Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Monday, October 11, 2010


Phobias Connected to Earthquakes on Rise

10.11.2010 by Winsip Custer CPW News Service

New fears about the looming massive earthquakes in California along the San Andreas fault have travelers to California's coastal cities rethinking their travel plans.  Dr. Phineas Drover of the watch dog group Very High Anxeity says that psychotherapists in the Golden State are seeing a significant rise in anxiety levels among clients.  "With news that an 8.1 on the Richter Scale is likely, people are showing signs of increased stress....everything from smoking levels to alcoholism and bed wetting," said Drover. 

Lisa Grant Ludwig of the School of Social Ecology of the University of Californi- Irvine, has followed the threat of a big California quake for years.  On October 21st 10:21 a.m.. the "Great Shake Up", a simulated quake which is a day of preparation for the "big one" will occur.  "This is a way for people to help be prepared," said Ms. Ludwig.

I asked Dr. Hebert M. Zwigenboker of the American Seismological Analysis Working Group to help provide a list of things that Californians can do to be prepared
  • Don't sleep in caves
  • Quit your job at the Nitro Glycerin Products Co. Inc.
  • Avoid the u-turn lane at the highway underpasses
  • Take the ferry instead of the bridge and even then wear your life jacket
  • Fit your bed with a rollbar that is able to sustain the weight of your collapsed roof
  • Check every morning the USGS website on recent earthquake activity and make travel plans accordingly.   You will find this website at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/
  • Invest in real estate only on the east edge of the fault line
  • Invest in fine Sonoma and Napa Valley wines by the truck load and store them in cellars somewhere east of the fault line, preferably in Nevada, New Mexico or Texas, but not as far east as Missouri. The coming quake in California could trigger a similar quake along the Reelfoot Lake along the upper Mississippi River.

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