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Old 05-23-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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In Florida we are ''Hurricane prone'' we haven't had a decent hurricane in eight years New York gets Hurricanes before wedo.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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Well, that poster also said on the East Coast you have to worry about hurricanes and blizzards… Miami, for example, doesn't get blizzards while Maine doesn't get hurricanes. It seemed to me like a general example, don't take it so personally.

Serious question, is CA the only state prone to earthquakes on the west coast?

Is the Pacific NW prone to mudslides, like the one that occurred in the Seattle area not too long ago?
Not to mention now Tsunamis.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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It depends on the area. Some don't move to the Bay Area or LA because of earthquakes. San Diego doesn't rest on the fault line, so it doesn't get the same danger of earthquakes, but we do get wildfires quite often, which scares people away. Places like Miami and New Orleans have a lot of people leaving or not moving there because of hurricanes and tropical storms. Chicago scares people away because of blizzards. People don't go to Hawaii to live because of tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Phoenix has haboobs that scare people, and Texas has severe drought. It really depends. By and large, I think COL has more to do with people not moving to a certain place than the extreme weather/natural disasters.
Chicago ses a paralyzing blizzard maybe once every 25 years.

Detroit sees a paralyzing blizzard maybe once every 50 years.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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In Florida we are ''Hurricane prone'' we haven't had a decent hurricane in eight years New York gets Hurricanes before wedo.
According to the National Weather Service, Miami is the most "hurricane prone" city in the country. But it's pretty relative, seeing as how Miami's annual probability of getting hit by a hurricane is only 11%, at least that's according to the National Weather Service...

People are also scared of earthquakes in LA and SF. Now here's my thing, Seattle's Metro is more prone to Epic "megathrust" earthquakes (of biblical destruction) than anywhere in CA. In fact, earthquakes in CA are so common that there is almost never enough energy built up to produce such a massive quake of around 9.0 magnitude, not to mention the fact that in CA subduction zones don't really exist on that scale. The Biggest quakes in CA are usually between 7 and 8 and happen every few decades. That's more frequent than the PNW but in the PNW when a big one hits, it's BIG. California cities often get an unfair shake about earthquakes. When in reality, Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and blizzards kill more people in one season than the last 50 years of earthquakes.
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