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Old 06-19-2005, 07:11 PM
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Is the BIG one coming? Seismic activity.....

Check this seismon monitor out. http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

Lots of earthquakes lately. There was one large one in Japan and Easter Island today, as well as in California. What does this mean, and does any one know about the 2012 galaxial alignment to come????

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Old 06-19-2005, 07:31 PM
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California is going to slide into the ocean soon.....They are selling beaach front property in Nevada. Great deal for early takers.
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:07 AM
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The Big one

Actually I asked a friend of mine who works at UCLA precisely that question. ie wether or not the big one might be on the way. There is a model by one UCLA researcher which is being looked at with some interest by the USGS and the California Geological Survey. But although the model suggests a fairly large quake, "somewhere" in SoCal in the relatively near future, it's still not refined enough to be a good predictor. Remember that with increased frequency of smaller quakes much of the energy that's stored in faults is released which is likely to reduce the likelyhood of a super large quake in the near future.

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Old 06-20-2005, 11:57 AM
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Increased seismic activity isn't necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it can be the precursor of a large earthquake (or a volcano getting ready to do its thing if one of those happens to be in the vicinity), but small earthquakes tend to release built-up stress also. There are places along the San Andreas in California where continued activity keeps the stresses from building to the point where a big one can occur. On the other hand, where the fault has been "locked" for years stresses are building and the possibility of the "big one" increases.

(I'm not a seismologist, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night )
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California is going to slide into the ocean soon.....They are selling beaach front property in Nevada. Great deal for early takers.

You're looking at property on the wrong side, everything east is going to slide into the Atlantic
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Old 06-20-2005, 10:04 PM
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Check this seismon monitor out. http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

Lots of earthquakes lately. There was one large one in Japan and Easter Island today, as well as in California. What does this mean, and does any one know about the 2012 galaxial alignment to come????
It is going to happen someday. As I recall most sesmologists think it will be within the next 50 years to get a 7.5 or greater on the San Andreas itself. But in 5 minutes from now or in 50 years, it is not predictable.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:14 AM
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This is slightly off topic. Did anyone see a TLC or Discovery channel show just recently about "Earthquake storms". Seems there is a lot of research that says you can trace earthquakes in a relatively small amount of time down the same fault. Going backwards and using their research they could have predicted the Loma Prieda earthquake. Which of course is easy to claim.

Sounds like interesting stuff to me....
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:14 AM
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You're looking at property on the wrong side, everything east is going to slide into the Atlantic
I'm willing to take my chances on Being "Right" on the RIght coast ....

I think the odds of something sliding off into the water lies a bit more heavily to it happening to Cali.
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I'm willing to take my chances on Being "Right" on the RIght coast ....

I think the odds of something sliding off into the water lies a bit more heavily to it happening to Cali.
The only sliding that will persist are BIG expensive heavy houses on steep cliffs in sedimentary rock

CA is not scheduled to become ocean floor for 20 million years give or take a few .....but until then at least we can still enjoy our rust free MB's 364.4 days per year
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The only sliding that will persist are BIG expensive heavy houses on steep cliffs in sedimentary rock

CA is not scheduled to become ocean floor for 20 million years give or take a few .....but until then at least we can still enjoy our rust free MB's 364.4 days per year
I'll deal with Rusty cars for the pleasure of being as far away from the Ariana Huffington types as I can get.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7679132.stm

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Wonder what property values are like knowing they sit on this fault line.
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When you're sitting on it we call that technically, assfault. It is used to pave the roads to good intentions and hollow promises.
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I got oceanfront property!!!!




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