[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness
stacey at xtra.co.nz
Tue Apr 19 22:09:43 BST 2016
From: Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 2:37 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness
On 4/19/2016 6:41 AM, BlueRose wrote:
> I lived through over 11000 (yes eleven thousand) aftershocks over the
> next couple of years.
Actually, many areas of the US [and rest of the world] are having
earthquakes, it is just that they are so mild people think they are a
large truck driving past, or someone walking heavily and the dishes
rattling ... most earthquakes are just that, a bit of earthen
borborigmus. Not to diminish the issues of a heavier quake, but they do
happen more frequently and in many more places that grab the news. [my
grandfather had a seisemometer in his workshop.]
S - oh yes its still happening here too. Back before my house had its roof fixed and the exterior strengthened and replaced, my house used to creak when it received the Pwave in advance of the ground shaking so I used to get a lot more warning.
The glasses in my drinks cabinet rattled at the little ones so if I didnt feel them, I heard them esp at night times.
Its the ones that wake you up at 3am with a crash like a truck plowing into your house, yeah those are NOT my favourites.
Stacey - riding out the adrenaline....
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