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Originally posted by anubis9311
Although I do not wish this to happen at all, If the big one does strike, we wouldn't know about it till at least 10 mins after. First of all, it would be a really big one and we would feel it as if we were having an earthquake (ok we being the people living in the states that boarder Cali.) As for the rest of the world we wouldnt know till A. someone posted it online, or B. some breaking news happened on TV. (or in the rare occasion we are speaking to the person in Cali just as it hits. but even then we may just chalk it up to the line cutting.) The Cali poeple would be too busy saving thier own lives to worry about posting online saying OMG we are having the big one! So granted it looks bad having this 4.something quakes and all, we dont know if it has already struck or at least we wont know till someone (sadly most likely the government run news outlets) tells us. I am happy I live in Canada, We will know of it 20 minutes after it happens. maybe even the next day. depending on the size of the town we live in. I pray that it doesnt happen in my lifetime, but If it does I dont know what I can do to help. I hate feeling powerless to help and that will be exactly the possition I will be in. So here's to wishing for the Big one to stay small and meaningless.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Guys although still very unprepared CA has been planning for the big one for a very long time. I don't think the big one would be as bad as everyone is making it out to be. I just wonder who all these so called earthquake proof buildings would handle a big one. I think many houses would be fine. But it's older towns and areas of cities that would be hit most hard.