Earthquake

John Clifford

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Question: what about:
1. Sylmar - 1971
2. Catalina Channel - New Years Day 1979
3. Palm Springs - July 1986
4. Whittier Narrows - September 1, 1987
5. Off Coast of Huntington Beach - November 19, 1988
6. Malibu Bay - January 18, 1989
7. Landers / Big Bear - June 28, 1992; and
8. Northridge - January 17, 1994.

In each of those strong earthquakes, the ship must have bobbed up and down in her berth.
She made it through, though I am not certain how she would have fared in a quake similar to that which struck the Long Beach area in, I believe, 1933.
That quake was along the Inglewood-Newport fault, and caused many structures to partially or fully collapse.
 

Joe Russo

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We just had a 5.8 earthquake here which was centered near Chino Hills. Should have been strong in Long Beach. Would be interesting to hear if the ship moved at all. Anyone hear of anything?
 

John Clifford

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The Queen Mary has been through many a "shaker" out here in LA:
SYLMAR: 1971
NEW YEAR'S DAY: 1979
WHITTIER NARROWS: 1987
HUNTINGTON BEACH: 1988
MALIBU: 1989
LANDERS/BIG BEAR: 1992 and
NORTHRIDGE: 1994.

I'm sure the owners are doing integrity and structural checks, right now, but I am certain the ship is okay.
More likely, the nerves of many of us were impacted much more (I was here in my office, on the 8th Floor of our building; we had a good bit of "rock and roll").
 

Jerry Nuovo

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John,If I ever had to move to Southern California,the Queen Mary would be the only place or ship in Southern California where I would move to.Though the monthly rent could be very expensive.When I was there in California after the NY to LA segment of the 2006 QE2 World Cruise I spent the night aboard the Queen Mary in a inside cabin for about $125.So $125 x 30 would come to $3,750 a month.Well to be honest I really do not see myself moving to the Queen Mary in Long Beach,California from Northern New Jersey anytime soon anyway.Though I would still like to go back to Southern California to visit the Queen Mary.Definately in a few years time I will do the NY to LA segment of the Queen Victoria's World Cruise.Then disembark off the Queen Victoria in LA to this time spend not 1 night but 2 nights aboard the Queen Mary. Jerry
 

Joe Russo

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I just spoke with guest information at the Queen Mary and they said that there was some shaking, but it wasn't very bad due to the ship being on the water and also being a ship (made for motion).
They said that there was no damage.
 

James Smith

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Doesn't the QM now have a fair amount of sediment under her - to the point that she is really now resting on sediment? If, so, then this earthen jolt could have caused some structural damage....

No; I don't think so. I understand that divers still go down there periodically to make (rather cursory) inspections of the ship's bottom.

--Jim