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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 01:57 PM
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27. No, the Baja is caused by North America ripping itself apart.
The San Andreas is slowly pulling the western edge of North America northward and eventually away from the rest of the continent. At some point millions of years from now, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the rest of the coast west of the San Andreas will exist on an island. Baja is merely the southern portion of that future island, which has pulled away before the northern half has.

By the way, the actual "rift" extends all the way to Palm Desert. If you've ever wondered where all the dirt from the Grand Canyon went: It flowed down the Colorado and was dumped into the northern end of the Gulf of California. Eventually, enough sediment flowed out that it completely filled the northern end of the sea and created the Imperial Valley. Still, the rift is there, gradually widening, just covered by some sediment.
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  -6.9 earthquake in Baja California malaise  Aug-03-09 01:36 PM   #0 
  - Yes, that's a real one.  BuyingThyme   Aug-03-09 01:38 PM   #1 
  - Yep - I hope people are OK  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:40 PM   #5 
  - Jeezuz. Our thoughts go out to everyone. 6.9. Yikes.  Maru Kitteh   Aug-03-09 01:38 PM   #2 
  - Link  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:41 PM   #7 
  - That is a very healthy quake.  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-03-09 01:39 PM   #3 
  - It was shallow, too  Warpy   Aug-03-09 01:40 PM   #4 
  - That's the best news  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:42 PM   #9 
  - Wow. That's a real shaker. No bueno.  Parker CA   Aug-03-09 01:41 PM   #6 
  - Mexico?  Junkdrawer   Aug-03-09 01:42 PM   #8 
  - It really is Mexico  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:43 PM   #10 
  - In the Gulf of California, off Mexico coast, according to CNN.  tekisui   Aug-03-09 01:43 PM   #12 
  - GEM$NBC are now saying Mexico  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:54 PM   #24 
  - WOW, just this morning  newspeak   Aug-03-09 01:43 PM   #11 
  - Prescient  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:48 PM   # 
  - No, the Baja is caused by North America ripping itself apart.  Xithras   Aug-03-09 01:57 PM   #27 
     - well, we were actually discussing Velkovsky's theory that some  newspeak   Aug-03-09 02:33 PM   #46 
  - Info:  mod mom   Aug-03-09 01:44 PM   #13 
  - Damn, there was a 5.8 just a few minutes before the 6.9 just to  tekisui   Aug-03-09 01:48 PM   #17 
  - Looks like it was in the gulf, not under land  Xithras   Aug-03-09 01:45 PM   #14 
  - Could make for some pretty big surf down there. Tsunami warning?  Parker CA   Aug-03-09 01:47 PM   #15 
     - Didn't hear about a warning  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:53 PM   #23 
     - NO tsunami warning--LINK:  tekisui   Aug-03-09 02:00 PM   #31 
     - Probably no tsunami's  Xithras   Aug-03-09 02:01 PM   #32 
        - Thanks for the info and explanation. :)  Parker CA   Aug-03-09 02:23 PM   #43 
  - And a 5.8 five minutes before that.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-03-09 01:47 PM   #16 
  - Three of them  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:50 PM   #18 
  - I noticed that but what I don't understand is how you can have two earthquakes  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-03-09 01:52 PM   #20 
  - And a 5.0 right before that.  aquart   Aug-03-09 01:51 PM   #19 
  - THREE quakes now. All within about 25 to 30 miles of each other.  Speck Tater   Aug-03-09 01:52 PM   #21 
  - Update: Same map now says FIVE quakes. nt  Speck Tater   Aug-03-09 01:56 PM   #25 
  - Most recently a 6.0 and closer to land.  tekisui   Aug-03-09 01:58 PM   #28 
  - The latest one is a 6.0 to boot  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:59 PM   #30 
     - My version of that page no longer shows the bottom 5.0 quake n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-03-09 02:02 PM   #33 
  - Well, mother nature is letting us know  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-09 02:45 PM   #49 
  - Freepers claiming it was centered in Kenya  The Straight Story   Aug-03-09 01:53 PM   #22 
  - GEM$NBC is saying Arizona may have felt this  malaise   Aug-03-09 01:56 PM   #26 
  - Arizona is closer to the Gulf than most of California...  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-03-09 01:58 PM   #29 
  - bwahahahahahahaha nt  uppityperson   Aug-03-09 02:18 PM   #40 
  - "Actually, revenge for perverted Republicon Family Values." - Gee Hover  SpiralHawk   Aug-03-09 02:22 PM   #42 
  - I didn't feel a thing here in LA. And normally I feel every little quiver, lol.  kestrel91316   Aug-03-09 02:06 PM   #34 
  - See this page; refresh for updates.  Bertha Venation   Aug-03-09 02:08 PM   #35 
  - Thanks Berta Venation  malaise   Aug-03-09 02:13 PM   #36 
  - That's the San Andreas Fault, yes?  FirstLight   Aug-03-09 02:14 PM   #37 
  - Much as I've hated the heat wave here in Portland last week, I don't miss the fires and earthquakes  cascadiance   Aug-03-09 02:16 PM   #38 
  - That was some unusual heat in your part of the planet  malaise   Aug-03-09 02:18 PM   #41 
  - Way serious....  Hepburn   Aug-03-09 02:16 PM   #39 
  - and our Vegas news just reported  newspeak   Aug-03-09 02:28 PM   #44 
  - There was a 3.4 in near Bishop at 12:21.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-03-09 02:30 PM   #45 
     - our news in Vegas is saying it was near the Vegas area  newspeak   Aug-03-09 02:35 PM   #47 
        - I'm looking at the USGS map  newspeak   Aug-03-09 02:42 PM   #48 
  - I didn't feel anything - was probably on the road at the time  slackmaster   Aug-03-09 02:56 PM   #50 

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