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.
chapman: See those lights hanging up there? They aren't always the most secure things in the world.
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.
aerojockey: Also, seriously, "asinine"? The FOX make you butthurt, smitty?
lindseyp: [smc.temple.edu image 486x314]
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.
Triumph: At least they didn't dive under the desk.
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=FV4EMzyJsqUPn/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.
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.
rhiannon: 2 Replies: Earthquakes are not EXPLOSIONS idiot..Welcome to Fark! Have a snack.
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.
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.
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.
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