My bride of 30 plus years spent a couple of years in the mid 70’s working at Cal Tech in the SEISMOLOGY department. Dr. Richter (of the Richter Scale) was then an emeritus prof. but still came by frequently so she did get to meet him. Anyhow her work there certainly made us even more interested in the whole earthquake thing and we’ve followed it pretty closely though we no longer live in earthquake territory. We’ve traded in the instant terror of being in an earthquake to the 7-day-dread of a Cat. 5 hurricane. Ya know, I think I prefer the unexpected earthquakes. They come, they go away real quick. You’re only afraid of dying for about 30 seconds; then it’s over. Of course you have to live with the forever appearing articles and shows predicting the next big one. And it will happen. HERE’s the latest excerpted by Glen Reynolds of Instapundit.com.
WORRIES FOR CANADA:
A silent tectonic event, so powerful it has shifted southern Vancouver Island out to sea, but so subtle nobody has felt a thing, is slowly unfolding on the West Coast.
Scientists who are tracking the event with sensitive seismographs and earth orbiting satellites warn it could be a trigger for a massive earthquake -- some time, maybe soon.
Let's hope not.
Let’s hope not indeed. But you never know. BTW, there are NO really old buildings in L.A. County. About the oldest you’re gonna see are early 50’s buildings. Even parts of my high school built in the early 60’s have been condemned. That happens.
I predict the next major earthquake will be the fault of
George W. Bush of course. And this time, if FEMA isn’t passing out water and sandwiches within a half hour, George’s opponents will be on T.V. taking their potshots.