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Title: Earthquake
Post by: BenWH on January 06, 2008, 02:01:04 AM
A little off topic, but we had a bit of excitement this morning with an earthquake - 6.5 Richter, epicentre about 100 miles away. We certainly felt it! looks like no significant damage though...


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: MikeLM9215 on January 06, 2008, 08:47:48 PM
Will if we're doing disasters, I lost my power for 2 hours and 14 minutes for unknown reasons while I was posting in the secure areas.

Didn't want your post to feel lonely.  :)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on January 07, 2008, 05:07:10 PM
6.5?!? That's a nice jolt.  I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so we get jolts here and there all the time.  The last big one was 5.6 about 20 miles south from my home in November, I think.  We felt the shake, but no damage.  The big one for me was the Loma Preitta quake.  That one was 7.2 centered on the San Andreas fault that splits the San Francisco Peninsula from the East Bay under the water.  That one brought the Cypress 880 structure down along with part of the Bay Bridge down.  At the time, I lived in a 100 year old home and the house swayed for about 5 minutes because of the old foundation.  That one was scary.  Needless to say, I know how it is living in earthquake land.  Although I think Greece is a little more scenic than where I live.  :)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Andarian on January 07, 2008, 05:54:32 PM
Good to hear you're OK, Ben!


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 15, 2008, 12:48:01 PM
Tybae,  I lived in the bay area during the Loma Preitta earthquake as well.  I was at the Good Earth Restaurant in San Jose with a friend at the time.  It was weird to see the scenery outside the window going side to side.  I probably should have ducked under the table, but it was all just to fascinating to miss. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on January 15, 2008, 01:51:22 PM
Tybae,  I lived in the bay area during the Loma Preitta earthquake as well.  I was at the Good Earth Restaurant in San Jose with a friend at the time.  It was weird to see the scenery outside the window going side to side.  I probably should have ducked under the table, but it was all just to fascinating to miss. 

Nice. 

My father was working in San Francisco at the time.  He was on the 42nd floor of the Bank of America building, the second tallest building in San Francisco.  When he came home very late that night, he said, "It was a good thing I had a spare pair of pants with me."  When the earth shakes without warning, it's always an interesting time.  Although, I'll take earthquakes over hurricanes, tornados and volcanos any day.


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 15, 2008, 01:59:23 PM
Tybae,

I can imagine that would be terrifying for your father.  I've never decided whether it's better to see a natural disaster coming or just have it surprise you like an earthquake.  Anyone know a way to avoid them altogether?

Btw, I've seen you post on the NWN forums, you help a lot of modders.  It's good to see you here too. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on January 15, 2008, 03:41:15 PM
Tybae,

I can imagine that would be terrifying for your father.  I've never decided whether it's better to see a natural disaster coming or just have it surprise you like an earthquake.  Anyone know a way to avoid them altogether?
 

Yeah, move to Siberia.  :D

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Btw, I've seen you post on the NWN forums, you help a lot of modders.  It's good to see you here too. 

Thank you for the kind words.  :)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 15, 2008, 06:02:05 PM
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Yeah, move to Siberia. 

lol.  Actually, I live 9500 feet in the mountains.  The current temp is -2 f.  It feels like Siberia.

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Thank you for the kind words.

your welcome.


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 16, 2008, 09:48:02 AM
Ok, today the wind chill is -22 degrees with blowing snow.  Does that count as a natural disaster?


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on January 16, 2008, 10:09:06 AM
Only if you go outside, accept the Triple Dog Dare and stick your tounge on the metal pole, ala A Christmas Story.  :D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 16, 2008, 10:43:58 AM
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Only if you go outside, accept the Triple Dog Dare and stick your tounge on the metal pole, ala A Christmas Story.

Hmmmm, no thanks.  I walked 30 yards from my car to the door at work this morning with wet hair and it literally froze solid.  Who needs styling gel  ::)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on January 17, 2008, 07:32:46 AM
sigh.  .  .   This morning, my kid's school is on a 2 hour delay for "cold"


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: nereng on January 18, 2008, 08:34:38 PM
Ok, today the wind chill is -22 degrees with blowing snow.  Does that count as a natural disaster?

Only if it happens south of Norway. That's normal january weather here!  ;D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on January 18, 2008, 09:45:41 PM
Ok, today the wind chill is -22 degrees with blowing snow.  Does that count as a natural disaster?

Only if it happens south of Norway. That's normal january weather here!  ;D

*shivers*

If I'm ever in weather that cold, call the police because I've been abducted against my will.  ;D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: BenWH on February 15, 2008, 11:22:44 AM
Since I'm keeping track of earthquakes, we had another one yesterday of 6.5.


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on February 15, 2008, 12:33:26 PM
Oh, that's a pretty good shake.  Hope you didn't have any damage.  We have little ones here in the San Francisco Bay Area all the time.  The largest we've had lately was a 5.2 in Silicon Valley.  It shook my house pretty good and I live 30 miles away from the epicenter.  I'd assume you're a little more active.  We're due for a big one, but I hope not for a while. 

*fingers crossed, knocking on all the wood I can find, throwing a pinch of salt over my shoulder, clutching the Rabbit's foot, looking for a 4 leaf clover, etc.* 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: BenWH on February 21, 2008, 07:44:13 AM
Two more; 4.4. and 6.1 ...


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on February 21, 2008, 08:15:10 AM
Hey Ben,

Have you considered moving to a nice hurricane area, or perhaps somewhere with tornados?  Might be safer.

I read that there was a 6.2 in Nevada today actually.

It would be bad if an earthquake hit here, considering that I live in an ancient volcano crater.


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on February 21, 2008, 08:20:12 AM
The worst part about the Nevada quake is it happened on a fault that hasn't been active since the recording of earthquakes started.  None of the buildings were braced for it.  There were many buldings that collapsed in the town closest to the epicenter and the closest hospital is 50 miles (about 85km) away!  There weren't any reports of injuries as the earthquake happened early this morning, but it's wierd.  We've seen a lot of inactive faults in earthquake country hitting in the last few years. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: kookoo on February 21, 2008, 09:28:11 AM
Mother Earth is getting cranky   :o

When mama aint happy, aint no one happy.


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sirchet on February 21, 2008, 04:53:41 PM
Everyone is welcome to come on down to Florida, no earthquakes.
We do have Tornados, we're actually number one this year for that, even Kansas didn't come close.

Take that Dorothy. heh heh, (Wizard of Oz reference)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on February 21, 2008, 05:17:50 PM
Haha!  I'm only 30.  Isn't there a minimum age you have to be to move to Florida?  I'm way too young.  :P

Don't forget about them Hurricanes too.  I'll stick to Earthquake country, thank you very much.  I don't want to have to deal with boarding up my house, moving somewhere else while the storm passes, etc.  I'm too lazy.  ;)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sirchet on February 22, 2008, 04:01:46 PM
I have shutters that slide into place, takes about 20 minutes. We weathered all 4 storms that hit a few years back. I'm so glad I have back-up power.

btw...all the Senior citizens down here really aren't that bad, they make excellent neighbors. :)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sixesthrice on February 27, 2008, 08:13:55 AM
5.2 here in England last night. The biggest in the UK for about 20 years, or so I'm told. Oddly enough I had a great night's sleep last night, despite friends I've spoken to saying their houses were shaking - the earthquake was a long way away from Lankysheeeeee though. Apparently someone from Amsterdam said they'd felt it: "Because a bike outside fell over in the night, and the shutters blew open." I don't mean to be harsh, but surely the concepts of wind, as well as prank-bound children at least crossed the Netherlander in question's mind?


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: BenWH on February 27, 2008, 08:23:07 AM
lol

5.5 for us yesterday...


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: QSW on February 28, 2008, 04:05:14 AM
What is the world coming to when England gets earthquakes?! ...and let's not forget the mini tornado's....and the fact that the cherry blossom tress have flowered in the last 2-3 weeks, and the daffodils are up..oh yes, and the very strange warm weather we are having here in London at least.

I think we've been taken over by aliens and England is really some other country right now. Let's face it, a leaf on our rail tracks puts the whole train system into meltdown, anything more than that and you know summit is drastically wrong  ::)


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on February 28, 2008, 08:23:45 AM
I think we've been taken over by aliens and England is really some other country right now.

I've been saying that for years.  Finally a native notices!  :P  It's the "lets boil it to add flavor" thing.  Although, you people across the pond sure know how to fry fish. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sixesthrice on February 29, 2008, 09:50:07 AM
Incidentally, as a non-Londoner I find the train system fairly adequate. Then again I rarely go any further than Blackpool in one direction and Manchester in the other...


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: QSW on February 29, 2008, 11:05:38 AM
Incidentally, as a non-Londoner I find the train system fairly adequate. Then again I rarely go any further than Blackpool in one direction and Manchester in the other...

lol, well to tell the truth I very rarely use the trains down here. I once got lost on the circle line for an hour....

.....now post me a Lancashire HotPot as punishment for admitting to being a northerner!  :o ;D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sixesthrice on February 29, 2008, 05:39:47 PM
Punishment?  :o Your hotpot (http://www.myspace.com/thelancashirehotpots), anyhow.

:D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: QSW on March 01, 2008, 09:38:07 AM
Punishment?  :o Your hotpot (http://www.myspace.com/thelancashirehotpots), anyhow.

:D

* Bangs her head on the keyboard as her son wiggles to the music*

You've corrupted my youngest wrymling!  :P


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on March 01, 2008, 10:17:14 AM
:D  Too funny. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: Tybae on March 27, 2008, 09:01:19 AM
4.0 this morning at 1am.  Nice thing to wake up to. 


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: sirchet on March 30, 2008, 11:27:54 AM
Punishment?  :o Your hotpot (http://www.myspace.com/thelancashirehotpots), anyhow.

:D

Thanks, I have now been exposed to hotpot! Thank god it's painless...gonna go watch the videos now. :D


Title: Re: Earthquake
Post by: BenWH on June 08, 2008, 11:43:16 AM
A couple more... 3.2 a few days ago, and today 6.5. So far, 2 dead and over 100 injured. I'm sure they seem to be getting more frequent...