posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 08:53 AM
Quick! Everyone near the Circum Pacific line and the Trans Euro Asian line FLEE! So.. if you are in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisico,
Oakland, San Jose, Los Angelas, San Diego.. pack your bags! Also, this goes for Mexico City, Guatemala City, Kingston, Caracas, Quito, LIma, Santiago
De Chili, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo, Lisbon, Algiers, Burarest, Istanbul.... etc. etc.
While you are at it, if you live in the storm belt where tornadoes are common, on any coast where hurricanes frequent, in any country torn by the
chance of war, I'd have to HIGHLY suggest moving IMMEDIATELY!
Or in other words: there are dangerous places all over the world, for one reason or an other. And people know they are dangerous. Yet they continue
to live there. Why? Because it's their HOME. They have friends, family, and possibly a bit of nationalism for whatever state or country they live
in, and they are willing to risk dangers that location has to live their live where and how they want to live it. Or.. they simply can't afford to
pack up and move.
To be fair, many major cities are actually well protected against Earthquakes. In Chile, 486 people died (562 by international estimates) as a result
of the 8.8 earthquake that pounded the city. From the pictures, where buildings are cracked literally in half, and bridges and parking garages
collapsed, this is an amazingly low #. Because they are well prepared for an earthquake. Compare to Haiti, where building codes are NOT the same.
In the U.S., the cities most apt to get hit with a big earthquake have building codes that prevent major damage. Japan was devastated by the tsunami,
not the earthquake. San Francisco is much more at danger from fire than from an earthquake. So while your advice might come out of concern for
people living in these cities, you have to realize.. it's not as bad as you think it is, and people are well aware of earthquakes there. When I
lived in San Francisco, I felt earthquakes all the time. I was fully aware of the dangers, and was well prepared to my my OWN decision based on the
danger and the quality of life there.