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Old 04-25-2014, 11:13 AM  
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Stick built houses are extremely good in these midrange earthquakes. Newer house are built to a much higher standard but that is to be ready for the much bigger quake that we hope we don't get.



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Hope vs reality
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/us_damage_eq.php
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/seismicity/

I guess many small quakes prevent one major one.



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Default damage to quake

Maybe it did.
On closer inspection of our place, the kitchen sink cup detached from the black plastic pipe, easy enough to reattach, but yeah Im still looking to if anything else shifted or broke
Newer house are built to a much higher standard but that is to be ready for the much bigger quake that we hope we don't get.

On the west coast it will happen, a 'mega thruster' hopefully not in my lifetime
Most of the homes here are slopped together as this was a company town and the company had them constructed. Maybe the only redeeming thing is they were allowed to use quality timber from the mill.
The mill is long closed now, be we have a small mill, (business is picking up and they have a source of fine wood product) they will sell some very nice wood products you will never find at the big box stores.
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hopefully not in my lifetime
Sounds like you will get your wish.
". . . giving an estimate of a recurrence interval for large and megathrust earthquakes of about 500 years. However, it appears that the time between major shaking events can stretch up to about a 1,000 years. . . "

Or not.
"The last megathrust earthquake originating from the Cascadia subduction zone occurred in 1700 AD. Therefore, we are now in the risk zone of another earthquake. Even though it could be tomorrow or perhaps even centuries before it occurs, . . . "

With the average age of civilizations being 500 years it's hard to say which will collapse first.
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There are things you can do bring the house to a higher standard.



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