ShakeOut, don't freak out during earthquake drill

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 15, 2013 3:55 a.m.

    This has to be the oddest case of ignorance I have ever heard of for living through earth quake disasters. If you look at at the evidence of these kinds of disasters where buildings collapse and fall apart the last thing you want to do is stay in the buildings.

    In WWII and the bombing of Briton they learned a valuable lessen that staying in buildings and homes during bombing raids, fires, and building collapses was that last place to be.

    If you look at the collapse of the twin towers in NY the survivors got out of the building. Those that couldn't get out or went into the buildings all died heroes because of bad advice.

    Most of Utah sits on Lake Bonneville sediments, the populated areas of Utah are on loose sedimentary beach sands, homes and buildings will sink like boats on an ocean, stay and hide is not best advice.

    Utah development has ignored all zoning codes and warnings the USGS established in the 1940's and developed on dangerous grounds with less than safe home and business or schools to survive a minimal shaking. A 7 Magnum quake will bury 2 million people.