Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

5.1 Earthquake Shakes LA Just after 9 PM


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

phrelin

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 13,545 posts
  • LocationNorthern California Redwoods
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

Story in the LA Times. This one was located just east of Sonora High School in La Habra, California. You can click on the maps to see bigger ones.

 

2014-03-28_quake_reg_map_sm.jpg

 

2014-03-28_quake_map_sm.jpg

 

While a 5.1 in this urban area is nothing to joke about, it apparently was shallow though it was on fault that caused the  5.9 1987 Whittier quake that killed 8 and caused considerable damage. The kids at the high school were on spring break this week, so hopefully nothing was going on there.


"In a hundred years there'll be a whole new set of people."
"Always poke the bears. They sleep too much for their own good."

"If you're good enough, they'll talk about you." - Tom Harmon
A GEEZER who remembers watching TV in 1951 and was an Echostar customer from 1988 to 2008, now a Dish Network customer.
My AV Setup
My Slingbox Pro HD Experience
My Blog: The Redwood Guardian


...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   phrelin

phrelin

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 13,545 posts
  • LocationNorthern California Redwoods
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

KTLA video indicating some damage.

 

 

Live coverage at KTLA.


Edited by phrelin, 28 March 2014 - 11:42 PM.

"In a hundred years there'll be a whole new set of people."
"Always poke the bears. They sleep too much for their own good."

"If you're good enough, they'll talk about you." - Tom Harmon
A GEEZER who remembers watching TV in 1951 and was an Echostar customer from 1988 to 2008, now a Dish Network customer.
My AV Setup
My Slingbox Pro HD Experience
My Blog: The Redwood Guardian


#3 OFFLINE   carlsbad_bolt_fan

carlsbad_bolt_fan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 751 posts
  • LocationCarlsbad, CA
Joined: May 18, 2004

Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Felt it down in Carlsbad, CA.


HR20-700 Connected to 55" Samsung UN55D8000YF via HDMI
HR20-700 Connected to 24" Samsung P2570HD
R22-200 Connected to 32" Sony
D* Customer since 2000

#4 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 16,193 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

It really was a nothing event, very little damage and such, but I nice reminder of what to do in case of an earthquake.

the 87 was my first big quake. I'll never forget that, it was much much bigger. But it was the noise it made, and especially the big aftershock the next morning around 5am in the dark that was so loud that was a bit scary.

I felt the one we had the other day,but I didn't even feel this one. And it hit my area harder than the one last week did. But I Was in the shower. :lol:

#5 OFFLINE   phrelin

phrelin

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 13,545 posts
  • LocationNorthern California Redwoods
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

It appears there is some potentially costly damage such as apartments with cracked foundations. Apparently Fullerton felt the quake more according to this report:

 

Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was at home sitting on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed when the earthquake hit Friday night.

 

“It started shaking and my youngest daughter jumped in my lap and started screaming,” he said. “We started walking toward the door when a second jolt knocked me and my daughter down.”

 

...“It’s the strongest jolt I’ve ever felt, and I’ve been in the same town for 41 years,” he said.

 

Then there was this story:

 

A prototype earthquake early-warning system worked again Friday night, giving seismologists in Pasadena about a four-second heads-up before shaking was felt from the magnitude 5.1 quake that struck near La Habra.

 

The system is being tested by a team of scientists on a U.S. Geological Survey project to create a statewide network.

 

USGS seismologist Lucy Jones has said the system works because while earthquakes travel at the speed of sound, sensors that initially detect the shaking near the epicenter of a quake can send a message faster -- at the speed of light -- to warn residents farther away that the quake is coming.

 

Somehow a four-second warning doesn't seem like much. But I guess it would be better than nothing.

 

And now they're talking about the incident as an earthquake swarm. The OC Breeze had a story and a map:

 

map-USGS-La-Habra-earthquake-swarm-20140

 

Map of earthquake swarm courtesy of USGS.

The wide white line on the right is the 57 Freeway.

The wide white line at the bottom is the 91 Freeway.

The diagonal line in the lower left corner is Interstate 5.

The swooping white line at the top is the 60 Freeway.

 

I've always tried to visualize being "swarmed" by earthquakes. :eek2:


Edited by phrelin, 29 March 2014 - 05:11 PM.

"In a hundred years there'll be a whole new set of people."
"Always poke the bears. They sleep too much for their own good."

"If you're good enough, they'll talk about you." - Tom Harmon
A GEEZER who remembers watching TV in 1951 and was an Echostar customer from 1988 to 2008, now a Dish Network customer.
My AV Setup
My Slingbox Pro HD Experience
My Blog: The Redwood Guardian


#6 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

SayWhat?

    Know Nothing

  • Registered
  • 5,700 posts
Joined: Jun 06, 2009

Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:10 PM

A 5.1 is Wayne Knight falling out of his chair.


Help stamp out Twits and Twitterers!

HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.

#7 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 40,236 posts
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Somehow a four-second warning doesn't seem like much. But I guess it would be better than nothing.


Four seconds is enough to give high speed rail a head start on stopping ... although it would need to be an automated system which would leave a vulnerability for hackers to stop all high speed trains. Perhaps nuclear power plants could also use a few seconds of secure warning. If the pre-alert could be extended it would be better.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#8 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 36,906 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

This was barely a story. A water main broke, a gas line started leaking. For most people the biggest effect was a few things tipped over on a shelf. If this had taken place in Minnesota you would never know about it. I felt it, I sure did, but it wasn't 'the big one.'
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#9 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 16,193 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:26 AM

It was a rough jolt in some areas near it because it was so shallow. Only about a mile deep.

And 4 seconds is huge especially if it's a big one. Lucy's best example; Surgeons can pull their instruments and stop Cutting on a patient in four seconds. Also people can duck and cover under desks or get into doorways.

Doesn't mean much for small earthquakes of anything five and half or less. But you're talking a six or seven 4 seconds could be huge.

#10 OFFLINE   phrelin

phrelin

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 13,545 posts
  • LocationNorthern California Redwoods
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:37 PM

Four seconds is enough to give high speed rail a head start on stopping ... although it would need to be an automated system which would leave a vulnerability for hackers to stop all high speed trains. Perhaps nuclear power plants could also use a few seconds of secure warning. If the pre-alert could be extended it would be better.

 

Ok, I'm convinced we need a system in California. From Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking:

 

Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake about 200 miles away rumbled into the capital, thanks to central Mexico’s 21-year-old early quake warning system, officials said Friday. It's a system that California still lacks.

 

The Mexican warning system could be seen on television (video below), when Televisa news announcer Eduardo Salazar calmly tells viewers that at 9:27 a.m. a seismic alert went off, triggering a shrieking whine on the broadcast. “At this moment, we have felt absolutely nothing,” the anchor says initially.

 

More than a minute after the first warning, shaking rolls through the television studio in Mexico City, strong enough to knock the news anchor from his stance. His voice strains as the shaking worsens, and he says the studios’s lights are swaying and that some of his staff are preparing to leave. He speaks louder: “It’s a strong earthquake.”

 

While I'm too slow to benefit from a 4 second warning, even a 15 second warning would permit an old guy like me to get to a safe spot. And the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake did a lot of damage in our area with an epicenter over 100 miles from here. We Californian's are behind Mexico in earthquake safety. That news is as disturbing as ... an earthquake. :sure:


"In a hundred years there'll be a whole new set of people."
"Always poke the bears. They sleep too much for their own good."

"If you're good enough, they'll talk about you." - Tom Harmon
A GEEZER who remembers watching TV in 1951 and was an Echostar customer from 1988 to 2008, now a Dish Network customer.
My AV Setup
My Slingbox Pro HD Experience
My Blog: The Redwood Guardian


#11 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

SayWhat?

    Know Nothing

  • Registered
  • 5,700 posts
Joined: Jun 06, 2009

Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:25 AM

At 15 seconds, I'd still be trying to figure out what the noise was.


Help stamp out Twits and Twitterers!

HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.

#12 OFFLINE   AntAltMike

AntAltMike

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,946 posts
  • LocationCollege Park MD (just outside Wash, DC)
Joined: Nov 20, 2004

Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:59 AM



JuLszwT.gif

Edited by AntAltMike, 19 April 2014 - 06:59 AM.


#13 OFFLINE   phrelin

phrelin

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 13,545 posts
  • LocationNorthern California Redwoods
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

I meant to post this yesterday which was the 108th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. From our local newspaper's Facebook page:

 

1906quake.jpg

 

There is some disagreement on the epicenter location but it's safe to say that the hotel was at least 120 miles from the epicenter.


"In a hundred years there'll be a whole new set of people."
"Always poke the bears. They sleep too much for their own good."

"If you're good enough, they'll talk about you." - Tom Harmon
A GEEZER who remembers watching TV in 1951 and was an Echostar customer from 1988 to 2008, now a Dish Network customer.
My AV Setup
My Slingbox Pro HD Experience
My Blog: The Redwood Guardian


#14 OFFLINE   billsharpe

billsharpe

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,307 posts
  • LocationSouthern California
Joined: Jan 25, 2007

Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:48 PM

The 1994 earthquake, which damaged my home, woke me up but I was still in bed for some time after the shaking ended. Four seconds or 15 seconds would not have helped. I would have needed a couple minutes.

 

Still a good idea for those who are awake at the time, especially those surgeons...


Bill

Family room: Sony Bravia KDL-40SL130
Living room: Sceptre 32 inch

#15 OFFLINE   fluffybear

fluffybear

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 7,224 posts
  • LocationPeachtree City, GA.
Joined: Jun 19, 2004

Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

A 5.1 is Wayne Knight falling out of his chair.

 

No kidding!  A 5.1 is nothing! 


Proud DirecTV customer since July, 1994

My Q4 2014 Set-Up


#16 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,497 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Looks like Vancouver had a 6.6, unusual for that area, at least that strong.

 

http://www.earthquak...a/index-eng.php






Protected By... spam firewall...And...