They had said the Easter earthquake in Mexico relived pressure on the San Andreas Fault. Now they just came out with a new study saying it is "Locked and loaded" and is overdue for a very large quake. Which is correct?

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a. epicenter – the surface location of an earthquake
b. fault – a fracture in the crust along which movement has occurred
c. hypocenter – the underground point of origin of a quake
d. tsunami – an underwater earthquake

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And it completely freaked people out when they went outside and saw the Milky Way just blazing away overhead. They had hundreds of calls to 911 with people asking if the sky got affected by the quake.

Is that true?

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I have a few questions…

One, I live in Bakersfield, CA… not too far from the San Andreas Fault. If the next "big one" is predicted to be 8.0, what will that radiate to in Bakersfield?

Two, my one story house was built in 1978. Do you think it will collapse?

And third, will it be a "rolling" quake or a "side to side" shake?

Any serious and professional opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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When they have enough money.

After the 1971 Symore quake destroyed the Veterans Hospital. In the mid 90s a law requiring hospital to earthquake proof by 2008, but two years after the deadline hospitals are still operating facilities deemed unsafe by the state of california. CBS 2 and KCAL 9 looked into the matter and found that they have enough money to earthquake proof their facilities. I was in St. Joseph’s Hospital Of Orange County, California last month and recently found out that it is unsafe. How scared would you be if you found out that they hospital you were in was consider unsave by the state. St. Joseph’s Hospital Of Orange County, California is suppost to be a Catholic organization. If they say they are following Jesus Christ them they should make patient safety a priority right? I’m a christian though
Marysia, the news look into they’re financial records and found out that they have enough money to earthquake proof their buildings.

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If there is a massive earthquake at the San Andreas Fault, I’m talking The Big one(big earthquake that is supposed to happen soon in California) will people in Arizona feel the quake and the impact??

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Please, see the times:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010rja6.php

Quake in Haiti: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:10 UTC

HAARP starts charging up the high atmosphere 48 hours before release time:

http://maestro.haarp.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/scmag/disp-scmag.cgi?date=20100110&Bx=on

10 January 2010 UTC – 16:00

Charge continues through next day:

http://maestro.haarp.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/scmag/disp-scmag.cgi?date=20100111&Bx=on

And on the 12, after 48 hours, atmosphere is fully charged:

http://maestro.haarp.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/scmag/disp-scmag.cgi?date=20100112&Bx=on

10 January 2010 UTC – 16:00

Release time.

Time to arrive to target, 10 Km under ground: 6 hours.

Check the graphs. The activity is high only before surface earthquakes. HAARP cannot cause quakes under 18 Km deep.

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Does anyone else see this connection? Montserrat and Haiti are both in the caribbean arc. Montserrat had a major volcanic explosion on the 8th, and 4 days later the major quake in Haiti. Is the volcanic activity a precursor to possible earthquakes? I know one can not possibly predict such things. It’s kind of like the weather. Only theories. Thoughts? Theories? Scientific explanations anyone?

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A small earthquake starts a lamppost vibrating back and forth. The amplitude of the vibration of the top of the lamppost is 6.5 cm at the moment the quake stops, and 8.6 s later it is 2.1 cm.

-What is the time constant for the damping of the oscillation?
-What was the amplitude of the oscillation 4.3 s after the quake stopped?

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if it did how badly? did they have any deaths?
my friend use to live in that area and has only recently moved to australia, i know this is really late after the quake but she’s worried bout some of her friends + family as she hasn’t heard from any of them.

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