cliff right above the ocean. Doesnt feel the most stable of structures... Since its built on clay and sand etc... shady. The tiles on my outdoor patio floor at work buckled two feet up in the air 3 weeks ago during one.
    maybe this is just b/c i'm from the east coast, but IMO, the ground SHOULD NOT MOVE. ground/earth is supposed to stay in place. hurricanes, snow storms, nor'easters, floods...who cares? the ground starts moving beneath my feet, i'll be praying to every known deity & several i'll invent right there on the spot. when i was about 10 my family went on a vacation to southern california & did all the usual touristy stuff (sea world, disney, sd zoo & wild animal park, etc...). about mid-week, there was a quake up around san fransico & we felt at the hotel we were staying at in san clemente. if i'd had my way, we would've been on the next flight back to nj. it's just so UNNATURAL to me to feel the ground heave like that. that said, we went to disneyland that day & didn't wait in one line all day...

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    Haha. I feel you. My fiance is from Baltimore, and when she moved here almost a decade ago, she told me that if the ground ever shook, we were high tailing it out of there. She slept through the first few big quakes that happened when I lived here. The first two were 6.0+ quakes. Both times, I was in the top floor of the Merrill Lynch Building in downtown San Diego... The first one I felt, I thought it was a subway at first, and by the tmie I realized that there is no subway in San Diego, it was over. Whole building shook though. The second quake I was in the same office, and all the walls and framing of the building began swaying and twisting. You could feel the whole building shift back and forth. From a distance, you can actually see the building sway if you are up in Balboa Park looking at the skyline....

    But, I guess my point is, I have experienced multiple quakes, and there are no big deal. Really. Out of all the quakes ive been in in 8 years, there has been ZERO, and i mean ZERO damage to anything in San Diego County. Not even a tree has fallen...

    So while San Francisco sits on a giant fault line, and ive been told that the pennisula that is to the Northwest of the city, it going to snap off and the entire bay area is going under water....

    But lucky for SoCal, the main fault lines are about 100 miles inland, so the epicenters are really far away....

    Here are the two misconceptions about living in Socal with the natural disasters...

    I am a surfer, so I live by the beach... Wild fires burn out in the dessert... So, tip #1, if you move to Socal, stay west of the 5, because if you buy a house ni the dessert, it very well may burn down.....

    Second is the Quakes... They are scary, but they have left no damage at all... I had a restaurant full of business guys frmo Texas in when the last one hit. They were hooting and hollaring afterwards saying that it was the coolest thing ever..

    So, since im from the east coast too, I agree that it sounds really bad. But its not what people think. its nothing. Most people dont even pull over or pay any attention...

    So, I guess Quakes could be potentially "scarier" than a hurricane etc... Because if a really bad quake hit and you are inside a building that collapses, yeah your done.... But I think the Hurricanes are worse for people, because they are inevitably damaging. If you own coastal property from Florida to OBX, and even Jer and MD sometimes, you are going to get blown off the map sometimes within 10-15 years.... I mean, at least with hurricanes, you see them coming, you grab the dogs and kids and you bounce... So, yeah they are safer... But Hurricanes detroy everything... They will take out a whole city... So, ill take a few little quakes with that regard... as long as its not the "Big one"....

    But long story short, quakes suck, but they arent that bad.