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tessalasset
02-26-2010, 11:52 PM
Do we have another Haiti on our hands? I wonder how bad this one's going to be.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 12:02 AM
Chile's infrastructure is MUCH better then Haiti's is/were, also, Chile is used to big Earthquakes (I would even say Chile is more of a "developed" country rather then "developing"). Won't have anywhere near the same amount of suffering that Haiti did. Still fucking sucks though. 8.8 is scary massive.

EDIT: World's strongest Earthquakes. Notice a pattern?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-chile-strongest-quakes-glance,0,6651558,print.story


latimes.com
The world's strongest earthquakes
The Associated Press

1:54 AM PST, February 27, 2010

Here is a list of deadly earthquakes that registered at least an 8.5 magnitude, not including the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile early Saturday.

— May 22, 1960: A magnitude 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami killed at least 1,716 people.

— March 27, 1964: A magnitude 9.2 quake in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and ensuing tsunami killed 128 people.

— Dec. 26, 2004: A magnitude 9 quake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 226,000 people in 12 countries, including 165,700 in Indonesia and 35,400 in Sri Lanka.

— August 13, 1868: A magnitude 9.0 quake in Arica, Peru (now Chile) generated catastrophic tsunamis; more than 25,000 people were killed in South America.

— January 31, 1906: A magnitude 8.8 quake off the coast of Ecuador and Colombia generated a tsunami that killed at least 500 people.

— November 1, 1755: A magnitude 8.7 quake and ensuing tsunami in Lisbon, Portugal killed an estimated 60,000 people and destroyed much of Lisbon.

— July 8, 1730: A magnitude 8.7 quake in Valparasio, Chile, killed at least 3,000 people.

— August 15, 1950: A magnitude 8.6 earthquake in Assam, Tibet, killed at least 780 people.

— June 15, 1896: A magnitude 8.5 quake Sanriku, Japan, caused a tsunami that killed at least 22,000 people.

— November 11, 1922: A magnitude 8.5 quake on the Chile-Argentina border killed several hundred people.

— November 7, 1837: A magnitude 8.5 magnitude quake in Valdivia, Chile generated a tsunami that killed at least 58 people in Hawaii.

— October 20, 1687: A magnitude 8.5 quake in Lima, Peru destroyed much of the city.

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tessalasset
02-27-2010, 12:03 AM
I couldn't even imagine. I think ours was a 6 point something.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 12:06 AM
Actually, I think this would be a good test to compare with California (not really but much better then Italy or Haiti). I know in Santiago the buildings are much newer. I would wager the same could be said for Concepcion. I am truly frightened about an Earthquake here in the Bay Area. Mostly because I commute using BART or the Bay Bridge and both make me really nervous.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 12:09 AM
Fuck. They got hit by a Tsunami too.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Chile-Earthquake-Measuring-83-On-The-Richter-Scale-Hits-Concepcion-And-Capital-Santiago/Article/201002415561008?lpos=World_News_News_Your_Way_Regi on_8&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15561008_Chile%3A_Earthqua ke_Measuring_8.3_On_The_Richter_Scale%2C_Hits_Conc epcion_And_Capital_Santiago

suprefan
02-27-2010, 01:21 AM
If you wanna watch

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tv-de-chile

boarderwoozel3
02-27-2010, 01:26 AM
8.8?!!

*I've been watching for a while now and it looks/sounds nothing like Haiti (thank goodness) but the deaths are still accumulating, especially in the smaller coastal towns...

iammrcandyman
02-27-2010, 01:58 AM
I gotta hand it to Chile I would expect much worse from an 8.8 quake. By no means is a quake a good thing, but at least it's not another Haiti.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 02:03 AM
Chile can handle their shit. You can't even compare them to haiti at all.

sonofhal
02-27-2010, 02:04 AM
Tsunami could reach Australia (but not until Sunday Morning) - crazy shit. That's 7,000 miles. Knowing the Aussies, they'll probably get the surfboards out.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 02:06 AM
Tsunami could reach Australia (but not until Sunday Morning) - crazy shit. That's 7,000 miles. Knowing the Aussies, they'll probably get the surfboards out.

that is fucking scary. If I were living in Oceania or HI, I would be on my toes for the next day.

boarderwoozel3
02-27-2010, 02:14 AM
Easter Island... and the entire east coast of NZ...

Can it really carry all the way across the Pacific?

getbetter
02-27-2010, 02:21 AM
yup at the same speed as a airliner,and at 800 mph so say.

I just heard my Earth science professor say that this week so don't think I'm smart or anything.

lickety_spit
02-27-2010, 02:27 AM
too easy...

boarderwoozel3
02-27-2010, 02:32 AM
I'm social science major so that's well out of my arena. Scary stuff.

Apparently Chile had a 9.5 earthquake in the 60's. 9.5...!

sonofhal
02-27-2010, 02:34 AM
I'm social science major so that's well out of my arena. Scary stuff.

Apparently Chile had a 9.5 earthquake in the 60's. 9.5...!

Indeed. The resulting Tsunami from that one killed people as far away as Japan.

tessalasset
02-27-2010, 02:35 AM
I am truly frightened about an Earthquake here in the Bay Area. Mostly because I commute using BART or the Bay Bridge and both make me really nervous.

Dude I always get nervous whenever I'm in traffic in LA and stuck under something like a freeway overpass... some big piece of concrete. I sort of stress out until I'm able to get out from under it. I can't help picturing "the big one" happening right then.


And yeah, looks like Chile knows what's up. It's sad they've had to rebuild this many times but I guess they're used to it.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 02:40 AM
Hey! The Bay Area is on a Tsunami advisory.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ006&warncounty=CAC075&firewxzone=CAZ006&local_place1=3+Miles+NE+San+Francisco+CA&product1=Tsunami+Advisory

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 02:42 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/world/americas/28chile.html


The quake in Chile was 1,000 times more powerful than the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that caused widespread damage in Haiti on Jan 12, killing at least 230,000, earthquake experts reported on CNN International.

daxton
02-27-2010, 02:45 AM
Aw, shit. I was just there in October. This is not good.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-27-2010, 05:31 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/02/28/world/28chile2.html

MassiveChemicalPunk
02-27-2010, 05:38 AM
As TCHY said, Chile can handle their shit 1000x better. But the quake was also 1000x stronger. I hope everyone is ok there.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 06:44 AM
Coachella's gonna have an earthquake. Be prepared.

daxton
02-27-2010, 07:03 AM
Well, just found out the couple people I know in Santiago are ok. Relieved.

JustSteve
02-27-2010, 07:34 AM
my dad's latest posting on facebook, he's been sailing down off the central coast of Mexico this winter...yes, my dad uses facebook:

"Wake up call at 7 told me there was a tsunami headed my way. Confirmed by NOAA (ETA 11:00 this morning) so heading to sea."

Glad he's got a boat and enough advance warning! shit.

sbessiso
02-27-2010, 07:36 AM
http://northshoremovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/2012-movie-poster.jpg

matildawong
02-27-2010, 07:46 AM
Jeez, JustSteve, I hope your dad remains safe and ok.

My sister's husband is in the Navy and they are supposed to move to Chile in a few months.

bleep
02-27-2010, 08:10 AM
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire

Courtney
02-27-2010, 08:18 AM
Oh shit guys. I just evacuated to higher ground. They're taking this way seriously here. Cross your fingers.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 08:22 AM
Surf's up!

http://www.weatherusa.net/blog/files/20050112/tsunami_fake.jpg

obzen
02-27-2010, 08:31 AM
Hawaii is expeted to have a 2-ft. surge in water level.

fiyahhh!
02-27-2010, 08:33 AM
Oh shit guys. I just evacuated to higher ground. They're taking this way seriously here. Cross your fingers.

Crossed. Stay safe.

JustSteve
02-27-2010, 08:38 AM
Jeez, JustSteve, I hope your dad remains safe and ok.

thanks, just got a call from him and the warning is over down there, nothing happened fortunately.

canexplain
02-27-2010, 08:55 AM
I just woke up but yes Courtney I hear they are moving up guys up the hills, our best thoughts are out to you and yours .... cr*****

fatbastard
02-27-2010, 09:26 AM
This shit sucks for Courtney.

She lost her job and now she's heading to higher ground.

There is a Hawaiian BBQ place by the house, that is owned by Hawaiians, they play island music, and they even subscribe to a Hawaiian newspaper. I was reading the other day that forclosures are up 288%, which came to 1 out of 394 houses. It is such a beautiful place.

Times are a'sucking.

canexplain
02-27-2010, 09:35 AM
This shit sucks for Courtney.

She lost her job and now she's heading to higher ground.

There is a Hawaiian BBQ place by the house, that is owned by Hawaiians, they play island music, and they even subscribe to a Hawaiian newspaper. I was reading the other day that forclosures are up 288%, which came to 1 out of 394 houses. It is such a beautiful place.

Times are a'sucking.

I am watching Fox news and they are covering the tsunami like a sport sort of. "It's moving at 500 mph and will hit yada yada". The pres is coming on I guess in a bit. Yea when I lived in Hawaii I could have bought a house for 80k and I thought, what kind of idiot would buy a house like that for 80k (it was an average 3 bd, maybe 1200sq, very small lot but had a view of the ocean) ... oh well, live and learn ... cr****

juloxx
02-27-2010, 10:11 AM
http://northshoremovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/2012-movie-poster.jpg

My house is somewhere under that water

Courtney
02-27-2010, 10:21 AM
Surf's up!

I saw on the news that there are military helicopters circling all the north shore beaches right now, yelling at the surfers to get out of the water. No joke.

It's 9:20am, and they're blockading the evacuated streets starting at 10am. Thing is supposed to hit around 11:20am, if it does.

Courtney
02-27-2010, 10:26 AM
Hawaii is expeted to have a 2-ft. surge in water level.

Yes, for the first wave. The thing they're worried about here is the aftershocks. It will probably be nothing, but I think all the old folks remember the 1960 tsunami which destroyed all of Hilo on the Big Island -- for that tsunami, it was the second wave through eighth wave that did the most damage.

stinkbutt
02-27-2010, 10:30 AM
all the poor chilean penguins

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 10:30 AM
You can watch the horror live on Hawaiian TV - http://www.kitv.com/video/22691778/index.html

J~$$$$
02-27-2010, 10:31 AM
"i've been to every city in Mexico. I came across an unclaimed piece of meat in Baja, turned out to be Rosie. I guessed he picked a knife fight with somebody better. Found one of your passports to Sumatra, I missed you by about a week at Fiji. But, I knew you wouldn't miss the fifty year storm, Bodhi"

be safe Courtney. I would go surfing too.

TomAz
02-27-2010, 10:43 AM
the 1960 tsunami which destroyed all of Hilo

I've been to Hilo. there's not a lot there to destroy. All the new construction seems to be up in the hills, the 'downtown' area on the coast is probably the shabbiest part of Hawaii that I've seen. dumpy little stores and a park with a gazebo full of crackheads.

Courtney
02-27-2010, 10:48 AM
Aw, I love Hilo. I think technically it's the second largest town in the state.

But yes, it's no Phoenix (for better or worse).

Monklish
02-27-2010, 10:52 AM
You can watch the horror live on Hawaiian TV - http://www.kitv.com/video/22691778/index.html

This worked super shitty, but the direct url to pop into your media player is this:

http://mfile.akamai.com/12891/live/reflector:53063.asx

ficklecycle
02-27-2010, 10:52 AM
http://i.imwx.com/web/multimedia/images/content/Animation_41b.jpg

Looks like part of Mexico is fucked.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 10:55 AM
This worked super shitty, but the direct url to pop into your media player is this:

http://mfile.akamai.com/12891/live/reflector:53063.asx

Works fine on my computer. But then, I have a good computer.

Monklish
02-27-2010, 10:55 AM
Bothering with streaming through a site is always a waste of resources.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 10:55 AM
http://i.imwx.com/web/multimedia/images/content/Animation_41b.jpg

Looks like part of Mexico is fucked.

The Salton Sea is bracing for the worst.

luckyface
02-27-2010, 10:59 AM
Dude I always get nervous whenever I'm in traffic in LA and stuck under something like a freeway overpass... some big piece of concrete. I sort of stress out until I'm able to get out from under it. I can't help picturing "the big one" happening right then.


And yeah, looks like Chile knows what's up. It's sad they've had to rebuild this many times but I guess they're used to it.

I do the exact same thing!

I can't imagine the damage this caused. In spite of the widespread damage, it is remarkable to think how so few citizens are dying from this. An 8.8 is fucking insane! It shows how well that area is prepared for earthquakes.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 11:01 AM
Bothering with streaming through a site is always a waste of resources.

Not if you have a Dell with an I7-940 processor, 2.93 speed, 8MB RAM, 2 TB hard drive, and super duper cable internetz.

Courtney
02-27-2010, 11:01 AM
Woah, they're shutting down our water now. I'm going to go take a shower.

The thing that cracks me up is all the people who are lined up at the gas station to fill up their car tanks. The entire island is only 44 miles long. Where are they going to drive to?

Hannahrain
02-27-2010, 11:02 AM
It's for nervous pacing back and forth.

daxton
02-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Was just talking to my friend in Chile. He says "we are kinda use to it... and the ground keeps moving all the time..." I guess it's not a huge deal down there. I've never been in a terremoto.

luckyface
02-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Stay safe Courtney, and other Hawaii people.

ficklecycle
02-27-2010, 11:03 AM
I can't imagine the damage this caused. In spite of the widespread damage, it is remarkable to think how so few citizens are dying from this. An 8.8 is fucking insane! It shows how well that area is prepared for earthquakes.

I was just telling my girlfriend about this. It was about 147 casualties not too long ago, which isn't so bad for an 8.8

Monklish
02-27-2010, 11:16 AM
Not if you have a Dell with an I7-940 processor, 2.93 speed, 8MB RAM, 2 TB hard drive, and super duper cable internetz.

The 2.93 is effectively meaningless. Your hard drive size also has nothing to do with your computer processing web pages.

sonofhal
02-27-2010, 12:07 PM
Hope all is ok, Courtney.

Monklish
02-27-2010, 12:16 PM
SUCK IT, HAWAII. I wish this shit would hit already.

humanoid
02-27-2010, 12:19 PM
Woah, they're shutting down our water now. I'm going to go take a shower.

The thing that cracks me up is all the people who are lined up at the gas station to fill up their car tanks. The entire island is only 44 miles long. Where are they going to drive to?

it's not necessarily that they need to drive somewhere immediately...if a tsunami caused enough damage, it might not be possible to get gas for a while from some stations, so having at least a tank of gas to get around for the next week might simply be good planning

suprefan
02-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Not if you have a Dell with an I7-940 processor, 2.93 speed, 8MB RAM, 2 TB hard drive, and super duper cable internetz.

I have 3GB of RAM to your 8MB.

TomAz
02-27-2010, 12:30 PM
A crack reporter on CNN just phoned in from Hilo to say the river that runs into the ocean there looked a little muddier than usual.

bmack86
02-27-2010, 12:33 PM
I have 4TB of awesome to your 1B

GeezrRckr
02-27-2010, 12:35 PM
yeah, bump up your RAM, GPS....8Mb is just silly.

gaypalmsprings
02-27-2010, 12:36 PM
I have 3GB of RAM to your 8MB.

Ha. 8GB.

GeezrRckr
02-27-2010, 12:38 PM
i actually thought that was a typo.

vroom vroom

bleep
02-27-2010, 01:19 PM
who's listening to CNN?

w/ re: to a person walking down the beach
"that person may not have a radio, television or...any common sense"

GeezrRckr
02-27-2010, 01:24 PM
yup.

this is like watching paint dry.

sonofhal
02-27-2010, 01:41 PM
I only get Fox - it's painful to watch on so many levels.

Courtney
02-27-2010, 01:41 PM
Well, this has been uneventful. Thanks everyone for your crossed fingers, etc. Sounds like we're all good here.


it's not necessarily that they need to drive somewhere immediately...if a tsunami caused enough damage, it might not be possible to get gas for a while from some stations, so having at least a tank of gas to get around for the next week might simply be good planning

True. Good thing that I live under two miles away from pretty much everything I could need, so it's only a walk or bike ride away. My local gas station sold out today.

M Sparks
02-27-2010, 01:47 PM
i actually thought that was a typo.


Ummmm...it would have to be now, wouldn't it? Probably the lowest amount of memory you could put in an i7 is 512MB, or maybe even 1GB.

Thats a nice rig, GPS. Do you do video/graphic design stuff, or are you just into overkill when surfing porn?

I was planning on building something similar to replace my edit bay system, until the economy went in the toilet. (I would have done 12GB Triple Channel though.) Still on a Core2 Quad :(

TomAz
02-27-2010, 04:04 PM
lol tsunami

fatbastard
02-27-2010, 04:19 PM
Good news. Let's unbury that pig and open up some beers.
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/23/6e/0d/digging-up-the-pig.jpg

TomAz
02-27-2010, 07:32 PM
FB knows where it's at.

Ardentbiscuit
03-02-2010, 06:35 AM
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.






Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth’s Axis, NASA Scientist Says
March 01, 2010, 2:28 PM EST

By Alex Morales

March 1 (Bloomberg) -- The earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist said.

Earthquakes can involve shifting hundreds of kilometers of rock by several meters, changing the distribution of mass on the planet. This affects the Earth’s rotation, said Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who uses a computer model to calculate the effects.

“The length of the day should have gotten shorter by 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second),” Gross, said today in an e-mailed reply to questions. “The axis about which the Earth’s mass is balanced should have moved by 2.7 milliarcseconds (about 8 centimeters or 3 inches).”

The changes can be modeled, though they’re difficult to physically detect given their small size, Gross said. Some changes may be more obvious, and islands may have shifted, according to Andreas Rietbrock, a professor of Earth Sciences at the U.K.’s Liverpool University who has studied the area impacted, though not since the latest temblor.

Santa Maria Island off the coast near Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, may have been raised 2 meters (6 feet) as a result of the latest quake, Rietbrock said today in a telephone interview. He said the rocks there show evidence pointing to past earthquakes shifting the island upward in the past.

‘Ice-Skater Effect’

“It’s what we call the ice-skater effect,” David Kerridge, head of Earth hazards and systems at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, said today in a telephone interview. “As the ice skater puts when she’s going around in a circle, and she pulls her arms in, she gets faster and faster. It’s the same idea with the Earth going around if you change the distribution of mass, the rotation rate changes.”

Rietbrock said he hasn’t been able to get in touch with seismologists in Concepcion to discuss the quake, which registered 8.8 on the Richter scale.

“What definitely the earthquake has done is made the Earth ring like a bell,” Rietbrock said.

The magnitude 9.1 Sumatran in 2004 that generated an Indian Ocean tsunami shortened the day by 6.8 microseconds and shifted the axis by about 2.3 milliarcseconds, Gross said.

The changes happen on the day and then carry on “forever,” Benjamin Fong Chao, dean of Earth Sciences of the National Central University in Taiwan, said in an e-mail.

“This small contribution is buried in larger changes due to other causes, such as atmospheric mass moving around on Earth,” Chao said.

--Editors: Reed Landberg, Andrew Atkinson

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Morales in London at amorales2@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-01/chilean-quake-likely-shifted-earth-s-axis-nasa-scientist-says.html

marooko
03-02-2010, 07:39 AM
Do we have another Haiti on our hands? I wonder how bad this one's going to be.

No, we don't. They're Mexican in Chile, not black.

daxton
03-02-2010, 07:43 AM
No, we don't. They're Mexican in Chile, not black.

:lool

caco0283
03-11-2010, 06:40 AM
Hot damn they just got a 2nd one!!!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6UQUCy/webclip.in/v/439F1F29F5/r:t


Updated 10:22 a.m.] Rolando Sanchez, President of CNN Chile, says the 7.2 magnitude earthquake could be felt strongly in the newsroom.

"It was very, very strong," he said. "It went on for a good 45 seconds."

Are you there? Send your photos, videos and descriptions to CNN iReport

[Updated 10:07 a.m.] The 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the ground near the region of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, near the Chilean coast. It struck just as Chile prepared to inaugurate a new president, Sebastian Pinera.

The epicenter was about 71 miles away from Valparasio, Chile, where Pinera was to be inaugurated. Television footage showed the inauguration proceeding without a hitch.

The quake was almost 22 miles deep and centered 95 miles southwest of Santiago, according to USGS.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement that "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected" and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

[Posted at 9:54 a.m.] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has struck south of Santiago, Chile, the United States Geological Survey reports.

This story is currently developing. We'll bring you the latest information from Chile as soon as we get it.