Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2011, 11:18 PM   #31 
bahamut285's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
I know I'm 3 pages late, and I didn't read anything lol, but as a wannabe engineer...

Most human HOUSES in earthquake prone areas are specially designed to withstand P and S waves from earthquakes. Therefore, technically anything inside your house should also be relatively safe.

I don't know about any of your houses, but I know most houses on the Ring of Fire have shear support, in which the house sways so it doesn't build up shear pressure from the movement of earthquakes. In fact, bolting stuff down makes it worse :P

Of course, on the other hand, too much sway could cause a dangerous harmonic motion that will just make it much much worse XD

In any case, accidents will and do happen. I googled around, a lot of people enjoy the use of these:
bahamut285 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #32 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Oh yeah, I learned about the harmonic motion from Mythbusters. They were trying to bring a bridge down, kind of like the Tacoma bridge.

I'm about 100 miles from SF but my house was built in the early '70s so I don't know about earthquake proof. The doors swayed a lot in the '89 quake.

I guess I don't want to sound callous or like I don't love my fish enough but in a catastrophic earthquake, the Big One that the news has been harping on lately, I think I'll be concerned my cats and my family first. My fish aren't going anywhere, I know that much, but my cats could take off and I'd never find them and of course, my family could get hurt.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.