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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.
 
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