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Old 04-26-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Earthquakes in Reno

There have been hundreds of minor earthquakes a few miles northwest of Reno in the last few weeks, and I just saw that a warning has been issued that residents should prepare for a major incident, possibly a magnitude 6 or greater.

We are about 60 miles south of that area and have not noticed any of the quakes, which have registered as high as a 4.7 last night. Fortunately, our home is off the valley floor on very stable rock. About 15 years ago we had a magnitude 6.0 about 15 miles from here, and we had no damage. Those people living on the valley floor weren't so fortunate as the sediments liquified and magnified the effect of the quake.

Considering the frequency of the temblors, and the forecast, the people in Renomust be on edge, and I have a great deal of sympathy for them. Fortunately, the majority of the temblors have been below the threshold where we can feel them, but it still has to be unsettling, to say the least.

Sharon and I have discussed some of the basic precautions and actions that we'll take should there be a major quake. Our only utility that must be shut down is electricity. That protects our water supply in case of damage and eliminates any source of ignition. The Montana becomes our shelter, and we have generators and fuel to provide power for several days.

We hope there won't be a major quake, but who knows? At least we've got the resources and have done basic planning for survival.

Have you?

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Old 04-26-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear that you've had so many earthquakes near you. It is certainly best you be prepared. As should all of us. Good advice. We keep talking about getting prepared. I know that our Monty also would become our shelter. We do keep it fairly well stocked. We could be self sufficient for a few days. At least long enough for basic services to be restored.

Thanks for reminder and we hope you don't have any significant events up your way.

Dennis and Mary Kay
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Bob, Let's hope you won't need the Montana for shelter, only good times.....Be safe my friend....
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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I've been reading about the earthquakes and all the aftershocks. Let's hope, like Phil said, you won't need the Montana for shelter. Be careful!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
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Bob & Sharon, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your neighbors. Hopefuly, there won't be any serious quakes. With your experience, I know you are ready.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:53 PM   #6
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Being prepared and having a plan is key! The other thing to have on hand is ready cash in case the ATMs go on the fritz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Robin and Doug
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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Glad you are prepared, as we all should be. It is a good reminder to get going on our emergency bag!! Take care and we will see you down the road someday.
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