Do you think California will be getting an earthquake after what happened in Jap

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  1. barbergirl28 profile image70
    barbergirl28posted 11 years ago

    Do you think California will be getting an earthquake after what happened in Japan?

    There is obviously a domino effect that happens when these types of natural disasters strike. Do you feel that after the 8.9 Earthquake in Japan that California will get an earthquake to, for lack of a better word, straighten things out?

  2. ChristineVianello profile image59
    ChristineVianelloposted 11 years ago

    California actually experiences earthquakes on a daily basis. Most of them you can barely feel.

  3. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 11 years ago

    Yes and I am waiting for it to happen. Hopefully it is not a bad one. The little ones that do no damage can be fun at times. The big ones are what scare me. It has been awhile since our last large quake.

  4. marketingskeptic profile image70
    marketingskepticposted 11 years ago

    Yes and I'm totally dreading it. Hopefully it won't be too bad...*fingers crossed*

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    David99999posted 11 years ago

    I hope not! Those poor sods in California have enough to contend with!  It could really shake things up!

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    sinisa_sinaposted 11 years ago

    Possibility is always there. LA is situated over two tactile plates, as entire California. But Japan peninsula is a bit different and more complex. The Japanese peninsula is made from three of them, and with vulcanic activity. What's very bad combination. In California situation the earthquake of that magnitude could made huge problems, because buildings in california ain't maid like in Japan to sustain high earthquakes.

  7. lorie35 profile image61
    lorie35posted 11 years ago

    Yes there is a very high likely hood that it will happen to California as well with in the next year or so.  California is right on a major fault line.  Sadly anyone living in a major city will be effected.

    If the earthquake takes place in California (on land) the devastation will be great, however if it takes place underwater it will cause a massive tsunami and that will be worse causing massive devastation all over the world. 

    Hopefully this will not be the case, however people need to be prepared for the worst.

  8. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 11 years ago

    We're told that internal parts of Planet Earth is made up of extremely dense material.  We're also told that the earth is very gradually cooling down.   (The moon has already done so, to a greater extent)   So what happens when something cools?    It shrinks.   

    Deep below the surface, but between the core and the earth's surface there is are layers which have some malleability: magna-  molten rock!

    As the earth has shrunk, cracks have occured along its surface crust (fault lines)   As shrinkage occurs the tectonic 'plates' which make up this crust push against each other as the world slowly shrinks, fighting for the an ever decreasing space.   So they push against each other, bend, snap, slide over and under one another.   Here and there fissures occur through which the hot magna rises to the surface.

    Mountain ranges are not as immovable and static as they appear to be.   Errosion might where them down, and yet at the same time they might be being built up by the pushing together of plates scores, even hundreds of miles away.

    You need remember that the fault lines run right around the earth, splitting here and there, but there are far more and deeper fissures below the oceans, and far more volcanoes below the oceans than there are above its surface.

    Earthquake and volcanic activity never stops.  And I suspect never will stop until the earth has become a dormant cinder with no more heat in it.   But perhaps long before that, it will have been swallowed up by the by then exploding sun.

  9. Learn Things Web profile image92
    Learn Things Webposted 11 years ago

    California is long overdue for a major earthquake in the 9.0 range. If I remember correctly, there is a 95% chance of that occurring in the next 30 years. I'm hoping I will be be able to move out of the state before it happens. It isn't worth the risk.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely yes. It is only a matter of time and I suggest that you should move out of California to be safer or continue to take the risk and hope that you will survive it. I wish everyone the very best out there and be prepared to the best of your ability with knowledge and how to apply the knowledge to keep yourself safe in an earthquake and everything that goes along with it. Peace and be safe. Thank you.

  11. DrewCaveney profile image68
    DrewCaveneyposted 11 years ago

    Earthquakes tend to be random and usually can't be predicted- so they could be one soon, yes, but there's an equal chance there won't be one, too. And David99999- no pun intended? wink

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    Ari Lamsteinposted 11 years ago

    I hope not, because HubPages is located in California!

  13. LeeWalls profile image60
    LeeWallsposted 11 years ago

    Earthquakes are happening everywhere. It doesn't matter if it's large or small; sign of the times. It's to be expected.

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    Claricefeliciaposted 11 years ago

    There has been reports that California and Hawaii may be getting hit with a earthquake and possible Tsunami. I hope not. This world has gone through enough devastation and craziness for this year.

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    lord danielposted 11 years ago

    well california is situated on tectonic plates so expect that too,and also it is filled with violence and their cup is reaching to God.Where have u been didnt u here of the super ark storm coming to california well that might not be earthquake but an earthquake is coming soon to california so i have to get my loved one out of there and as for u if u are living there u got few months  remaining to evacuate go to safer places like canada by from lord daniel

  16. MayaMex profile image60
    MayaMexposted 11 years ago

    Yes, but we don't know when.  Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear testing are related, together with the natural shifting of the Earth. However, are we pushing the movement of the plates faster when we dig, mine and take out oil? I lived in Mexico for many years and every time there was an underground nuclear test in the USA, we would have an earthquake 3 to 7 days after the test. When it was done in an island (France) we would count 9 days.
    Earthquakes,Tsunamis - Nuclear Testing: Unnatural Disasters? Yes, earthquakes and tsunamis are a normal process of our earth, but I belive we are pushing the earth to react violently by the way we exploit it. Just check this and do the math:- SEOUL (Reuters) North Korea digging tunnels has launched 2 nuclear tests, preparing the third....

  17. what_say_you profile image59
    what_say_youposted 11 years ago

    I am from California and have experienced plenty of earthquakes in my life. They are something to be feared but I think California should be more worried about fixing the debt so they can afford to be PREPARED for the next big quake. It's really not a matter of "if" but "when". Much of California is built on old infrastructre such as gas pipelines, sewers, water mains etc...if a good size quake hits..California will be in serious trouble. Imagine trying to evacuate people the way Japan has had would be impossible...people can't even get to work on time in the traffic. I wonder how bad the sink hole problem REALLY is. Entire intersections just open up and fall into the earth without having quakes. Very scary. I am glad I live in Lousiana now but I worry about my family ALL THE TIME.

  18. sharing the sky profile image73
    sharing the skyposted 11 years ago

    Since I haven't been keeping up with all the news reports, analyses and projections, I don't have much science to back up what I say. However, given that California has areas that lie on faultlines of its own there's always a possibility that an earthquake can come along. How the huge Japanese quake recently might portend a significant event in California is something I really don't know. I certainly hope that nothing arises as I have family in both California and Japan.

  19. Mofireman profile image56
    Mofiremanposted 11 years ago

    Yes I believe there will be one nad you need to know how to work with Fema when it does happen. go to and get the answers.

  20. Pikachusif profile image62
    Pikachusifposted 11 years ago

    There is a large possibility that California will be getting an earthquake, most likely around the lines of the Japanese one. I hope this doesn't create a line of super earthquakes that will eventually destroy the world. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

  21. EQTactics profile image61
    EQTacticsposted 11 years ago

    No, or at least in the July ahead. This July is relatively dry in California


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