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Windows 7: Earthquake thread

05 Apr 2010   #131
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

OMG! Why is U.S. so prone to earthquakes and floods?
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05 Apr 2010   #132
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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OMG! Why is U.S. so prone to earthquakes and floods?
And hurricanes and tornadoes...
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05 Apr 2010   #133
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I had gone to relatives Sunday afternoon for Easter Dinner. We were sitting in the upstairs family rec room watching a movie on the big screen TV. The big L shaped sofa started shaking like a freight train. Glasses on the tables, Picutures on the wall shaking & rattled. Felt like the whole second story of the house swayed 6" from side to side. Longest I had ever experienced, must have been at least 10 mins.

Strangest thing was after it was over. The old 7ft tall Grandfather clock, that had not run in 20 years, started running & chimming. The shaking must have freed the jammed part inside & brought the clock to a level position to start running again.

So that was my short trip with 7ime yesterday !
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05 Apr 2010   #134
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Lots of shaking here in Escondido but nothing toppled. Very long. When it's going on you just never know how bad it's going to get or not. Calexico and El Centro got it the worst in the US. Some damage but nothing really major.

It's at times like this you realize how completely useless CNN is

The headlines were "Major quake felt in southwest US" instead of "Major quake hits Baja just south of the US border" showing their complete lack of sensitivity, as if everything south of the border were 100% uninhabited desert. Then, the ONLY news they had was just showing the Real-Time Earthquake Server web page and twitter and user posted You Tube video. Hello CNN? WE CAN DO THAT OURSELVES THANK YOU! CNN is really for people that don't have computers I guess...
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05 Apr 2010   #135
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Lots of shaking here in Escondido but nothing toppled. Very long. When it's going on you just never know how bad it's going to get or not. Calexico and El Centro got it the worst in the US. Some damage but nothing really major.

It's at times like this you realize how completely useless CNN is

The headlines were "Major quake felt in southwest US" instead of "Major quake hits Baja just south of the US border" showing their complete lack of sensitivity, as if everything south of the border were 100% uninhabited desert. Then, the ONLY news they had was just showing the Real-Time Earthquake Server web page and twitter and user posted You Tube video. Hello CNN? WE CAN DO THAT OURSELVES THANK YOU! CNN is really for people that don't have computers I guess...
Here you go mate, some real news, they had instant coverage!

Breaking News | Latest News | Current News - FOXNews.com
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05 Apr 2010   #136
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I live in Chula Vista also and it was the strongest one I've ever felt here. I've lived here on and off since 1977 and it was a pretty scary 30 seconds or more
All okay with you and yours there there?
Yep. Thanks for asking.

My Magic 8-Ball did fall of my computer......is that a bad omen?
What did the 8-Ball say? I guess that would determine if it was a bad omen or not...
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05 Apr 2010   #137
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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Note the San Adreas fault line sees similar tremors in California itself as Airbot should only too well know!
The San Andreas gets the attention as it is the major fault seperating the North American and Pacific Tectonic Plates, but in Southern California, other, lesser known faults have been the ones to cause the real shaking: 1933 Long Beach earthquake, Newport-Inglewood Fault; 1972 Sylmar earthquake, San Fernando Fault Zone; 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, Whittier Fault; 1994 Northridge earthquake, etc.

From downtown Los Angeles, the San Andreas is, give or take, 60 miles east in or near San Bernardino, CA.
Good observation! In actuality any major fault line will tend to see several smaller in size fracture lines in adjoining areas. The Norteastern US also has a large faultline running right through Manhatten, N.y. many are unaware of.

Following the initial reports of the quake being a 6.9 on the reictor scale subsequents like those on the Weather channel were raising that upto 7.2. The large quake was followed by some 40 aftershocks according to these reports.

Fortunately so far there haven't been any reports of major injuries in the US but again news is slow coming in from south of the border where the main event occurred. A lot of older structures took a real beating however. One news source reports this as having been the 3rd strong shock over the last 3 months. Earthquake Rocks Baja California - ABC News

Apparently another news source reports two were lost during the quake itself. 7.2 Earthquake Jolts California-Mexico Border - CBS News

All we can do now is express our condolences while knowing it could have been much worse.
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05 Apr 2010   #138
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hadn't heard of the one in Manhattan, but one of the largest earthquakes to ever shake the United States was one that hit in Missouri: 1812 New Madrid earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But, as I've stated, I didn't even feel yesterday's quake. Matter of fact, last month or in Febrary, there was a 4.2 that hit in Pico Rivera about 4 in the morning local time. That shook way worse (here) than yesterday's quake (the 4.2 woke me up.)
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05 Apr 2010   #139
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The tremors when they do occur on the East Coast are more like a large truck passing by your home rather then seeing any "wake you out of a deep sleep" situation. But for years now you could find buildings in lower Manhattan with stress fractures from the very subtle activity along this one.

No major news to report on by the media is why most have unfamiliar with it to start with. Without being a noticible event the media simply continues on for the headliners. It's also nowhere as large as those on the West Coast where you are but run northward through upper state NY to the Candien border.

What grabs a headliner would be 300,000 IPods being sold over the weekend rather then something like this until something happen! A one degree farenheit temp record for a particular day of the year also does more to grab their attention.

Tremors where you live are a bit more commonly seen and reported on often while not being as large as the one just seen. The media may make a mention of seeing another minor tremor without headliners due to this while something like Mt. St. Helens back in 1980 blowing it's top will grab everyone's real quick! Thirty years ago: The eruption of Mount St. Helens - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com
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05 Apr 2010   #140
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Alright...I'm moving back to Washington lol

Got woken up at 4 this morning by a big aftershock. Then again at 6. Just now, there was another one.

I'll be living on San Diego Island soon.
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