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It is extremely smart to do such! Survival preparation is a must for ANY kind of emergency. Planes prepare, military prepares, company HQs prepare, millionaires prepare, why shouldnt citizens prepare too? (Last to know and told to "laugh it off" like on the Titanic.. ) Create a list and get the items! Watch educational shows of real people surviving in the wilderness to learn from, and go do the techniques and use the tools. All it takes is a 10.0+ EQ to hit anywhere to cause massive destruction nationwide. Northeast major cities and nuclear plants had to evacuate due to a 6.6 EQ that hit as far away as virginia. Be prepare! Especially for all the things you can not even think of!
originally posted by: jhn7537
So, my family thinks I'm a little crazy, because I told them that I was preparing for the idea that a big EQ could hit the Seattle area in the near future.... They laughed it off, but then I told them I began putting a urban survival bag together, in hopes that if the big EQ hits the area (restricting aid coming into the area), I want to be able to be able to "bug out" into the wilderness if need be for a handful of days... They now think I'm crazy, I told them I'm just prepared, and hope I never need to use this stuff which they consider "a waste of money"... I'm curious, do others who live on the West coast (or in any EQ hot zone), do you have simple prep around or do you go to any extreme?
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
a reply to: DAVID64
No, the 5.2 occurred on the Anza section of the San Jacinto fault zone, a southern offshoot of the San Andreas. The problem is, the aftershocks are creeping north towards the San Andreas and might set it off ( I hope not).
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
I am about to introduce a new term known to few if any on ATS, but known to the volcanology scientific community. It is called a "distal earthquake swarm". This is a condition that occurs prior to many a volcanic eruption, and was discovered fairly recently by a couple of scientific researchers. It has been used already successfully in predicting a couple of volcanic eruptions.
I will leave it up to you, those that really want to know, to search this out for themselves and learn.
But the point here is this: the Salton Sea area has a volcanic history. It might be possible that this massive swarm is a new "distal" magmatic intrusion. They typically occur around 15 to 20 km from the actual volcano. I admit, it is a highly unlikely theory, but it is possible. Please, research this thoroughly before commenting on this post- and perhaps you will see why I am suggesting this. The quakes are at about the right depth and about the right distance. Still, rather unlikely.
And no, I will not discuss my "rig". Suffice it to say that it is the total summation of my computer system and my access to seismic networks that comprises it, and that is all I will say.
Update: No further big quakes yet, but small ones are still occurring- and again I say- pretty darn out of character for a measily 5.2.
And that's why I think something weird is up with this.
ETA: note that the USGS has now altered the depth of the main shock from -1.4 to 12.3km depth. Therefore, looks like the main shock was below sea level too.