posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 10:53 PM
There have been quite a number of television programs, between the History Channel, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, Science Channel, etc., that have
basically been saying this exact thing. Well actually they are just interviewing scientists who specialize in this particular field, thus reporting
the info to everyone who watches. So this report is on par with what has been said in the past. Speaking from a historical perspective, it is bound to
happen at some point.
Geologists, seismologist, etc., are able to roughly pinpoint the times of previous natural disasters, and they are able to show the cyclical nature of
many various types of these phenomena. This is how we know that a few different major natural disasters could possibly strike within our lifetimes.
The good news however is that the extremely devastating disasters will give some warning beforehand, say like the Yellowstone super volcano. That will
One good thing about the PNW coastline is that most major cities are not located directly on the coast. They are far enough inland that a tsunami
would likely not reach them, and if it did, the damage may be minimal. I suppose it just depends on where the earthquake strikes. But we are talking
about a megaquake here, so there will be loss of life, but it will not be a crippling blow fortunately to the order of our country.
The really bad spots for things like this to occur are those places where the population density is astronomical, often in third world countries. Look
at what happened even recently with tsunamis and earthquakes. Looking back over the past 200 years or so, there have been some extremely devastating
events that have occurred at various places around the world, killing tens of thousands of people. It is sad, but unfortunately inevitable. All we can
really do is increase our chances of detecting when these disasters might strike, and evacuating these areas to minimize the loss of life. The
property damage cannot really be minimized to any great extent.