Category 5 Hurricane or A magnitude 9.5 Earthquake?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MXZT, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:04 AM.

?

Which is more dangerous to your life?

  1. Category 5 Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone

  2. A magnitude 9.5 Earthquake

Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    26,610
    Likes Received:
    16,523
    Location:
    United States of America
    She hit as a 3, though.
     
    Sir Galahad and TeTe like this.
  2. Merlotte's

    Merlotte's Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    11,254
    Likes Received:
    7,987
    Location:
    AK
    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.
     
  3. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
  4. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    46,425
    Likes Received:
    97,794
    Location:
    San Diego
    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.
     
  5. Strychnine

    Strychnine Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    27,137
    Likes Received:
    37,414
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Tell the people that I lost that.
     
    rj144 likes this.
  6. Jimmy McGill

    Jimmy McGill i used to wank over your gran in the 80's

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2014
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    18,234
    Location:
    fuck off you nosey cunt
    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
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Damien Karras

    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    11,174
    Likes Received:
    5,410
    Location:
    Montreal
    Trump has probably not ever heard of a 9.5 earthquake.
     
    Strychnine likes this.
  8. Beechwood

    Beechwood Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    458
    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.
     
  9. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
    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?
     
  10. Dirt Road Soldier

    Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    4,454
    Likes Received:
    6,048
    Location:
    Minnesota
    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.
     
  11. JOE QUEEF

    JOE QUEEF The "You Know Better Areola Slip" Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,351
    Likes Received:
    32,274
    Location:
    Sherbro Island
    [<cena1}
     
    MART!AN likes this.
  12. Sonnyboi83

    Sonnyboi83 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,697
    Likes Received:
    487
    from my understanding, each richter scale is 10x more powerful than the previous so earthquake is wayyy more powerful when comparing the numbers.
     
    Strychnine likes this.
  13. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
    Comparing what numbers?
     
  14. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
    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.
     
  15. Strychnine

    Strychnine Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    27,137
    Likes Received:
    37,414
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    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.
     
  16. TheHegemon1

    TheHegemon1 Sparky belt

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Amarillo
    Honestly it depends on how the hurricane trains for the earthquakes ground game. It really is up in the air.
     
  17. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
    Cool. Guam was hit 5 typhoons in an 18 month period?
     
  18. Sonnyboi83

    Sonnyboi83 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,697
    Likes Received:
    487
    9.5 vs cat 5
     
  19. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    11,895
    I don't understand how you're comparing the two though.
     
  20. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    37,892
    Likes Received:
    62,953
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas, USA
    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

    [​IMG]
     
    Sir Galahad likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.