The day before March 11, 2011 (Japan 9.1), I could have walked up to any seismologist, and asked them if it was possible that a 9.1 quake could occur
where it did. They would have probably said something like "We might see a bigger quake in southern Japan, but even then I couldn't imagine it would
ever be THAT big. And especially not there. Anything over much more than a 7.5 on the northern east coast region would be unthinkable."
And see, scientists get to play the paid, maximum magnitude guessers all the way up to the end. That's such a comfortable spot, to have that
authority and be able to scoff at anyone who says otherwise. All the way up to when it happens. And after it does happen, they get to scurry away back
into the "See? We told you no one knew for sure" part of their diagnosis, unaccountable and unrepentant for their very own scoffing at people who
thought outside their paradigm.
So here you scientists, scoff at me some more, with your noses held high, smelling the stench of a supposed fearmonger who dares to think bigger.
AGAIN. And this time, I don't want any flap, see?
Just about EVERYTHING in this universe seems to occur in escalating scales. Start with the smallest molecule, and work your way up from there. The
bigger the event, the rarer they occur, but the problem is...they DO occur. And just cause we're here doesn't change that one bit.
On the geologic timeline, for all we know, the fact that we've had many 9+ quakes in the last couple hundred years could be indicators of bigger
events yet still to come- and that happen even more rarely. So rare that when they do, it takes a very long time for the earth to recover from them.
And so rare that humans may not live through them at all. The Siberian Traps, for example, erupted for 1 million years. One MILLION years.
Buried way down below the deepest ocean bottoms, and hundreds or thousands of feet of sediment, there could be the remains of entire civilizations
lost to such events. Heck, they could have even invented space travel, and some of us may have gotten off this planet to somewhere else for that very
reason- never to return again. Or maybe they HAVE returned again in UFOs, and don't want to mess with our evolution. So they don't contact us
outright in the open. The scenarios presented in Warehouse 13 may not be too far from the truth in some cases. The Regents- they look like humans,
because, umm, maybe they ARE humans!
But the bottom line is: this place is dangerous. And if you dare tempt fate by living in known very dangerous places, such as Cascadia or Sumatra or
Japan, then I can help you no further. Your choice, and not mine. 100 miles inland from the west coast and I would still be nervous living there.
Cause when it comes, there is no telling HOW big it's going to be. After Japan, frankly my dear, "I just don't give a damn." The Earth's power is
subject to no man's definition, except in man's own brain. The Earth, she does not care what we think.
But at least some of us are willing to concede this.