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    Magnetic Strips and Earthquakes

    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..

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    We only get small quakes here, but the mag strips in the kitchen haven't failed yet.
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    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 )

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    Jon, thank you. I'll sleep better now...

    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    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 )

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    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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    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.
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    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.

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    It won't fail provided you have a decent magnetic pull on a surface of the block.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    It won't fail provided you have a decent magnetic pull.
    ... And a solid home foundation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    ... And a solid home foundation.
    yes, I should have said, unless your crumble.


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