from what I remember the KSBW could not get permission to build the antenna on Mt. Madonna
possibly due to it being public lands. so they got permission to build the antenna on some private land
right adjacent to it.
Originally Posted by 888CALLFCC
So does anyone know how this Sacramento tower is built for earthquake rating?
From the freeway, it looks top heavy. Sutro is supposed to have a concrete base over rated for the tower structure it supports.
Walnut Grove is less than 50 miles from the Hayward fault.
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was felt in Sacramento. (Far away from Santa Cruz)
Some day .....
..... Hopefully not in my lifetime.
Well, the fault is a 10 minute walk from here. I'm doomed.
it is funny you mention quakes. as a amateur geologist ( i like to think of myself as one)
from my studies we are well over due!
what I mean, the last big quake the SAF (san andreas fault) moved 13 feet.
that was 1906. it did not move during the loma prieta quake...a pre shock in my opinion.
the SAF stores up movement at 2.2" a year. do the math, it is over 19 feet of movement is stored up.
it will be big! I was about 5 miles from the loma quake by the way a bird flies near LG.
now worse news about the SAF. the area at the grapevine (I-5) south of bakersfield the Fort Tejon section of it.
1857 was the last big one; 23 feet movement. today it has 28 feet on movement stored up.
now even worse news about the SAF the government does not want you to know as it might
cause movement out of Ca. and lower property prices...
the area south of Palmsprings Ca. last time it moved was well over 500 years ago and last movement was 50 feet.
so that means it has well over 92 feet of movement stored up. now as for south of the Salton Sea area is under water so it can not be checked!?!?
now the real big disturbing thing to me. if you add all that movement and any one triggered the other.
with three sections+, well as one geologist reported, "it will be a duzzie."
by my estimates about 10.5 or bigger as the whole coast will move.
not much in Ca. will not feel it as a guess of 30+ minutes of shaking.
any house near the SAF will fall apart or fall over, but I feel most people will survive.