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#232605 - 09/23/11 12:28 AM Re: FEMA rethinks its approach... [Re: Andy]
Pete Offline
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The combo of a major quake and Santa Ana winds would be a very bad combination for Los Angeles. Not only because of the risk from natural phenomena and firestorms, but also because as you know a few nut-jobs seem to show up every year and start man-made fires at that time. Fortunately, statistics are probably on our side. The chances seem unlikely - although far from being impossible.

I have the actual shakemaps that have been calculated by USGS scientists for the rupture on the Southern San Andreas. You can find them online. I enlarged them and printed them digitally. I studied them carefully for quite a while, and decided that the results are NOT encouraging. USGS simulated a 7.8 magnitude quake for the San Andreas, so real results would be worse if the Big One is stronger.

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#232606 - 09/23/11 12:53 AM Re: FEMA rethinks its approach... [Re: Pete]
hikermor Offline
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On the other hand, we might just as likely experience the vaunted Big One during one of our fairly common winter soakers, which will dampen everything down quite nicely.

I just love the unpredictability of quakes, especially since we can track storms and hurricanes so exquisitely.
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