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(International Business Times)   9.0 magnitude megathrust earthquake expected to hit Pacific for the first time in over 10,000 years   (ibtimes.com) divider line 61
    More: Scary, Victoria, Canada, earthquakes, Pacific coast, Earthquake Forecasting, Pacific, glaciations, Earth's crust  
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2013-06-13 12:16:54 PM
anytime within the next 700 years

Way to hype,
 
2013-06-13 12:18:56 PM
We're predicting earthquakes now?  Cool.
 
2013-06-13 12:19:30 PM
copy editor: "11,000 years or 313 years, who cares. No one will read that far anyway"
 
2013-06-13 12:25:11 PM
The report, published by CBC News, stated findings that the last 9.0 magnitude mega-earthquake in the region occurred in 1700

So is that 11,000 year figure in dog years?
 
2013-06-13 12:26:32 PM
anytime within the next 700 years.

anytime within the next 700 years.

anytime within the next 700 years.

anytime within the next 700 years.
 
2013-06-13 12:26:58 PM

Honest Bender: We're predicting earthquakes now?  Cool.


Sure, give-or-take 700 years.
 
2013-06-13 12:27:21 PM
I hope when it happens everyone in the rest of the country chimes in on Fark with things like "I don't see what the big deal is, the earth is staying put here where I live"
 
2013-06-13 12:28:49 PM

Honest Bender: We're predicting earthquakes now?  Cool.


It all started when those Italian scientists were jailed for failing to predict an earthquake.  No one wants to make that mistake again.
 
2013-06-13 12:29:12 PM
THE SUN IS DYING!

/in a billion years or so
 
2013-06-13 01:40:56 PM
10,000 in Canadian years is what? A week and a half?
 
2013-06-13 01:46:22 PM

whither_apophis: copy editor: "11,000 years or 313 years, who cares. No one will read that far anyway"


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2013-06-13 01:55:07 PM
"megathrust earthquake"

best. porn. name. ever.
 
2013-06-13 02:21:33 PM
the WHOLE Pacific? that's a big earthquake.  I saw that movie, the effects sucked.
 
2013-06-13 02:22:41 PM
I got your "megathrust" right here, sexy pants...
 
2013-06-13 02:22:50 PM

FlashHarry: "megathrust earthquake"

best. porn. name. ever.


I've got a 9.0 megathrust if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2013-06-13 02:34:50 PM
If it gets rid of California, I am all for it.
 
2013-06-13 02:42:16 PM
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But it's the pelvic thrust that REALLY drives you insane!
 
2013-06-13 03:06:26 PM
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2013-06-13 03:11:36 PM
Author behind the study, University assistant professor Audrey Dallimore, said the last mega-earthquake occurred 313 years ago, calling the area overdue for another quake after sediment samples found the damaging phenomenons occur every 500 to 1,000


I thought that 313 was less than 500, but what the hell do I know?
 
2013-06-13 03:13:26 PM
I would love to get paid to predict inevitable occurrences within an enormous time window.
 
2013-06-13 03:13:33 PM

Jubeebee: FlashHarry: "megathrust earthquake"

best. porn. name. ever.

I've got a 9.0 megathrust if you know what I mean and I think you do.


pics in email eip ;)
 
2013-06-13 03:13:57 PM
 A historically large earthquake is scheduled to hit the Pacific Coast according to a new study released this week.

Scheduled? Then re-schedule it.
 
2013-06-13 03:17:23 PM

AndreMA: Author behind the study, University assistant professor Audrey Dallimore, said the last mega-earthquake occurred 313 years ago, calling the area overdue for another quake after sediment samples found the damaging phenomenons occur every 500 to 1,000

I thought that 313 was less than 500, but what the hell do I know?


It's 500 metric years, so it still works. Author should have been more clear.


/sarcasm impaired disclaimer: no, not serious
 
2013-06-13 03:17:52 PM

AndreMA: Author behind the study, University assistant professor Audrey Dallimore, said the last mega-earthquake occurred 313 years ago, calling the area overdue for another quake after sediment samples found the damaging phenomenons occur every 500 to 1,000

I thought that 313 was less than 500, but what the hell do I know?


This was the part I was confused with. It's as if people don't actually think about what they say.
 
2013-06-13 03:23:01 PM
Thank you comment section for confirming my math skills hadn't completely shiat the bed.
 
2013-06-13 03:23:39 PM
It is already scheduled in people, so get used to it.
 
2013-06-13 03:26:01 PM

moos: AndreMA: Author behind the study, University assistant professor Audrey Dallimore, said the last mega-earthquake occurred 313 years ago, calling the area overdue for another quake after sediment samples found the damaging phenomenons occur every 500 to 1,000

I thought that 313 was less than 500, but what the hell do I know?

It's 500 metric years, so it still works. Author should have been more clear.


/sarcasm impaired disclaimer: no, not serious


We used to have a metric year.  Ever wonder why the Latin roots for September, October, November, and December denote the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th month, but those months are the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th?

/Two guys named Julio and Auggie.
 
2013-06-13 03:26:36 PM
Various First Nations in the area, along with the Japanese, will note that the Cascadia fault zone tends to rip rather more frequently than "once every 11,000 years" (more like every 500 years or so for Cascadia proper--hell, there are still stories among Pacific Coast First Nations of the 1700 Cascadia quake and how it wiped entire villages off the map, which were generally dismissed as "silly NDN stories" until confirmed by both Japanese records AND geological records).

The Pacific Rim as a whole tends to throw a nine-pointer about every 50 years or so, and sometimes only once every five to ten years (the two largest quakes ever recorded were only within four years of each other, in different parts of the Ring of Fire).
 
2013-06-13 03:29:32 PM

FlashHarry: "megathrust earthquake"

best. porn. name. ever.


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2013-06-13 03:39:02 PM
Yellowstone Caldera is already past due....
!!PANIC!!
 
2013-06-13 03:51:50 PM
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2013-06-13 03:58:43 PM
Perhaps the subster should have linked to the original CBC article rather than this abortion.

...the region that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island down the coast to northern California has experienced 22 major earthquakes over the last 11,000 years, and is due for another.

...the research showed earthquakes occur every 500 to 1,000 years.
The last one took place 313 years ago.

"What that means is we're due (not overdue) for another subduction zone earthquake either tomorrow - or 700 years from now," she said.
 
2013-06-13 04:11:09 PM
Has anything exciting EVER happened in British Columbia? I don't expect it will.
 
2013-06-13 04:14:44 PM
Wasn't there like a 12+ earthquake in the Pacific that killed a quarter million people just a few years ago?
 
2013-06-13 04:33:44 PM

netweavr: Wasn't there like a 12+ earthquake in the Pacific that killed a quarter million people just a few years ago?


LOLWUT?

No. This was the biggest one.

I lived in Valdivia, Chile in the 90s, just a few blocks from John F. Kennedy Hospital, which was named such because of the disaster aid we sent in 1960.
 
2013-06-13 04:44:01 PM
Actually, the Cascadia subduction zone quake risk has been pretty well known and predicted for quite some time. The BBC made an awesome documentary about it a few years back.

Depending on when and where the mega-thrust quake happens, it has a high likelihood of ripping from one edge of the plate (near Vancouver Island) all the way to the other (near North California). That level of event would as long as 8-12 minutes.

ajdubre.tripod.com
 
2013-06-13 05:11:56 PM
I've got two weeks of provisions set aside just in case this happens. I don't loose sleep over it, but I'd be stupid not to be prepared.
 
2013-06-13 05:22:35 PM
Due to global warming, amiright?

In other news...ibtimes autoplay video with sound - strike 1. Next time you do that you get the banhammer.
 
2013-06-13 05:28:33 PM
This ain't exactly news - I was hearing about the "big one" coming in the next few hundred years on the news back in the 90s.
 
2013-06-13 05:35:41 PM
Can we get hold this off until after 7?   I really don't want to deal with it during tonight's commute!
 
2013-06-13 05:48:17 PM

AndreMA: Author behind the study, University assistant professor Audrey Dallimore, said the last mega-earthquake occurred 313 years ago, calling the area overdue for another quake after sediment samples found the damaging phenomenons occur every 500 to 1,000

I thought that 313 was less than 500, but what the hell do I know?


Came here to question this and other poorly communicated points in this article.  What a waste of bandwidth!
 
2013-06-13 06:00:15 PM
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2013-06-13 06:04:21 PM
must be a slow news day or testing the interns or some type of student training thing. There is no way this really needed to be in the news.
 
2013-06-13 06:19:42 PM
The west coast is doomed.

A few years ago, while taking a tour of the USGS in Menlo Park, CA, the tour guide told us that the Hawaiian Islands grow at a regular, predictable rate, and that because of that growth there is a recurring land slide, underwater, along the flank of the growing mountain. When it happens, he said, a 600 foot wall of water moving at 160 miles per hour smashes in to the west coast of the USA. Then he told us that the next one will deposit the Golden Gate Bridge in Sacramento (they are about 1 hour 15 minutes apart by fast car, when there is no traffic). This landslide occurs about every 100,000 years. The last one was about 100,000 years ago. Sleep tight, California coastal residents.
 
Xai
2013-06-13 07:09:36 PM
I guess all those around japan didn't count, eh, DumbMitter?
 
2013-06-13 07:15:46 PM
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2013-06-13 07:48:06 PM

flagrante: The west coast is doomed.

A few years ago, while taking a tour of the USGS in Menlo Park, CA, the tour guide told us that the Hawaiian Islands grow at a regular, predictable rate, and that because of that growth there is a recurring land slide, underwater, along the flank of the growing mountain. When it happens, he said, a 600 foot wall of water moving at 160 miles per hour smashes in to the west coast of the USA. Then he told us that the next one will deposit the Golden Gate Bridge in Sacramento (they are about 1 hour 15 minutes apart by fast car, when there is no traffic). This landslide occurs about every 100,000 years. The last one was about 100,000 years ago. Sleep tight, California coastal residents.


The West Coast is always doomed.

Yellowstone will blow.  (600K years)
The Cascadia fault will blow.  (1000 years)
Hawaii will blow.  (100K years)
Rainier will blow (1000 years)
California will periodically blow up with moderate earthquakes (30-40 years in each big city).

/Of course, the midwest is also doomed because of New Madrid, so that's nice.
//We really haven't been keeping records of the North American periodic events for very long.
 
2013-06-13 07:50:35 PM

cehlen: If it gets rid of California, I am all for it.


Ok, first of all, fark you and wherever it is you live.

Second, it's not going to "get rid" of California. 80% of the state will stay where it is. The rest is going to end up offshore in a million years or so. And do you know what that means? All those meth heads in Bakersfield are going to have beachfront property. Is that what you want??
 
2013-06-13 07:53:00 PM

flagrante: The west coast is doomed.


So is the east coast.

http://youtu.be/oMH5YyJu8GQ  (Canary Islands generated mega-tsunami)
 
2013-06-13 08:44:18 PM
I'll bet Juan de Fuca was nicknamed "What The Fark" in high school.
 
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