6.4 Earthquake in Searles Valley, CA 7/4/19 & 7.1 7/5/2019

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  1. BigMcGuire, Jul 4, 2019
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    I think most of SoCal felt this one. My coffee splashed out of my mug. Thankfully missing my hand as it did as it was piping hot.
     
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    I got a USGS text alert at 12:51, but felt nothing in the Twin Cities. :(

    Any damage?

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  4. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Don't think so. I'm sure your wine and kombucha collection is alright at your high desert place.
     
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    I’ll text the neighbor cancelling my tsunami warning. Thank you!
     
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    Here in Ventura the pool sloshed out, my aquarium fish got a thrill, and a lot of car alarms. Roller type quake that lasted about 30 seconds for me. Was surprised as far away as I am.
    Here is a map shot for a better visual (distance):
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  7. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Save those for when you cannonball the pool.
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    There's a healthy gap between the water level and the leading edge of our pool. I don't think some of our neighbors were as lucky. People further than you felt it. It caught me by surprise because we haven't had earthquakes like this in maybe a decade. I was lucky in all the time I kept aquatic life we never had earthquakes that would cause damage to the structure of a tank or worse. That said, I wonder if that thing about animals is true and not poppycock because some of the neighbors pets were behaving strangely this week. Entranced or zoned out to be specific.
     
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    Did your fish shout, “bansai”?

    That’s Southern California? With all those red lines it resembles my left leg.
     
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    African Cichlids (fish type): The look from them was more like “why did you stop?” ;)
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    Not seeing anything on my feeds yet but local news is starting to report some damage and injuries (via AP) in the area of the quake.

    Thing that concerns me is that is has been a very quite (6.0 and higher) decade. Hope nature isn’t looking to catch up. :confused:
     
  10. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Amputate it.

    Really? '14 had a series of small quakes but I don't recall anything in the time since that stands out. I doubt we'll see another 8.0 anytime soon, and if we do, it won't do the damage it did the first time around. OTOH, I could really go for Dodge Stadium collapsing on itself when it's empty and no one's around in the offices.
     
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    Let the African Cichlids know I heard there’s a 50% chance of a 5.0 or higher aftershock coming. And a 5% chance that the 6.6 was a pre-shock with a stronger one coming.
     
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    Thought you were joking and looked it up. Good chance later today. Well, everyone will be drunk so...
     
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    Done! Srs. Not srs.
     
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    SRS?

    Going through the news before I go out and baste the BBQ, but I laughed at some photos the 'local' stations picked off of Twatter and it's photos of people's mismanaged garages with a tagline of "Shelving failed for this homeowner," not a shelving unit to be seen.
     
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    Was looking at the historic data in my earthquake app. We have had very few >6 in the last decade plus. Normal we get like 6-8 per decade.
     
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    We had a 7.1 close to Anchorage Alaska a few months back and it was no fun.

    I hope everyone is safe.
     
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    I was living in Sonoma County during Loma Prieta. Since I was so far away the low frequency waves felt like I was on a boat. I ran outside to stand in the yard and watched the waves pass under my feet and condominium building.

    I’m sacrificing brats to the bbq gods today. And having watermelon margaritas.
     
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    Damn, I wish I was in Vegas right now
     
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    :eek:

    How about some love for the Twin Cities here.
     
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    Just saw Dr. Lucy Jones from CalTech on the news giving the rundown on this. She is absolutely the best at breaking this all down so the average person understands what is going on. She is always so calm and reassuring.

    I remember seeing her on the news after the 1992 Joshua Tree earthquakes with her baby. I think she did not have a babysitter, so just brought him to work with her and did live broadcasts holding her son.

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    My wife and I always enjoy watching her interact with the press. We watched her not too long after the earthquake today. Very cool picture. Thank you.
     
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    I was 200 miles west of the epicenter, but didn't feel the quake at all. It seems the shock waves traveled north and south more than west.
     
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    I am 139 miles WSW from the epicenter and we had what felt like a good 30 second roller. Vegas felt it pretty well too.
    Think you got lucky with the geology in your area. ;) You missed out on your Cali Massage. :D
     
  25. BigMcGuire, Jul 5, 2019
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