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Three not insignificant earthquakes in SF this week. Should we be heading for the hills?

Asked by skfinkel (13511points) October 27th, 2011

I know earthquakes happen all the time, but the one last night woke people up out of sound sleeps. Is this different, or just more of the same?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

More to come, the little ones in the area may mean that the next one on that fault will not be a BIG ONE.

Blackberry's avatar

There’s no way to detect earthquakes before they happen. You can either live in fear, or continue with your life.

Coloma's avatar

Well, I’m in the Sierra foothills, you can camp on my property, with shower and continental breakfast for $25 a night. Discounts if you do the morning and evening bed down the farmy friends chores. lol

tinyfaery's avatar

Heck, yeah. I’d rather be anywhere than S.F. during an earthquake. It’s just gonna sink back into the hole it was built upon.

Nullo's avatar

Moving out entirely probably won’t be necessary, but planning for the worst isn’t a bad idea. Work out a place to stay in case things go bad, maybe store some essentials there if that’s an option. Keep an earthquake kit (or better yet, a bug-out kit) in your car. Keep in mind that in a post-megaquake environment, any supplies that you have will likely become a target, so subtlety might be prudent.

@tinyfaery Could you tape that and upload it, when the time comes?

Allie's avatar

I felt the 4.8 one last night that was centered 90 miles NE of Sacramento. They’re happening everywhere. They do seem more frequent, but I don’t think that’s any prediction of an upcoming “big one.” At least, I hope not. :/

CaptainHarley's avatar

Yes. Run like a mo-fo! LMAO!

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Coloma's avatar

I remember when I lived in San Diego for 5 years. Man, lots of earthquakes, a couple of really big shakers that had me running out the door a few times.

After awhile you get really complacent, wake up to your bed rumbling, then, fall back asleep. Oh, another quake, whatever. haha

I have always thought the saying that nature is a “force to be reckoned with ” amusing, as IF, we have any reckoning power. Silly humans. lol

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