[LMB] LISTBIZ: Any listees near Melbourne?

baur baur baur at chello.at
Thu Sep 23 10:22:34 BST 2021


what is a reverse floorplan house? 

my mind keeps insisiting to come up with pictiures of upside down houses .. 

servus

markus 
> A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> hat am 23.09.2021 10:58 geschrieben:
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> On Sep 23, 2021, at 12:09 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I was driving to school in Santa Cruz when the Loma Prieta earthquake
> > happened. I thought my tires had wobbled off.then I saw the dust coming off
> > t he bridge before me. Fascinating times.
> > 
> >> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 11:46 PM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
> >> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> >> 
> >> I know it was a 5.9, and the damage was deemed minor.
> >> 
> >> Hope any of you in the area were no more than inconvenienced! You can
> >> blame Miss Fisher & Dr Blake mysteries for my bits of geographical
> >> knowledge around Melbourne. I tend to see where places are on a map.
> >> 
> >> When the Whittier Narrows quake hit in 1987, also a 5.9,
> 
> That day, I was home, in Soquel, in a reverse-floorplan house which had been featured in a divorce case when it was under construction. My uphill neighbor, building his house, feaming the second level,  had just barely set foot on the ground when it struck. Good timing!
> 
> We had a new phone exchange, so it was the 19th before we had a dial tone. It was quite the night! I put down padding in the middle-story hallway (the basement was below) hoping to sleep, but the stronger aftershocks kept that from happening. Once Mithril found me, she stuck to me like glue.
> 
> For those not familiar with that Fun Ride, it was a 6.9, down from an initial 7.1. Start time was 5:04pm PDT 17th October 1989. I’ve lived in CA most of my life, and it was the largest one I’ve experienced.
> 
> Kurt, working in Cupertino for Apple—he started in early August— was on the North American plate, and I was on the Pacific plate. As I was going over Hwy 17 one day, I realized I was crossing a plate boundary, and that in the event of a major quake, we would likely be on separate plates, which is what happened.
> 
> He tried coming over Hwys 9, 152, and 1, thinking 17 would be closed, but after a night sleeping in his car in the parking lot at work, 17 was the only one open. What he experienced in Cupertino and what I experienced in Soquel were not at all the same, as the substrate on the plates were different. I think we were relatively equidistant to the plate boundary between us.
> 
> You did know I’m a tectonics geek, right? 
> 
> While Iceland might be a possible place I’d settle, nearby subduction zones (Pacific Northwest of the US/British Columbia in Canada, any coastal area of Alaska) are right out. The volcanoes are just icing on my aversion.
> 
> I visited the US Geological Society (USGS) the day before, to see where the local faults were. 
> 
> On clearer days now, I face NE from my bedroom window, and see separate mountain ranges with the Hayward fault running between them. In the East (SF) Bay, quite a lot of infrastructure, vital businesses, and schools are directly on the fault. Not much farther east are the Calaveras faults, which separated from the San Andreas somewhere near Hollister.
> 
> A. Marina Fournier
> saffronrose at me.com
> Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
> Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
> Sent from iFionnghuala
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