Living in earthquake country brings a special sense of uncertainty to life. It’s time for all of us living in earthquake country to get “earthquake-proof” by securing our homes. Take a few simple steps, and you’ll sleep safer at night.
The concept of “earthquake weather” dates back to ancient Greece, and the tantalizing idea that we can predict earthquakes based on meteorology persists. Has modern science proven a link between temperature, humidity, and the likelihood of seismic activity?
We’ve peered into the terror of the most dangerous places to be during a major earthquake, but for most of us who live in earthquake country, the opposite question is much more relevant.
“Where is the safest place to be during a major earthquake?”
Most of us are familiar with the magnitude ratings used to quantify the strength of earthquakes, but what do those numbers really mean? Learn about the systems scientists use to measure earthquake strength beyond the Richter scale.
What does it feel like to experience an earthquake? Does the ground start rolling like an ocean wave or shake back and forth? What will ‘the Big One’ earthquake feel like? Learn what factors affect earthquake strength and how you can vicariously experience one.