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(USGS)   Huge earthquake strikes in a spot most English speakers don't care about   (earthquake.usgs.gov) divider line 92
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2014-04-19 10:34:55 AM  
France?
 
2014-04-19 10:52:05 AM  
A 7.5 isn't huge.  It is by no means small, but I wouldn't call it huge.
 
2014-04-19 11:42:41 AM  
Australian tourists might care, subby.
 
2014-04-19 11:49:23 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: France?


Crimea

/starts up the popcorn
 
2014-04-19 11:53:08 AM  
Panguna...interesting place. In the 70s they found copper, and opened up the largest copper mine in the world.  Francis Ona was displeased that they were trashing the island and siphoning all of the proceeds out of the country, he formed a landowner's association to try to rectify things.  That didn't work, of course, so he found an old WW2 sword in the jungle and said "fark you all".  They sent in the police, but that didn't work.  So they sent in the army, but that didn't work either. So then the prime minister hired international mercenaries.  But he got in Big Trouble for that stunt.  At some point, with the mine shuttered and Francis controlling the entire island, he proclaimed victory and set himself up as king.

He immediately died of Malaria, of course.
 
2014-04-19 11:53:15 AM  
New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English.  http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php
 
2014-04-19 11:58:54 AM  
Papua New Guinea is in the region where the Indo-Australian Plate collides with the Western Pacific Plate, and essentially in an intersection of the Indo-Australian, Phillippine, and Eurasian Plates. It's ocean crust that's been forced up to 16,000ft above sea level from tectonic forces.

Eventually all of that area will be dry land.
 
2014-04-19 12:01:59 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: France?


California?
 
2014-04-19 12:02:21 PM  

mikemoto: New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English.  http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php


The vast majority of people do not speak English.  It's the official language because it is a former British/Australian colony.  Tok Pisin is really the language of the land.  Motu is official because a lot of people near the Capital speak it.
 
2014-04-19 12:03:48 PM  
Michael Rockefeller getting on a plane there might cause some interest in the US.
 
2014-04-19 12:06:36 PM  
It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.
 
2014-04-19 12:08:20 PM  

Jekylman: Gecko Gingrich: France?

California?


Casi todos de nosostros hablamos ingles, pendejo.
 
2014-04-19 12:10:49 PM  
El Paso?
 
2014-04-19 12:11:03 PM  
www.maximumpc.com


My English speakers don't care.
 
2014-04-19 12:11:05 PM  
modcloth.files.wordpress.com

Papua?
 
2014-04-19 12:11:19 PM  
Palestinian territories?
 
2014-04-19 12:12:16 PM  
A moderate (no, subby, a 7.5 can't even see "huge" form where it's standing) earthquake along a ring of fire fault, facing an area that was purposefully kept clear of major population centers for exactly that reason?

Wow, what a rare occurrence worthy of both panic and international news coverage.
 
2014-04-19 12:12:38 PM  

zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.


It's all God's way of warning us about the evils of Obamacare. If only we can repeal it, then the earthquakes in far off lands that America has never heard of before will stop.
 
2014-04-19 12:12:44 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org

 
2014-04-19 12:13:47 PM  
Hai guys!  What's going on in this thread?
 
2014-04-19 12:14:10 PM  

mikemoto: New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English.  http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php


New Guinea is also populated by uncontacted peoples who have entirely unknown practices and languages.
 
2014-04-19 12:14:17 PM  

zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.


I've noticed that as well but I think it's just a media thing. Usually we only hear about them when there's a lot of damage or cattail l casualties.
 
2014-04-19 12:15:10 PM  

zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.


I get notification emails from the USGS for 7.0+ quakes. This is the 7th this month, and the 2nd from this location.
 
2014-04-19 12:17:04 PM  

ransack.: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x569]


What in the living hell?
 
2014-04-19 12:17:16 PM  
Detroit?
 
2014-04-19 12:17:59 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: France?


Detroit.

Beer with that popcorn?
 
2014-04-19 12:18:05 PM  

picturescrazy: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.

I've noticed that as well but I think it's just a media thing. Usually we only hear about them when there's a lot of damage or cattail l casualties.


This is why I shouldn't Fark on my phone.
 
2014-04-19 12:18:16 PM  

Hollie Maea: mikemoto: New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English.  http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php

The vast majority of people do not speak English.  It's the official language because it is a former British/Australian colony.  Tok Pisin is really the language of the land.  Motu is official because a lot of people near the Capital speak it.


And, that's not including the over 800 tribal languages....
 
2014-04-19 12:23:11 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.

It's all God's way of warning us about the evils of Obamacare. If only we can repeal it, then the earthquakes in far off lands that America has never heard of before will stop.


Are you sure?  I thought it was because we were letting homos get married.  At least, that's what the preacher man says.
 
2014-04-19 12:24:07 PM  

northguineahills: Hollie Maea: mikemoto: New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English.  http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php

The vast majority of people do not speak English.  It's the official language because it is a former British/Australian colony.  Tok Pisin is really the language of the land.  Motu is official because a lot of people near the Capital speak it.

And, that's not including the over 800 tribal languages....


Exactly.  English is at best the third language of some (mostly city) people.
 
2014-04-19 12:26:38 PM  
Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for  Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.
 
2014-04-19 12:28:59 PM  

FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for  Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.


Be sure to include "hornbill"... otherwise... it's just page after page of sagging boobs.
 
2014-04-19 12:29:57 PM  

Hollie Maea: Panguna...interesting place. In the 70s they found copper, and opened up the largest copper mine in the world.  Francis Ona was displeased that they were trashing the island and siphoning all of the proceeds out of the country, he formed a landowner's association to try to rectify things.  That didn't work, of course, so he found an old WW2 sword in the jungle and said "fark you all".  They sent in the police, but that didn't work.  So they sent in the army, but that didn't work either. So then the prime minister hired international mercenaries.  But he got in Big Trouble for that stunt.  At some point, with the mine shuttered and Francis controlling the entire island, he proclaimed victory and set himself up as king.

He immediately died of Malaria, of course.


That read like a Terry Pratchet intro.
 
2014-04-19 12:31:58 PM  

FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for  Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.


They are super crazy when they fly.  Their wings make this really loud "whooshing" sound, and then when they glide it sounds like a buzz saw.
 
2014-04-19 12:32:01 PM  

LeroyBourne: ransack.: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x569]

What in the living hell?


2.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2014-04-19 12:33:39 PM  
Dallas cowboy stadium?
 
2014-04-19 12:35:00 PM  

Ivo Shandor: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.

I get notification emails from the USGS for 7.0+ quakes. This is the 7th this month, and the 2nd from this location.


I use the RSOE-EDIS website.  It has everything, hailstorms, major vehicular accidents, volcanoes, objects approaching  near Earth, you name it.
 
2014-04-19 12:35:41 PM  
 
2014-04-19 12:39:17 PM  
FSOL Papua New Guinea.
 
2014-04-19 12:39:59 PM  

make me some tea: Papua New Guinea is in the region where the Indo-Australian Plate collides with the Western Pacific Plate, and essentially in an intersection of the Indo-Australian, Phillippine, and Eurasian Plates. It's ocean crust that's been forced up to 16,000ft above sea level from tectonic forces.

Eventually all of that area will be dry land.


Dry land is a myth.
 
2014-04-19 12:40:58 PM  

themindiswatching: Australian tourists might care, subby.


Yeah, and  subby also specified "English-speaking."  What's your point?
 
2014-04-19 12:42:39 PM  

FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for  Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.


And most of the birds of paradise can be found there as well.
 
2014-04-19 12:47:07 PM  

Hobodeluxe: LeroyBourne: ransack.: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x569]

What in the living hell?

[2.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 500x372]


I was thinking something out of True Detective, but I'm not posting pics for obvious reasons.
 
2014-04-19 12:47:21 PM  

northguineahills: FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for  Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.

And most of the birds of paradise can be found there as well.


And crazy giant pigeons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowned_pigeon
 
2014-04-19 12:53:40 PM  

zimbomba63: Ivo Shandor: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.

I get notification emails from the USGS for 7.0+ quakes. This is the 7th this month, and the 2nd from this location.

I use the RSOE-EDIS website.  It has everything, hailstorms, major vehicular accidents, volcanoes, objects approaching  near Earth, you name it.


I love that site. It's perfect if you want to have a panic attack.
 
2014-04-19 01:03:27 PM  
PNG? The can eat me.

/seriously, one of the last places where cannibalism is practiced
 
2014-04-19 01:04:12 PM  

zimbomba63: Ivo Shandor: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.

I get notification emails from the USGS for 7.0+ quakes. This is the 7th this month, and the 2nd from this location.

I use the RSOE-EDIS website.  It has everything, hailstorms, major vehicular accidents, volcanoes, objects approaching  near Earth, you name it.


Niiice. Thanks for the info there.
 
2014-04-19 01:20:35 PM  

nekom: A 7.5 isn't huge.  It is by no means small, but I wouldn't call it huge.


this
 
2014-04-19 01:21:07 PM  
I for one am sick and tired of Australia flexing its tectonic muscles! This needs to stop or I say, send in the troops!
 
2014-04-19 01:22:28 PM  

whither_apophis: make me some tea: Papua New Guinea is in the region where the Indo-Australian Plate collides with the Western Pacific Plate, and essentially in an intersection of the Indo-Australian, Phillippine, and Eurasian Plates. It's ocean crust that's been forced up to 16,000ft above sea level from tectonic forces.

Eventually all of that area will be dry land.

Dry land is a myth.


Dry land denier!
i.imgur.com
 
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