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Chile quake moves city more than 10 feet

 
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Pilotmounders



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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Chile quake moves city more than 10 feet Reply with quote

So how would you like this when geocaching, you'd be 10 feet out on all your caches. Not that I'll get a chance to geocache in Chili but you never know. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/03/09/chile.earth.shifts/?hpt=Sbin
Not sure which one but one of the universities in Wpg was able to feel the quake with their instraments shortly after it happened.

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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention we now have shorter days as a result.

A whole 1.26 microseconds.

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glacier_ice wrote:
Not to mention we now have shorter days as a result.

A whole 1.26 microseconds.


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JurassicMatt



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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Chile quake moves city more than 10 feet Reply with quote

Pilotmounders wrote:
So how would you like this when geocaching, you'd be 10 feet out on all your caches. Not that I'll get a chance to geocache in Chili but you never know. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/03/09/chile.earth.shifts/?hpt=Sbin
Not sure which one but one of the universities in Wpg was able to feel the quake with their instraments shortly after it happened.


I'm a geologist at the University of Manitoba; we have a seismograph there that recorded the Chilean earthquake, as well as the Haitian earthquake. The seismic traces are currently on display within the Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie in the Wallace Building (Geological Sciences) at the U. of Manitoba if anyone is interested in checking them out. The seismograph itself is also on display, where it's constantly rotating with its little needle moving back and forth (just as you'd see in the movies).

The seismograph goes nearly a kilometer into the Earth, so while we can't feel any of these vibrations at the surface, even minute disturbances are picked up by the extremely precise instruments.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2010 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if you eat the beans, they'll know it. Smile
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