Hello everyone! I know this thread is old, but I thought I might get more replies posting on here than starting a new thread.
My dh is interviewing with some schools up in Alaska and we think it is likely that we will be moving there this summer.
We lived in Alaska (Kenai) for one year back in 2007 so we know a little bit about what it is like to live in Alaska. Although, I know that it varies a lot from area to area.
However, there is one thing I discovered that makes me feel really nervous. I had no idea that Alaska has so many earthquakes! I can't believe I lived there for an entire year and was completely unaware, uneducated and unprepared for that to happen. During our year in Kenai I never felt an earthquake and no one ever mentioned them.
However, looking at this http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/Seis/recenteqs/ makes me realize that Alaska gets quite a few!
I know most of them are really small and you can't feel them, but do they make anyone else nervous?
Maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but it scares me to think about moving up there and something happening to a member(s) of our family if there is a big earthquake.
I also know there are risks everywhere and we can't protect ourselves from everything. I guess I am just not used to this particular risk. I grew up in an area that was pretty much safe from most Natural Disasters (Eastern WA).
I would just like to hear some opinions. This is a really good opportunity for us. We think dh can make enough income to pay off some of our debt. Also, some of the principals are willing to help him with his Administrative Internship, which means that the next year he could even apply for Principal jobs. All of that is on hold right now where we live.