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originally posted by: dezertdog
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: butcherguy
Then there are the earthquakes…..
Natives don't call the little stuff quakes, we call them, "Did you feel that?" Then theres the next serious level, some stuff fell off shelves, followed by broken glass and car alarm symphony. In the midwest, tornados do that almost every day. Let alone friggin golf ball hail…
The last sixer here was a decade ago…
The list is missing the 7.2 quake of April 10, 2010 in Mexicali. I was living in the Coachella Valley at the time and we were rocked pretty good. Living in SoCal since the mid sixties I've experienced many quakes. That Mexicali quake was one of the most intense I've felt.
God help me I love a good quake.
originally posted by: SunnyDee
a reply to: intrptr
I am not disagreeing with you, but as far as I can see, industry and farming has diminished in our state, not grown. Which industries are sucking up all the water, other than ag?
The last 4 years have been dry and warmer than usual, that I can see for myself. The 4 years prior were heading that direction. It's about time for a new pattern!
Earthquake simulator deployed to prepare Vancouver residents for the big one.
City officials hope it will make people realize how catastrophic a quake would be, and to scare them just enough to finally put together a survival plan and kits for the home, car and office
Read more: www.vancouversun.com...
Earth will rip open like a zipper, expert says, when overdue Vancouver Island quake strikes.
The odds of another megathrust earthquake and tsunami on Vancouver Island happening within the next 50 years are about one in 10, says Bird.
Read more: www.thestar.com...
originally posted by: DAVID64
It sorta makes sense that rain could help trigger a quake, you have the extra weight and the water also acts as a lubricant. On the other hand, I don't know jack about quakes and always look to TA for good info.
originally posted by: ericblair4891
Water is found deep in our crust in a crystalized form.
Rainfall is the immediate and direct cause of landslides.
Water acts as a lubricant. When a large amount rainwater seeps into soil, the soil's pore water pressure increases. The friction and internal cohesion of slope materials reduce. This reduces the strength of slopes and destabilises slopes.