"Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. A nationwide online system launched in 2007, it detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out brief warnings from its 1,000-plus seismographs scattered throughout the country, one of the most earthquake-prone nations on the planet. "P-waves are the first evidence of a quake (P is for primary), and have fast, short wavelengths and do little damage. These are followed usually several seconds later by the destructive S-waves (S is for secondary) with longer wavelengths. These snakelike seismic waves, feared as earth dragons in ancient China and Japan, are the gut-wrenching movements that crush buildings and create landslides. "The good news is that P-waves always come before S-waves so you can prepare yourself," says Oki. "All Japanese are taught to sense the difference when they experience a quake." It's clear this is not just nationally endorsed education, but a means for survival."
Early warning is a good thing. It's too bad that they haven't found a way to provide minutes worth of warning as opposed to just seconds. Years ago in California I had a Beagle (Bridgette-Bar-Dog) that would howl like a fool before a quake. She was usually about 30 seconds worth of warning if you were smart enough to pay attention to her.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
LOLOLOLOLOL dude... weird how this was posted today... Should of done it earlier! lol had a mini earthquake in ny just now...
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