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Anton
03-28-2013, 08:11 PM
Living in California... I'm wondering if anyone has experienced knives coming off their mag strips during/after an earthquake, and what the knife aftermath may have been, if any, from that drop..

ecchef
03-28-2013, 11:21 PM
We only get small quakes here, but the mag strips in the kitchen haven't failed yet.

JBroida
03-28-2013, 11:28 PM
Being that I too am in venice and my store has a bunch of magbloks, we haven't had any trouble in the past 2 years ( more if you consider how long we've had them at home )

Anton
03-29-2013, 03:38 PM
Jon, thank you. I'll sleep better now...


Being that I too am in venice and my store has a bunch of magbloks, we haven't had any trouble in the past 2 years ( more if you consider how long we've had them at home )

swarfrat
03-29-2013, 04:30 PM
It's been a lot longer than two years since the west side had a good sized rumble.

I'd feel a lot more comfortable with the idea if people in the Valley during the Northridge quake or the Bay Area during Loma Prieta reported everything on their mag blocks stayed put.



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El Pescador
03-29-2013, 07:30 PM
We had a decent rumble a couple of weeks ago and my knives didn't even move. I use an Ikea knife bar with some cork tape onver the top so my knives don't get scratched.

swarfrat
03-29-2013, 08:22 PM
That's good to hear.

I'm guessing it was the Anza quake on the 11th. It was a 4.7, fairly strong.

It was out in the boondocks, though. By the time it reached the metro areas of LA, OC and SD it had calmed down quite a bit.

Marko Tsourkan
03-29-2013, 10:46 PM
It won't fail provided you have a decent magnetic pull on a surface of the block.

wenus2
03-29-2013, 10:56 PM
It won't fail provided you have a decent magnetic pull.

... And a solid home foundation. :)

Marko Tsourkan
03-29-2013, 10:57 PM
... And a solid home foundation. :)

yes, I should have said, unless your crumble.

Chef Doom
03-30-2013, 12:34 AM
I would worry more about an exorcism than an earthquake.