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Message 1499020 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 9:07:49 UTC

I'm just curious as to how those people here who live along the Ring of Fire feel about the recent amount of activity that there has been along it lately?

This year alone earthquakes have been reported from New Zealand all the way around the ring to some very large earthquakes in Chile over the last couple of days.

Us here in Australia live almost centrally on a pretty stable slab of tectonic plate so we really only feel the odd trembler now and again on rare occasions so I can't even imagine what living along that ring would be like.

But now we have news here that the bison and other animals are fleeing Yellowstone, http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/reports-bison-fleeing-yellowstone-amid-fears-quake-could-trigger-eruption-of-parks-supervolcano/story-fn5fsgyc-1226872993965.

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Message 1499025 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 9:20:03 UTC - in response to Message 1499020.  

I'm just curious as to how those people here who live along the Ring of Fire feel about the recent amount of activity that there has been along it lately?

This year alone earthquakes have been reported from New Zealand all the way around the ring to some very large earthquakes in Chile over the last couple of days.

Us here in Australia live almost centrally on a pretty stable slab of tectonic plate so we really only feel the odd trembler now and again on rare occasions so I can't even imagine what living along that ring would be like.

But now we have news here that the bison and other animals are fleeing Yellowstone, http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/reports-bison-fleeing-yellowstone-amid-fears-quake-could-trigger-eruption-of-parks-supervolcano/story-fn5fsgyc-1226872993965.

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Ooooh - that's a big one under there they reckon. :/ Animals are much more attuned to early signs. I remember (I think it was the Kobe quake in Japan) that birds and rats pretty much disappeared a couple of days before the last quake they had there.

Interesting post Wiggo.
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Message 1499144 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 15:31:16 UTC

That's very interesting about Yellowstone, and I had heard about it being a hotspot. I live a couple hundred miles East of a fault line called the New Madrid, and a quake there a couple hundred years ago supposedly caused the Mississippi River to run backwards. You just never know. Earthquakes are kind of like tornados. They're very hard to predict.
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Message 1499178 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 16:24:54 UTC - in response to Message 1499144.  

That's very interesting about Yellowstone, and I had heard about it being a hotspot. I live a couple hundred miles East of a fault line called the New Madrid, and a quake there a couple hundred years ago supposedly caused the Mississippi River to run backwards. You just never know. Earthquakes are kind of like tornados. They're very hard to predict.

I'm 200-300 miles north of New Madrid. The big quakes in the mid-1800s caused church bells to ring as far away as Boston. I do NOT want to be in downtown Chicago the next time it lets go.
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Message 1499191 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 16:46:17 UTC
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Don't remember much of my infancy in Wisconsin, but since we moved to Central California in 1957, earthquakes have been a part of life. I've felt quite a few, some big ones like the Sylmar quake in the late 1960's, Northridge, Loma Prieta (I was in the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, just north of Oakland. Wild ride.) Closest active fault is the San Andreas where it runs through Coalinga and Parkfield, but we also feel occasional shakers from Mono Lake and the Long Valley Caldera, a dormant volcano on the east side of the Sierras.

I rode out an earthquake in Guam in 1975. Epicenter was offshore in the Marianas Trench, but we bounced pretty good at the submarine piers. In 1983 or 84, an earthquake off San Diego pitched me out of my waterbed. In Hawaii and South Carolina it was hurricanes, on Western Pacific deployments it was typhoons, earthquakes and volcanos. When I transferred from Charleston to San Diego in February 1982, I was just missed by a tornado as I passed through Oklahoma City. And we've seen small tornados and straight-line winds here in the Big Valley.

Everywhere on Earth there is the potential for extreme weather and natural disasters. You pick you spot, learn the risks and how to deal with them, and go about your daily life.
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Message 1499216 - Posted: 3 Apr 2014, 17:32:16 UTC

The biggest quake that I remember was the '89 quake. That was Loma Prieta; right Donald? Land line phone systems were overloaded for the entire day; as I remember.
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Message 1499602 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 7:23:18 UTC - in response to Message 1499216.  

The biggest quake that I remember was the '89 quake. That was Loma Prieta; right Donald? Land line phone systems were overloaded for the entire day; as I remember.

That's the one, the "World Series" quake. Felt like a cross between a roller coaster and a trampoline for about 2 minutes.
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Message 1499605 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 7:41:55 UTC

Even here in NY state we get the ocassional earth quake. last time it happend I was on 3rd shift, I was half asleep and woke up with the bed shaking. I thought it was just a dream but went and looked at my toilet bowl and the water was sloshing around. Turned on the tv and yep we had one. The biggest quake Ive felt was when i was stationed at Shemya AFB in Alaska. We had a 5.5 that lasted for about 30 seconds.
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Its true that no matter where you live you have to deal with something nature throws at you.
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Message 1499606 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 7:47:36 UTC

Its true that no matter where you live you have to deal with something nature throws at you.


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Message 1499706 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 14:33:10 UTC

As I mentioned recently in another thread, the only quake I was aware of as it happened was a few years ago. I happened to be awake for no good reason and I heard stuff rattling a little. Didn't feel anything, but I thought "that must have been an earthquake!" It was 4am and the news was just coming on, so I turned on the TV and in a few minutes they confirmed it: a 4.1 centered near Pingree Grove, west of Elgin.

There have been two or three others in my lifetime, but I didn't notice them when they happened.

A tornado went through town when I was in 4th grade. About the only damage was to the roof of the Racquet Club. I was under my desk at school. My mother was in a Chinese restaurant within a mile of the Racquet Club. The staff didn't say anything until she left.
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Message 1499718 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 15:13:13 UTC - in response to Message 1499706.  
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As I mentioned recently in another thread, the only quake I was aware of as it happened was a few years ago. I happened to be awake for no good reason and I heard stuff rattling a little. Didn't feel anything, but I thought "that must have been an earthquake!" It was 4am and the news was just coming on, so I turned on the TV and in a few minutes they confirmed it: a 4.1 centered near Pingree Grove, west of Elgin.

There have been two or three others in my lifetime, but I didn't notice them when they happened.

A tornado went through town when I was in 4th grade. About the only damage was to the roof of the Racquet Club. I was under my desk at school. My mother was in a Chinese restaurant within a mile of the Racquet Club. The staff didn't say anything until she left.


These are the ones that I have felt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Klamath_Falls_earthquakes

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Message 1499795 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 18:16:21 UTC

I live in Oregon, two blocks from the sea. If you live here, it's part of life. The recent activity has worried me some. The tsunami sirens will only go off if there's time to evacuate. The rule is: if you feel it, run for it; the sirens won't be activated. Believe it or not, some towns have chosen to turn their sirens off completely, to "save money," with the excuse that other means of communication will warn folks. That's a joke. We held a tsunami drill with an airplane droning overhead, making announcements, and you couldn't understand a word, due to echo. Duh! They just don't want tourists alarmed by the regular tests of the sirens. I spoke with a TV crew that was down here filming a story, and to a person, they said if they lived here, they'd want a siren.

I've lived inland, and have felt several fairly large ones, including one from Seattle, but most local. That video of the bison running is very interesting and disturbing. We're 300 years overdue here at the coast, according to geological records. Guess if it happens, it happens, and we'll deal with it as best we can. The upside is that we'll have front row seats to a major historical event. Not that I want to, mind you.

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Message 1499923 - Posted: 4 Apr 2014, 23:32:22 UTC

Thank you all for your insights on this as all I can do is to try and imagine what it would be like.

Its true that no matter where you live you have to deal with something nature throws at you.


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Very true, but some get more thrown at them than others. ;-)

Here we just have to put up with bushfires, floods (when we get enough rain), the odd small tornado and cyclones (mostly in the northern half of the country and nothing like the huge hurricanes and typhoons experienced elsewhere in the world).

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Message 1499967 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 0:29:27 UTC - in response to Message 1499144.  

That's very interesting about Yellowstone, and I had heard about it being a hotspot. I live a couple hundred miles East of a fault line called the New Madrid, and a quake there a couple hundred years ago supposedly caused the Mississippi River to run backwards. You just never know. Earthquakes are kind of like tornados. They're very hard to predict.

Yellowstone is a ticking time bomb, otherwise known as a 'Super Volcano', the park has had some ground deformation near a lake and of course earthquakes, if it goes off you can say goodbye to almost everything living within 500 miles of it, as that area will a dead zone, or should I say that all life will be dead within 500 miles of an eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera, the whole valley there is the caldera.
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Message 1499988 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 2:49:51 UTC - in response to Message 1499795.  

I live in Oregon, two blocks from the sea. If you live here, it's part of life. The recent activity has worried me some. The tsunami sirens will only go off if there's time to evacuate. The rule is: if you feel it, run for it; the sirens won't be activated. Believe it or not, some towns have chosen to turn their sirens off completely, to "save money," with the excuse that other means of communication will warn folks. That's a joke. We held a tsunami drill with an airplane droning overhead, making announcements, and you couldn't understand a word, due to echo. Duh! They just don't want tourists alarmed by the regular tests of the sirens. I spoke with a TV crew that was down here filming a story, and to a person, they said if they lived here, they'd want a siren.

I've lived inland, and have felt several fairly large ones, including one from Seattle, but most local. That video of the bison running is very interesting and disturbing. We're 300 years overdue here at the coast, according to geological records. Guess if it happens, it happens, and we'll deal with it as best we can. The upside is that we'll have front row seats to a major historical event. Not that I want to, mind you.

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http://www.snopes.com/critters/gnus/yellowstone.asp
Additionally, the video displayed above was actually taken more than two weeks before the 30 March 2014 earthquake that triggered fears of an upcoming eruption at Yellowstone and shows bison running into the park, not away from it:
Leo Leckie, a sales associate of the nonprofit Yellowstone Assn. ... shot the video, which lasts 1 minute and 9 seconds and was originally posted March 14 on his Facebook page under the title, "Yellowstone bison on the run for the joy of Spring."

"Those bison were running for the sake of running," Leckie said in an interview. "There was nothing chasing them. There was no mudslide. They were just running."

Added Leckie: "And they were running into the park, not away from it."


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Message 1500051 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 6:32:15 UTC
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Yeah, I looked up Snopes right after posting. I do still trust animal's instincts.

PS: Sorry that "error" is all you got out of my post.


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Message 1500062 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 6:50:31 UTC

News just through here,

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/experts-fear-eruption-after-ecuadors-throat-of-fire-volcano-belches-column-of-ash-and-smoke/story-e6frflp0-1226875468454

A Volcano in central Ecuador has spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometres high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Activity has been building at the Tungurahua volcano 130 kilometres south of the capital Quito since early February.


That Ring of Fire certainly wants to make itself know that it's there. :-(

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Message 1500082 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 7:36:12 UTC - in response to Message 1500062.  
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News just through here,

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/experts-fear-eruption-after-ecuadors-throat-of-fire-volcano-belches-column-of-ash-and-smoke/story-e6frflp0-1226875468454

A Volcano in central Ecuador has spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometres high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Activity has been building at the Tungurahua volcano 130 kilometres south of the capital Quito since early February.


That Ring of Fire certainly wants to make itself know that it's there. :-(

Cheers.


Let's hope it's just grumbling and not about to launch into a full blown rant. Volcanoes have such incredible awful beauty though don't they? :/ My son is fascinated by them. I must say I am relieved he did not go down the path of becoming a vulcanologist like he had once planned because I could never quite shake off a vision of him going down one unplanned :/

Closest I've been to them are the ones in the canary islands, which I believe are classified as dormant, and Mount Kiliminjaro in Tanzania which is dormant.
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Message 1500303 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 21:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 1500082.  

News just through here,

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/experts-fear-eruption-after-ecuadors-throat-of-fire-volcano-belches-column-of-ash-and-smoke/story-e6frflp0-1226875468454

A Volcano in central Ecuador has spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometres high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Activity has been building at the Tungurahua volcano 130 kilometres south of the capital Quito since early February.

That Ring of Fire certainly wants to make itself know that it's there. :-(

Cheers.

Let's hope it's just grumbling and not about to launch into a full blown rant. Volcanoes have such incredible awful beauty though don't they? :/ My son is fascinated by them. I must say I am relieved he did not go down the path of becoming a vulcanologist like he had once planned because I could never quite shake off a vision of him going down one unplanned :/

Closest I've been to them are the ones in the canary islands, which I believe are classified as dormant, and Mount Kiliminjaro in Tanzania which is dormant.

You ever get to Hawai'i, visit the Big Island. Several active erutions and lava flows to view (from a safe distance, of course). Absolutely breathtaking (in more ways than one)!
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Message 1500363 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 23:00:42 UTC

i would like to visit Hawai'i before I go to that big home in the sky :) which island are the big telescopes on ?
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