Thursday, April 07, 2011


I was offline longer than usual today so I didn't hear about the second earthquake in Japan until about twenty-minutes ago.

Now, I can't even imagine what those poor people are going through.

When big things don't happen, the small things are magnified. Then, when major events DO happen, the small things become minor, very, very quickly.

Which is why I am not initially posting about Barry or Charlie this afternoon. They can handle themselves, it's the people in Japan that I am concerned about right now. And the rest of us, too. This is why...

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake also occurred in Veracruz, Mexico, 57 km (35 miles) S (169degrees) of Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico, earlier this morning.

Then the 7.1 quake hit Japan about an hour-and-a-half later:

66 km (41 miles) E (89 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
118 km (73 miles) ENE (60 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
147 km (91 miles) NNE (26 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
333 km (207 miles) NNE (30 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
according to USGS.

And I am mentioning the quake in Mexico because it must be (in my opinion, anyway) related to today's subsequent earthquake in Japan.

The question NOW is: Are these other quakes leading up to a BIG earthquake along North America's western coast?

That possibility sure is something to consider right now.

And I think that cities like Los Angeles and Portland and Seattle and Anchorage should make sure that they're well-prepared before that happens.

NOW is the time for California, Oregon, Washington State and Alaska to get their "emergency kits" in order. People who live along the coastline should make sure that they have an EMERGENCY PLAN OF ACTION in place. This is still a drill, folks. But it might become a reality.

Now, I'm not trying to come across like the sky is falling. Because it isn't. But, the Earth, our planet, our only home right SHAKING.

And I think that we should be mindful of that...not only in Japan, but also where we all live. That is especially true for those of us who live on fault lines and/or near the Pacific Ocean.

This isn't something to laugh at. On the contrary, these earthquakes should be taken very seriously. That's my observation and I am going to stick to it.

Being "safe rather than sorry" will be the phrase that pays if our planet decides to open up and rearrange the geography along North America's western coastline. And I am going to repeat: NOW is the time to get prepared for that event.

Follow Utah's example!

A small earthquake also occurred today in Arkansas .

Who wants to wait for the next BIG earthquake to hit in OUR Country?

Follow Utah's example and if you live in an earthquake/tsunami-prone area, make sure that you are adequately prepared for the worst. I think this is good advice.

USGS: Preparation Information

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