Earthquake!

Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:12 am

samhill wrote:Now I'm wondering if all the fracking (which is a chemically induced mini earthquake from my understanding)has anything to do with it since it is well below the plate.


Good grief.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:50 pm

Fracking is thought to have caused mild local shaking in some areas but I doubt it could cause a major quake such as this. The plates which move and slide around are much deeper and thicker than any fracking activity.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:07 pm

The Eastern plate isn't that deep, that's why it is felt over such a wide area. Instead of two or more plates that side off & push one another it is pretty much one large plate that is affected from pressures beneath.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:49 am

Experienced another aftershock about midnight - this one was strong enough to wake me up to consider whether or not I should grab my robe and hit the lawn. Fortunately, it was over in seconds and only about 3. something low. Question - I noticed on the USGS website that Colorado was given credit for 2 recent earthquakes, 1 on the 23rd I think and one a day later. What makes the shaking a new earth quake vs an aftershock. Just curious, but not enough so to look it up myself if anyone already knew and could tell me.

Take care, Lisa
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:51 am

samhill wrote:Now I'm wondering if all the fracking (which is a chemically induced mini earthquake from my understanding)has anything to do with it since it is well below the plate.


While an earthquake this large is not unprecedented it's not special either. The prediction is much larger at some point.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:16 am

Richard S. wrote:While an earthquake this large is not unprecedented it's not special either. The prediction is much larger at some point.


Ut oh, I smell money being spent. The is a quiet fault but I'm sure the "government" will take the opportunity to improve all the building codes to reflect the possibility of an earthquake occurring. That will mean dollars added to every infrastructure or building built; all for something that may not happen over the life of that building. That increase price will bump the taxes for the more costly buildings. Grab your wallets, here it comes. Lisa
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:42 pm

lowfog01 wrote: That increase price will bump the taxes for the more costly buildings. Grab your wallets, here it comes. Lisa

They are only thinking of your welfare Lisa.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:39 pm

Yeah, that's how I ended up with an electric water heater. 20 years we had gas, it broke so I had to get a new one and thought a simple replace in kind. Nope, the new code requires an additional 3 inches for the chimney clearance and there is no grandfather clause - good yesterday, out of code today. Too bad, so sad! Of course I found this out when the plumber showed up. That's a prime example of government being in my business. Guess how many fires I can find that started in my county with the chimney of the water heater being too close to combustibles - zero, zip, nada. I needed the hot water or I'd have done research and may have gotten a tankless one. I was not happy and I let the powers that be know for all the good it did me. Lisa
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:26 pm

Should not take too many billions.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:45 pm

What do you mean it shouldn't take much, first they have to form a committee that will study it for months & call in all kinds of experts to only not to be able to come to a conclusion. Then it will take a super committee for more months & more experts, not to mention all the catered affairs & secret meetings only to blame it on the others on the super committee for refusing to agree with their counterparts. In the end there will still yet have to be another committee to try to figure out why those in the other committee's could not or would not form a conclusion. It would continue into infinity.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:56 pm

samhill wrote:What do you mean it shouldn't take much, first they have to form a committee that will study it for months & call in all kinds of experts to only not to be able to come to a conclusion. Then it will take a super committee for more months & more experts, not to mention all the catered affairs & secret meetings only to blame it on the others on the super committee for refusing to agree with their counterparts. In the end there will still yet have to be another committee to try to figure out why those in the other committee's could not or would not form a conclusion. It would continue into infinity.

Don't want to make a mistake. In the meantime we better rope off that fallen chair.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:25 pm

franco b wrote:we better rope off that fallen chair.

Yes, it will need approval from an engineering firm like Haliburton before you can set it back on its legs and allow anybody to sit in it. If you will complete the application this month, and forward the inspection fee ($44,376) you should be able to picnic again by summer of 2014.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: david78 On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:59 pm

Reliable sources report that the damage to the Washington Monument is such that it will have to be torn down and an Obama Monument erected in its place. Final design yet to be determined. :roll:
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:42 pm

Final design yet to be determined.


I have a few ideas. :idea:
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:12 pm

franco b wrote:VA earthquake ..... we WILL rebuild .....

:woot: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :punk: MINT!!!!!!!! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time - thanks for that picture! I just sent it to everyone I know!
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