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Old May 29th 2008, 9:39 pm
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Check out this map from a study by students at ubc. Richmond would be screwed.....
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Old May 29th 2008, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by MB-Realtor View Post
Does the earthquake zone spread as far as Calgary?

I remember being told the schools have earthquake practices.
No

Calgary has about the same risk as the UK, all the minor earthquakes east of the rockies are oil and gas related and are typically 1.5-4. The rockies isn't that seismic anyway, and the craton east of it is quite stable.

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Originally Posted by Rob_999 View Post
Check out this map from a study by students at ubc. Richmond would be screwed.....
Look, can everybody keep this talk of Richmond being screwed until I get home from work tonight.

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Old May 29th 2008, 11:29 pm
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Seated at his desk. In Richmond.
Your OK then, just hang onto the desk and you can float on over to the Island, perhaps you should put some flippers in your bottom draw.
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Originally Posted by MB-Realtor View Post
Does the earthquake zone spread as far as Calgary?

I remember being told the schools have earthquake practices.
I have two kids who went through the Calgary school system I don't remember either one of them ever having earthquake drills.

Doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen, just that I don't remember.
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Old May 30th 2008, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
I have two kids who went through the Calgary school system I don't remember either one of them ever having earthquake drills.

Doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen, just that I don't remember.
My kids went through the Calgary school system from kindergarten to the first semester of grade 9 and the first semester of grade 7 respectively. I also don't remember earthquake drills being mentioned.
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Old May 30th 2008, 12:59 am
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Yes, the risk of an earthquake is one of my husband's points against the BC coast, although he agrees it's a lovely place to visit. He claims not to have ruled out the idea of moving there, while dragging his feet about actually doing it.

As far as I'm concerned, if it was a choice between living to a ripe old age in Calgary and living for a few years on the BC coast before being topped by an earthquake, I'd choose the latter. Not that all of the people in the vicinity of an earthquake die, but I'm just using the worst case scenario for the sake of discussion.

If I don't like a place, the fact that it's not at risk of a large earthquake is not reason enough to endear it to me.

Conversely, if I love a place, the fact that it is at risk of a large earthquake is not reason enough to put me off it.

But, with that having been said, I have studied maps that show which areas of Vancouver Island are more vulnerable in the event of earthquakes and tsunamis, and will make a point of finding a home that has a better than average chance of withstanding danger.
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if I love a place, the fact that it is at risk of a large earthquake is not reason enough to put me off it.
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Go for it Judy...You'll love it.
Earthquakes shmirshquakes. Live a little.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary View Post
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As far as I'm concerned, if it was a choice between living to a ripe old age in Calgary and living for a few years on the BC coast before being topped by an earthquake, I'd choose the latter.
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in an "up-wind" thread I made a point about living life big, taking risks with your future life etc.etc.... You made a good point about taking the careful route.

Its interesting (to me) that you are quite happy to risk your very life to a perceived better experience, than advocate risking their/{your) financial future.

This is not a criticism's in any way, just an observation of how we all view different risks in life's journey.
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Originally Posted by Rob_999 View Post
Check out this map from a study by students at ubc. Richmond would be screwed.....
Crap, I am not so secure after all
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any problems with nova scotia area then for earth moving
No earthquakes, lots of snow and hurricanes (eg http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurr...tensity_e.html)

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I have two kids who went through the Calgary school system I don't remember either one of them ever having earthquake drills.

Doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen, just that I don't remember.
I know this is an earthquake thread but my kid came home saying something about tornado drill at school. I don't know what it was other than "it was fun" I hope he remembers something because I have no idea what I'd be supposed to do. Basement I guess, and hang on tight?
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I know this is an earthquake thread but my kid came home saying something about tornado drill at school. I don't know what it was other than "it was fun" I hope he remembers something because I have no idea what I'd be supposed to do. Basement I guess, and hang on tight?
basements and interior hallways

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Mrs JonboyE comes from Kobe and her family were caught up in the Hanshin earthquake of 1995. She lost an aunt but fortunately her parents and close family survived.

Although 6,000 people died, very few died as a direct result of falling masonry or collapsing buildings. The 'quake hit at night and the downtown office buildings, roadways and rail lines that did collapse were empty. Japanese houses, like Canadian homes, are built of wood and have the flexibility to withstand even quite severe shakes. The major problem way that gas pipes ruptured and started countless small fires that eventually engulfed whole neighborhoods.

The moral being that one of the best safety precautions you can take is to learn where the natural gas pipe enters your home and how to shut off the supply PDQ.
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Mrs JonboyE comes from Kobe and her family were caught up in the Hanshin earthquake of 1995. She lost an aunt but fortunately her parents and close family survived.

Although 6,000 people died, very few died as a direct result of falling masonry or collapsing buildings. The 'quake hit at night and the downtown office buildings, roadways and rail lines that did collapse were empty. Japanese houses, like Canadian homes, are built of wood and have the flexibility to withstand even quite severe shakes. The major problem way that gas pipes ruptured and started countless small fires that eventually engulfed whole neighborhoods.

The moral being that one of the best safety precautions you can take is to learn where the natural gas pipe enters your home and how to shut off the supply PDQ.

I heard the Vancouver fire department has specially adapted trucks that can suck water out of the sea to out put fires, in the event the fresh water pipes rupture
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