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2012-10-27 11:48:23 PM
Dear GOD! The moose have launched a counterattack! O_O
 
2012-10-28 12:07:18 AM

Captain Steroid: Dear GOD! The moose have launched a counterattack! O_O


Moosequakes can be quite nasti
 
2012-10-28 12:07:22 AM
This would be the third strongest earthquake in the history of Canada according to Natural Resources Canada - http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/histor/top10-eng.php :

1. 1700/01/26 - 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone, British Columbia.
2. 1949/08/22 - 8.1 Offshore Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
3. 1970/06/24 - 7.4 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
 
2012-10-28 12:08:51 AM
dragons are waking up.
 
2012-10-28 12:09:08 AM
BUT WHAT WILL THIS DO TO POUTINE FUTURES??
 
2012-10-28 12:09:52 AM
Start hoarding maple syrup
 
2012-10-28 12:10:05 AM
Think of all the Chinese takeaway that spilled onto people's laps.
 
2012-10-28 12:10:27 AM
Seeing that it happened near Prince Rupert, very few probably felt that.
 
2012-10-28 12:10:32 AM
With more to come!

LINK
 
2012-10-28 12:10:51 AM
OMG NEWSFLASH THIS IS GONNA CHANGE THE WHOLE farkING WORLD OMGWTFBBQLOLSTFU

/Please, Fark, return to your roots
 
2012-10-28 12:11:14 AM
The tsunami warning is a little worrisome, I'd like to find out how that turned out.
 
2012-10-28 12:11:21 AM
How far is this from Vancouver?
 
2012-10-28 12:12:04 AM
Any details yet? Everyone seem to be okay? Preliminary reports suggest that there aren't any damages...
 
2012-10-28 12:12:11 AM
Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.
 
2012-10-28 12:12:14 AM
I just assumed it was another fight between Canadian Biker gangs.
 
2012-10-28 12:12:19 AM

Flogster: Seeing that it happened near Prince Rupert, very few probably felt that.


It pops up on the CBC and CTV pages but it's only a few paragraphs.

So it sounds like BC got lucky with this one.
 
2012-10-28 12:12:35 AM
Middle of bloody nowhere. Who could have predicted this?

Just to be sure, we should arrest some seismologists.
 
2012-10-28 12:13:03 AM
buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com

CALL IN CANADIAN FEMA!
 
2012-10-28 12:13:07 AM

Bunny Deville: Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.


Even their earthquakes are pllite?

/joking... that's great news.
 
2012-10-28 12:13:20 AM

bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?


Other side of BC practically.
 
2012-10-28 12:13:59 AM

Bontesla: Bunny Deville: Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.

Even their earthquakes are pllite?

/joking... that's great news.


Also - polite.

/should not post when sleepy
 
2012-10-28 12:14:08 AM

AntonSzandorLaVey: Start hoarding maple syrup


The Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve has us covered.
 
2012-10-28 12:14:25 AM
Palin could feel it from Wasila
 
2012-10-28 12:14:27 AM
Its just PSY on Saturday Night Live. Move along people
 
2012-10-28 12:14:34 AM
well there's your problem...

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-28 12:14:42 AM
Where?
 
2012-10-28 12:14:46 AM
Winter is coming
 
2012-10-28 12:15:11 AM
Igloos are pretty earthquake-proof, right?
 
2012-10-28 12:15:14 AM
My takeaway from this: pretty much no-one outside of British Columbia calls the islands Haida Gwaii.
 
2012-10-28 12:15:16 AM

Mrtraveler01: bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?

Other side of BC practically.


Ex lives in Vancouver. I'm glad to hear that.
 
2012-10-28 12:16:09 AM
This is part of the Frankenstorm, right?
 
2012-10-28 12:16:29 AM
Quick, throw all the scientists in jail!!
 
2012-10-28 12:16:30 AM

Bunny Deville: Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.


A tree might have fallen on a bear, answering the question "Does a bear splat in the woods?"

/if a tree falls in the forest, and there's no-one to bear witness...
//OK, I'm done
 
2012-10-28 12:16:35 AM
Canuck nuck nuck nuck
 
2012-10-28 12:16:46 AM

Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]


Gozer: THE CHOICE IS MADE!
 
2012-10-28 12:16:59 AM

GranoblasticMan: Igloos are pretty earthquake-proof, right?


i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-28 12:17:18 AM

Klippoklondike: Captain Steroid: Dear GOD! The moose have launched a counterattack! O_O

Moosequakes can be quite nasti


My sister bit a moose once...

/Aw, shiat.
 
2012-10-28 12:17:38 AM

Bondith: /if a tree falls in the forest, and there's no-one to bear witness...


OH I KNOW! The Pope's Catholic, right?
 
2012-10-28 12:17:39 AM

bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?


about 700km/500mi NNW. The islands are 100km or so from the coast.

And this is an excellent occasion to let people know that the islands are called Haida Gwaii now (or still, or again, depending on your perspective).
 
2012-10-28 12:17:47 AM
a 7.7?! that's like a 7.72 in the US!!!

\exchange rate joke, you see.
\\just doesn't have the same pizazz anymore.
\\\loonie.
 
2012-10-28 12:17:52 AM
Two of my caribou fell over.

/ oh, the humani... Never mind, they're ok.
 
2012-10-28 12:18:27 AM

Mrtraveler01: bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?

Other side of BC practically.


Up the coast, actually.
 
2012-10-28 12:18:39 AM
Tim Horton's reports gallons liters of spilled coffee.
 
2012-10-28 12:19:05 AM

Rusty Shackleford: My takeaway from this: pretty much no-one outside of British Columbia calls the islands Haida Gwaii.


Not many people in BC do, either.

/Vancouverite from Kelowna currently in Ottawa
//or something
 
2012-10-28 12:19:52 AM
I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.
 
2012-10-28 12:20:39 AM

Molavian: AntonSzandorLaVey: Start hoarding maple syrup

The Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve has us covered.


Except it's EMPTY!!!

/Oh noes!
 
2012-10-28 12:21:01 AM
Damages will be measure in bottles of Molson spilled
 
2012-10-28 12:21:30 AM
Vancouver News1130 stream: http://player.rogersradio.ca/ckwx/on_air (couldn't hotlink it for some reason)

Tofino on Vancouver Island is being evacuted.
 
2012-10-28 12:21:39 AM
I feel so sari for those poor Canucks. I hope everyone is okay.
 
2012-10-28 12:21:48 AM

Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]


Hey asshole, this is serious! Stop making me laugh!
 
2012-10-28 12:22:17 AM

davidphogan: I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.


Checking both KOMO and KING websites, seems like no one in Seattle gave a shiat.
 
2012-10-28 12:22:36 AM
The epicentre is just a few klicks north of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve boundary.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/edu.aspx

Hope my colleagues up there are OK, and there's no damage to the cultural resources--and likewise the danger of a 'rebound' tsunami.
 
2012-10-28 12:23:40 AM

mr_fulano: Mrtraveler01: bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?

Other side of BC practically.

Up the coast, actually.


Eh, good point.

I was just emphasizing that this is impacting Vancouver in no spectacular way.
 
2012-10-28 12:23:41 AM

wildcardjack: Molavian: AntonSzandorLaVey: Start hoarding maple syrup

The Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve has us covered.

Except it's EMPTY!!!

/Oh noes!


i202.photobucket.com

Nooooooooooo!
 
2012-10-28 12:24:19 AM

Mrtraveler01: mr_fulano: Mrtraveler01: bronyaur1: How far is this from Vancouver?

Other side of BC practically.

Up the coast, actually.

Eh, good point.

I was just emphasizing that this is impacting Vancouver in no spectacular way.


As is my preference.
 
2012-10-28 12:24:47 AM

Mrtraveler01: davidphogan: I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.

Checking both KOMO and KING websites, seems like no one in Seattle gave a shiat.


They would have reason to if it were on the Juan de Fuca. Fortunately it wasn't.
 
2012-10-28 12:25:42 AM

FastJeff: Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]

Hey asshole, this is serious! Stop making me laugh!


t2.gstatic.com?
 
2012-10-28 12:25:50 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]

Gozer: THE CHOICE IS MADE!


Woah woah woah wait a second! I didn't choose anything! Did you choose anything?
 
2012-10-28 12:26:01 AM

Bondith: Rusty Shackleford: My takeaway from this: pretty much no-one outside of British Columbia calls the islands Haida Gwaii.

Not many people in BC do, either.

/Vancouverite from Kelowna currently in Ottawa
//or something


Yep... In fact, if someone mentions "Haida Gwaii", most people pause for a couple of seconds, and then go "Oh, you mean the Queen Charlotte Islands"
 
2012-10-28 12:26:16 AM

intelligent comment below: NEVAR FORGET

27/10/12

[i.imgur.com image 778x584]


That is the quintessential BC picture right there.
 
2012-10-28 12:27:23 AM
media.comicvine.com is investigating it
 
2012-10-28 12:28:06 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-28 12:28:38 AM
I'm on the Vancouver Island... I didn't feel a thing... of course, I'm drunker than a Kennedy right now...
 
2012-10-28 12:28:44 AM
Aaaaaannnnndddddd HAARP gets fired up for the big October Surprise

/Perfect Storm?
//you ain't seen nuthin yet
 
2012-10-28 12:29:11 AM

Rusty Shackleford: My takeaway from this: pretty much no-one outside of British Columbia calls the islands Haida Gwaii.


Nobody in BC calls it that, either.
 
2012-10-28 12:29:26 AM

MurphyMurphy: Damages will be measure in bottles of Molson spilled


Never Forget 10/27/12

img0.etsystatic.com
 
2012-10-28 12:29:48 AM

fat boy: Palin could feel it from Wasila



"When those Canadians are havin' those earthquakes and shakes, what do they rattle? ALASKA." *wink*
 
2012-10-28 12:30:20 AM

Brick-House: FastJeff: Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]

Hey asshole, this is serious! Stop making me laugh!

[t2.gstatic.com image 221x228]?


u18chan.com.
 
2012-10-28 12:30:26 AM
Good thing it hit in the middle of nowhere.

In other news, this Hurricane is going to fark New England and the Mid-Atlantic up.
 
2012-10-28 12:30:36 AM
Honestly, that's pretty big.

I could feel 5's when I lived in California...and a 7 is, what, 100 times bigger?
 
2012-10-28 12:31:40 AM

Molavian: AntonSzandorLaVey: Start hoarding maple syrup

The Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve has us covered.


Oh, right, I forgot about the CSMR
 
2012-10-28 12:31:57 AM
Felt it in Victoria. Checking in... Tofino and Neah Bay had tsunami warnings
 
2012-10-28 12:32:04 AM

intelligent comment below: NEVAR FORGET

27/10/12

[i.imgur.com image 778x584]


Our world will never be the same again. T_T
 
2012-10-28 12:32:08 AM
Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?
 
2012-10-28 12:32:59 AM

Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?


She shows up in all threads. That's the way things are now. Get used to it.
 
2012-10-28 12:33:30 AM

Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?


She's so fat it's hard for her to AVOID running in to threads
 
2012-10-28 12:34:27 AM
Was it in sensurroud?
 
2012-10-28 12:34:49 AM

Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?


Because that show is one of the signs of the apocolypse. So yeah, she's gonna show up in a thread about a natural disaster.
 
2012-10-28 12:34:58 AM
twitterpatedss7.files.wordpress.com

I'm on this!
 
2012-10-28 12:35:02 AM
True story: I can touch one an USGS station whenever I want. I can even go poke it with a stick at will.

AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME, BUAHAHAHAHAH
 
2012-10-28 12:35:02 AM

eraser8: Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?

She shows up in all threads. That's the way things are now. Get used to it.


Exactly. The Egyptians had their pyramids. The Romans had their Colosseum. You Americans have Honey Boo Boo.
 
2012-10-28 12:35:24 AM
 
2012-10-28 12:35:25 AM
img708.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-28 12:35:50 AM

Klippoklondike: Captain Steroid: Dear GOD! The moose have launched a counterattack! O_O

Moosequakes can be quite nasti


Damnit. My brain is trying to Weird Al that Prince song.

Shut up, already! Damn!
 
2012-10-28 12:35:51 AM

RollingThunder: Rusty Shackleford: My takeaway from this: pretty much no-one outside of British Columbia calls the islands Haida Gwaii.

Nobody in BC calls it that, either.


Probably just us in gumment, then; especially since we work with the First Nations to manage Gwaii Haanas, and are used to saying it.
 
2012-10-28 12:36:09 AM

Bontesla: Bontesla: Bunny Deville: Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.

Even their earthquakes are pllite?

/joking... that's great news.

Also - polite.

/should not post when sleepy


Married to a Canadian. Indeed they are indeed always polite. To your face, at least.
 
2012-10-28 12:36:14 AM

WhippingBoy: eraser8: Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?

She shows up in all threads. That's the way things are now. Get used to it.

Exactly. The Egyptians had their pyramids. The Romans had their Colosseum. You Americans have Honey Boo Boo.


Dear God, that's the most depressing thing I've ever read.
 
2012-10-28 12:36:41 AM

Brick-House: MurphyMurphy: Damages will be measure in bottles of Molson spilled

Never Forget 10/27/12

[img0.etsystatic.com image 570x494]


What? They sell milk in a bag, and now this? Orange juice in a can? Oh those, clever Canucks!
 
2012-10-28 12:36:56 AM
Dammit Bettman. Clearly the northern fault lines are retaliating for the lack of NHL hockey.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:09 AM

Mrtraveler01: davidphogan: I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.

Checking both KOMO and KING websites, seems like no one in Seattle gave a shiat.


Cuz they are still mourning Cobain?

Too soon?
 
2012-10-28 12:37:13 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

"Aw! You farted!" 

/hot
 
2012-10-28 12:37:13 AM

WhippingBoy: eraser8: Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?

She shows up in all threads. That's the way things are now. Get used to it.

Exactly. The Egyptians had their pyramids. The Romans had their Colosseum. You Americans have Honey Boo Boo.


Damn, when you say it like that, this shiat is no longer funny.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:30 AM
Kamloops is OK. I repeat, Kamloops is OK.

\Used to live in Sandspit.
\\You have no farkin' idea where that is.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:52 AM

Babwa Wawa: Bontesla: Bontesla: Bunny Deville: Also, only in Canada would you have a 7.7 and no reports of damage.

Even their earthquakes are pllite?

/joking... that's great news.

Also - polite.

/should not post when sleepy

Married to a Canadian. Indeed they are indeed always polite. To your face, at least.


I've met rude Canadians.

Of course, they were French Canadians.
 
2012-10-28 12:38:29 AM

whammawhamma: Tsunami warning up for West coast US/Canada and Alaska now.



FTA: Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

LOLWUT? Are they talking about the south/east coast of Alaska?

Worth noting that the tsunami warning is serious enough that one has supposedly been "observed."
 
2012-10-28 12:39:06 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Aaaaaannnnndddddd HAARP gets fired up for the big October Surprise

/Perfect Storm?
//you ain't seen nuthin yet


If HAARP were to be used to create an October Surprisequake it would seem that New Madrid would be a better ROI than wasting remote islands in Canada. Though that 3.5 in western MT earlier this evening was odd.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:24 AM
Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:33 AM

eraser8: WhippingBoy: eraser8: Merry Sunshine: Why did Honey Boo Boo have to show up in this farking thread?

She shows up in all threads. That's the way things are now. Get used to it.

Exactly. The Egyptians had their pyramids. The Romans had their Colosseum. You Americans have Honey Boo Boo.

Dear God, that's the most depressing thing I've ever read.


The sad thing is, you know I'm right.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:51 AM

eraser8: Honestly, that's pretty big.

I could feel 5's when I lived in California...and a 7 is, what, 100 times bigger?


The magnitudes being talked about are based on the log10 scale. As such, a 7.7 is ~500 times as strong as a 5.0 (10^(7.7-5) ~ 501). According to Wiki, in terms of energy release, it's 22 petajoules vs. 2.2 terajoules; in other words, ~10,000 times as much energy is released in a 7.7 than a 5.0.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:54 AM

shower_in_my_socks: whammawhamma: Tsunami warning up for West coast US/Canada and Alaska now.


FTA: Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

LOLWUT? Are they talking about the south/east coast of Alaska?

Worth noting that the tsunami warning is serious enough that one has supposedly been "observed."


rlv.zcache.com
 
2012-10-28 12:40:04 AM
Yup, felt it very nicely!
 
2012-10-28 12:40:24 AM
Yellowstone is going to erupt.

Humanity is done.

WEEP, YE SONS OF CAIN
 
2012-10-28 12:40:24 AM

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

LOLWUT? Are they talking about the south/east coast of Alaska?

Worth noting that the tsunami warning is serious enough that one has supposedly been "observed."


If you click "Show all 26 locations" mixed in there you get:

Fort Point, New Hampshire 12:02 AM GMT-07 (2 hours, 25 minutes from now)

Are you drunk Google?
 
2012-10-28 12:40:43 AM

Old Huntstein: Kamloops is OK. I repeat, Kamloops is OK.

\Used to live in Sandspit.
\\You have no farkin' idea where that is.


Probably nicer than Porcupine, Ontario, though.
 
2012-10-28 12:40:45 AM
ma my poutine is shaking.
 
2012-10-28 12:40:54 AM

cman: OMG NEWSFLASH THIS IS GONNA CHANGE THE WHOLE farkING WORLD OMGWTFBBQLOLSTFU

/Please, Fark, return to your roots


I'll take earthquake reports over celebrity deaths and sports team victories. That shiat is completely irrelevant.
 
2012-10-28 12:41:02 AM
I blame the teaching assistants.

Now off to sleep.
 
2012-10-28 12:41:37 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.


ROFL wut?
 
2012-10-28 12:41:38 AM

wrenchboy: Mrtraveler01: davidphogan: I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.

Checking both KOMO and KING websites, seems like no one in Seattle gave a shiat.

Cuz they are still mourning Cobain?

Too soon?


Too late.
 
2012-10-28 12:42:05 AM
THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
 
2012-10-28 12:42:56 AM

God-is-a-Taco: cman: OMG NEWSFLASH THIS IS GONNA CHANGE THE WHOLE farkING WORLD OMGWTFBBQLOLSTFU

/Please, Fark, return to your roots

I'll take earthquake reports over celebrity deaths and sports team victories. That shiat is completely irrelevant.


I would take weird news stories over those
 
2012-10-28 12:43:17 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.


Wrong fault. Way, way, way wrong fault.

You probably meant Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.
 
2012-10-28 12:43:31 AM

davidphogan: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Aaaaaannnnndddddd HAARP gets fired up for the big October Surprise

/Perfect Storm?
//you ain't seen nuthin yet

If HAARP were to be used to create an October Surprisequake it would seem that New Madrid would be a better ROI than wasting remote islands in Canada. Though that 3.5 in western MT earlier this evening was odd.


They're just warming it up. They obviously haven't sighted it in yet

/wait until the storm hits
 
2012-10-28 12:44:18 AM

Satanic_Hamster: True story: I can touch one an USGS station whenever I want. I can even go poke it with a stick at will.

AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME, BUAHAHAHAHAH


At least it isn't a weather station:

postmediaprovince.files.wordpress.com

/"I smashed it good!"
 
2012-10-28 12:45:18 AM

shower_in_my_socks: [img708.imageshack.us image 450x336]


That's not syrup.
 
2012-10-28 12:45:34 AM
A small tsunami has been recorded, but according to some tsunami expert on Twitter, "a widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exist based on historical data." CNN saying that the earthquake was in shallow water, so the tsunami shouldn't be very big.
 
2012-10-28 12:45:34 AM
Didn't feel it.

I never feel it.

I have lived here my whole life, and I have yet to feel a SINGLE earthquake. Not even the big Seattle one awhile ago.

Why is it I never notice these things?

god freakin dammit.
 
2012-10-28 12:46:20 AM
So is that a metric 7.7 or imperial? 'Cos if it's metric, that's like only a 5.6 or something.
 
2012-10-28 12:46:23 AM

Mrtraveler01: Satanic_Hamster: True story: I can touch one an USGS station whenever I want. I can even go poke it with a stick at will.

AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME, BUAHAHAHAHAH

At least it isn't a weather station:

[postmediaprovince.files.wordpress.com image 480x363]

/"I smashed it good!"


Eh. They can put a weather station in our mine if they want, though there isn't much weather at 1550ish feet below surface.
 
2012-10-28 12:47:12 AM
Nope didn't feel a thing.
At least thats what she said.
 
2012-10-28 12:47:28 AM
Crap... I hope they manage to shut the reactors down in time.
 
2012-10-28 12:47:56 AM

Ishkur: Didn't feel it.

I never feel it.

I have lived here my whole life, and I have yet to feel a SINGLE earthquake. Not even the big Seattle one awhile ago.

Why is it I never notice these things?

god freakin dammit.


I had to move to freaking Ottawa to feel an earthquake, and even then I refused to believe it until well after the fact.

"Earthquake? Don't be silly, that was something exploding outside."

The two M.Sc. students took off running, and the rest of us stood around going "Did you hear that?"
 
2012-10-28 12:48:35 AM

shower_in_my_socks: A small tsunami has been recorded, but according to some tsunami expert on Twitter, "a widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exist based on historical data." CNN saying that the earthquake was in shallow water, so the tsunami shouldn't be very big.


I wonder about the other side of the Pacific. The 1700 rip 9 on the Cascadia Subduction Zone was only definitively proven to exist due to the damage recorded from it in Japan. I know a 7.7 isn't a 9.0, but...
 
2012-10-28 12:48:49 AM
5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.
 
2012-10-28 12:50:29 AM

Bondith: Ishkur: Didn't feel it.

I never feel it.

I have lived here my whole life, and I have yet to feel a SINGLE earthquake. Not even the big Seattle one awhile ago.

Why is it I never notice these things?

god freakin dammit.

I had to move to freaking Ottawa to feel an earthquake, and even then I refused to believe it until well after the fact.

"Earthquake? Don't be silly, that was something exploding outside."

The two M.Sc. students took off running, and the rest of us stood around going "Did you hear that?"


We were on a big conference call from the west coast to Ottawa the day that they had their earthquake. We thought that they were mocking us, the bastards.

Still, a crappy, boring conference call with the Death Star (as we call head office) ended quickly and we rejoiced.
 
2012-10-28 12:50:42 AM

Ishkur: Didn't feel it.

I never feel it.

I have lived here my whole life, and I have yet to feel a SINGLE earthquake. Not even the big Seattle one awhile ago.

Why is it I never notice these things?

god freakin dammit.


Nothing to feel, too far north and too far out.
 
2012-10-28 12:51:11 AM

davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

Wrong fault. Way, way, way wrong fault.

You probably meant Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.


Oops, sorry. Yeah. I was thinking about the last earthquake thread, or was it a SF thread.
They're both overdue for earthquakes.
The SF one is just going to be far worse
 
2012-10-28 12:51:17 AM
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is taking an awfully long time to load
 
2012-10-28 12:51:41 AM
Victorian Canuckistani here: I can confirm that, in fact, no farks were given when this happened. Wouldn't have even known it happened if I hadn't seen the thread.
 
2012-10-28 12:52:18 AM

thisispete: West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is taking an awfully long time to load


Pfft it's loading for you?
 
2012-10-28 12:52:40 AM

eraser8: I've met rude Canadians.

Of course, they were French Canadians.


And by their own reckoning, they aren't Canadian.

True story: after dating my wife for a bit, we went to meet the parents. After about 30 words spoken to the future mother in law, she says, apropos of apparently nothing, "I've taught my daughters that they should leave anyone who beats them." I said something to the effect that I usually wait a few months before starting the beatings. Future father in law laughed. Next summer the FIL and I are going on a whiskey tour of Scotland.

Nother one: Mrs Wawa and I had been dating for near a year. Future MIL says, "I've found any man under the age of 30 is just looking for sex from a woman." I replied, "I'm 28." She says, "I know." I'd lost a step at the time, I think. Should've asked about how old she was when she was dating Mrs. Wawa's dad.
 
2012-10-28 12:53:01 AM

ArcadianRefugee: So is that a metric 7.7 or imperial? 'Cos if it's metric, that's like only a 5.6 or something.



The USGS is the one reporting it as a 7.7.
 
2012-10-28 12:54:12 AM

Molavian: AntonSzandorLaVey: Start hoarding maple syrup

The Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve has us covered.

 
2012-10-28 12:54:19 AM

shower_in_my_socks: ArcadianRefugee: So is that a metric 7.7 or imperial? 'Cos if it's metric, that's like only a 5.6 or something.


The USGS is the one reporting it as a 7.7.


US? Aren't they below par now?
 
2012-10-28 12:55:52 AM

God-is-a-Taco: davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

Wrong fault. Way, way, way wrong fault.

You probably meant Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.

Oops, sorry. Yeah. I was thinking about the last earthquake thread, or was it a SF thread.
They're both overdue for earthquakes.
The SF one is just going to be far worse


Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.
 
2012-10-28 12:56:04 AM
Uhhhh guys... I'm seeing a very large, lizard-like creature rising out of the ocean... what do you think it might be?
 
2012-10-28 12:56:24 AM

p4p3rm4t3: thisispete: West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is taking an awfully long time to load

Pfft it's loading for you?


No, but I'm not getting any error messages either. It is part of the NOAA, so I guess combined with the Hurricane Sandy there's quite a lot of traffic
 
2012-10-28 12:56:39 AM
4.6 just hit. Wow, that's alot of energy!
 
2012-10-28 12:57:56 AM

Burke Turkey: 4.6 just hit. Wow, that's alot of energy!


Where are you?
 
2012-10-28 12:57:56 AM

thisispete: p4p3rm4t3: thisispete: West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is taking an awfully long time to load

Pfft it's loading for you?

No, but I'm not getting any error messages either. It is part of the NOAA, so I guess combined with the Hurricane Sandy there's quite a lot of traffic


Oh, here it is:

WEAK51 PAAQ 280410
TSUAK1

BULLETIN
PUBLIC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
910 PM PDT SAT OCT 27 2012

A SMALL TSUNAMI HAS BEEN RECORDED ON A DEEP OCEAN PRESSURE SENSOR.
THE WARNING REGION REMAINS THE SAME IN THIS BULLETIN.

...THE TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL
AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF
VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION
ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/...

...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF
CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM
THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER
ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA...

...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF
ALASKA FROM CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF
SITKA/ TO ATTU ALASKA...

A TSUNAMI WARNING MEANS... ALL COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING
AREA WHO ARE NEAR THE BEACH OR IN LOW-LYING REGIONS SHOULD MOVE
IMMEDIATELY INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND AND AWAY FROM ALL HARBORS AND
INLETS INCLUDING THOSE SHELTERED DIRECTLY FROM THE SEA. THOSE
FEELING THE EARTH SHAKE... SEEING UNUSUAL WAVE ACTION... OR THE
WATER LEVEL RISING OR RECEDING MAY HAVE ONLY A FEW MINUTES BEFORE
THE TSUNAMI ARRIVAL AND SHOULD MOVE IMMEDIATELY. HOMES AND
SMALL BUILDINGS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND TSUNAMI IMPACTS.
DO NOT STAY IN THESE STRUCTURES.

ALL RESIDENTS WITHIN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
INSTRUCTIONS BROADCAST FROM THEIR LOCAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES.
EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE ARE KNOWN TO GENERATE TSUNAMIS.

AT 804 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON OCTOBER 27 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 7.7 OCCURRED 25 MILES/40 KM SOUTH OF
SANDSPIT BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE ARE KNOWN TO GENERATE TSUNAMIS.
IF A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THE WAVES WILL FIRST REACH
LANGARA ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA AT 916 PM PDT ON OCTOBER 27.
ESTIMATED TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIMES AND MAPS ALONG WITH SAFETY RULES
AND OTHER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEB SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

TSUNAMIS CAN BE DANGEROUS WAVES THAT ARE NOT SURVIVABLE. WAVE
HEIGHTS ARE AMPLIFIED BY IRREGULAR SHORELINE AND ARE DIFFICULT TO
FORECAST. TSUNAMIS OFTEN APPEAR AS A STRONG SURGE AND MAY BE
PRECEDED BY A RECEDING WATER LEVEL. MARINERS IN WATER DEEPER
THAN 600 FEET SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY A TSUNAMI. WAVE HEIGHTS
WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY AS WATER SHALLOWS. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF
OCEAN WAVES WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. DO NOT RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL AN
ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN BY LOCAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES.

PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 30 MINUTES OR SOONER IF
THE SITUATION WARRANTS. THE TSUNAMI MESSAGE WILL REMAIN
IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO... YOUR LOCAL TV OR RADIO STATIONS... OR SEE
THE WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

$$
 
2012-10-28 12:58:25 AM
To answer subby's question: no, I didn't.
 
2012-10-28 12:58:30 AM

Burke Turkey: 5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.


4.6 140km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:33:51 52.906°N 133.120°W 10.0
5.1 237km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:25:17 52.019°N 133.370°W 10.1
4.8 202km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:52:24 52.199°N 131.986°W 10.9
5.8 154km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:14:10 52.629°N 132.243°W 10.0
7.7 139km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:04:10 52.769°N 131.927°W 17.5

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
 
2012-10-28 12:59:49 AM

davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

Wrong fault. Way, way, way wrong fault.

You probably meant Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.

Oops, sorry. Yeah. I was thinking about the last earthquake thread, or was it a SF thread.
They're both overdue for earthquakes.
The SF one is just going to be far worse

Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.


If Cascadia goes, all of the news shows will say something like "The Pacific Northwest just fell into the ocean. And now let's turn to Brad, with more news on Hurricane Sandy."

/Oregonian.
 
2012-10-28 01:01:25 AM

MurphyMurphy: Burke Turkey: 5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.

4.6 140km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:33:51 52.906°N 133.120°W 10.0
5.1 237km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:25:17 52.019°N 133.370°W 10.1
4.8 202km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:52:24 52.199°N 131.986°W 10.9
5.8 154km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:14:10 52.629°N 132.243°W 10.0
7.7 139km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:04:10 52.769°N 131.927°W 17.5

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!


Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the big one...
 
2012-10-28 01:02:02 AM
Winter is coming!
 
2012-10-28 01:02:19 AM

WhippingBoy: Uhhhh guys... I'm seeing a very large, lizard-like creature rising out of the ocean... what do you think it might be?


Squirrels.
 
2012-10-28 01:02:27 AM

indylaw: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

ROFL wut?


It means turn on your sarcastometer? Although 7.7 is nothing to sneeze at, this quake is terribly remote. And certainly not connected to the San Andreas or Hayward faults.
 
2012-10-28 01:03:13 AM

davidphogan:
Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.



Dang it. Did the internet lie to me again?
I've been reading for years about "the big one" and SF's extreme vulnerability due to building on unstable soil (from previous earthquake(s) ).
The SF area getting hit by earthquakes roughly every 100 years, and so on.
 
2012-10-28 01:04:18 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Tsun-o-might!
 
2012-10-28 01:04:21 AM
Oh Shiat, we're probably next. :(

/lives in so. cal
 
2012-10-28 01:04:29 AM

Snarfangel: davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: davidphogan: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

Wrong fault. Way, way, way wrong fault.

You probably meant Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.

Oops, sorry. Yeah. I was thinking about the last earthquake thread, or was it a SF thread.
They're both overdue for earthquakes.
The SF one is just going to be far worse

Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.

If Cascadia goes, all of the news shows will say something like "The Pacific Northwest just fell into the ocean. And now let's turn to Brad, with more news on Hurricane Sandy."

/Oregonian.


Pretty much. They'd probably run some stock footage of the MAX and the Space Needle while saying so.
 
2012-10-28 01:05:03 AM
The CBC is reporting some 'minor' damage in Sandspit. However, there are still ongoing relatively strong earthquakes. Could be a stronger one later.
 
2012-10-28 01:05:35 AM

Babwa Wawa: eraser8: I've met rude Canadians.

Of course, they were French Canadians.

And by their own reckoning, they aren't Canadian.

True story: after dating my wife for a bit, we went to meet the parents. After about 30 words spoken to the future mother in law, she says, apropos of apparently nothing, "I've taught my daughters that they should leave anyone who beats them." I said something to the effect that I usually wait a few months before starting the beatings. Future father in law laughed. Next summer the FIL and I are going on a whiskey tour of Scotland.


While I can't speak for your wife, your FIL is definitely worth keeping.

I've been drinking too much to weigh in on Mrs. Wawa-in-law.
 
2012-10-28 01:05:47 AM

Old Huntstein: Kamloops is OK. I repeat, Kamloops is OK.

\Used to live in Sandspit.
\\You have no farkin' idea where that is.


i am a kamloopsian as well, I'm getting drunk just to be safe though
 
2012-10-28 01:07:00 AM

WhippingBoy: Uhhhh guys... I'm seeing a very large, lizard-like creature rising out of the ocean... what do you think it might be?


Gojira! Gojira!
 
2012-10-28 01:07:58 AM

davidphogan: Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0


Curious, how is this determined?

I get they can rate them for pressure, volatility and such, but to put a cap on capability for a major fault seems... oddly exact and confident.
 
2012-10-28 01:09:06 AM

WhippingBoy: Uhhhh guys... I'm seeing a very large, lizard-like creature rising out of the ocean... what do you think it might be?


Do you live near Melancholy Cove?
 
2012-10-28 01:09:14 AM
Something about Gene Masseth's friend?
 
2012-10-28 01:10:04 AM

davidphogan: Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the big one...


These mediocre ones are good. We want more of them. It alleviates the pressure in the fault line, so nothing builds up and we run the risk of getting a Big One some years down the road.
 
2012-10-28 01:10:06 AM
pubs.usgs.gov
 
2012-10-28 01:10:26 AM
Italian seismologists in Canada. Go figgur.
 
2012-10-28 01:10:34 AM

p4p3rm4t3: [pubs.usgs.gov image 580x476]


I see a giant snail.
 
2012-10-28 01:10:45 AM
Well, it's kind of a big one, actually.

But, it's also the part of Canadia that's practically Alaska, so it's sort of to be expected.
 
2012-10-28 01:11:38 AM
So your mom was caught having sex?
 
2012-10-28 01:12:23 AM
i1197.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-28 01:12:32 AM

God-is-a-Taco: davidphogan:
Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.


Dang it. Did the internet lie to me again?
I've been reading for years about "the big one" and SF's extreme vulnerability due to building on unstable soil (from previous earthquake(s) ).
The SF area getting hit by earthquakes roughly every 100 years, and so on.


Countercyclical between Los Angeles and San Francisco every 125 years. Los Angeles has 19 years still until the big one.
 
2012-10-28 01:13:20 AM

Nogami: Yup, felt it very nicely!


That's what she said.
 
2012-10-28 01:13:47 AM

God-is-a-Taco: davidphogan:
Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0, and most of the PNW is built on fill and seismically decades behind SF.

PDX didn't even know they could face a major quake until 1990, so they have a lot more buildings that are deathtraps than SF. Seattle's downtown is built on fill that will return to the Sound. The tsunami the rip 9 creates will kill thousands on the OR/WA coast as well.

CA quakes are nothing compared to The Big One the PNW is facing and overdue for.


Dang it. Did the internet lie to me again?
I've been reading for years about "the big one" and SF's extreme vulnerability due to building on unstable soil (from previous earthquake(s) ).
The SF area getting hit by earthquakes roughly every 100 years, and so on.


SF and most of Cali have more frequent but less violent quakes due to their faults being slip-strike faults. They go off more often but with less power due to the nature of the fault.

Subduction zone quakes happen less often but with a lot more power because of the motion of the quake. Subduction zone quakes also are more likely to create tsunamis due to the action of the plates and that they're typically underwater.

SF also had an 80-something year head start on knowing they were at risk of earthquakes, which will greatly impact the death toll for SF's favor.
 
2012-10-28 01:15:13 AM

Kevin72: indylaw: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

ROFL wut?

It means turn on your sarcastometer? Although 7.7 is nothing to sneeze at, this quake is terribly remote. And certainly not connected to the San Andreas or Hayward faults.


Poe's Law. People believe all sorts of crazy shiat.
 
2012-10-28 01:15:31 AM

Babwa Wawa: shower_in_my_socks: [img708.imageshack.us image 450x336]

That's not syrup.


Of course it is. It's corn syrup.
 
2012-10-28 01:15:31 AM

Burke Turkey: 5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.


Get used to it. There'll be a few dozen hundred more significant aftershocks over the next few years.
 
2012-10-28 01:17:21 AM

MurphyMurphy: davidphogan: Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0

Curious, how is this determined?

I get they can rate them for pressure, volatility and such, but to put a cap on capability for a major fault seems... oddly exact and confident.


It basically comes down to slip-stike vs subduction zone. Slip-strikes can't build up nearly as much energy as plates sitting on top of each other.
 
2012-10-28 01:17:44 AM
Haida Gwaii? What a funny wai to spell Hawaii.
 
2012-10-28 01:18:12 AM
I live in Ketchikan, Alaska. There is not expected to be any damage from the Tsunami, its hitting between low and high tide.
 
2012-10-28 01:21:51 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Burke Turkey: 5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.

Get used to it. There'll be a few dozen hundred more significant aftershocks over the next few years.


I'm aware, but they are still fairly large EQ's. The 5.8 aftershock would've made news on its own.
 
2012-10-28 01:24:53 AM
It's California, is it really necessary to have a news flash for every one of these earthquakes?

Maybe we should have a newsflash every time it rains in Seattle.
 
2012-10-28 01:25:13 AM

MurphyMurphy: davidphogan: Very unlikely. SF isn't capable of over a 7.5 or so. The CSD is capable of a 9.0

Curious, how is this determined?

I get they can rate them for pressure, volatility and such, but to put a cap on capability for a major fault seems... oddly exact and confident.


If you know the extent of the fault rupture and the amount of accumulated displacement, you can estimate a projected quake's magnitude fairly accurately. The modern magnitude scale (moment magnitude) basically takes the area of slip and the amount of slip, calculates the energy needed to move that much rock that far, then scales it to match the old Richter scale (which was originally intended only for small to medium-sized quakes in Southern California).
 
2012-10-28 01:26:19 AM

Torion!: [upload.wikimedia.org image 275x184]

"Aw! You farted!" 

/hot


Aw, take off, eh.

/hoser
 
2012-10-28 01:26:36 AM

Blue_Blazer: It's California, is it really necessary to have a news flash for every one of these earthquakes?

Maybe we should have a newsflash every time it rains in Seattle.


Wow. That's a whole lot of didn't read TFA/thread there.
 
2012-10-28 01:27:51 AM

Blue_Blazer: It's California, is it really necessary to have a news flash for every one of these earthquakes?

Maybe we should have a newsflash every time it rains in Seattle.


Points and laughs
 
2012-10-28 01:29:01 AM

Burke Turkey: common sense is an oxymoron: Burke Turkey: 5.1 just hit. That's 4 in the past 1.5 hours.

Get used to it. There'll be a few dozen hundred more significant aftershocks over the next few years.

I'm aware, but they are still fairly large EQ's. The 5.8 aftershock would've made news on its own.


I was in Northridge in 1994. If you're close enough to feel the aftershocks, you'll soon be able to estimate both magnitude and distance with some accuracy from the P and S waves alone, seconds before the shaking really starts. And with a 7.7 main shock, expect at least one mid-6 aftershock, possibly days or even weeks from now.
 
2012-10-28 01:31:04 AM

indylaw:
Poe's Law. People believe all sorts of crazy shiat.


Yeah, SF would never be hit be a strong earthquake.
 
2012-10-28 01:31:30 AM

brantgoose: Haida Gwaii? What a funny wai to spell Hawaii.


Keyboard was still shaking.
 
2012-10-28 01:40:12 AM
I've felt a couple of earthquakes--one rattled my parents house. Outside on the patio my parents and neighbours said it sounded like a train going by on the other side of the river. The second was in Ottawa and I was on the top floor of the building in the bathroom where effects of earthquakes would be more noticeable because of the building sway--I thought "what the Hell did they just do to the elevator?" because the elevators are near the washrooms and they were working on them, but another guy said "that was an earthquake". We got to go home while they checked the building for damage but the only real damage in town was a few fallen bricks from the odd chimney or wall. Both of these earthquakes were in the 4.5 range or so--really small. I missed another nearby earthquake of similar size.

Some people are more sensitive to earthquakes than others but there can be a great deal of variability even in the same area because of building types and differences in geology. Much of Ottawa's soil would be liquified if a really strong earthquake hit according to recent reports. On the other hand, the place where I live and the place where I work are rooted in solid rock. This might make them safer during a quake although I worry about my bookshelves falling on me or windows breaking.
 
2012-10-28 01:41:17 AM

God-is-a-Taco: indylaw:
Poe's Law. People believe all sorts of crazy shiat.

Yeah, SF would never be hit be a strong earthquake.


Sure it will, but not from the Cascadia subduction zone. The worst-case quake for San Francisco itself would be a full northern-segment San Andreas rupture centered just offshore...in other words, a repeat of the 1906 quake, which was destructive but not catastrophic (most of the damage was due to the post-quake fires). As badly as some might wish otherwise, SF just isn't going to be obliterated by an earthquake.
 
2012-10-28 01:43:44 AM
Victoria has a tsunami warning up now. Woah.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:23 AM
Hawaii was a warning up now too.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:34 AM
So what's the over/under on this being a foreshock to the main Cascadia show?

/Walked right into the HAARP control shack once, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies
 
2012-10-28 01:47:10 AM
It looks pretty big on IRIS.

http://www.iris.edu/dms/seismon.htm
 
2012-10-28 01:47:30 AM
The only tsunami warning up right now is for Hawaii.

Link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
 
2012-10-28 01:49:06 AM

Captain Steroid: Dear GOD! The moose have launched a counterattack! O_O




W..W
U
/ \
 
2012-10-28 01:51:08 AM
North America is apparently taking it in both ends.
 
2012-10-28 01:51:19 AM

fredbox: So what's the over/under on this being a foreshock to the main Cascadia show?

/Walked right into the HAARP control shack once, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies


I doubt anyone knows. The only written history of the 1700 big one is from the tsunami that hit Japan. There's not much else to go on.
 
2012-10-28 01:53:47 AM

Kevin72: Something about Gene Masseth's friend?


What? No, I'm fine.
 
2012-10-28 01:54:17 AM

Burke Turkey: Victoria has a tsunami warning up now. Woah.


It's only an advisory for Victoria.

"A Tsunami Advisory means that that a low-level tsunami is expected. Potentially strong currents could be dangerous for low-lying coastal areas in these zones. Please stay away from beaches and shorelines until further notice."
 
2012-10-28 01:56:29 AM

Brick-House: FastJeff: Brick-House: well there's your problem...

[media.tumblr.com image 250x141]

Hey asshole, this is serious! Stop making me laugh!

?


Ew, what the hell is that thing?
 
2012-10-28 01:57:52 AM
Damage costing dozens of Canadian quarters.
 
2012-10-28 01:59:03 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-28 01:59:19 AM
I was in the Loma Prieta one in 89. The Giants were in the World Series that year

..........wait a minute.............
 
2012-10-28 01:59:54 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: The only tsunami warning up right now is for Hawaii.

Link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center


No word yet on the size of the tsunami expected for Hawaii. There are some readings provided in the warning text below, but they're deep water readings, and I don't know their relative magnitude (e.g., whether they're impressively high or not).

The most relevant part of the warning text:
BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
709 PM HST SAT OCT 27 2012

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0709 PM HST. THIS UPGRADE IS DUE TO THE SEA LEVEL READINGS
RECEIVED AND THE RESULTING CHANGE IN THE HAWAII TSUNAMI
FORECAST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0504 PM HST 27 OCT 2012
COORDINATES - 52.8 NORTH 131.8 WEST
LOCATION - QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.7 MOMENT

...

EVALUATION

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG
COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION
SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE
CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD
COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS
CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.
TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT
RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI
WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL
QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE
CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED
BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH
TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.

THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

1028 PM HST SAT 27 OCT 2012

MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$
 
2012-10-28 02:00:14 AM

davidphogan: fredbox: So what's the over/under on this being a foreshock to the main Cascadia show?

/Walked right into the HAARP control shack once, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies

I doubt anyone knows. The only written history of the 1700 big one is from the tsunami that hit Japan. There's not much else to go on.


There's also sedimentary records from that one. Written records backtracking trace it to Jan 26, 9pm, 1700.
 
2012-10-28 02:00:31 AM
Does this mean gas is gonna go up to $4.50 a gallon again?
 
2012-10-28 02:00:34 AM

brantgoose: I've felt a couple of earthquakes--one rattled my parents house. Outside on the patio my parents and neighbours said it sounded like a train going by on the other side of the river. The second was in Ottawa and I was on the top floor of the building in the bathroom where effects of earthquakes would be more noticeable because of the building sway--I thought "what the Hell did they just do to the elevator?" because the elevators are near the washrooms and they were working on them, but another guy said "that was an earthquake". We got to go home while they checked the building for damage but the only real damage in town was a few fallen bricks from the odd chimney or wall. Both of these earthquakes were in the 4.5 range or so--really small. I missed another nearby earthquake of similar size.

Some people are more sensitive to earthquakes than others but there can be a great deal of variability even in the same area because of building types and differences in geology. Much of Ottawa's soil would be liquified if a really strong earthquake hit according to recent reports. On the other hand, the place where I live and the place where I work are rooted in solid rock. This might make them safer during a quake although I worry about my bookshelves falling on me or windows breaking.


Yeah, we don't need to panic about our little earthquakes in Ottawa. We can panic about that Leda clay ("quick clay") that we're sitting on instead. I don't know if that even needs an earthquake to liquify.

/Apparently the city has mapped out where the clay is and building codes in those areas take it into account.
//That last 4.shiat when I was about to get into the shower. I spent the whole quake trying to decide if it was the sort of thing that warranted running out into the street naked. CSS?
 
2012-10-28 02:01:00 AM
I can hear the air raid sirens sounding on Oahu, Spooky,
 
2012-10-28 02:01:52 AM
Tsunami heading to Hawaii! fark!
 
2012-10-28 02:04:18 AM
(Really? 4.5-space-hit and I'm filterpwnd?)
 
2012-10-28 02:04:53 AM

Ivo Shandor: Burke Turkey: Victoria has a tsunami warning up now. Woah.

It's only an advisory for Victoria.

"A Tsunami Advisory means that that a low-level tsunami is expected. Potentially strong currents could be dangerous for low-lying coastal areas in these zones. Please stay away from beaches and shorelines until further notice."

 

www.islandnet.com
 
2012-10-28 02:05:25 AM

davidphogan: fredbox: So what's the over/under on this being a foreshock to the main Cascadia show?

/Walked right into the HAARP control shack once, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies

I doubt anyone knows. The only written history of the 1700 big one is from the tsunami that hit Japan. There's not much else to go on.


The only Cascadia quake in human-recorded history is the 1700 event. Geological and paleobotanical records suggest a frequency of every 300-600 years for Cascadia megaquakes. What we don't have are any detailed records of foreshock sequences or other subtle clues as to whether or not the big one is really on its way based on this one particular quake.
 
2012-10-28 02:06:06 AM
So 9 earthquakes in a row hit around the same region? holy shiat thats insane
 
2012-10-28 02:06:41 AM
Stay safe Hawaii Farkers !!!
 
2012-10-28 02:07:08 AM

Burke Turkey: davidphogan: fredbox: So what's the over/under on this being a foreshock to the main Cascadia show?

/Walked right into the HAARP control shack once, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies

I doubt anyone knows. The only written history of the 1700 big one is from the tsunami that hit Japan. There's not much else to go on.

There's also sedimentary records from that one. Written records backtracking trace it to Jan 26, 9pm, 1700.


They help, but AFAIK they don't indicate whether or not precursory quakes occurred.
 
2012-10-28 02:07:11 AM
4.shiat
 
2012-10-28 02:07:47 AM

zerkalo: 4.shiat


Solid!
 
2012-10-28 02:09:20 AM
God is punishing the United States for Honey Boo Boo.
 
2012-10-28 02:09:32 AM
Ok, I don't understand waves and stuff: I read a Yahoo story that said a 4 inch wave hit Southern Alaska and that it's the start of the tsunami stuff.

4 inches? That's it? Aren't most waves in the ocean like a foot high when they crash? I'm not getting why this is a big deal...
 
2012-10-28 02:11:37 AM

common sense is an oxymoron:
Sure it will, but not from the Cascadia subduction zone. The worst-case quake for San Francisco itself would be a full northern-segment San Andreas rupture centered just offshore...in other words, a repeat of the 1906 quake, which was destructive but not catastrophic (most of the damage was due to the post-quake fires). As badly as some might wish otherwise, SF just isn't going to be obliterated by an earthquake.


i49.tinypic.com
Okay. The two tectonic plates have been active this year, and not the faultline.
But indylaw is still a douche, that much we can all agree on.
 
2012-10-28 02:11:57 AM

Gene Masseth Jr.: Ok, I don't understand waves and stuff: I read a Yahoo story that said a 4 inch wave hit Southern Alaska and that it's the start of the tsunami stuff.

4 inches? That's it? Aren't most waves in the ocean like a foot high when they crash? I'm not getting why this is a big deal...


Because panic and fear sell...
 
2012-10-28 02:14:25 AM
From the CBC news twitter feed: "Jack Mussallem, mayor of Price Rupert, nearest port to Haida Gwaii on BC mainland, says no damage. "
 
2012-10-28 02:15:26 AM

Blue_Blazer: It's California, is it really necessary to have a news flash for every one of these earthquakes?

Maybe we should have a newsflash every time it rains in Seattle.


I wasn't aware California was located in Canada.
 
2012-10-28 02:16:13 AM
And now coastal evacuations for Hawaii--Live stream from KHNL

(Seriously, Hawaii would have more to worry about than Victoria--more time for waves to build up)
 
2012-10-28 02:18:09 AM

Gene Masseth Jr.: Ok, I don't understand waves and stuff: I read a Yahoo story that said a 4 inch wave hit Southern Alaska and that it's the start of the tsunami stuff.

4 inches? That's it? Aren't most waves in the ocean like a foot high when they crash? I'm not getting why this is a big deal...


IIRC the measurements they give aren't the total wave size, they're how much bigger the wave is than a normal wave under the normal tidal condition at that time at that location. For example, Langara Island has reported a couple of 44-50cm (18 inch-ish) waves, so if their waves were normally a foot high at this time of night when they crash, these ones were two and a half feet.
 
2012-10-28 02:19:14 AM
Oahu here...the local news is scaring everyone...thank god i just got back with a barrel of zippys chili. No beer or wine though...walmart time!
 
2012-10-28 02:19:15 AM

Gene Masseth Jr.: 4 inches? That's it? Aren't most waves in the ocean like a foot high when they crash? I'm not getting why this is a big deal...


Short version: a tsunami has a much longer wavelength than a regular ocean wave. Long version: Wikipedia.
 
2012-10-28 02:21:22 AM
Tsunami advisories (not warnings) have been issued for Oregon & California coasts.
 
2012-10-28 02:23:22 AM

Gene Masseth Jr.: Ok, I don't understand waves and stuff: I read a Yahoo story that said a 4 inch wave hit Southern Alaska and that it's the start of the tsunami stuff.

4 inches? That's it? Aren't most waves in the ocean like a foot high when they crash? I'm not getting why this is a big deal...



Tsunamis come in trains of up to a dozen separate waves over a period of hours. The first wave may not be the biggest. Also, the height of a landfalling tsunami can vary greatly from place to place depending on local offshore topography, currents, etc.

Since a measurable tsunami has been observed, a tsunami warning has been issued. Once more information on actual wave heights is available, the warning may be modified or discontinued.
 
2012-10-28 02:27:09 AM
They kicked everyone out of the local the theatre here...says my niece. Guess its srs bsns.
 
2012-10-28 02:28:10 AM

TheMega: [i1197.photobucket.com image 540x384]


I don't remember that from Homeland.
 
2012-10-28 02:28:51 AM
I live in Indiana and we had a 3.2 earthquake a couple years back. I was in the hospital at the time. OMG. The screaming and hollering about a baby quake. It was sickening. I grew up in California.
 
2012-10-28 02:29:19 AM

daveb0rg: They kicked everyone out of the local the theatre here...says my niece. Guess its srs bsns.


Yeah, it is. There's now a greenlit tsunami warning thread for Hawaii on the main page.
 
2012-10-28 02:31:39 AM
Warnings out for south/southeast Alaska.

Should be fine here in Anchorage. It's actually very difficult for Anchorage to get hit with a tsunami. The quake would have to throw a Luke Skywalker Death Star shot straight up the Cook Inlet at high tide. Even the '64 quake didn't hit Anchorage with a tsunami, there's just not enough open water to move there.
 
2012-10-28 02:32:03 AM
Latest info from HI:

Best guestimate is possibly up to 6 ft tsunami expected in Hilo (on the main island) and Kahului (on Maui) but unknown how big tsunami may be due to lack of tide gauges between Haida Gwaii and Maui--warning threshold is 3 feet hence why mandatory evacuations being ordered for Hawaii coast. Not expected to be as bad as tsunami from Tohoku earthquake, though.

I would hope that any Farkers in Hawaii are getting their arses away from the beach; even if you aren't washed to sea, salt water and electronics really don't mix well.
 
2012-10-28 02:34:41 AM

Medusa's Daughter: I live in Indiana and we had a 3.2 earthquake a couple years back. I was in the hospital at the time. OMG. The screaming and hollering about a baby quake. It was sickening. I grew up in California.


I can understand that. However, in California, things are built to code to survive earthquakes. Many places in the US don't have that. Additionally, many places have buildings a hundred or two hundred years old. Which tend to be made of old masonry and stone that doesn't weather earthquakes well. We had a tiny quake up here in PA a couple years back, and we had old brick structures in a number of places take some pretty bad damage. A falling brick or stone block doesn't care about numbers much, when it's busy moving your skull outta the way.
 
2012-10-28 02:35:35 AM
The earthquakes that create the massive, destructive, murderous Tsunamis are the "megathrust" earthquakes. This was not a megathrust.
 
2012-10-28 02:35:35 AM

Ishkur: davidphogan: Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the Big One. Please don't be a precursor to the big one...

These mediocre ones are good. We want more of them. It alleviates the pressure in the fault line, so nothing builds up and we run the risk of getting a Big One some years down the road.


A month or so ago I had an extremely vivid dream... standing on a hilltop, looking down on, what I think, was San Diego, watching a tsunami roll in. It flashed forward to swirling waters, around the tops of buildings. It was followed by another a couple of days later. My impression was that the land dropped at a fault line below sea level.

The last time a dream shook me like that, was in 1988, a year before the earthquake that rocked San Francisco (I was in Okinawa when the earthquake actually happened), when I had the dream, my thoughts were that it was about a nuclear war (consider the time, and I was in the service then)... it ended as I was driving down a raised highway, which collapsed under me and everything went black. When I saw the photos of the damage in the earthquake, I realized that was exactly what I had seen in the dream. It wasn't the first time I'd had some sort of premonition in a dream, nor the last, but it was the most serious... until last month.

Most of the time it's trivial crap.... like dreaming a cop is pulling me over, which always was followed up by a cop pulling me over that day (I realized I should drive more carefully if I dream about cops, and the dreams, and tickets, have not returned since), or somethign akin to deja vu, where I knew the words somebody was goign to say before they said them, as my memory played them out from a dream.

I only wish I could tap into the lottery with it. The one opportunity I had was a lousy daily 3 pick, and I missed playing the number anyway.

So take it for what it's worth. If the west coast falls into the Pacific in the next 12 months, I can dig this thread up in the Farkives. I guess.
 
2012-10-28 02:36:38 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Blue_Blazer: It's California, is it really necessary to have a news flash for every one of these earthquakes?

Maybe we should have a newsflash every time it rains in Seattle.

I wasn't aware California was located in Canada.


But who reads the article anyways, right? Gotta say though, 7.7 slaps Socal, where I live, we'd talk about it, a LOT!

...just saying
 
2012-10-28 02:36:39 AM

Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go up to $4.50 a gallon again?


If it dropped to that I'd be happy.
 
2012-10-28 02:36:57 AM
We are 10 min from the beach so my new laptop should stay nice and dry.
 
2012-10-28 02:37:08 AM

phortwinni: So 9 earthquakes in a row hit around the same region? holy shiat thats insane


USGS noted 10 eq's in just a bit more than 2 hours. I have the feeling that this is just the beginning. Looking at the IRIS seismic monitor, the PNW is the only area in the Ring of Fire that hasn't been shaking. We are overdue.
 
2012-10-28 02:37:27 AM
Things could be worse: this could only be a foreshock for the next Cascadia Earthquake. If you recall, two days before Japan's 9.0, on March 9, there was a 7.2 about 25 miles from the March 11 epicenter. That's a bit of an extreme example, though; the 2004 earthquake which caused the Indian Ocean tsunami was preceded by a 7.3 foreshock in 2002. Foreshocks can cause enough stress on subduction zones that they eventually cause the plate boundary to basically unzip.
 
2012-10-28 02:37:51 AM

libranoelrose: TheMega: [i1197.photobucket.com image 540x384]

I don't remember that from Homeland.


It's from Life. Good stuff!
 
2012-10-28 02:40:05 AM
subby that's "Does a tree make a sound in a forest if no one hears it?" country.

That said, I didn't feel it here.
 
2012-10-28 02:40:08 AM

AbbeySomeone: phortwinni: So 9 earthquakes in a row hit around the same region? holy shiat thats insane

USGS noted 10 eq's in just a bit more than 2 hours. I have the feeling that this is just the beginning. Looking at the IRIS seismic monitor, the PNW is the only area in the Ring of Fire that hasn't been shaking. We are overdue.


Overdue for what? To get raped?
 
2012-10-28 02:41:44 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com

/tye oneself to palmtree was early in survival tips from what I remember
 
2012-10-28 02:42:10 AM

phortwinni: AbbeySomeone: phortwinni: So 9 earthquakes in a row hit around the same region? holy shiat thats insane

USGS noted 10 eq's in just a bit more than 2 hours. I have the feeling that this is just the beginning. Looking at the IRIS seismic monitor, the PNW is the only area in the Ring of Fire that hasn't been shaking. We are overdue.

Overdue for what? To get raped?


Only if McKenna gets elected.
 
2012-10-28 02:42:39 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Tsunami advisories (not warnings) have been issued for Oregon & California coasts.


I was sorting through my collection of Agates from the Oreon Coast. I wonder what the tides will bring up now?
I have the feeling this is much more serious than people want to think.
 
2012-10-28 02:43:24 AM
I heard the warnings on the radio. My first reaction was WTF? I don't remember hearing about an earthquake. My second reaction was: lol, this is Fairbanks, if it reaches here we have bigger problems.

It wasn't the first time I'd had some sort of premonition in a dream, nor the last, but it was the most serious... until last month.

You know, if you try, you can sometimes control dreams. I wonder if you changed your precognitive dream if reality would change.
 
2012-10-28 02:45:26 AM

AbbeySomeone: Bathia_Mapes: Tsunami advisories (not warnings) have been issued for Oregon & California coasts.

I was sorting through my collection of Agates from the Oreon Coast. I wonder what the tides will bring up now?
I have the feeling this is much more serious than people want to think.


Cases of radioactive CD players.
 
2012-10-28 02:47:02 AM

Paris1127: Things could be worse: this could only be a foreshock for the next Cascadia Earthquake. If you recall, two days before Japan's 9.0, on March 9, there was a 7.2 about 25 miles from the March 11 epicenter. That's a bit of an extreme example, though; the 2004 earthquake which caused the Indian Ocean tsunami was preceded by a 7.3 foreshock in 2002. Foreshocks can cause enough stress on subduction zones that they eventually cause the plate boundary to basically unzip.


...that's actually one of the things I'm actually rather scared of (and dear gods do I hope that this is NOT a foreshock for the Cascadia Rip)...

/has friends that will be basically dead when the Cascadia Rip happens due to location
//at least they're out of tsunami advisory zone right now, which is a relief
 
2012-10-28 02:47:48 AM
PNW due for a big one?

If the big one hits, will SW Montana be safe from a PNW one, or will I get hosed by the Yellowstone caldera anyway?
 
2012-10-28 02:49:13 AM

Testiclaw: PNW due for a big one?

If the big one hits, will SW Montana be safe from a PNW one, or will I get hosed by the Yellowstone caldera anyway?


No place is safe. Best kiss your ass goodbye and get it over with.
 
2012-10-28 02:50:12 AM

whidbey: Testiclaw: PNW due for a big one?

If the big one hits, will SW Montana be safe from a PNW one, or will I get hosed by the Yellowstone caldera anyway?

No place is safe. Best kiss your ass goodbye and get it over with.


:(
 
2012-10-28 02:50:53 AM
Earthquake 7.7
Aftershocks 5.8, 4.8, 5.1, 4.6, 4.7, 4.5, 4.5 5.0

3 times (in bold) that an aftershock was greater than the one before it.

Does that signify this as a foreshock?
 
2012-10-28 02:52:55 AM
Maybe we will be hit with a tornado at the same time...we could use the rain on this side of the island.


-d
 
2012-10-28 02:53:03 AM

Great Porn Dragon: Latest info from HI:

Best guestimate is possibly up to 6 ft tsunami expected in Hilo (on the main island) and Kahului (on Maui) but unknown how big tsunami may be due to lack of tide gauges between Haida Gwaii and Maui--warning threshold is 3 feet hence why mandatory evacuations being ordered for Hawaii coast. Not expected to be as bad as tsunami from Tohoku earthquake, though.

I would hope that any Farkers in Hawaii are getting their arses away from the beach; even if you aren't washed to sea, salt water and electronics really don't mix well.


There are several Hawaiian farkers commenting in the thread a little above this one. Evacuations are underway.
 
2012-10-28 02:54:46 AM
In case any of you haven't seen this - www.iris.edu
 
2012-10-28 02:56:24 AM

Testiclaw: whidbey: Testiclaw: PNW due for a big one?

If the big one hits, will SW Montana be safe from a PNW one, or will I get hosed by the Yellowstone caldera anyway?

No place is safe. Best kiss your ass goodbye and get it over with.

:(


Well, that's no reason we can't still get our kicks before the whole shiathouse goes up in flames...
 
2012-10-28 02:56:27 AM
Someone tell subby that he used eh wrong.

It would have sounded natural if subby said this

Did anybody feel that earthquake? She was really rockin' eh?

You can't just put eh at the end of every sentence and think that's how it works.
 
2012-10-28 02:57:31 AM

indylaw: Kevin72: indylaw: God-is-a-Taco: Hmmm yep, that faultline continues its activity as expected.
San Fransisco still unlikely to exist in 10 years.

ROFL wut?

It means turn on your sarcastometer? Although 7.7 is nothing to sneeze at, this quake is terribly remote. And certainly not connected to the San Andreas or Hayward faults.

Poe's Law. People believe all sorts of crazy shiat.


ROFL wut? Are you saying you do believe that San Fransisco (sic) is unlikely to exist in 10 years?
 
2012-10-28 03:06:47 AM

ontariolightning: Earthquake 7.7
Aftershocks 5.8, 4.8, 5.1, 4.6, 4.7, 4.5, 4.5 5.0

3 times (in bold) that an aftershock was greater than the one before it.

Does that signify this as a foreshock?


Aftershocks don't neatly decrease in intensity over time. The quick-and-dirty rule is that there will likely be at least one aftershock with a magnitude one less than the main shock...so expect at least a mid-6 aftershock at some point, along with thousands of smaller ones.

At least for California quakes, seismologists generally cite about a 5% chance that any given quake is actually a foreshock. There's a slight chance that the 7.7 quake was itself a foreshock, but that has nothing to do with the aftershock sequence. Fore- and aftershocks, if large enough, generate their own fore- and aftershocks, and there is no way to tell which is the main shock until a bigger quake either happens or doesn't.
 
2012-10-28 03:09:31 AM
The distance between where this happened and where Vancouver is like the distance between Seattle and North California. It's like 500 miles.
 
2012-10-28 03:12:53 AM

Torion!: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

/tye oneself to palmtree was early in survival tips from what I remember


FYI there were no trees on the island she could tie herself to.

She was climbing a sea cliff when she was overtaken by the wave and had to wedge her hands and feet into cracks in the cliff, nearly severing them, to keep from being swept away.
 
2012-10-28 03:13:28 AM
Obligatory "your mother" joke
 
2012-10-28 03:13:44 AM

Torion!: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

/tye oneself to palmtree was early in survival tips from what I remember


That was one of my favorite books growing up;
 
2012-10-28 03:15:25 AM
755km away, and I didn't feel anything.
 
2012-10-28 03:30:58 AM
I see a few of my fellow Victorian Farkers felt it, I felt nothing, but I have consumed a fair amount of liquor, so there's that. I read on CBC that they reported 12 centimeter 'waves' in tofino.......
 
2012-10-28 03:31:27 AM
I live on the West side of Puget Sound and noticed it. I didn't feel it, but I saw the chandelier over the dinner table start swaying back and forth for a good 30 seconds or so. Figured it was a mild quake here locally (M3.0 or below), then I saw this thread.
 
2012-10-28 03:33:15 AM

intelligent comment below: NEVAR FORGET

27/10/12

[i.imgur.com image 778x584]


Nothing changes.

When something is taken...it's gone for good.

Especially when you are willing.
 
2012-10-28 03:50:18 AM
And just rolled through so cal.

Like the fist o....
Slow roller.
 
2012-10-28 03:55:43 AM

Torion!: And just rolled through so cal.

Like the fist o....
Slow roller.


Same fault line.
 
2012-10-28 03:55:53 AM
At least it's consistent!

----
5.0 200km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:25:21 52.241°N 131.559°W 10.0
4.6 212km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:12:14 52.109°N 132.221°W 10.0
5.0 203km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 06:16:53 52.268°N 131.212°W 11.5
4.5 139km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:51:17 52.815°N 132.714°W 10.3
4.2 181km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:47:08 52.429°N 131.451°W 10.1
4.1 248km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:38:38 51.786°N 132.312°W 10.1
4.3 211km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:21:36 52.139°N 131.571°W 10.0
4.3 169km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:15:12 52.499°N 132.222°W 10.1
4.5 178km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:02:49 52.409°N 132.165°W 10.3
4.3 180km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:54:46 52.403°N 132.439°W 10.1
4.7 162km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:41:05 52.592°N 132.670°W 10.0
4.6 140km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:33:51 52.906°N 133.120°W 10.0
5.1 237km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:25:17 52.019°N 133.370°W 10.1
4.8 202km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:52:24 52.199°N 131.986°W 10.9
7.7 139km S of Masset, Canada
 
2012-10-28 04:07:59 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: At least it's consistent!


Seems like the aftershocks are getting larger. I hope that doesn't mean these are all foreshocks. 7.7 included.
 
2012-10-28 04:09:52 AM
A few people in the Fraser Valley have reported feeling it, but I didn't notice a thing.

I've been saying Haida Gwaii for about 15 years.
 
2012-10-28 04:32:56 AM

ontariolightning: Someone tell subby that he used eh wrong.

It would have sounded natural if subby said this

Did anybody feel that earthquake? She was really rockin' eh?

You can't just put eh at the end of every sentence and think that's how it works.


You sound offended, eh?
 
2012-10-28 04:34:25 AM
Holy shiat! 7.7 is a big quake. Good thing no humans live in Canada.
 
2012-10-28 04:34:31 AM

Cpl.D: Mr. Shabooboo: At least it's consistent!

Seems like the aftershocks are getting larger. I hope that doesn't mean these are all foreshocks. 7.7 included.


Don't worry. Dec 21, 2012 is like at LEAST a month away by my calculations.
 
2012-10-28 05:59:20 AM
Canada's biggest quake was along the same fault in roughly the same area..


From Natural Resources Canada..
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The M8.1 Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) Earthquake of August 22, 1949


Local Date and Time: August 21, 1949 at 08:01:12 pm Pacific time
UT Date and Time: 1949-08-22 04:01:12 UT
Magnitude: MW 8.1; MS 8.1
Maximum Intensity: (Modified Mercalli) VII-VIII
Latitude: 53.62° N
Longitude: 133.27° W

Canada's largest earthquake (magnitude 8.1) since 1700, occurred on August 22, 1949 off the coast of BC. It occurred on the Queen Charlotte Fault (Canada's equivalent of the San Andreas Fault) - the boundary between the Pacific and North American plates that runs underwater along the west coast of the Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) off the west coast of British Columbia. The shaking was so severe on the Haida Gwaii that cows were knocked off their feet, and a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada working on the north end of Graham Island could not stand up. Chimneys toppled, and an oil tank at Cumshewa Inlet collapsed. In Terrace, on the adjacent mainland, cars were bounced around, and standing on the street was described as "like being on the heaving deck of a ship at sea". In Prince Rupert, windows were shattered and buildings swayed.
 
2012-10-28 06:05:55 AM

TheMega: [i1197.photobucket.com image 540x384]


["life" screencap]

img812.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-28 06:22:33 AM
I wondered what

You are Borg: I see a few of my fellow Victorian Farkers felt it, I felt nothing, but I have consumed a fair amount of liquor, so there's that. I read on CBC that they reported 12 centimeter 'waves' in tofino.......


By the time an actual tsunami hits Tofino/Ucluelet, it'll be the boy who cried wolf story.
 
2012-10-28 06:23:30 AM

starsrift: I wondered what


... that was.
 
2012-10-28 06:25:23 AM

philak: I live in Ketchikan, Alaska. There is not expected to be any damage from the Tsunami, its hitting between low and high tide.


No kidding? Interviewed for a job at KPU a few years back. When I arrived, the power was out in town. Eagle apparently had hit some lines.

/gorgeous place
//when there's sunshine
 
2012-10-28 06:38:30 AM
You can flush your toilets again.
 
2012-10-28 06:39:11 AM

p4p3rm4t3: You can flush your toilets again.


bahhaha
 
2012-10-28 07:27:30 AM
The October 28th, 2012 (October 27 at the location of the epicenter) M 7.7 earthquake south of Masset, Canada, occurred as a result of oblique-thrust

That's what she whispered
 
2012-10-28 07:51:13 AM

WxGuy1: This would be the third strongest earthquake in the history of Canada according to Natural Resources Canada - http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/histor/top10-eng.php :

1. 1700/01/26 - 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone, British Columbia.
2. 1949/08/22 - 8.1 Offshore Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
3. 1970/06/24 - 7.4 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.


if there is an earthquake in the middle of the woods and nobody is around to feel it, did it really happen?
 
2012-10-28 08:51:40 AM

ontariolightning: Someone tell subby that he used eh wrong.

It would have sounded natural if subby said this

Did anybody feel that earthquake? She was really rockin' eh?

You can't just put eh at the end of every sentence and think that's how it works.


What is the grammatically correct usage for 'eh?
 
2012-10-28 09:03:49 AM

Torion!: [upload.wikimedia.org image 275x184]

"Aw! You farted!" 

/hot


"Uh...No I didn't. It was the chair..."
 
2012-10-28 09:14:10 AM
So, is the earth just flippin the eff out lately, or is it me? I'm sure it's me, but it seems like we can't go more than a month or two without a geological catastrophe. NYC is about to be decimated by a blizzacane.. earthquakes in Maine, Tsunamis in HI. Then there's Haiti etc..

If the HAARP stations in Alaska and Norway are really capable of seeding and manipulating the stratosphere and ionosphere, than we should probably talk about the ethics of using such a device. Jus sayin....

/Yea yea, tinfoil, mom's basement, cheetoh dust. I know. It was just a hypothesis though. Put away your pitchfork, bro.
 
2012-10-28 09:19:52 AM

Mrtraveler01: davidphogan: I'm in Seattle this weekend, and didn't notice a thing here.

Checking both KOMO and KING websites, seems like no one in Seattle gave a shiat.


Looks like about 400 miles north.

LA doesn't feel SF's quakes.
 
2012-10-28 09:39:53 AM

AbbeySomeone: In case any of you haven't seen this - [www.iris.edu image 742x436]


Holy shiat. They're opening a new Target in Alaska? That's awesome.
 
2012-10-28 11:31:16 AM
Speaking of earthquakes, any L.A. farkers just feel that 3.8? My nerves are now rattled, no joke.
 
2012-10-28 12:05:10 PM

raerae1980: Speaking of earthquakes, any L.A. farkers just feel that 3.8? My nerves are now rattled, no joke.


Bah, only 3.9! Well that and I live well south of LA, in the Long Beach area and this was centered up in Santa Clarita.

Just hoping the 7.7 was NOT a precursor to partying like its 1700!
 
2012-10-28 12:26:53 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: ontariolightning: Earthquake 7.7
Aftershocks 5.8, 4.8, 5.1, 4.6, 4.7, 4.5, 4.5 5.0

3 times (in bold) that an aftershock was greater than the one before it.

Does that signify this as a foreshock?

Aftershocks don't neatly decrease in intensity over time. The quick-and-dirty rule is that there will likely be at least one aftershock with a magnitude one less than the main shock...so expect at least a mid-6 aftershock at some point, along with thousands of smaller ones.

At least for California quakes, seismologists generally cite about a 5% chance that any given quake is actually a foreshock. There's a slight chance that the 7.7 quake was itself a foreshock, but that has nothing to do with the aftershock sequence. Fore- and aftershocks, if large enough, generate their own fore- and aftershocks, and there is no way to tell which is the main shock until a bigger quake either happens or doesn't.


Not only that, the aftershocks are at least 7 metres shallower than the main hit, so I think you'll be ok.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:58 PM
After skimming thru the posts this late in the game I have it figured out (I think).Honey Boo is leading a relief moose caravan thru a flood of maple syrup to straighten up the fallen lawn chairs in the backyards of shake-proof igloos. That about sums up my understanding.That and surfing will be great on Ohau.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:29 PM
images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-10-28 12:58:31 PM

Maul555: 1. 1700/01/26 - 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone, British Columbia.
2. 1949/08/22 - 8.1 Offshore Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
3. 1970/06/24 - 7.4 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.

if there is an earthquake in the middle of the woods and nobody is around to feel it, did it really happen?


Just FYI those islands have been inhabited for thousands of years, and the Haida had a rich culture until the European explorers showed up in 1774 offering the usual trade of smallpox and religious indoctrination in exchange for plundering the natural resources.
 
2012-10-28 01:05:23 PM
Nope
 
2012-10-28 02:41:18 PM

FunkOut: The distance between where this happened and where Vancouver is like the distance between Seattle and North California. It's like 500 miles.


And I would run 500 more...

/DA-DA-DADAT-DAA!
 
2012-10-28 03:42:03 PM
6.3 aftershock
 
2012-10-28 04:05:56 PM

raerae1980: Speaking of earthquakes, any L.A. farkers just feel that 3.8? My nerves are now rattled, no joke.


I'm a light sleeper, and it woke me up. I felt a shake so slight I thought somebody was walking over the creaky floorboard in the next room, and only realized it was an earthquake when it was over. Then I went back to sleep.

Weird thing is, I don't remember it being morning yet. Although I was half asleep at the time, and not awake for long, I could swear it was still dark in my room. It's not possible that I could've felt a tiny fraction of the Canadian earthquake this far away, is it?
 
2012-10-28 04:13:57 PM

cyberspacedout: raerae1980: Speaking of earthquakes, any L.A. farkers just feel that 3.8? My nerves are now rattled, no joke.

I'm a light sleeper, and it woke me up. I felt a shake so slight I thought somebody was walking over the creaky floorboard in the next room, and only realized it was an earthquake when it was over. Then I went back to sleep.

Weird thing is, I don't remember it being morning yet. Although I was half asleep at the time, and not awake for long, I could swear it was still dark in my room. It's not possible that I could've felt a tiny fraction of the Canadian earthquake this far away, is it?


Oh wait, just saw the timestamp on this one. I would've been awake when the Canadian one occurred, and according to the USGS, the aftershocks weren't as strong.
 
2012-10-28 04:26:09 PM

weiner dog: I've been saying Haida Gwaii for about 15 years.


People seem to think that it's not the name of the island chain or something, and that Queen Charlotte Islands is so...20th Century.

Guess you have to be here.
 
2012-10-29 02:18:21 AM
The Rain already flies parallel to the ground, Now it will not have such a hard time. Great site to bookmark, if you ever want to see some place 4oo miles from Juneau and 128 miles from Rupert, eh?
 
2012-10-29 06:59:47 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 570x428]


Man, I haven't talked to Haywood in years....
 
2012-10-29 07:52:40 AM
It's always cute when Americans try to use the Canadian "eh?" and end up getting its usage wrong.
 
2012-10-29 11:56:29 AM

shower_in_my_socks: [img708.imageshack.us image 450x336]


That's not maple syrup. You're a poseur, eh?
 
2012-10-29 11:58:41 AM
Strunk is still drunk in Canader, eh?
 
2012-10-29 05:50:43 PM
I lived through it, if anyone was worried.

Anyone?

Anyone?

Anyone...
 
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