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You know, I was just reading back over tmiddlebrooks posts, and again this comment stood out for me:
I stress, timing is everything, and thus why there is no current public data. New information if pouring in daily, however we're moving in the wrong direction.
I've always said that I question whether or not the public would be alerted even if the Government knew of something major about to happen on the coast. The main reason being political and economical. Could you imagine the fall-out? Just the mass evacuation and terror that would ensue.....the looting, crime, hysteria, other states being over-run with millions fleeing the coast. The stockmarket would crash, our fragile economy would tip....no. Our government couldn't risk it.. Better to let it happen and cut loses later. Seriously. Think about it.
I think that is what this statement is referring to. Just my opinion.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by kdog1982
On Sep 12, 2011, at 11:28 AM, xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Subject: UPDATE: Precautionary
As we follow the data, my discernment concludes the risk of an additional foreshock within the next 72 to 96 hours likely. Obviously, based on what we have witnessed in recent weeks. Again, supporting our discussion early today, in my opinion the main shock remains only subjectively imminent.
Would love to know your thoughts.
...There’s a lot of faults in that area, very complex geology,” Guarino said.
He said there were at least five aftershocks following the 1:47 p.m. main quake.
The earthquake Thursday produced about 178 times less energy than last week’s East Coast quake, a magnitude 5.8 centered in Virginia, Guarino said.
Guarino said the quake offers a reminder to the public to drop, cover and hold on in the event of a large quake and not run outside like many East Coast people did.
The quake occurred in a complicated network of faults near the intersection of the Banning and San Jacinto faults, she said.
“We’re normally not able to assign a fault to a quake that small, because so many faults could do it,” she said. “Most of them don’t have names anyway.”