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The Real "Next Big One"

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by TheresTheDagger, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. TheresTheDagger

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    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one

    Alarming article about Seattle (and the entire Pacific NW including Portland and Northern California). In it the scientists studying this say there is a 1 in 3 chance of a big earthquake hitting Seattle in the next 50 years and a 1 in 10 chance of a catastrophic (9.0 or larger) happening.

    Apparently, there is evidence that over the last 10,000 years these earthquakes have happened 41 times which averages out to once every 243 years. The last such earthquake occured in the year 1700. This means we are already 72 years overdue for the next quake. Apparently, it has to do with tectonic plate shifts with the North American continent essentially sliding over the Juan De Fuca oceanic plate. But its not sliding...its stuck. Pressure builds and eventually, land liquifies under the immense pressure and we get huge earthquakes when they finally give way. The prediction is land will move 30 to 100 feet to the west and drop approximately 6 feet. The resulting Tsunami will arrive on the west coast within 15 minutes and...

     
  2. R0ckets03

    R0ckets03 Contributing Member

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    So is this a good time to invest east of Interstate 5? Potential to be waterfront property?
     
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  3. Two Sandwiches

    Two Sandwiches Contributing Member

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    Brilliant!
     
  4. seclusion

    seclusion rip chadwick

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    Haha, make that money playa.
     
  5. peleincubus

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    maybe the republicans would have a chance to take back the whitehouse if this happened.
     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Suddenly living in Minnesota seems like a great idea.
     
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