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A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast
latimes.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia

Posted on 03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT by John W

If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.

A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.

For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists now say the Cascadia subduction zone was the site of a magnitude 9 earthquake more than 300 years ago.

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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: california; californias; cascadia; coast; earthquake; edgarcayce; major; northern; oregon; potent; subduction; threat; washington

1 posted on 03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

As long as it washes San Francisco into the bay, it will be worth the cost.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: John W

Oh well. Not like we don’t know the risk of living here.

Better than the annual duck and cover for basements or under a mattress in the bathrooms of Oklahoma...

Still, I wonder these days about my decision to move back to California.

Haven’t fished in years and not sure where I’d find a good spot anyway.,..


3 posted on 03/13/2014 9:38:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: John W
Actually, I was looking forward to an earthquake off California that would subside the Pacific Plate about 400 feet.

Just for the LA Times.

4 posted on 03/13/2014 9:44:18 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: John W
Somehow this came to mind
5 posted on 03/13/2014 9:45:23 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: John W

If we could rid San fagsicko, Berkeley, and Oakland from the earth, we’d have a national holiday!


6 posted on 03/13/2014 9:46:35 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: John W

If you want to see signs of the last Cascadia earthquake, drive up the Coos River, east of Coos Bay, OR and you can see where large rocks and other derbies were pushed up the hillsides. That was one nasty tsunami.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 9:46:41 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Vendome
Haven’t fished in years and not sure where I’d find a good spot anyway.,

Don't look sideways at a whale, or they'll arrest ya.

8 posted on 03/13/2014 9:46:46 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Actually if it could skip the top half of the state, wipe out the queers and most of SF without totally trashing Silicon Valley, and then skip down the coast and get Hollyweird, that would be about optimal.


9 posted on 03/13/2014 9:49:29 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: John W

bttt


10 posted on 03/13/2014 9:52:54 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: amom

ping


11 posted on 03/13/2014 9:54:52 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I predict the “Big One” will hit off the coast of Santa Barbara and cause damage into LA Country, wreck freeways and take out thousands—June or July is as close as I can get with my crystal ball.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 9:54:55 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Just as long as ya need a glass bottom boat to read the LA Times....


13 posted on 03/13/2014 9:56:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Ain’t it true...


14 posted on 03/13/2014 9:59:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

What year?


15 posted on 03/13/2014 9:59:35 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

They would blame it on global warming.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 10:12:37 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: John W

Is there anyway we could help this happen??


17 posted on 03/13/2014 10:28:16 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Vendome

>>> Better than the annual duck and cover for basements or under a mattress in the bathrooms of Oklahoma...

I like my odds better here in OK.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 10:46:33 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I agree. I feel the same. Southern California will get hit first with the Big One before Northern California does.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 10:52:11 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Is that a +/- 6 months prediction?


20 posted on 03/13/2014 11:12:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: windcliff

They, whoever ‘they’ are, have been predicting this FOREVER!
When I moved to San Francisco in ‘88, my family and friends were frantic, the word was CA would be gone in 1992!

Jeez


21 posted on 03/13/2014 11:13:02 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Safrguns

I’ve lived both places and been through Tornadoes, Ice Balls and even some weird red cloud that descended on Tulsa in 84.

Even the several floods of the Arkansas River, which always prove the humanity and brotherhood of man and demonstrate God is implanted in each of us.

I like both places and fortunately live in a area that is culturally very Okie.

Just ain’t no fishing and I love to fish.

Hate touching fish, unless they are the perfect one for dinner but, love catching them...


22 posted on 03/14/2014 12:36:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome
"Just ain’t no fishing and I love to fish.

Well, catch California after the right earthquake and we might be able to provide beach front property for fishing quite a bit inland.

23 posted on 03/14/2014 12:38:38 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Maybe the land will move closer to the panhandle.

Still plenty of fishing there and the all over Idaho.

McCall, Idaho is pretty awesome...

Lakes abound.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 12:43:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: John W

frisco would be scrubbed clean. that might have more positives than negatives.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 1:32:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

“When I moved to San Francisco in ‘88, my family and friends were frantic, the word was CA would be gone in 1992!”

Dang — that would have been 55 less electoral votes for clinton & obama.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 4:09:19 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: John W
Archie Bunker to Meathead on learning he and Gloria were moving to California:

Aw Jezz, can't you see God is just waiting for the last nut to move to California and then He is gonna just slide the whole thing off into the ocean.

27 posted on 03/14/2014 4:27:07 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: John W

They name hurricanes, but not earth quakes

Such a quake is the “Big’un” but would be named Salvation. It saved America


28 posted on 03/14/2014 4:36:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Vendome

Haven’t fished in years and not sure where I’d find a good spot anyway.,..
http://www.bassmaster.com/news/new-world-record-spotted-bass
A lake that has ten pound spots sounds pretty good to me.


29 posted on 03/14/2014 4:40:31 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: P-Marlowe

I hope that doesn’t happen.

I’ve got a freind who lives in ‘Frisco, works for a high-tech company and basically just lives his life with his wife and daughters.

He has to live in SF because the job requires it.

I used to live in the East Bay and I loved ‘Frisco, except for the people!

Ed


30 posted on 03/14/2014 5:37:55 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Vendome

I’m right on the Snake River and never get skunked. Great fishing!


31 posted on 03/18/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT by spudville
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To: spudville

Colorado ?


32 posted on 03/18/2014 11:49:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Idaho


33 posted on 03/18/2014 1:05:38 PM PDT by spudville
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