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teedubya
02-28-2011, 02:05 PM
Look at all of the earthquakes in Arkansas recently.

It fits with my theory that New Madrid goes big by the end of May.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

MAG UTC DATE-TIME y/m/d h:m:s LAT deg LON deg DEPTH km Region
MAP 4.7 2011/02/28 16:35:49 27.619 139.845 489.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.3 2011/02/28 16:17:17 53.043 -149.982 10.0 SOUTH OF ALASKA
MAP 2.8 2011/02/28 14:41:42 59.913 -153.088 100.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 14:08:52 35.281 -92.338 4.1 ARKANSAS
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 13:15:53 35.274 -92.338 3.7 ARKANSAS
MAP 3.0 2011/02/28 13:06:46 35.271 -92.341 3.1 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.9 2011/02/28 13:05:29 46.340 152.129 27.2 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 11:17:13 38.793 -122.756 1.8 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.3 2011/02/28 10:54:11 41.095 47.852 10.1 AZERBAIJAN
MAP 4.7 2011/02/28 10:27:17 -36.704 -73.212 29.4 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
MAP 2.6 2011/02/28 09:56:26 35.288 -92.325 6.1 ARKANSAS
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 09:55:50 35.288 -92.321 6.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.5 2011/02/28 09:36:59 11.309 -86.656 79.5 NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
MAP 4.7 2011/02/28 09:36:34 53.122 158.356 72.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
MAP 5.1 2011/02/28 09:13:44 -20.067 67.395 10.0 MID-INDIAN RIDGE
MAP 3.4 2011/02/28 08:46:12 35.282 -92.341 2.5 ARKANSAS
MAP 2.9 2011/02/28 07:57:36 19.264 -67.285 8.6 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.2 2011/02/28 07:49:07 34.963 25.423 53.5 CRETE, GREECE
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 06:32:44 35.276 -92.335 4.8 ARKANSAS
MAP 3.3 2011/02/28 06:21:55 19.197 -64.492 43.4 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.8 2011/02/28 05:18:00 35.270 -92.374 4.2 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.7 2011/02/28 05:00:50 35.265 -92.344 3.8 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.5 2011/02/28 04:44:48 36.542 70.379 190.3 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 03:36:47 60.847 -150.608 1.8 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2011/02/28 02:03:27 32.330 142.371 33.5 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/02/28 02:03:18 -17.680 -173.940 33.9 TONGA
MAP 2.5 2011/02/28 01:44:04 35.270 -92.361 4.8 ARKANSAS

I've noticed that Arkansas is having 5-10 earthquakes a day... albeit ones under 4.0.

That New Madrid fault is no longer asleep.

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:05 PM
LMAO

Sofa King
02-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Arkansas is gonna break off and fall into the ocean.

HonestChieffan
02-28-2011, 02:08 PM
http://emoto.smugmug.com/photos/76726671_zMiyX-L.jpg

AndChiefs
02-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Arkansas is gonna break off and fall into the ocean.

I fail to see the negative here...

teedubya
02-28-2011, 02:10 PM
I'm convinced that you never work, Donger.

29 earthquakes in arkansas in the last 7 days is normal?

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:11 PM
I'm convinced that you never work, Donger.

29 earthquakes in arkansas in the last 7 days is normal?

I was actually laughing at your precise prediction more than anything.

Is the dollar going to stop being used for trading crude, or is that going to happen after?

Pitt Gorilla
02-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Arkansas is gonna break off and fall into the ocean.In a related story, average US student achievement exhibits historical gains.

Saulbadguy
02-28-2011, 02:12 PM
I'm convinced that you never work, Donger.

29 earthquakes in arkansas in the last 7 days is normal?

:LOL:

Sofa King
02-28-2011, 02:13 PM
In a related story, average US student achievement exhibits historical gains.

LMAO

AustinChief
02-28-2011, 02:13 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t7CGkuLEs5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

teedubya
02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
I will agree that this May is a guesstimate.

I base it on this... on 9-11, Norad was having a "training" exercise for hijacked airplane terrorist simulation.

When the London Subway bombing happened, MI-6 was having a "training" exercise for a terrorist subway bombing simulation.

And FEMA is having a training exercise in May for the New Madrid earthquake.

Heh... so yeah, this is wild conjecture based off of the fact that when big training exercises happen, the shitty things they happen to be having a training exercise for, tend to also occur.

It's hard to plan an earthquake, though... 29 in the last seven days, sort of baffled me, to be honest.

Frazod
02-28-2011, 02:15 PM
The New Madrid quakes tend to hit every 300 years, so hopefully we'll all be long dead before the next ones hit.

I do not believe the United States could survive as a nation were one of these to hit now. The final death toll would be in the millions and the economic losses would be incalculable.

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:15 PM
I will agree that this May is a guesstimate.

I base it on this... on 9-11, Norad was having a "training" exercise for hijacked terrorist simulation.

When the London Subway bombing happened, MI-6 was having a "training" exercise for a terrorist subway bombing simulation.

And FEMA is having a training exercise in May for the New Madrid earthquake.

Heh... so yeah, this is wild conjecture based off of the fact that when big training exercises happen, other shitty things tend to also occur.

Well, I'm convinced.

teedubya
02-28-2011, 02:20 PM
These earthquakes don't appear to be very deep though. The sheer volume definitely surprises me though.

CrazyPhuD
02-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Ummmm those aren't earthquakes, they are just fat people sitting down!

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:23 PM
These earthquakes don't appear to be very deep though. The sheer volume definitely surprises me though.

You are aware that the data you are concerned about was provided by the government, right?

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:25 PM
The New Madrid quakes tend to hit every 300 years, so hopefully we'll all be long dead before the next ones hit.

I do not believe the United States could survive as a nation were one of these to hit now. The final death toll would be in the millions and the economic losses would be incalculable.

And the Kansas state line becomes beach-front property?

Learn to swim, Missouri.

Alton deFlat
02-28-2011, 02:30 PM
...on a related note.

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/jdu/lowres/jdun599l.jpg

allen_kcCard
02-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Anyone ever been in an earthquake that they recall really well?

I've always wondered what it was like. I am sure that they come on suddenly, but do you have time to react? Like are there tremors first that warn you to get the hell off off the top floor of a big ass building?

Are you even able to move during it? Or is walking on it similar to trying to walk across a trampoline while someone else is walking? Just curious if you are best suited to get to a doorway and away from things that can fall, or if you should do anything you can to get the fux outside somewhere.

Saulbadguy
02-28-2011, 02:33 PM
You are aware that the data you are concerned about was provided by the government, right?

:LOL:

Frazod
02-28-2011, 02:34 PM
And the Kansas state line becomes beach-front property?

Learn to swim, Missouri.

Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

chiefsnorth
02-28-2011, 02:38 PM
new Madrid goes by the end of may

Last few months of the dollar

Canadian military about to invade


Teedubya's world is a scary place

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:42 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t7CGkuLEs5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I spent the whole time watching that waiting for the guitars to start shaking and falling over.

Alton deFlat
02-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

True, I just hope it's later rather than sooner.

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:47 PM
Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

I was just reading a report that some seismologists are of the opinion that the New Madrid fault(s) are shutting down and that very little movement has occurred along the fault in some time.

siberian khatru
02-28-2011, 02:49 PM
Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

I took a Geography of Missouri course in college to fulfill a requirement, and we studied the New Madrid quake(s). One of the assignments was to go to the library and find the old, musty volumes of contemporary accounts of the quakes. It was fascinating reading that has stayed with me for 25 years.

Frazod
02-28-2011, 02:50 PM
I was just reading a report that some seismologists are of the opinion that the New Madrid fault(s) are shutting down and that very little movement has occurred along the fault in some time.

That would be wonderful. Hope they're right.

Donger
02-28-2011, 02:50 PM
That would be wonderful. Hope they're right.

FYI: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/03/13/new.madrid.fault.system.may.be.shutting.down

Of course, I'm not a seismologist, so I have no idea if they are FOS or not.

Count Zarth
02-28-2011, 02:53 PM
Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

I bet we'll have a colony on the moon by then.

DMAC
02-28-2011, 03:01 PM
The sheer volume definitely surprises me though.That's what she said.

gblowfish
02-28-2011, 03:01 PM
The New Madrid quakes tend to hit every 300 years, so hopefully we'll all be long dead before the next ones hit.

I do not believe the United States could survive as a nation were one of these to hit now. The final death toll would be in the millions and the economic losses would be incalculable.

Maybe.
But if you live through it, you could probably find a job in St. Louis or Memphis...

Frazod
02-28-2011, 03:02 PM
FYI: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/03/13/new.madrid.fault.system.may.be.shutting.down

Of course, I'm not a seismologist, so I have no idea if they are FOS or not.

The main things that make me question that are: (a) there is no way to accurately predict earthquakes, and (b) IIRC, seismologists don't really understand why the New Madrid fault has produced such violent quakes in the first place, especially considering that the area is so far from any tectonic plate boundary.

But I hope they're right. I want no part of any of that shit. At all.

Donger
02-28-2011, 03:04 PM
The main things that make me question that are: (a) there is no way to accurately predict earthquakes, and (b) IIRC, seismologists don't really understand why the New Madrid fault has produced such violent quakes in the first place, especially considering that the area is so far from any tectonic plate boundary.

But I hope they're right. I want no part of any of that shit. At all.

The cause is apparently wherever FEMA is holding a training session.

Phobia
02-28-2011, 03:19 PM
I think Arkansas will have an earthquake tomorrow.

DMAC
02-28-2011, 03:20 PM
I think Arkansas will have an earthquake tomorrow.

Sounds like a good excuse for a Springfield get-together!

tk13
02-28-2011, 03:34 PM
They've actually had hundreds of them over the past 6 months... even before all the birds died. Some people believe it has something to do with drilling.

Deberg_1990
02-28-2011, 03:42 PM
I predict the sun will rise tomorrow.

NewChief
02-28-2011, 03:51 PM
They've actually had hundreds of them over the past 6 months... even before all the birds died. Some people believe it has something to do with drilling.

Yeah, all the yokels around here are convinced it's from fracking, despite every scientist, geologist, and seismologist swearing that's impossible.

The other half of the yokels are pretty sure that the end times are upon us.

The morning after a quake, my facebook feed is filled with those two themes from relatives and people I went to high school (not college) with.

teedubya
02-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Yeah, all the yokels around here are convinced it's from fracking, despite every scientist, geologist, and seismologist swearing that's impossible.

The other half of the yokels are pretty sure that the end times are upon us.

The morning after a quake, my facebook feed is filled with those two themes from relatives and people I went to high school (not college) with.

You are in the upper northwest part of Arkansas... so New Madrid wouldn't effect you much, I'd assume.

It's things like this that make me raise an eyebrow.

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/terror-threats-rising-as-fema-orders-1-billion-dehydrated-food#ixzz1FILOUTus

FEMA ordering $1Billion in dehydrated foods in an expedited fashion... something's up and they aren't sharing what, methinks.

NewChief
02-28-2011, 04:00 PM
You are in the upper northwest part of Arkansas... so New Madrid wouldn't effect you much, I'd assume.

It's things like this that make me raise an eyebrow.

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/terror-threats-rising-as-fema-orders-1-billion-dehydrated-food#ixzz1FILOUTus

FEMA ordering $1Billion in dehydrated foods in an expedited fashion... something's up and they aren't sharing what, methinks.

I'm from Conway and my entire family is spread out between Conway, Greenbrier, and Guy, which is the epicenter. My roots down there are why it's constantly in my Facebook.

teedubya
02-28-2011, 04:01 PM
Hundreds of earthquakes in the last 6 months, is fucking insane. That would be my clue to GTFO of Arkansas. lol.

100s? Jesus.

kcfanXIII
02-28-2011, 04:25 PM
The way i always understood it, a bunch of small quakes was a good sign because energy was being released instead of storing it up for one big one. Im no geologist though. Where is Randy Marsh when you need him?

ozarkchief
02-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Yeah, all the yokels around here are convinced it's from fracking, despite every scientist, geologist, and seismologist swearing that's impossible.

The other half of the yokels are pretty sure that the end times are upon us.

The morning after a quake, my facebook feed is filled with those two themes from relatives and people I went to high school (not college) with.

I grew up in So. Cal., so I experienced several earthquakes there, but I wasn't really expecting to have earthquakes occur here in Arkansas. It happened when a thunderstorm was bearing down on us, so I originally thought the shaking was from that.

Some geologist from the U of A was just on the local tv news and mentioned the possibility that fracking could have played a role.

Donger
02-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Hundreds of earthquakes in the last 6 months, is ****ing insane. That would be my clue to GTFO of Arkansas. lol.

100s? Jesus.

I was just reading that the area averages more than 200 quakes per year.

kstater
02-28-2011, 04:33 PM
I was just reading that the area averages more than 200 quakes per year.

Don't let facts get in the way of lunatic Ari's conspiracy.

raybec 4
02-28-2011, 04:34 PM
I was just reading that the area averages more than 200 quakes per year.

That's just flim flam and slight of hand. FEMA is buying dehydrated food products, what else needs to be said?

Mr. Flopnuts
02-28-2011, 04:36 PM
Anyone ever been in an earthquake that they recall really well?

I've always wondered what it was like. I am sure that they come on suddenly, but do you have time to react? Like are there tremors first that warn you to get the hell off off the top floor of a big ass building?

Are you even able to move during it? Or is walking on it similar to trying to walk across a trampoline while someone else is walking? Just curious if you are best suited to get to a doorway and away from things that can fall, or if you should do anything you can to get the fux outside somewhere.

I got woken up by a 5.3 in Seattle around 2001. My bed is shaking, and I'm thinking "What in the fuck?" Suddenly my room mate bursts into my room butt ass nekkid and says "WE'RE HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE!!!!" Swear to God I looked at him and said "No shit. Go put on some pants."

teedubya
02-28-2011, 04:54 PM
I got woken up by a 5.3 in Seattle around 2001. My bed is shaking, and I'm thinking "What in the ****?" Suddenly my room mate bursts into my room butt ass nekkid and says "WE'RE HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE!!!!" Swear to God I looked at him and said "No shit. Go put on some pants."

Hahah... we had a tornado when I was 7, I was wearing only underoos. My dad grabs me and we go out to the truck... and into the local bank vault, due to it being a huge tornado or whatever... with like 150 people in it.

There I was, age 7... with only underwear on. lol.

Maybe that is why I make sure to be prepared for shit, now. heh

teedubya
02-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Don't let facts get in the way of lunatic Ari's conspiracy.

I'd rather be a "lunatic" than an unaware sheep. Shit is going crazy in this world, but kick back your beer... turn on your reality tv, and stay asleep. It is fine with me.

I find shit outside of traditional media to be fascinating. Some is bullshit... sure. But, I have a year supply of dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

You probably have nothing. :p

Mr. Flopnuts
02-28-2011, 04:58 PM
Hahah... we had a tornado when I was 7, I was wearing only underoos. My dad grabs me and we go out to the truck... and into the local bank vault, due to it being a huge tornado or whatever... with like 150 people in it.

There I was, age 7... with only underwear on. lol.

Maybe that is why I make sure to be prepared for shit, now. heh

That would be brutal. Even at 7.

teedubya
02-28-2011, 04:59 PM
That would be brutal. Even at 7.

Needless to say, I sleep in a t-shirt and boxers, now. ROFL

Mr. Flopnuts
02-28-2011, 05:03 PM
LMAO

Phobia
02-28-2011, 05:03 PM
I'd rather be a "lunatic" than an unaware sheep. Shit is going crazy in this world, but kick back your beer... turn on your reality tv, and stay asleep. It is fine with me.

I find shit outside of traditional media to be fascinating. Some is bullshit... sure. But, I have a year supply of dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

You probably have nothing. :p

I have bigger weapons and I know where to get dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

Donger
02-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Here:

http://www.dnr.mo.gov/geology/geosrv/geores/techbulletin1.htm

teedubya
02-28-2011, 05:08 PM
I have bigger weapons and I know where to get dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

ROFL. If you think all of it is here, you are sadly mistaken.

I will not be in the city, when shit goes down, that's for sure.

Bearcat
02-28-2011, 05:10 PM
I have bigger weapons and I know where to get dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

By then, it'll be too late. Have you been to WalMart the night before a snow storm? It'll be like that, but you know, a lot worse. Good luck finding a cart for all that silver.

kstater
02-28-2011, 05:10 PM
I'd rather be a "lunatic" than an unaware sheep. Shit is going crazy in this world, but kick back your beer... turn on your reality tv, and stay asleep. It is fine with me.

I find shit outside of traditional media to be fascinating. Some is bullshit... sure. But, I have a year supply of dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

You probably have nothing. :p

You are prepared for this, the typical effects expected in KC: Felt outdoors; direction estimated. Sleepers wakened. Liquids disturbed, some spilled. Small unstable objects displaced or upset. Doors swing, close, open. Shutters, pictures move. Pendulum clocks stop, start, change rate.

Phobia
02-28-2011, 05:12 PM
By then, it'll be too late. Have you been to WalMart the night before a snow storm? It'll be like that, but you know, a lot worse. Good luck finding a cart for all that silver.

I have an old limosine. Have you seen how well those things cross the terrain during "The Big One"? I can get from here to Des Moines in 30 minutes with the ground cracking and disappearing all around me.

Donger
02-28-2011, 05:15 PM
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NewChief
02-28-2011, 05:18 PM
I'd rather be a "lunatic" than an unaware sheep. Shit is going crazy in this world, but kick back your beer... turn on your reality tv, and stay asleep. It is fine with me.

I find shit outside of traditional media to be fascinating. Some is bullshit... sure. But, I have a year supply of dehydrated food. Water. Water filters. Fuel. Ammo. Weapons. And shitloads of silver.

You probably have nothing. :p

Silver is a good call. Werewolves are a bitch to deal with.

kcfanXIII
02-28-2011, 05:20 PM
new Madrid goes by the end of may

Last few months of the dollar

Canadian military about to invade


Teedubya's world is a scary place

But hey. At least he has more then one track, and not trying to blame the Jews for earthquakes.

Donger
02-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Silver is a good call. Werewolves are a bitch to deal with.

Werewolves are actually real. Well, they aren't technically wolves. There's a reason why most of them originate near Dugway, but I can't go into details.

kstater
02-28-2011, 05:22 PM
Werewolves are actually real. Well, they aren't technically wolves. There's a reason why most of them originate near Dugway, but I can't go into details.

Great, you've gone and done it. Ari is gonna come back and post a link to werewolf insurance.

bevischief
02-28-2011, 05:42 PM
ROFL. If you think all of it is here, you are sadly mistaken.

I will not be in the city, when shit goes down, that's for sure.

I already live outside the city limits.

Frazod
02-28-2011, 05:43 PM
I already live outside the city limits.

I'm in the suburbs, close enough to the country that I should be able to shoot my way out.

Donger
02-28-2011, 05:44 PM
ROFL. If you think all of it is here, you are sadly mistaken.

I will not be in the city, when shit goes down, that's for sure.

Question: how do you know that you won't "be in the city" when the sh*t goes down?

bevischief
02-28-2011, 05:45 PM
new Madrid goes by the end of may

Last few months of the dollar

Canadian military about to invade


Teedubya's world is a scary place

But do they have any weapons?

CrazyPhuD
02-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Actually, it will be most of the midwest. The entire region is considered river delta, and is comprised of loose soil. The last New Madrid quakes made church bells ring in Boston, the Mississippi River flow backwards, and hills roll like ocean waves. And there were three of them, all in the range of 8.0 on the Richter Scale or higher.

Nothing in the midwest is built to withstand that. Nearly all communities along the Mississippi will be destroyed - all bridges over the Mississippi for hundreds of miles will be destroyed. The course of the river itself will be altered. All the pipelines carrying all manner of fuel which follow the course of the river will rupture, creating an epic ecolocial disaster on top of everything else. The river itself will be unnavigable due to course changes and debris and toxic to all life. Trade will be completely disrupted going all directions through the midwest, as will the national food supply.

Seriously - I hope I'm long dead before it happens. If it follows the 300 year timetable, the next ones will occur around the turn of the 22nd century.

It will happen. It's just a matter of when.

Yea that's not going to be good when/if it happens, given that you've got no building codes for earthquake resistance and it's built on loose soil, liquefaction is going to be bad.

Personally I've seen a number of earthquakes around here and mostly I think tornadoes to some degree are worse. Why they are much more frequent and you know they are coming. Earthquakes are far more regional damage, but mostly if you're fucked you're fucked withing the first minute.

Now there are exceptions especially on loose soil and I think this happens more in socal, but you can get reflections in loose soil that makes the shaking last longer than if you are on bedrock.

My overall rule is still shit happens...I'm FAR more likely to die everytime I get in my car but you don't see me freaking out about that daily.

ROYC75
02-28-2011, 07:23 PM
The New Madrid quakes tend to hit every 300 years, so hopefully we'll all be long dead before the next ones hit.

I do not believe the United States could survive as a nation were one of these to hit now. The final death toll would be in the millions and the economic losses would be incalculable.


Actually Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park would cause more damage to the lower 48 and the whole earth.

KCBOSS1
02-28-2011, 07:23 PM
I fail to see the negative here...

I think I would like to meet you to see if you look as stupid as you sound.

LiveSteam
02-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Will Osage Beach & party cove survive ?

KingPriest2
02-28-2011, 07:31 PM
These earthquakes don't appear to be very deep though. The sheer volume definitely surprises me though.

Dude this is not related to the New Madrid fault

NewChief
02-28-2011, 07:35 PM
Dude this is not related to the New Madrid fault

Of course not. It's clearly the New Mothra's Fault. Amiright??

Frazod
02-28-2011, 07:38 PM
Actually Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park would cause more damage to the lower 48 and the whole earth.

I assume you are referring to the caldera Yellowstone sits upon and not the geyser, which erupts several times a day with little to no impact on the surrounding area. :)

But yes, Yellowstone would be worse. If bad enough, that could possibly destroy human civilization.

ROYC75
02-28-2011, 07:45 PM
I assume you are referring to the caldera Yellowstone sits upon and not the geyser, which erupts several times a day with little to no impact on the surrounding area. :)

But yes, Yellowstone would be worse. If bad enough, that could possibly destroy human civilization.

Yep and yep.

If that sucker ever stop toot'n it's horn, there would be a major explosion and it could end a large portion of mankind if not all of it.

kcfanXIII
03-01-2011, 08:52 AM
ttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110301/ap_on_re_us/us_arkansas_earthquakes

Largest earthquake in 35 years hits Arkansas
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake a 11 p.m. Sunday, centered just northeast of Greenbrier, about 40 miles north of Little Rock. It was the largest of more than 800 quakes to strike the area since September in what is now being called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm.

Being on my phone i can't copy the whole article.

Mr. Plow
03-01-2011, 09:03 AM
I've got a years supply of McDonald's hamburgers. Those things last forever.

epitome1170
03-01-2011, 09:06 AM
Yea that's not going to be good when/if it happens, given that you've got no building codes for earthquake resistance and it's built on loose soil, liquefaction is going to be bad.



Completely false.

Any buildings built after 1994 (Northridge Earthquake) have definitely been designed for seismic events. Northridge established a lot of seismic restrictions and created a vast amount of knowledge for structural engineers. We began to realize what actually would work better for large earthquakes and what was bad logic.

Even small towns have building codes that need to adhere to these seismic restrictions.

Now I am not sure if seismic codes were implemented as strongly before 1994 in that region, but definitely after.

The devastion that will come will be from residential buildings (residential building codes do not require the same engineering no matter what region of the country you are in) and much older buildings that were made of unreinforced masonry.

NewChief
03-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Of course not. It's clearly the New Mothra's Fault. Amiright??

No takers on this. I'm hurt.

kcfanXIII
03-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Completely false.

Any buildings built after 1994 (Northridge Earthquake) have definitely been designed for seismic events. Northridge established a lot of seismic restrictions and created a vast amount of knowledge for structural engineers. We began to realize what actually would work better for large earthquakes and what was bad logic.

Even small towns have building codes that need to adhere to these seismic restrictions.

Now I am not sure if seismic codes were implemented as strongly before 1994 in that region, but definitely after.

The devastion that will come will be from residential buildings (residential building codes do not require the same engineering no matter what region of the country you are in) and much older buildings that were made of unreinforced masonry.

The majority of the buildings in St Louis and Memphis are older then 17 years old. A large New Madrid quake will destroy both cities. This is according to the history channel and one of those "we are in danger of being destroyed as a species" shows. So I would concede to some evidence to the contrary.

epitome1170
03-01-2011, 09:24 AM
The majority of the buildings in St Louis and Memphis are older then 17 years old. A large New Madrid quake will destroy both cities. This is according to the history channel and one of those "we are in danger of being destroyed as a species" shows. So I would concede to some evidence to the contrary.

You may want to re-read my post. I didnt say there wouldn't be devastation. I replied to a previous post that there was not any building codes for seismic resistance in these areas.

BTW, for buildings older than 17 years, there has been a lot modificaions in renovations in order to better prepare themselves for a seismic event. Obviously, it is impractical to do it to them all (the existing buildings) and it is also impractical to design for the biggest earthquake imaginable (for any building). Will there be damage? Of course. Will people die? Probably. Will most of the people that die be in engineered buildings as opposed to roadways or residential? Not a chance.

Edit: By the way, these engineered buildings are not meant to be serviceable after a major event. They are designed to stay up in an event to minimize casualties.

chiefsnorth
03-01-2011, 09:24 AM
No takers on this. I'm hurt.

I was going to reply with a Rodan joke but I though it would just fly over everyone's head.

Halfcan
03-01-2011, 09:51 AM
this thread rocks-lol

Frazod
03-01-2011, 10:04 AM
I've mentioned this before, but for those of you interested in this, you might like this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Rift-Walter-J-Williams/dp/0061057940/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298998812&sr=1-1

This book is about what a modern New Madrid quake would be like, based on historical and scientific evidence. It is long read and follows many characters (it reminded me a bit of The Stand), but I really enjoyed it.

Detoxing
03-01-2011, 10:09 AM
Has anyone mentioned that 2012 is close and world is coming to an end yet? If not, well....2012 is close and the world is coming to an end.

Cya.

Detoxing
03-01-2011, 10:14 AM
Hundreds of earthquakes in the last 6 months, is ****ing insane. That would be my clue to GTFO of Arkansas. lol.

100s? Jesus.

No offense dude, but you should never, ever live in California. you'd lose your fucking mind.

Mr. Plow
03-01-2011, 10:20 AM
Seriously though, I'm set. I know where teedubya has his stash of porn & beer.

DMAC
03-01-2011, 10:23 AM
Aliens, asteroids, volcanos, global warming, ice age, bees, global thermonuclear war, and now midwestern earthquakes.

How tremendously fucked are we?

Detoxing
03-01-2011, 10:25 AM
Anyone ever been in an earthquake that they recall really well?

I've always wondered what it was like. I am sure that they come on suddenly, but do you have time to react? Like are there tremors first that warn you to get the hell off off the top floor of a big ass building?

Are you even able to move during it? Or is walking on it similar to trying to walk across a trampoline while someone else is walking? Just curious if you are best suited to get to a doorway and away from things that can fall, or if you should do anything you can to get the fux outside somewhere.

Last one i recall was on Easter of last year. 6.9 I believe? I was at the park at a birthday party. When you're outside like that, it takes a a few seconds to realize what's actually happening. Then i look up and the trees are swaying back and forth and the cars in the parking lot are dancing side to side simultaneously.

I get home and find a nice crack running down one of my walls.

But, if you can get outside and in a safe place quickly away from anything falling, I'd recommend that. I already have an exit plan in place for my family in the event of an earthquake. You should be able to run through it unless it's REALLY violent and just knocks you on your ass.

The 6.9 wasn't even close to that violent.

heh, there was another earthquake after that, actually. I was running in to the house to grab my car key, jumping up the stairs. I didn't even feel it. I didn't even realize it was happening till I looked up and saw the cereal boxes on top of my fridge swaying. Then I heard the woman screaming outside.

Donger
03-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Last one i recall was on Easter of last year. 6.9 I believe? I was at the park at a birthday party. When you're outside like that, it takes a a few seconds to realize what's actually happening. Then i look up and the trees are swaying back and forth and the cars in the parking lot are dancing side to side simultaneously.

I get home and find a nice crack running down one of my walls.

But, if you can get outside and in a safe place quickly away from anything falling, I'd recommend that. I already have an exit plan in place for my family in the event of an earthquake. You should be able to run through it unless it's REALLY violent and just knocks you on your ass.

The 6.9 wasn't even close to that violent.

heh, there was another earthquake after that, actually. I was running in to the house to grab my car key, jumping up the stairs. I didn't even feel it. I didn't even realize it was happening till I looked up and saw the cereal boxes on top of my fridge swaying. Then I heard the woman screaming outside.

If my devious plan works out, I will soon have California back in my territory. I'm hoping to experience an earthquake one day, and California seems to be the best bet.

DMAC
03-01-2011, 10:34 AM
Then I heard the woman screaming outside.

That was probably her reaction to me and my 85 Ford Econoline Cargo Van.

morphius
03-02-2011, 08:01 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7UHICy8Etfo/ScJczuSPniI/AAAAAAAADc4/z9qSZmOnqVs/s400/minilla67.jpg
No takers on this. I'm hurt.
Sadly only the son of Godzilla laughed...

JOhn
03-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Yep and yep.

If that sucker ever stop toot'n it's horn, there would be a major explosion and it could end a large portion of mankind if not all of it.

Well if it goes, I doubt I'll have time to say bye as I'm 48.2miles from the eastern edge of the caldera. But I'm sure Bwana will have time to say Good B.... before he dies to. :doh!:

Frazod
03-02-2011, 08:14 AM
Well if it goes, I doubt I'll have time to say bye as I'm 48.2miles from the eastern edge of the caldera. But I'm sure Bwana will have time to say Good B.... before he dies to. :doh!:

You'll be the lucky ones. Most of us will end up starving to death in a nuclear winter.

JOhn
03-02-2011, 08:16 AM
You'll be the lucky ones. Most of us will end up starving to death in a nuclear winter.

:thumb:

Fat Elvis
03-02-2011, 08:30 AM
The New Madrid fault tremors at Charlie Sheen's awesomeness. WINNER!

teedubya
03-02-2011, 09:00 AM
No offense dude, but you should never, ever live in California. you'd lose your ****ing mind.

I've lived in California in Monterrey... when I was at the Defense Language Institute while in the Army.

In the many months I was there, never had one earthquake. :p

teedubya
03-02-2011, 09:00 AM
The New Madrid fault tremors at Charlie Sheen's awesomeness. WINNER!

LMAO WINNING!

teedubya
03-02-2011, 09:03 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110301/ap_on_re_us/us_arkansas_earthquakes

Largest earthquake in 35 years hits Arkansas
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake a 11 p.m. Sunday, centered just northeast of Greenbrier, about 40 miles north of Little Rock. It was the largest of more than 800 quakes to strike the area since September in what is now being called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm.

Being on my phone i can't copy the whole article.

800 since September? Holy fucking shit. http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Cindyville_photo/cindy/tinfoil.gif

alnorth
03-02-2011, 09:18 AM
Speaking as someone who has seen all the most recent earthquake models, if you live in the New Madrid region (southeast MO, northeast Ark, western KY/TN, southern IL), you need to buy Earthquake insurance unless it is just unbelievably expensive. (if thats the case, get several quotes to make sure) A moratorium is in place with most companies right now to make sure these aren't foreshocks, but once the moratorium is lifted, start shopping. There's a pretty good chance that your earthquake premiums will end up being a waste of money over the next few decades, but the odds of a massive earthquake happening in those same next few decades are not that low. If you live in that area and you don't have coverage when the big one hits, you will be screwed and begging for a government bailout.

Speaking as a working member of the insurance industry, pay no attention to the news stories and the models, please go right ahead and not buy earthquake insurance. Just give us your cars, motorcycles, RV's, boats, and homes and you'll probably be fine!

durtyrute
03-02-2011, 12:22 PM
they are trying to kill us....plain and simple