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Message 1151213 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:44:40 UTC - in response to Message 1151205.

I sure hope Jellystone (Whoops, Yellowstone.) doesn’t go off soon.

Worry about this one too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Valley_Caldera

Yeah that's closer, But It's not in the same class as Yellowstone I don't think.
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Message 1151214 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:45:59 UTC - in response to Message 1151207.

We seem to be a bit more fortunate here in the Southwest; even when CA has their "big ones", we don't feel it here in AZ. Must be something about all the granite around here (north-central AZ).

It's that or that big pretty hole in ground that takes the hit. :D
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Message 1151221 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 20:34:04 UTC - in response to Message 1151213.

I sure hope Jellystone (Whoops, Yellowstone.) doesn’t go off soon.

Worry about this one too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Valley_Caldera

Yeah that's closer, But It's not in the same class as Yellowstone I don't think.

Well, it only blew 600km3 as compared to 1000km3 for Yellowstone but still that is one huge eruption. Kansas was covered in ash.

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Message 1151249 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 21:27:20 UTC

They reckon that if Yellowstone goes it's bye bye USA, and a nuclear winter for the rest of the world .....
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Message 1151271 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 22:55:41 UTC - in response to Message 1150985.

Yes the first one is always the worst. Glad you are doing ok Hev.

Thanks uli, I guess you've had lots more experience. I notice that the local population in this ageing hippy paradise (nods to Celt Tooth) don't seem too fazed.

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Message 1151273 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 23:04:15 UTC

I'll second Uli's comments about earthquakes.
The first decent one is certainly the most scary, subsequent ones less so, to the point of thinking "why did my chair just fall over, I was so nicely balanced on two legs for ten minutes, and I normally mange an hour....."
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Message 1151278 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 23:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 1151271.

(nods to Celt Tooth)

When I lived on Elsmere Island we got the shakes from time to time.
In the 60s and 70s I was in the RCAF as an NCO, not a good place to be a hippy.

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Message 1151293 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 0:12:52 UTC

My first one was the Gilroy Quake 8/5/1979 at 10:05 PST. We lived in South San Jose at the time. I thought at first, I was having a serious dizzy spell. I had to held on to Daniel's bed, as I was just about reading to get him up.
If the quake would have happened I few seconds later, both of us might have taken a serious tumble.

The next time it happens Hev, you will instantly know, what it is. Get into the nearest doorway, or dive under a sturdy desk/table.
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