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originally posted by: TheJesuit
To all on the west coast, "thanks for all the fish"! If I ask you to take me seriously will you?
I am telling all of you now to leave while you can please & thank you! If you do not heed this warning you will perish.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
I am not sure if any of you remember, but not that long ago, back in 2017, geologists were saying that 2018 was going to bring many major earthquakes.
Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows
So far it seems that prediction was right.
originally posted by: Watcher777
a reply to: dianajune
I love dutchinse, I have been watching him for awhile and he is on top of all of this.
The thing that worries me is what if the government was shut down and we had a major natural disaster. The government runs on a skeleton crew when shut downs happen, or people are working from home. If communication is knocked out that is a major problem.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: Cauliflower
The AK tsunami alert went out (I should probably sign up for that one!). 5 minutes later the HI one went out. There is a large segment of the population of AK that vacation in HI, so they told me about being woken up by their phone but not by the quake itself!
Wonder what they could be testing the system for? Meteors? Volcanos? Earthquakes? Floods/tsunami? All of them have recently happened!
a reply to: dianajune
I am far enough away that besides the inconvenience of being woken up, there was not much on my end to do but roll over and go back to sleep!
Anchortown is on the tip of the Ring of Fire. We have two active volcanoes some 80 to 100 miles to the south. When those go... then that will be a different story!
I'm just glad it was not some other alert about some rouge country shooting things into the atmosphere towards me!
Alaska's magnitude 7.9 earthquake rattled Earth's plumbing 3,800 miles away in Florida, where water levels in 2 wells spiked within minutes. How can this happen? Find out at pubs.usgs.gov...
The most common type of observed ground-water response is an instantaneous water-level offset, or step, which may be either an increase or a decrease and may occur near or far from the epicenter. Recovery to the pre-earthquake water level can be so rapid that no change will be detected if the water level is measured infrequently, or it may take as long as days or months. Steps can be large enough to make a well flow at land surface, or render it dry. The 1998 M5.2 Pymatuning earthquake in northwestern Pennsylvania caused about 120 local household-supply wells to go dry within 3 months after the earthquake (Fleeger and others, 1999). The 2002 M7.9 Denali Fault earthquake in Alaska caused a 2-foot water-level rise in a well in Wisconsin, more than a thousand miles from the epicenter.
originally posted by: nicevillegrl
a reply to: carewemust
8.2 seems pretty bad. That whole area looks pretty shaky for the past couple of days but with that 8.2 being just offshore, really fearful of tsunami. Was only six miles deep - I don't know if that makes it more or less likely though?
originally posted by: jimmyx
JUST offshore?...it's at least a thousand miles from mainland US
And you can see some of the 1964 tsunami right here. Look at ~4 & ~7 minutes into the video.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: jimmyx
330 from Anchorage, AK and 150 maybe from Kodiak, AK. Had it been the right type of quake to cause a tsunami, it would have wreaked havok on the coastal towns. Places like Valdez, Seward and Kodiak could have been wiped out by a large one and were hit hard in 1964. You really should look at a map and do you understand tsunami's?
The 9.2 in 1964 caused a tsunami that hit the northwest mainland and did a lot of damage, even south of northern California. It's very possible it could happen again.