Earthquakes change GPS coordinates

 

Interesting news item:
The powerful earthquake that struck Baja California and the southwestern United States in April actually moved an entire California border city, NASA radar images show.

Calexico, Calif., near the U.S.-Mexico border, moved as much as 2 1/2 feet (80 cm) south and down into the ground due to the magnitude-7.2 earthquake on April 4.

The article also mentioned that San Francisco is moving towards Los Angeles at the rate of 2" per year.smile

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Agreed

Agreed - but this falls way under the resolution of any GPS that is available for purchase used for general consumer auto navigation. The best accuracy is 5 to 10 meters so 2" is negligible in this case.

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Yawn Yawn

mkahn wrote:

Interesting news item:
The powerful earthquake that struck Baja California and the southwestern United States in April actually moved an entire California border city, NASA radar images show.

Calexico, Calif., near the U.S.-Mexico border, moved as much as 2 1/2 feet (80 cm) south and down into the ground due to the magnitude-7.2 earthquake on April 4.

The article also mentioned that San Francisco is moving towards Los Angeles at the rate of 2" per year.smile

And this has what effect on anyone's life ?

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Double Tap wrote:

And this has what effect on anyone's life ?

Perhaps more than most people can imagine. For instance, 2½ feet of California now belong to Mexico...

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LOL

Juggernaut wrote:
Double Tap wrote:

And this has what effect on anyone's life ?

Perhaps more than most people can imagine. For instance, 2½ feet of California now belong to Mexico...

LOL!

Not a huge effect, but interesting.

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Discussed before

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28058

Maybe if we give California back to Mexico they will have less financial problems. At minimum it will no longer be a problem of the USA.

Chilean Quake in February

"The February 27 magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile moved the city of Concepción, located 65 miles south of the epicenter, at least 10 feet to the west, according to a new analysis."

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2010/03/09/chilean-e...

Time to update my South American maps grin

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whole state

Juggernaut wrote:
Double Tap wrote:

And this has what effect on anyone's life ?

Perhaps more than most people can imagine. For instance, 2½ feet of California now belong to Mexico...

Hmm, I thought the whole state belonged to Mexico.

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Yes, and I think Arizona

Yes, and I think Arizona belongs to Mexico, as well.

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Yea, illegal aliens have been a problem in the United States since 1492. Ask any Native American. wink

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We ain't no illegals

Juggernaut wrote:

Yea, illegal aliens have been a problem in the United States since 1492. Ask any Native American. wink

We stole it fair and square and that is that, case closed smile

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New illegal aliens

Juggernaut wrote:

Yea, illegal aliens have been a problem in the United States since 1492. Ask any Native American. wink

The problem is, the new illegal aliens are getting all of the government freebies. Now I see they have a toll free hotline they can call if they feel they are being underpaid.

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No Freebies Way Back

Don B wrote:
Juggernaut wrote:

Yea, illegal aliens have been a problem in the United States since 1492. Ask any Native American. wink

The problem is, the new illegal aliens are getting all of the government freebies.

When my maternal grandparents came here in the 1920's from Germany there were no freebies. My grandfather's sister (who was already living here) and her husband were his sponsor to come here. If he couldn't make it here, he had to be supported by them or go back home. No welfare, medicaid, food stamps, etc. You got sick, you paid the doctor. No money, no doctor. My grandfather was a machinist and almost immediately got a job in NYC after landing (an acquaintance on the boat loaned him some money and told him where he would be working so he could pay him back. As soon as my grandfather landed, he borrowed the money from his sister to pay the acquaintance back. He went to the company where the acquaintance was and they were so impressed by his honesty, and they needed machinists, they would not let him go home and immediately put him to work. His sister was worried that something had happened to him because he had not returned home from what should have been a quick trip). A year later he sent for and sponsored my grandmother, who came with via second class ship ticket and therefor went through Hoboken instead of Ellis Island. He did not want her to go through Ellis Island and the experience he had gone through there. They were married upon her arrival here. She got a job in one of the clothing mills in Queens and they both took English language lessons at night. My grandfather joined the National Guard and became a full citizen almost immediately. Eventually he worked his way up to supervisor of the machine shop at his company with an office and the requisite three-piece-suit.

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Residency

Juggernaut wrote:
Double Tap wrote:

And this has what effect on anyone's life ?

Perhaps more than most people can imagine. For instance, 2½ feet of California now belong to Mexico...

So do we have to realign the Mexico/ California border or are the people in that area now concidered Mexican residents?

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Illegal Aliens

If you think the hot line's bad, wait until Obama "pardons" them all.