February 7th, 2013–
In today’s day in age everyone is anticipating the next BiG event. Some are preparing, some are speculating, and some are just fantasizing it to become some unrealistic outcome. No mater what the future holds, if you are living along the West Coast there are a number of possibilities that are realistic, possible, and inevitable. The one that could strike in a heart beat and devastate cities and towns without warning is earthquakes. Here are some helpful guides, tips, and links to guide one through the process to becoming a bit safer along this active coast we call home:
Here are the two versions of the USGS “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country”:
These were last update in 2005(Northern California) and 2011(Southern California). The information in these are paramount to surviving and coping with the event of an earthquake no matter where you are.
This is a data map showing the San Francisco bay area and all the sister faults that are link throughout. Notice that not only is the San Andreas fault expected to rupture and cause a major 6.8 or greater earthquake, but a more likely possibility would be the Rodgers Creek fault or the Hayward Fault, sending the forces into the hearts of towns like Santa Rosa, Petaluma , Hayward, and San Francisco. After any one of these events, the entire Bay Area will be rebuilding for years and many will become homeless, jobless, and/or loss a loved one.
The best way to become prepared is to want to live a safer and more reasonable life along the West Coast. Start by picking up or downloading the manual mentioned in this post from the USGS, and fallow all the recommendation mentioned within it. Stay safe all.