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.
Geotpf: Drew must have gotten a nastygram from CNN's lawyers at some point, so he's just farking around with the logo now.
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.
Unbearlike_Fooltoast: Are we not doing 'phrasing' anymore?
Ambitwistor: Learn to swim.
micah1701: Its CNN so I'm surprised no one's asked if the quakes are related to global warming
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.
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 warmingOf course not. They are caused by gay marriage.
Shakin_Haitian: When I want to know about geology, the first thing I do is ask a meteorologist.
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.
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