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Earthquake storm in Southern California

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. phrelin

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    Typically right now I would be updating the fire situation in Northern California, but IMHO this is more interesting:

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    According to the LA Times an "Earthquake storm" continues to rattle Imperial County, surrounding areas:
    According to an AP article:
    Here's what the USGS map of quakes today around Brawley, California, looks like right now:

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  2. RasputinAXP

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    Oh, mobile homes. Sigh. They're vulnerable to everything, aren't they?
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    Just to help our readers in other parts of the country, Southern California is a very large area, equivalent to the entire northeast US. The earthquakes were centered around a very lightly populated and distant area far away from Los Angeles, Riverside, and other major population centers.
     
  4. JACKIEGAGA

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    I hope everyone and their families from here are safe
     
  5. kc1ih

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    Are there any fracking operations in this area?
     
  6. dpeters11

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    It looks like there is. We've had tremors caused by that in Ohio.
     
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    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    So far, I haven't seen anyone talking about "Earthquake weather"....
     
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    That's because there isn't such a thing... The moon's cycle and it's pull on the earth probably has a larger impact on a "season" in Southern California which runs late summer to late October then again from late April to early June, but earthquakes strike at any time - there just seem to be more of them in Southern California during these times which can in turn trigger events in the Bay Area.

    I used to go by the Dog rule when we lived out there... If your dog starts freaking out for some undefined reason, he's probably right... He can hear it long before you'll feel it, usually days out.
     
  10. Laxguy

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    That was rather my point.
    Is there a smiley missing here?? That seems as far fetched as unseasonal weather.
     
  11. djlong

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    Animals have been shown to have sensitivity to, if I remember the name correctly,"P-Waves" that precede the part of the earthquake that you can feel. It's just like how your dog can hear and smell things that you can't.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Right, anything from low frequency sounds, changes in the magnetic field etc. They may not know exactly what is happening, they just know there's possible danger and try to get away from it. Same kind of thing was seen before that huge tsunami in 2004.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Agree. But that'd be moments before, not days.
     

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