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14 February 2008

How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

Life from the house of cards
 

This noon our office building shook for a long time (at least it felt long) again. Since the building is an oldish concrete and glass affair that will probably crumble like a house of cards on "the big one" (knock on wood here), all I did was to inform the gang on IRC:

12:11 < betabug> earthquake
12:11 < betabug> f* big eathquqke
12:11 < betabug> looooong f* big earthquake
12:12 < betabug> wow, that was scary

Magnitude was reported by USGS at first to be 7.3, now reduced to 6.7. Note how the time is given as "10:09:23 (UTC)". Considering we're UTC+2 (aka GMT+2 - unlike the times given on this weblog, which are GMT+1), and that there probably was a delay, there were tremors for around 2 minutes. They weren't too strong though. It felt like they shook the building in North-South direction.


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Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

I'll never -repeat- never play with the "Chuck Norris" name just joking. Sorry man.

Posted by: r0sk at February 14,2008 13:05
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

... and another one shortly after. Shorter, lighter, but the shaking felt like a bit "longer movements".

Posted by: betabug at February 14,2008 13:29
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It's now confirmed, Chuck Norris caused this earthquake:

Chuck Norris once jumped from the Sears Tower and survived. The impact caused an earthquake reading 9.7 on the richter scale killing everyone in the 20 mile radius.

http://mike.wordpress.com/2005/12/05/chuck-norris-the-facts/

Remember the Los Angeles earthquake of 1994? Chuck Norris farted.

http://www.cubeslacker.com/content/view/26/36/1/15/

Drill Instructor, Gunnery Sgt Chuck Norris once woke up at Paris Island South Caroloina, and told his recruits to drop their cocks and grab their socks. When Chuck Norris dropped his cock, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in South East Asia.

http://forum.dasmanifest.com/viewtopic.php?p=68838

Posted by: wiwi at February 14,2008 23:17
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

I was staring at the screen and I started to loose the focus of the data in the screen and began to focus on the border of the screen and how it was moving.

It was a soft one in Athens but it was quite long. I've never felt one as long as this one. Strange feeling.

As always one co-worker who sits opposite me said "are you moving the table?".

Funny thing: some people said that they got scared and wanted to go home. 30 minutes later they were working as nothing had happened :P

Posted by: graffic at February 15,2008 00:24
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

And where is the geologist, bebu? (-;

Posted by: xsa at February 15,2008 12:48
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

The one on January 6th was a lot longer, three times as long actually, and much more jolty. Lots of different kinds of earthquakes depending on depth, location and which tectonic plates are moving.

Posted by: Kat at February 15,2008 17:08
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

Kat, I can't really compare to January 6th, as I was in Teutonia (aka Germany) at the time...

Posted by: betabug at February 15,2008 18:54
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xaxa, I'm here!

Posted by: wiwi at February 15,2008 19:21
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

On January the 6th.... I was returning here (Athens), and some airline I don't want to mention was loosing my suitcase. Perhaps was the earthquake :P

Posted by: graffic at February 18,2008 01:00
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Perhaps they dropped the suitcase on Chuck Norris' feet, yes.

Posted by: wiwi at February 18,2008 10:04
Re: How an Earthquake Looks Like On IRC

you guys suck ass

Posted by: colby jackson at September 23,2008 15:20
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Colby, with "you guys", do you mean all the people who commented here, all the people in Greece, all the people who felt that earthquake, or just all the people who run this site (which would be just me)?

I don't think you want to include Chuck Norris in that, whichever you chose.

Posted by: betabug at September 23,2008 23:17
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erghths

Posted by: kiss at December 03,2008 19:42
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kiss: welcome TRECA student! Feel free to leave an even more insightful comment next time! :-)

Posted by: betabug at December 03,2008 20:08
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