I found it really interesting that Meade said we should be preparing to respond to earthquakes instead of preparing for them. To me, that was really counterintuitive, but on further thought, it started to make sense. The time periods they give for their predictions are very very large, so you cannot, for instance, evacuate a city for forty years. However, keeping more supplies around a city for if and when an earthquake does come is very doable.
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Hey Zev, that was a point I found interesting too. I wonder if there will ever come a time where humans actually decide to take the evacuation approach, and finally migrate inland away from potential earthquake sites, or if we'll continue to be comfortable with the level of risk and keep living along coastlines. If such a migration were to occur, it would likely be spurred by a catastrophic earthquake, or series of earthquakes.