Could it Happen Here-U.S. Fault Lines..

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    Haiti Earthquake and U.S. Fault Lines: Could It Happen in America? - ABC News


    :eek::( Hell!!!! yeah!!! it could. I was in the North Ridge Earth Quake in California, and everything folded like a house of cards, and also i was in the one in North Bay area of San Francisco, right on the 4th floor of my apartment building, the ceiling cracked and crumbled and all hell broke lose,even the Oakland Bay bridge did a nose dive. That was in October, 1989, Loma Prietta Earth Quake a 7.0.So yeah it can happen to us right here at home. I have been in 7 Earth Quakes in my whole life time, here in the US.
     
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    I was in Canoga Park, near the Topanga Mall, for the Northridge quake. I'll never forget it. That was by far the most severe shaker I experienced.
     
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    yea i was in a few good ones myself....the last 5 pointer we had was centered in Chino Hills....i work about ten miles from were it was centered.....and it felt WORSE than the Northridge.....it knocked me back into my mail truck which i had just stepped out off and it literally knocked two women talking to each other off their feet....so i can imagine people close to the Epicenters of the 6-7 pointers.....but one thing for certain.....as the late Hawk of the Road Warriors used to say.....WHOOOOOO WHAT A RUSH!!!!....
     
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    I always enjoyed a good shaker. This really pissed off my wife. She hates them and I'd be laughing and all excited. It's a wonder we're still married, come to think of it...
     
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    :eek: I was riding on a Greyhound bus from North Bay SanFrancisco, and pulling into the greyhound bus station in Northridge station!!! I liked to have pooped my drawers sitting in the middle of the bus,and no way to get off. That scared the Be-Jesus!! out of me. I have been in 7 Earth Quakes in my 60 years of living, 2 in Seattle, and 1 in Portland, and 4 in California. I guess you could say, that i am numb!!! when and if another one strikes again.The one in Northridge and the Loma Preetta 7.0 in San Francisco 10/1989.
     
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    You live too close to me for my comfort.

    This area between Vancouver BC And Central OR is one of the most eerily quiet places on the ring of fire. The worst quake in this area that I can recall was a 5.8 back in 94.

    Most structures in this area are a lot better designed and built than what you see in Haiti. The damage in SF during the World Series Quake was a lot smaller than what we see in Haiti, even though the sizes of the quakes were comparable

    But... it has been a long time since the last big quake in this area, and indian legends talk of a quake back in the early 1700s that raised the earth along the coast about two feet. Guesses are that it was a magnitude 9

     
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    Just say I will never live on White Pass in Washington State, it is right in the shadow of Rainer. We had a small tremor two days after the Haiti earthquake, and I think we had one a few days before.
     
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    The say Rainer is overdue, not something that makes me feel all warm inside:eek:
     
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    :lol::( Sorry!!! Hun!!!!
     
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    It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when and how bad.
     

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