Thursday, December 13, 2012

Re: [californiadisasters] Earthquake I Experienced 24 Years Ago Yesterday

I hope you don't get what you want. Not trying to be mean but I am a California native and have experienced large quakes and they terrify me. I was in whittier during the whittier narrows quake. Also, my cousin was permanently injured in the New Zealand quake. She will never walk again but is extremely lucky to be alive. She would be dead if not for an earlier conversation with a stranger that remembered her and went to check on her. Her three story house fell on top of her and her legs were crushed by concrete. 
Now, I realize there will be more quakes and unfortunately people will be injured and die but I must wish the opposite of your wish. 

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On Dec 13, 2012, at 12:48 PM, Kylie Johanson <> wrote:


Yeah, I have been told "Be careful what you wish for." before finally moving out here. I am very aware of the dangers and how serious this is. A couple years ago, I really took the time to think about it, "If a huge chunk of cieling were to fall down on me, that would hurt wouldn't it?" I heard of numerous horror stories about big earthquakes. I heard of a man being crushed to death in a parking garage(I think he survived after he was rescued), in so much pain and horror after the Northridge earthquake and what happened to so many people back in the 1906 great SF earthquake. I think about how one could end up breaking their necks, being paralyzed, crippled for life, suffer internal bleeding and so on, that is if caught in a bad spot for one.
I'll be careful talking about it and be more sensitive towards others because I may never know who I'm talking to about this.

From: Kim Noyes <>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2012 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [californiadisasters] Earthquake I Experienced 24 Years Ago Yesterday

There is an old saying: "Beware what you hope for... you might get your wish".

That is always communicated in an ominous tone as getting what we want is often something we end up regretting. You will not wish to feel an earthquake while laying trapped in rouble!

Kim Patrick Noyes
Paso Robles, CA

On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Kylie Johanson <> wrote:
I've only been living in California for six days now. I really cannot wait until I get quaked really good! So far there have been like, magnitude 1s all over Southern California lately. Of course, I'm quite realistic about this. I don't expect earthquakes everyday.
From: Kim Noyes <>
To: CaliforniaDisasters <>; California's Earthquake Forum <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:45 PM
Subject: [californiadisasters] Earthquake I Experienced 24 Years Ago Yesterday
Type of Faulting: left-lateral strike-slip, with very minor reverse motionTime: December 3, 1988 / 3:38 am PSTLocation: 34° 8.47' N, 118° 7.96' W Directly below the city of Pasadena. Magnitued: ML5.0Fault Involved: Raymond faultDepth: 15.6 km
 Apart from its effects on local residents, this quake was notable for a few seismological details. First, it was followed by an unusually small number of aftershocks for a quake of its magnitude, the largest of which was hardly noticable -- only a magnitude 2.4 (unless the Montebello earthquake is considered an aftershock of this event). Second, it served to bring the debate over the sense of motion of the Raymond fault closer to an end, by providing a clear example of left-lateral movement most likely located along that fault.
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