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Posted: 07/08/19 10:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

he didn't say he was going to Ridgecrest or Trona

only that he was coming to Southern Calif from the Northern end of the state

he would not be burdening the infrastructure there at earthquake epicenter


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bob213 wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

If the worst is past is one thing, but do we know it is over? Why go to where you could become another burden to a damaged infrastructure?


With floods, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes, if we thought like that our RV's would never leave the driveway.


In my defense, the reason I give this a thought is experience. Hauling a load of supplies into disaster areas for Red Cross, I give some thought to how I can reduce the odds my name shows up on a victim list. For example, I carry plenty of food/water for myself, and make sure I have fuel to get out of area.


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We are going because we need to attend a funeral of a family member, otherwise forget it. Be there a couple days.


Sorry for your loss.


MrWizard wrote:

he didn't say he was going to Ridgecrest or Trona

only that he was coming to Southern Calif from the Northern end of the state

he would not be burdening the infrastructure there at earthquake epicenter


Well, I'm not real well educated, but it is my understanding that some of the fault lines run for many miles. And some places have said there is a possibility the recent quakes may have added stress to other fault lines. Say one bridge is closed, traffic diverted to others. Any non-essential traffic is going to add non-essential stress to infrastructure.

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Posted: 07/09/19 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Non essential traffic in the affected area, that might be a problem

It's in the middle of the Mojave desert, one reporter said the middle of no where

The quake epicenter is on a military base, weapons test range in that desert

It's over 100 miles from L.A. And nearly that far from any other metro area

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Posted: 07/09/19 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you.


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Posted: 07/09/19 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

msmith1199 wrote:

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only thing you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you,.


Really,, How do you decide to put them down at night or not?


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The stuff of hollywood fiction, the movement on the fault lines is parallel, and if there is a crack it will only be maybe a foot and a half wide and maybe a cuple of feet deep, this nonensence of being swallowed by a crack is holywood fiction, not in California, on subduction plates yes it can happen but not on slipfaults.

You guys are to traumatized by the quake, they are actually fun to feel, I much rather be in a quake than a hurricane 'been in one" or a tornado.

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msmith1199 wrote:

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you.


Not sure about the above statement. Seems a bit "out there".


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Earthquakes don't kill people...falling objects kill/injury people.


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2bzy2c wrote:

msmith1199 wrote:

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you.


Not sure about the above statement. Seems a bit "out there".

I agree.

I was driving my pickup during the '94 Northridge earthquake. It was the wee hours of the morning and I was driving to a meeting up in Bakersfield. I was on the SB 14 just one exit before where the overpass collapsed and the Highway Patrolman was killed.

Driving over a collapsed overpass or a badly damaged bridge (or being underneath either of those) would be the extreme end of the spectrum. Anything short of that, a vehicle is one of the safest places to be. It just felt like heavy winds to me.

Don't let possible aftershocks affect your trip. We camp out near Ridgecrest and Trona (the recent epicenter) at least once a month in the fall through spring, but I wouldn't head out there on purpose right now, more because of the heat than because of any aftershocks.


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Posted: 07/15/19 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom/Barb wrote:

msmith1199 wrote:

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only thing you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you,.


Really,, How do you decide to put them down at night or not?


Well if you're in Ridgecrest may want to keep them up for a while.

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