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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..
----

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.
 
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