Friday, May 9, 2008

Canadians blamed for US tornadoes

Yes, we poor Canadians. It's our cool, fresh Canadian air, mixing with that thick, hazy Gulf air that causes 80% of the world's tornadoes to be in the US.

Anyway, this article is a reminder that we always are having natural disasters, and we should be prepared. Of course, we aren't the tiniest bit prepared for an earthquake around Toronto, but that's another story....

On another note, it looks like that Tokyo earthquake sequence has burnt out. An M6.8 is absolutely nothing on the subduction zone, since it could be deep and the thrust motion is down into the earth. You need about an M8 to start damaging things under those conditions, and then only on soft ground.

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