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Batten down the hatches, west coast

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Looking at this weather slamming the top 2/3 of California, Oregon and Washington, and feeling bad for those folks in advance. I'm sure they're accustomed to snow, but this is being forecast as a monster store. I'm also wondering: Is it reasonable to expect that the meltoff from all this snow might generate an earthquake or three later on?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Snow meltoffs cause earthquakes?
  3. statrat

    statrat Member

    50 mph winds on the coast of Oregon and Washington? Pshh. We've already seen 110 this year. Unless it brings tornados or 15 feet of snow, I'm not battening down anything.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Flooding? Yes. Earthquakes? No.

    Earthquakes are caused mostly by the shifting of tectonic plates beneath the surface of the ocean.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I think you've been watching too many movies.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The western United States can only hope there'd be so much snow runnoff, it'd create an earthquake. It's in drought conditions and there can never be enough snowpack in the mountains.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Bring it on!
  8. statrat

    statrat Member

    Perhaps the snow runoff can cause an earthquake which can cause a nuclear reactor to become unstable, threatening not just the Pacific Northwest but all of humanity with a radioactive superstorm. I think I saw that on the SciFi channel once. If not, I'm copyrighting it and selling it to them.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sure that wasn't The Simpsons?
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Flash's jugs on a trampoline have the same chance of creating an earthquake.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    But a good chance to start a stampede.
  12. statrat

    statrat Member

    Could very well have been. "Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!" /south park
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