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Originally posted by gemineye
reply to post by Disconnected Sociopath
Ya know what, I hate to say it, but this is one that I've been worried about for a while. Of course, the fact that I've worried about it, doesn't mean it's going to happen, but I remember being warned of this one during my freshmen year of high school. That was 20 years ago. Some guy was predicting that there would be a HUGE quake on the New Madrid fault on Dec. 3rd of that year. It didn't happen, but being that I'm in Kentucky, I've often thought about it ever since then. It was said that the quake of 1811 actually rang church bells in Boston! That's scary, considering that Boston is a few hundred miles away from the fault line. We never had earthquake drills in school, here in Kentucky, up until that point, but now it's common.
I really think it's just a matter of time and it would definitely be wise to be prepared. I hope it's not soon, but I can't really say it would surprise me. I'm usually not one to try to spread fear of ANYTHING on here. Quite the opposite really, but considering what we've experienced lately, around the world, it's kind of troubling.
Originally posted by Pharyax
Naa, humans are fascinated with disasters -- that creates ratings.. pure and simple!
I'll be watching.. I'm hoping they show the latest data on the fault zone, show more cut-aways into the earth where the sand blows are.
On google earth, near New Madrid, in the farmers crops, you can clearly see where the sand blows were.
I just hope its not all a "here is what happens if a 10 hit' with low budget CG.. give us some good, current data...
Originally posted by westcoast
Well I can tell you that the 10.0 'mega-thrust' quake could happen right here in Washington State.
I assure you, it would have a bigger impact than a 7.0 in the midwest.
Seattle and surrounding cities might have newer construction built to eartquake 'code', but I guarantee you, no structure could withstand a 10.0 mega thrust earthquake.
Seattle would be flattened, multiple other towns would be destroyed, mega tsunamis would be created and most likely multiple volcanos would errupt, including Rainier. It WILL be catastrophic WHEN it happens.
It is not a matter of if, but when.
Originally posted by stars15k
reply to post by crazydaisy
There is a lot of talking about the NM because this is the bicentennial year for the event. It's perfectly normal to observe such anniversities, we do it all the time for other things. Do you think the US is never going to not remember the date 9/11? Think back to 1976......the bicenntenial year was a big year.
There is no agenda just an important observation. People who didn't know about the quake will learn what can happen, and what to do if it should ever happen again. Earthquakes do not come on schedule, they never have.