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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   Things are shaking up in the Philippines   (kfor.com) divider line 5
    More: Scary, Philippines, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, national emergency, U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes, structural failure  
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2013-10-15 03:03:19 AM
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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 12:42:15 AM
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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 12:41:19 AM
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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 12:15:53 AM
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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 12:10:44 AM
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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?
 
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