Next big natural disaster

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Next big natural disaster which will kill at least 5000 + e/e damages?

  1. Major eruption of Mt. Rainier

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Earthquake, at least 7.0, along San Andreas fault

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Tsunami hitting heavily populated coastal area

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Collision by huge meteorite

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Earthquake, at least 7.5, along New Madrid fault

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Category 5 hurricane in heavily urbanized/industrialized area

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Long, severe drought from global warming

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Eruption of SUPERvolcano of Yellowstone

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. Radiation sickness due to worsening atmospheric conditions/ozone depletion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Alcott

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    What is the next huge natural disaster in America which will kill at least 5000 people and cause very serious environmental and economic damages?
     
  2. Bob Farnaby

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    Voted 'Other" got no idea who your next president will be..


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  4. Alcott

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    Your link referes to the New Madrid "seismic zone" or fault line. And it has been 194 years since its last major subduction, so we are not within that time span mentioned, even though we are probably emerging from the Gaussian curve. As the years and decades go by, St. Louis and Memphis see increased risk of major destruction from the next quake.
     
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  5. LadyEagle

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    I didn't vote. I believe the next disaster which takes 5000 or more American lives will be caused by an islamic attack, probably nuclear.
     
  6. Alcott

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    That's not a natural disaster in the scope of the poll, or in any other sense I can see.
     
  7. Hope of Glory

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    My belief echoes that of LE, and because it's not natural, I voted otherwise.
     

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