Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fun Earthquake Preparation - Ontario Earthquake


When the magnitude 5.0 event actually happened at 1:41 p.m., those best laid plans fell apart.

The Earthquakes Canada website crashed within minutes. So did phone lines to the government seismologists. (The Government Operations Centre, a federal nerve centre for disasters, was reduced to regurgitating news lifted from media websites.)

Looks like we got the Canadian version of a Wikileaks release!

This has happened before.  They centralize everything, and it all comes in like a big sewer flood!  The system always crashes.  Then they bump it up 10% and say it will never happen again.  When the earthquake happened, I got all my information from Twitter, and the US site.  My blog went up to 10,000 hits!  When we have our Toronto earthquake expect some real fun!  :)

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