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When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed.But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home.Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go.In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for risk reduction. And it’s possible that more than 250,000 people in Southern California could be forced out of their homes after a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, Hudnut said.
One guy I know is going to buy a nice mobile home and will simply be able to drive away from the disaster.
btw - does anyone know how to identify geographic regions where an earthquake would have higher or lower effects? Like, I imagine a hill behaves different than the nearby valley. And, some hills differently than others due to being rock or dirt or whatever...
does anyone know how to identify geographic regions where an earthquake would have higher or lower effects?
I think San Diego is relatively safe. I mean vs. LA or the SF area. The San Andreas runs out near the Salton Sea. But I really don't know - any locals on here who can school me?
I’ve thought about this and planned like so. 1)emergency water 2)emergency food for one month, with extra propane for cooking.3)guns and ammo to defend the home front. 4)relationships with neighbors for a watch/alliance. 5)solar cells for electricity and charging devices.6)last ditch Armageddon plans include biking to the marina and stealing a sailboat.