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(Wimp)   I'm not sure what an apocalypse looks like, but my subconscious tells me it starts like this   (wimp.com) divider line 50
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2013-04-04 02:22:18 PM  
That, is freaky.  o_O
 
2013-04-04 02:42:04 PM  
Jack Burton: That is not water.
Egg Shen: Black blood of the earth.
Jack Burton: Do you mean oil?
Egg Shen: I mean black blood of the earth.
 
2013-04-04 02:54:36 PM  
I was singing Iron Maiden in my head while I watched that.
 
2013-04-04 03:10:10 PM  
No Godzilla? Fail.
 
2013-04-04 03:12:10 PM  
You don't have a very good imagination subby.
 
2013-04-04 03:12:24 PM  
I had to watch it without sound... I don't understand what is going on...
 
2013-04-04 03:30:56 PM  

Blues_X: Jack Burton: That is not water.
Egg Shen: Black blood of the earth.
Jack Burton: Do you mean oil?
Egg Shen: I mean black blood of the earth.


It's all in the reflexes
 
2013-04-04 03:32:53 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: You don't have a very good imagination subby.


Ever been thru an actual big quake? No offence, just askin'.
 
2013-04-04 03:42:07 PM  
Looks like a water main/mains broke and took a lot of the silty/claylike soil with it.
 
2013-04-04 03:42:38 PM  
Needed more tentacles.
 
2013-04-04 03:45:52 PM  
I saw this happen in an open field about ten years ago. It was bizarre, and left what looked like tiny sand mountains all over the grass.
 
2013-04-04 03:48:21 PM  

MadameX: Contrabulous Flabtraption: You don't have a very good imagination subby.

Ever been thru an actual big quake? No offence, just askin'.


Yes, many. Grew up literally 20 miles from the San Andreas Fault.
 
2013-04-04 03:56:25 PM  
The apocalypse starts with gibbering, hysterical Japanese women?

Funny, so does most of my porn.
 
2013-04-04 04:03:01 PM  
Are we sure this isn't just a new Japanese game show ?

/ waited for tentacles to appear.
 
2013-04-04 04:09:33 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-04 04:15:59 PM  

serpent_sky: I had to watch it without sound... I don't understand what is going on...


The ground was really wet, there was a small earthquake and the soil lost its rigidity and basically became useless slush that couldn't hold anything in place.
 
2013-04-04 04:19:06 PM  
Slightly off topic, but what is it with Asians and the facemasks? I see it from time to time out here in the Occidental world, but virtually every person in that video had one.

/surprised I am the first to mention it
 
2013-04-04 04:23:25 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: MadameX: Contrabulous Flabtraption: You don't have a very good imagination subby.

Ever been thru an actual big quake? No offence, just askin'.

Yes, many. Grew up literally 20 miles from the San Andreas Fault.


Can someone convert this into figurative miles for me?  My school didn't teach literal miles.
 
2013-04-04 04:24:33 PM  

gilgigamesh: Slightly off topic, but what is it with Asians and the facemasks? I see it from time to time out here in the Occidental world, but virtually every person in that video had one.

/surprised I am the first to mention it


Japanese cities are pretty densely populated and crowded in public areas.  I don't know if SARS started it or it was just when I became aware of it, but people were using the masks as a way of controlling the spread of the disease in those dense areas.  May just have been cold/flu season when the video was taken.
 
2013-04-04 04:32:54 PM  

gilgigamesh: Slightly off topic, but what is it with Asians and the facemasks? I see it from time to time out here in the Occidental world, but virtually every person in that video had one.

/surprised I am the first to mention it


After doing a tour on Yokota AB (Fussa, Honchu - near Tokyo) I can attest that the smog is horrendous.  Diesel trucks have their exhaust down low just like cars & open burning (while officially prohibited) is the norm - especially plastics.  Visibility on hot, humid days is horrible.  Every time it rained it would leave a coating of black soot on your car that could only be removed by something like Soft-scrub w/ bleach.  Basically, they're trying to keep that shiat out of their lungs.
 
2013-04-04 04:38:52 PM  

NkThrasher: gilgigamesh: Slightly off topic, but what is it with Asians and the facemasks? I see it from time to time out here in the Occidental world, but virtually every person in that video had one.

/surprised I am the first to mention it


Sick people wear them to protect others from catching their sniffles. Some wear them thinking they are effective against polluted air, although these medical masks are for keeping things in, not out. SARS also left a huge amount of public soap dispensers, and OCD-like hygiene : cleaning elevator buttons every single hour...

I believe all masks are made for faces by the way!
 
2013-04-04 04:47:45 PM  
It's also a fashion statement in Japan. The women like it because it adds mystery to their faces and they think it makes them even cuter.

also, google 'bagel head'

enjoy
 
2013-04-04 05:01:05 PM  
Wow, that was almost something.
 
2013-04-04 05:09:40 PM  

rooftop235: It's also a fashion statement in Japan. The women like it because it adds mystery to their faces and they think it makes them even cuter.

also, google 'bagel head'

enjoy


i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-04 06:16:15 PM  

rooftop235: also, google 'bagel head'


Reminds me of those idiots that inject synthol into their arms and pecs.
 
2013-04-04 06:29:24 PM  

serpent_sky: I had to watch it without sound... I don't understand what is going on...


Soil liquefaction
 
2013-04-04 06:30:43 PM  
And it just so happens to also be Muddy Waters' 100th b-day, eh?

Hmmmm.....
 
2013-04-04 06:39:29 PM  

xanadian: Looks like a water main/mains broke and took a lot of the silty/claylike soil with it.


Nothing gets by/fools you, eh Mr. xanadian?
 
2013-04-04 07:28:15 PM  
At first I was, "What? You never see a bike get the piss scared out of it before?"  Then water everywhere and obviously a water main from the way the sidewalk was doing a Pink Floyd / B.O.C. trippy dance, back & forth...
 
2013-04-04 07:45:48 PM  

Lyonid: Contrabulous Flabtraption: MadameX: Contrabulous Flabtraption: You don't have a very good imagination subby.

Ever been thru an actual big quake? No offence, just askin'.

Yes, many. Grew up literally 20 miles from the San Andreas Fault.

Can someone convert this into figurative miles for me?  My school didn't teach literal miles.


That's right on top of it, figuratively speaking.
 
2013-04-04 08:23:47 PM  
was it just me or was that water/dirt chasing the woman with the camera?
 
2013-04-04 08:54:19 PM  
When the New Madrid quake shook the USA back in the 1800's, an entire town was swallowed up by this.  Sand geysers got to be dozens of feet high.
 
2013-04-04 10:57:17 PM  
Y'all know the great flood in Genesis didn't come just from the skies, right?

"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open,  "

/Just sayin'
//Might be a few other flood myths too . . .
 
2013-04-04 11:37:48 PM  

subsetzero: When the New Madrid quake shook the USA back in the 1800's, an entire town was swallowed up by this.  Sand geysers got to be dozens of feet high.


Just wait until the big one lets loose on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Thanks to a couple dozen prehistoric floods in the region, the entire Willamette Valley is saturated ground. Portland and Salem, OR are going to sink into the ground when it does hit. I'm just across the Columbia and probably won't fair much better.
 
2013-04-04 11:58:43 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: serpent_sky: I had to watch it without sound... I don't understand what is going on...

Soil liquefaction


Yeah liquefaction is really cool right up until the point where it hits you that the 5 billion year old solid rock beneath your feet just turned to liquid.  No mans land and  you just became ground zero.
 
2013-04-04 11:59:01 PM  
Paranoid enough to wear masks...stand there during that.
 
2013-04-05 02:04:57 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


I would have gone with a Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 reference.
 
2013-04-05 02:25:19 AM  
createdigitalmusic.com
 
2013-04-05 03:40:05 AM  
Welcome to last year ago.
 
2013-04-05 04:50:45 AM  

TheMega: At first I was, "What? You never see a bike get the piss scared out of it before?" Then water everywhere and obviously a water main from the way the sidewalk was doing a Pink Floyd / B.O.C. trippy dance, back & forth...


If you watch closely near the beginning, you can see the whole road, sidewalk, and lamp posts shifting 5-6" at a time.  I had to watch it twice.
 
2013-04-05 08:50:49 AM  

TheMega: At first I was, "What? You never see a bike get the piss scared out of it before?"  Then water everywhere and obviously a water main from the way the sidewalk was doing a Pink Floyd / B.O.C. trippy dance, back & forth...


Is it really a water main break?  I'm not a geologist or earthquake expert but I did stay at a hotel in the last 10 years.  I thought in earthquakes, liquefaction caused water to rise to the surface.  At one point in the video (near the end), you can see water rising and falling between a crack.  would a water main break have a fluctuating pressure like that?
 
2013-04-05 08:55:17 AM  
in case anyone would like to see the after of liquefacation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GviJkVEMfwQ

skip to 1:40 for the liquefaction interesting bits.
 
2013-04-05 11:52:57 AM  
That is...quietly terrifying.
 
2013-04-05 01:01:52 PM  
Well you could stand there and watch or

Cusack: GET IN THE FARKING CAR

www.apocalypticmovies.com
 
2013-04-05 05:52:16 PM  

toetag: TheMega: At first I was, "What? You never see a bike get the piss scared out of it before?"  Then water everywhere and obviously a water main from the way the sidewalk was doing a Pink Floyd / B.O.C. trippy dance, back & forth...

Is it really a water main break?  I'm not a geologist or earthquake expert but I did stay at a hotel in the last 10 years.  I thought in earthquakes, liquefaction caused water to rise to the surface.  At one point in the video (near the end), you can see water rising and falling between a crack.  would a water main break have a fluctuating pressure like that?


I highly doubt it was a water main break. The water main breaks that I've encountered were much more catastrophic than what you see on the video since water pipes are under extremely high pressure. When something of that pressure breaks you get a boom and a huge rush of water, not the bubbly trickle that you see on the video.
 
2013-04-05 06:08:17 PM  

ng2810: toetag: TheMega: At first I was, "What? You never see a bike get the piss scared out of it before?"  Then water everywhere and obviously a water main from the way the sidewalk was doing a Pink Floyd / B.O.C. trippy dance, back & forth...

Is it really a water main break?  I'm not a geologist or earthquake expert but I did stay at a hotel in the last 10 years.  I thought in earthquakes, liquefaction caused water to rise to the surface.  At one point in the video (near the end), you can see water rising and falling between a crack.  would a water main break have a fluctuating pressure like that?

I highly doubt it was a water main break. The water main breaks that I've encountered were much more catastrophic than what you see on the video since water pipes are under extremely high pressure. When something of that pressure breaks you get a boom and a huge rush of water, not the bubbly trickle that you see on the video.


I was thinking it was a sewer line break....
 
2013-04-05 09:19:44 PM  
Cool.  Now I know what the entire Seattle waterfront will look like during a major quake.
 
2013-04-05 10:31:04 PM  

skozlaw: The ground was really wet, there was a small earthquake and the soil lost its rigidity and basically became useless slush that couldn't hold anything in place.


Pretty sure I actually saw that footage in a documentary about the 2011 quake, so maybe not so small.
 
2013-04-07 07:34:32 PM  
This new comment interface is so broken as to be unusable.
 
2013-04-08 07:51:30 AM  
So their reaction to the ground moving is to go crouch and hide next to buildings? That seems like a bad idea
 
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