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6.0 Quake Hits Napa Valley California

6.0 earthquake Napa Valley 2014

Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada – Index Map

The entire state is shaking especially the southern half below Los Angeles and the northern half above Soledad.  The 6.0 quake today is a minor fault north of San Francisco’s bay.  The quiet section of the San Andreas continue to have either extremely small or no quakes due to it being very hard bound up.  It will blow soon with a major 9.0 quake.

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Is Earthquake Activity Unusual? The Past Decade Has Had Many More Major Quakes

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Here is today’s earthquake map.  Ever since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami we have seen many other major quakes equal in strength.  The Indonesian one was a 9.1 or greater and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was at least a 9.0.  A quick look at the below graph shows very clearly that great or small, quakes are more frequent and more violent this last decade:

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Disney-area Hotel Complex Collapses Into Florida Sinkhole

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Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World – CNN.com: at night, a huge sinkhole suddenly opened up and swallowed up one and a half buildings.  Luckily for the victims, they noticed windows cracking and doors not shutting and other clues and literally ran from the doomed buildings so no lives were lost in this collapse.  But like all Florida housing situations, it is a disaster just aching to happen just like building in California where fault lines run.  Which is where Disney began building, of course. Continue reading

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PREPARE FOR SAN ANDREAS EVENT: STORE WATER

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The possibility of a pandemic is understandably scary but the real thing the US must worry about is the perpetual threat of a very sudden, very violent earthquake along the section of the San Andreas Fault that hasn’t had any movement for over 100 years.  The chaos and destruction this event can cause is obviously immense.  This is due to California becoming rapidly overpopulated, considering that it is one of the more geologically active, dense populated places on earth, similar to Sichuan province in China or the Tokyo region of Japan.   Continue reading

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