Rockin' & Rollin'

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by ssgtmax, Sep 28, 2004.

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  1. ssgtmax

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    We Caulee4nyuns couldn't stand all the attention Florida's been getting; so we decided to have an earthquake about 45 minutes ago. Preliminary 5.9-6.0 on the whatchacallit scale. Felt as a gentle rolling motion for about 10-15 seconds here in Bakersfield. Epicenter was near Parkfield, one of the San Andreas Fault hotbeds of activity. :eek: :eek:
     
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    I saw where Mt St Helens is rumbling a little too. Get ready to duck!
     
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    Hopefully Helen does not raise her ugly head and cause your "whatchacallit scale" to go bonkers. :doubt:
     
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    What next....a plague of locusts?? o_O :doubt:
     
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    Worse....Presidential Debates!! :D
     
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    My aunt and uncle live on a ranch in Paso Robles I imagine they felt it pretty good ;)
     
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    Yeah, I heard some interviews with Paso Robles residents. They were pretty upset because the memory is still fresh of the stronger one that hit them last year & killed 2 people downtown. It's always unnerving when the ground starts moving around. Gives ya almost a "seasick" feeling for awhile. :p
     
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    But which are worse earth quakes, tornados, or hurricanes o_O
     
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    They are all bad. No hiding from Mother Nature.
     
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    If mother nature wants you she is going to get you
     

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    Great rendition bigc. This is the one I was talking about.
     

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    Well, none of them has anything to recommend it. A large quake can initially be the most terrifying because it strikes with absolutely no forecast or warning.

    I was just 4 years old when the 7.3 quake struck Tehachapi, CA, in 1952. Although we lived about 75 miles away, I can still remember the violent shaking early in the morning and my dad carrying me outside the house.

    I recall talking to fans @ the '89 post-quake World Series game in San Francisco. They had been there (upper deck, right field) for the quake and didn't know for agonizing seconds whether or not the stadium would collapse. The couple whose tickets I used refused to go back because they'd been in a tunnel under the right field stands when the quake struck. They thought they were gonna be buried there. :ninja:
     
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    An earthquakeo_O Thank goodness, I thought I was just awfully clumsy today, I tripped a couple of times without even moving!!!LOL :eek::):)


    Hiding under bed with critters,

    Marja:cool:
     
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    My brother was in the parking lot headed to the game. He said he thought he was just dizzy. The cars in the lot were moving around. He said he had to kneel down.

    He lived in Oakland at the time and drove the freeway that collapsed.
     
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    OK, I'm gettin' tired of this. Just had a 5.0 jolt centered about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, near a little community called Keene. Would seem to be totally unrelated to the 6.0 yesterday that was a good 100+ miles NW of here, near Parkfield. Today's happened @ 3:54 PM Pacific and was a roll/jolt/roll sequence. :doubt:

    Maybe California is getting ready to slide off into the Pacific.... :cool:
     
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    Unfortuantely, a neighbor with a sick sense of humor & a camera caught me during the recent terra firma uneasiness.... :D :D :D
     

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    Sarge----------pleeeze!! :D
     
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    Feeling any rumbles today ssgtmax? Mt St Helens is erupting a little.
     
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    Nuthin' that makes my office-type chair want to shoot across the plastic underneath it. Maybe California is just resting today. :cool: I get a kick out of the stern-looking seismologists who come on TV to assure us that "none of the quakes separated by the 100+ miles are related to each other". ;) How the heck do they REALLY know for sure? A good chunk of the state is on its way to Alaska eventually. There is no way we can fathom the complex geological dynamics involved in that.

    Update: my belly did finally stop jigglin'. Seismic waves affect EVERYTHING!!! :eek:
     
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    Just a coincidence huh? See you in Alaska! :D
     
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    I've always heard the term earthquake weather. What is THAT? Not even Hurricane Camille could affect tectonic plates & fault lines. Here's our current earthquake weather....

    • Bakersfield, CA
    70°F, 46% humidity
    Sunny
     
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    70°F, 46% humidity
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    The word California is a dead givaway. It's always earthquake weather there! :D
     
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    St Helen's sputtered today.. everyone at my work was disappointed, lol.
     
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