Juan De Fuca "Low Slip" Event - West Coast Monkies Check Your Preps

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by 3M-TA3, May 23, 2019.


  1. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    When a potential disaster story makes it to the MSM it's either:
    1. Sensationalizing for ratings
    2. Pushing a political agenda
    3. Sensationalizing for ratings
    4. A really, really, slow news day
    5. Sensationalizing for ratings
    6. Damn, not even an "Orange Man Bad" story we can run
    7. Sensationalizing for ratings
    8. Something might actually be going on
    It's known that the next Cascadia Event is overdue, and the longer it waits the worse it will be. The periodic earthquakes are LARGE (hundreds of miles), LONG (several minutes) and STRONG (> 9.0) and historically change the landscape for hundreds of miles. The report that Oregon State released last year (links somewhere here in SM) basically say that when the next event happens (the last before the US existed) everything west of I-5 will be devastated so badly that it won't be a priority. Basically, in disaster triage, it will have the number "3" written on it's forehead.

    I urge West Coast Monkeys to check their preps for earthquake (think > 9.0) in the event this wasn't being pushed on the three local networks for ratings or because they couldn't find an "orange man bad" story they could run instead.

    Small tremors along West Coast could lead to 'big one'

    "PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A small burst of tremors have been recorded along the West Coast in the last few weeks, causing scientists and geologists to pay close attention.

    Scott Burns, a professor of geology at Portland State University, tells KOIN 6 this event is "quite interesting."

    "This is what we call a slow slip type of movement," he said. "The Juan De Fuca Plate is moving underneath us and then all of the sudden, about every 14 months, it stops and it goes in a westerly direction. And as it does that, it creates a lot of tremors. So we are in this slow slip type of movement right now and that's why we're getting a lot of tremors up in Washington, Northern California and then some here in Oregon."

    About every 14 months this happens, he said. Eventually, the Juan De Fuca Plate will continue going in an easterly direction and "keep building up the stress in the rocks."

    Burns and other scientists predict the "big one" will likely occur during one of these slow slip events. ..."​
     
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  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Hell the only only prep for that is gtfo before it happes.
    Anything other than that is delusional thinking.
    If you are going to stay there your only prep need be a gun and a bullet for each family member. Maybe a few extra bullets incase someone screws up and you don't want to share.
     
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    That sounds great, moving to somewhere else safer....... but the reality is, there is danger everywhere, from mother nature to political environments. I live in the Cascadia fault zone (like many Monkeys), in the shadow of Mt. Rainier (one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world), in a tsunami area, and sanctuary state to the liberal loon's.

    If you move to the lower Midwest you have tornadoes, The entire West coast is earthquake and liberal loon territory, upper Midwest has the Yellowstone caldera (supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park), SE U.S.is home to hurricanes, flooding and alligators, and the NE has a host of issues as well (including them liberal loon's again). And across the nation, you have man-made hazards such as being a military nuke target, nuclear facilities, chemical plants and so on.

    Best to prepare for where you are and tailor your prep's towards your specific environment and hazards. ;)
     
  4. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Guns aren't allowed in Washington, Oregon, California. Better make it a Kool-Aid with cyanide.
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    LOL.... The leftist may not have or want guns, but the rest of us are heavily armed here in WA and OR....... [LMAO]
     
  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @Yard Dart
    To you, YD, I say GOOD!

    I know that the eastern parts of Wash and OR tend to disagree with the communist dominated cities on the coast. Other than that, have to admit that I'm not really all that familiar with the PNW.
     
  7. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Or was until that boating accident,,,;)
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I am ALWAYS annoyed by reports of this, that, or the next minor happening that, so the headlines scream, MAY JUST BE A WARNING SHOT. That sort of "reporting" is simply stirring the pot and creating the atmosphere of panic. Hearing that the sky is going to fall and then it doesn't just makes the background noise ignore-able so when something REALLY happens, the damage is worse.
     
  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Chances are that if there is a big one here ,there will be big ones that fallow like dominos across all the pressure points ,can you think of them all ?
     
  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Got a few in Texas and those are the ones I am concerned with as they are all I can spend time on.
     
  11. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I have lived on the ring of fire. Been through some 6 and 7 earthquakes.
    I'm good with not doing that again.

    That's why nm.
    The tornado risk here is about the same as Virginia.
    Plus if you built a house out of concrete it would laugh at most tornadoes no matter where you are.
    There is a semi dormant fault in the middle of the state. By the time the rumbles get out here they might be as strong as a 4, but this is worse case scenario. Yeah my worst case scenario is a 4 that I would probably sleep through.
     
  12. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    The liberal disease is mostly confined to a few urban pockets of decay. I live right on the border of of the decay, and less than a quarter mile from my house are farms, ranches and common sense. Unfortunately, those urban areas are now populated enough to have political control over most of their state, including some very draconian gun control that will pass this year or the next.
     
  13. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Exactly. When Mrs. 3M and I decided to relocate elsewhere I did a risk assessment for most of the US and there is no place safe from some sort of natural disaster, then add is political and economic. I even put place marks on Google Earth to helprule out the worst of them.

    Prep for what's most likely in your area. Those preps should include what to do if you get any kind of advance notice, which could include getting the hell out.
     
  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Exactly, you are a Survival Monkey not a snowflake needing to live in a safe place. Monkeys learn to thrive and survive where they are and are ready for what this world throws at them.

    Now about earthquakes. The ring of fire has been popping off some good earthquakes down under. There have been some big ones in middle and South America. I do believe that maybe the occasional articles regarding the big one is over due could be to encourage people to get ready. Not sure about Washington but Oregon has really impressed me with their earthquake awareness and preparation on a community level.

    What Your Home's Disaster Preparedness Kit Should Look Like
    Build a Kit | The City of Portland, Oregon
    Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Put together an emergency kit
    The Portland Earthquake Survival Kit

    Those links are just from a quick search. Oregon is getting ready and trying to get the word out to citizens. I recall they used to hold meetings in the coastal towns to prepare for earthquake/tsunami
     
  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    It's actually one of the places where the Oregon government has been doing a good job of being proactive and working to keep the citizens informed.
     
  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I cannot imagine "Da Big Juan" hitting, and with us right on the line with I-5 things look pretty scary. My current A.O. sees me on top of a very shallow water table, but serious bed rock below that, so who knows what will happen here! Liquification is a serious concern in the Valley here, and who knows hows that will all play out! We have worked out a few plans for such an event should we be fortunate to survive it, and I hope and pray it all works out!

    Some thoughts I have had on this:
    1) after such an event, there is no power, no water ( thankfully there is water everywhere) so your going to need a good large capacity filter and storage.
    2) Shelter is going to be a major concern, while some homes may survive, all will have some amount of damage.
    3) travel will likely be impossible, all roads will suffer, and the amount of time needed to get the major routes open is going to be weeks not hours or days.
    4) Food, we all have laid in a goodly amount of food preps, RIGHT? because you will not be finding much around, especially after the roving bands of "City Folks" no longer have law to prevent them from stealing all they can.
    5) Besides all the "Survival" that's going to be going on, there will be a LONG time period before the rest of the world manages to arrive with help and aid, so your pretty much on your own for every thing, including security!
    6) this is when all the bad people come out of the wood work and take advantage of the situation, and roving bands of trouble makers are going to be an issue we are going to have to deal with!
    7) People are going to have to figure out how to live for quite a while with out needful things ( we all prepped for this, RIGHT) and it's going to be several months to several years before some level of normalcy returns, How do you deal with such a loss of income, or the time between income streams, and how do you access your money in the banks?
    8)Once you are self sufficient, what do you do with the rest of your time?
    9) For an extended period, maybe years, how are you going to access needful things like fuel, firewood, and other things that none of us have large enough amounts of no matter how we prep.

    These are just some thoughts I have had in getting some plans put together, how it all plays out is going to be "Interesting" to say the least!
     
  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    A couple of pertinent quotes from Selco, though I don't think it will take as long for looting to happen here:

    "Arms, ammunition, candles, lighters, antibiotics, gasoline, batteries and food. We fought for these things like animals. In these situations, it all changes. Men become monsters. It was disgusting."

    "After a month or two, gangs started operating, destroying everything. Hospitals, for example, turned into slaughterhouses. There was no more police. About 80 percent of the hospital staff were gone. I got lucky. My family at the time was fairly large (15 people in a large house, six pistols, three AKs), and we survived (most of us, at least)."
     
  18. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    In the last six years I have spent time in Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Panama. I have never felt more fear of my fellow man than I felt the last time I visited Portland, OR. Say whatever you like, I'm glad we won't be in Portland after Cascadia.
     
  19. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Portland won't be in Portland after Cascadia - the waterfront is only a few feet above sea level. The Tsunami from a 9+ earthquake will pretty much take care of things, sort of like a gigantic toilet flush. I'm on top of a hill at about 500 feet above sea level on stable ground. I still hope to be gone prior to the event, but I'm leaving because of the cost of living and the slide to Tyranny via socialism.

    Some parts of Portland are dangerous, mostly because of policies that reward crime, encourage homelessness, and allow for the sanctuary of illegal aliens. There are still a lot of good folks and safe areas, but it's getting increasingly worse.
     
  20. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    The New Yorker did an amazing article on this a while back (New Yorker, 20 July 2015, 'The Really Big One' by Kathryn Schulz). It was so amazing and so well researched that I kept the magazine. Pretty much it said:

    1) most definitely will happen as this is one of the few earthquakes that they actually can predict (read the article to understand why but they are spot on and have proved it)

    2) You are screwed and the State Governments know you are screwed and the Federal Government knows too but it matters not because you are so screwed, you're screwed blued.

    Maybe it's better you don't read the article... My question is after it destroys major portions of California, Oregon and Washington will this mean the economic end of America?
     
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