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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:00 PM
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Quake upgraded by USGS to 7.2
ah fun...

This should be more fun... since the aftershocks will per force, (no pun) be stronger
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:01 PM
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1. Just heard that
Wow
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:03 PM
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2. Good news, building codes in Mexico
are much stronger than what the myth says they are.

And even better news the epicenter was not where I live. And yes, it is a mess... gates shut down at the airport, windows breaking, and here at home, books fallen

Oh and the fire department was called to do a structural damage assessment at the Airport.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:05 PM
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3. Where are you located? n/t
:patriot:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:06 PM
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4. Fashion Valley
trust me you do not want it here. The substrate is quite sandy. Yes I want to move out of here into better substrate as soon as we can... (which will be years sadly)
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:53 PM
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14. Is that near San Fernando Valley? N/t
:patriot:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:58 PM
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15. No in San Diego, by the San Diego River
the kind of substrate that liquifies in these things if they are bad enough, and n'body should have allowed to build on.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 09:47 PM
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17. Dang. take care of yourself and your family.
:patriot:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:09 PM
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5. You idiots, (at channel 8)
they are praying for the damage to be heavy in Mexico... vultures... but the building CODES are actually pretty good... IDIOTS

Mexico City, 8.1 lasted minute and a half, less than one percent of all structures affected.

Northridge, 7.1 lasted forty seconds, even major infrastructure was affected...

But hey, whatever. There are other significant differences, by the way. I'd love to see the nature of the waves by the way.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:11 PM
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6. that's gross
I hope everyone is safe on both sides of the border.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:14 PM
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8. I am betting we will have the usual spike in heart attacks
and calls to change windows... even perhaps a cracked wall or two.

Now this city... keep your eye on the news for ahem, sinkholes and pipes that need a changing. San Diego has crumbling infrastructure but they will NEVER link those to the quakes, which do a lot of damage to fresh and waste water pipes. In fact, I SHOULD go get some bottled water for a few weeks. Or just plain out boil it,

Ah that EMS training...
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 09:02 PM
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16. I think everybody on the West Coast should gather earthquake water.
I keep nine and a half gallons on hand and change it every six months just in case.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:14 PM
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7. Well, at least they're covering it. I mean even CNN beat
the local news to it. Disturbing.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:15 PM
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9. I know, save KOGO
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:23 PM
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11. Lucky! I get the worst radio reception up here.
It's ridiculous. Seriously thinking of getting Sirius Satellite at home, but I really hate to pay for just radio.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:29 PM
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12. Nadinb., I just tuned into KOGO online.
I just wonder if it's in real time. Don't know why I didn't think of it till now :crazy: They are talking about earthquake preparedness and stories coming out of Mexali within the hour. Have you heard similar from the stationin the past few minutes?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:31 PM
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13. I am actually watching CNN
which is less vulture like
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 09:55 PM
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18. Actually I just read the Northridge was 6.7 and recall on ramps & parking garages
Edited on Sun Apr-04-10 09:55 PM by mod mom
collapsed on themselves. I had been staying on Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica for a business trip but we had headed out to Joshua Tree for an overnight trip. I remember how less than 12 hours earlier I had parked at a garage and travelled on a ramp that had collapsed. Still have anxiety attacks in parking garages.

Here's hoping our neighbors to the south have the most limited damage.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/04/california-ear...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 07:16 PM
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10. Oh that's not good
the depth and intensity has changed.

I WANT to see the wave structure, especially the P waves.
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 10:08 PM
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19. Keep us update! I wouldnt mind seeing it either. I used to live in San Diego County..
further up the coast back foothills of Vista. When it was still orchards there and Escondido was a no where town! Looking to come back for a visit, used to on regular basis 1st 10yrs away then stopped for 11.
Cheers hope it has not done any structural damage.

Sandy
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