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Title: Earthquake?
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 04, 2010, 03:45:24 PM
Did you guys feel it? It was one of those rolling ones as I could feel it on the bottom floor.
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Post by: whatever on April 04, 2010, 03:46:39 PM
It felt like two separate quakes.  The second one seemed to keep going.
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Post by: Alex. on April 04, 2010, 04:15:29 PM
6.9 centered in Baja California, Mexico.  You can watch Breaking News reports on KCAL9 or CBS2, as well as KCAL9.com, or CBS2.com
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Post by: iacrenter on April 04, 2010, 05:29:29 PM
I felt it at work. Building kept on rolling--seemed to last a while.
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Post by: USCTrojanCPA on April 04, 2010, 06:19:42 PM
I felt it at work. Building kept on rolling--seemed to last a while.
Felt it a little bit out in Vegas.
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Post by: qwerty on April 04, 2010, 07:53:58 PM
I was born in the area where the quake took place, my parents live about 30 miles from the epicenter (on the US side) - all of their phones (land lines) were out in the area, cell phones were working though, i managed to get through to my sister.  Everything fell out of the cabinets, so all of their dishes were broken, everything fell off the walls (pictures, shelves, etc), their entertainment center even tipped over, so the TV ended up breaking as well. The whole area lost power as well.  Nothing happened to them, just a bunch of broken stuff. Growing up their we felt stuff as strong as 6.0 but the epicenter was never so close.
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Post by: House Buyer on April 04, 2010, 09:39:40 PM
Didn't feel a thing - but they did stop all the rides while i was at Disney
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Post by: Cam on April 04, 2010, 10:36:02 PM
I was born in the area where the quake took place, my parents live about 30 miles from the epicenter (on the US side) - all of their phones (land lines) were out in the area, cell phones were working though, i managed to get through to my sister.  Everything fell out of the cabinets, so all of their dishes were broken, everything fell off the walls (pictures, shelves, etc), their entertainment center even tipped over, so the TV ended up breaking as well. The whole area lost power as well.  Nothing happened to them, just a bunch of broken stuff. Growing up their we felt stuff as strong as 6.0 but the epicenter was never so close.

Glad to hear that your family is safe and the damage was not too extensive.
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 04, 2019, 11:07:42 AM
Sorry. Was playing ball and tried to do a euro step... was only 6.6. :)
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Post by: aquabliss on July 04, 2019, 12:24:56 PM
Did anyone feel it here?  I didn’t feel anything.
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Post by: eyephone on July 04, 2019, 12:53:45 PM
6.6 like woah.
The big one (earthquake) is coming?
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Post by: fortune11 on July 04, 2019, 03:15:31 PM
Yes I felt it - but barely lasted 20 seconds or so . Was big enough that my wall mount TVs bracket started creaking . I better get it checked out for the next / big one ..
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Post by: eyephone on July 04, 2019, 04:16:03 PM
Yes I felt it - but barely lasted 20 seconds or so . Was big enough that my wall mount TVs bracket started creaking . I better get it checked out for the next / big one ..

I guess I should get earthquake supplies.
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Post by: aquabliss on July 04, 2019, 11:11:33 PM
Earthquake insurance in 92618 is way cheaper than in 92620 so I got it now just in case... I figure if the big one hits the earthquake authority will go bankrupt anyways but you never know.
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Post by: eyephone on July 05, 2019, 06:55:52 AM
Yes I felt it - but barely lasted 20 seconds or so . Was big enough that my wall mount TVs bracket started creaking . I better get it checked out for the next / big one ..

I guess I should get earthquake supplies.

5.4 aftershock



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Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 05, 2019, 07:22:57 AM
Yes I felt it - but barely lasted 20 seconds or so . Was big enough that my wall mount TVs bracket started creaking . I better get it checked out for the next / big one ..

"barely"? :)
 
20 seconds felt pretty long to me.

Last one I can remember being that long was over 10 years ago and it shook our master mirror off and it shattered into pieces. Also broke the gas pipe in our rental which was a pain because our tenants were without hot water for a day while they were looking for where the leak was.
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 05, 2019, 07:25:43 AM
Earthquake insurance in 92618 is way cheaper than in 92620 so I got it now just in case... I figure if the big one hits the earthquake authority will go bankrupt anyways but you never know.

Yeah, I wonder about that. I think it's for "minor" earthquakes but I do wonder what kind of coverage you can get.

And if it is the big one, nothing to replace if California falls into the ocean. :)
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Post by: eyephone on July 05, 2019, 08:31:48 PM
6.6 like woah.
The big one (earthquake) is coming?

Earthquake just happened magnitude 7.1
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Post by: lnc on July 05, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
I definitely felt this one.   7.1!
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Post by: iacrenter on July 05, 2019, 09:38:53 PM
I stop by Ridgecrest all the time on my way to Mammoth. I hope no one was injured or killed.
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Post by: gpquest on July 08, 2019, 10:55:23 AM
Earthquake insurance in 92618 is way cheaper than in 92620 so I got it now just in case... I figure if the big one hits the earthquake authority will go bankrupt anyways but you never know.

The Fed can always print more money.
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Post by: eyephone on July 08, 2019, 11:00:42 AM
Earthquake insurance in 92618 is way cheaper than in 92620 so I got it now just in case... I figure if the big one hits the earthquake authority will go bankrupt anyways but you never know.

The Fed can always print more money.

Nothing to do with earthquake insurance. (unless I’m misssing something)
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Post by: fortune11 on July 08, 2019, 12:59:29 PM
Earthquake insurance in 92618 is way cheaper than in 92620 so I got it now just in case... I figure if the big one hits the earthquake authority will go bankrupt anyways but you never know.

The Fed can always print more money.

Nothing to do with earthquake insurance. (unless I’m misssing something)

Correct.  Fed cannot fix a bankrupt "earthquake authority".  It will be up to the politicians if they want to bail them out ..
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Post by: gpquest on July 11, 2019, 09:04:49 AM
Fed will come to the rescue! It's a certainty.
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Post by: eyephone on July 11, 2019, 09:46:15 AM
Fed will come to the rescue! It's a certainty.

Do you understand how the Fed works?
Do you mean FEMA?
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Post by: momopi on July 30, 2019, 11:04:14 AM
On earthquake insurance, the CEA (California Earthquake Authority) has $9 billion reserve vs the 1994 Northridge quake caused $15.3 billion in damages ($25.6 billion in 2017 dollars).  Although lower deductible insurance is sometimes avail, most purchasers of earthquake insurance opt for higher deductible.  I did purchase earthquake insurance for my properties, but I buy $100K-$150K SFR's and I'm OK with the higher deductible -- just insuring them for total loss.

Consider Los Angeles County alone has over 10 million residents, Orange County 3 million, and Riverside County 2.5 million.  An area-wide disaster here is well beyond FEMA's capacity to assist.  If an earthquake knocks out the aqueduct, pumps, and road infrastructure, we'd be screwed when the tap is dry.

One of the cheapest method of disaster prop is to store portable water.  Water jugs are plenty and easy to fill from your tap.  If you rotate your stock every month and use the old water to water your plants (or refill toilet tank), it doesn't really cost much.  The largest expense is buying a sturdy shelf to store the water jugs.  Lifestraw also sells a larger sized portable water purifier for about $75 that's nice to have.
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Post by: zubs on July 30, 2019, 01:59:39 PM
Can I drink my pool?
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 30, 2019, 02:03:59 PM
Can I drink my pool?

Not if it’s chlorinated, and there could be crypto. :)
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Post by: zubs on July 30, 2019, 02:13:01 PM
If it's an emergency and you gots no water lots of people are going to look to their pools.
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Post by: momopi on July 30, 2019, 02:17:12 PM
Use the swimming pool water for washing/cleaning.  You should store drinking water separately.

If you absolutely have to drink pool water, you should filter and boil before consumption.  Water with chlorine levels up to 4 ppm is generally considered safe to drink in emergencies.

As for how to boil the water, solar kettles are expensive, for the price you can buy low end solar ovens and boil the water in the pot.  Portable stoves (commonly used for hotpot) and gas cartridges are fairly inexpensive.  Propane prices are down too, though the tanks are expensive.