A Very Scary Thought

By the time I turn 60, California will have experienced another major earthquake.

And if it’s anything like the last one, it could kill 72 people, injure more than 9,000 and cause about $25 billion in damages.

That’s all according to this recent study, which reports a 99.7 percent chance that a magnitude 6.7 quake or larger will strike in the next 30 years.

While scientists can’t predict exactly where in the state such a quake will occur or when, “the analysis should be a wake-up call for residents to prepare for a natural disaster in earthquake country.”

And just because we live in Oregon, don’t think for a moment that we’re not at risk for quakes — you can see my recent post about the more than 600 tremors off the Oregon coast.

We all spend a lot of time complaining about Californians moving to Oregon, but seriously…we wouldn’t wish this kind of devastation on anyone.