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#1 John Sprung

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:25 PM

It was a 4.5 magnitude, about a minute before 1 AM, centered about 2.5 miles North of the 118 freeway, and 1 mile West of Topanga Canyon Blvd, depth of 3.4 miles. If you felt it, or if you were in the valley and didn't feel it, you can help the U.S. Geological Survey understand how energy moves thru the rocks under us by filling out a brief survey here:

http://pasadena.wr.u.../ciim_form.html

It woke us up, and our daughters phoned to check on us, but nothing fell over, no damage at all, about 8.5 miles away.


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#2 Josh Fritts

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:19 PM

I live fairly close to Panavison Woodland Hills and I felt it. It sook a picture off of my fireplace.
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:06 PM

I felt a single jolt while sitting on the couch here in South Pasadena. Thanks for the link.
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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

Geez if I moved to LA, first one of those and I'd be back in Canada like a shot, I don't how you guys do it?

R,
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#5 Daniel Smith

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:51 PM

Why do us humans always choose to live in the dumbest of locations.

Ooo wow.. high earthquake rate spot. Let?s build here!
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#6 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:59 PM

I was in Las Vegas when it happened, I live like 3 miles from PV WH, my friend (Elhanan who posts here) called me and told me about it. When I got home everything was fine, would never have known it even happened. That wasn't the case in 1994 . . .
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#7 Richard Boddington

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:32 AM

Why do us humans always choose to live in the dumbest of locations.

Ooo wow.. high earthquake rate spot. Let?s build here!


I say old chap it appears to be raining....hey it's still raining.....hmmmm the river is over flowing........uh oh was that a car that just floated past.......now I'm standing on my roof, wave to that helicopter :D

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#8 Daniel Smith

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

I say old chap it appears to be raining....hey it's still raining.....hmmmm the river is over flowing........uh oh was that a car that just floated past.......now I'm standing on my roof, wave to that helicopter :D

R,

Ah but not where I am... :P
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#9 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:04 PM

If this building got wet, the centre of Chelmsford would be under about forty feet of water.

Of course at the current rate of progress this will actually occur in about 2170, but I'm unlikely to be that bothered by that point. All of LA county will suffer the same fate, of course.

Not so, of course, for the apartment blocks which are just now having their foundations sunk - into the blackwater flood plain.

Foolish humans.

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#10 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:18 PM

Somehow I missed this thread the other day. I felt the quake in West Hollywood. Just a bit of a rumble was all. But I jumped off the couch and put a hand on my TV pretty damn quick in case it got worse. The last one I felt (3 or 4 years ago) had my blinds swinging and I got a little motion sick. Not sure how big that one was.
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#11 Chris Keth

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 03:13 PM

My first night in LA, we have a little rumbler and I don't even feel it. Figures. Then again it could be that I'm sleeping on an air mattress at the moment. :P
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#12 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:06 AM

Huh, well I just missed it! I was in LA on the 9th and 10th, around Hollywood (Sunset and Las Palmas). Of course, we get plenty of earthquakes up in SF as well. I actually find anything under a 4.0 rather soothing, like a vibrating bed or something.:)

Where in LA are you living now, Chris? How do you like it? I visited a friend who just moved there a few days before and his furnishings consisted of two table lamps, a pillow, and some cardboard boxes.
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#13 John Sprung

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

All of LA county will suffer the same fate, of course.

Actually not much of LA is that close to sea level. Venice and parts of Santa Monica, Culver City, and San Pedro will be in trouble, along with some of the coastal South Bay. But there are fairly high cliffs just inland from the beach in most places. Even the airport is high enough that it probably won't be bothered at all.

We get BBC news and Prime Minister's Questions on PBS here, so we know you've had flooding problems in England.

As for finding a safe place to build, considering earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires and all that, there really isn't much left. IIRC, if you overlay all those risks on a map of the U.S., the only relatively safe region is a small patch somewhere in the far Southeast, like around Fort Benning, GA.




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#14 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:42 PM

Huh, well I just missed it! I was in LA on the 9th and 10th, around Hollywood (Sunset and Las Palmas). Of course, we get plenty of earthquakes up in SF as well. I actually find anything under a 4.0 rather soothing, like a vibrating bed or something.:)

Where in LA are you living now, Chris? How do you like it? I visited a friend who just moved there a few days before and his furnishings consisted of two table lamps, a pillow, and some cardboard boxes.


I'm a bit southeast of Hollywood, near the Larchmont neighborhood. It's a tough place to adjust to for a backcountry boy like myself. I'm getting there though. Right now our furniture consists of an air mattress, two folding chairs, a little cheap bookshelf, and a couple china balls.
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#15 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:25 PM

We get BBC news and Prime Minister's Questions on PBS here, so we know you've had flooding problems in England.


Why would anyone in the US watch Prime Ministers Question time???!!!!
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#16 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:41 PM

So they can see how a properly-run system of government wo....

Oh. No. Sorry. Just give me a minute here.

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#17 John Sprung

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

I'm a bit southeast of Hollywood, near the Larchmont neighborhood. It's a tough place to adjust to for a backcountry boy like myself. I'm getting there though. Right now our furniture consists of an air mattress, two folding chairs, a little cheap bookshelf, and a couple china balls.

There's still an Ikea desk and some shelves in our old place, near Melrose and Windsor, 4 blocks East of Larchmont. There may be an old dresser there, too. You can have any of it if you want.



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#18 John Sprung

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:07 PM

Why would anyone in the US watch Prime Ministers Question time???!!!!

For the muttering and grumbling mostly. Nothing like that happens in politics here. Robin Williams compared it to the state of the union speech with a two drink minimum. ;-)

Phil's right, though. It is a much better thing than the infrequent press conferences our presidents have. The questions and answers are generally more intelligent than that -- the ones we understand at least. It's presented here with an announcer giving us some very brief background info on some the members and their constituencies and issues.



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#19 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:36 PM

Actually my purpose there was to highlight the wolf-in-sheep's-clothing nature of UK political debate, inasmuch as the decisions it comes up with are barely more fathomable than those promulgated by Capitol Hill.

> It's presented here with an announcer giving us some very brief background info on some the members and their
> constituencies and issues.

Cor, I wish we got that.

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#20 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:51 AM

Well I filled out the questionaire. Thanks for making me aware that we could provide feedback.
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