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Thread #110534   Message #2326168
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
26-Apr-08 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Subject: RE: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Thanks, Huw. I'm glad to hear that in the intervening years someone's looked into these matters. Now, if only good use could be made of them.

I've thought of other reasons why one minute's notice (sirens, TV, radio) would be helpful.

People could save data on computers.
People could put babies they are holding in a safe place.
People might be able to leave traffic and park their cars.
People could turn stoves off.
People could duck under gray metal desks.

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My cat would not be a good diagnostician for earthquakes, because she starts at 'imaginary' threats quite often. At the vet's suggestion, we listened carefully and figured out that she is being frightened by sirens, no matter how distant.