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Did You Feel It, Dave?

Discussion in 'GoldBase' started by GibbousWaxing, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. GibbousWaxing Member

    Just because today is April 18...

    A special day for Californians...

    Are all your preparations in place, Dave?

    Happy Earthquake Day!
  2. GibbousWaxing Member

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  3. GibbousWaxing Member

    Yes, it was only 1.2. Hardly worth mentioning.
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37380656#general_summary

    Just a little reminder that the earth beneath your home is still active. That faint "ting-ting-ting-ting-ting" sound of the glass on your desk lightly bumping against the bottle is trying to tell you something. Pay attention.

    You know how the hills rise so steeply right behind Gilman Hot Springs, looking over a perfectly flat valley? You know what that steep rise is? Earthquake scarp, they call it. Created by tectonic forces.

    You can see this kind of formation all up and down California.

    And at the edge of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, among other places.

    Say...what does make your hot springs hot? I've been wondering about that for a while.
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  4. RightOn Member

    Dave is prolly soaked in Scotch, he can't feel anything
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  5. GibbousWaxing Member

    A little wake-up jiggle around six-ish.
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37390456#general_summary

    Just 1.3. Nothing like the 7.8 they had off the coast of Japan a couple hours earlier. Looks like your luck is holding so far. Oh, this is interesting!

    If you look at where the epicenter is on Google Earth (and the USGS has a great KML file for just this purpose - go ahead and download it), it looks like the quake happened right under the Metropolitan Water District tunnel that runs from Soboba Road, right next door to you, really, to Esperanza Avenue in Cabazon. You do know about this tunnel, right? I imagine sometimes late at night you hear the water rushing through, deep under the mountain, don't you?

    Anyway, this tunnel was built back in the 1930's, the old-fashioned way, with picks and shovels and muscle and blood.

    And dynamite, yes, that too. And while the men were digging and blasting their way through San Jacinto Mountain, they ran into numerous faults and a huge underground aquifer that nobody knew was there, which flooded the place and caused all kinds of chaos and delays and who knows what. Wasted a bunch of water, too, but nobody much cared about that because the tunnel was going to bring Colorado River water to Southern California and make some people very rich. Which it eventually did.

    So, I'm thinking, what would a larger earthquake do in that particular location? I'm no geologist, so I won't post my speculations here. You could think about it, though.

    And what does make your hot springs hot, anyway? I might have to read up on that.
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  6. Quentinanon Member

    And that tunnel connects to Area 51, where the Grays use it to conduct surveillance and active measures operations beneath the Int Base.
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  7. GibbousWaxing Member

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  8. Quentinanon Member

    Yesterday, the Grays installed a new, more powerful tunnel borer from Marcab.
    10 a.m. corresponds to when they started work Sunday morning (a little late from last night's hangover)
    and 1:30 p.m. corresponds to when they resumed work after lunch.
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  9. GibbousWaxing Member

    Tuesday night - late - what was that?
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37225703#general_summary

    Only a 2.4, but .down the road, just past the hang-glider place. You know where that is. On the Claremont fault.

    Which happens to be the exact, same fault your home is built on.

    If you're still spending any time there, that is. I'm thinking Florida is lovely this time of year.

    Sinkhole season must be nearly over, eh?
  10. mark habian Member

    the grays ?
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  12. konrad2 Member

    With the help of psychs and big pharma of course!
  13. Quentinanon Member

    And encouraged by German Intelligence.
  14. GibbousWaxing Member

    Knock, knock! Are you at home, Captain Miscavige, Sir?

    I just wanted to tell you that there were two more earthquakes epicentered very near to the Int Base today. The first one, a 2.4, occurred at dinnertime just off the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and the Ramona Expressway. Why if I stand on that spot, I can see your house from here! (Well, not your house, actually, but the Upper Reservoir, that monstrous water tank that looms over your entire compound.) Here, check it out:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37247783#general_summary

    The second, though smaller at only 1.6, was a bit closer, so you might be forgiven if you thought it was larger than it was when it rattled your dessert dishes.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37247855#general_summary

    Oh, by the way, I've heard some rumours that you might be planning to abandon this base. Assuming that's true, why on Earth would you want to do a thing like that? This place has EVERYTHING! (And I'm sorry, I keep forgetting to find out what makes your hot springs hot. Maybe you could put one of your own people on it, as I obviously can't be relied upon to get it done.)

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