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Japan still ringing like a gong.

by drpruner / March 22, 2011 1:32 AM PDT
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It will probably go on for weeks
by Josh K / March 22, 2011 2:54 AM PDT

A seismic movement of that magnitude (9.0) is going to leave the fault very unstable. It will probably take weeks for things to settle a bit below the surface. Imagine how bad it must have been for the aftershocks to rate above 6 on the scale.

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I had a thought...
by J. Vega / March 22, 2011 3:55 AM PDT

With the speeds at which they travel,Bullet Trains require tracks of exceptional requirements. Considering the amount of movement of the terrain in Japan with the earthquake, how much of the Bullet Train tracks were degraded to the point that they are no longer suitable?

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Based on what I've learned living in the heart of
by drpruner / March 22, 2011 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: I had a thought...

Santa Fe RR country, they will send out track-testing cars to travel every foot, slowly, with instruments, before any trains run.

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the jury is in, and the verdict....
by James Denison / March 22, 2011 9:08 AM PDT

...is "bell" wins it.

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/gongvsbell.jpg

Seems "ringing" finds more association with "bell" than with "gong" and even comparing "ring" and "sound" with gong, it would seem "sounding like a gong" also would beat out "ringing like a gong".

I even compared "gong rang" to "gong sounded" and the use of "sounded" with gong was 70% more accepted use.

So, there you have it, gongs still "sound" and bells still "ring".

Comparing "gong sound" to "gong ring" on google shows that "gong sound" is prefered almost 22 times more than "gong ring", or 95% of the time.

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Now Burma.
by drpruner / March 24, 2011 4:49 AM PDT
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Could be related
by Josh K / March 24, 2011 6:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Now Burma.

The Japan earthquake caused a HUGE seismic shift, which could have tripped the fault in Myanmar. I wonder whether the recent quake in New Zealand could have started a chain reaction.

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(NT) Lots and lots of heavy-duty folk also wondering.
by drpruner / March 24, 2011 6:17 AM PDT
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A very interesting story, not requiring a
by drpruner / March 24, 2011 9:26 AM PDT

new thread IMO.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-japan-pump-idUSTRE72N17I20110324

"Quick-thinking executive pulled into midst of Japan nuclear
(Reuters) - Watching TV images of workers frantically dousing the reactors of Japan's earthquake-wrecked nuclear plant with water, one man realized he was uniquely placed to help out: he had on hand a truck-mounted pump bigger than any other in the land ..."

Human-interest, technology, and one whacked power plant.

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(NT) "Hey, that guy's not a ****, he's a **** Meister?
by Ziks511 / April 3, 2011 5:41 PM PDT
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Still ringing @ 4-plus, regularly.
by drpruner / April 2, 2011 6:25 AM PDT

Plus the Fukushima thing escalates. 'Recommended that population move away.'- Gov't
How? To where?

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03/04/11. I wonder what the note is now.
by Ziks511 / April 2, 2011 3:35 PM PDT

Wild Man Fischer, an L.A. weirdo who was recorded by Frank Zappa talked about "The Big Note" and how everything was made up of vibrations, clearly years before string theory emerged which suggests that quarks are vibrating entities of differing natures which go into composing all sub-atomic particles.

The only reason I know this is that a friend slipped one of his rants into the middle of a tape he made for me of a different artist, and I was mystified and intrigued.

Rob

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Time lapse of after shocks...intereting animation
by Steven Haninger / April 3, 2011 5:52 AM PDT
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Wow, that's frightening!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 3, 2011 5:56 AM PDT

That is some serious tectonic eventing there.

Mark

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Fascinating; like watching a train wreck video
by drpruner / April 4, 2011 2:50 AM PDT

with the bodies edited out.
I think their 4.4-9.0 scale is misaligned, but as I noted, the shortest spike is above 4, which happens to be my personal terror threshhold.

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