Wednesday, August 12th, 1998 | 6:01 pm and filed in stuff.
Heh, and I thought ReBirth Really Rocks!
Living in California, USA, one has the opportunity of experiencing nature’s own Superphat SubSonic Basslines which literally “Rocks the House”!!! This morning i was rocked out of bed by an Earthquake!
Looking at the Earthquake data, and from personal experience, this is an analogy of what it felt like this morning: Imagine a 5Hz Sine wave filtered down gradually opening up with the filter resonance rising to a peak very quickly. Now imagine this tone pumping through 54000 watts of power, hehe
Most Importantly! no equipment was damaged! and power and utilities have not been severed. All systems are still go!
Anyways, the media likes to hype up these kind of events and make it sound like there was some kind of major disaster, and it’s kind of funny to see national news raising a bunch of hype about the small humble community of San Juan Bautista, where i reside. But the effects of the earthquake are not as severe as many people might be led to beleive. (no bridges collapsing or sky rises tumbling down, no buckling roadways, no derailing trains, or any other phenomena associated with major natural disasters)
Basically this earthquake was centered directly below where i live;-) This information on the internet is amazing! Here’s a report on the quake from the US Geological Survey, who has a seismic sensor on my property used for triangulating the location of earthquakes:
|== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==|
|Rapid Earthquake Location Service U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California U.C. Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, Berkeley, California|
|USGS A MODERATE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 07:10 AM PDT Wednesday, Aug 12, 1998.|
|THE MAGNITUDE 5.3 (ML) EVENT IS LOCATED 7 MILES SSE OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA THE HYPOCENTRAL DEPTH IS 5.6 MILES.|
|Event Date & Time : 08/12/1998 07:10:25 AM PDT 08/12/1998 14:10:25 UTC Location : 36.7548 N, 121.4637 W : (36 deg. 45.29 min. N, 121 deg. 27.82 min. W)|
PRINCIPAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
|Magnitude : 5.4 ML|
|Depth : 9.0 km. deep ( 5.6 miles)|
|12 km ( 7 miles) SSE (147 degrees) of San Juan Bautista, CA|
|12 km ( 8 miles) SSW (207 degrees) of Hollister, CA|
|19 km ( 12 miles) ENE ( 63 degrees) of Salinas, CA
(btw if you ever surfed to www.propellerheads.com, this is the city where the High School is located)
ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
|number of phases : 250 rms
misfit : 0.19 seconds
azimuthal gap : 35 degrees
distance to nearest station : 4. km In region 2 (006) SAN JUAN BAUTISTA
Some Notes about how to protect your equipment in situations of earthquakes:
Don’t stack up your gear too high, try to keep it below 5ft. This keep the center of gravity low to the ground, making it less likely to topple over.
I have some keyboards on ultimate support systems single pier stands which have held up with no problems in earthquakes. Other Keyboards on Quick-loc stands which are also in good shape.
Most importantly, insurance on your gear, just incase it’s really bad
well, back to rocking with ReBirth:-)