Wow, what a wonderful place ATS is!!!
Where else can you learn geology, sociology, meteorology & vocabulary all on one site???
***Mr. PM***, 'concatenation' is my new favorite word! I had never heard it before! I even like saying it!
That would be a good scrabble word. Except if I had that many letters, I am probably already in trouble, not to mention the odds of fitting it in
anywhere! My all time favorite, since I was a kid & ran across it in the dictionary, is 'syzygy'!
On the subject of relocation. My grandkids are the 6th generation to have lived here, on what used to be my great grandparents farm. It would be
pretty hard to leave all the family history & memories! Not to mention, how do you leave behind everything that you've worked for your entire life &
start over from scratch? Even if you had the means.
I think it would be the hardest for people on the down side of the hill of life!
But then again, younger people, who might not have as many qualms about moving & want to keep their children safe, probably have mortgages. How do you
relocate, find another job, pay rent or a mortgage, plus the mortgage from the place you left? Because, you know, even if you have some kind of
disaster insurance, what are the odds of seeing enough from it to repair everything? If you are lucky enough to see any of it, how long will it take
to get it?
The average Joe couldn't swing it! Of course, if your place is destroyed, that's a whole different story!
Then you had better hope for very generous relatives that are living somewhere else!
People nowadays are so tied to their 'stuff'! You can't just put everything in a wagon & head for greener pastures.
Plus all the greener pastures are already owned by someone else!
I think people fear the unknown, resist change, & will tough out a disaster, feeling safer with a tough 'known' & hoping for the best. They think it
couldn't happen again in their lifetime! Especially if there is no known history in the area. Normalcy bias?
Of course, that begs a new question, how many tough situations does it take to wear people down? Probably the more optimistic & tougher you are, the
longer you stay?
***Eric***Glad to see you were able to check in! I've been checking the YS seismos. Last night only a third of them were up, but they were empty. It
was that way for at least the half hour while I was checking. Then they all were back but only a few had a trace on them. I remembered the time
difference & figured they were changing over. It was 2 AM here, so midnight I think there. That would be just the time something would happen too!
But today the link won't come up at all! They shut everything down & left for the holidays???
Those eqs in Ohio are pretty close to me. Too close! I have friends near there too. I'll have to ask if they felt anything.
****** "MERRY CHRISTMAS" ****** to everyone west of the Date Line! And to everyone else tomorrow!!!!!*************
The YS seismos are back up! Weird!
Now USGS is showing a 2.0 quake in VA less than an hour after the 2.4 in OH. They are on two sides of me now!
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