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We all know it's a matter of time before the "Big One" hits. Are you prepared? Do you think you know the best things to do when your world starts shaking? I thought I did but I'm glad I read this. For one, don't crawl under furniture or stand in doorways.

...when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them – NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.

If you are inside a vehicle, come out and sit or lie down next to it. If something falls on the vehicle, it will leave an empty space along the sides.

10 Tips for Earthquake Safety

TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible – It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

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I plan on finding a few other like-minded individuals after the big one hits and spend most of my time marauding around, raping and pillaging. I assume Vancouver would turn into some sort of Mad Max / Escape from New York type wasteland.

You're dangerously walking the fine line there...

Wasn't Popcorn_Shrimp banned on very similar kinds of posts about hypothesizing about rape?

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I plan on finding a few other like-minded individuals after the big one hits and spend most of my time marauding around, raping and pillaging. I assume Vancouver would turn into some sort of Mad Max / Escape from New York type wasteland.

They say mankind goes to war purely for the potential(wknd-getaway?) to rape & pillage(in pre-supposing victory). It's certainly not for what the PTB would have us believe...Then Freud might tell you that you attend the car race/airshow, merely to observe the crash. These shades between black & white exist in our minds, as a fascination with terror/fear; yet strangely it somehow feels connected to frivolous humour... As another noted, you verbalize/express these thoughts with some aspect of pending judgement/risk.

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You're dangerously walking the fine line there...

Wasn't Popcorn_Shrimp banned on very similar kinds of posts about hypothesizing about rape?

Have you never heard the term rape and pillage? Lol...

If that comment was bannable this board wouldn't (and shouldn't) be here.

It's not like he was talking about specifics, which is different

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When the big one hits everyone, including the most prepared people, will be running around like headless chickens or rooted to the spot in fear and random luck will determine who lives and dies.

Historically we can expect a "megashock" earthquake every 600 years or so. The last one happened on the evening of January 26th 1700. Estimated at 9.0 . If a 9.0 hits soon no amount of preparation will help. Everything will be flattened. Fully and completely.

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