reply to post by zworld
z, I would not regret that decision to leave if I were you. Even if you go to your grave, and not a single thing happens, just think how you will feel
if it does. Sad, but ALIVE!
And maybe not that badly affected if you stay far enough away from that zone. Nice thing is, at least you're not over
here in the east where the seismic waves propagate with much less attenuation. West coast rheology is such that it does work in your favor- so you
won't have to go nearly as far to get away from the most serious danger. In a pinch, maybe 40 miles away from the coast. I'd prefer 100+, but hey,
can't have it all, now can we.
As to the volcano, yeah there's a lot that could happen. Long Valley erupting of course would be a possibility. And that's a very bad one. I have
undertaken a massive amount of research on the big Chile quake of 1960 in the last few days, and I swear, the more I learn about it, the more scared I
get for all of you out there on the west coast. To recap some not often talked about things that may be of particular concern to you:
1) There have been several studies done to try and determine WHAT it was that preceded the main event for about 15 minutes. A couple of trained
seismologists present for all these events said they witnessed cars rolling back and forth in parking lots. All indications are this was some kind of
aseismic slow slip. Sound familiar?
2) A volcano appears to have been directly triggered and erupted following the quake.
3) There were MANY foreshocks, some HUGE (7+ and one 8.1!) before the main event. Now imagine in the span of a mere 33 hours, going through this.
There you sit and a 7+ hits, sending mad people out into the streets, and pre-damaging buildings- and rescue teams on their way. And then several more
of those hit, and then a massive 8.1 hits. Jesus! And so you thought that was it, and it would all be diminishing aftershocks after that...Right...Nuh
The earth was just warming up. The massive 9.5 then struck, completing total destruction of whatever was still left. And if there WAS anything left,
the massive aftershocks to follow had no problem with those. And on top of that, multiple tsunamis from each quake! And check out some of the
ground displacements- unreal!
I mean no. Just no. Why live under this kind of threat when you have a choice?
That massive quake sequence proceeded rather quickly from background seismicity levels.
NOW DO YOU HATERS (NOT YOU Z) SEE WHY STAYING ON TOP OF THE FREQUENCY OF QUAKES IN CASCADIA IS IMPORTANT??? I see that many quakes in such a short
period of time, and you're damn straight I am going to report it, if it takes me 1000 threads. So there.
And Alche, yes I have heard plenty about expanding earth theory, but it was effectively quashed dead by extremely tight, high tech measurements from
several methods, including GPS and satellites. The variance in earth's diameter is so small (less than a millimeter per year or something), that
worrying about it just makes no sense. I'd get off that train if I were you.
edit on Thu Feb 9th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason