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Posted 06 July 2019 - 12:56 AM

This latest series of earthquakes isn't actually on the San Andreas fault--they're just north of where it takes an abrupt job to the west north of Los Angeles.

Maybe, just maybe, the tectonic boundary is transitioning east of the Sierras.

https://www.wired.co...-andreas-fault/
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:08 AM

Lex Luther is involved.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:16 AM

View PostGeorge Rowell, on 06 July 2019 - 02:08 AM, said:

Lex Luther is involved.

No, Elon Musk. The new fault points right toward the Tesla plant.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:32 AM

View PostGeorge Rowell, on 06 July 2019 - 02:08 AM, said:

Lex Luther is involved.

LuthOR. In the TV shows, always pronounced with the stress on the last syllable, rhyming with "law".

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:21 AM

Come off it, you are pedantic Rich T. Anyway, I am not alone.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 01:56 PM

Ridgecrest area has always been seismically active. If I recall, it's where several active faults intersect. Driving over the infamous 'Palmdale bulge' in the freeway close to there is definitely noticeable. And the strata in road-cuts look like pretzels. Interesting area in that respect, but I sure wouldn't want to live there. Not only because of possible earthquakes, but because it is the most uninteresting desert.

We felt the one last night here on the coast. It was long and slow-rolling so you could tell it was both very large.. and far away. It even got the cats' attention. Nothing major here, but pictures hanging on the walls swayed a bit.

When I tried to find any on-line news about it, within minutes USGS posted "7.1, near Ridgecrest" with a map. Pretty impressive compared to 'the old days'.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:46 PM

View PostGeorge Rowell, on 06 July 2019 - 02:08 AM, said:

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Anyone here in the US knows that it's the "fault" of librul demo-rats and their socialist ideas. Their treason and godlessness is to the point where the almighty is sending them earthquakes to warn them to repentance.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:08 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 06 July 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

Anyone here in the US knows that it's the "fault" of librul demo-rats and their socialist ideas. Their treason and godlessness is to the point where the almighty is sending them earthquakes to warn them to repentance.

As it turns out, most of Ridgecrest in in Kevin McCarthy's congressional district. So yeah, maybe they are being asked to repent!
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:48 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 06 July 2019 - 05:51 PM, said:

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I thought it was from all that icky gay sex stuff.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:54 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 06 July 2019 - 05:51 PM, said:

The Almighty is known to have terrible aim.

True. If the earthquake were centered in Fresno, it could have punished McCarthy's and Nunes's voters.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM

Have you ever wondered why, if the problem is gay sex, the tornadoes and hurricanes keep hitting the Bible Belt?

Aim. Eyesight dims with age, and after thousands of years ...
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

Have you ever wondered why, if the problem is gay sex, the tornadoes and hurricanes keep hitting the Bible Belt?

Because the Bible Belt is where people get all hot and bothered about gay sex.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:51 PM

When political parties are hard polarized we have to make distinct choices. In Aus. we have wagon loads of painted gays in parades with effigies of penises and rainbow colors flying, in turn taunted by pseudo military supremacists. Sydney is the gay capital of the World. If you have a middle view about being gay then you are a gay apologist. Same with immigration, unless you want the flood gates open you are racist. Well there is a middle ground and that is where I am. I don't feel sick when I see the rainbow Barclays bank sign, I just think it is unnecessary. I will NOT be manipulated by extremism wherever it comes from or live that fake framework.

There is one group that benefits from radicalization and these are global companies, the owners of which live far away from the madding crowd.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:36 PM

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Have you ever wondered why, if the problem is gay sex, the tornadoes and hurricanes keep hitting the Bible Belt?

And if California is such a den of inequity, why did this earthquake hit where it did? That Ridgecrest is God-forsaken terrain is no coincidence.

Then again, it might be like testing atomic bombs on Bikini Atoll - just practice.
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