9/15/2005

Earthquake closer to home

When we see on the news that 800 people die in an eartquake in Japan we say to ourselves wow! and then we turn the page to see who one the Dodger game. The truth is that something like this could be ready to happen a lot closer to home. An Earthquake of a magnitude around 6.7 is estimated to hit southern Califonria within the next decade. If it does, it could cause 18,000 deaths and $250 billion in damages. I just hope that people do what is needed to cause the least amount of destruction. If and when it happens I hope we all don't just turn the page.

9 comments:

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Frank said...

Hopefully this last disaster from Katrina has demonstrated the need to prepare your own scenario analysis for a multitude of out comes. Ranging from monetary needs and there accessibility to basic human needs.

Alex said...

We need to start paying attention to these kinds of warnings. I heard that there were people who knew the Tsunami was going to happen, and nobody believed them. They just shrugged them off, and look what happened. If there are warnings about an earthquake we need to start getting things and people ready for the worse. Even if nothing ever happens at least we were ready in case.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Ethan's post for spelling errors.

-1 on Alex's comment for spelling errors.

Fine points - but what does this have to do with ManEc?

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carter said...

Dr. Tufte I think that the cost of a disaster like this is funded has to do with economics.

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-1 on Carter for a nonsense sentence.