[Title edited around 13:50 Sat]
Is the next BIG earthquake just around the corner?
All these stories of supposedly quake-sensitive eels jumping out of their tank has got the media speculating that another 921 is brewing. My wife is a nervous wreck. She’s walking round like the sky is going to fall down any minute.
On a practical note, what’s the best thing to do when the world starts ashaking?
- Stand in a doorway.
- Do not stand in a doorway.
- Hide under a table, wok on head.
- Go outside.
- Stay indoors, but go downstairs.
- Stay indoors, but go upstairs to the roof if possible.
- Head between the knees joke.
After seeing so many three- or four-storey houses in Dali (Taichung County), near where I live, pancaked down to the first (ground) floor my instinct is to rush upstairs instead of downstairs to the outside.
I have a pciture of a kindergarten in Taichung City with the second floor where the first floor should have been. If the quake had occurred in the day…Shudder. That place was bulldozed within two days. I guess the owners didn’t want any investigation into the safety of the building. None of the other buildings nearby collapsed.
I digress; comments and advice about the next BIG ONE welcomed, including the exact date, time and location. Cheers.