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Posted 11 days ago , edited 11 days ago
Magnitude 6.3. Lots of earthquakes recently.

Discuss. Shell.

Tsunami: a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance. Can be any height.
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Did it ...is there even anything in New Zealand for an earthquake to threaten? I'm pretty sure it's all sheep and rocks.

Looked at what was known, and they were hit with a quake last week, too. Google's autofill was concerned about some cows, though.
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Posted 11 days ago , edited 11 days ago

gornotck wrote:

Did it ...is there even anything in New Zealand for an earthquake to threaten? I'm pretty sure it's all sheep and rocks.


Yea, an earthquake did happen. This thread is more of a parody though. I spent 30 minutes writing mine on Japan up and due to actually making a thread with content, I was 3 minutes behind the other, getting mine locked down.

So I made a thread very similar to the first! It took me 1 minute to write up and research, so I made sure it wasn't a repost! WOOOO!

There actually have been a lot of earthquakes currently. I want to talk to my professor regarding this to see if the earthquakes are triggering Mohr's failure along the other nearby plates.
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gornotck wrote:

Did it ...is there even anything in New Zealand for an earthquake to threaten? I'm pretty sure it's all sheep and rocks.


That's mean....

I'm sure there's more to New Zealand than just sheep and rocks. Hell! New Zealand is where the Lord of The Rings trilogy was done. You can't do that with a bunch of shepherds and geologists...
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Posted 11 days ago
I wonder if we're going to have a catastrophic change soon.
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Posted 11 days ago

gornotck wrote:

I wonder if we're going to have a catastrophic change soon.


My professor and I were talking over this on a few beers at a bar.

We think that the west coast may get hit within the next 20 years or so by a massive earthquake. The shear stress is currently higher than it has been in a while, and with the pore fluids, it could be pretty soon.

In layman's terms, shear stress makes things move, and higher pore fluid makes it move even sooner. Hopefully my professor and I are wrong though.
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In my experience, always prepare for things to fall apart. Actually, now that I think about it, I'd also think about whether there are tidal things going on. We get too used to things being relatively stagnant, even with events like Krakatoa letting us know that things can happen fairly quickly too.
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gornotck wrote:

In my experience, always prepare for things to fall apart. Actually, now that I think about it, I'd also think about whether there are tidal things going on. We get too used to things being relatively stagnant, even with events like Krakatoa letting us know that things can happen fairly quickly too.


From the Japan earthquake to give a tsunami to California/west coast... It just wont happen.

Planning for disasters in certain areas is always good though. In Germany/NY it was blizzards. Kansas/Missouri it was tornados and for Texas it was hurricanes. In California we prepared for earthquakes.

There are some things you will never need to prepare for in an area. An example would be a bad earthquake in Texas. It just wont happen. Sitting nicely in the middle of the North American Plate. You wouldnt need to worry about a hurricane in Germany either.

Luckily I have gotten to see tornados, hurricanes and blizzards, so I know well enough to always be prepared for some event at a certain locale.
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