I am sure most people know this, but for people that don’t. the reason you see figures like 6.5, 7.4, etc is that the difference between a 6.0 and a 7.0 is a magnitude of 10, in other words, 10x’s as strong ….x****
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the earthquake was pretty interesting. i was doing my radio show and the mic started swaying and my chair started to swivel. i totally called it accidentally though. i made a joke 15 minutes prior about the UCSB residence hall rocking, but not due to an earthquake but the music. i felt an odd sense of accomplishment.
"That's the most gangster punk rock shit out there."- Z-Trip showing his love for Paul Tollett
yeah and they still havent recovered from it. is that what you really want??
In all fairness, Turkey's infrastructure is alot different than ours. However, with a magnitude 9 earthquake and how some archaic areas (Oldtown Fullerton and Pasadena come to mind) are under retrofitted, there could be some serious damage wrecked upon So. Cal if that were to happen. So, I wouldn't want it to actually happen--but you cannot stop what'll come anyhow.
Alaska is different. Theres just houses here and there. There isnt that much population and other shit like So Cal. Big buildings, Freeways, etc etc. You cant rock the foundation of So Cal with a 9.0. Thats too much.
ohh shit. Thats nothing to fuck with.
It says it was felt all the way down the Western Pacific coast to parts of Mexico. Imagine that? Str8 nutz.
I bet. That shit looks as serious as it can get.
I absolutely reject the premise that it would "kill everything." By what means it would do so except the collapse of buildings and other structural facets I cannot imagine, and if you really think the rioting following a quake would be worse to endure than whatever follows an H-bomb, well, that's fucking silly.
See, my grandfather worked in nuclear weapons development for a while as some of you have heard me bring up, probably multiple times. Specifically he was heavily involved in the course of study that raced to insure America would invent the next evolution of atom bomb before anyone else. He spent most of a decade in the course of study that helped to birth the hydrogen bomb, switching projects shortly before some breakthrough that finally gave us a power that made A-bombs look mild.
I asked him once when I was young about whether I should be afraid of nuclear war with Russia. He told me there was no point--being in the middle of New Jersey we were only 60 miles tops from the detonation target in NY and even if not for NY we were only a couple hundred miles from DC.
"But, Grandpa, I thought an H-bomb blast radius was definitely less than 200 miles--you'd told me the exact figure and it was between 100 and 150 miles (in 1990 or so). Would the radiation really be inescapable?" He laughed slightly and explained that what practically no one but other scientists and military figures were permitted to know about hydrogen weapons that made them even more worrisome than just the 100-plus times size of the blast:
We wouldn't even have to worry about radiation poisoning because everyone within at least twice the blast radius would suffocate very quickly. The magnification of the explosions witnessed in Japan through this new technology created a bonus devastation in that an H-bomb going off in DC would consume all the oxygen for up to 300 miles in every direction or so. New Jersey would have all the air sucked out of it into the detonation and the atmosphere wouldn't stabilize in anywhere close to soon enough for anyone to live unless they had a private oxygen supply.
So bring the quake. I'll take my chances, maybe get lucky and be outside when it happens. Always take the gamble when the sure thing is a fucking H-bomb, Little Miss Scientist.
I would take my chances with the quake. The overall fall-out from a nuclear blast would create problems for so many reasons as Randy pointed out. Also, an earthquake will probably be limited a smaller regional area while a nuclear attack will more than likely have a recourse and other cities would be annihilated. I don't believe an attacking entity would limit itself to L.A. in its quest to destroy the U.S.
Last edited by Hopeless Semantic; 08-01-2008 at 10:18 PM.
Wow wasted you really think So Cal is better off with a nuclear blast then a 9.0 earthquake huh?? its been said before but ill say it again. A lot of people would die with an earthquake, somewhere probably along the thousands especially around the L.A. area, but MILLIONS would die with a nuclear blast. Not to mention how sick people would become by the radiation that will be swept across after the blast. Hell, all of Los Angeles would disappear. How is that better than a quake??
Why is this even discussed?? maybe you would prefer a nuclear blast because god only knows whats going on in your disturbed mind but im sure 99.9% of the population here would prefer a quake.
And as for your place. Go to your local hardware store and buy a hammer and a sack of nails. Nail everything dangerous in your house that could fall on top of you and crush your small childish body. Duct tape EVERYTHING down. It may not look too appealing but its safe.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.