4.7 earthquake in LA

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  1. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Wow how strange we were just talking about earthquakes in earth sci.
     
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    glad all the collections are ok :lol  (glad to hear all of our fellow transfans in california are okay)
     
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    great, cali people here get a earthquake and i got a tornado last week, anyone get a hurricane?
     
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    That's what she said. Heyooooo!
     
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    ho ho ho ho ho, tiny. XD
     
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    They happen all the time everywhere on the planet (even where you and I are living). It's just that most places it's maybe a category 2. You won't even feel anything more than a 3, and it won't be much more than a semi truck hitting a pot-hole outside your house. Something to remember about earthquakes is that the scale they use to grade the energy they release isn't even growth. A category 4 earthquake is hundreds of thousands of times more powerful (in terms of energy released) than a 3. And a 5 is millions more than a 4. From what I remember of my high school geology class anyway.
     
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    ^^
    Earthquakes aren't measured by "Category", hence the decimal.
     
  8. lars573

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    If I could remember the proper term I'd use it. But I can't. :dunce 
     
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    I felt the earthquake. I was (sigh) writing the final evaluations for some of my students. The earthquake was, by far, a more-exciting use of time.
     
  10. Darkwing48

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    You could have said, "that is what we called in where I come from." Maybe I've would have believe ya :p 
     
  11. Darkwing48

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    Anyone felt the 4.0 on Tuesday? I was at work in Ventura County, so I didn't feel it.
    Still, my Ultimate Bumblebee Stands in Robot Mode, untouched by the shakings of my room.
     
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    darkmgmstr Blue Lantern Corps Member

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    I didn't feel the earthquake yesterday as I was intensely trying to do all my chores at work before I clocked out. I find it strange that most recent earthquakes that I've felt have always been while I'm working. :sly2: 
     
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    I've heard of the term, "I'll finish this even if I have to move the Earth" but...
     
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    Richter scale, or summat?

    Anyway, I felt both of them, being down here with my parents until after BotCon. I never thought I'd have missed the feeling of OMG WHEEEEEEEE D8!