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TOPIC: California Earthquake

California Earthquake 02 Oct 2016 15:27 #10419

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On Monday, there was a start of a swarm of earthquakes happening in the Salton Sea near the end of the San Andreas Fault. There has been an earthquake advisory issued until Tuesday, Oct. 4 of a possible big earthquake happening this week but has slowly been reduced after no further activity in the Salton Sea. We are over due for a big earthquake to happen and I think everyone is aware of that which makes it scarier. It still reminds us to be prepared for any earthquake whether it's "the Big One" or an average magnitude earthquake especially when we live in an earthquake country. I admit that I started getting a mild anxiety just thinking that there is a possibility of it happening this week. When I'm on Facebook or Twitter, I saw all the news articles from different stations and trending on social media. There are comments I have read of people thinking that the media is just causing panic by constantly mentioning it when the possibility has diminished. No one can really predict when it's going to happen so it's better to not spread fear. The only thing we can do is to be prepared and listen to those who have studied this and know what they're talking about like the geologists.
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California Earthquake 02 Oct 2016 20:40 #10428

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I keep seeing those posts, too! I've been in the U.S. for a little over a year and I have only experienced a minor aftershock. This scares me a little because of all the posts from others as well as those Hollywood movies. But when I think of it, I can only prepare minimal things such as organizing water and food on the side in case of emergency, move all items aside for clear maneuver, etc. I've also noticed that the weather has been changing quite rapidly from being extremely hot to only 55 degrees in the early morning. Perhaps if the temperature rises again (towards the 100 degrees), we could assume that an earthquake is about to happen.
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California Earthquake 01 Nov 2016 11:39 #10789

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At the moment of the announcement of the big earthquake happening; I was frightened and lived paranoid throughout the whole week. While on the road I was more cautious than other days but I greatly do believe that the media puts in fear into people. I saw the film production of the San Andrea’s fault and although Hollywood exaggerates in their movie productions; I kept in mind how horrifying the real earthquake might be. Recently a group of people came onto campus and demonstrated how to prepare for an actual earthquake; I thought it was helpful.
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