1. Exquisite Tweets from @seismogenic

    blechCollected by blech

    Hills falling on freeways is pretty typical SoCal, actually.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    We call that one Tohoku, not Sendai...

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    MOMENT MAGNITUDE, dammit. Not Richter Scale!!!

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Uh, the whole fault is not 100 years overdue...

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    There are too faults in Nevada!
    Also, why is the seismologist wearing a tie??

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    You "predicted" a 2.2 in a swarm? Luck!

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Not the thing where they keep saying higher magnitudes while they're watching a screen and it's still shaking!! Noo!!

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    That map marks the Hayward as the northern San Andreas. Ooooops.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Are you suggesting joint San Andreas-Garlock rupture?!
    Get that peer reviewed before calling news.
    (I had to get that proposal reviewed!)

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    "Drop, cover, and hold on!"
    Yesssssss!

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Awfully early to be taking out the Hollywood Sign...

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Structural engineers should be a little offended by how flimsy this makes their work look...

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Nobody would be able to walk or run during ground motions strong enough to pancake modern skyscrapers.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Also, why no small/moderate aftershocks?
    Those would definitely be happening and would make things scarier.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    An actual 9.1 would shake much longer than that, especially in a sedimentary basin like Los Angeles.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    You nucleate the thing in Cajon Pass and don't mention San Bernardino? I object.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Thaaaaat is not the definition of a swarm.
    And the San Andreas does not run through the Central Valley.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    A gaping chasm with LEFT LATERAL offset? Noooooooo.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    How is Telegraph Hill in ruins while the Marina is untouched???

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Actually, that's one of the most accurate depictions of suspension bridge physics I've seen in a disaster movie.
    (Sorry @SFBayBridge...)

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    No do not suggest the triangle of life!!

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    By not depicting liquefaction, they have missed another chance to make this scarier.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    The bay does not have enough water for that, even disregarding the fact that strike-slip faults don't cause enough vertical offset.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    The physics for @GGBridge are less realistic however...

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Also could have been more realistic and scarier if they had multiple tsunami waves, water rushing out and back in, first not the biggest.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    It's always fun to walk out of a disaster movie into a city that was destroyed on screen.
    (Seeing "2012" in downtown L.A. was also amazing.)

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Following that movie with drinks at the top of a tall building seems appropriate.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    (I'm really disappointed they never got back to the thing with the Garlock Fault.)

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos

    Belatedly, pretty sure the grad student in the movie's tattoo says "San Andreas" something, only backwards.
    My seismogram tattoo is better.

    Reply Retweet Like

    seismogenic

    Dr. Julian Lozos