Skip to comments.7.5 Quake On Puente Hills Thrust Fault Could [Could] Be Disastrous
Posted on 03/30/2014 5:06:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday nights magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood a heavily populated swath of the Los Angeles area.
A magnitude-7.5 earthquake along that fault could prove more catastrophic than one along the San Andreas, which runs along the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California, seismologists said.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that such a quake along the Puente Hills fault could kill 3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in damage. In contrast, a larger magnitude 8 quake along the San Andreas would cause an estimated 1,800 deaths
(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...
A .5 is very series! Oh, the Hugh Manatee!
Beebers are stuned!
0.5 Quake? Isn’t that like, a cat jumping off a porch somewhere? [Ask the Mods to fix the title.]
Oh my. Should read 7.5.
7.5 would be destructive most anywhere, even Japan where they reasonably anticipate one of that magnitude every few years. Hopefully the recent earthquakes have relieved stress.
Gad, you’ve got to love the hyperbole attached to ANY news item. We have a 5.1 EQ - fairly insignificant in a place with great structural engineers and know-how. ‘We COULD all die.” There is a snowstorm - ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, IF it snows forever.” We have a drought - ‘The land could shrivel up and blow away.” Coupled with, of course - ‘No amount of rain will ever be enough.”
Not sure I could feel a .5. That’s about like an SBD.
please fix title. Should be 7.5
Perhaps this article will prompt some “flood geologists” to study up on thrust faults. ;-)
Yep ... a 0.5 quake would be hugh and series!
If you are on the West coast— Flee!! NOW!!
If you are on the West coast— Flee!! NOW!!
.5 is nothing..now 7.5 could be disastrous..that fault line goes from Puente Hills all the way to Downtown LA..imagine if Northridge instead of it being at 4:30AM had happened at 4:30PM, the death toll would have been much higher
In Whittier, adjacent the south slope, they're called the Whittier Hills.
o.5 warp ?
The Russians gave it a 6.9
And they can blame it on the now biggest land fill ever
I was next to lax living on the 5 floor first quake that scart the pelosi out of me power was out had to get to my folks all the gates were chain drive no Emergency release plus it was dark huge park west apt complex well i had a big ass pair of bolt cutters and in the trades as a civic duty i took them and cut and opened all 5 gates ha ha
Yes any time from about 6 am to 7 pm the death toll would have been imho in the 1000s also i spent the next five years quake proofing homes it was good times
If the newport inglewood fault popped a 6 to 7 t would not be pretty either that fault brought you the 33 long beach quake
I have this fear that one day, after a monster rain storm on top of the Puente Hills Landfill, there will be the big earthquake, and all that trash goes into liquefaction and the hillside fails, swallowing up the 60 freeway and Congressman Calderon’s (D) office along the north side of the 60.
Speaking of things seismic, Why I am reminded, dunno, but we used to live right there in Avocado Heights. In 2006 IIRC, one of the strangest things I ever saw, wife and I young boys were at McDonalds on Valley Blvd at Workman Mill road.
This McDonalds has step-down into the dining area. While we were waiting for our order, we heard the sound of bricks klinking together. We looked down into the dining area and we saw the brick tiles folding upwards slow-motion along a crack line the entire length of the dining area.
Whoa! Maybe there was fault line right there?
It’s Bush’s FAULT.
(Can’t believe I said it first on this thread...)
I give this an 8 on the honking hoot scale...
.5 Quake On Puente Hills Thrust Fault Could [Could] Be Disastrous
Save yourself and get the AM to change it.
He tried, no response.
Ive never heard that term before(Scared the Pelosi out of me LOL) but I may have to steal that one from you :) quakes that happen during the day don’t scare me much, especially the one a few days ago, even though people in La Habra felt it real bad, for me it was more like being on a boat, like a swaying motion, after all Im about 40 miles away so its far enough
Now Northridge, even though Im about 40 minutes away(On a good day when its not heavy traffic) damn that was a horrible quake, if that had happened during the day the death toll would have been in the hundreds for sure. The Kaiser Permanente parking lot on Cadillac and La Cienaga buckled, my Mom had an appt that day she would have been in that parking lot. CSUN, the parking lot also buckled, my brother went to that school during that time, imagine all the people in the parking lot in both locations. I still remember how the Northridge Fashion Center looked after wards, they had to rebuild the entire thing..we lost our fireplace but that was nothing compared to what others lost
They went out for refreshments.
Yellowstone is moving & shaking too. This morning had a 5.1.
I’m quite familiar with Turnbull Canyon. We used to live a mile from it.
Studies show that the National Death Rate is holding steady at 100%.
The quote: “ - - - A magnitude-7.5 earthquake along that fault COULD prove more catastrophic - - - “ is just USGS hype to get more funding from The Obamanation. [Caps are mine.]
Coulda, woulda and shoulda are NOT on the Richter Scale.
Small earthquakes are good in that stresses are relieved frequently, thus reducing the odds of “the big one” occurring soon.
That is where I learned to drive. Back then it was a stick shift only. Live in Memphis for a lot of years. Making me homesick.
According to someone on another quake thread, these 5s are good because they release the tension that could build up to a 7. Sounds logical.
My grandpa lived in Cali his whole life. He used to say that as long as there were ‘small’ quakes, there won’t be a be one.
USGS doesn’t agree. Guess we’ll find out.
Women and minorities hardest hit.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
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