Jack's earthquake

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A moderate earthquake occurred at 1:19:26 PM (PDT) on Friday, August 10, 2001. The magnitude 5.5 event occurred 14 km (9 miles) W of Portola, CA. The hypocentral depth is 14 km ( 9 miles).


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), August 10, 2001


Yep SURE did. I was on the Second Floor @ the Mather VA Hospital East of Sacramento. @ 1:19PM it Rocked & Rolled.Maybe for 1 minute.. Last time I felt an Earthquake was the OROVILLE Quake in about 1975. The 5.6 Quake was said to be centered between Quincy & Porterville. No Damage has been reported. You heard it here!! Geno-Ca

-- Geno-Ca (headturbo@hotmail.com), August 10, 2001.

People who stay in California are crazy. We don't have earthquakes in Texas.

-- Buck (bigbuck@trailways.net), August 10, 2001.

From all I've been reading lately, especially here, the most dangerous earthquake is going to come in the State's Budget -- and I mean before the Big One that everybody is waiting for.

-- RogerT (rogerT@c-zone.net), August 10, 2001.

Texas is not immune.

Near Valentine, Texas 1931 08 16 11:40:22.3 UTC, 5.80Mn, MM VIII Isoseismal Map

In terms of magnitude and damage, this is the largest earthquake known to have occurred in Texas. The most severe damage was reported at Valentine, where all buildings except wood-frame houses were damaged severely and all brick chimneys toppled or were damaged. The schoolhouse, which consisted of one section of concrete blocks and another section of bricks, was damaged so badly that it had to be rebuilt. Small cracks formed in the schoolhouse yard. Some walls collapsed in adobe buildings, and ceilings and partitions were damaged in wood-frame structures. Some concrete and brick walls were cracked severely. One low wall, reinforced with concrete, was broken and thrown down. Tombstones in a local cemetery were rotated. Damage to property was reported from widely scattered points in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Culberson, and Presidio Counties. Landslides occurred in the Van Horn Mountaiins, southwest of Lobo; in the Chisos Mountains, in the area of Big Bend; and farther northwest, near Pilares and Porvenir. Landslides also occurred in the Guadalupe Mountains, near Carlsbad, New Mexico, and slides of rock and dirt were reported near Picacho, New Mexico. Well water and springs were muddied throughout the area. Also felt in parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, and in Chihauhua and Coahuila, Mexico.

TX Quakes

-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), August 11, 2001.

Let's see, power shortage then glut, water shortage, state budget in shambles, loss of farm markets to China, now, yet another earthquake.

I must agree, the incentive to leave California should be strong in every native now living there.

-- Wellesley (wellesley@freeport.net), August 11, 2001.

I doubt if any of this would make people leave California.

1. Most Californians don't believe there is an energy crisis.

2. Probably a majority of the population never heard of a 'water crisis'

3. Earthquakes happen all the time and the 'big one' always seems to be 30 years in the future. So why worry.

-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), August 11, 2001.

Some Californians want to leave DESPERATELY. But the cost of moving vans has skyrocketed so high that the only way to afford it is to either throw out all the needed "Y2K" (now cyberterrorism) preparation items (not an option); or find an employer to sponsor relocation.

Even when the economy was good, there was much employer prejudice against Californians. (Strike one) It's worse for those over forty years of age. (Strike two.) And for the currently unmarried, employers assume the worst. (Strike three.) And now, with the economy faltering, the strikes have turned into outs.

-- Robert Riggs (rxr999@yahoo.com), August 12, 2001.


When I last rented a truck, it was from RYDER on a per day basis - no mileage. So fly out of state and pick one up and drive home and get your stuff.

-- (perry@ofuzzy1.com), August 12, 2001.

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