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(CNN)   Today's magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks... southern Taiwan   (on.cnn.com) divider line 144
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2010-03-03 11:13:28 PM
This is all obviously the lead-up to Yellowstone going absolutely batshiat insane.
 
2010-03-03 11:15:14 PM
hmmm following in the tradtion of truthers and birthers am gonna say all these earthquakes are inside jobs by their various gov'ments to receive aid from an otherwise strapped economy. we can get the teabaggers to start asking for proof that the gov'ments did not just bulldoze their own buldings and claim siesmology is just an unproven theory and there is no concrete connection between faults and earth quakes, and we can get Rosie O'donnel to say something like "for the first time in history the ground moved in a noticeable fashion" then i will sit back and make pope shaped tin hats. see every one has a conspiracy and everyone can point a finger so everyone wins
 
2010-03-03 11:18:00 PM
so long and thanks for all the fish...
 
2010-03-03 11:29:39 PM
Earthquake trifecta to boot.
 
2010-03-03 11:38:29 PM
Lets all send them some money so we can feel better about ourselves! Again! ... Again!!
 
2010-03-03 11:42:56 PM
elchip 2010-03-03 09:22:07 PM
Bah, that means it was only 1/4 as strong as the Haiti earthquake... and 1/250 as strong as the Chile earthquake.


Please show all of your work.
/math is hard
 
2010-03-03 11:48:16 PM
ArtosRC: This is all obviously the lead-up to Yellowstone going absolutely batshiat insane.

We still have two years. Keep your socks on.
 
2010-03-03 11:49:06 PM
I'm in Taiwan now so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

As a resident of the U.S. East Coast who's never felt a quake before, I must say it was not fun. I was on the 18th floor of a building about 200 miles north of the epicenter, and it swayed like a ship on rolling waves for a good 15 seconds. I felt like I was going to barf from the overall equilibrium wrongness of it, even though the motion wasn't that major (the blind cords swayed back and forth a full inch or more!). The building started to creak and groan, and while my first instinct was to run like a little girl, I realized I was 18 floors up and I wasn't going to get anywhere meaningful before the shaking stopped. I then decided the bathroom door frame was a manly place to die, so I waited there until it all stopped.

Good times.

/couragous is me.
 
2010-03-03 11:50:11 PM
Bad things come in three's.

So stop worrying. Nothing bad will ever happen again.
 
2010-03-03 11:55:32 PM
Hold down F11 on the linked article for the simulation.
 
2010-03-04 12:20:05 AM
I bet Pat Robertson is sad it wasn't stronger.
 
2010-03-04 12:37:32 AM
Warthog: I'm in Taiwan now so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

As a resident of the U.S. East Coast who's never felt a quake before, I must say it was not fun. I was on the 18th floor of a building about 200 miles north of the epicenter, and it swayed like a ship on rolling waves for a good 15 seconds. I felt like I was going to barf from the overall equilibrium wrongness of it, even though the motion wasn't that major (the blind cords swayed back and forth a full inch or more!). The building started to creak and groan, and while my first instinct was to run like a little girl, I realized I was 18 floors up and I wasn't going to get anywhere meaningful before the shaking stopped. I then decided the bathroom door frame was a manly place to die, so I waited there until it all stopped.

Good times.

/couragous is me.



images.starcraftmazter.net
 
2010-03-04 12:42:51 AM
jingks: katerbug72: We experienced a mild one back in 1986 (unusual for the area). It scared the shiat out of my mother and I. It was only a 5.0 or so but the scary part was the closeness to the nuclear power plants. I hope not to experience it again.

I never noticed how much Lake Michigan looks like a flaccid dong.


It goes with Lake Erie's vagina.
 
2010-03-04 12:43:01 AM
All these quakes are the result of the USA testing "HAARP" located in Alaska. That`s how we are going to get our debt wiped clean from China. The USA will max out "HAARP" on them basically destroying their country. You watch,,,
 
2010-03-04 12:49:23 AM
Come on Hayward fault! Show us what you got.
 
2010-03-04 12:58:08 AM
I hope California will have like fifteen 3.2s over the course of days instead of one big-ass one at once.
 
2010-03-04 01:04:00 AM
Britney Spear's Speculum: I hope California will have like fifteen 3.2s over the course of days instead of one big-ass one at once.

I'm not entirely sure you understand how the Richter scale works. It would have to be many, many 3.2 or 15 iono let's say 6.5's.
 
2010-03-04 01:06:21 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste: It would have to be many, many 3.2 or 15 iono let's say 6.5's.

I'm not entirely sure you understand how the English language works.
 
2010-03-04 01:08:32 AM
jingks: Uchiha_Cycliste: It would have to be many, many 3.2 or 15 iono let's say 6.5's.

I'm not entirely sure you understand how the English language works.


Me neither bud, my neither. For what it's worth I could have sworn I wrote 3.2's.
 
2010-03-04 01:09:44 AM
HONDOWAYNE: All these quakes are the result of the USA testing "HAARP" located in Alaska. That`s how we are going to get our debt wiped clean from China. The USA will max out "HAARP" on them basically destroying their country. You watch,,,

Giggity
 
2010-03-04 01:19:40 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste: Come on Hayward fault! Show us what you got.

No thanks. The Hayward fault woke me up several times to shaking since I've moved to CA. I say let SF have this one.

Chile Aftershock Map 200 quakes since the main shock, most if not all greater than 4.5. That is crazy.

And the poor folks in Oklahoma are scared shiatless every other day from those 4.0's. I didn't think there would be any earthquakes around Oklahoma City, but they keep happening. New Madrid isn't as likely as the major plate zones. It's pretty obvious there's some tectonic rearrangement happening.

This guy was pretty accurate for some time with his predictions, using some geothermal instruments. But he's been pretty off lately.
 
2010-03-04 01:23:22 AM
twidgetfitch: No thanks. The Hayward fault woke me up several times to shaking since I've moved to CA. I say let SF have this one.

That would definitely be more interesting, but my gut says Hayward is next. During a Bear's home game.

\My gut doesn't necessarily vouch for the game, just the fault.
 
2010-03-04 01:29:29 AM
Britney Spear's Speculum: I hope California will have like fifteen 3.2s over the course of days instead of one big-ass one at once.

No way, I'm pushing for Mammoth to erupt like they've been promising us for the last 20 years or so. I'm hoping it goes without any advance warning so the slopes are full of worthless LA frat boys and wannabe snowboarders.
 
2010-03-04 01:30:04 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste: twidgetfitch: No thanks. The Hayward fault woke me up several times to shaking since I've moved to CA. I say let SF have this one.

That would definitely be more interesting, but my gut says Hayward is next. During a Bear's home game.

\My gut doesn't necessarily vouch for the game, just the fault.


Maybe it wasn't your gut but the 3.4 on the Hayward fault earlier this afternoon. I'm surprised I didn't notice it, I think was showering at the time.
 
2010-03-04 01:32:35 AM
twidgetfitch: Uchiha_Cycliste: twidgetfitch: No thanks. The Hayward fault woke me up several times to shaking since I've moved to CA. I say let SF have this one.

That would definitely be more interesting, but my gut says Hayward is next. During a Bear's home game.

\My gut doesn't necessarily vouch for the game, just the fault.

Maybe it wasn't your gut but the 3.4 on the Hayward fault earlier this afternoon. I'm surprised I didn't notice it, I think was showering at the time.


Well I'll be damned, I didn't feel a thing in Santa Clara, was eating lunch at the time.
 
2010-03-04 01:43:06 AM
I must profess I'd love to feel a big one while I was riding my mountain bike. That'd be a once in a lifetime extra funky experience.
 
2010-03-04 01:54:20 AM
I'm pretty sure we subconsciously notice them. I recall going on the USGS site seconds after a 3.9 without realizing it, just to check on the 4.0 that happened the day before. Something triggered my memory.. The first was obvious shaking (~10am) in Santa Clara, the following day it was a jolt or two (11am), which I attributed to the neighbors.
 
2010-03-04 02:22:40 AM
Cthulhu phtagn.

/Yog-Sothoth!
//Ai!
///Nyarlathothep!
 
2010-03-04 02:33:55 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste: twidgetfitch: No thanks. The Hayward fault woke me up several times to shaking since I've moved to CA. I say let SF have this one.

That would definitely be more interesting, but my gut says Hayward is next. During a Bear's home game.

\My gut doesn't necessarily vouch for the game, just the fault.


Newport-Inglewood is about due for a decent one as well.

/Lived on that fault for 12 years
 
2010-03-04 02:45:17 AM
Warthog: I'm in Taiwan now so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

As a resident of the U.S. East Coast who's never felt a quake before, I must say it was not fun. I was on the 18th floor of a building about 200 miles north of the epicenter, and it swayed like a ship on rolling waves for a good 15 seconds. I felt like I was going to barf from the overall equilibrium wrongness of it, even though the motion wasn't that major (the blind cords swayed back and forth a full inch or more!). The building started to creak and groan, and while my first instinct was to run like a little girl, I realized I was 18 floors up and I wasn't going to get anywhere meaningful before the shaking stopped. I then decided the bathroom door frame was a manly place to die, so I waited there until it all stopped.

Good times.

/couragous is me.


Please enjoy 2 internet martinis on me.
 
2010-03-04 02:47:31 AM
HONDOWAYNE: All these quakes are the result of the USA testing "HAARP" located in Alaska. That`s how we are going to get our debt wiped clean from China. The USA will max out "HAARP" on them basically destroying their country. You watch,,,

Clearly it's Palin's fault.
 
2010-03-04 02:49:11 AM
All these quakes are good...they relieve the pressure and delay the inevitable Yellowstone super volcano.
 
2010-03-04 02:58:20 AM
silentneep: The_Six_Fingered_Man: GWSuperfan: Californians are now eying the local faults nervously

We ALWAYS eye the faults nervously. Never can tell when the next big one will produce ocean front property in western Nevada.

See you down in Arizona Bay.

/already learned to swim


I was thinking the same thing when I read that comment.
 
2010-03-04 03:12:53 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste: I'm not entirely sure you understand how the Richter scale works. It would have to be many, many 3.2 or 15 iono let's say 6.5's.

LOGARITHMIC SCALE.



Dude, I'm a med student from California, save your condescending BS for the freepers.
 
2010-03-04 03:19:59 AM
Britney Spear's Speculum: Dude, I'm a med student from California, save your condescending BS for the freepers.

OH SNAP! Careful Uchiha_Cycliste or he'll go all Gray's Anatomy on your ass dude!
 
2010-03-04 04:19:21 AM
EchoMike: 2010 is already becoming the Year of the Earthquakes. Check out the list of "Significant Earthquakes" on the USGS' site:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ (new window)


Yeah, not so much. We've only had one more "significant" earthquake by the USGS' definition than we'd had by March 4th last year, and if you consider only quakes magnitude 6.0, we've had the exact same number as the same period last year.

/or did you run about screaming "OMGWTFBBQ it's the Year of the Earthquakes" last year, too?
 
2010-03-04 05:16:42 AM
Norweigan newspapers mention that southwestern parts of the country experienced an earthquake of magnitude 2.0 yesterday.

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!

/not really
//someone is feelig left out
 
2010-03-04 05:44:54 AM
gweilo8888: EchoMike: 2010 is already becoming the Year of the Earthquakes. Check out the list of "Significant Earthquakes" on the USGS' site:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ (new window)

Yeah, not so much. We've only had one more "significant" earthquake by the USGS' definition than we'd had by March 4th last year, and if you consider only quakes magnitude 6.0, we've had the exact same number as the same period last year.

/or did you run about screaming "OMGWTFBBQ it's the Year of the Earthquakes" last year, too?


Quiet, you! People don't get riled up all by themselves and the media was busy, so...
 
2010-03-04 06:13:43 AM
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//...all that jiggling...
 
2010-03-04 07:47:26 AM
GaryPDX: EchoMike: 2010 is already becoming the Year of the Earthquakes. Check out the list of "Significant Earthquakes" on the USGS' site:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ (new window)

Ramping up for 2012. The city dwellers are totally screwed.


You see, there's a planetary alignment, which is causing lots or neutrinos to shoot out of the sun into the earth, heating it's core, causing all these earthquakes.

So we'd better build some arks. RIGHT NOW!

/yeah, I got suckered into seeing that movie...
 
2010-03-04 09:57:58 AM
i ate my crayon: OMG 2012 is two year early!!

I thought we'd have more time....

/looks at his phone...
 
2010-03-04 11:03:49 AM
VelmaCruise: Please show all of your work.
/math is hard


(10^7.0)/(10^6.4) = ~4
(10^8.8)/(10^6.4) = ~250
 
2010-03-04 11:25:11 AM
I'm concerned by this recent spate of earthquakes. Is this the start of something big, or is the science still a bit shaky?
 
2010-03-04 12:02:17 PM
I found my mom alive and kicking on Tuesday. I have not heard from her... or about her... until then. She lives in Curanipe, Chile. The epicenter was exactly 5 miles west of this little coastal town. A couple of tidal waves also hit Curanipe. Pelluhue is about 3 miles north of Curanipe. This is the town that had the bus with 40 retirees dragged to the ocean after a tidal wave.

I still have not talked to her actually but I'm just glad that she is OK. I found out about her well-being via a Facebook group called "TERREMOTO CURANIPE". Who knew FB was used for reasons other than to waste time at work.

/ She was living in Concepcion when the 9.shiat it in 1960.
// I'm not sure I want her to move near me...
/// j/k... sorta
// She took the leadership role in helping out the locals
/ I got something in my eye.
 
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