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  • The Big One (Earthquake) - will be PNW, not CA

    After a recent New Yorker article, seems this situation has gotten recent attention. Local FEMA and CERT expect it could happen anytime, between moments away to centuries from now, Earthquakes don't seem to keep regular schedules.

    The physics of the plate tension and subduction zones are such that magnitude in the 8-9 range is probable, destruction and death likely on a scale never seen in this country from prior nature disasters. Link below is to a page of assorted links,maps,etc.;
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/trendi...ne&form=PRNTTF
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

  • #2
    Darn, and I've been hoping it would be in CA all these years. Does TX have any major fault lines other than political???
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Meet the Cascadia Subduction Zone...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
        Darn, and I've been hoping it would be in CA all these years. Does TX have any major fault lines other than political???
        Apparently not since 1931, but I supplose it could.



        Fault line map:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
          Darn, and I've been hoping it would be in CA all these years. Does TX have any major fault lines other than political???
          Texas has thousands of "major fault lines."
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            Apparently not.


            [IM...G]

            Not all major fault systems constitute seismic hazards.
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            • #7
              Another article;
              What are the odds a giant earthquake could devastate Seattle? Experts weigh in.

              http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/top...-in/ar-AAd4zZp
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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              • #8
                I'm more worried, (not too much.) about Diablo Canyon and the nuke plant there.

                Please note, I'd really like research into Thorium plants... Those I'd like to see pop up...
                Credo quia absurdum.


                Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                • #9
                  There's a Mad Rush to Buy Earthquake Survival Kits in Seattle

                  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the...tle/ar-AAdnGVQ


                  No matter where you live, Common Sense would suggest have at least 1-2 weeks worth of water~food~meds (1-2 months worth is even better) on hand to ride the majority of 'worst disasters' out, along with a "bug-out" plan and packs, plus "family and friends contacts list/plan".
                  TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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                  • #10
                    Been prepared since '84. Serving in SAC kinda does that for yah.
                    Credo quia absurdum.


                    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                    • #11
                      Looking at past occurrences, especially the one of January 1700;
                      The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

                      http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article...great-drowning
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                        Looking at past occurrences, especially the one of January 1700;
                        The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

                        http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article...great-drowning
                        A couple of USGS pub's on the "Orphan Tsunami"...

                        http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2007/10/outreach3.html

                        http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1707/pp1707.pdf
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                          Been prepared since '84. Serving in SAC kinda does that for yah.
                          Seriously? When was the last earthquake that took place at a SAC base?

                          See what happens when you sneer at the preparedness of others?
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Shortly before the statered to issue pink panties
                            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                            • #15
                              It isn't plate tectonics but when the super volcano under Yellowstone lets go there will be some major shocks - mind you that will be the last (and I really mean last) thing some people will be worrying about. Last time anything that big went it was the Deccan Traps and mankind wasn't around (and nor were a lot of other species afterwards).
                              Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                              Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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