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San Diego Marks 150th Anniversary of Biggest Quake


Environment  (tags: earthquakes, humans )

Mm
- 687 days ago - utsandiego.com
Most earthquakes that shake San Diego originate far beyond the City...But, on May 27, 1862 a 5.9-6.0 Quake that appears to to have started on or near North Island let loose. Not alive to see this one, but did see one that cause the pavement to ripple!



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Michael M. (58)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 3:43 pm
One in 67 or so caused the power poles in Mission Beach to wave like a political candidate - it was not easy to stand up for that one. Such a one as the 1862 quake should cause the 3 San Onofre nuke plants to crack nicely. They DO look like eggs.
 

Mm M. (444)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 11:40 pm
Ummm Michael...that would be worse than Shake, Rattle and Roll...more like Pancakes!!! and yes EGGS!
 

Val R. (208)
Monday May 28, 2012, 6:30 am
Noted - lived through the Northridge one.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:19 am
Noted and Thanx Mm :-0 Lived in CA for 12 years and only experienced tremors, still a little bit unnerving !
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 10:58 am
Thanks.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 2:02 pm
thx!
 
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