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2013-10-15 12:01:47 AM
I'm golf clapping for you subby.
 
2013-10-15 12:04:41 AM
Welcome to Earp!
 
2013-10-15 12:05:53 AM

strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.


This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.
 
2013-10-15 12:08:35 AM
Stable Philipines? Not in my life.
/I feel like Nixon's head...nooo
 
2013-10-15 12:10:44 AM
Is this place like the Mideast where they build of mud brick and a 6.1 kills half the population, or like the biggest ever Chile M9.5 that killed about 1700, many in places like Hawaii and Japan from tsunami?
 
2013-10-15 12:12:06 AM

Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.


The Earth is undergoing a major geological change at the moment. A large (think a cube the size of Wyoming) chunk of granite is pushing up under the Asian plates. The mantle is, as you know, liquid, so the it's like a giant ice cube floating to the surface and pushing the existing ice cubes out of the way.

Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html

This is why you're hearing of all this geologic action in Asia and not much in SoCal. For the time being, that side of the world is pretty safe. Except for the super volcano under Yellowstone, but that's another story.
 
2013-10-15 12:14:22 AM
Bucket of San Miguels and sisig stat!

/stay safe
 
2013-10-15 12:14:52 AM

Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.


I assume they always get reported, but they might not always occur close to big cities, so the significance would vary by location. They happen often enough:  Monthly Frequencies of Global Earthquakes 2005-2011 (magnitude 5+)

Also, you may want to read this LA Times article from yesterday.
 
2013-10-15 12:15:53 AM

Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.


[shrug]

Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.
 
2013-10-15 12:16:25 AM
AverageAmericanGuy:
Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html


I love that the first thing they did was all rush out to jump on it and then light the jets of gas escaping it on fire.  It's not like there could have been huge pockets of gas underneath the surface that would have blown them all to kingdom come or anything.
 
2013-10-15 12:18:51 AM
Gyrfalcon:
Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.

Mountain is rumbling, must find a safer place
Soon the wrath of Pele, will fall upon your face
 
2013-10-15 12:19:38 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Gyrfalcon:
Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.

Mountain is rumbling, must find a safer place
Soon the wrath of Pele, will fall upon your face


Eh, Fark threw away my link for that, here it is.
 
2013-10-15 12:19:45 AM

Gyrfalcon: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

[shrug]

Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.


Oh I know that. I was five miles from the Northridge epicenter when it hit. Just, forewarned is forearmed.

/actually mentioned this recently to her church when they were considering paying off their mortgage. It would leave them incredibly vulnerable should an earthquake occur, and they're now considering (ugh, but hey, it's progress) buying earthquake insurance again.

cyberspacedout: Also, you may want to read this LA Times article from yesterday.


Oy, I think I've read that one about a million times in various incarnations. Along with the "It will take an 8.0 to drop the 5 (freeway)!" reports.

/life long Valley resident
 
2013-10-15 12:25:33 AM
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-10-15 12:26:56 AM

Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.


Here's his website:

syzygy
 
2013-10-15 12:27:01 AM
Note to self, Check greens before submitting.

Nice, Subby.

/Ce-Buuuuuuuu!
 
2013-10-15 12:32:08 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

The Earth is undergoing a major geological change at the moment. A large (think a cube the size of Wyoming) chunk of granite is pushing up under the Asian plates. The mantle is, as you know, liquid, so the it's like a giant ice cube floating to the surface and pushing the existing ice cubes out of the way.

Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html

This is why you're hearing of all this geologic action in Asia and not much in SoCal. For the time being, that side of the world is pretty safe. Except for the super volcano under Yellowstone, but that's another story.


ok, where'd you get the derp from?

/geologist
 
2013-10-15 12:32:16 AM
I had submitted a more informative link:

earthquake report.com
 
2013-10-15 12:35:11 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: AverageAmericanGuy: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

The Earth is undergoing a major geological change at the moment. A large (think a cube the size of Wyoming) chunk of granite is pushing up under the Asian plates. The mantle is, as you know, liquid, so the it's like a giant ice cube floating to the surface and pushing the existing ice cubes out of the way.

Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html

This is why you're hearing of all this geologic action in Asia and not much in SoCal. For the time being, that side of the world is pretty safe. Except for the super volcano under Yellowstone, but that's another story.

ok, where'd you get the derp from?

/geologist


HAARP memos. Where do you get yours from?
 
2013-10-15 12:35:26 AM
Not to trivialize the deaths of those 4 persons, but that country is so natural disaster prone (volcano eruptions, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes), I would think it would take a few hundred deaths atleast before the int'l media took notice.

But hey, it's nice of an Oklahoma City news affiliate to be on top of the news in the far east.
 
2013-10-15 12:36:20 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: AverageAmericanGuy: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

The Earth is undergoing a major geological change at the moment. A large (think a cube the size of Wyoming) chunk of granite is pushing up under the Asian plates. The mantle is, as you know, liquid, so the it's like a giant ice cube floating to the surface and pushing the existing ice cubes out of the way.

Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html

This is why you're hearing of all this geologic action in Asia and not much in SoCal. For the time being, that side of the world is pretty safe. Except for the super volcano under Yellowstone, but that's another story.

ok, where'd you get the derp from?

/geologist


Yeah, okay, thanks for that. I'd heard the island was liquified mud that got pushed up by an earthquake. A similar event happen in the 70s? and the island eventually washed away after about a year or so.

Had never heard the granite theory.
 
2013-10-15 12:38:54 AM
At least 20 fatalities so far...
 
2013-10-15 12:38:55 AM
Why is the country name the Philippines, but the people are Filipino and not Philippino?

csb...back in the early 90s, a couple guy friends and I traveled to the Philippines for a 10 day vacation. Went to a bar nearby our hotel in Manila. A thin, pretty girl sat next to me and we started to talk. She was very flirtatious, and I began to think that maybe she was a hooker. One of my friends pulled me away, and told me that the bartender told me that "girl" was actually a guy. When I went back to my seat, I asked her "Are you a man?" She smiled and said, "So? You no like?" "No, sorry." She made a pouty face and left.

About 5 minutes later, the "girl" returned with 3 other "girls", and they looked pissed. I knew that trouble was brewing, so I handed a $10 to the bartender to clear my tab and my friend and I got up to leave. They blocked our way, and it was clear they were looking for a fight. I tried to be nice but it didn't work. I raised my voice, and they started to yell at us and were creating a scene. All I could think was I'd either end up in the hospital, or in a Filipino prison. I imagined asking to call the American consulate and being denied a phone call, and my parents hearing later that I died in prison in Manila.

I did the only thing I could think of...I pulled out a $20 bill and handed it to the girl, and they parted, allowing us to leave. I was relieved to escape, and really glad the money worked, but I also felt like a real sucker. I will never go to that horrible dump of a city again.
 
2013-10-15 12:39:03 AM

Gyrfalcon: Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.


Damn we need to have a comicon there.
 
2013-10-15 12:39:56 AM
In the Philippines, they take their martinis shaken, not stirred. Because of catastrophic earthquakes.
 
2013-10-15 12:39:56 AM
The Pope is sending the Vatican Flying Squad.
 
2013-10-15 12:41:19 AM

Peki: Representative of the unwashed masses: AverageAmericanGuy: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

The Earth is undergoing a major geological change at the moment. A large (think a cube the size of Wyoming) chunk of granite is pushing up under the Asian plates. The mantle is, as you know, liquid, so the it's like a giant ice cube floating to the surface and pushing the existing ice cubes out of the way.

Just the other day a brand new island emerged from the ocean, pushed up by this chunk of granite (or basalt, but really, probably granite because basalt is pretty fragile) near Pakistan.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-earthquake-births -n ew-island-off-pakistans-western-coast-29621197.html

This is why you're hearing of all this geologic action in Asia and not much in SoCal. For the time being, that side of the world is pretty safe. Except for the super volcano under Yellowstone, but that's another story.

ok, where'd you get the derp from?

/geologist

Yeah, okay, thanks for that. I'd heard the island was liquified mud that got pushed up by an earthquake. A similar event happen in the 70s? and the island eventually washed away after about a year or so.

Had never heard the granite theory.

 
2013-10-15 12:41:26 AM
They really should stop pissing off God.
 
2013-10-15 12:42:15 AM
http://watch.squidtv.net/live/live_381.html

Looks like alot of the Filipino news sites are down or slammed. This one kind of works. But locks up some. And its in english
 
2013-10-15 12:44:42 AM
Sorry, operator error resulted in empty post.....
 
2013-10-15 12:48:33 AM
Wow. I didn't know gay marriage was legal in the Philippines.

Must be that, right? Because the Shutdown has put the Earthquake Machine out of business.
 
2013-10-15 12:52:39 AM
Anyone have the estimated impact on call center hold times?
 
2013-10-15 12:53:42 AM

RoyBatty: Anyone have the estimated impact on call center hold times?


Expect an additional pipteen minutes of wait time.
 
2013-10-15 12:55:13 AM
Atomic Spunk:
I did the only thing I could think of...I pulled out a $20 bill and handed it to the girl, and they parted, allowing us to leave. I was relieved to escape, and really glad the money worked, but I also felt like a real sucker. I will never go to that horrible dump of a city again.

I say this with some reservation. It's no Hong Kong or Tokyo, but Manila is a lot better than it was in the early 90's. I have to say there has been a lot of development and construction since then.

OTOH, I can't really say about their red light bars/district.  The few times I've gone, it's probably exactly like it was decades ago.
 
2013-10-15 01:39:07 AM
Philippines is a scary place. I've been reading up on some Asian news and I read something about a government person stealing around 10 billion worth of their currency, and that was the main issue up till now. Then the whistleblower is being accused of being gay, as if that's something to discredit him. The whistleblower admitted to being gay but his lawyer or whatever said he does not engage in "immoral sex acts". Then just the other day they had this huge cult shut down their schools and some parts of the government because they were doing some kind of outreach program. Yes, a cult with around 2 million members did an outreach program which shut down schools and government for the day. Then they get this earthquake.

Philippines is truly a scary place.
 
2013-10-15 01:46:21 AM
Hopefully Bohol's Chocolate Hills are alright:
www.mymilez.com

/an odd shade of chocolate
//still want to visit
 
2013-10-15 02:23:38 AM

Peki: Gyrfalcon: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

[shrug]

Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.

Oh I know that. I was five miles from the Northridge epicenter when it hit. Just, forewarned is forearmed.

/actually mentioned this recently to her church when they were considering paying off their mortgage. It would leave them incredibly vulnerable should an earthquake occur, and they're now considering (ugh, but hey, it's progress) buying earthquake insurance again.

Why would the church need any insurance? Don't they have faith? Or is the big man upstairs pissed about their priests molesting little boys?

 
2013-10-15 02:27:21 AM

GreenSun: Philippines is a scary place. I've been reading up on some Asian news and I read something about a government person stealing around 10 billion worth of their currency, and that was the main issue up till now. Then the whistleblower is being accused of being gay, as if that's something to discredit him. The whistleblower admitted to being gay but his lawyer or whatever said he does not engage in "immoral sex acts". Then just the other day they had this huge cult shut down their schools and some parts of the government because they were doing some kind of outreach program. Yes, a cult with around 2 million members did an outreach program which shut down schools and government for the day. Then they get this earthquake.

Philippines is truly a scary place.


I remember years ago listening to Art Bell after he moved there. He said everyone carries guns there. But not like guns but like AK's and long riffles. When you go to a store or restaurant you check your gun like you would check your coat. He said something like. We have alot of people that carry here. B ut nothing like there.
 
2013-10-15 03:03:19 AM

Peki: Gyrfalcon: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

[shrug]

Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.

Oh I know that. I was five miles from the Northridge epicenter when it hit. Just, forewarned is forearmed.

/actually mentioned this recently to her church when they were considering paying off their mortgage. It would leave them incredibly vulnerable should an earthquake occur, and they're now considering (ugh, but hey, it's progress) buying earthquake insurance again.

cyberspacedout: Also, you may want to read this LA Times article from yesterday.

Oy, I think I've read that one about a million times in various incarnations. Along with the "It will take an 8.0 to drop the 5 (freeway)!" reports.

/life long Valley resident


Ha, I was WORKING the night of the Northridge quake. As an emergency dispatcher for an alarm company. And subsequently fielded approximately eleven thousand calls all on the order of "WE JUST HAD AN EARTHQUAKE!!!!" in case I wasn't paying attention while I was cowering in the doorway listening to our Coke machine jump up and down in the break room. After that it was rich people whining "When is the power going to come back on?" and believe me, we were less than sympathetic, in some cases actually replying "Uh, sir, we just had a major natural disaster and the whole city doesn't have power. They've got other problems than your alarm going off, okay?"
 
2013-10-15 03:32:52 AM
Already posted this in the other (redlit) thread, but...

Welp, this is gonna suck for the boys of the 31st MEU and whichever of the West-coast MEUs is active at the moment.

/22nd MEU, 2009-2010.  Went to Haiti after their earthquake.
 
2013-10-15 04:33:31 AM
Atomic Spunk:
csb...back in the early 90s, a couple guy friends and I traveled to the Philippines for a 10 day vacation. Went to a bar nearby our hotel in Manila. A thin, pretty girl sat next to me and we started to talk. She was very flirtatious, and I began to think that maybe she was a hooker. One of my friends pulled me away, and told me that the bartender told me that "girl" was actually a guy. When I went back to my seat, I asked her "Are you a man?" She smiled and said, "So? You no like?" "No, sorry." She made a pouty face and left.

I did the only thing I could think of...I pulled out a $20 bill and handed it to the girl, and they parted, allowing us to leave. I was relieved to escape, and really glad the money worked, but I also felt like a real sucker. I will never go to that horrible dump of a city again.


"Hindi ako bakla!"

That was the first full sentence of Tagalog I learned.. "I'm not gay".

Worked there 8 months, have gone back many times and ended up marrying a Filipina I met who worked at the same company. There are a LOT of different Manilas in just the same way that New York is made up of Manhattan, Brooklyn, etc but Manila is far more varied. Gotta figure out what part you'd like to visit because you can end up in something like 5th Avenue NYC or the worst area of Detroit if you're not careful.

Had to pay a few minor bribes. The worst was a "toll" from a Jeepney requested by some rather insistent gents carrying large sticks. 10-20 cents for a passenger vehicle to use their area of the public street. Neighborhood watch with basically a quarterstaff.

Didn't remember to print out a ticket for a flight... Motorcycle ride to a quick hole in the wall shop at some really late/early hour in a poor part of town (with some great spots to eat nearby). Random kid, must have been like 16 asking over and over "hey man, wanna f*ck". Ignored that.. he went away after what seemed like 10 damn minutes. Nope, still not gay and I work/live here. Had that sort of stuff happen when I was out but never anything other than odd glances or occasional semi-proposition during normal hours and in the developed spots of the city. Anywhere rural was fine.

It was really different. Even in a standard office there were a lot of guys who would just simply cross-dress, wear make-up. There wasn't that typically Catholic conservatism you think of in the city really but somehow Catholic guilt was still there.

India (also for work) was much worse. There was this specific group of men who would dress as women and poke at you in a type of aggressive begging and harassment... don't think that was too common typically, maybe a regional thing?
 
2013-10-15 04:42:55 AM
On topic about earthquakes..

They've had some bad ones, where entire floors dropped out. They don't build above X stories a lot of rural places as a result. I really worry about Metro Manila if a major quake hits. They have tons of high rise but reasonably priced apartments that look like they're built mostly based on cost factor.

One area had land-slides. Guy I worked with was working night shift and one took out his house including his wife and infant son. If he hadn't been working he would have gotten it too. The weren't sure how to tell him while he went about his day unaware. In the US that's a major news story (or at least local). There it was just an unfortunate side effect of just living in that area.

The US has similar things... tornado areas, hurricane or flooding prone areas but nothing on the same scale. A week after I got there, Typhoon Ondoy hit. 1.5k dead in Manila I believe. 2 km from where I was staying people died. And the next day, everyone was just at work like nothing happened.
 
2013-10-15 05:31:25 AM
Like we needed more evidence of global warming.
 
2013-10-15 05:41:21 AM
As someone living near Cebu City I'm ... not really getting a kick. I prefer my terra to be firma, tyvm.

/Lots of aftershocks afterward & we're still getting a few, 9 hours later.
 
2013-10-15 08:45:44 AM

redhook: Peki: Gyrfalcon: Peki: strangeluck: I'm golf clapping for you subby.

This.

/are there actually more of these lately, or are they just being reported more? Anyone got data?
//I live in SoCal, actually pretty relevant. And I also need to check up on the scientist that had the theory about new/full moon and strong earthquake associations. We've got to have more info by now to help confirm/debunk this.

[shrug]

Happens when you live on the Ring of Fire, my dear. Even if there are more, there's jack we can do about it except throw more virgins into the volcano to make Pele happy.

Oh I know that. I was five miles from the Northridge epicenter when it hit. Just, forewarned is forearmed.

/actually mentioned this recently to her church when they were considering paying off their mortgage. It would leave them incredibly vulnerable should an earthquake occur, and they're now considering (ugh, but hey, it's progress) buying earthquake insurance again.

Why would the church need any insurance? Don't they have faith? Or is the big man upstairs pissed about their priests molesting little boys?


*sigh* Because all churches are Christian, probie. *back of the head smack* I'm UU, and non-Christian. Our church has Christian members, Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, atheists (I'm one), etc.

Good grief you guys react worse than Pavlov's dogs.

To Gyrfalcon cause my iPad sucks:
Nice story. I was 11 and asleep on the top bunk bed. It was quite a ride. Only lost glassware though, no windows. We ended up staying with folks so we could relax between all the gorram aftershocks. It's weird how those skills transfer too. Lived in Texas when there was a small one that hit my office building. I ran to the hallway door jamb, everyone else scattered like roaches. Management came to me later and asked "Wat do?" Wrote a small crash course and adopted it for the area (had to edit out the SoCal speak--Southerners won't listen to much if they think you're from out of town).
 
2013-10-15 09:49:16 AM
 
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