The quake

The quake


DVD - 2019 | Norwegian
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In 1904 an earthquake shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that people can expect major future earthquakes in this area.
Publisher: Toronto :, Mongrel Media,, [2019]
Edition: Widesccreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Quake
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: Séisme
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board rating - Not rated


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May 28, 2019

Fact check:

Movie quote: Let's say it's not the same strength as in 1904, let's say a 6... Or 8. It is not twice as strong. It's a million times stronger.

The math:
1. The official estimate of the 1904 Oslo quake is 5.4 on the Richter scale.
2. 8.0 on the Richter scale is +2.6 or 398.107 times bigger and 7943.282 times stronger (energy release), NOT a million times stronger!
3 On the Richter scale, the magnitude of an earthquake is related to the released energy E in joules (J) by the equation --- log10 E = 4.4 + 1.5M
4. At Richter scale of 8.0, it is about 1,000,000 times stronger than 4.0:
E at 4.0 = 25,118,864,315 joules
E at 8.0 = 25,118,864,315,095,801 joules

May 28, 2019

Earthquake activity in Norway is the highest in Europe, north of the Alps. Daily quakes are constantly recorded in Oslograben and in the entire country. Scientists agree that we may expect bigger earthquakes in the future. Nobody knows when they'll happen.
When the forces of nature hit us unexpectedly they leave us blind. Unfortunately, it is true that no one can say -- exactly when or where an earthquake will occur. Especially such a little shake as the one that triggered the event in Geiranger. On the basis of that knowledge, should it be allowed for people to live there?
-That's a very difficult question. But it's useless to live in constant fear. Because we can not control nature. We live in the middle of it anyway.
What I'm going to tell now, will sound completely insane. I do not want you to be afraid.

May 28, 2019

In Norway there are 32 subsea tunnels with even steeper increase than the Oslo Fjord tunnel. Many have criticized that the slope in the tunnel is too steep.
(Per wiki -- The Oslofjord Tunnel is a subsea road tunnel which traverses the Oslofjord, connecting Hurum and Frogn in Norway. Carrying three lanes, the 7,306-meter long tunnel reaches a depth of 134 meters below mean sea level. The tunnel has a maximum gradient of seven percent.)

Have you never had a feeling that something's going to happen, but you do not know what?
The whole of Bjrvika is built on marine clay. It's like jelly in a child's birthday. A little puff in one corner, and everything else is shaking.


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May 28, 2019

Sequel to "The Wave 2017," it is another overly melodramatic disaster film on "the big one" to hit Oslo since 1904 (estimated at 5.4 on the Richter scale.) Story follows the psychological traumatized geologist and members of his estranged family before and during the quake. Like "The Wave," only a few minutes of CGI and special effects (see the 3 minutes clip "VFX breakdown") in Special features. San Andreas (2015) with Dwayne Johnson and many other quake films are more entertaining.

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