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(PBS)   One of the biggest threats facing Portland and Seattle if there's a major quake? The soil will turn liquid   (pbs.org) divider line 18
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2012-10-12 10:34:56 AM
2 votes:
In portland we have food carts which can quickly be deployed throughout the city when all the restaurants sink into the earth. Also fixed gear hipsters will be able to provide city wide delivery when the transportation goes tits up.

/ Basically PDX will be ok
2012-10-12 03:43:53 PM
1 votes:

Generation_D:


I know! Let's put all the sports stadiums right in that red zone. Great marketing tie in: red zone offense, red zone "you gonna get earthquaked". Awesome branding.

/I'm working in middle of that zone so I'm getting a kick out of this
2012-10-12 03:35:15 PM
1 votes:

orezona: Sadly, the Pacific NW will be well and truly farked when the "BIG ONE" hits. There hasn't been a real quake/tsunami in so long that no one currently there thinks it's possible in their lifetimes.

I know, I grew up on the Oregon Coast. Pretty much the entire coastline will be decimated by either the ground shaking/turning to quicksand and/or the wall of water that will wash everything out to sea. Did I think about it much when I was there? No. It's depressing enough as it is without the constant threat of severe natural disaster.

Even though I live in Arizona now it's stories like these that make me think about my parents, relatives and good friends who all live either on the Coast or in the Willamette Valley.

/hoping it's a bunch of little quakes that let off the pressure that's been building for centuries


Send them all copies of this.

Cascadia's Fault

It motivated me to add an earthquake rider to my homeowner's insurance and prepare a bit (wrench by the gas and water cutoffs to the house, etc...)
2012-10-12 03:32:12 PM
1 votes:
Sadly, the Pacific NW will be well and truly farked when the "BIG ONE" hits. There hasn't been a real quake/tsunami in so long that no one currently there thinks it's possible in their lifetimes.

I know, I grew up on the Oregon Coast. Pretty much the entire coastline will be decimated by either the ground shaking/turning to quicksand and/or the wall of water that will wash everything out to sea. Did I think about it much when I was there? No. It's depressing enough as it is without the constant threat of severe natural disaster.

Even though I live in Arizona now it's stories like these that make me think about my parents, relatives and good friends who all live either on the Coast or in the Willamette Valley.

/hoping it's a bunch of little quakes that let off the pressure that's been building for centuries
2012-10-12 02:09:17 PM
1 votes:

Rent Party: Benevolent Misanthrope: OtherBrotherDarryl: A long time ago folks in Seattle basically removed a hill, put the dirt in Elliot Bay and plopped part of the city on top of it. I do not want to be in the south part of downtown when the big one hits.

Yeah, SoDo and maybe Queen Anne are toast. Meanwhile, all we have to worry about here in Tacoma when "The Big One" happens, is Mt. Rainier blowing up. Our soil is compacted glacial till. But our mountain is a volcano. So we have that going for us.

When the Cascadia fault finally cuts loose, most of the west coast is toast. It's going to wreck cities from Vancouver to Sacramento.

And then the tsunami! Woo!


The good news for the PNW is we'll be one of the least effected areas of the US when the Yellowstone Caldera blows. So we have that going for us. Which is nice.
2012-10-12 01:55:44 PM
1 votes:

Tickle Mittens: Girion47: OnlyM3: Girion47

HAHA PBS, ONCE YOU'RE DEFUNDED YOUR COMMUNIST SCIENCE WILL NO LONGER THREATEN SEATTLE!
Dear dumbass.

PBS is television (the "B"), not a science foundation or research lab.

Furthermore they're reporting as "NEWS" something taught in 3rd grade.

But keep herpa-derping, you are an entertaining fool.
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Dear Dumbass,

Please learn to recognize satire

We are living in a post-satire world.


www.caglecartoons.com

theconnorchronicles.files.wordpress.com 

/Post-Satire = Rapist-Toes (anagrammed)
2012-10-12 01:14:10 PM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Girion47

HAHA PBS, ONCE YOU'RE DEFUNDED YOUR COMMUNIST SCIENCE WILL NO LONGER THREATEN SEATTLE!
Dear dumbass.

PBS is television (the "B"), not a science foundation or research lab.

Furthermore they're reporting as "NEWS" something taught in 3rd grade.

But keep herpa-derping, you are an entertaining fool.
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Dear Dumbass,

Please learn to recognize satire
2012-10-12 12:49:04 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: OtherBrotherDarryl: A long time ago folks in Seattle basically removed a hill, put the dirt in Elliot Bay and plopped part of the city on top of it. I do not want to be in the south part of downtown when the big one hits.

Yeah, SoDo and maybe Queen Anne are toast. Meanwhile, all we have to worry about here in Tacoma when "The Big One" happens, is Mt. Rainier blowing up. Our soil is compacted glacial till. But our mountain is a volcano. So we have that going for us.


When the Cascadia fault finally cuts loose, most of the west coast is toast. It's going to wreck cities from Vancouver to Sacramento.

And then the tsunami! Woo!
2012-10-12 12:49:01 PM
1 votes:
So... It looks like a lot of hipsters are going to die. They moved to Portland to retire, now they can die soon too.
2012-10-12 12:25:52 PM
1 votes:
Yes, it will. This is news? I used to work on the 2nd floor of a building in Richmond, BC and we just figured that after an earthquake we'd be on on the ground floor and could go out through a window.
2012-10-12 12:13:17 PM
1 votes:
I thought that liquefaction was a well-known consequence of earthquakes. Hell, I only lived in California for three years (and left ten years ago), and I knew all about it. Why is anyone surprised by this?
2012-10-12 12:12:55 PM
1 votes:
HAHA PBS, ONCE YOU'RE DEFUNDED YOUR COMMUNIST SCIENCE WILL NO LONGER THREATEN SEATTLE!
2012-10-12 11:13:26 AM
1 votes:

FloydA: Generation_D:

If Rainier goes, St Helens will look like a Peter Brady experiment by comparison.

AIUI, in terms of death toll (tens of thousands) and dollar value of property damage (low billions), yes, definitely. In terms of the geographic extent, not really. The lahars will wipe out Puyallup and New Tacoma and parts of Northeast Tacoma. If you're anywhere along 167, you're buried in a mountain of boiling mud. JB Lewis-McChord is probably a write-off. But Rainier is not likely to be anywhere near as explosive as St. Helens, the danger areas are pretty predictable.

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That looks like a very bad day.
2012-10-12 10:59:12 AM
1 votes:

Generation_D:

If Rainier goes, St Helens will look like a Peter Brady experiment by comparison.


AIUI, in terms of death toll (tens of thousands) and dollar value of property damage (low billions), yes, definitely. In terms of the geographic extent, not really. The lahars will wipe out Puyallup and New Tacoma and parts of Northeast Tacoma. If you're anywhere along 167, you're buried in a mountain of boiling mud. JB Lewis-McChord is probably a write-off. But Rainier is not likely to be anywhere near as explosive as St. Helens, the danger areas are pretty predictable.

i105.photobucket.com
2012-10-12 10:50:41 AM
1 votes:
You know who won't be OK? All those towns out on the pacific coast. Most of the land out there is sandbar / ancient mudflats built up. The bridges will wash out, they'll be flooded over. I would not want to be on Ocean Shores (WA) or anywhere near there.
2012-10-12 10:31:41 AM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: OtherBrotherDarryl: A long time ago folks in Seattle basically removed a hill, put the dirt in Elliot Bay and plopped part of the city on top of it. I do not want to be in the south part of downtown when the big one hits.

Yeah, SoDo and maybe Queen Anne are toast. Meanwhile, all we have to worry about here in Tacoma when "The Big One" happens, is Mt. Rainier blowing up. Our soil is compacted glacial till. But our mountain is a volcano. So we have that going for us.


Queen Anne is on a hill so probably not, but the Interbay area between QA and Magnolia yep definitely.

If Rainier goes, St Helens will look like a Peter Brady experiment by comparison.
2012-10-12 10:22:56 AM
1 votes:

OtherBrotherDarryl: A long time ago folks in Seattle basically removed a hill, put the dirt in Elliot Bay and plopped part of the city on top of it. I do not want to be in the south part of downtown when the big one hits.


Yeah, SoDo and maybe Queen Anne are toast. Meanwhile, all we have to worry about here in Tacoma when "The Big One" happens, is Mt. Rainier blowing up. Our soil is compacted glacial till. But our mountain is a volcano. So we have that going for us.
2012-10-12 10:05:19 AM
1 votes:
A long time ago folks in Seattle basically removed a hill, put the dirt in Elliot Bay and plopped part of the city on top of it. I do not want to be in the south part of downtown when the big one hits.
 
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