Mag 9 megaquake expected in the nw

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer
    analyzed seismic events predict mag 9 megaquake possible.[gone]ohnoohno[sheep]
    like you didn' t have enough to worry about...

    Mega-earthquake Risk For West Coast, US And Canada? Seismic Slip Linked To Tremor, With Implications For Subduction Zone

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 2, 2009) — In the last decade, scientists have recorded regular episodes of tectonic plates slowly, quietly slipping past each other in western Washington and British Columbia over periods of two weeks or more, releasing as much energy as a magnitude 6 earthquake.
    <hr> See also: Earth & Climate


    The slip events coincide with regular occurrences of what scientists call nonvolcanic tremor, which showed up clearly on seismometers but for which the origins were uncertain.
    Now researchers from Italy and the University of Washington have concluded that both phenomena are signs of the same processes taking place about 25 miles deep at what is believed to be the interface between the Juan de Fuca and North American tectonic plates.
    "We are now more confident that the tremor and the slip are both products of the same slip process," said Kenneth Creager, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences and a co-author of a paper describing the research being published Jan. 30 in Science.
    The findings could have major implications for megathrust earthquakes in the Cascadia subduction zone, an area along the West Coast from northern California to southern British Columbia. Megathrust events are huge earthquakes, often in the range of magnitude 9, that occur in areas where one tectonic plate is forced beneath another.
    The slow slip events appear to be building stress on the

  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    awesome i cant wait for the quake party!
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    quigs hold my
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    two words: ( "high ground")strap a kayak to your bob...
  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    ...and the "hits" just keep on a comin'....
    Yup, like there's not enough to worry about, well.... there's the good news and there's the bad news:
    Good: no need for any more haircuts...
    Bad: What was left has begun to fall out!
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    FEMA won't be ready -- (Wring your hands and repeat "Woe is me", boys, while you stand in line for water and food.)
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    screw em they have nothing I need......:oops:
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I'm not exactly Nostradamus here or anything, but uh....I will wait for the dust to clear before I say "I told you so."
  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I can't predict,but these geologist (seismologists?) seem to agree something is moving around.( always is)
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Not to mention the predicted weather patterns surely to be exhibited during the polar shift and the cosmic alignment, also scientifically proven to be occurring. Then we have the dastardly attempts from secret black-ops programs (HAARP, CHEMSPRAYS), which only add to the mix. Although the latter is less provable, and our uncertainty as to what level of involvement the government has doesn't help prove our case...we still have to stand in awe when these things start happening -and the only people who dare claim to be right are the climate retards like Al Gore, who blame "global warming" by pointing the finger at industry and commercialism while ignoring that HUGE, bright object in the sky that never stays constant and is always changing.

    It is relatively simple to predict an increase in volcanic activity, violent weather, and increasingly extreme temperatures given what we now know about the political agendas and the real scientific data. We can also expect larger government and perpetual taxation...this stuff is kindergarten material, really.
  11. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    What, me worry?[​IMG]

    Now that doggone Metro Station song's stuck in my head. Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it.
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member


    The Graboids are coming....... :shock:
  13. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    doesn't worry me abit, yelowstone worried me this really worried me:
  14. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    When the quake happens just remember to open all of your beer bottles first or make sure you allow sufficient time for them to calm down or you'll spray your beer everywhere. Nothing worse than watching a major seismic event with death and destruction involved and then loosing all your beer and ya can't get anymore.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  15. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Losing the beer stockpile: It's enough to make a man just give up. :mad:[notworking][booze]
  16. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Saving that one last bullet..[rofllmao].
  17. tsiemens

    tsiemens Monkey+++

    Maybe if a quake that big happens, it will kickstart the economy and we won't need a new war!
  18. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    .gov will start "the war on earthquakes" to add to the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on hunger etc. etc.
  19. tsiemens

    tsiemens Monkey+++

    The new axis of "evil" will be centered around Seattle.
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