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Old 08-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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4.1 Earthquake a few minutes ago

Anyone in the parks? The news just said the earthquake was a 4.1 and was centered 8 miles from Anaheim... I have a feeling the rides are down. Hope all is safe!
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Anyone in the parks? The news just said the earthquake was a 4.1 and was centered 8 miles from Anaheim... I have a feeling the rides are down. Hope all is safe!
Not in the parks but I live in Anaheim. It was a pretty light and fast earthquake. Not like the last one we had
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Anyone in the parks? The news just said the earthquake was a 4.1 and was centered 8 miles from Anaheim... I have a feeling the rides are down. Hope all is safe!
Rides are currently down. Didn't feel a thing. We just got off Splash...
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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Do the restaurants usually stop serving food after an earthquake? I hope there are no earthquakes when I'm there this Saturday, I would freak out.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Characters and food open. Surprisingly Buzz is also open.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Here now. Screamin down but now running empty. Fun wheel running. Felt the quake at Ariel's just a few bumps no shaking.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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Wow, hope nobody was hurt by the bumps

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Here now. Screamin down but now running empty. Fun wheel running. Felt the quake at Ariel's just a few bumps no shaking.
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Screamin back up running full.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
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We were there during a 5.4 earthquake once. All the big rides were shut down for the rest of the day and all small rides were down for at least an hour or more. As they started up you would hear cheers around the park. Food places were the only thing open so you can imagine the lines to eat were very long.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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I have to admit, I'm just a wee concerned about all the So Cal earthquakes recently. The amount of quakes has been newsworthy. What's most concerning about their numbers is the overall global pattern of quakes. I've been tracking the USGS website on quake locations daily for the past 5-months. I expect the number of quakes to be around 230.

On Sunday, the 26th, the numbers were 280+. On Monday they were 360 +. Yesterday they were 430+. Right now they are at 443. I've never seen these numbers in the 5-months I've been tracking them.

But that's not even the interesting part...

If you look at the map of global distribution for these quakes, (which you can do here http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ ), it is not even close to the standard and expected distribution. There are significantly few quakes on the Asian side. Usually, there are quite a bit more over there. So, not only do we have an unusual number of quakes, but the rest of the world is quieter than normal. It seems to be California and the British Isles that are carrying the brunt here.
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It's all a precursor to 21-DEC-12. LOL.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #12
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It's all a precursor to 21-DEC-12. LOL.
Well our trip is in November, so I guess I don't need to worry after all. Then again, I can't think of a happier place to spend the end of the world!
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
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I have to admit, I'm just a wee concerned about all the So Cal earthquakes recently. The amount of quakes has been newsworthy. What's most concerning about their numbers is the overall global pattern of quakes. I've been tracking the USGS website on quake locations daily for the past 5-months. I expect the number of quakes to be around 230.

On Sunday, the 26th, the numbers were 280+. On Monday they were 360 +. Yesterday they were 430+. Right now they are at 443. I've never seen these numbers in the 5-months I've been tracking them.

But that's not even the interesting part...

If you look at the map of global distribution for these quakes, (which you can do here http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ ), it is not even close to the standard and expected distribution. There are significantly few quakes on the Asian side. Usually, there are quite a bit more over there. So, not only do we have an unusual number of quakes, but the rest of the world is quieter than normal. It seems to be California and the British Isles that are carrying the brunt here.
We had a quake up here in Victoria at around 3pm as well. Little one with no reported damage yet, but it's interesting that it happened shortly after the one in anaheim. I wonder if there were others in between.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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I was at CA Adventure when the 4.1 earthquake (or something around that) happened near Anaheim a couple of weeks ago. I didn't feel anything though, but we were on the Little Mermaid and the ride stopped for about 5 minutes before resuming. When we came out, we saw some of the rides had temporarily closed.

I didn't feel today's earthquake at all though. Maybe I'm just too far away from the epicenter! :P
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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Small one up here in BC today too!

As for the large number of quakes recently, that actually makes me feel better about the situation. Lots of little quakes means that the tectonic plates are slowly sliding past each other with little resistance.
If the plates are 'caught' on each other, and unable to slide past each other, the pressure will build up and up....and then -WHAM!- you'll get a BIG quake as they finally slip apart.

So enjoy these little earthquakes! lol...
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