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So I just heard on my local news (Global Television in Vancouver, Canada) that seismgraphs around our area, and those near Vancouver Island, have been registering stronger and stronger seismic readings.

What does this mean?


Well, the Lower Mainland here has been due for a ****ing huge earthquake for the past... 10-12 years maybe? The longer we wait, the more the tectonic plates under us (the Juan de Fuca and... the North American plate I believe) undergo stress; that equals a huge earthquake. It's good to have smaller, frequent earthquakes to relieve that stress.

I think some of you who live in California may remember/know of the damage caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake. That was magnitude 7.1.

The seismologist on the news said that these small - yet increasing - seismic readings may trigger a "megaquake" in the "next week or two." He compared the possible damage to that of the one in SE Asia - the same one that caused the huge ****ing tsunami in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and all those countries. That was magnitude 9.3.


I used to be pretty laissez-faire about the earthquake, but now I'm actually pretty nervous and edgy. I reaallllllly don't want this to happen - I'm only 19 and I've done nothing I've wanted to do in life yet!


EDIT: Sorry if this seems like a plea for pity and sympathy, but I just wanted to share.
Last edited by Charlatan_001 at Feb 2, 2007,
#2
wow thats would be a cool youtube video and a depresssiong news story at the same time.
I'm at a moral conflict here
#3
I've never been so happy to be from Saskatchewan.

Shame though if it happens before I get a chance to see Vancouver.
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Quote by Charlatan_001
So I just heard on my local news (Global Television in Vancouver, Canada) that seismgraphs around our area, and those near Vancouver Island, have been registering stronger and stronger seismic readings.

What does this mean?


Well, the Lower Mainland here has been due for a ****ing huge earthquake for the past... 10-12 years maybe? The longer we wait, the more the tectonic plates under us (the Juan de Fuca and... the North American plate I believe) undergo stress; that equals a huge earthquake. It's good to have smaller, frequent earthquakes to relieve that stress.

The seismologist on the news said that these small - yet increasing - seismic readings may trigger a "megaquake" in the "next week or two." He compared the possible damage to that of the one in Sumatra - the same one that caused the huge ****ing tsunami in SE Asia.


I used to be pretty laissez-faire about the earthquake, but now I'm actually pretty nervous and edgy. I reaallllllly don't want this to happen - I'm only 19 and I've done nothing I've wanted to do in life yet!


EDIT: Sorry if this seems like a plea for pity and sympathy, but I just wanted to share.


Fuck. I live in the Lower Mainland too. And I thought it was 25-30 years
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Im ****ed too, I live in Vancouver. What worries me is that I live in a highrise building and that im uber ****ed if it happens. Im seriously hoping that it happens during the day when everybody is outside.
#6
Just prepare I guess be ready at any time to get the hell out of there. Most people die in Earthquakes from fires and such cause by the destruction of buildings. You should feel tremors, once you feel those, as they say in this forum, "GTFO".
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Fuck. I live in the Lower Mainland too. And I thought it was 25-30 years


thats san franscisco
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Well I already have a girlfriend, so that's covered. I was thinking more along the lines of travelling the world, volunteering in developing nations, being in an awesome band... yknow... the cliche stuff.


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I've never been so happy to be from Saskatchewan.

Shame though if it happens before I get a chance to see Vancouver.


Saskatchewan... what kind of natural disasters do you guys have? Locusts?
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What does this mean?


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#11
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Means Rosie O'Donnell had beans with last nights meal.

not funny
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Quote by Charlatan_001

Saskatchewan... what kind of natural disasters do you guys have? Locusts?


Locust = lame, and we get nothing, which is why I love it. Don't have to worry about some shit like a megaquake. Better run to the hills there, pal.
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Saskatchewan... what kind of natural disasters do you guys have? Locusts?

Nah man, they have tumbleweeds... haha
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Apparantly Japan is in for a massive earthquake too.
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thats san franscisco


Whatever, I think that most of the Pacific Coast of North America is majorly fucked though.
I hope it doesn't happen soon I don't want to die yet.
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Whatever, I think that most of the Pacific Coast of North America is majorly fucked though.
I hope it doesn't happen soon I don't want to die yet.

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#17
An earthquake that massive will have a global effect. Hell, may even knock the Earth off its orbit like that one in asia did. Well good luck to you, where i live, a Category 3 hurricane will wipe out all civilization here, so I share your fear.
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Man, at the first sign of a tremor, I'll be begging my parents to move to Alberta.
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not funny


Agreed. She's not and yet she still has a career. Rather disturbing.
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Yeah, you should really get out of there. Honestly, I may sound like a total crackpot saying that, but the place is due for a massive earthquake any day now.
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lol i just moved away from there last year. I used to live in surrey, but now i moved to Toronto. You guys better remember the earthquake drills they do in elementary skool, get under a table and count aloud to 100, then get ur earthquake kit and eat some fruit rolups and shit like dat. If u live in like vancouver island or like richmond or something then ur prbly gonna get a big tidal wave or as my japanese friends would like to call it, a 'TSUNAMI"1!! it might coem to lower mainland too. just pray man, or by those bags that protect ur house from floods
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Wow that's like...when you haven't shit in 3 days, and it all built up and at the worst time (school) you get horrible gas, but you don't fart, you keep it in, and this occurs over a period of two hours and then all of a sudden you feel a "drop" and you're about to shit you pants and you run to the bathroom and it comes out puréed.

Yeah that was a horrible analogy.
#23
I wonder if Geico Insurance will make a pitch out of this when it happens like they did with other fictional misfortunes (not saying this is fictional).

"Thousand of people died today in Vancouver after a Megaquake occurred at XX:00 pm/am, but in other news, I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. "

Eh, could happen.
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lol i just moved away from there last year. I used to live in surrey, but now i moved to Toronto. You guys better remember the earthquake drills they do in elementary skool, get under a table and count aloud to 100, then get ur earthquake kit and eat some fruit rolups and shit like dat. If u live in like vancouver island or like richmond or something then ur prbly gonna get a big tidal wave or as my japanese friends would like to call it, a 'TSUNAMI"1!! it might coem to lower mainland too. just pray man, or by those bags that protect ur house from floods


Well I live in Vancouver, and I think if it's a magnitude 9+ earthquake, no house, table, desk whatever will save me.

My girlfriend and I were planning on moving out to Toronto eventually to avoid this very situation... but if the quake is coming this soon, then I think we may be ****ed.


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Wow that's like...when you haven't shit in 3 days, and it all built up and at the worst time (school) you get horrible gas, but you don't fart, you keep it in, and this occurs over a period of two hours and then all of a sudden you feel a "drop" and you're about to shit you pants and you run to the bathroom and it comes out puréed.

Yeah that was a horrible analogy.



I was about to make that analogy in my post for all the noobs, but then I realized it was kind of inapppropriate, and no one would take me seriously.
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ANy articles on the internet about this? I'd like to read more about it.
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If you dont have any property insurence GET IT NOW, or your ****ed.

make sure there's an earthquake insurance clause. or just earthquake insurance.
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Don't worry, 'they' said we'd all be dead by pandemic/war/global warming already, so i wouldn't worry about what 'they' say.

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mmm i dunno cuz like the one thats supposed to break off los angeos county and the OC...that one isnt a - coming for another......15 ish years?? Ill be 29 by then, most likely already accomplishing all my dreams, but most of the time i think those theories are mainly false....think : every generations got an apocalypse date....i dont think scientists will ever get things right
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You do realize that lasseiz-faire doesn't even apply here, right?

Anyways, if the megaquake is coming, just swallow it.
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I live in singapore and we never get any natural disasters here!
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#33
Well who cares about BC? As long as the Canucks aren't playing at home when it happens.
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F*ck. Never thought I'd be grateful living here in f***ing philippines.....

Canadians... heres wat u do.... wen this megaquake happens and everybody's running around... find the girl u rilly want to hump....

And while shes running.... ride her likes there's no tomorow....

Hey.... its your final moments...
She wouldnt be able to sue you or anything cuz ur both dead
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mmm i dunno cuz like the one thats supposed to break off los angeos county and the OC...that one isnt a - coming for another......15 ish years?? Ill be 29 by then, most likely already accomplishing all my dreams, but most of the time i think those theories are mainly false....think : every generations got an apocalypse date....i dont think scientists will ever get things right



They're just projected numbers, yes, but the earth is so volatile anything can happen. Like you said, scientists won't get things right - we won't be able to know when shit's gonna go down.

I didn't say anything about an apocalypse, I'm just saying that it's scary to live here right now.
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F*ck. Never thought I'd be grateful living here in f***ing philippines.....

Canadians... heres wat u do.... wen this megaquake happens and everybody's running around... find the girl u rilly want to hump....

And while shes running.... ride her likes there's no tomorow....

Hey.... its your final moments...
She wouldnt be able to sue you or anything cuz ur both dead


get a girl plx.

she'll sue you in hell
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