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Bret Burquest

April 10 Earhquake

Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 12:09 PM
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  • I too lived in Southern Calif.

    I was living on Lyons Peak in San Diego county when the Northridge Quake of 1994 took place causing $20 billion in damage.

    The mountain I was living on was 150 miles from the epicenter. The quake rattled my house so hard that I thought it was going to split in two. The foundation of the house did crack.

    I have heard that the quake raised the entire 2100 square mile San Bernardino mountain range, whose tallest peak was 11489 feet by a foot.

    The Mountains of Southern Ca. pretty much act as a shock absorber. We don't have the luxury of huge mountains absorbing energy from a quake here in the Ozarks

    If a quake the force of the Northridge were to happen on the New Madrid fault line we can pretty much kiss the towns in Fulton county goodbye.

    And vice versa, if a quake the magnitude of the New Madrid quake of 1811 were to occur in So. Calif, mountains or no mountains it would be unimaginably catastrophic.

    I too am going to keep my fingers crossed on April 1st

    -- Posted by Happy in the Ozarks on Sat, Mar 7, 2015, at 10:04 PM
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