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(CNN)   Is the "big one" coming? More importantly, will we be joining Elizabeth soon?   (cnn.com) divider line 35
    More: Interesting, San Andreas Fault, earthquakes, Lists of earthquakes, Eric L. Geist, Southern California, Mayor of San Francisco, U.S. Geological Survey, Geophysical Research Letters  
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2014-08-26 11:28:18 AM  
Wait, the CNN logo is changing again?
 
2014-08-26 11:29:29 AM  
And now it's back to the weird blue logo... maybe I saw something I'm not supposed to see. Or maybe I'm going crazy.
 
2014-08-26 11:39:15 AM  
YOU BIG DUMMY
 
2014-08-26 11:44:12 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 12:29:51 PM  

Arkanaut: And now it's back to the weird blue logo... maybe I saw something I'm not supposed to see. Or maybe I'm going crazy.


nope, the modmins are messing with us all
 
2014-08-26 12:46:47 PM  
Breaking news: we're all going to die. We don't know the when or the how of it, all we know is it could be any day. Panic!

/We'll meet again
//Don't know where, don't know when
 
2014-08-26 12:58:52 PM  
When I want to know about geology, the first thing I do is ask a meteorologist.
 
2014-08-26 01:00:02 PM  
Drew must have gotten a nastygram from CNN's lawyers at some point, so he's just farking around with the logo now.
 
2014-08-26 01:09:38 PM  
What's with CNN's tag?
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 01:10:32 PM  

Geotpf: Drew must have gotten a nastygram from CNN's lawyers at some point, so he's just farking around with the logo now.


Doh, I see that's been covered already.
 
2014-08-26 01:22:38 PM  
Learn to swim.
 
2014-08-26 01:25:25 PM  
I thought earthquakes were sudden shifts releasing built up pressure on a fault line and as such any significant earthquake is actually reducing fault pressure; not signalling even larger shifts to come.

But what do I know, I'm just a big dummy.
 
2014-08-26 01:25:53 PM  
Are we not doing 'phrasing' anymore?
 
2014-08-26 01:32:46 PM  

MurphyMurphy: I thought earthquakes were sudden shifts releasing built up pressure on a fault line and as such any significant earthquake is actually reducing fault pressure; not signalling even larger shifts to come.

But what do I know, I'm just a big dummy.


The big one is the Cascadia subduction zone, the Napa quake isn't related to that.  When the Cascadia goes, everyone is going to know about it.
 
2014-08-26 01:39:22 PM  
Headline:  Are earthquakes on the rise? Is California's 'Big One' coming?

Second paragraph:  no
 
2014-08-26 01:39:59 PM  
If it hits, can we blame the people for living there? You know... like we did in New Orleans?
 
2014-08-26 01:41:24 PM  

MurphyMurphy: I thought earthquakes were sudden shifts releasing built up pressure on a fault line and as such any significant earthquake is actually reducing fault pressure; not signalling even larger shifts to come.

But what do I know, I'm just a big dummy.


That's usually how it happens. However it relieves local pressure and transfers some of it down related faults which then slip, creating aftershocks. Occasionally the first earthquake will transfer some pressure to a related faultline that was already about to burst which makes a bigger earthquake, in which case the first one was actually a foreshock. But you don't know if an earthquake is a foreshock until the bigger one comes after.
 
2014-08-26 02:08:23 PM  

Unbearlike_Fooltoast: Are we not doing 'phrasing' anymore?


I think we have rammed it in so hard that it has been spent.
 
2014-08-26 02:37:09 PM  
short answer, no. Long answer NOOOOooooooooooooooo.
 
2014-08-26 02:50:53 PM  
Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming
 
2014-08-26 03:09:52 PM  
If a headline asks a question, the answer is always no; or we don't know, but probably no.
 
2014-08-26 03:22:21 PM  

Ambitwistor: Learn to swim.


"How long can you tread water?"
 
2014-08-26 03:29:39 PM  

micah1701: Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming


Everything is related to global warming.
 
2014-08-26 03:33:31 PM  
Yes, CNN, the big one is eventually coming.  Likewise, the sun will eventually expand into a red giant that consumes our very planet, and Andromeda will collide with the Milky Way in a cataclysm that could fling our very solar system into the inky blackness of intergalactic space.

Eventually, trillions of years from now, the universe itself will experience heat death that marks the inevitable stopping point of the entropy of matter.  All these things, and other things beyond our comprehension or even our contemplation, will eventually occur.  Maybe a headline asking "Is the heat death of the universe coming?" would make for more compelling click bait.
 
2014-08-26 04:43:20 PM  

Geotpf: Drew must have gotten a nastygram from CNN's lawyers at some point, so he's just farking around with the logo now.


That's my guess.
 
2014-08-26 05:26:54 PM  

micah1701: Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming


Of course not. They are caused by gay marriage.
 
2014-08-26 08:30:53 PM  
There will definately be a large earthquake on the Pacific coast sometime in the next 75 years so you better start to panic now.
 
2014-08-26 08:31:23 PM  

Geotpf: Drew must have gotten a nastygram from CNN's lawyers at some point, so he's just farking around with the logo now.


My guess is a woman found it offensive and thus it had to be changed due to Fark's new policy
 
2014-08-26 08:42:05 PM  

cgraves67: MurphyMurphy: I thought earthquakes were sudden shifts releasing built up pressure on a fault line and as such any significant earthquake is actually reducing fault pressure; not signalling even larger shifts to come.

But what do I know, I'm just a big dummy.

That's usually how it happens. However it relieves local pressure and transfers some of it down related faults which then slip, creating aftershocks. Occasionally the first earthquake will transfer some pressure to a related faultline that was already about to burst which makes a bigger earthquake, in which case the first one was actually a foreshock. But you don't know if an earthquake is a foreshock until the bigger one comes after.


Think of foreshocks as the creaking sound you hear before that piece of wood you're slowly bending snaps.
 
2014-08-26 08:48:03 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: micah1701: Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming

Of course not. They are caused by gay marriage.


And legalized devil weed and fewer prescription painkiller overdoses and the blah in the whah house AND THE REFUTATION OF THE LORD'S CREATIONISM AND THE WORSHIPPING OF FALSE GODS OF SCIENCE AND FARK'S NEW MISANDRY RULES AND...
 
2014-08-26 09:43:18 PM  

micah1701: Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming


Two words, my friend. Thermal expansion. And since I am a man who admits his love of ketchup you know you can trust me on important matters like this.
 
2014-08-26 11:22:32 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: When I want to know about geology, the first thing I do is ask a meteorologist.


What a CNN meteorologist might look like:

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2014-08-27 12:20:24 AM  
I love a surprise Red Foxx reference.
 
2014-08-27 04:23:57 AM  
I'm curious as to what the massive drought is doing to the faults' lubrication, and whether any areas in CA are rising or sinking due to the lighter weight of all that water missing from underground aquifers.

One article I read, (don't remember if it was LiveScience or what, but it was a real science site) said that the quake went out in large waves instead of vibrating in smaller waves, because the lack of groundwater prevented soil liquefaction around the epicenter.
 
2014-08-27 11:46:36 AM  

brobinson2001: I'm curious as to what the massive drought is doing to the faults' lubrication, and whether any areas in CA are rising or sinking due to the lighter weight of all that water missing from underground aquifers.

One article I read, (don't remember if it was LiveScience or what, but it was a real science site) said that the quake went out in large waves instead of vibrating in smaller waves, because the lack of groundwater prevented soil liquefaction around the epicenter.


I thought water based lubricants were a big no no, and we were all suppose to switch to silicon based ones.
 
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