Category 5 Hurricane or A magnitude 9.5 Earthquake?

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Which is more dangerous to your life?

  1. Category 5 Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone

  2. A magnitude 9.5 Earthquake

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  1. Danger Dave

    Danger Dave Borderlands Patrol

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  2. steve38

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    Exactly! Why can't those 3rd world, peasant fisherman who live on their daily catch just build a nice home up in the hills? I will never understand that. lol

    I had the misfortune of experiencing a direct hit from the most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall and a few years later a 6.5 earthquake (Ormoc, Leyte) and I can tell you the earthquake and 400! aftershocks are a total buzzkill.
     
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  3. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

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    Haiyan?
     
  4. steve38

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    Yep...2013. 20,000+ dead by all counts not involving the govt. What a mess. Earthquakes still scarier for me.
     
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  5. rj144

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    Hurricanes are no joke either:

     
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  6. Okajima

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    I’ve been in a mag 9 earthquake. The aftershocks, some bigger than 7, last for months.
     
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    Yeah, I grew up near the gulf coast of tx so used to hurricane prep. I was one of few tracking Haiyan and stocking goods. Tucked myself and family in a bunker hotel the night before and i went to go check on some friends and they are all just praying it will miss. God willing.
     
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    For those that think only wood structures are damaged by hurricanes, think again. Concrete structures can also be damaged or destroyed. I witnessed it myself. In Wilma (only a cat. 3) where I was, the side of a hotel came off which was concrete. Damage from Andrew:

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  9. sverre054

    sverre054 The Juggernaut Viking Platinum Member

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    Earthquake. Biggest I've been in is a 7.0 that lasted around 2 minutes, and you have just such a helpless feeling.

    The 1964 9.2 Earthquake in Anchorage, AK destroyed half the city, caused a large neighborhood to fall into the sea, and caused crazy damage up to 300 miles away, raising some parts of the earth 30 feet higher. It also caused a huge tsunami that caused massive damage and killed people in BC, WA, OR, CA and as far away as Japan and Hawaii. That earthquake lasted 6 minutes, which must have felt like an eternity. Luckily this happened in one of the least populated spot in the world(other than the city of Anchorage). Imagine is this happened in Seattle, SF or LA, your talking hundreds of thousands dead most likely.

    Hurricanes you can plan for, and protect your home, and leave if you want. No such luck for an earthquake.
     
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  10. Okajima

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    Japan Earthquake map of 2011. Business picks up around the 1:50 mark.

     

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