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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #15 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #16 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #17 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2019, 08:32:09 PM »
I definitely felt this one.   7.1!

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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #19 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #20 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #21 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #22 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2019, 09:04:49 AM »
Fed will come to the rescue! It's a certainty.

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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #24 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #25 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2019, 01:59:39 PM »
Can I drink my pool?

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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #27 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #28 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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Re: Earthquake?
« Reply #29 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.

 

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