Coachella Valley Long Overdue For Major Earthquake
“Almost seven meters of slip built up on the fault since the last earthquake”
The Coachella Valley is long overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, a seismologist told fellow State Seismic Safety Commission members at a hearing Thursday in Rancho Mirage. via KNBC
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#1 Aug 11, 2007
i am scared i am not ready to die i am only 12 years old what do i do
#2 Apr 15, 2008
dude yr not gonna die cause you dont actually
die if your close but if you live right on the san adreas fault then you'll have some trouble so dont worry. oh and if your religious pray to god you wont get any nightmares.
#3 Apr 20, 2008
It was very good that you asked what to do--I think everyone gets scared when earthquakes occur. Adults in Illinois just had their first earthquake a few days ago...you are not alone. None of us like the earth shaking under our feet!
First, the issue about not wanting to die. John 14:6 (KJV of the Bible) tells you that Jesus is the way to Heaven. Just ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins, ask Him to come into your life to guide you and believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins on the cross, then proved He had all power by rising from the dead three days later. Once you pray like that, in sincerity, you will have tremendous PEACE and a whole new outlook on life. You will be able to have God's Holy Spirit dwell in you and He will tell you which way to go when an earthquake begins. So will your daily reading of the Bible..God often warns us through what we read in His Word each day.
Second: inform yourself on your state's website about Earthquake Preparedness. You can also type in Red Cross...and Ready.Gov might have some related tips, also. You can ask your school librarian to help you find "How to Prepare for an Earthquake" and what to do after it begins. Find out which groups in your city have literature to send to you.
Many times, we are more afraid of the "unknown" than of the actual event. There are many things you can do to prepare. One is to have a backpack ready...they say to keep it near your door in case you need to run out quickly. Carry it with you to school. You need a change of clothes, extra medicine, your proof of identity, a flashlight with fresh batteries, nonperishable food and a water bottle with long life (Culligan sells such treated reverse osmosis water.) Add a special keepsake or a copy of it...in case your home would be destroyed. Something that shows your history, your family, your birth and school pictures. If you have room, include proof of your latest school grade completed report card, so you can show that you do not have to repeat grades. Put in a warm jacket and gloves and a hat. Sunglasses. Something that lifts your spirit and comforts you.
Especially put in telephone numbers of relatives or good friends of the family who do NOT live in your immediate area in case all of your telephones are not working. You can go to the nearest RED CROSS SHELTER and they will have telephones set up to call out-of-state numbers. Be sure to have your parents' information with you, also, so the Red Cross staff members can help you relocate your family members. Be patient...these things take time. It is helpful to be a part of a Bible-teaching church, also...you may be able to find temporary help from them if you get separated from your family for a while.
Be strong...I will be praying for you if I hear of major quakes in your area. I understand your concern. I hope you find this reply. I could not believe no one else answered you back when you first wrote. I apologize for everyone's insensitivity. You were very brave to write and ask for helpful information. That tells me that you will be able to survive anything...carry a small Bible with you in your backpack, also. Read the Psalms and quote them aloud...they give much comfort when we are very frightened, confused and not sure which way to go. ASK the Lord to help you...He will hear you.
"Ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
Read the Bible's Book of John in the New Testament...that has some really neat verses in it, also, that will guide you.
Mrs. K. of Omaha, Nebraska
#4 Apr 21, 2008
very nice. it's nice to see someone helping another and telling of the lord. may god bless you.
#6 May 24, 2008
Think of all the prayers said before and after Myanmar and China... what good did they do? None. 200,000 people still died and people are still dying from injuries.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself in a disaster is to have a plan. Know your path of exit from your home and make sure you always stock fresh water and canned foods. Prayer, as we have seen from history, will do no good.
“God WANTS you to Evolve!”
Since: May 08
#7 May 24, 2008
Shame on you for the God plug. Why can't you just give him the practical info?
#8 Apr 12, 2010
About the "God plug," there is no shame in that. The reality is there will be earthquakes, and even in the best prepared and well informed communities, there will likely be some people killed. Your relationship with God, or lack thereof, will determine where you spend the rest of eternity after you die. So for any Christian, leaving that vital information out would be the worst thing we could do to you. The person who posted did not post only about God, which was the most important part, they also included information on what to do to be prepared to try to survive an earthquake. Realizing that survival is not gauranteed, they were compeled by their concience to include information on how to save your soul. We all die eventually anyway, and even if it isn't an earthquake or tornado or hurricane, the most important thing you can do in this life is to be prepared for what comes after death. The body dies, but the soul lives on. Accepting Jesus gift of life, because he willingly paid the price for our sins, will lead to eternity in heaven. The alternative is not pleasant. As christians we can't sit idly by not share the good news of salvation through the blood of Jesus. He is the only way to heaven, and it is our duty to share this message with the world. We don't do this for our own personal gain or for our own good, we witness to others for the sake of their souls.
#9 May 26, 2010
Very good for what you just said Byan phillips, some people just do not understand that when we share the gospel of God, it is not for personal gain or for our own good, but for the sake of their souls! BLESSED ALL THOSE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OR ASHAMED TO SPEAK ABOUT JESUS.
#10 May 26, 2010
Very good for what you just said Byan phillips, some people just do not understand that when we share the gospel of God, it is not for personal gain or for our own good, but for the sake of their souls! BLESSED ALL THOSE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OR ASHAMED TO SPEAK ABOUT JESUS
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