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9th Aug '16 3:39:30 PM eroock
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-> "But, assuming 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, ->''"But, assuming 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.""''
5th Aug '16 4:07:29 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* This was the conclusion of [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's]] California vacation. California had a big earthquake as they were leaving, and it went out to sea (neatly along the state line) as California Island

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* This was the conclusion of [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's]] California vacation. California had a big earthquake as they were leaving, and it went out to sea (neatly along the state line) as California IslandIsland.
24th May '16 10:02:09 PM Doug86
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* In the Music/{{Tool}} song "Ænema", the singer is ''praying'' for this to happen to Los Angeles, since the only way to fix it is to "flush it all away". It's inspired by the Creator/BillHicks "Arizona Bay" routine, which is directly referenced in the chorus. The album artwork features "before" and "after" maps that show most of California gone.

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* In the Music/{{Tool}} song "Ænema", "[=Æ=]nema", the singer is ''praying'' for this to happen to Los Angeles, since the only way to fix it is to "flush it all away". It's inspired by the Creator/BillHicks "Arizona Bay" routine, which is directly referenced in the chorus. The album artwork features "before" and "after" maps that show most of California gone.
24th May '16 9:47:43 PM igordebraga
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* In ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', a portion of the California coast has become separated from the mainland by a quake that flooded San Fernando Valley.

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* In ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', a portion of the California coast has become separated from the mainland by a quake that flooded San Fernando Valley.Valley, and turned into a WretchedHive of a prison.


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* ''VideoGame/ArcadeAmerica'' has the earthquake triggered by a buttload of dynamite some monsters blew attempting to wake the HeavySleeper protagonist.
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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'''Examples'''
!!Examples
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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[[caption-width-right:295:[[Music/{{Tool}} Learn to swim; see you down in Arizona Bay...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:295:[[Music/{{Tool}} Learn
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[[caption-width-right:295:''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.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' setting, southwestern Los Angeles falls into the 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!]]
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