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Old 04-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #22411
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I hate being shaken out of bed by earth quakes. Not fun at all.
6 on the Ricter scale, with the epicenter only 26km away from here. No damage but it's scary knowing there is nothing you can do to stop it...


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Old 04-13-2013, 02:05 AM   #22412
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Oh my! Hadn't heard about this one! Bet you are even more motivated to get out of there!
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:31 AM   #22413
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In '71 I survived the San Fernando quake (6.6) living just a few miles from the epicenter. Emptied all our shelves but did no structural damage.

In '94 I was visiting some friends in L.A., just in time for the Northridge Quake (6.7) that did so much damage to that side of L.A

In '95, a quake registering 7.2 just about flattened the city of Kobe, an hours drive from where I was living. Again, emptied all our shelves, knocked over chairs, did no structural damage to our house, but wiped out all the windows in the University I was teaching at, and cracked a few walls.

I'm getting tired of earthquakes.


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Old 04-13-2013, 05:02 AM   #22414
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In '71 I survived the San Fernando quake (6.6) living just a few miles from the epicenter. Emptied all our shelves but did no structural damage.

In '94 I was visiting some friends in L.A., just in time for the Northridge Quake (6.7) that did so much damage to that side of L.A

In '95, a quake registering 7.2 just about flattened the city of Kobe, an hours drive from where I was living. Again, emptied all our shelves, knocked over chairs, did no structural damage to our house, but wiped out all the windows in the University I was teaching at, and cracked a few walls.

I'm getting tired of earthquakes.
You need to live somewhere that's further from the tectonic plate edges. Or at least where they're not moving so much!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:08 AM   #22415
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In '71 I survived the San Fernando quake (6.6) living just a few miles from the epicenter. Emptied all our shelves but did no structural damage.

In '94 I was visiting some friends in L.A., just in time for the Northridge Quake (6.7) that did so much damage to that side of L.A

In '95, a quake registering 7.2 just about flattened the city of Kobe, an hours drive from where I was living. Again, emptied all our shelves, knocked over chairs, did no structural damage to our house, but wiped out all the windows in the University I was teaching at, and cracked a few walls.

I'm getting tired of earthquakes.


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And to think I was considering inviting you to visit our place....
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #22416
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Earth quakes seem to follow me around. Perhaps me visiting ANYWHERE isn't a good idea. I was in Thailand for the big tsunami that killed thousands, in Japan for the tsunami that killed thousands...

Maybe I'm an X-Man and just haven't learned how to control my powers? Where is Dr. Xavier when we need him?


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Old 04-13-2013, 09:02 AM   #22417
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I know a thing or two about earthquakes. Southern California had a bunch for 4-6 point ones when I was there. I felt the Loma Prieta Quake (world series) quake in Stockton. I have felt quakes in Michigan and Virginia.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #22418
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We leave almost next to the church tower and since earlier this week they changed the tune played every quarter past and before the full hour to "La Donna e Mobile" (just the tune of those 4 words) and since then I have that song in my head! It isn't as annoying as when they played the theme tune to a popular soap opera every half past the full hour but it's getting there!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #22419
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We leave almost next to the church tower and since earlier this week they changed the tune played every quarter past and before the full hour to "La Donna e Mobile" (just the tune of those 4 words) and since then I have that song in my head! It isn't as annoying as when they played the theme tune to a popular soap opera every half past the full hour but it's getting there!
I'm not a Christian, but there seems to be something sacrilegious about playing a tune from soap opera on a church bell!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #22421
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In Japan, all announcements are made after playing Westminster Chimes. ALL announcements... There are a LOT of announcements made in Japan... Train stations, department stores, schools, etc. I used to love the Westminster chimes...


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Old 04-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #22422
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In Japan, all announcements are made after playing Westminster Chimes. ALL announcements... There are a LOT of announcements made in Japan... Train stations, department stores, schools, etc. I used to love the Westminster chimes...
You've reminded me of a childhood rhyme. I wonder if it was widespread?


Ding, dong, ding dong
Your head's gone wrong
Two screws are loose
Your head's no use


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Old 04-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #22423
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I'm not a Christian, but there seems to be something sacrilegious about playing a tune from soap opera on a church bell!
I don't know if the tower is still officially part of the church. The (unfinished) nave between the tower and church was destroyed by a tornado over 300 years ago. The tourist board takes care of the tower, not the church (both are customers at our store), and although they often work together I think they are two different organizations.

Other tunes often chosen for time keeping are songs from Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music. On Saturday morning the carillon player always plays live. When there is a holiday it plays that type of music, when there isn't a holiday soon the player selects the music. Last year we got a new carrilon player and she selects much more popular tunes than her predecessor. I think a couple of weeks ago she played Lady Gaga!

Also once a month there is a carillon concert, often the carillon player plays in duet with other musicians or even a dj.
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My secondary school used that tune to signal the start and end of classes and it was also used to start and end announcements over the speaker system. Announcements in public place are usually preceded by a two or three tone chime.
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