When news local to you over the last 3 months has included a fatal bridge collapse, devastating flooding, and Republican primaries, why is it that you have to freak out and flail over an earthquake of 'moderate' magnitude happening nearly 400 miles from me?
Seriously. It's just an earthquake. 5.8 is not big.
The sky did not try to suck my stuff off of the face of the planet
, as happens to someone within 400 miles of you every goddamned tornado season
. And sure, earthquakes are unpredictable save based on geologic history that suggests that you get a big one (like '89 or '06) roughly every 85 years. roughly every 85 years
You can't move your shit either way: the earth will worry your house around like a terrier with a rat, the tornado will (or won't) hit your place and pull the roof off.
One you have a few hours' warning. The other you can kind of notice before it gets to the point of lethality.
So what's the big deal about an earthquake twice a century, when you guys have tornadoes
, every damned year
, in a place that gets so many you nickname it 'Tornado Alley'?
I just don't get the lack of proportion here. UPDATE: on reflection, I do get some of it. California is LONG and BIG. It's about 400 miles from my door to the earthquake that just happened. Think of it this way, maybe, Midwestistan: worrying about my experience of an earthquake that struck LA is like calling me in Chicago to ask me if I'd weathered the tornado that hit St. Louis: same distance, same possibility of correlary damage at such a distance.
Love, and see you in a week,colubra
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