YEAR OF HORROR  8:15 am April 14, 2010

by Ken Layne

Oh dude so sad.TODAY’S CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKE: Hmm, any Major Nations overdue for a punishing temblor? China, maybe? Very big country, lots of people, not really smacked down by the 2010 Parade of Death Quakes. So, China it is: “At least 300 people have died and others are trapped under rubble after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck China’s Qinghai province.” UGH this planet. [BBC News]

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Redhead April 14, 2010 at 8:20 am

I’d say, “ahhhh, Armageddon!” or “where is that family that moved from Haiti to Chile living now?” but they all seem so overplayed by now.

Cape Clod April 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

I’m starting to become nervous that the volcanos are going to feel jealous of all the attention the earthquakes are getting.

Numbat Dundee April 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

Isn’t Yellowstone overdue to wipe out the US or something?

Sussemilch April 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

[re=555704]Cape Clod[/re]: Will no one think of poor Eyjafjallajokull glacier, being volcanoed apart in iceland?

Monsieur Grumpe April 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

[re=555712]Numbat Dundee[/re]:
Just the unimportant parts.

freakishlystrong April 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

[re=555712]Numbat Dundee[/re]: Yes. But with any luck, it’ll just take out Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. (Fer Starters)…

ArkansasFred April 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

At least 300 people have died, thinning China’s population to a scant 50 dodecatrillion.

Diana Davies April 14, 2010 at 9:35 am

So when is California going to slide into the ocean? I’ve been waiting for years now.

TGY April 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

Quake frequencies normal, scientists say. It’s all part of the celestial game of ‘See Who Can Kill the Most People’ that’s been going on for millennia.

Berkeley Bear April 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

Cuing Pat Roberts saying something stupid in 3. . 2. . 1. .

Barcode of the Apocalypse April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

[re=555714]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Haha! Minnesota — volcano- and earthquake-free! Now if someone could just do something about all these damn Illuminati loitering around, muttering about their “re-wilding” plans!

JMP April 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

Eh, a 6.9 isn’t even considered a major earthquake by geologists. Now, .1 higher would be; but it’s not quite there yet!

[re=555725]TGY[/re]: I think “people” still has the overwhelming lead in that contest.

Work in Progress April 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

Clearly “The Core” was a documentary and not an awful sci-fi movie.

GoinGreen April 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

I think it is God punishing us for the Jews and Freemasons – cause you just know there are a lot of both hanging around in China, Chile and Haiti. Can I get an amen??!!

[re=555704]Cape Clod[/re]: “REYKJAVIK, Iceland – A volcano under a glacier in Iceland erupted Wednesday for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air, closing a major road and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters.”

Maxine of Arc April 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

[re=555739]JMP[/re]: In fairness to geologists, an increase of .1 in their ridiculous logarithmic scale describes an earthquake almost twice as powerful.

doxastic April 14, 2010 at 10:46 am

I blame the Large Hadron Collider.

Failed 2 Menace April 14, 2010 at 10:51 am

Proving yet again that despite its many naysayers, the scientific consensus on Global Shaking is sound.

JMP April 14, 2010 at 10:54 am

[re=555770]Maxine of Arc[/re]: Is that how it works? I know a one point increase is ten times as strong, but was never sure how exactly the decimals worked with that.

assistant/atlas April 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

I think if stopped teaching our childrens about plate tectonics, God wouldn’t punish us in this way anymore.

chaste everywhere April 14, 2010 at 11:16 am

“Luxembourg is next to go
And who knows, maybe Monaco–
We’ll try to stay serene and calm
When Alabama gets The Bomb”

Gumboz1953 April 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Venus doesn’t have plates or tectonics. It does have 900 degree sulfur dioxide raining down — but with a little stimulus money, that can be fixed. I’m just sayin.

slappypaddy April 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

[re=555739]JMP[/re]: it’s a major earthquake if you die in it (not you, personally).

Accordion-o-rama April 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

[re=555722]Diana Davies[/re]: Me too. I love a water slide.

Chuckie Jesus April 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Hey Barcode! 612 in the hizzy! But just so’s ya know, if El Caldera goes off, we’re one of the first-wave refugee towns, FYI.

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