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Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

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Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

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Comment by booklover on March 10, 2014 at 8:36am

Cosmos was great last night!  I couldn't help wondering if our fundie neighbors were watching it.  No way.  They went to the creationist museum a few years back, where they show kids riding on little dinosaurs.

Have a good week friends!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 2:15am

Looks like the whole Pacific Plate is squirming around

DO NOT WANT

How did you get those quake marker dots and plate boundaries on Google Earth?  I tried and my screen froze.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 2:08am

Whole Earth plate tectonics. 

Red dots are today's quakes. 

yellow dotes are this past week's quakes. 

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 2:06am

I hope you're all right Sk8eycat!

And yes Carl, we were glued to the screen when the old Cosmos was broadcast, and we saw it again on DVD. I'll miss Carl Sagan when I see the new series..

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:46am

Here is a closeup of the Eureka area:


Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:44am

There  were a couple of small quakes near Eureka some hours  before the big one hit offshore.  Seismologists said for years the there were no such things as "pre-quakes."  WRONG!

What scares me is that the southern end of the San Andreas has been "locked" for much too long...it makes a "dog-leg" about 50 miles north of us. I DO NOT WANT to be here when that lets go...as it will some day.

WHAT?!? 6.9 on teh Richter Scale? DO NOT WANT!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:39am

If my Google Earth is correct, the quakes occurred off the northern coast of CA near Eureka. There was a whole swarm of them along that fault line. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:18am

Chris, I'm really glad Cosmos is going to be broadcast world-wide.  I hope you enjoy it. Did you see the 1980 version with Carl Sagan?  I only saw it for the first time about three or four years ago when I rented the DVD's.  I missed it the first time around in 1980.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:13am

It's just past 1:00 AM here in Chicago, Sk8eycat.  I was just looking at the news headlines and saw that there have been earthquakes north and south of you. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-usa-quake-california-i...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-quake-mexico-idUSBREA2...

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25306804/two-earthquakes...

I hope these don't trigger an effect by you.  I'm thinking about you.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:07am

Aaackkk!  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Right where the San Andreas Fault intersects with another one...nobody's said anything about a coast-travelling tsunami...yet.

 

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