Earthquake Disaster Movies
I love it when Los Angeles is destroyed
California is known for it's earthquakes and as a California native, born in Los Angeles, I have experienced my share. Those of us who have experienced earthquakes take sort of a fatalistic view of them and what they can do. Generally, they are localized so that an earthquake in LA may be felt here but other than the initial scare, it amounts to nothing,. That's what makes the earthquake movies so great. A small tremor in LA or Yellowstone can become a world disaster. While there may be some truth attached to the movies, the rest is pure science fiction.
Earthquake - When the "Big One" finally hits L.A.
Earthquake, the movie - OK, it's old and "slightly dated" but still remains a favorite
10.5 (2004) - I loved the premise of this movie. We all expect that the big one will travel down the fault lines creating havoc along the West Coast. This one d
Disaster movies are not for everyone
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Richter Scale Day
- Richter Scale Day
For those not familiar with the Richter Scale, it compares the size of earthquakes. For those who live in earthquake areas, it is a very familiar term and after every earthquake, we all wait to see what the magnitude of the earthquake was. Charles...
Am I being a little smug?
No not really, earthquakes are a very real threat
As mentioned, I love it when LA is destroyed but I am not smug. We are prepared for the big one although I keep waiting. We used to hear that it was expected in 30 years or so. When that didn't happen, they said it would be in the next 30 years. Now that I am beyond 60-yrs-old, it could be any minute. I am no longer afraid of them here because every time we have an earthquake, they retrofit something else. It is pretty safe and even my mobile home has a roller foundation. What scare me more is traveling on the East Coast where the buildings are older and not retrofitted. I know which brick patterns on the buildings will not hold. Earthquakes are deadly so we are always prepared.
- California Earthquakes
Earthquakes are a unique experience. We go about our daily business until the ground moves under our feet and we are reminded how small we really are.
1906 San Francisco earthquake - Real earthquake movies
Of all the major earthquakes, this was the first that was well documented.
San Francisco Earthquake 1906 - Before and After
San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath 1906
I am prepared. Some of them go camping with us because being prepared is not just for disasters. At home, I also have three 50 gallon drums of water that are stored away from the house. While I love the disaster movies, I know that being prepared is the best thing to do.
Emergency Drinking Water
I'm earthquake safe - Are you?
I love all the earthquake disaster movies. I think I love them because I can't imagine that what the future holds for us will be as bad as the movies suggest. I could be wrong. Still, if we were to have a major earthquake and a little of California fell into the sea, I could be living on an island. Without going into the whole plate tectonics stuff, we are on the side of California that is moving away from the Continental United States. Property values would soar and I could become a millionaire. There might be a silver lining.