History Main / EarthquakesCauseFissures

18th Aug '16 5:57:43 PM Tre
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18th Aug '16 5:55:08 PM Tre
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* The Creator/SciFiChannel movie ''MegaFault''. The premise is that a giant earthquake opens a crack from the east coast to the ''Grand Canyon''. ''[[ArtisticLicenseGeology Argh]]''!

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* The Creator/SciFiChannel movie ''MegaFault''.Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie movie]] ''[=MegaFault=]''. The premise is that a giant earthquake opens a crack from the east coast to the ''Grand Canyon''. ''[[ArtisticLicenseGeology Argh]]''!
10th Aug '16 8:10:39 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist in ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' gets a very powerful friend by saving him from such a fall during an earthquake.

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* The protagonist in ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' gets a very powerful friend by saving him from such a fall during an earthquake.
5th Aug '16 5:56:29 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:You can't [[{{Pun}} fault]] Mother Nature for decreasing property values.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:You can't [[{{Pun}} [[JustForPun fault]] Mother Nature for decreasing property values.]]








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8th Jul '16 6:22:31 AM gewunomox
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* In FrankZappa's "Billy The Mountain", an earthquake causes an "[[EddieFisher Oh, my]] [[{{Pun}} Papa...]]", exposing "pools of poison gas, and obsolete germ bombs", although, in this case, the earthquake isn't caused by a fault-line, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext but a mountain that got up and walked away]].

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* In FrankZappa's Music/FrankZappa's "Billy The Mountain", an earthquake causes an "[[EddieFisher Oh, my]] [[{{Pun}} Papa...]]", exposing "pools of poison gas, and obsolete germ bombs", although, in this case, the earthquake isn't caused by a fault-line, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext but a mountain that got up and walked away]].
2nd Jul '16 11:07:30 PM ecojosh1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Applejack plants a flagpole on a fault line, causing an earthquake. The earthquake is so minor it doesn't affect the nearby house or crystal cave, but it creates a fissure that makes Holder's Boulder fall off a cliff.
11th Jun '16 12:49:54 AM Androgeos
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Sometimes, unlucky victims will [[IFellForHours fall for hours]] down the cracks until the reach anything.

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Sometimes, unlucky victims will [[IFellForHours fall for hours]] down the cracks until the they reach anything.
19th May '16 6:19:16 PM erforce
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* While it's a small one compared to many other examples, in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' the eponymous crew fall into a fissure when an earthquake strikes just before they go in for the final showdown. A moment of drama and then they crawl out and wave.

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* While it's a small one compared to many other examples, in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' the eponymous crew fall into a fissure when an earthquake strikes just before they go in for the final showdown. A moment of drama and then they crawl out and wave.
17th Apr '16 10:27:47 AM GojiBiscuits
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Sometimes, unlucky victims will [[IFellForHours fall for hours]] down the cracks until the reach anything.
8th Jan '16 6:12:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the earthquake episode of SpikeTV's ''Surviving Disaster'', a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault line (y'know, the one in ''mid-eastern U.S.'', the one that hasn't had a major earthquake since ''1812''?) creates an equally massive sinkhole in a park. Semi-justified in that stress along faults BUILDS the longer an area goes without a tremor to "relieve" the stress. Even in areas not a plate boundary, and IDontMeanDinnerPlates.

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* In the earthquake episode of SpikeTV's Creator/SpikeTV's ''Surviving Disaster'', a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault line (y'know, the one in ''mid-eastern U.S.'', the one that hasn't had a major earthquake since ''1812''?) creates an equally massive sinkhole in a park. Semi-justified in that stress along faults BUILDS the longer an area goes without a tremor to "relieve" the stress. Even in areas not a plate boundary, and IDontMeanDinnerPlates.
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