Skip to comments.Moviegoers Are Thinking Things Over After Earthquake Hits During 'Noah'
Posted on 03/29/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
No major injuries were reported after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles last night. Beyond word of property damage, power outages, and general anxietythere were dozens of reported aftershocksmoviegoers, especially those who saw the biblically-themed "Noah," were a little shaken up.
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We just had an earthquake six minutes ago.
Moviegoers were especially shaken up while abandoning theaters only to find broken water mains spurting water thousands of feet up into the air.
That’s God telling Californians how corrupt and degenerate their state is.
a swarm. we got us a swarm of em.
Forecast.....scattered quakes until GOOD FRIDAY..24 hours without a quake...and then KABOOM the BIG ONE!
Lol, but wondering if you might be right.
IMHO, perhaps among the best person at putting together a Bible movie was Cecil B. Demille in putting together The Ten Commandments, FWIW, he wasn’t even scared to have a person do the voice of God, or portray God as the great pillar of fire either. Nowadays, god seems so absent from a lot of Bible movies that they honestly are neutered.
I’m surprised that God has waited this long to tell you the truth!
naw it must be all the fracking...in Beverly Hills!
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Will somebody tell me why movies have become the most important precursor or predictor of today’s world? I am completely baffled why somebody watching a fictional story (albiet possibly true in some small respects compared to the Bible) is completely ensured that this is ??. The movie is FICTIONALIZED. The same happens with other movies. An event happens and immediatly people start relating it to some movie. Maybe Godzilla is true. Maybe the War of the Worlds is true. Maybe Of Mice and Men is true. Maybe ??? is true. Please enlighten this old man. Thank you.
What a dumb statement. What was he telling them in 1906? That “hemlines” were getting too short on women’s skirts?
I’m in West Hollywood and I didn’t feel a thing.
A 5.1 earthquake in Southern California is a non-event. The TV newspeople had to drive all over Southern California just to find some broken dishes and bottles.
If this earthquake had hit in some third world hell hole, thousands of people would be buried under their mud huts.
Just about every building in Southern California is built to withstand a quake 200 times as strong as that little 5.1 yawner we had last night.
You’re saying SoCal can withstand about a 7.4?
We had one a few years ago in Landers, which is a desert community. One person was killed when the brick chiminey fell on him while he was sleeping near the fireplace.
The California building codes are the toughest in the nation and most homes that are built are wood frame stucco houses built on concrete foundations. They can withstand a 10.0. They did an experiment on Mythbusters to try to simulate a 10.0 on a typical wood frame stucco house and they couldn't bring it down.
I would be much more afraid of tornadoes than earthquakes. More people are killed every year in tornadoes than all the people killed in earthquakes since the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake. And with today's building codes and retrofitting of old buildings, that same quake today would likely only do minor damage and less people would be killed that if an F5 tornado blew through a small town in Oklahoma.
Although our homes can withstand a 8.0 earthquake or higher they would not survive an F4 tornado.
So what was the massage from Katrina, which largely spared the French Quarter?
Had an F1 cut across our property a few years back. It didn’t just knock trees over. It ripped them out by the roots. We’re talking 60-90 foot ash, pine, and walnut.
Maybe God was upset about the Muppets sequel in the next theater over.
The director is brilliantly lucky. The conservatives have singlehandedly caused this film to become a hit. It will make 45-50 million this weekend and it would have only made LESS than 10 million had conservatives kept their big mouths shut. He owes conservatives for the success of the movie. Talk about free marketing. He could not have had a better situation. God is clearly looking after the Director (even though he doesn’t believe in him).
We have a California Redwood framed craftsman. Bolted to the foundations, you’re absolutely right.
I was in a high rise downtown a few years ago during a Whittier Narrows 5 or so. It swayed and we could definitely feel it, but the quake was relatively light and still some distance off. Though I have a feeling most modern high-rise structures would ride fairly well, even in significantly larger events. Look at Tokyo during their big shaker.
not arguing Calif being a bear on building codes, but I think in your estimation of stickbuilts withstanding a “10” you neglected to consider earth movement.
Yesterday’s 5.1 caused foundation slab cracks significant enough to red-tag some apartments. In 94, the 6.7 Northridge quake cracked foundations of stickbuilts in Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks (and probably more areas-these are just two people I knew). The 6.9 Loma Prieta quake in the Bay Area damaged 12,000 homes. Even a modular home can twist and warp from earth movement, and they’re built better than stickbuilts. That stickbuilt house may stand, but it’s not going to be much use when the bedroom is 2 feet higher than the front door, which is now 6 inches wider at the base post-earthquake.
Earthquakes aren’t just about shaking a structure, they’re about how far and which way the earth moves underneath a structure and how well that structure’s foundation bounces, and that’s something they can’t show you on Mythbusters :)
I didn't say the house would necessarily end up in good condition, but it will not fall in on itself. Most new home construction is wood frame stucco. The frame is wrapped in chicken wire and then covered in stucco and it may twist and crack a lot, but bringing it down is almost impossible.
The roof tiles will likely come flying off, which means you shouldn't run outside while the house is shaking but as long as you aren't standing under a chandelier or a loose bookcase, you are probably going to walk out of the house after it is over. You can't say the same thing about a tornado.
Strange....It always seems to be the religious types hoping for death and destruction by way of quakes, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Strangely, some non-religious types sit around waiting for a religious person to make such a statement, to pounce on him. Its like they have their radar on for this, when everyone else is paying attention to the disaster itself.
No they don’t. People that make ludicrous comments should expect heat.
BTW, what disaster are you talking about?
These quake have produced some shorted out nerves, but it’s certainly has not been a disaster by any description at this point.
If you say so.