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Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...  
User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

just a thought--

if you were airborn, would you feel any effects of an earthquake if there was one on the ground below you? my guess is that nothing would happen to you, but it would be cool to see building collapsing from the air!!!




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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

You wouldn't know that anything had happened. You probably wouldnt even be able to see that anything was happening even if you were really low to hte ground. This is especially true up at cruise altitude. You are 7 miles from the ground up there...any movement..no matter how sudden would be hardly noticeable from up there.


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User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

I doubt any effect as well. The air doesn't move. Anyways, don't feel bad, how are us midwesterners supposed to know  

Jack


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1641 times:

That question ranks up there with...
1. If there's a fly in your airplane is the gross weight of the aircraft reduced by the fly's weight whenever it's flying around in the cabin?

2. Why can't you feel it when an airplane flys directly overhead?

A few years ago I was on a trip to the east coast. It was about 11 pm and we were cruising over a large city at FL410 when they had a power failure. It was pretty interesting to be looking at the lights of the city one moment then then next moment half of the city went completely dark. The lights just flickered on and off a couple of times then darkness. Oh well, just thought that I'd add that comment.


User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1631 times:


Hey, what was the answer to the "fly" one?  


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Actually, what IS the answer to the second one? If an airplane is on final approach, just 30-50 meters above my head, why don't I feel it? After all, shouldn't at least my ears pop a bit due to the increased pressure under the wing or something? The only thing I felt yesterday at LHR was bone-shattering noise when that DC10 landed...

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

I think you feel an effect pretty badly when you realise that your destination airport and any possible divertions within range have been damaged by the earthquake. And yes, yer fuel is running low...


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