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(History Channel)   This day in 1906, the San Andreas fault ripped open, levelling San Francisco. The fires burned for a week   (history.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 7:07:50 PM  
 
2021-04-18 8:10:31 PM  
For being levelled, it's still pretty damned lumpy
 
2021-04-18 8:32:02 PM  
The mudslides will eventually put out the fires.
 
2021-04-18 8:43:07 PM  
This is a really great read on the subject matter. My late partner was in the middle of reading it when she was killed. I found it on the nightstand on her side of the bed so picked it up and started reading it. I found it very informative and fascinating and it helped take my mind off more depressing matters.
 
2021-04-18 8:48:21 PM  
And before anybody asks, no, she was not literally reading it when she was killed. She was riding her bicycle when some self-entitled asshole ran her off the road. And it was a hit and run. And the sh*tbag who did it got away with it. So far.
 
2021-04-18 8:50:37 PM  

TwowheelinTim: This is a really great read on the subject matter. My late partner was in the middle of reading it when she was killed. I found it on the nightstand on her side of the bed so picked it up and started reading it.


Well this thread went dark in a hurry.
 
2021-04-18 8:58:48 PM  
"The fires burned for a week"
Goddamned Teslas
 
2021-04-18 9:02:06 PM  

BullBearMS: The mudslides will eventually put out the fires.


And then, the murders................
 
2021-04-18 9:08:35 PM  
Sea level rise will put out the burning Teslas somewhere down the line.
 
2021-04-18 9:39:30 PM  
Just 4 days before

[4k, 60 fps] San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906
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2021-04-18 9:41:36 PM  
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2021-04-18 9:44:56 PM  
It's always cool to drive over the fault on I-280. It comes right after you drive over the accelerator (SLAC). The freeway is usually somewhat farked up in that area unless they paved recently. You can almost see the fault under the road.

Not long after that is the Flintstone house. Best freeway in the bay area.
 
2021-04-18 9:54:50 PM  
It also led to the creation of Bank of America. Black swan shiat right there.
 
2021-04-18 10:00:12 PM  
Has CNN done a story on how this was caused by Donald Trump?
 
2021-04-18 10:00:23 PM  
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It's effects were felt as far away as Santa Carla.
 
2021-04-18 10:29:55 PM  

mjjt: Just 4 days before

[YouTube video: [4k, 60 fps] San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906]


The brothers who made that put the film on a train for New York the day before the quake, which destroyed their studio.

There was (may still be) a loop of this showing in SFO airport terminal 1. The airport is full of excellent museum exhibits.
 
2021-04-18 10:34:27 PM  
And, if the predictions of geophysics are correct, this will be nothing compared to the Cascadia quake when that fault finally gives way.
 
2021-04-18 10:49:40 PM  

Ishkur: TwowheelinTim: This is a really great read on the subject matter. My late partner was in the middle of reading it when she was killed. I found it on the nightstand on her side of the bed so picked it up and started reading it.

Well this thread went dark in a hurry.


So did San Francisco
 
2021-04-18 10:59:10 PM  
Aren't those all strike-slip faults in the Bay Area? They don't rip open, rifts do that
 
2021-04-18 11:46:08 PM  
mjjt:
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[4k, 60 fps] San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906
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That after-picture looks to be about 1m20s in the film.
 
2021-04-19 2:56:51 AM  

phishrace: It's always cool to drive over the fault on I-280. It comes right after you drive over the accelerator (SLAC). The freeway is usually somewhat farked up in that area unless they paved recently. You can almost see the fault under the road.

Not long after that is the Flintstone house. Best freeway in the bay area.


That's not a very high bar to clear. Particularly since the bay area sucks hard enough to keep itself from slipping into the Pacific Ocean.
 
2021-04-19 3:31:48 AM  
I did a lot of exploring around bolinas and tomales bay right where the san andreas heads out to sea. Its amazing to see a fence separated laterally by ten feet on flat land.

Sylmar 1971 was the quake that defined it for me, it threw ten year old me out of bed and all the stuff on my shelves came down too. Any other quake has been less dramatic than that. So far...
 
2021-04-19 3:56:02 AM  

kyleaugustus: mjjt:
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That after-picture looks to be about 1m20s in the film.


I've seen this before, but just watched it again and noticed from 13:15-13:20 or so on the right side.. are those two nuns? albinos?
 
2021-04-19 4:41:17 AM  

phishrace: It's always cool to drive over the fault on I-280. It comes right after you drive over the accelerator (SLAC). The freeway is usually somewhat farked up in that area unless they paved recently. You can almost see the fault under the road.

Not long after that is the Flintstone house. Best freeway in the bay area.


Ever driven the 58 from Lancaster to LA? The hwy actually cuts through the San Andreas. It's pretty much the only neat thing about the area.
 
2021-04-19 7:08:07 AM  

skiinstructor: I did a lot of exploring around bolinas and tomales bay ...


The geology and to some extent the flora of that whole spit of land (Pt. Reyes peninsula) match the Tehachapi Mountains more than 310 miles to the south.
 
2021-04-19 8:01:31 AM  

skiinstructor: I did a lot of exploring around bolinas and tomales bay right where the san andreas heads out to sea. Its amazing to see a fence separated laterally by ten feet on flat land.

Sylmar 1971 was the quake that defined it for me, it threw ten year old me out of bed and all the stuff on my shelves came down too. Any other quake has been less dramatic than that. So far...


Isn't that separated fence essentially the   Newton's apple moment in regards to shifting plates?
 
2021-04-19 9:00:43 AM  

dryknife: skiinstructor: I did a lot of exploring around bolinas and tomales bay ...

The geology and to some extent the flora of that whole spit of land (Pt. Reyes peninsula) match the Tehachapi Mountains more than 310 miles to the south.


I've driven through there, it's interesting how at a glance each side of the bay looks like it's from a different world
 
2021-04-19 9:22:30 AM  
Sounds like a great place to live. Rent and taxes must be really cheap.
 
2021-04-19 11:41:48 AM  

SumoJeb: "The fires burned for a week"
Goddamned Teslas


Minneapolis minus the earthquake, in a few days.
 
2021-04-19 5:05:03 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: skiinstructor: I did a lot of exploring around bolinas and tomales bay right where the san andreas heads out to sea. Its amazing to see a fence separated laterally by ten feet on flat land.

Sylmar 1971 was the quake that defined it for me, it threw ten year old me out of bed and all the stuff on my shelves came down too. Any other quake has been less dramatic than that. So far...

Isn't that separated fence essentially the   Newton's apple moment in regards to shifting plates?


The blinding realizing moment wasn't actually driven home until observations from space became a thing. Fact.
 
2021-04-19 5:49:20 PM  

djslowdive: phishrace: It's always cool to drive over the fault on I-280. It comes right after you drive over the accelerator (SLAC). The freeway is usually somewhat farked up in that area unless they paved recently. You can almost see the fault under the road.

Not long after that is the Flintstone house. Best freeway in the bay area.

Ever driven the 58 from Lancaster to LA? The hwy actually cuts through the San Andreas. It's pretty much the only neat thing about the area.


?

CA-58 runs from the central CA coast, through Bakersfield and Mojave, to Barstow. It doesn't hit Lancaster and comes nowhere near LA. East of I-5, CA-58 is pretty bleak with the exception of the Tehachapi pass (I'm not familiar with the western portion).

There is no direct route between those two cities. Most direct is CA-14 + I-5. The San Andreas crosses CA-14 around Palmdale.

There is the Garlock fault, which does pass over CA-58 between Tehachapi and Mojave.

https://socalregion.com/geology/san_a​n​dreas/
 
2021-04-19 6:32:15 PM  

kyleaugustus: mjjt:
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That after-picture looks to be about 1m20s in the film.


About 2 minutes in the film, I think, but yeah, you can clearly see that half the buildings are gone.
 
2021-04-19 8:35:13 PM  
I was kind of surprised that the Ferry Building wasn't something that had to be rebuilt after the big quake, what with all those delicate looking arches on reclaimed land.

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