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Unread 09-15-2022, 11:29 PM   #1
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Dang Earthquake

Got a crack in my Silestone countertops. We had a 4.4 and 4.3 back to back Tuesday - been through a bunch of earthquakes over my 50+ years here, including the Loma Prieta 7.1 (far away).....none have been as violent as this 4.4, epicenter 3 miles away. Loud and violent....think train running into a house, that was the sound as she shook. Anyway, not a "big" quake, but enough to crack my quartz countertops. It was pretty scary.
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Unread 09-16-2022, 07:04 AM   #2
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Wow, enough to crack a counter top, that must have been unsettling. I'd guess you'll find more damage, hopefully just cosmetic.

I remember when an earthquake rocked Virginia back in 2011. A 5.8'er, centered about 90 miles from where I am. No damage to my home, except some framed art falling off walls, but it sure did put the scared into a lot of people. Very surprised the 22' brick chimney didn't come down.
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Unread 09-16-2022, 08:25 AM   #3
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Hmpf! Pretty clearly installer error if you axe me.

Glad we don't usually have them there earthquake thingees here, everything being bigger in Texas and all.
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Unread 09-16-2022, 10:42 PM   #4
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Like a train running into a house?! Yeah, that does sound scary!

Do you guys need some sort of special earthquake insurance, or is damage like this covered by your regular homeowner’s insurance?

And I have to ask: are earthquakes known by the state of California to cause cancer?

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Went through the Northridge earthquake in 94' as a kid and had PTSD for about 6 months every time the AC kicked on, or a loud car drove by. One weird thing our family talked about after the fact was our dog went under the coffee table the night before the quake, she NEVER went under anything or slept under anything. We all remember trying to get her to come out and she just sat there.

Now I just have to worry about tornadoes...
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We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It happened at 6 am and I do remember the rumble and all the things falling off the shelves in my bedroom. My uncle lived near where it was centered and he said his bed slid from wall to wall.
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Too bad we can’t have just finished dumping a self-leveling cement pour when a quake hits.
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