Friday, June 30, 2017

End of Gloomy June Photos

Too much sun, as if there is such a thing!

Front Gate and Wisteria
A marsh pond on a sunny day

Cirrus, Halo, Sundog, and hints of a Parhelic Circle
The view from the Top of Trinidad Head looking north

A little earthquake shake-up on June 11th

A slightly bigger earthquake on June 24th
Yes, we live in earthquake country! These are small, but they definitely give us a jolt and a good shake-up call. The blue dot on the map shows where we live and how close we were to the epicenter.

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad you got some photos of sunny days amidst all that gloom. When you do have sun, it always puts on a spectacular display!
    I am glad the quakes were minor. Do they ever happen offshore, and if so, does the geology of the ocean floor protect you from tsunamis?

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    1. CCorax-- It's true, when that sun is out...WOW! Oh yes, the earthquakes happen offshore. We are just outside a tsunami zone here. In fact we often joke that we sure hope that big wave knows how to read those tsunami zone road signs. LOL!

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  2. Nothing gloomy about those amazing shots!! Had not heard about the quakes and am always amazed at how calmly you all take the shake ups. Guess it is what one gets use to.

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    1. Patti-- Those sunny days were few and far between. The earthquakes were smallish, but we definitely felt them. Both Roger and I have been in very large quakes: Sylmar Quake of 1971, a 6.7; and Loma Prieta of 1989, a 6.9. Really damaging, headline-sized earthquakes.

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  3. Great clouds! It must be weird to feel earthquakes on a somewhat of a regular basis. I've felt a couple. That's enough for me.

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    1. Sharon-- It really is a bit weird to feel earthquakes. We wait to see if it's going to get any bigger, or calm down. Glad you liked the cloud pics!

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  4. As always, nice photos. Got some good sunshine going there.

    Keep a rockin' with those quakes. As long as no one or thing is hurt or damaged, I enjoy the ride. We get some hum dingers up here and living in a log cabin we get some shaking going. Always funny to watch the pups wondering what's going on.

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    1. Dave-- I wish we had more sunshine than we've had these past few months. It's been bleak. We also enjoy the ride, as long as no one is hurt and nothing is damaged. It's quite a thing to feel the earth quake.

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  5. So glad to see you received some sun. If you have any to spare could you please send it up this way???
    Lovely photos Robin, your wisteria is beautiful.
    Stay safe!
    Robin

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    1. Robin-- I think I could count on one hand how many sunny days we had in June. Sigh. But when that sun does shine, we always rejoice! Yes, I'll share our sunshine with you! Glad you liked the photos.

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  6. I am glad the gloom has diminished, at least for the time being! Didn't the area north of you get hit with a real killer quake back in the early '60s? I always think of that part of the California coast as earthquake territory. Glad these were small ones, in any event!

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    1. Or was it a tsunami from the Anchorage quake? That might be what I'm thinking of...

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    2. Steve-- Oh the 1964 Alaska quake. That was an unbelievable earthquake. It was a 9.2, and I remember reading somewhere that it shook for several minutes. There was a tsunami in Crescent City, which is about 80 miles north of us. There have been large earthquakes here. I remember back in 2010 when we were living in the Sierra foothills, about 200 miles inland, I felt a slight tremor of a quake. Yup, a 6.5 here on the coast. We do shake it up here in California.

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  7. Amazing blue skies and waters.

    In the early 1990s we were almost moving to Tokyo, contracts were signed and ready to be sent off. That night I watched a tv documentary about earthquakes in Japan and we looked at the other offers instead. A few years later, in safe and sound Germany, we were woken by an earthquake, and it has not been the only one. They tend to be small and noisy, like a truck running into your house.
    Now our daughter is living in NZ and has experienced several massive quakes, she is so blase about it, I could laugh (if I could).

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    1. Sabine-- The interesting thing about earthquakes unlike other earthly disasters is that there is no warning. BAM, it starts, and you never know when it's going to end. It's a bit disconcerting to know a big one is inevitable here. But we look around at our house and think, well it's been through a huge 6.5 just a few years ago, I guess we'll be okay. Yeah, pretty blase.

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  8. the big thing is making sure a person's house is bolted to its foundation. We have also put cords to fasten bookcases back to the wall. Oregon is due for a super quake or rather overdue. I've been in several quakes, one where I dropped to my knees as I felt I'd fall over if I didn't. Some get sick from them but so far they don't do that for me, just always wonder when that big one will come.

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    1. Rain-- How interesting, I never think of Oregon having quakes, and yet of course, it makes sense. And not only that, that Cascadia Subduction zone is ready for another whopper of a slide. Nice idea to fasten the bookcases to the wall. We may have to do that. The big one will get here.

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  9. Great end of month photos. Been trying to grow some wisteria myself but will be up the wall of the house. You might like to know the equipment we have at work is sensitive enough to pick up the earthquake's you have there

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    1. Bill-- Wow! You really surprised us with that information about the equipment you have there. We would LOVE to know more.

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