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Major Earthquake To Hit San Francisco?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

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.


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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

heh, Then you're gonna float off to Hawaii... Alaska can come too.. w00t


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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

First N.O., now San Fran? If it does hit, the "sinners" in Vegas and Atlantic City had best pack-up and head for Salt Lake City or the Bible Belt.

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3725 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.


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

I'm glad I moved away from the city to the East Bay! Big grin


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

im afraid temperatures and earthquakes have next to nothing in common. It might be hot, but that doesnt mean an earthquake is imminent. Also the dogs are probably barking because its hot.


That'll teach you
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

At least you're not going to get wiped out by a volcano too.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 1):
Alaska can come too

 Wow! No thanks.

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
At least you're not going to get wiped out by a volcano too.

Heeeey, that ain't funny!!!  wink  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.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3701 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.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 4):
I'm glad I moved away from the city to the East Bay!

You are still f--ked over there in Hayward. 

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
First N.O., now San Fran? If it does hit, the "sinners" in Vegas and Atlantic City had best pack-up and head for Salt Lake City or the Bible Belt.

Amsterdamn may be next. It's also protected by dykes and is below sea level.

I don't mind going to hell though. That's where all my friends are going anyway.  

[Edited 2006-02-10 10:04:30]


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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

maybe I should reconsider visiting SFO again at the end of the month.....


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Ilikeyyc:
Oh don't be afraid. The earthquake may have already happened by then and and all tourist traps will be dirt cheap.  Silly

Look at the bright side, both me and Windowseat live on the top floors of our buildings so you'll have a place to crash regardless.  Smile



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3676 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!


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 11):
But if there is a quake, there won't be any electricity to keep the beer cold!

We'll just have to drink wine and hard liquor. Big grin



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
We'll just have to drink wine and hard liquor

Guess I'll have to try your Cold Duck then.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3664 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.

- Neil


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 14):
if there's one thing that taking Earth Sciences at university will tell you, it's that we know virtually nothing about predicting earthquakes.

Perhaps I can mention this to A.net member MD-90. Afterall, he talked about a 767 slaming in to the World Trade Center in November of 2000.

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 14):
But if it would make you feel better you could always move east,

It's boring out there.  Sad

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 13):
Guess I'll have to try your Cold Duck then.

Oh no, Cold Duck must be kept cold. Otherwise, it's just a duck.



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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
It's also protected by dykes.

There's no need to resort to such hostility. I know several lesbians and I think they are great people.


User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Quoting TheCoz (Reply 16):
There's no need to resort to such hostility. I know several lesbians and I think they are great people.

dykes = levees But you knew that, didn't you?  Smile
And people who live near them have a ton of respect for them.  Wink



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3630 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.


User currently offlineScott2187 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 11):
But if there is a quake, there won't be any electricity to keep the beer cold!

just find a CO2 fire extinguisher...that will cool the beer off pretty quick. (personal experience)



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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

We've been over-due for an earthquake for a while now.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 4):
I'm glad I moved away from the city to the East Bay!

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.  Sad

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/info/faultmaps/San_Francisco.html

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.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3566 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.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

I think I will buy up some tracts in the Valley. I'll have beach front property...

User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3519 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...

User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 22):
I think I will buy up some tracts in the Valley. I'll have beach front property...

If I had some I'd sell it to you for a huge premium (since you think it'll be beach front property) then I'll laugh all the way to the bank.

There seems to be a lot of people who believe that half of California is going to fall off into the Ocean. Someone could make a killing off of this and then disappear and move to Mexico or something.


25 Nosedive : Where are the strike out pics?
26 Superfly : Well damn it, I want to go where all the pets are going. Where do all the pets hangout when they decide to takeoff?
27 YeahitsK : They're scoping out cheap land on the west coast of Nevada, of course!!
28 Johnboy : I think the most intriguing theory is from the old guy who lives in San Jose, who scans the papers for ads for lost animals. Apparently when an earthq
29 Post contains images Confuscius : "You are still f--ked over there in Hayward." "think the Calaveras fault is supposed to be where the next one strikes. I think it connects to the Hayw
30 Post contains images Mikesairways : Maybe it will mysteriously widen the 205
31 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : Possible HNL meet!!!??? Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
32 Post contains links Ilikeyyc : And with my luck I'll only be able to find a dry chemical extinguisher! However, nothing will beat the story of the guy in NZ who built a jet engine
33 Post contains images NorCal : There are probably many terms, but I was always taught it was a "strike slip" fault Bottom line: you are right we aren't falling off into the ocean.
34 LorM : This guy, if it's the same guy, was one of my teachers in a Catholic highschool here in Honolulu. If it's him, his name is Michael Lee. He was on the
35 Aeroflot777 : Unfortunately I dont...I'm stuck in a house closer to Ocean Beach! Aeroflot777
36 L-188 : I WANT ONE !!!!!!
37 Ilikeyyc : LOL- So do I. But I have a feeling that my neighbors wouldn't like me if I had one!
38 Seanp11 : A strike slip fault is a lateral fault, but there is another kind of lateral fault called a transform. There are 5 kinds of faults: Normal, Reverse,
39 Post contains images Tom in NO : Don't count on getting much help from FEMA if that happens, dude..... Tom at MSY
40 Post contains images LH459 : Aha, one of those who believe in "Earthquake weather," then? My building will probably go sliding down Ivy hill when it happens. Anyway, my cat hasn'
41 Post contains images Maury : I have an amusing mental picture now of Superfly running after a pack of feral cats, because he thought they sensed something. (They sensed "garbage a
42 Post contains images Superfly : LOL! You mean the free needle exchange?
43 Maury : eeeeew...i was thinkin' more like old fish. Should've said "the Cala on Russian Hill" maybe. Unless there's an exchange there too...
44 Superfly : Old fish and crackheads exchanging free needles is equally gross.
45 Post contains images Wardialer : You know what???!!!! I live in Los Angeles, and going to Europe within 6 months...So!!!!! I do wanna experience my last earthquake while Im here....I
46 Post contains images Levent : Will San Francisco stay where it is then? Animals really are among the great predictors of earthquakes. When Turkey was struck in 1999, my grandparen
47 Post contains images Confuscius : "PS: People living in Hayward don't have to wait for the fault to let go to be f*cked. They already ***live in Hayward***) " I'm closer to Union City
48 RootsAir : I saw a programme about the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1993...they said they expected the big one as soon as 1995-1996......... but wait....I haven't s
49 RootsAir : I saw a programme about the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1993...they said they expected the big one as soon as 1995-1996......... but wait....I haven't s
50 Post contains links SpinalTap : There are some evolving methods of earthquake prediction that I saw in a documentary a few years ago. It is based on regions where stresses were likel
51 Arrow : Where can we go when there's no San Francisco? Better get ready to tie up the boat in Idaho.
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