Christine TaylorChristine Taylor with husband Ben Stiller
Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.
Nickelodeon's Hey Dude
After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs.
The Brady Bunch, Party Girl, The Wedding Singer
Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year.
In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying.
Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer.
My Name is Earl
On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole.
In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller.
Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded.
On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005.
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"Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995.
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And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995. A recently proposed theory suggests that some earthquakes may occur in a sort of earthquake storm, where one earthquake will trigger a series of earthquakes each triggered by the previous shifts on the fault lines, similar to aftershocks, but occurring years later. "Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. These oscillations of the earth are either due to the deformation of the Earth by tide caused by the Moon or the Sun, or other phenomena. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005. Another type of movement of the Earth is observed by terrestrial spectroscopy. On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. Earthquakes such as these, that are caused by human activity, are referred to by the term induced seismicity.
Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded. Thus scientists have been able to monitor, using the tools of seismology, nuclear weapons tests performed by governments that were not disclosing information about these tests along normal channels. Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Finally, ground shaking can also result from the detonation of explosives. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller. Earthquakes have also been known to be caused by the removal of natural gas from subsurface deposits, for instance in the northern Netherlands. In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. Such earthquakes occur because the strength of the Earth's crust can be modified by fluid pressure.
Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole. at certain geothermal power plants and at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal). The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. A rare few earthquakes have been associated with the build-up of large masses of water behind dams, such as the Kariba Dam in Zambia, Africa, and with the injection or extraction of fluids into the Earth's crust (e.g. On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. Some earthquakes are also caused by the movement of magma in volcanoes, and such quakes can be an early warning of volcanic eruptions. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer. Deep focus earthquakes, at depths of 100's km, are possibly generated as subducted lithospheric material catastrophically undergoes a phase transition since at the pressures and temperatures present at such depth elastic strain cannot be supported.
Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. Eventually when enough stress accumulates, the plates move, causing an earthquake. In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying. Where these plates meet stress accumulates. Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year. The Earth is made up of tectonic plates driven by the heat in the Earth's mantle and core. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs. Most earthquakes are powered by the release of the elastic strain that accumulate over time, typically, at the boundaries of the plates that make up the Earth's lithosphere via a process called Elastic-rebound theory.
After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. For example it has been calculated that the average recurrence for the United Kingdom can be described as follows:. . Larger earthquakes occur less frequently than smaller earthquakes, the relationship being exponential, ie roughly ten times as many earthquakes larger than 4 occur in a particular time period than earthquakes larger than magnitude 5. Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. As a result the moment magnitude (MW) scale was introduced by Hiroo Kanamori, which is comparable to the other magnitude scales but will not saturate at higher values. Hey Dude (1989) (TV series). The values of moments for different earthquakes ranges over several order of magnitude.
Calendar Girl (1993). The seismic moment is calculated from seismograms but can also by obtained from geologic estimates of the size of the fault rupture and the displacement. Showdown (1993). Seismologists now favor a measure called the seismic moment, related to the concept of moment in physics, to measure the size of a seismic source. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) (V). They are still useful however as they can be rapidly calculated, there are catalogues of them dating back many years and are they are familiar to the public. Breaking Free (1995). However as each is also based on the measurement of one part of the seismogram they do not measure the overall power of the source and can suffer from saturation at higher magnitude values (larger events fail to produce higher magnitude values).These scales are also empirical and as such there is no physical meaning to the values.
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). Each of these is scaled to gives values similar to the values given by the Richter scale. Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV). Other more recent Magnitude measurements include: body wave magnitude (mb), surface wave magnitude (Ms) and duration magnitude (MD). The Craft (1996). It is obtained by measuring the maximum amplitude of a recording on a Wood-Anderson torsion seismometer (or one calibrated to it) at a distance of 600km from the earthquake. To the Ends of Time (1996) (TV). This is known as the “Richter scale”, “Richter Magnitude” or “Local Magnitude” (ML).
A Very Brady Sequel (1996). Richter devised a simple numerical scale (which he called the magnitude) to describe the relative sizes of earthquakes in Southern California. Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996). In the 1930s, a California seismologist named Charles F. Party Girl (1996) (TV series). The first attempt to qualitatively define one value to describe the size of earthquakes was the magnitude scale (the name being taking from similar formed scales used on the brightness of stars). Campfire Tales (1997). If you feel an earthquake in the US you can report the effects to the USGS.
Denial (1998). For some tasks related to engineering and local planning it is still useful for the very same reasons and thus still collected. The Wedding Singer (1998). The problem with these scales is the measurement is subjective, often based on the worst damage in an area and influenced by local effects like site conditions that make it a poor measure for the relative size of different events in different places. Overnight Delivery (1998). No structural damage. Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV). Damage is slight in poorly built buildings.
Desperate But Not Serious (1999). Trees and bushes shake. Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999). Plaster in walls might crack. Zoolander (2001). Furniture moves. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Pictures fall off walls.
The First Year's A Bitch (2004). Objects fall from shelves. Room 6 (2006). People have trouble walking. The Mirror (2006) (completed). Everyone feels movement. The value 6 (normally denoted "VI") in the MM scale for example is:.
These assign a numeric value (different for each scale) to a location based on the size of the shaking experienced there. In the United States the Mercalli (or Modified Mercalli, MM) scale is commonly used, while Japan (shindo) and the EU (European Macroseismic Scale) each have their own scales. The first method of quantifying earthquakes was intensity scales. Earthquakes that occur below sea level and have large vertical displacements can give rise to tsunamis, either as a direct result of the deformation of the sea bed due to the earthquake or as a result of submarine landslips or "slides" directly or indirectly triggered by it.
Just as a large loudspeaker can produce a greater volume of sound than a smaller one, large faults are capable of higher magnitude earthquakes than smaller faults are. The total size of the fault that slips, the rupture zone, can be as large as 1000 km, for the biggest earthquakes. The location on the surface directly above the hypocenter is known as the "epicenter". That point is called its "focus" or "hypocenter" and usually proves to be the point at which the fault slip was initiated.
Using such ground motion records from around the world it is possible to identify a point from which the earthquake's seismic waves appear to originate. The Rayleigh waves from the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake of 2004 caused ground motion of over 1 cm even at the seismometers that were located far from it, although this displacement was abnormally large. Ground motions caused by very distant earthquakes are called teleseisms. The power of an earthquake is distributed over a significant area, but in the case of large earthquakes, it can spread over the entire planet.
While almost all earthquakes have aftershocks, foreshocks are far less common occurring in only about 10% of events. Most large earthquakes are accompanied by other, smaller ones, that can occur either before or after the principal quake — these are known as foreshocks or aftershocks, respectively. S-waves (secondary or shear waves) and the two types of surfaces waves (Love waves and Rayleigh waves) are responsible for the shaking hazard. There are four types of seismic waves that are all generated simultaneously and can be felt on the ground.
In a particular earthquake, any of these agents of damage can dominate, and historically each has caused major damage and great loss of life, but for most of the earthquakes shaking is the dominant and most widespread cause of damage. liquefaction, landslide), and fire or a release of hazardous materials. Large earthquakes can cause serious destruction and massive loss of life through a variety of agents of damage, including fault rupture, vibratory ground motion (i.e., shaking), inundation (e.g., tsunami, seiche, dam failure), various kinds of permanent ground failure (e.g. Some deep earthquakes may be due to the transition of olivine to spinel, which is more stable in the deep mantle.
At subduction zones where plates descend into the mantle, earthquakes have been recorded to a depth of 600 km, although these deep earthquakes are caused by different mechanisms than the more common shallow events. Where the crust is thicker and colder they will occur at greater depths and the opposite in areas that are hot. Most earthquakes occur in narrow regions around plate boundaries down to depths of a few tens of kilometres where the crust is rigid enough to support the elastic strain. Large numbers of earthquakes occur on a daily basis on Earth, but the majority of them are detected only by seismometers and cause no damage .
. Seismic waves including some strong enough to be felt by humans can also be caused by explosions (chemical or nuclear), landslides, and collapse of old mine shafts, though these sources are not strictly earthquakes. Most earthquakes are tectonic, but they also occur in volcanic regions and as the result of a number of anthropogenic sources, such as reservoir induced seismicity, mining and the removal or injection of fluids into the crust. Earthquakes related to plate tectonics are called tectonic earthquakes.
Events located at plate boundaries are called interplate earthquakes; the less frequent events that occur in the interior of the lithospheric plates are called intraplate earthquakes (see, for example, New Madrid Seismic Zone). The highest stress (and possible weakest zones) are most often found at the boundaries of the tectonic plates and hence these locations are where the majority of earthquakes occur. Earthquakes occur where the stress resulting from the differential motion of these plates exceeds the strength of the crust. The Earth's lithosphere is a patch work of plates in slow but constant motion (see plate tectonics).
The word earthquake is also widely used to indicate the source region itself. Earthquakes typically result from the movement of faults, planar zones of deformation within the Earth's upper crust. Earthquakes result from the dynamic release of elastic strain energy that radiates seismic waves. An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earth's surface.
Lake Tanganyika earthquake (2005). Many more at risk from the Kashmiri winter. Killed over 79,000 people. Kashmir earthquake (2005).
Fukuoka earthquake (2005). Sumatran Earthquake (2005). Triggered a tsunami which caused nearly 300,000 deaths spanning several countries. Epicenter off the coast of the Indonesian island Sumatra.
One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded at 9.0. Indian Ocean Earthquake (2004). Chuetsu Earthquake (2004). Not large (6.0), but the most anticipated and intensely instrumented earthquake ever recorded and likely to offer insights into predicting future earthquakes elsewhere on similar slip-strike fault structures.
Parkfield, California earthquake (2004). Bam Earthquake (2003). Dudley Earthquake (2002). Gujarat Earthquake (2001).
Nisqually Earthquake (2001). Chi-Chi earthquake (1999). Düzce earthquake (1999). İzmit earthquake (1999) Killed over 17,000 in northwestern Turkey.
Killed over 6,400 people in and around Kobe, Japan. Great Hanshin earthquake (1995). Damage showed seismic resistance deficiencies in modern low-rise apartment construction. Northridge, California earthquake (1994).
Revealed necessity of accelerated seismic retrofit of road and bridge structures. Severely affecting Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Oakland in California. Loma Prieta earthquake (1989). Killed over 25,000.
Armenian earthquake (1988). Whittier Narrows earthquake (1987). 8.1 on the Richter Scale, killed over 6,500 people (though it is believed as many as 30,000 may have died, due to missing people never reappearing.). Great Mexican Earthquake (1985).
The official death toll was 255,000, but many experts believe that two or three times that number died. The most destructive earthquake of modern times. Tangshan earthquake (1976). Caused great and unexpected destruction of freeway bridges and flyways in the San Fernando Valley, leading to the first major seismic retrofits of these types of structures, but not at a sufficient pace to avoid the next California freeway collapse in 1989.
Sylmar earthquake (1971). Caused a landslide that buried the town of Yungay, Peru; killed over 40,000 people. Ancash earthquake (1970). Good Friday Earthquake (1964) Alaskan earthquake.
Biggest earthquake ever recorded, 9.5 on Moment magnitude scale. Great Chilean Earthquake (1960). Kamchatka earthquakes (1952 and 1737). On the Japanese island of Honshu, killing over 140,000 in Tokyo and environs.
Great Kanto earthquake (1923). San Francisco Earthquake (1906). Largest earthquake in the Southeast and killed 100. Charleston earthquake (1886).
Fort Tejon Earthquake (1857). New Madrid Earthquake (1811). Lisbon earthquake (1755). Kamchatka earthquakes (1737 and 1952).
Cascadia Earthquake (1700). Deadliest known earthquake in history, estimated to have killed 830,000 in China. Shaanxi Earthquake (1556). San Andreas Fault.
New Madrid Fault Zone. North Anatolian Fault Zone. Hayward Fault Zone. Calaveras Fault.
Alpine Fault. Earthquake prediction. Seismic retrofit. Household seismic safety.
Emergency preparedness. an earthquake of 5.6 or larger every 100 years. an earthquake of 4.7 or larger every 10 years. an earthquake of 3.7 or larger every 1 year.