Official Earthquake Thread

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    USGS calling yesterday's 6.4 quake a foreshock of today's 7.1 quake.

    Considered part of a earthquake sequence. (The quakes have been going up an L shaped run.)

    Perhaps a 5% chance that this 7.1 quake is a foreshock of an even larger quake. They don't know how long the sequence will continue (until it ends). But expect aftershocks for perhaps a year.


    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38457511

    This seems to be the event page (what you get when you click on quake from map), but there's no "data" there.
     
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    Looks to be an attempt by USGS to establish a pseudo-social media network portal. Clicking some of the "Contributed by" links at the bottom of the graphic boxes takes you to sources & source data. Other links solicit public input. Just another layer to dig through. Stay tuned for the pop-up ads.
     
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    Too close for comfort. Secure your liquor cabinet & kitchen pantry. Gotta spare all "essentials" for The Big One(s).
     
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    Some notes on 7.1 quake.... 1300+ lost power night of quake; all but 50 were restored by the following morning. NAWS China Lake (that has the areas of the epicenters) has declared itself not "mission capable" and allowed/authorized evacuation of all non-essential personnel. SR178 was closed for ~12 hours at San Bernardino/Kern county border due to rock slide caused by quake.

    Would have been a lot worse, and more damage and potential for injuries, had it been in more populated area (think big city like LA).
     
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    Interesting
     
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    Boots On The Ground Report (7/7/19): After sending a brief e-note of concern on July 4th, I received a return E-mail this morning from a long-time friend who was born & raised in Trona, CA, and "moved on up" to be a townie in Ridgecrest over 40 years ago. She reports that the garage fire three doors down from her house - caused by a toppled hot water heater - has been the top local news story since the 7.1 mag shock ... "Cuz (the news media) can't find more dramatic things." She did confirm the NAWS base partial shutdown, with some non-essential services building damage reported. Her own house in town suffered no noticeable structural damage; just pantry & cabinet spillage with container breakage, and the top three rows of a non-reinforced seven-row cinder block wall tumbling onto the sidewalk out front (shoddy workmanship). Her single-family residential neighborhood apparently never lost electricity nor water services. Her remaining family members over in Trona had a 1-day electrical blackout, followed by a water interruption (both utilities required to operate the "swamp cooler" A/C units typical for the region). But she seemed relieved that there was "no wind and low 100s weather" over the weekend. Desert Rats are a hardy bunch. As you noted, L.A. - or Bakersfield or perhaps even Lancaster - would've yielded a whole 'nother story under such conditions.
     
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    Love the analogy
     
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    And for extra credit: How does the answer change if you substitute fettuccini for the vermicelli?
     
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    Seattle-area quake very early on Friday, July 12th ... USGS: M 4.6 - 0km SSW of Three Lakes, Washington

    A colleague of mine lives about an hour's drive south-southeast, and says she thought she dreamed the shaking until a house guest asked about it.
     
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    Off the coast, so a possibility of tsunami
     
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