#1 2018-11-30 00:01:08

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Nice enough fellow.  Spoke with him a few times, years ago. 
Should have just mailed himself vs. undertaking this adventure. 



Spent some time in Anadyr myself...cold and bleak...really bleak.

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#2 2018-11-30 08:23:40

Sounds like he's having fun

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#3 2018-11-30 17:10:53

Well, he did miss out on Mr. Tremors’ Wild Ride this morning.  25 miles deep, almost directly under our house (creek 100m down hill is a fault).  Rude awakening for sure.  Our critters were not amused. 

Aftershocks ongoing. Seismology gurus warning of more powerful quake this afternoon. 

Power out, generator on, beer in the fridge.

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#4 2018-11-30 17:36:38

Hold down the fort.

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#5 2018-11-30 17:51:29

...be safe up there....

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#6 2018-11-30 22:45:01

Give it up for the gurus. 7.0 and bigger is a better bugger.

The 89 Santa Cruz shaker was only 6.9, but went on forever and a day.

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#7 2018-12-01 00:00:09

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

The 89 Santa Cruz shaker was only 6.9, but went on forever and a day.

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The epicenter on that one was one town south in Watsonville, but I never mustered the courage to see how badly it fared. I lived there twice, the most peaceful place I've ever known. Santa Cruz, you could level and pave over, I wouldn't give a fig.

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#8 2018-12-01 00:49:30

Watsonville's old frame houses and any masonary were knocked askew. But that was not a show stopper there. What fares poorly was anything built on bay fill and in particular the concrete and steel reinforcement methods. So San Francisco and Oakland's embarkedaro highrise highways came apart at the seams, and
swanky Marina district homes pancaked. And these were 90 miles away. They had it worse than Watsonville. Which is why tye big one when it comes to San Fran will be so frickin intense. California still has not required old steel highrises to repair or even inspect certain type of welded joints due to high cost of repair. Widely used welds that were flagged as a major issue after Northridge some years later.

What struck me was not the damage. But the way people changed afterwards. Even my friends had a certain look in their eyes, a certain unsteadiness in their voice. Some things can be repaired, others can not. And people develop cracks.

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#9 2018-12-01 02:32:24

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

What struck me was not the damage. But the way people changed afterwards. Even my friends had a certain look in their eyes, a certain unsteadiness in their voice. Some things can be repaired, others can not. And people develop cracks.

You've sailed small boats through perilous seas knowing one wrong move, you're fucked and maybe you're fucked anyway? Ever lose any sleep over it? I didn't. Now a high tide behind a high wind gives me the willies. Entropy, I guess. We all crack apart with age. Uncle Albert made it more bearable.

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#10 2018-12-01 07:43:02

I got to ride a 7.6 in Guatemala eons ago.  Things didn't turn out so well for 30,000 plus.  Adobe is a bitch.

Good luck, Jet.

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