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Old 01-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Geology experts, let's talk a Magnitude 10 earthquake

Here's a doomsday scenario I've been thinking about;
Say there was a Magnitude 10.3 earthquake in the New Madrid fault line in southern Illinois. Cities like Memphis and St. Louis would be leveled completely and farmland would be destroyed, but how far would the devastation be from the epicenter? What would happen to other nearby cities like Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis?
A magnitude 10 earthquake has never been recorded, but that doesn't mean it is impossible. Any geology experts know how widespread the devastation would be? Could it be so bad and big that it would cause the collapse of American society?
I've been thinking about this all day brainstorming ideas for a disaster novel I might write online.
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Default Re: Geology experts, let's talk a Magnitude 10 earthquake

Go smoke another bowl while you're at it
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Default Re: Geology experts, let's talk a Magnitude 10 earthquake

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Here's a doomsday scenario I've been thinking about;
Say there was a Magnitude 10.3 earthquake in the New Madrid fault line in southern Illinois. Cities like Memphis and St. Louis would be leveled completely and farmland would be destroyed, but how far would the devastation be from the epicenter? What would happen to other nearby cities like Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis?
A magnitude 10 earthquake has never been recorded, but that doesn't mean it is impossible. Any geology experts know how widespread the devastation would be? Could it be so bad and big that it would cause the collapse of American society?
I've been thinking about this all day brainstorming ideas for a disaster novel I might write online.

Since you're writing fiction just have the experts disagree on the measurement of how big it was and destroy all the cities you want.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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Only a simpleton would think a 10.0 'quake is impossible.
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Russians drink, they don't smoke. Besides, we can all agree Greg done seen enough fire/smoke to keep bowls burnin' for days... in other words Greg don't blaze... unless we're talkin' beaks and wings.
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A psychic friend recently shared her remote viewing of a near-future San Francisco disaster. I did a psychic energy reading of the friend's remote-viewing, corroborating it as true, and developed additional details.
In this remote-viewing, the time frame is Oct. 27, 2016.
San Francisco will at that time be shaken by an enormous and highly-destructive Great Quake.
This Great Quake will have a magnitude of 9.6, (twice as strong as the previous record-holder, the 9.5 Great Chilean Quake of 1960).
Japan's March, 2011 Tohoku Quake was 9.0. The difference is not trivial. A 9.6 quake is six times as big as that 9.0 quake.
[Earthquake magnitude scales are logarithmic, based on 10. Each tenth represents another order of magnitude.]
Many buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area will fail in a 9.6 quake.
For example, San Francisco Airport was built to withstand only an 8.0 quake. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was retrofitted to withstand only an 8.5 quake. A 9.6 Quake will be 11 times as strong as an 8.5. Thus the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge will fail. The Golden Gate Bridge is currently being retrofitted to withstand only an 8.3 quake. So it doesn't stand a chance against the coming 9.6 Mega-Quake, 13 times as strong as an 8.3! My remote viewer friend saw the Golden Gate Bridge twist, come apart, and fall into the ocean. Unfortunately that is exactly what will happen.
The large Tsunami generated by the March, 2011 9.0 Tohoku Quake off the shore of Honshu, Japan was highly destructive.
The 10/27/16 San Francisco 9.6 Great Quake's epicenter will be located half-way between San Francisco and its off-shore Farralon Islands, i.e. 13 miles west of SF under the Pacific ocean floor. The super-tsunami will be caused by the large earth movement/quake on the ocean floor of the Farallon Trench. Thus the Great Tsunami's starting point there will be twice as close to San Francisco as the Tohoku Quake epicenter was to Honshu, and the SF Great Quake will occur in ocean depth six times as shallow (360 feet/110 m), as that of the Tohoku Quake, (2100 feet/640 m). And the SF Great Quake will be six times as strong as the Tohoku Quake was.
Thus, combining these three factors, it is estimated that the Tsunami generated by the 2016 Quake will be considerably taller and stronger than the Tohoku Tsunami was. (The Tohoku Tsunami reached wave heights of roughly 50 feet (15 m) at shoreline, and 100 feet in several places.) The Tsunami launched by the 2016 San Francisco Great Quake may reach heights in excess of 100 feet (30 m) or more in some places.
My psychic friend future-viewed one portion of that giant Tsunami wave coming in towards the Golden Gate from the Pacific. The Tsunami was higher than where she was remote-viewing, meaning it will be reaching a height of 300+ feet (91 m) elevation in some places. That Tsunami will have risen upon slamming against the Pacific cliffs of San Francisco's Presidio, surging up over those cliffs and cresting in height, and rolling across the Presidio tablelands eastward into the portions of northern San Francisco facing San Francisco Bay.
Other portions of that rolling Tsunami will also continue surging through the Golden Gate, and fan out across San Francisco Bay, swamping bayfront communities, and spreading into San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay to the north, and lower San Francisco Bay to the south.
If the northern surge is powerful enough, it could back up the flow of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers into Suisun Bay and collapse the fragile earthen levees of the Delta's islands, thereby destroying the through-Delta conveyance system of fresh water from Northern California to Southern California. Result: severe prolonged water rationing in the Los Angeles/Southern California area, and crop failures in California's Central Valley due to reduced supplies of water.
If the south-bay surge of the tsunami is strong enough, it could inundate the Bay Area's two major airports (at sea level), San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International, and destroy what the 9.6 Earthquake had not already destroyed. A climate study shows that a sea level rise of just 3 feet (1 meter) would put much of SFO Airport underwater. This Tsunami will bring a rise in water level many times that.
So, we on the U.S. West Coast have until 2016 to prepare for the really Big One.
And those who live near but outside the San Francisco Bay Area should prepare at that time for a mass exodus of Bay Area refugees leaving their ruined city. They cannot flee to San Jose because San Jose may well experience damage and partial inundation, since portions of that city are near or below sea level. If the Tsunami surge is strong enough, Stockton on the Sacramento River Delta (elev. 0'-11 feet/(0-3 m) may be damaged enough to be quite limited in helping refugees. Slightly higher but smaller Lodi may offer some refuge. Many SF refugees will chose Sacramento, but which at an elevation of 25 feet (7.6 m) may have its government buildings flooded by the backing up of the Sacramento River, and therefore have plenty of problems of its own to deal with.
Emergency volunteers in the Sierra Foothills are making disaster plans to shelter refugees fleeing any San Francisco Bay Area quake.
These Times of Transition will require that we all adopt the mentality of readiness to lend a helping hand.
Spread the word. No one in the affected area should be left unwarned.
However, there is also indication that _IF_ Star Seeds and other lightworkers mobilize society to heal the damage done to Gaia/Mother Earth, and most especially: remove and neutralize the atomic waste dumped in the Farralon Trench, which would be the Mega-Quake's epicenter], it will be possible for Gaia to be satisfied with improved human treatment of her enough that Gaia will not need to release tectonic forces of such magnitude. Gaia is alive and conscious? Yes.


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