Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
So, TromboneAl - Did you feel that Quake?
Old 01-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,536
So, TromboneAl - Did you feel that Quake?

A pretty good one today in your "back yard".

Hope no damage on your property.

Wow - looks like this one was right on top of the Mendocino Triple Junction!

I studied up on the Mendocino Triple Junction in 2008 when I spent a month in Humboldt County. Never did make it out to Cape Mendocino - I really wanted to, but we ran out of time on our day trip to the redwoods south of Eureka.

[The Mendocino Triple Junction is right at Cape Mendocino south of Eureka. It is where San Andreas Fault (where the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate slide past each other) ends at the Mendocino Fault. North of this fault line, the Gorda Plate is sliding under the North American Plate creating the Cascade Volcanos.



Mendocino Triple Junction Offshore Northern California]

Audrey
__________________

__________________
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-09-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,949
Also if any of our northern California members are reading please chime in! I wonder how bad this quake felt, or didn't feel, to those of you in that area and hope all is well.
__________________

__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
How strong was the quake?
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,536
Magnitude 6.5 and it lasted 10 seconds!!!!! 27 miles southeast of Eureka.

Reports are minor structural damage, stuff falling off shelves, snapped power lines, cracks in plumbing/gas lines. But no fire or reports of building collapses or casualties. 6.5 earthquake near Eureka, Calif., snaps power lines and topples televisions [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

TromboneAl may have power out, so we might not hear from him right away.

Audrey
__________________
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 10:05 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Thanks Audrey.

Damn.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #6
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,949
Glad to hear no building collapses or casualties. If I were T-Al I would be more worried about safety should there be aftershocks, than about posting on the forum at the moment.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 10:22 PM   #7
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 899
I'm in Silicon Valley.

I didn't feel it although it was reported that it was felt this far south.

We had a 4.1 in the hills east of here on Thursday that I felt.

IMHO there are two kinds of quakes.

(1) The "Oh cool! An earthquake!" type. These are sort of fun if there is no damage.
(2) The "Oh s***, an earthquake! Where do I hide!" type. These are the bad kind.

The Thursday quake was the former.

mb
__________________
mb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 10:52 AM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,201
Hi guys -- yes, we felt it, and the power went out for about six hours. No damage here, but at stores 30 minutes away, things fell off shelves, glass broke, etc. There was chaos and a few ambulances required at the mall, says the news.

Lena was outside, cooling off from a hot flash, and felt dizzy. She was actually 10 feet from the edge of a cliff, so it's good it wasn't bigger. I was inside reading a book, and felt a good-size shaking that stopped and started for about 30 seconds. It was only a fun-sized earthquake for me -- it didn't pass that threshold into scary. I should have gotten under the table, but I didn't.

It's just as well that I hadn't put the TV on top of the entertainment center (too heavy).

I went outside, found Lena, looked for tsunamis, and talked with the neighbors. After every quake the question is "Was this a small quake close by, or a big one far away?" Since the power went out, we figured it was the latter.

We haven't felt any aftershocks.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:00 AM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: No. California
Posts: 1,601
Glad to hear that you and Lena are OK and there is no damage to your home. After going through the Oakland fires, you've lived through enough natural disasters for a lifetime already.
__________________
KB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:17 AM   #10
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,949
Glad to hear you and Lena are OK, and didn't sustain damage to your home, Al! I would never have thought that a 6.5 quake would be in the "fun" category, though.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
MikeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 805
Did not feel anything here in Northern Virginia this time. But I felt one here once. The whole house kinda shook for about 15 seconds. I thought it was from a loud jet from Dulles airport but the clinking handles on the dresser told me different. Heard on the news that night there was a small quake.

Mike D.
__________________
I just want to celebrate another day of livin'
I just want to celebrate another day of life

- R. Earth
MikeD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 01:19 PM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Whew, that could've been a lot worse. I hope that gives you at least another 20 years of tectonic stress relief.

We used to get a few quakes a year in Monterey. Even if you didn't feel them you'd have to straighten pictures on the wall. Occasionally it'd happen at night, wake you up, and make you think it was the other person shaking the bed.

The Hawaii quake sounded/felt like a helicopter landing on the roof. Don't care to repeat that experience.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Glad to hear you and Lena are OK, and didn't sustain damage to your home, Al! I would never have thought that a 6.5 quake would be in the "fun" category, though.
Note that the epicenter was about 50 miles away, and the news media have exaggerated things.

It does make one realize, however, that with a little bad luck (e.g. being on a crumbling cliff or on the beach during a tsunami), even a small earthquake could be personally disastrous.

And in case you haven't seen this:

__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 06:48 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Glad to hear you and Lena are OK, and didn't sustain damage to your home, Al! I would never have thought that a 6.5 quake would be in the "fun" category, though.
When the 2001 Nisqually quake hit, I was working on a land survey crew for the local public utility department. We were at a construction site, and I was standing with my back to the contractor's big pickup truck. It took me a few moments to realize that it was an earthquake and not somebody starting the truck. It was not particularly scary in that big open area where there was nothing to fall off of or to fall onto you, but I would not want to have been in what is now my office, on the 45th floor of a high-rise office tower! Even a high wind can be a little unnerving up there, because the building can be felt swaying back and forth. It must have been a pretty wild ride during the quake. A friend of mine was on the fifth floor of an old wood frame building at the time, and much closer to the epicenter than I was. For her, Nisqually (6.8) definitely fell into the "scary quake" category.
__________________

__________________
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When did you feel old? Khan Other topics 100 10-11-2009 09:05 AM
Anyone Else Feel ER Slipping Away? Tekward Young Dreamers 58 07-02-2009 07:12 AM
Feel Good Midpack Other topics 0 02-25-2008 10:46 AM
What's it take to feel FI Triumph Hi, I am... 3 04-29-2007 10:45 PM
How old do you feel today? donheff Life after FIRE 15 03-14-2007 07:02 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.