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North American Earthquake?
« on: Mar 17, 2011, 06:47 »
Well, when the techtonic plates under central usa shift, I know what plant im gonna stay away from! :)


Paducah, it's closest to the most likely spot in the "middle" of the continent, Callaway and ANO unlikely to feel more than a shudder,...I think;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_New_Madrid_earthquake

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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17, 2011, 06:58 »

Paducah, it's closest to the most likely spot in the "middle" of the continent, Callaway and ANO unlikely to feel more than a shudder,...I think;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_New_Madrid_earthquake

When I was living in Ann Arbor, MI I took a sick day and was lying in bed watching TV when I felt a slight shaking (VERY slight) and I heard the walls of the house 'buzz' a little and a few thing rattled on shelves. Sure enough there was a quake centered just outside of Toledo, OH. A whopping 2.9 if I remember correctly.

I think Fermi survived, but I am not sure.  :D
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17, 2011, 08:13 »
I think Fermi survived, but I am not sure.  :D

RDT - I presume you are thinking Fermi II  ;D!   [dowave]
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2011, 10:18 »
RDT - I presume you are thinking Fermi II  ;D!   [dowave]

Well, I didn't mean Enrico himself!  :P
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2011, 11:18 »
Well, I didn't mean Enrico himself!  :P

When someone mentions Fermi in the present context of the situation in Japan, I immediately think of:

"We Almost Lost Detroit" - Fuller

and

"We Did Not Almost Lost Detroit" - Page
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 17, 2011, 11:47 »
When someone mentions Fermi in the present context of the situation in Japan, I immediately think of:

"We Almost Lost Detroit" - Fuller
and

"We Did Not Almost Lost Detroit" - Page

That is actually what I had in mind in the first place. I didn't want to get too esoteric.
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 18, 2011, 07:50 »

"We Almost Lost Detroit" - Fuller


I take it that when this was published that we considered Detroit an asset...

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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2011, 08:25 »
RDT - I presume you are thinking Fermi II  ;D!   [dowave]

Hard to believe, but a lot of Fermi I is still there.  Only about 15 years of decomissioning so far.
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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2011, 09:42 »
The only real threat in the continental USofA is the area of the Yellowstone Cauldera for any type of biblical disaster. 

The Canadian Shield has been steadily rising and scientists at one point thout it may "pop" like the dent in a plastic soda bottle but the inflation appears stable.

The earthquake in Haiti did not produce a tsunami in the Gulf but just imagine the hysteria the news outlets could have generated! :->




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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2011, 10:17 »
The only real threat in the continental USofA is the area of the Yellowstone Cauldera for any type of biblical disaster. 

The Canadian Shield has been steadily rising and scientists at one point thout it may "pop" like the dent in a plastic soda bottle but the inflation appears stable.

The earthquake in Haiti did not produce a tsunami in the Gulf but just imagine the hysteria the news outlets could have generated! :->





Well, there is another potential catastrophe that threatens the US and it dwells in the Canary Islands. It is the island of La Palma that is a volcano with an interesting geological structure. It has the ability to create a tsunami that would be hundreds of feet high by means of land slide. It would completely destroy everything a mile or two inland on the east coast.

Of course, at any moment on any day, there are an infinite amount of scenarios that could destroy any given place on the planet or the entire planet for that matter. Speculating on when and what major event is next is really just for a good time and propagating excitement for the catastrophists (in which I happen to be).

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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2011, 05:16 »
Woah, hey guys. My post was entirely sarcastic! I didn't believe for a second anyone would think of it as serious! I apologize.


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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 22, 2011, 03:24 »
That is actually what I had in mind in the first place. I didn't want to get too esoteric.

Detroit is stilla city??

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Re: North American Earthquake?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 23, 2011, 12:26 »
Actually, the New Madrid fault area produced what were arguably the three strongest historical earthquakes ever felt in the lower 48 states.  All within a period of a few months around Dec-Jan 1811-1812. They were in the realm of 8 pointers. So, the risk is real. The accounts of flows in the Big Muddy make interesting reading.
That is where the risk comes from for ANO, Callaway, and any other plant somewhat near SE MO, NE AR, W TN, W KY, and N MS.

 


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