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(Anchorage Daily News)   Anchorage Daily News asks, "Are we ready for the Great Alaska Earthquake of 2014?". Well, ARE you?   (adn.com) divider line 68
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2014-03-27 11:48:57 AM
Ring of Fire people, head east.
 
2014-03-27 11:54:28 AM
Look out people, Sarah Palin is fixing to whip up a heaping helping of some Five Alarm Moose Chili.
 
2014-03-27 12:07:08 PM
Going north, the only way to cross Eagle River was the inbound Glenn Highway bridge.

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EAGLE RIVER?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-27 12:14:07 PM
Do we still depend on North Slope oil? If so, no. If not, yes.

I am also prepared for the Cascadia subduction zone to subduct.

I may not be prepared for the Great Azores Landslide to slide.
 
2014-03-27 12:18:00 PM

ZAZ: I am also prepared for the Cascadia subduction zone to subduct.


Whereas I would be like the guy who moved from Hiroshima to Nagasaki -- Lived in Anchorage for years, moved to Mt. Hood area.
 
2014-03-27 12:39:48 PM
They should be consulting with Chile about how to deal with the destruction and disruptions of a major quake, but I don't expect much from a state that voted for Sarah Palin.

One of the more interesting tidbits about beer shortages from the 8.8 Chilean quake in 2010:

CCU (Compañía de Cervecerías Unidas) responded by increasing capacity of their plant in Temuco that did not suffer major damage during the earthquake and by importing beer from their factories in Argentina. 50 trucks with beer are reported to have reached Santiago from Argentina. In March 2010, ten CCU executives said that the country will not run out of beer and that within two to three months production levels would be normalized.

Chileans know how to prioritize in times of crisis.
 
2014-03-27 12:40:47 PM
 
2014-03-27 12:42:02 PM
I fell into an alaskan ring of fire.
 
2014-03-27 12:42:13 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: ZAZ: I am also prepared for the Cascadia subduction zone to subduct.

Whereas I would be like the guy who moved from Hiroshima to Nagasaki -- Lived in Anchorage for years, moved to Mt. Hood area.


You could move to Florida and wait for Cumbre Vieja to fall into the Atlantic.
 
2014-03-27 01:14:16 PM
I'm all set.  I've spent a lifetime preparing for it by living over 2,500 miles away from the area.

/Be prepared.
 
2014-03-27 01:27:44 PM
Nothing of value will be lost that day.
 
2014-03-27 01:29:46 PM

Prey4reign: Look out people, Sarah Palin is fixing to whip up a heaping helping of some Five Alarm Moose Chili.


I was going to say: "Great Alaska Earthquake of 2014" could just be a code phrase for Reince Priebus' announcement that Sarah will be the 2016 GOP nominee.
 
2014-03-27 01:31:59 PM
Speaking for Hawaii:  No.   no.
 
2014-03-27 01:32:31 PM
If it's anything like "the big one" they've been predicting in California the last 50 years, you bet they are.
 
2014-03-27 01:35:36 PM

Anchorage Daily News asks, "Are we ready for the Great Alaska Earthquake of 2014?".


Not sure. When is it scheduled?
 
2014-03-27 01:36:10 PM
Well I sure am!

We go for the food.

Those giant drumsticks and the funnel cakes are delicious!
 
2014-03-27 01:41:12 PM
Resulting devastation expected to be catastrophic.

www.americanbushman.com
 
2014-03-27 01:43:18 PM
Will Sarah Palin see it?.
 
2014-03-27 01:44:12 PM
My Dad was there during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.  Story was he had was suffering from a really bad case of the flu and when woken by 'quake he thought it was just the illness and went back to sleep.  Somewhere there are slides of the damage and the trench caused by the fault movement.

True story.
 
2014-03-27 01:44:27 PM
As much as I'm prepared for anything, I suppose. Which is to say, not really.
 
2014-03-27 01:45:44 PM

StrikitRich: True story.


That was epic. Could have used a vampire, though.
 
2014-03-27 01:46:45 PM

thamike: Going north, the only way to cross Eagle River was the inbound Glenn Highway bridge.

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EAGLE RIVER?



"My father used to say that not playing to win is like sleeping with your sister. Sure she's a great piece of tail, with a blouse full of goodies, but... it's just illegal. Then you get into that whole inbred thing. Kids with no teeth who do nothing but play the banjo... eat apple sauce through a straw... pork farm animals..."
 
2014-03-27 01:47:27 PM
FTA: "Cellphone users couldn't get a dial tone."

I've had a cellphone for years, and NEVER recall hearing a dial tone.
 
2014-03-27 01:48:24 PM

myrrh: StrikitRich: True story.

That was epic. Could have used a vampire, though.


None of that sparkly shiat, though.
 
2014-03-27 01:50:34 PM

myrrh: StrikitRich: True story.

That was epic. Could have used a vampire, though.


One thing about living in  Santa Carla Alaska I could never stomach, all the damn vampires.
 
2014-03-27 01:53:47 PM
I think I'm doing ok.
 
2014-03-27 01:58:37 PM
My mother was pregnant with me in Anchorage during the Earthquake.
 
2014-03-27 02:01:32 PM
Is a 9.2 quake even possible? (I ask because I don't know not to be a smart ass.)
 
2014-03-27 02:09:57 PM
According to Google directions, I'm roughly 4,353 miles from there.
So I'm about as prepared as I could ever hope to be.
 
2014-03-27 02:10:04 PM
I can deal with losing Alaska as long as it finds a way to take California with it.
 
2014-03-27 02:10:47 PM

StrikitRich: My Dad was there during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.  Story was he had was suffering from a really bad case of the flu and when woken by 'quake he thought it was just the illness and went back to sleep.  Somewhere there are slides of the damage and the trench caused by the fault movement.

True story.


I don't believe it.  No way are there slides of the damage and the trench.  That's just impossible.
 
2014-03-27 02:17:36 PM

Disappearing Hitchhiker: My mother was pregnant with me in Anchorage during the Earthquake.


Was she Shakin'?  (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

Snappin' her fingers?  (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

Was she was up and down and round and round?  (Oh -oh-oh-oh-oh)

Shakin' (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
 
2014-03-27 02:18:15 PM

dittybopper: StrikitRich: My Dad was there during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.  Story was he had was suffering from a really bad case of the flu and when woken by 'quake he thought it was just the illness and went back to sleep.  Somewhere there are slides of the damage and the trench caused by the fault movement.

True story.

I don't believe it.  No way are there slides of the damage and the trench.  That's just impossible.


Wasn't the quake epicenter well out to sea?
 
2014-03-27 02:20:57 PM
My dad was at Emerson Air Force Base in Fairbanks at the time. He said, at first, people thought the Russians hit Alaska with a nuke. There were thousands of aftershocks in the weeks following and they didn't fully subside for a year. The pictures he has of the devastation are mind boggling. The funny part is, whenever he tells the story, I say "learn to swim" and he doesn't get the reference. I just laugh to myself in a younger more superior manner as I steal pain pills out of his medicine cabinet.
 
2014-03-27 02:22:57 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: My dad was at Emerson Air Force Base in Fairbanks at the time. He said, at first, people thought the Russians hit Alaska with a nuke. There were thousands of aftershocks in the weeks following and they didn't fully subside for a year. The pictures he has of the devastation are mind boggling. The funny part is, whenever he tells the story, I say "learn to swim" and he doesn't get the reference. I just laugh to myself in a younger more superior manner as I steal pain pills out of his medicine cabinet.


Stupid auto correct and my sloppy editing: "Eielson" AFB
 
2014-03-27 02:27:50 PM
This was 10 years before I was born, but my family just happened to be vacationing in Florida during the quake.
 
2014-03-27 02:28:06 PM

Disappearing Hitchhiker: My mother was pregnant with me in Anchorage during the Earthquake.


I heard both were caused by the Aleutian Megathrust.

/great band name
 
2014-03-27 02:28:41 PM

thamike: Going north, the only way to cross Eagle River was the inbound Glenn Highway bridge.

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EAGLE RIVER?


Ha!
Town I grew up in.

My dad was in the army stationed at Fort Rich and had duty at the Nike Hercules missile site.
He arrived in at the base 3 weeks before the Good Friday quake.
He said they thought WWIII had just started.
He got some great pics of some of the devastation.

/CSbiatches
 
2014-03-27 02:30:30 PM
I am not too worried. Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake back at Summerslam of 1990.
 
2014-03-27 02:33:53 PM

yakmans_dad: dittybopper: StrikitRich: My Dad was there during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.  Story was he had was suffering from a really bad case of the flu and when woken by 'quake he thought it was just the illness and went back to sleep.  Somewhere there are slides of the damage and the trench caused by the fault movement.

True story.

I don't believe it.  No way are there slides of the damage and the trench.  That's just impossible.

Wasn't the quake epicenter well out to sea?


Not sure, but it split 4th avenue down the center of Anchorage in two.
It also caused a massive tsunami that pretty much destroyed the town of Girdwood (which was rebuilt much further inland).
It didn't cause huge casualties because Anchorage in 1964 wasn't exactly San Francisco.
 
2014-03-27 02:34:11 PM

Cold_Sassy: If it's anything like "the big one" they've been predicting in California the last 50 years, you bet they are.


The San Andreas fault has roughly a maximum potential quake of 8.0. Big but still a magnitude below Alaska's and The Cascadian subduction zone's potential.
 
2014-03-27 02:35:21 PM

WorkingInParadise: FTA: "Cellphone users couldn't get a dial tone."

I've had a cellphone for years, and NEVER recall hearing a dial tone.


Then you apparently had a 9.2 quake and didn't realize it.
 
2014-03-27 02:38:52 PM

yakmans_dad: Is a 9.2 quake even possible? (I ask because I don't know not to be a smart ass.)


Considering that it has actually happened, I would have to say that it is indeed possible. It does, however, depend on which scale you are using when you say "9.2". The older Richter scale was only valid up to about 7.0, but the moment magnitude scale is open-ended and can be used to describe an arbitrarily large event.
 
2014-03-27 02:50:39 PM

Disappearing Hitchhiker: My mother was pregnant with me in Anchorage during the Earthquake.



I was born just minutes after the  '64 earthquake ended.

Coincidence? Or had a proper vessel been found?
 
2014-03-27 02:52:26 PM
Yes, we're ready!

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia we recently survived an earthquake much closer to us.

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I think we can withstand one in Alaska.
 
2014-03-27 03:07:20 PM

Zasteva: Yes, we're ready!

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia we recently survived an earthquake much closer to us.

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I think we can withstand one in Alaska.


Ok fine, I will be the guy that points out that it would actually take a fairly destructive earthquake to knock over a patio chair. I'm not earthquakologist but I would hazard a guess that the average building would suffer quite significant damage before a patio chair would fall over.

/so why don't we make buildings out of patio chairs?
 
2014-03-27 03:29:42 PM
Am I ready for it?  I've been praying for it for years!
 
2014-03-27 03:39:23 PM

yakmans_dad: dittybopper: StrikitRich: My Dad was there during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.  Story was he had was suffering from a really bad case of the flu and when woken by 'quake he thought it was just the illness and went back to sleep.  Somewhere there are slides of the damage and the trench caused by the fault movement.

True story.

I don't believe it.  No way are there slides of the damage and the trench.  That's just impossible.

Wasn't the quake epicenter well out to sea?


Yes it was. The resulting Tsunami washed away small coastal towns. It also broke the fuel tanks that were close to the shore (for ease of loading and unloading from ships) which then caught fire. So now you have the earth moving up and down and sideways, and walls of flaming water coming at you, trying to suck you out to sea when it passes. You can't even get to high ground because the ground is moving to much and you don't know that high ground will stay that way.  A special kind of hell.
 
2014-03-27 03:45:51 PM
ARE YOU?
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/no
 
2014-03-27 03:56:49 PM
I'm shaking just thinking about it.
 
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