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Old 03-14-06, 10:14 PM
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I Hereby Officially Predict an Earthquake!

Okay, this is silly but I rarely start threads, so here ya go.

Living in California all my life, earthquakes become a common-enough thing, except for when the larger ones hit. And we always hear different things about what happens before a quake, commonly "earthquake weather", animals acting strange, etc. I used to work with a woman said when the cockroaches started crawling up the walls, it was because they felt vibrations, and a quake was sure to happen soon.

Today I saw a strange (and large) insect crawling up the block wall in my yard. Didn't think much of it. A while later, there was a large cockroach making its way across the patio. That seemed a bit odder since I never see cockroaches during the day, and really haven't had many around here. Now, my dog is being more active than usual. After he's been fed, he usually hits his blanket and naps until bedtime (the life of a dog!), but he keeps coming in here and acting like I'm supposed to be paying attention to him or something. Not overly strange behavior, just odd for the time of day.

Therefore, with no other evidence available, I say we're going to have an earthquake of some significance sometime soon! So says me!

So, what does one wear to an earthquake?

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I hope you are wrong. I am going to my first movie premier in LA this August. And then taking the kids to Disneyland in November. So please be wrong. Besides, all the poor millions of people there.
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i've seen plenty of roaches big and small crawl up walls in NYC
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I think the science you are basing this earthquake on is junk science.

The sun is in Pisces for only a few more days, that added in with Venus just recently entering Aquarius and the fact that Jupiter is about to square Neptune and Pluto goes into retrograde in just a few weeks lends a much more credibility to your claim.
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Yeah well, we're definitely due for one. Might as well be tonight I suppose.

Just make sure it happens after I take a shower, k?
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I think everywhere is overdue
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AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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earthquake activity over the course of ten years. I guess you were right!
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Holy Crap! You WERE right. Just look at all the quakes we've had in the last week. I didn't feel a single one of them.

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Nope, I was wrong. I was predicting a quake of some significance and anything under a '5' isn't worth reporting. Oh well.

I now predict that I will call an exterminator and stop feeding my dog sugar.
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OMG!

I just saw this thread. Did I miss it last night?

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Thank you for not reporting your prediction to the state geological survey. one less paper to file
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No Earthquake yet?
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No, but to be honest we are WAY overdue. It's been really quiet the last few years. Too quiet.
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Holy crap, he was right:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=457615
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Originally Posted by General Zod
No, but to be honest we are WAY overdue. It's been really quiet the last few years. Too quiet.
What are you talking about?

Los Angeles is about to get the BIG ONE, no one else!

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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
What are you talking about?

Los Angeles is about to get the BIG ONE, no one else!

Chris
I know.. I'm in Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by General Zod
I know.. I'm in Los Angeles

Planet Hooston = Houston?

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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
Planet Hooston = Houston?

Chris
I know, it's confusing. The location goes with the alias. Rent Superman II tonight and all will become clear.

I work in Pasadena (right next to you), and live in Valencia. My brother-in-law is one of the information officers for the Glendale Fire Department.

As far as earthquake go out here.. Have there been any real sizeable ones since the Northridge quake?
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The Bay Area has had just about what I would call "earthquake weather" for a few days now.
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Damn! That spot has been busy this week!
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"Seismicity" is a word? Really?
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has it happened yet?
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Originally Posted by General Zod

As far as earthquake go out here.. Have there been any real sizeable ones since the Northridge quake?
No.

I've lived thru the '71 Sylmar quake, the '87 Whittier quake & the '92 Landers / Big Bear twin quakes.

We are so lucky to live in the U.S., because when I hear of quakes less than 6.0 totally destroying villages and towns across the world and killing thousands and thousands of people, our largest quakes in the LA area took less than 75 people (approx).

I believe that if we did not have the earthquake standards and buildings made to withstand quakes in the 6.0 range, we would be in real sorry shape.

But when a big one hits 7.0 +, all the standards and preparations won't matter, because we will have thousands of people that are killed and scores more injured. And our infrastructure (highways, etc.) will be devastated for years to come.

Chris
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Originally Posted by X
The Bay Area has had just about what I would call "earthquake weather" for a few days now.
Yeah. It's scary. My co-workers and I have been talking about that for a week now. I work in SF on the 6th floor of a building and freak out a little when I think about getting tossed around like a bug in a zoob tube.

I was awake when the Northridge quake happened and was in Simi Valley at the time. That was probably one of the craziest, most amazing things I have ever seen, felt and heard. I could hear it approaching from the left for like 3 seconds (it creaked) and then POWW!!! The damn thing was amazing. Power poles exploding in sequence, water in the pool going higher than my head and the edge of a solid building (basically a 4X4) rippling in my hands. I was too awestruck to feel scared.

In retrospect that was one of my favorite experiences ever. I'm sure I would feel differently had I been asleep at the moment it struck.

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