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(My Fox Los Angeles)   During today's LA earthquake, Fox 11 cut away to Rick Dickert in the 'SkyFox' helicopter ... to ask him if he felt it. (Jump to @1:25)   (myfoxla.com) divider line 76
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2014-03-17 09:17:45 PM

chookbillion: Canton: rhiannon: 2 Replies: Earthquakes are not EXPLOSIONS idiot..

Welcome to Fark! Have a snack.

Yep. Someone is unacquainted with Pocket Ninja.

Or someone playing along. I think you all fell for it.


We need an update on the rules how 2 trollers divvy up the days catch.
 
2014-03-17 09:37:13 PM
In fairness to the anchors (not that I think they thought about this), I seem to recall that during the San Francisco 1989 earthquake, the pilot of the blimp there for the World Series claims he felt four bumps in the air.
 
2014-03-17 09:48:36 PM
You'd think the TV studios would have learned from the past. That whole shaky-cam effect looked fake back on Star Trek.
 
2014-03-17 09:53:15 PM

chapman: See those lights hanging up there? They aren't always the most secure things in the world.


i.imgur.com
RIP.
 
2014-03-17 10:04:49 PM

wxboy: In fairness to the anchors (not that I think they thought about this), I seem to recall that during the San Francisco 1989 earthquake, the pilot of the blimp there for the World Series claims he felt four bumps in the air.


Was he tethered to something on the ground?
 
2014-03-17 10:07:16 PM

aerojockey: Also, seriously, "asinine"?  The FOX make you butthurt, smitty?


To be fair Fox 11 is a dumbed-down version of LA News.

/Yes...I do mean what I said
 
2014-03-17 10:10:25 PM
and that is why I have Pocket Ninja favorited.
 
2014-03-17 10:42:21 PM

lindseyp: [smc.temple.edu image 486x314]


Came here for this... leaving satisfied..
 
2014-03-17 11:03:50 PM

drewogatory: Christ, it was a farking 4.4. When did Angelenos become such pussies? I woke up, looked at the ceiling fan, said 'huh, earthquake" and went back to sleep.


A fair amount of people will die in Los Angeles when they feel the weaker Pn/Pg seismic waves from an 8.0, go "huh, earthquake," don't take cover, and then the much stronger Sg/Lg brings the building down on them.

Don't believe me, watch something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV4EMzyJsqU
Pn/Pg is at 7 seconds. "huh, earthquake." 13 seconds is Sg/Lg. "oh shiat, earthquake, better take cover." The problem is, you're never going to know if what you just felt is Pn/Pg from a large earthquake and that Sg/Lg is coming, or if you just felt Sg/Lg from a small event and everything is over. Luckily, this was only a 6.5. An 8 will be many many times stronger.

I am active in the seismology research community. This type of attitude is pervasive, and its also incredibly frustrating. We are giving you information that will save lives. Many people will straight up ignore it, and they will be casualties. Why? Because they don't want to be "pussies?"

Please, if you feel an earthquake, take cover. It will take a few seconds out of your day, and it just might save your life.
 
2014-03-17 11:33:53 PM

Triumph: At least they didn't dive under the desk.


Did you watch the full clip?  They even show the lighting rig swaying.  I'd bet that if you had that hanging over you and it started to move, you'd have run from the set and someone would have had to mop up the spot where you were sitting.

/I'd have done my next spot on location from the airport while I bought a ticket to fly back east.
 
2014-03-17 11:44:51 PM
I'm guessing that anchor hasn't been in L.A. long.

I remember hearing a story about a weatherman who moved from Buffalo to D.C.  On his first day he predicted a light dusting of snow.  An inch of snow fell and he nearly got fired.  It really wasn't his fault (earthquake pun!) though.  He just didn't know that an inch of snow in D.C. was a lose your mind blizzard.  This anchor is kind of funny.  I've felt earthquakes like that in NY.  In NY, that would be a birth earthquake.  He, however, is in LA.
 
2014-03-17 11:58:00 PM
What does the Fox say? Dum dum dum dum dum de dumb.

/Am I doing it right?
 
2014-03-17 11:59:12 PM

sgh46: drewogatory: Christ, it was a farking 4.4. When did Angelenos become such pussies? I woke up, looked at the ceiling fan, said 'huh, earthquake" and went back to sleep.

A fair amount of people will die in Los Angeles when they feel the weaker Pn/Pg seismic waves from an 8.0, go "huh, earthquake," don't take cover, and then the much stronger Sg/Lg brings the building down on them.

Don't believe me, watch something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV4EMzyJsqU
Pn/Pg is at 7 seconds. "huh, earthquake." 13 seconds is Sg/Lg. "oh shiat, earthquake, better take cover." The problem is, you're never going to know if what you just felt is Pn/Pg from a large earthquake and that Sg/Lg is coming, or if you just felt Sg/Lg from a small event and everything is over. Luckily, this was only a 6.5. An 8 will be many many times stronger.

I am active in the seismology research community. This type of attitude is pervasive, and its also incredibly frustrating. We are giving you information that will save lives. Many people will straight up ignore it, and they will be casualties. Why? Because they don't want to be "pussies?"

Please, if you feel an earthquake, take cover. It will take a few seconds out of your day, and it just might save your life.


Noted.
 
2014-03-18 12:07:24 AM
on ground level, a 4.4 won't wake me up.

In a high rise, yeah, that f*cker is gonna shake the sh*t out of you.
 
2014-03-18 12:50:58 AM

sgh46: drewogatory: Christ, it was a farking 4.4. When did Angelenos become such pussies? I woke up, looked at the ceiling fan, said 'huh, earthquake" and went back to sleep.

A fair amount of people will die in Los Angeles when they feel the weaker Pn/Pg seismic waves from an 8.0, go "huh, earthquake," don't take cover, and then the much stronger Sg/Lg brings the building down on them.

Don't believe me, watch something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV4EMzyJsqU
Pn/Pg is at 7 seconds. "huh, earthquake." 13 seconds is Sg/Lg. "oh shiat, earthquake, better take cover." The problem is, you're never going to know if what you just felt is Pn/Pg from a large earthquake and that Sg/Lg is coming, or if you just felt Sg/Lg from a small event and everything is over. Luckily, this was only a 6.5. An 8 will be many many times stronger.

I am active in the seismology research community. This type of attitude is pervasive, and its also incredibly frustrating. We are giving you information that will save lives. Many people will straight up ignore it, and they will be casualties. Why? Because they don't want to be "pussies?"

Please, if you feel an earthquake, take cover. It will take a few seconds out of your day, and it just might save your life.


Uh I am in NY. A few years back we had the Ohio quakevthay shook us. My building wasn't high but is basically on stilts as there is parking underneath (cue the lethal weapon 2 pics). My timeline as a non earthquake-y guy:

2 seconds in: wtf I must be hung over.
4 seconds in: wtf the whole building is moving...maybe a truck hit the building?
6 seconds in: holy shiat wtf is going on?
10 seconds in: the building stopped moving but I am getting the fark out of here.
 
2014-03-18 01:05:31 AM
Of course he didn't feel it! He was doing a barrel roll!

/ yeah, yeah, sky is not the same as star, gimme this one you bastards
 
2014-03-18 01:16:14 AM
I WANT THAT WOMAN'S BEAVER
 
2014-03-18 03:17:41 AM
Even though I'm sure everyone here has kept up on the latest seismological research, here:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/JZ069i024p05357/abstract
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2006GL027967/abstract
and the thing about the blimp over San Francisco during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which I couldn't find a reference for.

<scientist>
Not that a magnitude 4.4 earthquake would have such a measurable response.  But it's observed in bigger earthquakes.  Please keep in mind that we know very little about earthquakes.  The recurrence interval is on the order of hundreds of years.  We've been recording seismic waves for about 100 years.  And when we think we have it figured out, we get an earthquake that our models didn't predict and have to rethink our understanding of the earth.  Please remember that plate tectonics was only invented in the 1960s and wasn't an accepted part of geology until about 1970.  We are still figuring out the governing equations, and every earthquake is a hint at the solution.
</scientist>
 
2014-03-18 03:37:46 AM

Pocket Ninja: Haven't you ever seen an action movie, subby? What happens when a grenade goes off right next to the hero? Right -- the blast throws him backwards through a glass window and he lands in the street, winded, and barely rolls out of the way in time before a light pole comes crashing down on him. Now, tell me -- do you think he just jumped through that window because he wanted to?

No, don't be stupid. He was sent through that window by shock waves. Shock waves are like normal waves except they travel through the air. And, newsflash: an earthquake is a LOT more powerful than a hand grenade. It's, like, ten times as powerful. So if a simple grenade blast's shock waves would send you through a window, don't you think an earthquake's shock waves could be felt in a helicopter? Can you at least acknowledge that possibility? I hope that you can, and maybe in the future you should consider not being such a smug snarkmongerer and learn something before you post here.


That's one of the most elaborate and well thought out trolls I've ever read here on Fark. Without reading any farther than this post, I'm here to say I hope you get a lot of 'em, hook, line, and sinker.

Well done. 10/10.
 
2014-03-18 03:42:08 AM

rhiannon: 2 Replies: Earthquakes are not EXPLOSIONS idiot..

Welcome to Fark! Have a snack.


Heh, he already did: hook, line, and sinker.

That's one.
 
2014-03-18 03:48:24 AM

fanbladesaresharp: drewogatory: Christ, it was a farking 4.4. When did Angelenos become such pussies? I woke up, looked at the ceiling fan, said 'huh, earthquake" and went back to sleep.

That's what I thought about the first 10 seconds of the 6.8 we had up here in far nor Cal last week, which felt considerably smaller than what the USGS says it was. A 4.4 is what? A whole 3 wiggles? The dog shakes the bed more jumping up on it, and its a farking chihuahua.


I agree; i've been around long enough to feel some pretty strong temblors, and that one did not feel like a 6.8. It was a slow roller with pretty gentle shaking. I figured it was in the low five or even four range. I was surprised to see how "strong" it registered.
 
2014-03-18 04:50:24 AM
Each one is different .. you may get one strong jolt with a lower number than one that wiggles for awhile, because the wiggler releases more total energy over time. Also depends on depth, distance, what kind of ground you're sitting on...

My greatest fear is that the Big One hits while I'm taking a dump.
 
2014-03-18 08:18:33 AM

fredbox: Each one is different .. you may get one strong jolt with a lower number than one that wiggles for awhile, because the wiggler releases more total energy over time. Also depends on depth, distance, what kind of ground you're sitting on...

My greatest fear is that the Big One hits while I'm taking a dump.


That's funny, because I was thinking that first paragraph was sounding exactly like it was describing different types of farts.
 
2014-03-18 08:41:54 AM

aerojockey: Also, seriously, "asinine"?  The FOX make you butthurt, smitty?


They're not going to sleep with you, 'Buck'.
 
2014-03-18 09:29:14 AM

Pocket Ninja: Haven't you ever seen an action movie, subby? What happens when a grenade goes off right next to the hero? Right -- the blast throws him backwards through a glass window and he lands in the street, winded, and barely rolls out of the way in time before a light pole comes crashing down on him. Now, tell me -- do you think he just jumped through that window because he wanted to?

No, don't be stupid. He was sent through that window by shock waves. Shock waves are like normal waves except they travel through the air. And, newsflash: an earthquake is a LOT more powerful than a hand grenade. It's, like, ten times as powerful. So if a simple grenade blast's shock waves would send you through a window, don't you think an earthquake's shock waves could be felt in a helicopter? Can you at least acknowledge that possibility? I hope that you can, and maybe in the future you should consider not being such a smug snarkmongerer and learn something before you post here.


That's telling him Pocket Ninja. But I'm pretty sure when an earthquake generates shock waves they are called airquakes.
 
2014-03-18 10:42:55 AM

chapman: jst3p: Triumph: At least they didn't dive under the desk.

"It felt very strong."

4.4? Whatever.

At 4.4 it really depends on the building you are in.  A 4.4 in a high rise is downright scary due to the level of sway.


One of my favorite stories from my WoW days is explaining to my guild leader exactly how far he was moving during the quake.

/A guildmate said "don't pull, earthquake."
//Guild leader (new to CA, and living within 50 miles of the guildie) said "really? I didn't oh holy £%¥%".
///Guild leader was on the 25th floor.
 
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