JohnAnnArbor: Red Shirt Blues: JohnAnnArbor: Will the tsunami be cut in half by the Solomons?/forced joke is forced.That was terrible.....horrible.....I hurt myself groaning.Dude. You gave me Total Fark over that joke? Thanks!
Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Of the top of my head:** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.
Eddie Adams from Torrance: make me some tea: reverse thrust fault.something...something.. your mom.
TommyymmoT: SpdrJay: Why do people in other countries give their towns such weird names?Why do people inoutside our inner cities give their kids such weird names?
VegasVinnie: CruJones: I wrote a paper on Tuvalu in high school. We had to pick a country and write a ten page paper. I picked it as a joke, but getting ten pages out of that country was tough.Tuvalu isn't much of a country. I spent a couple days there; the bulk of it is just a narrow reef sticking up 6 feet out of the water. Given a slingshot you can stand in the middle of the "country" and land a rock in the ocean on both coasts (seriously - it's only 250 feet wide in most places). I certainly hope there's nothing heading their way; they'd be swept away.
phrawgh: Thanks to dugitman total fark sponsorship./not sure which thread comment it was for. ;)
Vectron: Officials warn the people of Guam not to run to one side of the island.
AverageAmericanGuy: ShawnDoc: Not a good day to be Chamorro.Not today. But maybe Chamorro?
Rob3Fan: Oh shiat. My wife is in Fiji right now.
Igor Jakovsky: AverageAmericanGuy: Vectron: Officials warn the people of Guam not to run to one side of the island.I heard that it's possible to tip over some islands, like Guam, if enough weight is added to one side. Apparently the island itself is like an iceberg, in that it is mostly underwater except for a small, buoyant part above the water. Enough force added in a small area could unbalance the island and tip it.Stay safe, Guamian Farkers.So what do you call them, guamish, guambats, guamibears?
crispyone: Bathia_Mapes: crispyone: Bathia_Mapes: Link with more info hereWell if Faux news is reporting it at least we know it's not true. Move along citizens.Other sites are posting it too. It was just the first result available at the time. Currently there are reports from Huffington Post, BBC, CNN, Telegraph and numerous other sites, all in addition to the link from USGS.So Faux news actually reported something true??? I thought they were, Faux??? I'm so confused.
Big Ramifications: TeamEd: Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Off the top of my head:** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan?For one, because it's a log scale. Both the Japanese and the Boxing Day quakes were pushing 9.0.~I covered that one in my first point, sizzlechest.Apologies for the spelling and grammer. I always run a spell check in word and re-read. Somehow I hit Add Comment when I didn't want to.
Big Ramifications: Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.
Witchydiva: I'm upset that I can't find a potential tsunami map and ETAs.
Gosling: (looks at map)Oh, shiat, there is just nothing between the epicenter and Tuvalu. That's supposed to be one of the first countries beneath the waves alongside the Maldives and Kiribati. Kiribati has Tuvalu, Tokelau and Baker Island to run blocking, as well as some distance, but they won't provide much help.
LessO2: Like anyone in the U.S. has any idea where the Solomon Islands are.
TommyymmoT: I'm going to claim stupidity, and ignorance in advance, but I have a question.Is it at all possible that with the Arctic icecaps melting, the weight redistribution is having an affect on the plates?I think that that even a 1/2" rise in the oceans, would mean hundreds of trillions of pounds of water has moved to a different location.
Mock26: On the plus side, maybe Sarah will be washed away!
The Downfall: Breaking News @BreakingNewsPacific Tsunami Warning Center: Sea level readings show tsunami generated after earthquake off Solomon Islands -http://1.usa.gov/XLTqdBCollapse Reply Retweet Favorite More
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFICOCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
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