Discussion in 'BASK in the light of the Bay' started by toybotstudios, Apr 18, 2011.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... 560691.php
lasted for just a couple of seconds. not really enough to know that it was a quake but we're hoping that was the big one that people talk about.
...and not enough to knock over toys I have at work.
Don't forget, today is the Anniversary of the SF 1908 earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_F ... earthquake
Personally, I could do without the big quakes! Too messy, unsettling, and too much damage
time to get take getting ready for the big ones seriously! gonna bubble wrap all my toys!
You should always have an earthquake kit at home AND in your car. Ladies, please make sure you have comfy walking shoes stored in your car--can't be walking miles and miles on those sleek stilettos
The goal is to be self-sufficient for TWO WEEKS (at least) in the event of a large earthquake:
http://www.essortment.com/pack-earthqua ... 30236.html
^^^A good description of the necessities.
Also, a wind-up/solar powered flash light and radio are really handy for emergencies as well. Candles can be a fire hazard so rechargeable light sources are much safer. Don't forget water purifying tablets and/or a filter. Remember that you can survive 30 days without food, but you won't last for more than 3 days without water (dying of thirst is an agonizing way to go).
bigger is not always better and in this case that is an understatement! Glad to hear it wasn't too bad
Thank you Living Dead! Yes, thank goodness it was only a teeny quake to mark the Anniversary of the 1906 big one! I hope that the situation is improving for everyone in Japan, and my heartfelt hopes and best wishes go out to you and everyone there!
Thank you as well. I think we are just rolling along with aftershocks. A pretty big jolt hit this morning. It didn't last long, but I'm curious if anyone in my collection went for a dive. I will have to check during my lunch.
I had three toys take a dive (no damage). But I live in daly city closer to the epicenter. Glad to hear that the situation is getting better in Japan
no toy diving here, but I heard my neighbor scream. magnitude is still not listed...
edit: usgs lists it as 4.2.
edit 2: marked down to a 3.9
Had some toys take a plunge, nothing too bad though.
3.9 in the East Bay. Glad everything is cool Aaron
Isn't the Rapture suppose to be tomorrow?
Yeah but only for a street or two here in Oakland.
best thing I've read so far about this quake...
ha... today is california earthquake awareness or something.
all schools and other establishments had an earthquake drill today.
we were off by a few hours i guess. i didn't feel anything.
neither did anyone at school.
by the way... don't these smaller scaled quakes help relieve some of the "stress" on the fault line, or something like that?
ture...and it appears there was a small mag. 2 shaker a few minutes ago that I didn't even feel.
in case anyone has never seen what kind of activity we get out on this coast as compared to the rest of the US...
Round 2. Everyone alright?
Hayward Fault is giving way...!
better get to this side of the bridge Aaron.... and don't forget Shannon.
The tidal wave is coming TOWARD you Kirkland!
I suggest heading over the hill into Dublin , everything west of the fault will snap off and fall into the ocean.
I'm gonna stay right here in the Oakland hills and enjoy my new beachfront property!
sorry, SF will be an island paradise
Both of today's quakes felt sort of like explosions to me. More bang than shake. Yikes.
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