Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (10 years 13 hours ago) and read 4362 times:
NNNOOO!!! It would be uncanny, there was a programme on the other night in the UK about the SFO earthquake in 1989. It was scary to watch, nevermind being in the middle of it. I hope to god there isn't an earthquake. If you have this feeling Larry, keep to open spaces, and be careful where you go for the next few days.
Heeeey, that ain't funny!!! We've got two that are spewing these days, Mt. St. Augustine and Mt. Cleveland.
Quoting Superfly (Thread starter): Call me paranoid but I have a sick feeling a major earthquake may hit the area soon.
I wonder - seriously - how much truth there is to your "paranoia" Larry . . .
Every time a single volcano acts up here in Alaska - we get more (Mt. Cleveland) and there tends to be seismic activity all along the "Ring of Fire". I suspect there to be either volcanic or earthquake activity in Japan and throughout the Pacific Rim as long as these volcanos are releasing pressure.
Sounds crazy, I know - but I've never really seen it fail. One good seismic blow begets another.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 4338 times:
Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5): im afraid temperatures and earthquakes have next to nothing in common
You are correct. However, many of the major eathquakes I have been in happened during unusual heatwaves (1987 Whittier/Narrows, 1994 Northridge) and the 1989 earthquake happened during a heatwave too. However study after study claims there is no connection to weather and seismic activity.
Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 4313 times:
OK, I'll plan on coming since I won't have to worry about a place to crash! This time I'm not planing on seeing any tourist traps, just drinking. But if there is a quake, there won't be any electricity to keep the beer cold!
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
I wouldn't worry about the temperature and the quakes, the two are independant of one another. They will come when they will come. Apart from perhaps some early warning from tremors there really isn't a way to predict them. Although, being in San Fransisco is not really the place I would want to be when the old San Andreas decides to do a little shuffle. Now, all that being said, if there's one thing that taking Earth Sciences at university will tell you, it's that we know virtually nothing about predicting earthquakes. But if it would make you feel better you could always move east, there's nothing that ever happens seismic wise out here.
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 hours ago) and read 4267 times:
Quoting Superfly (Thread starter): Unseasonably warm weather this time of year?
The dogs are barking like crazy?
Call me paranoid but I have a sick feeling a major earthquake may hit the area soon.
funnily enough all the tinfoil hat brigade are predicting one for this year.
Botom line is, it'll happen in its own sweet time. Cats are the best indicator of impending earthquakes as they have a hard-coded detection and survival system inside them. If a cat starts acting funny or goes missing then something's up.
I think the Calaveras fault is supposed to be where the next one strikes. I think it connects to the Hayward fault down in San Jose, so the whole East Bay could be pretty f*cked if there is a big one that shakes both.
To settle a little misconception once and for all, California is NOT falling off into the ocean. (though sometimes I wish we could go and chill with Hawaii) However in a several million years LA will be North of SF because of plate movement.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
It's a matter of when, not if, when the San Andreas does the tectonic boogaloo, and how bad it's going to be.
When I was going to Long Beach City College I took a geology field trip class and we went up to Lytle Creek for a look. Lotta PhDs in geology were made up there.
Well, here's the deal. Every year, in the fall, when trees start shedding their leaves a layer of peat is deposited in the creek bed. Then, in the spring a layer of sand is deposited over that. So there's your calendar, like the rings in a tree, going back several thousand years.
When there's a quake, there's upwelling in places through the strata of alternating layers of peat and sand as the soil liquifies. Then when it settles down the creek reverts to calendar mode, which tells you what the magnitude of the quake was, and when it happened. The record on the San Andreas for major events shows that the longest interval in that area was about 200 years and the least interval was about 55 years. The last big one in the southland was the 1857 Fort Tejon quake.
YeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 hours ago) and read 4156 times:
There was a documentary show on recently about the moon, can't remember the name of it. In it, they featured a guy who predicts earthquakes based on two things. The first is the postion of the moon; there is a place in its orbit in which the tidal forces it exerts upon the earth and its crust are especially strong. The second predictor is an increase in the number of missing pet reports in newspapers. Apparently they sense something and take off, hence the increase reports in the papers. This guy apparently keeps track of the number of missing pet reports for newspapers around the country and world, and upon seeing a significant increase in a paper at a time when the moon is in this position, he issues an earthquake warning. They mentioned that this position of the moon has been scientifically linked to an increase in volcanic activity. His success rate in his earthquake warnings was worth noting in a scientific documentary on National Geographic or Discovery Science channel (can't remember which). Nothing mentioned about dogs barking though...