History Main / EarthquakesCauseFissures

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.
1st Jan '16 5:38:35 PM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:350:You can't fault Mother Nature for decreasing property values.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:You can't fault [[{{Pun}} fault]] Mother Nature for decreasing property values.]]
6th Nov '15 7:23:03 AM Willbyr
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1st Nov '15 3:11:18 PM eroock
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1st Nov '15 10:05:50 AM DeisTheAlcano
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27th Oct '15 3:08:05 PM Morgenthaler
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** These are all strangely JustifiedTrope examples by the fact that technically these are fissure events which lead to earthquakes not the other way around. Krypton is exploding and California is breaking off from the continent to drop into the sea. These are so positively unscientific in 101 other ways that makes asking for further justification pointless.



** Another [[JustifiedTrope justified]] one. Missouri is riddled with caves and limestone. In addition there is so much coal mining under cities and towns that mine subsidence is a valid insurance policy. Since sinkholes while rare are unsurprising without an earthquake, with one is completely plausible. Also the 1812 earthquake re-routed the Mississippi river.
27th Oct '15 3:07:14 PM Morgenthaler
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** Doesn't the Bible simply have Moses ordering the Levites to slaughter the lot?
** Yes, but the scene's conflated with the ground swallowing up a few hundred people in a later rebellion.
*** He had the gold calf melted down and the powder put in the drinking water (the "you shall drink bitter waters" line probably refers to it.)
3rd Aug '15 5:19:04 AM hullflyer
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* Rumble from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' was always doing this with his earthquake-causing abilities, and even seemed to be able to control their direction to more effectively use them as a weapon. He got a bit of payback from Sludge in the debut episode of the Dinobots.
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