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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 01:33 PM
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39. Actually as bad as Northridge was Santa Monica was a heck of a lot worse.
The ground there is sandstone. It just liquefied under the shaking.
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  -I remember the 7.0 earthquake in Northridge, the destruction, and we had excellent building codes Nikki Stone1  Jan-13-10 12:23 PM   #0 
  - My city, Salt Lake City, is like 50 years behind California in its building codes.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-13-10 12:26 PM   #1 
  - Wow. I knew CA was ahead of the curve on this, but I didn't realize that  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:38 PM   #9 
     - The city only started really planning for the big one in the 90s.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-13-10 12:44 PM   #13 
     - Brick homes--Lordy! BTW, your local RC is collection donations  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:47 PM   #17 
     - If you think that's bad, you better hope the New Madrid fault never moves again..  ddeclue   Jan-13-10 02:10 PM   #42 
        - What are the chances of that?  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 05:53 PM   #51 
  - I know two families that had moved from San Diego to LA, and moved back after that one  slackmaster   Jan-13-10 12:28 PM   #2 
  - There were so many red-tagged structures and condemned homes.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:48 PM   #18 
     - we were redtagged and the place was condemned  Donnachaidh   Jan-13-10 01:01 PM   #23 
        - FEMA did what?  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:05 PM   #24 
        - yup. Sure did.  Donnachaidh   Jan-13-10 01:11 PM   #26 
           - They gave your grief for $2400?  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:26 PM   #35 
              - turns out the former landlord was calling in ALL his favors to keep from sinking HUGE amounts of  Donnachaidh   Jan-13-10 02:07 PM   #41 
                 - The schmuck, as you call him, was a criminal  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 02:24 PM   #45 
        - I don't believe it for a second  slackmaster   Jan-13-10 01:15 PM   #29 
           - Oh stop.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:25 PM   #34 
  - Haiti  enid602   Jan-13-10 12:28 PM   #3 
  - Haiti is right on a fault line.  Brickbat   Jan-13-10 12:46 PM   #15 
  - Stay away from the edges of those plates  Baclava   Jan-13-10 12:59 PM   #21 
  - The entire Carribean is a known earthquake zone.  Xithras   Jan-13-10 12:52 PM   #19 
     - What's odd is that even the Presidential Palace was not retrofitted enough to withstand this quake  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:55 PM   #20 
        - There was a good thread discussing the real strength of this  malaise   Jan-13-10 01:23 PM   #33 
        - I'd love to see a link to that discussion on depth.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:26 PM   #36 
           - Here  malaise   Jan-13-10 02:27 PM   #47 
              - Thank you.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 05:55 PM   #53 
        - You have to understand just how poor Haiti is.  ddeclue   Jan-13-10 02:11 PM   #43 
           - But even poverty stricken nations can have rich leaders with up-to-date palaces  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 05:54 PM   #52 
  - Was '94 really a 7.0?  Bicoastal   Jan-13-10 12:29 PM   #4 
  - It was a 6.7.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-13-10 12:29 PM   #5 
  - It was initially reported as 6.8 or 6.9, but was later lowered  Donnachaidh   Jan-13-10 12:32 PM   #7 
  - It was originally reported on the LA news as a 7.0.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:40 PM   #11 
  - In my neighborhood it was a 7.8. It was lowered by officials for accountability reasons, iirc.  blm   Jan-13-10 12:38 PM   #10 
  - we lived a block south of CS Northridge and just north of the hospital  Donnachaidh   Jan-13-10 12:31 PM   #6 
  - I was nearby in North Hills....the violence of that quake was indescribable.  blm   Jan-13-10 12:43 PM   #12 
  - It did look like a bomb hit it.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:46 PM   #16 
  - Exactly. I was living in the Valley at the time, and it was STRONG  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 12:46 PM   #14 
  - The Tahachepee - I can't spell it - in South Cal was also in that range, wasn't it?  Captain Hilts   Jan-13-10 12:34 PM   #8 
  - The California earthquake was much deeper  malaise   Jan-13-10 01:01 PM   #22 
  - The death toll is just going to be shocking.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:06 PM   #25 
     - Last night I warned DUers that we were looking at a minimum 100,000  malaise   Jan-13-10 01:14 PM   #28 
        - Oh dear God.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:20 PM   #30 
  - I survived the Kobe quake in 95  ShamelessHussy   Jan-13-10 01:13 PM   #27 
  - I forgot about Kobe.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:21 PM   #32 
     - Exactly one year after Northridge. Weird stuff. nt  Javaman   Jan-13-10 01:31 PM   #38 
  - TO be quite honest Cali standards have never  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-13-10 01:20 PM   #31 
  - What geologic reasons are there for your SD apartment being worse than MC?  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 01:28 PM   #37 
     - Actually as bad as Northridge was Santa Monica was a heck of a lot worse.  Javaman   Jan-13-10 01:33 PM   #39 
     - Were you in Santa Monica?  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 02:25 PM   #46 
        - back in the day: I used to work down there a lot with several production companies.  Javaman   Jan-13-10 03:30 PM   #49 
           - Wow. I didn't realize SM had gotten so badly hit.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 05:53 PM   #50 
     - I'm on a river bank,  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-13-10 01:33 PM   #40 
        - Yikes. I didn't think about the sand.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-13-10 02:23 PM   #44 
           - Yes and Colonia Reforma in Mexico City  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-13-10 02:31 PM   #48 
  - My home was condemned..we lost everything..watching this has been very difficult for me..  flyarm   Jan-13-10 06:39 PM   #54 

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