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  1. May 28, 2015 #1
    Hey, just waiting for the megaquake scheduled for later on today. Got my bathing suit on for the tsunami.
     
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  3. May 28, 2015 #2
    Welcome to PF! Hope you're inland!
     
  4. May 28, 2015 #3

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    Hi Ron
    welcome to the physics forums :)

    which megaquake is that ? the new San Andreas film maybe ?
    It mite be a great disaster movie :) but scientifically it's just so wrong
    1) The San Andreas is capable of producing "great quakes" 8.0 - 8.5 but mega quakes M9.0 + no is isn't
    2) Strike slip faults like the San Andreas cannot produce tsunamis, that requires thrust faulting

    cheers
    Dave
     
  5. May 28, 2015 #4
    My students were worried about the quake cuz of a utube post. I set the record straight. If I could only get them interested in climate change....
     
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