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PostSubject: Whoa! Earthquake!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:50 pm

Anyone else feel that?

Was a 6.9 centered in Baja California.
Crazy. Lasted like a minute and half. 5 minutes ago.

My house made all kinds of noise Very Happy

Hope all are ok!

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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:17 pm

My mom and sister felt it but I didn't feel a thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:32 pm

I've lived trough plenty, to so cal people it's not a big deal...
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:33 pm

getting over ours from what was it? last year?
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:08 am

It's always funny to listen to accounts of the people who have been through annual hurricanes down in Florida, Louisiana, etc.

Whenever asked, "Why don't you move to the west where there's no tornadoes, hurricanes, or other storms," they say "OH NO! I'd never even think of going there because of the EARTHQUAKES! :O!!!" and the only serious one was the 1906 quake in San Francisco.

Sure, a few damaging landslides here-and-there due to quakes but nothing compared to Hurricane Katrina or the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. Fires are more of a concern than earthquakes in this part of the neighborhood.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:25 am

Your forget the early 1990's earthquake that collapsed the freeway in San Fransisco. ( I believe that's wear it was.)
We have had them every year, just a natural thing. My friend called me today and he was like "did you feel that?"
"Do you think the world gonna end or were all gonna die?"
It's funny, there's been so many doomsday predictions, there's been so many earthquakes, it's just your starting to "wake up" because you are now "caring" about your surroundings as you become a adult.
Here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHGaZMC8E0U

Thats NASA (one of) Chief Scientist!
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:44 am

It's funny, people only listen to the words when they hear them from a higher authority.

For example, my grandma had some sort of rash on her neck, and my mom said "Mom, you've got shingles, you should go get some antibiotics," and she says, "Oh you've got no idea what you're talking about, I'll see a doctor." Next day, doctor tells her she has shingles. Momma was right Rolling Eyes

On the contrary, people who start these end-of-world theories are usually people with no scientific experience (or sanity, for that matter), yet people believe their preaching and prepare themselves for The End. People = sheep.

The fact of the matter is that there's around 8,000 earthquakes per day. Sure, they're small-scale ones that humans can't even begin to sense, but they happen nonetheless.

Infoplease.com wrote:
On average, we can expect one exceptionally big one (with a magnitude of 8 or higher) each year.

Btw good video, Creed.


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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:34 am

thank you my good man, thank you...
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:11 am

Well, in regards to Dooms day, the Mayans did believe that the firth age (The current age we are in) would be ended by a natural disaster involving the earth. So something like a massive world wide earth quake would fall right into Dooms Day prophesy. Is there anything within Dooms day prophesy that really suggest this though? No there is not. Being destroyed by the earth could mean anything from a meteor, to a volcano, etc. Both more likely. . . Anyway

All that happened where I live was that the wind chime in my room made a single dinging sound.

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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:47 am

About the earthquake I heard 2 people died, one his house collapsed on him, the other he ran into the street and got hit by a car.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:11 am

Actually the myans never really said "in regards to the "end of the age"" that the world would end. It's just the end of the calander. hope all of you guys are ok. Its weird because the quake was in mexico yet we down here felt nothing(i'm at the very tip of texas next to mexico)
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:49 am

Reaper wrote:
Actually the myans never really said "in regards to the "end of the age"" that the world would end. It's just the end of the calander. hope all of you guys are ok. Its weird because the quake was in mexico yet we down here felt nothing(i'm at the very tip of texas next to mexico)

Well, no, it's the end of the calendar, AND the end of the fifth cycle, which according to the mayans, would be the last cycle. But back on topic ^_^

I keep hearing that it was a 6.2, but then I hear it was a 7.5, what is everyone else hearing.

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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:35 am

Last time Minnesota got a quake was back in 97....most of my teachers talk about it sometimes....Its actually really funny.

When the big one comes I figure the super volcano under Yellow Stone is gonna pop and then thats the end of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:04 pm

We get real small earthquakes here every so often, mostly about 70 miles south of here in a town called Socorro. On average, they measure about 4.5, sometimes a 5.0 if the Earth feels adventurous (sp?). Nothing to worry about, the area is pretty seismically active.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:37 pm

I've lived through over 10 7.0's
But the one here was 7.2 (says the stupid news that is forever changing)
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:02 pm

We talked about this 30mins ago and i heard it was an 8 something
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:30 pm

Reaper wrote:
It's just the end of the calander.

About the "end of the calendar" BS that a lot of people are giving, end of calendar does not mean end of time/world/humanity/whatever.

Think about it, OUR calendars end too, don't they? They start in January, and then go a couple months into the next year to give us time to buy a new one. The Mayans were the same way except their calendars were more sophisticated and they counted years, decades, centuries etc. When it was over and the world was still fine, they'd just buy make a new one.

Btw, my great aunt studies Pre-Columbian (time before Columbus colonized) art so she's seen and studied old Mayan calendars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eloise_Qui%C3%B1ones_Keber
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:25 pm

DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Reaper wrote:
It's just the end of the calander.

About the "end of the calendar" BS that a lot of people are giving, end of calendar does not mean end of time/world/humanity/whatever.

Think about it, OUR calendars end too, don't they? They start in January, and then go a couple months into the next year to give us time to buy a new one. The Mayans were the same way except their calendars were more sophisticated and they counted years, decades, centuries etc. When it was over and the world was still fine, they'd just buy make a new one.

Btw, my great aunt studies Pre-Columbian (time before Columbus colonized) art so she's seen and studied old Mayan calendars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eloise_Qui%C3%B1ones_Keber
Took the words right out of my mouth.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:21 am

FIrst off, never use a wiki as a source of proof. They are good for general knowledge of that is about it.

Now, for a history lesson.


The Mayans believes the world would go through 5 great cycles, each cycle lasting 5,125 years. The fifth cycle (Which is the cycle we are currently in) is suppose to end Dec. 21st, 2012. So it's not just that the calendar ended, it's that it ends BECAUSE the mayans believed this would end the last cycle of earth.

The fourth cycle, which the Mayans lived in during their time, ended almost exactly on the day they said it would, and it ended by an act of water (A giant flood). Also, a lot of what we use, the inventions of math, politics, etc. Can be dated to almost the start of our age (A little further back in reality, but pretty close).

So, to wrap up what could become a VERY long read. The Mayans actually did have a Doomsday prophesy, it's not just that their calendar ended, which is what a lot of people don't realize.
Also, the Mayans alone isn't enough to cause this one date to be so controversial. If you do some research you can find over 15 different sources that claim the world will end this day, From Nostradamus, to the I-Ching. Does this mean the world is really going to end, no, is it a possibility, yes. And I for one refuse to ignore any possibility that has such evidence.

For me, the most frightening aspect of that date is that Edgar Casey couldn't make predictions past it. For those of you who don't know of Mr Casey, look him up. More amazing than Nostradamus.

NOW. If anyone wishes to continue the ending of the world discussion, I will be happy to go find the thread that I think exists for it, and we can continue this there. Or you may feel free to PM me and we can talk about it via that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:31 am

AFU wrote:
FIrst off, never use a wiki as a source of proof.

The only thing I was proving is that my great aunt is a Proffessor, I didn't use that as a source for any of my information. Would have seen that had you checked out the page.
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:02 am

I just want to make one last off topic post.
People have said the world was going to end many times. there was y2k, the one on 6/6/06 it's many times. people just want to do this because thats how they sell soap.

now back on topic.
was there bad damage?
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PostSubject: Re: Whoa! Earthquake!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:51 pm

NO
Are building standards here are great.
The only reason there was so much damage in Haiti (even though it was smaller coming in at 7.0)
is because its a "shanty."
Heavily overpopulated, and one of the poorest countries in the world.
Chile, an 8.8, the damage was not half as bad as the Haiti 7.0!
BUILDING CODES
Over Population
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