‘The Really Big One’? Get ready now, quake experts advise ! WOW REALLY ?
They mention the earthquake warning system in the Pacific Northwest…
Guess who has been all over the media on this story?
PROFESSOR JOHN VIDALE!
Oh the irony of it all.
Did he accuse the New Yorker of “fear porn”???????
Nope. I call him a hypocrite at this point. Or maybe he was too scared to speak up against the public sentiment of panic over earthquakes.
Funny he didn’t take them to task for this blatant fear porn.. but instead took online to give ME a hard time for forecasting earthquakes…
He accused ME of fearmongering. LOLOL!
Now, here we are.. look at him go!
This week’s New Yorker magazine article, “The Really Big One”, didn’t sugarcoat it: Seattle and several other Northwest cities are destined to be pummeled by a massive earthquake, on a date to be determined. (If you’re a loyal Seattle Times reader, you probably knew that already, based on our previous coverage.)
The destruction is inevitable — though maybe not as bad as the article’s prediction that everything west of Interstate 5 will be “toast.” And adequate preparation is required.
That was the message from a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” forum hosted by The Times Tuesday. Fielding questions were John Vidale of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Center, Debbie Goetz of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management and The Times’ science reporter Sandi Doughton, who’s also authored a book, “Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.” More than 600 people chimed in with questions and comments.
The abridged version: Make sure homes are stocked with supplies for seven to 10 days. After a quake, it’s safer to stay where you are — hitting the streets will only lead to more congestion on the roads, which may be impassable anyway. Create a communications plan with loved ones, just in case. Get under a table or desk if you feel the earth move.
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