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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
 
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