- Aug 27, 2011
To a degree you know not of what you speak. We haven't had an earthquake of any significance in 30 years. You're going on hype I imagine. People here don't sit around fretting about the next big one. Most buildings, bridges, etc are retrofitted against quakes. The last one of any magnitude was the 7.1 centered in my backyard in 1989 while I was at game 3 of the WS at Candlestick. Lots of structural changes since then. Nearly every one since has been in the 2s, which pretty much can't be felt.Not like they have out there. We get an occasional "What was that?" tremor form the Adirondacks or a summertime no-burn edict but entire towns don't disappear from the map.
As for no burn we've had that in effect for maybe 40 years. It owes to the fact that it doesn't rain here from late April until October or November. It's prime growing season. The Mediterranean climate, days in the 70s, nights in the 50s most of the year. You get summer rain back East. When you throw in years of drought here from climate change it makes for the volatility of the fires we had last season, which were truly awful. California is a very progressive state on dealing with climate change. My son is a firefighter/paramedic who gets called out on wild fires. Scary stuff.