April 21, 2016, Prescott- I have been thinking, a lot, about the recent flurry of earthquakes that have caused so much destruction in places like Manta, Ecuador and Kumamoto, Japan. on our turbulent planet, quakes seem to come and go in series, but the truth is, Earth is never still.
Some react to these events by issuing stern warnings about the “Big One”. Others, and I include myself in this category, have been rather “business as usual”, in that regard. I don’t feel like anything humongous, other than at a relatively local level, is going to happen, any time soon. I have an emergency bag at the ready, but that has as much to do with living at the edge of a dry forest, as it is about getting ready to flee a broken coastline.
Nonetheless, there is only so much turbulence that our resilient planet can handle, so the question begs: How seriously do we take the prophecies of doom?