Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

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sophie11rose wrote:

Doesn’t it seem like there have been a lot of earth quakes recently? What is going on.

Apr 18, 2014 10:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Scary. It’s only a matter of time before the United States is hit with a big earthquake(s), especially on the West Coast but also along the Mississippi. Worse yet, compared to other earthquake prone regions on the planet, the USA probably has very poor emergency response programs as illustrated by its totally abysmal reaction to Hurricane Katrina which. comparatively, is nothing to what will happen when mother nature’s big geologic upsets hit America, whether big earthquakes or volancoes — Mt. St. Helens having been just a geologic blip compared to when Baker and/or Rainer let finally pop. As well, it will be interesting to watch what happens when the next round of really devastating hurricanes hammer the United States East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. All these things will eventually happen, perhaps soon.

Apr 18, 2014 11:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

Having stayed on the California coast, in Long Beach and Santa Barbara and SF, I am struck by how many are vulnerable to an offshore quake/tsunami. Perhaps 10 to 30 minutes warning, for millions to flee.
The onshore fault lines are mapped and monitored, and some precautions taken, and I don’t know what the geology is like 10 miles offshore.

Apr 18, 2014 12:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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