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Old 11-23-2011   #21
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Re: Earthquake jolts Oklahoma

damn, look at california. looks ready to explode and fall into the ocean.
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Re: Earthquake jolts Oklahoma

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I'm not that worried....I'm a PRO at it now.

It's my mom I worry a little bit about. Now she checks the national earthquake site (forget what it is) obsessively, constantly wondering when the next quake will hit. Poor mom, lol
Is it the "Did You Feel It?" site hosted by the US Geological Survey? It's at like http://earthquake.usgs.gov or something.

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damn, look at california. looks ready to explode and fall into the ocean.

Yeah, but most cities in California are earthquake-prepared, at least somewhat. You have buildings (like Japan does) which are quake-resistant.

In places where intraplate quakes occur (like Mineral, VA and now OK), the danger lies in the fact that buildings and emergency response teams aren't prepared for earthquakes.

You know what's kinda funny? The quake in Charleston 125 years ago (this year actually... I just realized that) leveled about a quarter of the city. Afterwards, many buildings that weren't destroyed were retrofitted with "earthquake bolts" seen below. However, the city of Charleston proper hasn't had a strong earthquake since.




Click the image for the full resolution 3000x2000 which will also allow you to see the delightful texture of so many old buildings found downtown. As a kid, I used to peel the paint off the bumpy parts. :P

Those giant bolts go from one end of the building through the masonry to the other. On some of the government buildings in the city, plagues are placed over the external cross of the bolts either commemorating the 1886 earthquake or providing information about the building itself.
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