xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 1 10:11 PM
Nov 2nd, 2016: The Earth Moved Baby
Earth quakes have been big news lately. We see pictures of crumbled buildings and people suffering. This is what actually happens.
glatt Tuesday Nov 1 10:20 PM
If that happened in a suburban area, it would spark fights over property lines.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 1 10:32 PM
A surveyors/lawyers goldmine. Wait till California gets The Big One.
Snakeadelic Wednesday Nov 2 08:23 AM
Someone pointed out in a "how the real world would wreck your favorite sequels" post on another site that the movement of the San Andreas Fault means that when Marty McFly comes back from the 1800s, the other side of that train track would be something like 400 feet down the canyon...fault tectonics are SCARY if you pay too much attention! Seriously, quake maps of LA, Puget Sound, and Oklahoma are getting scarier and scarier. A few years back someone noticed a several-mile-long fault line, deeper than previous equipment could sound out, directly under one of the BIG arterials in Hollywood/Beverly Hills-ish. Don't remember which road, just that it's one of the ones with $$$$$$$$$ shops lining the endangered section.
footfootfoot Wednesday Nov 2 01:02 PM
I think about the crust of the earth as being similar to the top of brownies when they come out of the oven. As they cool the crust hardens first and as the inner part cools and shrinks it creates cracks in the crust.
Gravdigr Wednesday Nov 2 02:43 PM
That's a very good analogy, Foot.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Nov 2 03:17 PM
If the Earth was a brownie I'd be half way to China by now.
Diaphone Jim Thursday Nov 3 12:27 PM
Talk about earthquake resistant construction!