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    Default Experts predict a death toll in thousands if 7.5 magnitude quake strikes LA

    Experts predict a death toll in thousands if 7.5 magnitude quake strikes LA

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    The big one. Three words every Californian knows all too well.

    "The earthquake is inevitable. The only question is when," said Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "It might not be another 50 years. Maybe even 100. Chances of us making it through the 21st century without the earthquake is very small.”

    Jones is heading up a new effort by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti to prepare the city for what experts say is unavoidable: a massive quake similar or worse to the one that hit the city in 1994.

    The magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake claimed 57 lives and left $20 billion worth of damage in its wake, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Jones warned the next one will likely have a similar impact.

    She estimated the death toll from a quake with a magnitude 7.5 or higher could approach 2,000. That is a figure echoed by California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

    Continued: Experts predict a death toll in thousands if 7.5 magnitude quake strikes LA | Fox News


    Black Blade: Even Gov recommends people have a 72-hour emergency kit just in case. They are likely "sugar-coating" this as I would think the death toll could very easily be in the tens of thousands (or more) if the so called "big one" does hit - and much also depends on time of day and day of week as well.
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    will we miss anyone?

    what will we lose?

    they chose to be there..... so im all for letting them deal with it.
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    I'm thinking that something like a 7.5 on the East coast would be much more harmful due to the granite makeup of the sub surface strata around here, that will transfer much more energy than out West where the sub-surface structure tends to be more soil than granite/rock. Nothing to speak of a higher population densities in some New England areas.

    Even some rather small quakes have done some considerable property damage around here due to those factors and houses not being built to quake specs. as many on the West coast have been lately. The power of Mother Nature is pretty impressive and could cause much more damage around here I'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutigaf View Post
    will we miss anyone?

    what will we lose?

    they chose to be there..... so im all for letting them deal with it.
    Amen brother!!!!!!!!
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