An Earthquake At The Moment Of Writing this Hub?

LORD DE CROSS FOOTAGE

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THE FEELING YOU DON'T WANT TO EXPERIENCE

Through our lives we have experienced 3 mayor earthquakes and let me tell you, you don't want to be there. What does it feel like? In simple words

  • Starts with a small uneasy feeling
  • Animals will react to it in minutes or even hours before it happens, depending on their genetics.
  • A rumbling from nowhere. Ever felt a train approaching behind your room wall...Oh my!!?
  • the floor under your 'selfishness' starts to shake sideways, sometimes is like on an airplane going through turbulence
  • Your heart definitely will pump blood as a genetically response of survival
  • Panic and despair surrounds the area
  • It settles for some long seconds, then might start again.
  • Depending of an intensity, 6 to 8 on the Richter scale, the ground under you will wave like a rug or carpet.
  • And last but not less, you will never forget that moment.

EARTHQUAKES, WHY? WHERE? HOW?

Our planet is a shifting mass with an Inferno as a core. On top of that cake is this thin crust that is cold and for the difference in temperatures with the inner core, is prone to break or..Lord have mercy!, cause chaos and destruction.


Why is not so common on certain areas of the globe?

There is this ring, called ring or belt of fire, where volcanic activity reach its highest. More than 452 Volcanoes are located around this ring. Saint andreas fault is slightly on top of this pattern of release, as called by us. These volcanoes attempt to let some energy out, but when tectonic plates are tight, is a matter of time before they can unleash havoc.

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SAN FRANCISCO APRIL 18, 1906

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

5:12 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

POPULATION: 410,000

Very early in the morning. The sun is just trying to show up on the nearest mountains around Oakland. T car models start their early routine. down south The Saint Andreas fault, a continental strike-strip fault is not taking it anymore...have been holding this energy for centuries..then finally at 5: 12, it just starts this rippling shocking tremor. Just picture yourself on car and then you hit a bump...This effect travels north and destroys 80% of the city in 16 seconds.

Damage: 11 BILLION DOLLARS (at 2011 dollars rate)

Homeless: around 280,000 and up

Death: 3,450

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SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 83 YEAR LATER


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 1989

TIME: 5:04 P.M.


The 1989 World Series Baseball is in its 3rd game. The Bay Area's Major League Baseball teams, the Oaklands Athletics and the San Francisco Giants are doing their warm up practice. This means major network coverage is at hand. Can you imagine this happening in 1776? No one would've been there to record this event.

Luckily a Spanish missioner would've written the event down in his Bible's last page. The famous footage over the Golden gate gives us an idea of the intensity. The longest 16 seconds that killed 63 persons; not too bad for a well trained populations for this kind of events. The sad story happened on interstate 880, where a double deck freeway section collapsed on several cars. The timing was crucial! Traffic was slow for a Tuesday afternoon.

AVERAGE LOSS: 7 BILLION DOLLARS


HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED AN EARTHQUAKE?

  • YES
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SO WHEN IS THE BIG ONE COMING?

This is hard to say. Think of yourself pulling from a rope attached to a pole. The energy is building up, the rope is wearing out. We know the appointment is set; we don't know the day and the hour that the rope will break. Geologist are trying to build models and brainstorming applied physics to come up with this crystal ball from 20 or more centuries of science.

Our sugestion:

  1. Be around animals if you live in a seismic area; a second is crucial to save a life
  2. Get information on civil defense and practice drill evacuations
  3. Get your spirituality to work, second thoughts are a good sign
  4. Teach your kids about this effects of nature
  5. Get to know links to websites from the U.S. G.S.

BABY FOUND ALIVE AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY

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Greekgeek 5 years ago from California

Animals do not usually give warnings before earthquakes, unfortunately; there have been some anecdotes about animals sensing earthquakes before humans, but studies have not shown this to be true all the time (or even most of the time).

In my own experience, I have always begun to feel an earthquake at exactly the same time as my cat -- or before! She actually slept through the Hector Mine Quake, and that was a 7.2 She woke up for the Easter quake last year (Mexicali) but did not react to it any faster than I did.

American news often doesn't report them, but there are moderate to large earthquakes happening all the time. Since I'm interested in Earthquakes and live in Earthquake country, I pay attention to the USGS website and follow these two automated Earthquake trackers on Twitter:

earthquakeBot

NewEarthquake


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

THANKS FOR THE LINKS GreekGeek,

about the animals..was referring to those aware of an upcoming danger. From Elephants to Mice...All are different but they developed that sense. Thanks for stopping by, Hello Baja California!

LORD


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

good info. we recently had an earthquake(first in my life) and my dog knew what was going on before I did. thanks!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Picklesandrufus!

You are talking about the earthquake that we felt last August on the East Coast. Was not too bad for initiaitons right? Thanks for stopping by!

LORD


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

Well you said it Joseph, we can't eliminate earthquakes but we could try to be ready for it. thanks for sharing this and the useful information you have there. hope no one never experience this. voted up


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello there ICCIEV,

Never heard of a big earthquake in Kuwait, but you never know...and yes, if you livein Seismic zones, you sho9uld know better. Your comment is also welcome my friend.

LORD


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epigramman 5 years ago

...no it does not matter to me dear Lord and friend - if Epi doesen't get laid before or just shortly after his 1000th hub - no it dosen't really matter - any chance of sending a NJ lady of the night to my cozy lakefront residence - lol lol lake erie time 5:04am


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Oh my God! Epi..what kind of message is that? getting laid? hahaha...is this tremorous hub a detonator for your own convenience? Thanks my EPIMAN!

LORD


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well, ah, no , but I feel I need an earthquake in my life - of the female human encounter - lol lol

lake erie time 5:49am listening to a live recording of the Sex Pistols and then off to bed and dreams of cooking in the kitchen with Julia Child


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

There you go! metaphorically speaking you need a shake! of the third kind!

LORD


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

What a great hub!! Thanks for the tools and how to prepare. Excellente! :D


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

When we lived in California they were always telling us the big one was coming. The big one that would drop part of California into the ocean. That was in 1964 it still hasn't dropped. I'm sure someday it will. Great hub. Voted Up.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi there Moonlake,

The big one is a cyclical event that can happen at any time. We haven't seen it happening, because tectonic plates are moving slowly at unpredictable pace, and creating a potential energy, that eventually will be released by nature.

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