Sunday, June 12, 2016

Preparation of an Emergency Kit for 3 Days is NOT ENOUGH ! ! !

English: Vancouver, BC viewed from the south w...
English: Vancouver, BC viewed from the south with mountains behind. Blended exposure version. 20 stitched images (original @ 50000x4000px) Français : Vue de Vancouver (Colombie britanique, Canada) au coucher du soleil, prise depuis le sud, avec les montagnes en arrière plan. Panorama réalisé à partir de 20 clichés. Русский: Панорама вечернего Ванкувера (Британская Колумбия, Канада). Türkçe: Kanada'nın üçüncü büyük metropolü Vancouver'in günbatımında çekilen yüksek çözünürlüklü panoraması (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Much of this nonsense, of course.  References follow.

If you would not have a man flinch when the crisis comes, train him before it comes.” ~ Seneca.

That is not happening now, largely the result of a misunderstanding and under appreciation of how megaquakes and megatsuanami work, and there consequences. I will provide my expectations in a later article.  And, in a later, separate article, I will try to help you prepare for this superquake.  3 days supply just does not cut it.


Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes: History and Stories of Survival, both Fiction and Non-Fiction

Selected Bibliography, up to March 18, 2016; Hyperlinked to the North Shore of Vancouver's main libraries:

  • Article from The New Yorker - “When the Cascadia fault line ruptures, it could be our worst natural disaster in recorded history” ... READ ITIf, on that occasion, only the southern part of the Cascadia subduction zone gives way ... the magnitude of the resulting quake will be somewhere between 8.0 and 8.6. Thats the BIG ONE. If the entire zone gives way at once, an event that seismologists call a full-margin rupture, the magnitude will be somewhere between 8.7 and 9.2. That’s the VERY BIG ONE. Kenneth Murphy, when he was interviwed for the article, and who had directed FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency: - (Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.) Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska), says, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” (The Editor of this note – SGW) adds that, in the CSZ - Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Juan de Fuca Plate continues all the way up to the Nootka Fault, midway up Vancouver Island's West Coast. Their is another tectonic plate to the north, the Explorer Plate as well as the south, the Gorda Plate. The problem, you see, is that the land under our feet is NOT really “as firm as the ground we walk on”. It is the North American Tectonic Plate which is moving inexorable to the west at 2mm per year, while the Pacific Plates (including the Juan de Fuca, Explorer and Gorda Plates are subducting (pushing under) the northern part of the North American Plate; while at the same time it is pushing it back towards the east and lifting it up the North American Plate. In Western Canada and the United States Pacific Northwest the Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest at a speed of between 7 and 11 centimeters (cm) or ~3-4 inches a year.  , also see my post herein on Friday, February 26, 2016 - Many of Our Grandchildren Are Going To Die, Any Day Now , see also, Video - Earthquake Smart 3 with CBC News Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe
  • The Adamson Journal A Geologist's Passage, 1850-2010 By Adamson, Robert Sidney Book - 2011


OTHERS (eBooks that also have a printed copy may also be listed, above):
  1. Are You Ready? How to Prepare for An Earthquake By Mooney, Maggie eBook - 2011
  2. Walkabout DVD - 1998
  3. The World Is Moving Around Me A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake By Laferrière, Dany

*Bible, I use my own personal NIV Study BibleThe New International Version [NIV] of Bible which you can also read for free online: Read the New International Version Bible Free Online. This very modern Bible comes in many languages, many of those with an audio tracks so that you can listen to the Bible being read, and in many different languages, (turn on your speakers, then click the speaker icon ).
In modern religious studies, the Old Testament either refers to the 39 canonical books of the Hebrew Scriptures written earlier. Abrahamic religions, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to the tribal patriarch Abraham[1] or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him, are one of the major divisions in comparative religious studies, along with Indian,[2] Iranian, and East Asian religions.[2] Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the largest Abrahamic religions.[3][4][5](albeit a better translation for "Old Testament" would probably be "Old Covenant", while some also prefer "First Testament." The Abrahamic religions refer to three sister monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) that claim the prophet Abraham (Hebrew: Avraham אַבְרָהָם ; Arabic: Ibrahim ابراهيم ) as their common forefather.)
The largest Abrahamic religions, in chronological order (by date) of founding are:
      1. Judaism (late 2nd millennium BCE),[6]
      2. Christianity and(1st century CE) and
      3. Islam (7th century CE).

Abrahamic religions with fewer adherents include Rastafarianism,[7] Samaritanism (sometimes classified as a branch of Judaism),[8] Druzism (sometimes classified as a branch of Shia Islam),[9] Mandaeism,[10] Bábism[11] and the Bahá'í Faith.[12]
As of 2005, it was estimated that 54% (3.6 billion people) of the world's population considered themselves adherents of an Abrahamic religion, about 32% adherents of other religions, and 16% adherents of no organized religion. Christianity is the largest Abrahamic faith, with 33% of the world's population, Islam is second with 21%, and Judaism has 0.2%.[13][14]Label: Bibliography, Selected