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Old 03-29-2014, 11:44 PM   #11
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Just counted....looks like cali. has had 24 quakes in the same 48-60 hours we had 8.
Too much shakin' going on for sure!
This stuff is getting crazy!

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:30 AM   #12
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Few years ago we had a earthquake here Il.. The center of the quake was less then 5 miles from our home.
Small at 3.8 if I remember right, it did crack and shift some of the concrete patio. Shook the heck out of our waterbed waking us up to the sound of a freight train going by right outside the window.

We all woke up from it, the kids were saying what was that??. In minutes I got on the USGS web site to see we just had a 4.3 later reduced to 3.8.

I never forget the morning!
Some say the quake we had was triggered by blasting at a quarry near Chi.
At least with tornado's we can go to the basement.

You folks stay safe quakeland.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:19 PM   #13
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Very disconcerning feeling a quake for sure, you guys can keep them, I'd rather have our tornados and hail.
o.k., earthquakes like this happen every 20-30 years. how often does Oklahoma have tornadoes, ice storms, damaging hail?
how many homes are destroyed every year from tornadoes and how many deaths? i think that there were about 12 homes red-tagged in the quake area but they are still standing.

i'll take the occasional shaker, that cracks a handful of homes, every 20 years instead of year after year after year of tornadoes destroying towns and communities.

as a firefighter/EMT in Calif., i wonder if you could compare the casualty numbers, over the past 20 years from earthquakes out here, to the numbers that result from tornadoes in Oklahoma.

by the way, my family are Okies and still have many that live in Oklahoma.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:29 PM   #14
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The next county West of us (Parker) had several earthquakes of varying magnitudes in the past several months,but none recently. The residents of that county are blaming fraking as the cause of them. They say they never had earthquake activity until wells started being drilled for oil/gas exploration.

The oil/gas people are denying any drilling activity had caused earthquakes. The state has now hired some experts to investigate.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #15
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o.k., earthquakes like this happen every 20-30 years. how often does Oklahoma have tornadoes, ice storms, damaging hail?
how many homes are destroyed every year from tornadoes and how many deaths? i think that there were about 12 homes red-tagged in the quake area but they are still standing.

i'll take the occasional shaker, that cracks a handful of homes, every 20 years instead of year after year after year of tornadoes destroying towns and communities.

as a firefighter/EMT in Calif., i wonder if you could compare the casualty numbers, over the past 20 years from earthquakes out here, to the numbers that result from tornadoes in Oklahoma.

by the way, my family are Okies and still have many that live in Oklahoma.
Well I don't know why you even want to argue about this. Its not like anybody can do anything about it, and at least we usually have an idea its gonna storm several days before hand.

But we have very low death rates due to being able to predict tornados, and the fact that we are so prepared with shelters and drills.
Looks like from what I've read that quake in la in '94 killed about 58 and 1500 with major injuries and over16,000 that were treated at hospitals. Our injured totals over the past 20 years are probably still far from that total #.
Im out.

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Old 03-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #16
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Gotta a question for you. If you are in an area where you are expecting a earthquake may happen or aftershocks are simply being waited to happen. Do you retract your stabilizer jacks and allow the trailer to ride out the shock on the tires and suspension where the greater part of the unrest can be absorbed without undue stress directly being transferred to the frame of the RV? Or would it be even better to have the stabilizer jacks retraced and the RV hitched to the tow vehicle where you don't even have the front jack or landing gear in direct contact with the ground.

Just thinking out loud.....or well at least through my fingers.
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2 years ago we went to southern Il. to visit some friends who run a campground.
While I was helping him do some duties in the cg both our smartphones received a tornado alert warning to take cover immediately.It was still a nice sunny day then. Most all the campers got the same warning and folks were heading to the shelter.We stop at my camper and grabbed the weather radio for constant updates.
By the time we got there the sirens had started go off all around from nearby towns.
2 tornado's came very close to us and 1 touched down a few mile away from the cg.
One hell of storm for sure.
I don't really know how well they can predict a earth quake with any accuracy before one strikes (not aftershocks)to warn folks yet.
Either way they are both scary and dangerous.
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Well I don't know why you even want to argue about this. Its not like anybody can do anything about it, and at least we usually have an idea its gonna storm several days before hand.

But we have very low death rates due to being able to predict tornados, and the fact that we are so prepared with shelters and drills.
Looks like from what I've read that quake in la in '94 killed about 58 and 1500 with major injuries and over16,000 that were treated at hospitals. Our injured totals over the past 20 years are probably still far from that total #.
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i apologize if it seemed like i'm arguing, i'm not.
i'm just trying to discuss perceptions about earthquakes from those in other states.

the reality is that even the worse earthquake we've had out here in a long time, was the '94 Northridge one. i was working as a firefighter/EMT during that one.
as you said, 58 people lost their lives in that one. and that's the last one i can remember that lives were lost in.
but from 1994-2012, tornadoes have taken nearly 1700 lives, even with early warning systems and our ability to predict them. in 2011 alone, there were 553 deaths, due to tornadoes.

yes, disasters are terrible things and it doesn't really matter which ones are worse, if you've had to go thru one or lost someone to one.

maybe i'm a little thin-skinned about it, since i'm a first responder out here.
sorry if i came across wrong.
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Hey iam camping up the shore at doheny beach ... Dana piont.
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Camping can be a real adventure at times on its own. But earthquakes
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I've never been in a sizeable earthquake. I haven't been lucky enough to feel our tiny ones here in Michigan. But I think I'd rather be in the camper! It can't collapse. I'm camping in tornado alley next week and that terrifies me!
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