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Feeling The Earth Move Under Your Feet !!

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This fence is just across the Golden Gate and reminds Cal residents just how powerful the 1908 Quake in SF and how much the Earth can move under your feet ( not in the Carol King way  !!! ) . The Ocean side of much of California is sliding North . The fault is just off the GG  Bridge .  South of SF  the fault goes inland  all the way to LA , slices up LA in chunks with hundreds of faults .

    Whe a big quake hits on the San Andreas  the West slde of the GG Bridge  goes North and the East side , SF  stays put . The right hand side of this fence  moved North and the Left side stayed put . This one moved about 10 feet in seconds . Looks like someone sliced the ground  with a knife  , not usually so neat !!! 

This is Point Reyes Seashore , so beautiful  . It's near the long beach  ( Drakes Bay / Beach in  one of my pics .   Eamon ☘

Comments:
Apr 10, 2022
RaenotRay : That's amazing. It really makes me respect the world we've been given. ?? Also,I'm still mad at how easily you and Sally can post pictures and videos. ????
Apr 10, 2022
HenryM : I think I'll stick with Florida hurricanes, thank you very much.
Apr 10, 2022
delgrl525 : Here in Vancouver, we are bordering two different plates of the North American and Juan de Fuca fault lines. I've experienced lots of very small quakes, it becomes pretty normal. I've even felt them a couple of times when I've been in bed at night. We are constantly warned that the 'big one' is coming, that it's just a matter of when, not if. We are warned to be prepared as much as possible, have an earth quake preparedness kit and to keep plenty of packaged and canned food, water, medications, etc. I don't think most people take it too seriously, figuring the odds are in their favour. I'm sure many of them are the same people who buy lottery tickets every week, figuring their odds of winning are good!

Terry
Apr 10, 2022
RaenotRay : Thank you for the advice Eamon! I'm also going to stop sleeping at night. Considering I live right by the ocean in the Strait of Juan De Fuca. No biggie..
Apr 10, 2022
RaenotRay : Thank you Eamon! I feel much better now. Please don't ever stop being a geek. <3
Apr 11, 2022
lovely : We have had around 18 quakes in the midlands of SC since the end of Dec. They are small I think the largest was around 3.3. They say it is strange to have that many in a short time and small area.
Apr 11, 2022
delgrl525 : Rae, You and I are practically neighbours, so I'm sure you hear the same warnings we do here. And, Eamon, you are right, the quake may be the least of our worries. It may be the tsunami it creates! There are a lot of areas here that are very near, or at sea level, and it would be catastrophic. Here in the Vancouver area, we are tucked away behind Vancouver Island, which would offer some protection, but according to the experts, there would still be a sudden temporary rise in sea level. Many of the quakes that happen around here, happen just off the coast, so the risk of damage from the tsunami is probably higher than from the quake. I guess it's the price to pay for living in paradise!

Terry
Apr 12, 2022
RaenotRay : Terry, we'll definitely have to get a coffee sometime! We definitely live in a beautiful part of the world. I'd love to move somewhere warmer, but all my babies are here. I might have to be a snowbird if I ever get rich, lol.
Eamon, I think I'll stay oblivious for now. Keep my head in the sand so to speak. Lol
Apr 12, 2022
delgrl525 : Rae, We really should! When I'm at my summer cottage on Saturna Island, we can actually see the lights of Bellingham at night across the water. Saturna is our most southern of the Gulf Islands and we are just a few miles north of the San Juans. The closest one to us is Waldron, right north of Orcas. I know what you mean about being somewhere warmer. The older I get, the less tolerance I have for the our winters. I don't know if I could really leave though, do love this place.

Terry
Apr 12, 2022
RaenotRay : I would honestly love that! I went to Summer Camp on Orcas Island. We called it Dorcas island. ????
That's the tough part. I love the PNW, but I long for warm weather. I think I would be much slimmer swimming every day. ????
Apr 12, 2022
RaenotRay : That sounds like an amazing location. I'm glad there was such a community response. <3