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#133600 - 05/23/08 08:37 PM Re: USGS: "The Shakeout Scenario" (S. Cal's Big O [Re: ]
Jeff_M Offline
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Registered: 07/18/07
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Loc: Northwest Florida
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Originally Posted By: stevenpd
Originally Posted By: Russ
The Channel Islands will end up in the Pacific Ocean. wink


Uhmmmmmm . . . .


They already are.


Ba-Zing! Lol.


Where's Foghorn Leghorn when you need him? [It's a joke, son, a JOKE, doncha' get it?]

Jeff

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#133615 - 05/24/08 05:07 AM Re: USGS: "The Shakeout Scenario" (S. Cal's Big O [Re: stevenpd]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Fires? Fires? Broken gas lines surrounded by a bunch of nervous smokers who desperately need to calm their nerves?

The whole reason the Channel Islands exist is to protect Santa Barbara from tsunamis.

Sue

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#133623 - 05/24/08 10:31 AM Re: USGS: "The Shakeout Scenario" (S. Cal's Big O [Re: Susan]
James_Van_Artsdalen Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
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Loc: Texas
Past earthquakes in that region haven't impacted as large an geographic area as one might expect from the energy involved. Perhaps the bedrock isn't solid enough, or the faults direct energy in other directions - I don't know.

The New Madrid zone is the one to worry about. Earthquakes are infrequent enough that building codes and inspections are not up to the job. The image on this page indicates what I'm talking about: look at the size of the affect area for a 6.8 quake! That area is full of tilt-up construction and it's likely to be a re-run of the Chinese disaster.

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#133630 - 05/24/08 12:58 PM Re: USGS: "The Shakeout Scenario" (S. Cal's Big O [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...look at the size of the affect area for a 6.8 quake..."

Yup, and a 7.8 quake is A LOT bigger than a 6.8...
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