Friday, May 02, 2008

A Public Service

Check your earthquake preparedness I.Q. by taking this short quiz.


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Spending darn near my entire life in the heart of earthquake country,and having been through a couple of biggies, I'm surprised, and ashamed, that my score was as low as it was:
70%. Yikes! Not Good.

11 comments:

Jade said...

Frequent visits to the beach with all the tsunami evacuation routes marked taught me about getting to higher ground. :) I got 60%, but I bet I would kick ass on anything related to volcano safety.

Guitarman said...

I got 50 percent. But why I even took the quiz is a mystery. Hey I live on the frozen Tundra and have no plans of visiting the West Coast any time soon!

Mark Heuring said...

I got 7. We don't have earthquakes in Minnesota, thankfully. If I come across a blizzard awareness quiz I'll have to send it your way, Gino.

kr said...

The worst earthquake in US history occured under the Mississippi River, as I recall ... 1860s sometime I think ... ;).

Hey Jade, did you ever see the sticker-graffiti that turned the tsunami-running-man into the Superman we all thought he looked like? someone printed up some red capes ... ;). Last time I was at the coast they had changed the signs ...

I got 80%. (Lived in LA when I was little.)

Gino said...

kr: that would be 1820, there abouts. near three corners, where IL,KY,MO meet, or something like that.
there's a lake there that used to be part of the MS river before the quake changed it course.

there was a history channel show about it.

Mike said...

You are referring to the New Madrid earthquake in Missouri. It rang church bells in Philadelphia I think. If Memphis had been around at that time, it would have been done for.

I got 6 of 10. Not too good, but I suppose it's not too bad, being that I have never knowingly been in an earthquake.

Gino said...

yeah, thats the one!

Palm boy said...

Eagle scout over here scored a 40%. Yikes.

Gino said...

turn in your sash.

Jade said...

KR - I never paid attention to tsunami signs until after I moved up here. Though, in Santa Cruz they were fond of changing the people crossing signs... they took surfboard stickers and stuck them on the people so it looked like surfers crossing the street. Which was actually quite logical... and I don't think anybody every bothered to fix/replace those.

kr said...

Jade: heh ;)!