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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    The US suffers from the same possibility of a 9 plus quake. Just as in Japan is was not the 1st time such an event has occurred as such an event averages happening about every 300 years.

    The US is possibly overdue but its not from the major fault on the west coast but rather the massive fault that lies in this nation's heartland. Can anyone begin to imagine the damage and loss of life that would occur if there was a repeat of the event that happened along the New Madrid fault in the early 1800s.

    Its not a question of "if" but "when" this event will reoccur. Anyone that has worked in any of the construction industries where moving the earth is involved finds it easy to see the results of the last large event as huge sections of strata are now displaced and are lying almost vertical to their original position. As I said anyone that works in the Road construction or Coal industry is well aware of these geological anomalies and the evidence of just how much energy that must have been required to have shifted the earth's crust in such a violent fashion.

    I simply cannot comprehend an event such as that which was witnessed in Japan happening in this nation's now Populated centers in the mid west....that fault lines lies in an area encompassing 7 very populated states with huge metropolitan areas (over 11 million people). The people who are supposed to have the collective knowledge to forecast such events inform us that it takes at least several centuries for that SPRING to wind up enough tension to release once again.....I for one hope they know what they are talking about.

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    I wouldn't worry about that area near as much as I would worry about major earthquakes happening around Yellowstone National Park as it is the worlds LARGEST active volcano. The caldera on that one is 45 by 30 miles. Could you imagine the devestation that such a volcano could cause world wide when you take into account all the ash that it would spew into the air? And I would imagine an 8+ earthquake could set it off.

    Now please forgive me, I'm in no way trying to belittle the devastation that has happened in Japan by posting this. Just wanted to show Walter there where the real worry should be placed as far as earthquakes in the US goes.

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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I wouldn't worry about that area near as much as I would worry about major earthquakes happening around Yellowstone National Park as it is the worlds LARGEST active volcano. The caldera on that one is 45 by 30 miles. Could you imagine the devestation that such a volcano could cause world wide when you take into account all the ash that it would spew into the air? And I would imagine an 8+ earthquake could set it off.

    Now please forgive me, I'm in no way trying to belittle the devastation that has happened in Japan by posting this. Just wanted to show Walter there where the real worry should be placed as far as earthquakes in the US goes.

    Actually when you take it all in, we're damn lucky that we humans have survived as long as we have on this planet.
    Except that Yellowstone has not had a event in recorded history and all the information available comes from speculation based upon prima facie evidence instead of objective recorded history. If there is ever an event in Yellowstone there will nothing left to worry about. If I am to be concerned such "worry" will be placed upon something other than "theory", which always begins with....."is BELIEVED" or "the evidence suggests"...yada, yada, yada. Yellowstone, like Hawaii, IS BELIEVED TO LIE ONTO OF AN AREA CALLED A HOTSPOT.....with the term SUPER VOLCANO an invention of the BBC used for effect. I have about as much concern for this event as I do for the BERMUDA TRIANGLE.
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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    What happened in Japan is devastating. The loss of life is certainly a saddening aspect of this double (earthquake/tsunami) catastrophic disaster. Puts the destructive nature in perspective.
    Central Arkansas (around Greenbriar/Guy) has experienced approx. 700 quakes in the last 6 months, strongest measuring 4.7.

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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    What happened in Japan is devastating. The loss of life is certainly a saddening aspect of this double (earthquake/tsunami) catastrophic disaster. Puts the destructive nature in perspective.
    Central Arkansas (around Greenbriar/Guy) has experienced approx. 700 quakes in the last 6 months, strongest measuring 4.7.
    Right Nothing like the event in the early 1800s.

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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Don't think his comments were directed at you personally, he was probably just frustrated with the direction in which the thread was heading.
    No, he was responding to a mod warning directed at me personally, therefore his statement was directed at me. Totally ignorant of the my posts, and highly overstated. No excuse for it.
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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The last WWII veteran just died and people are still bitching about pearl harbor? Seriously?
    Actually it was the last WW1 veteran, the dude was 100 plus and from W. Virginia.

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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No, he was responding to a mod warning directed at me personally, therefore his statement was directed at me. Totally ignorant of the my posts, and highly overstated. No excuse for it.
    You had two mod warnings (deserved or not) so perhaps you should take it up with them. It was more a remark to the general tone of the thread, which was at that point highly distasteful...
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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Somewhat good news. I am sitting at the airport watching CNN and their correspondent in Japan said that it seems as though the power plants are not leaking given the amount of radiation they have measured thus far.

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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Actually it was the last WW1 veteran, the dude was 100 plus and from W. Virginia.
    Actually it was the last US WW1 veteran that died. There is at least 1 brit still at alive.
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    Re: Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    What happened in Japan is devastating. The loss of life is certainly a saddening aspect of this double (earthquake/tsunami) catastrophic disaster. Puts the destructive nature in perspective.
    Central Arkansas (around Greenbriar/Guy) has experienced approx. 700 quakes in the last 6 months, strongest measuring 4.7.
    The New Madrid line in MO. has a very long history of earthquakes started recording in 1699.
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...ri/history.php

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