Earthquakes

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  1. Toroid

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    We just had a large 6.6 earthquake. USGS claims the epicenter was between Bakersfield, CA & Las Vegas, NV. It was near the Searles Valley. I felt a strong shifting motion over a 100 miles from the epicenter.
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  4. nivek

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    That California earthquake caused many fires, damaged buildings, and caused rock slides, there could be fatalities as well as injuries to people...

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    6.4 magnitude EARTHQUAKE hits Southern California: Scary quake rattles thousands - including celebrities - from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, causes fires, damages buildings and sparks rock slides

    Fire crews are responding to at least 24 medical and fire incidents in Ridgecrest.

    The Kern County Fire Department said it has sent search and rescue teams to the town of 28,000 people.

    In a tweet, the department said it was working 'nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest'.

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    Officials in San Bernardino County said the quake caused water mains to break, downed power lines, cracked buildings and caused rock slides on roads.

    No injuries or fires were reported in San Bernardino County.

    People from Las Vegas to the Pacific Coast reported feeling a rolling motion that shook shower doors and made hanging dining room light sway.

    At least four large aftershocks have been recorded, measuring 4.7, 3.5, 3.8 and 4.2 magnitude, officials said.

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    At 20:21 there was another even more powerful earthquake. I have the news on and they said it was 7.1 verses the 6.4 yesterday. They said the epicenter is in the same place which is Ridgecrest. That's about 150 miles from LA county.
    USGS: 7.1m earthquake reported near Ridgecrest
     
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  7. nivek

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    We're you in range of this one?...Did you feel it?...

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  8. Toroid

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    Oh yeah, I felt it very strongly and it was substantially stronger than yesterdays. They've already downgraded it to a 6.9. The quake yesterday according to Caltech was the strongest in CA in 20 years. I keep hearing the news people describing it as a rolling motion. I'd say in was a strong shifting motion with no vertical climb.
     
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  13. Toroid

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    I watching the USGS Caltech and they still have the 7.1 listed and not the 6.9.
     
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    I watched them move it from 7.1 to 6.9 and then back to 7.1
    and I felt it. also felt the 5.5 an a few others
     
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    Are you you both okay?...Any house damage or neighbors have damage?...

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    It’s good to know that comparing a 7.1 to a 6.4 magnitude quake equates to 11.22 increase in energy release.
     
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  17. Toroid

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    I'm fine and there was no damage here.
     
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  18. spacecase0

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    I am fine,
    to far away for anything to get hurt here
     
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  19. Sheltie

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    On the news they said that the first big quake was actually a foreshock. I've heard of aftershocks but that's the first time I've heard of a foreshock quake.
     
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  20. spacecase0

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    any quake that is larger than a 5 can be a foreshock.
    I think they happen about 1/20th of the time
    so if you just got a big quake, might be a good idea to get ready for a larger one quickly.
     

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