[Clayart] Cal fires

Vince Pitelka vpitelka at dtccom.net
Mon Aug 6 21:12:44 EDT 2018

Most people don't know this, but virtually the entire west coast is subject to the possibility of catastrophic earthquakes. Just in the past few weeks, swarms of tremors were reported in the Cascadia subduction zone, which extends from south of Eureka, CA well up into British Columbia.  In the zone there is a periodic "slow slip" along the fault line between a series of off-shore tectonic plates and the North American plate.  The risk of a catastrophic earthquake in the zone is always highest during this "slow slip" period.  I am currently staying with my cousin Ted above Clam Beach north of Arcata in Humboldt County, and their home is about 60 elevation, well within the reach of the tsunami resulting from a major earthquake.  It does give one pause.  
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Retired Faculty, Appalachian Center for Craft
School of Art, Craft & Design, Tennessee Tech University
Now residing Chapel Hill, NC 27516
vpitelka at dtccom.net

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From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brown
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 1:23 PM
To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Subject: [Clayart] Cal fires

Gregg, lived in southern Cal for over 10 years - San Diego and Mission Viejo - and many years in FL.  From San Francisco south you have earthquakes, fires, dry season most of the year and then floods.  Sadly, many of the fires are set.

The rest of the west coast not so much the earthquakes.  The NW has the potential of serious volcano actions which will be catastrophic if/when they happen.  FL, the Gulf coast and up the east coast has hurricanes - every year.  Just don't know how bad they will be.

Huge parts of the country have tornadoes to deal with.

Each of these have profound affects on the people, animals, plants living in these areas which the rest of the country can't even begin to imagine - life and death affects, not counting the loss of everything one has worked so hard to get.

At least in hurricane season one usually knows ahead of time that it is coming and can make plans - not so much for the others.

Take care and good luck - here is hoping that sooner rather then later we will take global warming seriously. That won't help us in our life times but maybe help those we leave behind. - jim

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