History Main / CaliforniaCollapse

29th Dec '15 10:32:43 AM JakesBrain
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* According to the forum RP ''WebOriginal/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'', this happened in the wake of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Second Impact]] as a result of violent earthquakes. The remains of Los Angeles and San Francisco are archipelagoes, and several communities in the Mojave Desert are now only a few miles inland; Lancaster is described as a "thriving seaside community" in a news report.
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* According to the forum RP ''WebOriginal/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'', ''Roleplay/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'', this happened in the wake of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Second Impact]] as a result of violent earthquakes. The remains of Los Angeles and San Francisco are archipelagoes, and several communities in the Mojave Desert are now only a few miles inland; Lancaster is described as a "thriving seaside community" in a news report.
29th Dec '15 10:20:25 AM JakesBrain
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* According to the forum RP ''WebOriginal/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'', this happened in the wake of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Second Impact]] as a result of violent earthquakes. The remains of Los Angeles and San Francisco are archipelagoes, and several communities in the Mojave Desert are now only a few miles inland; Lancaster is described as a "thriving seaside community" in a news report.

-->Whose fault? Whose fault? [[JustForPun The San Andreas's fault!]] -->'Cause Mister Richter can't predict 'er kicking our [[LastSecondWordSwap as-phalt!]]
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-->Whose fault? Whose fault? [[JustForPun The San Andreas's fault!]] -->'Cause fault!]]\\ 'Cause Mister Richter can't predict 'er kicking our [[LastSecondWordSwap as-phalt!]]
28th Dec '15 3:12:49 AM Hylarn
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'''Examples'''
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15th Dec '15 9:00:49 PM FF32
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* The Website/SCPFoundation plays with it in [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-1238 SCP-1238]], a species of rock-eating fish that have created such a vast network of tunnels that much of northern California and the Pacific Northwest are just sinkholes waiting to happen. A big enough earthquake could cause a chain reaction where all of the tunnels collapse, resulting in the undermined area collapsing below sea level and inland areas being flooded, while leaving everything south of San Francisco alone.
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* The Website/SCPFoundation Wiki/SCPFoundation plays with it in [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-1238 SCP-1238]], a species of rock-eating fish that have created such a vast network of tunnels that much of northern California and the Pacific Northwest are just sinkholes waiting to happen. A big enough earthquake could cause a chain reaction where all of the tunnels collapse, resulting in the undermined area collapsing below sea level and inland areas being flooded, while leaving everything south of San Francisco alone.
22nd Oct '15 10:17:13 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:295:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/calfornia_is_gone_737.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:295:[[Music/{{Tool}} Learn to swim; see you down in Arizona Bay...]]]]
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20th Oct '15 2:44:59 AM DarkSoldier
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* ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' shows the West Coast Avengers watching on in horror after Thanos' angry outburst of energy hits the Earth, and sends California collapsing into the Pacific Ocean. Japan suffers a similar fate.
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* ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' shows the West Coast Avengers watching on in horror after Thanos' Thanos's angry outburst of energy hits the Earth, Earth and sends California collapsing into the Pacific Ocean. Japan suffers a similar fate.

* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie about "The Big One". [[spoiler:Ultimately, it avoids the idea that California would completely sink in such a catastrophe, although the fissure created fills with water, and a good half of the state is flooded by the tsunami and the Hoover Dam shattering.]]
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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie about "The Big One". [[spoiler:Ultimately, it avoids the idea that California would completely sink in such a catastrophe, although the fissure created fills with water, and a good half of the state is flooded by the tsunami and the shattering Hoover Dam shattering.Dam.]]

* ''Under the City of Angels'' by Jerry Earl Brown. In the BackStory a series of earthquakes leave the city of Los Angeles, California underwater.
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* ''Under the City of Angels'' by Jerry Earl Brown. In the BackStory BackStory, a series of earthquakes leave the city of leaves Los Angeles, California Angeles underwater.

* ''Music/TheDecemberists''' 'Calamity Song' mentions "California succumbed to the fault line."
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* ''Music/TheDecemberists''' 'Calamity Song' "Calamity Song" mentions "California succumbed to the fault line."

* This is a centerpiece of Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Earthshaker}}'', where the machine shakes, causing California to split from Nevada and form a fissure for the pinball to roll through.
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* This is a centerpiece of Creator/WilliamsElectronics' Creator/WilliamsElectronics's ''Pinball/{{Earthshaker}}'', where the machine shakes, causing California to split from Nevada and form a fissure for the pinball to roll through.

* This is a centerpiece of Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Earthshaker}}'', where In the machine shakes, causing California to split from Nevada and form a fissure for ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' setting, southwestern Los Angeles falls into the pinball to roll through.ocean during a pair of earthquakes.

* In ''VideoGame/FutureCopLAPD'' Los Angeles is devastated and run by crime after a civil war, a huge storm and a massive earth quake, which has separated a part of the area into an island (used as a weapons test range. Said island also contains [[spoiler:a joke level only accesible after all versus maps against the AI Sky Captain were won up to difficulty 10 each. It replaces all machines and towers with stuff like flowers and butterflies and has goofy music to boot.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/FutureCopLAPD'' Los Angeles is devastated and run by crime after a civil war, a huge storm and a massive earth quake, earthquake, which has separated a part of the area into an island (used as a weapons test range. Said island also contains [[spoiler:a joke level only accesible accessible after all versus maps against the AI Sky Captain were won up to difficulty 10 each. It replaces all machines and towers with stuff like flowers and butterflies and has goofy music to boot.]]

* The SCPFoundation plays with it in [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-1238 SCP-1238]], a species of rock eating fish which have created such a vast network of tunnels that much of northern California and the Pacific Northwest is just sinkholes waiting to happen. A big enough earthquake could cause a chain reaction where all of the tunnels collapse, resulting in the undermined area collapsing to below sea level and inland areas being flooded, while leaving everything south of San Francisco alone.
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* The SCPFoundation Website/SCPFoundation plays with it in [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-1238 SCP-1238]], a species of rock eating rock-eating fish which that have created such a vast network of tunnels that much of northern California and the Pacific Northwest is are just sinkholes waiting to happen. A big enough earthquake could cause a chain reaction where all of the tunnels collapse, resulting in the undermined area collapsing to below sea level and inland areas being flooded, while leaving everything south of San Francisco alone.

-->Whose fault? Whose fault? [[JustForPun The San Andreas' fault!]]
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-->Whose fault? Whose fault? [[JustForPun The San Andreas' Andreas's fault!]]
10th Aug '15 5:01:44 AM Morgenthaler
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Added namespaces.
* The MadeForTV MiniSeries ''TenPointFive'' ends with a superquake (with the titular Richter scale rating) that destroys the entire western seaboard of the United States, leaving a giant island where most of California used to be. The follow-up, ''10.5: Apocalypse'', takes it UpToEleven by use of superfaults that split ''the whole of North America in half''. ** After ''TenPointFive'' aired, the Internet briefly filled with jokes about it being a prequel to ''Escape From LA'', above. * In an episode of ''{{Sliders}}'', they slide into a world where California has broken up into islands. * An episode of ''SeaquestDSV'' where the crew traveled to the future featured this.
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* The MadeForTV MiniSeries ''TenPointFive'' ''Series/TenPointFive'' ends with a superquake (with the titular Richter scale rating) that destroys the entire western seaboard of the United States, leaving a giant island where most of California used to be. The follow-up, ''10.5: Apocalypse'', takes it UpToEleven by use of superfaults that split ''the whole of North America in half''. ** half''. After ''TenPointFive'' it aired, the Internet briefly filled with jokes about it being a prequel to ''Escape From LA'', above. ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' * In an episode of ''{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', they slide into a world where California has broken up into islands. * An episode of ''SeaquestDSV'' ''Series/SeaquestDSV'' where the crew traveled to the future featured this.
27th Jun '15 10:21:57 PM TotemicHero
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-> "But, assuming [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction we don't blow ourselves up]], us Californians just have to worry about California breaking off from the United States...to go hang with Hawaii. Alaska can come too."
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-> "But, assuming [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction we don't blow ourselves up]], up, us Californians just have to worry about California breaking off from the United States...to go hang with Hawaii. Alaska can come too."
5th Jun '15 12:02:37 PM Tightwire
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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie about "The Big One". [[spoiler:Ultimately, it avoids the idea that California would completely sink in such a catastrophe, although everything to the left of the fault becomes an island and a good portion of the state is flooded.]]
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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie about "The Big One". [[spoiler:Ultimately, it avoids the idea that California would completely sink in such a catastrophe, although everything to the left of the fault becomes an island fissure created fills with water, and a good portion half of the state is flooded.flooded by the tsunami and the Hoover Dam shattering.]]
4th Jun '15 12:03:41 AM KingClark
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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie. [[SelfExplanatory That's pretty much all that needs to be said about it.]]
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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is an earthquake disaster movie. [[SelfExplanatory That's pretty much all that needs to be said movie about it."The Big One". [[spoiler:Ultimately, it avoids the idea that California would completely sink in such a catastrophe, although everything to the left of the fault becomes an island and a good portion of the state is flooded.]]

* In ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', an elongated island of temperate woodlands is visible off the Pacific coast of North America. Justified because it's 50 million years in the future, and was most likely a result of ''thousands'' of incremental earthquakes and landslides gradually splitting it away from the mainland.
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* In ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', an elongated island of temperate woodlands is visible off the Pacific coast of North America. Justified because it's 50 million years in the future, and was most likely a result of ''thousands'' of incremental earthquakes and landslides gradually splitting it away from the mainland.
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