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Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 09, 2010 06:35PM
UPS has my Hughes dish still up.
USGS says 6+

I"m OK.. cat scared...

More when I get power back. :-)



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: January 09, 2010 06:40PM
6.5. At least it was off shore a ways. Tsunami area?

[earthquake.usgs.gov]




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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Doc
Date: January 09, 2010 06:46PM
6.5, but it was offshore.

Better luck next time.



[earthquake.usgs.gov]

Edit: You know, if Imageshack wasn't messed up today, my post would have been first. tongue sticking out smiley



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 09, 2010 06:49PM
Potentially, yes...
But fortunatley, I'm out of the "Tsunami Zone" by virtue of a hill.

6.5 is certainly enough to pucker your sphincter!

Lost a few glasses of a shelf, a picture frame, and a few books off a shelf.

Gas= No leaks detected by "sniff".
Power off.
Water no problem.


No local radio station reception (behind the same hill that protects me from Tsunami's).


LONG rolling quake... long motion too, not a sharp short shaker.

Just felt a small aftershock too.. that or my cat is shivvering under the bed.

OK.. posting before my UPS shuts down my Hughes.net router.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 09, 2010 07:01PM
Glad to hear you and Max are OK. Hope you get power back soon.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: artie67
Date: January 09, 2010 07:05PM
Wow, hope none of the local Humbolt produce was lost. Have to check into my nephew for details.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 09, 2010 07:08PM
Stay safe. That is close enough to cause a fair amount of structural problems in town. I hope the rest of your local community is okay, fires can do a lot of damage too.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 09, 2010 08:39PM
All those quakes in CA lately. Maybe the big one is next.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 09, 2010 08:57PM
try dropbox instead of imageshack Doc -- you can make web links...



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 09, 2010 09:01PM
Ahh...offshore Humboldt quakes. It just makes you want to live on a hillside with some blue and gooey Franciscan Formation. I can still remember being out by the Mad River bottoms during a big shaker and actually witnessing soil liquefaction in action. Very exciting for a part time geology major. Best wishes Paul. Hope you find your school equipment in place.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: kap
Date: January 09, 2010 09:02PM
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Speedy
All those quakes in CA lately. Maybe the big one is next.

Ah, thanks!
eye rolling smiley



SoCal for now.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 09, 2010 09:54PM
Whoa. Take care man. It can scare the heck outta you.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: steve...
Date: January 09, 2010 10:18PM
My power just came back on, nearly 3½ hours later. There don't seem to be any major problems reported, no serious injuries or road problems so far. I had lots of things knocked over and spilled but everything seems to be pretty much OK. There will probably be lots more damage reported in the morning.

I was sitting at my computer and had one hand on my iMac and the other on the second monitor. They were rocking back and forth and I thought they were going to tip over. Lasted about 45 seconds. It felt worse than the 6.8 earthquake that I experienced a few years ago in Seattle but like Paul said, they're saying 6.5 on the radio.









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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: davester
Date: January 09, 2010 10:53PM
That's right folks...it's veeeeerrrrry dangerous here in California. If you were thinking of moving here for the lovely weather or have recently moved here for the lovely weather, best that you rethink that strategy and move back to a safer location. Missouri might be good....all that silly science stuff about the New Madrid quake can't be right...I'm sure that there couldn't be any monstrous earthquakes back there!



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Doc
Date: January 09, 2010 11:03PM
> That's right folks...it's veeeeerrrrry dangerous here in California.

Fire, Flood, Mudslides, Earthquakes, Plague, Pestilence, Poisoned Water, Drought, Original Tommy's Chili, Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Just another day in California.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: kap
Date: January 09, 2010 11:25PM
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Doc
> That's right folks...it's veeeeerrrrry dangerous here in California.

Fire, Flood, Mudslides, Earthquakes, Plague, Pestilence, Poisoned Water, Drought, Original Tommy's Chili, Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Just another day in California.

Whatever happened to the sign "Welcome to California"?



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: M>B>
Date: January 10, 2010 02:31AM
Largest earthquake in the lower 48 was on the East coast...

[www.beaufortusa.com]

However, the winner in North America was the 1964 Alaska quake at 9.2!

[en.wikipedia.org]

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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: kanesa
Date: January 10, 2010 07:23AM
I'm glad everyone is ok. No matter where you live, Mother Nature will get you.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 10, 2010 09:23AM
steve...

Good to hear you're OK!


I've got a few more things fell off shelves than I first thought... Bit of a mess on my reloading bench (boxes of bullets all over... NEXT time I'll tape the open boxes shut! )

Sounds like local grocery stores have a hell of a mess to clean up... think about the liquor isle! WHEW!

Got my power back some time after midnight.
Gotta give thanks to the hard working folks at PG&E at times like this. Lot of linemen out there right now, and have been since yesterday, working to get things fixed.


This is good because my small backup generator won't start... Time to get it serviced (or replace that cheap chinese piece of crap... like I should have last year).

Also time to replace some flashlight batteries and pick up a few more chemical light sticks.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 10, 2010 09:50AM
Glad to hear you are back online, Paul. I hope Max is over the trauma of the quake.





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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 10, 2010 07:35PM
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M>B>
Largest earthquake in the lower 48 was on the East coast...

[www.beaufortusa.com]

However, the winner in North America was the 1964 Alaska quake at 9.2!

[en.wikipedia.org]


New Madrid back in 1811 or thereabouts was worse. 8.2-8.3 4 seperate times.



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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Gabacho
Date: January 10, 2010 09:36PM
Everyone knows they're caused by that awful pollutant, CO2. Also, excessive human population in California.
People add weight to the ground, doncha know. Too much weight makes the tectonic plates wanna move, and
well, there ya go. If we had population control there would be less CO2 and the problem solved. That makes
at least as much sense as the Obammunist's health care scam.
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 10, 2010 11:23PM
Hi Shakeman!
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Re: Earthquake... Far North Calif.. Good sized!
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: January 11, 2010 12:05AM
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Racer X
New Madrid back in 1811 or thereabouts was worse. 8.2-8.3 4 seperate times.

My understanding is every step up is 10x. So a 9.0 is 10x more than an 8.0. So 4x8.3 < 1x9.2




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