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Los Angeles Earthquake

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  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

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    Im getting a bit concerned about the San Andreas fault. As recently as today of a 7.1 quake in Mexico.

    Obviously there is movement along the fault.

    Just picked up a
    Magnitude 3.6 earthquake
    5 km from Westwood, CA · 19 Sep., 4:20 pm
     
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  3. TnWatchdog

    TnWatchdog Senior Member Premium

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    I expect an earthquake at any time as it seams we may be overdue for one. California would be a likely location, if not the Memphis area... the New Madrid fault.

    I have always wanted to stand on the San Andreas fault...I think it would be an experience I wouldn't forget.
     
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  4. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

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    Some info
    San Andreas Fault - Wikipedia.

    Seismologists discovered that the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield in central California consistently produces a magnitude 6.0 earthquake approximately once every 22 years. Following recorded seismic events in 1857, 1881, 1901, 1922, 1934, and 1966, scientists predicted that another earthquake should occur in Parkfield in 1993. It eventually occurred in 2004.

    UCERF3

    The 2015 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 3, or UCERF3, is the latest official earthquake rupture forecast (ERF) for the state of California, superseding UCERF2. It provides authoritative estimates of the likelihood and severity of potentially damaging earthquake ruptures in the long- and near-term. Combining this with ground motion models produces estimates of the severity of ground shaking that can be expected during a given period (seismic hazard), and of the threat to the built environment (seismic risk).

    Magnitude-3.6 Earthquake Shakes Parts of LA


    Maybe it will be 23rd Saturday;( . Going by the above information it will be 24 years since their prediction of 1993.
    The 2004 Parkville earthquake was on the 28th September.
     
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  5. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

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    Magnitude 2.3
    Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Date time 2017-09-20 17:48:39.6 UTC
    Location 40.89 N ; 121.98 W
    Depth 16 km
    Distances
    828 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 10:48:39.6 2017-09-20
    260 km N of Sacramento, United States / pop: 467,000 / local time: 10:48:39.6 2017-09-20
    48 km NE of Redding, United States / pop: 89,900 / local time: 10:48:39.6 2017-09-20
    27 km W of Burney, United States / pop: 3,200 / local time: 10:48:39.6 2017-09-20

    There's been another nearby in the last couple of hours M3.8
     
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  6. Mayhem

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    Numerous fairly strong earthquakes around the world, namely Vanuatu, Indonesia, Iran in the last 12 hours.
     
  7. TnWatchdog

    TnWatchdog Senior Member Premium

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    Dang it's getting busy out there...shake, rattle, and roll.
     
  8. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

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    Multiple movements along the fault, maybe its connected with the aftermath of the Mexican quakes. Im not entirely sure.

    Im not one to usually follow earthquakes that closely, this has me watching. Something seems to be lining up.

    Latest Earthquakes
     
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    Latest Earthquakes

    2 shakes at Oklahoma , Nevada and another at Los Olivos CA.

    Will keep watching.
     
  10. The Fifth

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    Bad place to start a city between two continental plates.
     
  11. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

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    A few more in California and Nevada.

    17 minutes ago 1.6 magnitude, 0 km depth
    Cobb, California, United States

    23 minutes ago 2.0 magnitude, 0 km depth
    Cobb, California, United States

    about 2 hours ago 2.7 magnitude, 8 km depth
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States

    about 3 hours ago 1.5 magnitude, 1 km depth
    Cobb, California, United States

    about 3 hours ago 1.6 magnitude, 2 km depth
    Tonopah, Nevada, United States

    Some info.

    United States has had: (M1.5 or greater)
     
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