Earthquake Warning?

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My wife and I were watching television yesterday around 4:27pm when the screen went black, the emergency alert system was beeping and a message in bright red came across the screen saying that there was an emergency warning for Santa Barbara County of an earthquake between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. We couldn't find anything on the news about this other than someone posted the same thing on Facebook. Did anyone else see that? We have never seen anything like that before and of course it made us very paranoid for the next three hours that the big one was coming.

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yourfakereality Sep 12, 2017 10:54 AM
Earthquake Warning?

Anyone with a coil of rope and a ladder can "get over"? Sorry, but in my estimation, less than 20% of humanity could scale a 50 foot vertical face without toe or hand holds - we're not talking about one of those "climbing" walls that have led most Millenials to believe they could summit Everest...

Flicka Sep 12, 2017 09:45 AM
Earthquake Warning?

DUCKY, We can "grow up" as soon as the head guy in the White House does.

a-1511522376 Sep 12, 2017 08:50 AM
Earthquake Warning?

My husband and I saw it and thought it was funny since it was obviously a mistake -- it was very specific about the warning being in effect from 4:27 to 7:27. I guess we could stop worrying at 7:28! I'm sure they meant flash flood warning for the burn areas.

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 05:43 PM
Earthquake Warning?

I watched tv last night, and there were MANY NWS warnings on tv that took over the audio. Pretty clear what was meant, but indeed, I did not see one that mentioned "earthquake." I already knew that T-storms were forecast. The warnings specified Cuyama, as the storms moved west from northern Vta county. Multiple sources of information are required to get through life in this day and age!

Ducky Sep 11, 2017 02:24 PM
Earthquake Warning?

It's fascinating to watch such a HUGE part of the population (especially a population that espouses inclusion so loquaciously!) become exactly that which they claim to hate so much. We really are repeating history.

ginger1 Sep 11, 2017 11:06 AM
Earthquake Warning?

Looks like some works needs to be done on the alert system. The evacuation alert was supposed to go to those in the burn areas near Santa Maria. Another alert was for flash flood from the line of thunderstorms. There were two: one for Santa Maria and one for Santa Barbara. The earthquake early warning system, if and when it ever is implemented, in it's current state, you'd get a few seconds or possibly as long a one or two minute "alert", They've had two systems working in Japan for 10 years now. Once again, the US is not the world leader in an important piece of technology, and our so-called president wants to defund the project. A decade has proven that even a few seconds warning can save lives. Not cost effective, according to Trump.

laughing Sep 11, 2017 01:59 PM
Earthquake Warning?

no he is our president last time i checked. lol

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 12:33 PM
Earthquake Warning?

It would be nice to see some growing up happening in the White House. Having adult leaders works a lot better than what we have now.

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 12:07 PM
Earthquake Warning?

Her lost-can we grow up and move on now, please...

Ducky Sep 11, 2017 12:07 PM
Earthquake Warning?

Her lost-can we grow up and move on now, please...

Ducky Sep 11, 2017 12:07 PM
Earthquake Warning?

Her lost-can we grow up and move on now, please...

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 11:29 AM
Earthquake Warning?

Cuts in early warning system are intended to save money to pay for the Wall that anyone with a ladder and a coil of rope can get over. Yup, cost effective indeed.

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 09:51 AM
Earthquake Warning?

It was a mistake - as reported on KEYT: http://www.keyt.com/news/thunderstorms-bring-watches-and-warnings-to-central-coast/619072549

a-1511522376 Sep 11, 2017 09:25 AM
Earthquake Warning?

Earthquake early warning systems are still in their infant stages, false alarms are to be expected.

4358ed Sep 11, 2017 09:23 AM
Earthquake Warning?

At that same time, I received an emergency warning of an "evacuation alert" for a potential flood situation in the Santa Maria area. However my wife told me that her emergency text read as an Earthquake warning.

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