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Old 09-29-2020, 01:46 PM   #16
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We're joking, Bro, clowning around is part of the BARF scene. Welcome to the family!
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:02 PM   #17
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Iím sorry my threads hurt your IQ. Iíll post more intelligent topics in the future.

Iím new to earthquakes and have a few questions.
1. Is it safe to keep driving a car or riding a motorcycle during the earthquake?
2. Is outdoors more safer than indoors during an earthquake?
3. How much time do you have to get to safety during a typical earthquake?
4. Whatís the most powerful earthquake we can get here? How dangerous is it?
5. If Iím in a tall building during the earthquake, what should I do? Should I stay inside, or get out?
6. I know tall buildings are strucatally designed to withstand earthquakes but does that mean it will never risk collapsing?
7. I assume itís not safe to get on an elevator because Iíve read the warning labels on it. So only take stairs right? Or stay in the building? Which floors are safer?

Thanks for answering my questions. I hope they are not too hard and donít hurt your IQ.
1. With a 7.0, it might feel like you have a flat tire, many people pulled over during the last one thinking they had a flat tire.
2. Outdoors is mostly better, unless you're next to a brick wall or driving in the lower section of a double decker roadway. Also, nobody knows how the new Bay Bridge will really hold up with the issues in it's constructions. Personally, I wouldn't want to be on it during a 7+.
3. Honestly? A couple seconds if it's that bad.
4. In 1989, a 7.2 killed a bunch of people and collapsed a section of the Bay Bridge (old one). They can be bigger.
5. If you're near the top, pray. If near the bottom and it's over a 7.5, it's a toss-up, probably better to stay inside and hope for the best.
6. Ask the structural engineers.
7. During an earthquake, you don't really have time to go down flights of stairs, a big one is going to last 30-50 seconds.

In other words, not much you can do to improve your chances of survival, but if I was near a brick building I would get away from it as fast as I could.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:50 PM   #18
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Thanks for the awesome advice! How much cutting corners do you think the engineers and builders have done for the buildings in the Bay Area? In India, it’s very common.
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Thanks for the awesome advice! How much cutting corners do you think the engineers and builders have done for the buildings in the Bay Area? In India, itís very common.
It depends on where. In San Francisco, not that much. The City inspection schedule is horrendous and expensive. Oakland is not as bad, but similar.
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