Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MXZT, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:04 AM.
She hit as a 3, though.
Earthquakes are common where I live and don’t phase me much. If the dogs didn’t bark during the 7.0 quake we had this year I may not have even woke up.
Cool, but those weren't 5's at landfall.
I'd think a massive earthquake would be a lot worse although we've done a lot to build to absorb some of the shock in high risk areas.
I'm not too worried about earthquakes here since San Diego is far enough from the major fault line in California.
Tell the people that I lost that.
I was in the war room once, and from what I picked up from there, Cat 5 Hurricane, isn't as bad as a Cat 5 Border Crossing
Trump has probably not ever heard of a 9.5 earthquake.
I live near the beach in Florida so a direct hit from a cat 5 hurricane is my fear.
My place and another place in the family have been through two cat 4 hurricanes. Both times the eye of the hurricanes was within 10 to 15 miles. Surprisingly little damage happened to our homes with both storms.
Yes, I understand any hurricane is bad. I've been through 5 (no cat. 5's though). But, the question was is a cat. 5 worse than the quake. Now, a 9.5 mag. quake is probably worse than a cat. 5 cane. However, being that you thought non-cat 5's were bad and have never been in a cat. 5, how do you know for sure that a quake is worse?
Earthquake, by far. No warning, no time to prepare. It just hits AMD you have to hold on and pray. At least with hurricanes you can prep and get to somewhere remotely safe.
Although I would take either of those over an EF5 tornado. Fuuuuuuuuuck that shit, those things are the wrath of God condensed into a storm.
from my understanding, each richter scale is 10x more powerful than the previous so earthquake is wayyy more powerful when comparing the numbers.
Comparing what numbers?
I do generally agree that quakes are worse than canes. However, the anxiety of a cane is arguably worse than a quake. A quake happens, and it can be very destructive, but it's done in a very short time. A hurricane can literally last hours if the eye passes over year. (Or in the case of the Bahamas, days.) If you happen to be in a cat. 5, and the roof comes off your place an hour or so in, you might have to figure what you're going to do to live through it over the course of hours and hours.
I was stationed on Guam during typhoon Omar (one of FIVE typhoons I went through while stationed there in my 18 month tour).
I was on Okinawa during this^
You can plan for a storm, you're not planning for an earthquake. If it happens at night (and it did) you're up the creek.
In summation, comparing the two, considering I've been through 3 super-typhoons, 2 cat 5's, and an 7+ earthquake?
In summation, I do have an idea what I'm talking about.
Give me the storms any day.
Honestly it depends on how the hurricane trains for the earthquakes ground game. It really is up in the air.
Cool. Guam was hit 5 typhoons in an 18 month period?
9.5 vs cat 5
I don't understand how you're comparing the two though.
Thats terrifying for sure. I once heard a earthquake while I was in the bath, I felt so vulnerable that time because I thought what if the house collapses and I'm naked in the bath, it was a scary moment
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