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The Water Cooler – Would You Be Ready For A Major Earthquake?


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:


QUESTION: If another major earthquake struck the Bay Area, do you think you’d be ready for it (physically, not mentally), or are you not prepared for a disaster?

Talk about it.


Concord74 October 17, 2022 - 12:22 PM - 12:22 PM

We think we are both mentally and physically able to deal with an earthquake issue or potentially any disaster that hopefully does not last over a week!

With the exception of a 7.0R scale that does not last over a minute, we think we can withstand the trauma. The most serious would be the loss of natural gas supply. With the banning of fossil fuel, we all will suffer the fate like the dinosaurs!

Dawg October 17, 2022 - 12:28 PM - 12:28 PM

Earthquakes never even cross my mind until one happens, or it’s brought up in a discussion. Earthquakes don’t scared me too much, they’re over in a matter of seconds. With all the restrictions, and building codes we have in place, California is probably one of the safest places to be during an earthquake. Even with the Loma Prieta in 1989, the damage was minimal. A couple of freeways and a section of the Bay Bridge collapsed, but if it wasn’t for our strict building codes, it could have been a lot worse. The collapsed homes in the Marina District were built on landfill, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they collapsed.
I think it all comes down to where a person’s home was built. If it’s built on rock solid ground, there’s probably not too much to worry about. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of old Victorian homes and buildings still standing in the Bay Area that withstood the 1906 earthquake, because they were built on solid ground.

Randy October 17, 2022 - 1:24 PM - 1:24 PM

I think so … unless it’s a 9.0 centered on the Lime Ridge fault

Exit 12A October 17, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Yes. We preppers are ready for when the SHTF.
Ammunition, food, water, shelter, and reserved energy resources.

To Do List October 17, 2022 - 2:07 PM - 2:07 PM

I prepared for the last big Bay Area earthquake by being in Los Angeles at the time. Didn’t even feel it. Right now I’m completely prepared for an earthquake in L.A.

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