It is not going to fall into the ocean!

@ElicBxn (60805)
United States
June 23, 2016 10:34am CST
I get so angry when I hear people say that California is going to fall into the ocean. Yeah, there's lots of earthquakes in California because of the plates that meet there. And, yeah, the San Andreas fault is moving, but it isn't going to fall off folks - hate to tell the right wing wackos that! You may hate the liberal politics in California, but they aren't going to drown, and Arizona isn't going to have ocean views any time soon, well, unless the sea level raises enough to flood up the Colorado River into Arizona... Nope, the western part of California isn't going to fall off. Maybe, just MAYBE parts of San Francisco might be submerged, but most of that area of California is headed for Alaska. In a few thousand years, quite a few actually, southern California might see regular snow storms... grrrrrrrrrrr
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@TheHorse (63578)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Jun 16
Is California moving toward Alaska? I'd like a bit more snow here, but I don't think I have millions of years left in me to wait.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
23 Jun 16
So true, and you have a few more years in you than I do!
@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
23 Jun 16
ROFLMAO!!! There's a joke you've probably heard: Californians believe that when the Big One comes, the rest of the country is going to fall into the ocean.... We get a lot of fear-mongering news here in Oregon about tsunamii and also about the Big One—for us it'll come when the Juan de Fuca Plate (along the Cascadia subduction zone, about 50mi off the coast) snaps loose and the entire state west of the Cascade Mountains will be devastated. The dangers are real, but in the end there's no safe place on the planet.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The area of the Cascadia subduction zone. Coordinates: 45°N 124°W? / ?45°N 124°W? / 45; -124 The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) is a convergent plate bound
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
23 Jun 16
Oh yeah, I saw a big documentary on that. They have shown proof that they have happened in the past and are just about due for another one... And you are right, there is no safe place, a few places that are safer than others, but, considering what is there, or isn't as the case may be, nobody really wants to live there. Central Australia has been geologically stable for a long time, parts of Africa...
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• United States
24 Jun 16
@ElicBxn Yes, I think the most recent major earthquake from a shift in the plate was in 1700. Apparently it caused a tsunami in Japan, according to their records.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@blitzfrick yep, saw that in the documentary and they found proof in a layer of mud that had a layer of sand in it, when there was no place for so much sand to come from except the ocean I think that was what it was...
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
23 Jun 16
LOL Yeah we hear that all the time that California is going to fall into the ocean but they have been saying that for years. Southeren California is going to have snow now isn't that funny.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Well, its going to be a while, don't expect to see a lot of snow on that citrus around there...
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@ElicBxn I imagine it would be a long time. Lol
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@just4him (112912)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jun 16
Now that would be a sight to see, snow in Southern California. Though nobody living now will be around in a few thousand years to see it. I've heard that myth for a long time about California falling off into the ocean and so far it hasn't, so if it's stood the test of all those earthquakes for this long, chances are, it will be safe for a few thousand more years.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
24 Jun 16
absolutely, I just get angry whenever I hear people talk about it falling into the ocean, someone needs to brush up on their geology!
@springs (926)
• India
23 Jun 16
Is tectonic plates causing the earth quakes in California. Yes I saw in movie like San andreas. I don't know it is real or not .
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
23 Jun 16
The San Andreas is a real fault, and its a big'en, but its sliding north, not falling off!
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