By: Peter Getty
From: The Huffington Post
While channel surfing a little while back, I stumbled across the National Geographic channel’s show Doomsday Preppers” which follows people who have essentially made a lifestyle of preparing for what they believe is going to be a catastrophic disaster that will lead to the end of civilization as we know it.
Almost all of the people profiled appear to be gun-and-ammo-loving Americans, who stockpile decades worth of food and paper products and believe having gazillions of gallons of gas will be their new world’s currency — when they come out of hunkering in their bunkers. Continue reading
From: Fox News Latino
The U.S. and Japan are seen as the leaders in earthquake preparedness.
But a spike in seismic activity the past few years has even tiny countries like Nicaragua busy prepping for the worst.
Nicaragua may be the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere behind Haiti, but it is also one of the best prepared to deal with earthquakes – before and after they happen.
“Nicaragua is really pro-active in monitoring earthquake activity,” John Vidale, a seismologist at the University of Washington, told Fox News Latino. “They have a really good seismologist and are prepared for the eventuality of a major earthquake.” Continue reading
By Laura Zuckerman
The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho’s most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Continue reading