Originally Posted by vaticanplum
I think what freaked me out the most was the way they talked about potential fire, which is my number one phobia, to the degree that I won't even allow matches in the house. Most major buildings in San Francisco are earthquake-proof at this point, but a major earthquake (which, according to the Discovery Channel, IS DEFINITELY COMING, just nobody knows when) would set off a chain of horrible fires. Most importantly, San Francisco is so expensive now that most firefighters live in Oakland. In the case of a huge earthquake, no one will be able to get over from Oakland because the bridges will be out. So they'll basically have to put out major raging fires in the city with a skeleton crew of whoever happens to be there when the earthquake happens. So everyone's going to get burned to death. At least that's what I took away from this Discovery Channel special.
Well, I think perhaps you are over thinking this. But it's your phobia good luck!
30 years I've lived out here and just one major shake, albeit a big one, now I've got volcanos, tsunamis and earthquakes to worry about