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Old 03-15-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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"The distance from the surface of the Earth to its center is 3,700 miles. The thickness of the ocean lithosphere or the relatively solid skin of the earth under oceans is only 41 miles, which in relative terms is much thinner than the skin of an apple."

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program


This certainly brings perspective, doesn't it?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Apples have earthquakes???

Who woulda thunk.

Now you have me worrying about some giant galactic being coming and chomping down on Earth or peeling us and making pie.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Apples have earthquakes???

Who woulda thunk.

Now you have me worrying about some giant galactic being coming and chomping down on Earth or peeling us and making pie.
Nah,,, I'm more concerned about those worms,,, ya know, every time they wiggle and take another bite, that is what is causing the quakes,,, and then their drool - that be the tsunami... and then, when they need to, well, ummmm, "use the restroom", that be the volcanoes. See, all the geology ya needed to know.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Sandworms? We are all Duned!
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.
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