Chile's Earthquake: We Can Protect Ourselves

We've now seen the destruction after the earthquake in Chile, and the utter devastation after the earthquake in Haiti. It is true, says a NASA geophysicist, that a major earthquake can shift the earth's axis by a couple of inches. Could such earthquakes happen here in the U.S.? They have before and will again. Can we protect against them? Yes. Some years ago I found myself on a catwalk beneath the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, wearing jeans, work boots and a body harness. The 1989...Full Story
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