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    Quote Originally Posted by marooko View Post
    More so it's rarity.
    Not really that rare. A century is an infinitesimal duration of time.
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    Comparatively speaking, which is kind of what's going on, it's not too often it happens. There have barely been more in the area since 1958 as there were in Japan in the last week. Maybe not rare, but most definitely not a daily occurrence the locals would be used to. But that's just an assumption, I've never lived in the area or know anyone in the VA. area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marooko View Post
    This puts it in to perspective as well.






    I don't know that anyone is really arguing the destructive force of the VA. earthquake. At least I'm not. More so it's rarity.
    Why is you linking a map of a recent Japan earthquake?
    I think he was trying to compare it to the 9 magnitude that happened last march. ;o If you notice the scale doesn't even go up to a magnitude 9.. that square would probably cover a third of Japan.
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    Why is you talkin' like you wanna do sometin' about it?

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    noz I just wonderin' <3
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    Perspective. Apparently I need to have the same as everyone else.

    I know what he was comparing, I just don't think there is any comparison. The Japan earthquake was much more devastating, by far. I just don't think that solidifies perspective. I'm obviously wrong, though.
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    Have to point out that the japan map and the other map are not even close to being zoomed on the same scale.
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    doesnt matter its a different earthquake
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManImCool View Post
    Have to point out that the japan map and the other map are not even close to being zoomed on the same scale.
    The same way he could have posted pictures of actual damage and not internet funnies. Not that the damage would be to any scale remotely close to the Japan earthquake.

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    doesnt matter its a different earthquake
    But earthquakes nonetheless. Totally comparable. Fucking pussies in Virgina they didn't even die.
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    More interesting parallel discussions...

    http://earthchamber11.blogspot.com/2...lel-north.html

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    That guy was doing alright til the last paragraph. Then I felt had.

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    Mysterious mirages.
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    ITS ALSO THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA!!!!!

    CONSPIRACY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    That guy was doing alright til the last paragraph. Then I felt had.
    Yeah, I think he felt compelled to tie it into the theme of his blog which appears to be metaphysical.

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    Mother frackers
    Experts are looking for a reason behind Tuesday afternoon’s unlikely 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook people up and down the East Coast, and some are saying that a recent rise in fracking could be the culprit.

    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the man-made splintering of underground rocks to expedite the exploiting of natural resources. It’s become a widespread phenomenon since its introduction in 2004, and though the practice can help increase supplies of oil and gas without reaching out internationally for imports, the result it can have on the geological make-up of the Earth can be ravaging. Now some experts say the rise in fracking could be to blame for yesterday’s quake.

    The odds of a quake exceeding a magnitude of 5.5 occurring in central Virginia are so slim that Dominion Power determined only around six quakes of that size would occur in the area over the next 10,000 years. Dominion was looking at building a third nuclear reactor at their power plant in North Anna, VA, where facilities had to be taken offline yesterday as a result of the quake. Despite predicting that the site would be scarcely affected ever by a tremor, the quake’s epicenter was only mere miles from the nuclear facility.

    Dominion, which confirmed in February that it will be building a third reactor for the plant, was rated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the seventh most-likely site to receive damage from a quake, taking into consideration the 100-plus plants from coast-to-coast. Even still, the plant had its earthquake-sensing seismographs removed in the 1990s in order to save money.

    When sites are subjected to fracking, waste salt water is injected back into the earth once fractures are created; in some cases, as many as 3 million gallons of the waste can be put into the earth in each well. Though earthquakes out east are unlikely, Braxton County West Virginia, only 160 miles from the epicenter of Tuesday’s tremor, has seen eight minor movements in 2010 alone. That site has also seen a slew of fracking operations in the several years before it.

    Explicitly, the United States Geological Survey has published a finding confirming that processes like fracking can be to blame for “natural” disasters. "Earthquakes induced by human activity have been documented in a few locations in the United States, Japan and Canada,” writes the USGS. “The cause was injection of fluids into deep wells for waste disposal and secondary recovery of oil and the use of reservoirs for water supplies."

    Out West, geologists have blamed fracking on earthquakes that unexpectedly shook up the state of Arkansas, which recently saw over 20 small tremors in a single day. Freak earthquakes have also occurred in regions of Texas, New York and Oklahoma that should not be likely sites of epicenters, though those locales have all seen a rise in fracking in recent years.

    Multi-stage fracking, which can drill several miles deep in the Earth, has only become prevalent in recent years. Once introduced, however, Arkansas, West Virginia and Texas all saw an unexpected increase in quakes across the region. The correlation has caused concern in other parts of the country, including West Virginia, where residents are asking lawmakers to reconsider the legality of fracking, which can not only cause earthquakes but is overall detrimental to the local ecosystem. One incident in central Virginia occurred in 2008 when fracking caused an explosion of a natural gas pipeline that created a fireball that stretched up to half a mile long and tall and injured five people.

    Mineral, VA, the site of Tuesday’s quake’s epicenter, is only 90 miles from the West Virginia border, where activists are rallying to change the lax state legislation which has caused companies to conduct fracking operations more and more and recent years.
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    First we cause global warming, now we're causing earthquakes. Great.

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    What the fuck could have caused this earthquake!!?11?











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    Has anyone explained to you yet that you're an idiot?

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    Go on...
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    Is it possible that fracking pushed an existing zone of tension over the edge, triggering the quake a few days early? Possible, but pretty fucking out there. Is it possible that fracking caused an eathquake in an otherwise tension-free region of the crust, somehow multiplying the energy used by the fracking a billion-fold? I hope so. Because we've just found a source of perpetual unlimited energy.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-5-4-...231118532.html



    ..NEW YORK (AP) — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

    There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake that hit at 1:02 a.m. Saturday (2032 Friday GMT). No tsunami alerts were issued.

    The quake was deep, some 199.1 kilometers (123.72 miles) below the surface, the USGS said.

    The USGS said the quake hit was about 74 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, and 254 kilometers (157 miles) northeast of Kabul.

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    I think Osama rolled over in his grave to make that happen.


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    Damn, things are getting busy along the faultlines. I just felt a small earthquake, whose epicenter is off the coast 4 miles due West of me in Pacifica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj12inches View Post
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    Felt one a couple mins ago in Los Angeles.

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    It was tiny but it felt like it lasted a good while
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