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[geology.com] Large Earthquakes Can Weaken Fault Zones Worldwide

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In light of what's happening I thought this would be a relevant article.

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U.S. seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas Fault. The results, which appeared in the journal Nature, suggest that the Earth's largest earthquakes can weaken fault zones worldwide and may trigger periods of increased global seismic activity.
http://geology.com/press-release/worldwide-fault-zones/
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Its bound to happen someday, hope we are prepared
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I feel like we really are nearing the end of the world. Maybe the Mayan people were right. Then again, this is a good thing because we've basically overpopulated the earth. The only problem is that it forces people to die.
Edited by HybridCore - 3/12/11 at 5:34am
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I feel like we really are nearing the end of the world. Maybe the Mayan people were right. Then again, this is a good thing because we've basically overpopulated the earth. The only problem is that it forces people to die.
not sure if serious
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YAY ME! I get to die before the rest of America if the big one hits. Good riddance. I don't have to worry about eating people, starving, being cold for extended periods of time, being clean, and so much more modern day inconveniences.
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i'm ready.....bring it
    
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YAY ME! I get to die before the rest of America if the big one hits. Good riddance. I don't have to worry about eating people, starving, being cold for extended periods of time, being clean, and so much more modern day inconveniences.
Those aren't modern day problems
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YAY ME! I get to die before the rest of America if the big one hits. Good riddance. I don't have to worry about eating people, starving, being cold for extended periods of time, being clean, and so much more modern day inconveniences.
Oh please, I live on the Pacific plate too and well, yeah, see sig
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Those aren't modern day problems
It is if a large earthquake happened but due to the distribution systems of supermarkets, the starving part isn't really an issue. Parts of my city are still on portaloos, we've exhausted the world supply of chemical toilets and there are mobile shower units here. I live in the best part of town natural hazards wise. Denmark is more prone to flooding / blizzard than anything else.
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In light of what's happening I thought this would be a relevant article.



http://geology.com/press-release/worldwide-fault-zones/
but we already know this
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