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Title: Well that will certainly keep you awake.
Post by: dbeechum on March 16, 2010, 11:17:22 AM
Just preparing to go to bed at 4 PDT when suddenly 15 miles away.. a 4.4 magnitude.

Knocked a couple things off the wall and pretty much scotched the idea of sleep anytime soon.

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci14601172.htm
Title: Re: Well that will certainly keep you awake.
Post by: dhacker on March 16, 2010, 12:11:37 PM
Ol' Mother Earth doesn't seem to be sleeping very well herself lately.

I'm sittin' on the New Madrid fault waiting my turn . .  :-X
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Post by: bluesman on March 16, 2010, 01:35:38 PM
There is a very high frequency of earthquakes lately. What the hay? Is this a sign of the times to come or what....???
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Post by: dimik on March 16, 2010, 02:02:56 PM
I hope no beer was spilled due to it, was there?
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Post by: theDarkSide on March 16, 2010, 02:05:21 PM
Just preparing to go to bed at 4 PDT when suddenly 15 miles away.. a 4.4 magnitude.

Knocked a couple things off the wall and pretty much scotched the idea of sleep anytime soon.

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci14601172.htm

You live in CA, right?  I thought 4.4 was like a mosquito bite to you guys.
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Post by: glitterbug on March 16, 2010, 02:33:16 PM
There is a very high frequency of earthquakes lately. What the hay? Is this a sign of the times to come or what....???

el nino  ;D
Title: Re: Well that will certainly keep you awake.
Post by: mikeypedersen on March 16, 2010, 02:39:45 PM
There is a very high frequency of earthquakes lately. What the hay? Is this a sign of the times to come or what....???

el nino  ;D
(http://15.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw4x3ieQ701qzcxrxo1_400.jpg)
Yep, that would keep me awake too!   ;D
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Post by: beersk on March 16, 2010, 03:49:14 PM
There is a very high frequency of earthquakes lately. What the hay? Is this a sign of the times to come or what....???

el nino  ;D

It's La Nina this year.  "El Nino is spanish for The Nino!"
Title: Re: Well that will certainly keep you awake.
Post by: dbeechum on March 16, 2010, 05:03:39 PM
You live in CA, right?  I thought 4.4 was like a mosquito bite to you guys.

Yeah, but normally they're also not quite that close in to the city. Sharp and just long enough to make you wonder.. huh, is this going to keep going?
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Post by: theDarkSide on March 16, 2010, 05:13:21 PM
I've felt a couple in New England, but I was a kid and thought they were cool.   ::)
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Post by: brewboy on March 16, 2010, 07:01:33 PM
I've felt a couple in New England, but I was a kid and thought they were cool.   ::)

Yup, even in Texas they feel cool.  ::)
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Post by: nicneufeld on March 16, 2010, 07:16:00 PM
I grew up in Pasadena, just north of Washington Ave.  I remember as a kid actually sort of enjoying the earthquakes (young and stupid).  Moving to the midwest when I was 7, I then adopted a much more severe fear of tornadoes.  Somehow the advance warning made them a bit scarier.  Sort of like zombies...if zombies just snuck up on you and struck they wouldn't be as scary, but when they move slowly and relentlessly towards you the fear builds.  I hated tornado season as a kid.
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Post by: afunk2 on March 16, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
I grew up in Pasadena, just north of Washington Ave.  I remember as a kid actually sort of enjoying the earthquakes (young and stupid).  Moving to the midwest when I was 7, I then adopted a much more severe fear of tornadoes.  Somehow the advance warning made them a bit scarier.  Sort of like zombies...if zombies just snuck up on you and struck they wouldn't be as scary, but when they move slowly and relentlessly towards you the fear builds.  I hated tornado season as a kid.

I could shoot at zombies, though, or perhaps use a chainsaw to stop them from eating my delicious brain.  Shooting a tornado ain't gonna do a damn thing.  What would be really scary is a tornado made entirely of zombies. 
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Post by: mikeypedersen on March 16, 2010, 08:21:38 PM
I could shoot at zombies, though, or perhaps use a chainsaw to stop them from eating my delicious brain.  Shooting a tornado ain't gonna do a damn thing.  What would be really scary is a tornado made entirely of zombies. 

Ha!  That reminds me of that Deep Thoughts with the most dangerous animal being a shark, riding a tiger, riding an elephant trampling and eating everything in sight
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Post by: nicneufeld on March 16, 2010, 09:01:22 PM
What would be really scary is a tornado made entirely of zombies. 

The Zombado!  Except its slightly self-defeating, in that the strength of the tornado vs zombies is that zombies are susceptible to gunfire/chainsaws whereas tornadic activity is not.  In comprising a tornado of these undead minions you strip the tornado of its invincibility, theoretically speaking, at the same time that you strip the zombies of their spooky slow walk.

Not saying I wouldn't fear a Zombado, but just saying that the whole is in fact less than the sum of its parts IMHO...I would respect dissenting opinions on that of course, it goes without saying.  Undead meterology is more an art than a science and differences of opinion can exist respectfully within the community.
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Post by: dimik on March 16, 2010, 09:13:19 PM
You could always get immunized against zombies by trappist style beers for some extra protection.
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Post by: weazletoe on March 16, 2010, 10:28:08 PM
Dude, I would freak at the sight of a Zombnado! It the Zombnado was shot at to stop it, the winds would throw any bullet of track. And don't even think of going near one with a chainsaw! You would be pulled into the "suck zone" the minute you got within head cutting off range.  You're only hope of surviving a Zombnado would be Chuck Norris somewhere in the tri-city area. End of story!!
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Post by: speed on March 17, 2010, 05:17:56 PM
i keep tellin' you guys we've only got 21 months until the end of the world, this is just the beginning :o
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Post by: narcout on March 19, 2010, 01:31:45 AM
Just preparing to go to bed at 4 PDT when suddenly 15 miles away.. a 4.4 magnitude.

Knocked a couple things off the wall and pretty much scotched the idea of sleep anytime soon.

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci14601172.htm

Yeah, this one woke me up.