To be honest when you are walking along a beach and you come across a sign like this it’s a bit scary, I admit I automatically scanned the horizon, then looked to see how far away higher ground was, too far for an unfit female no longer in the full bloom of joyful youth at any rate – and thus calculated my chances as nil in the event of the event.
I did however note that the sign looks very worn which was good news, and I also notice that all animals around me close to the water look totally happy, which is a good sign. I also suspect I would pick up the early warning signals because of the experience I had in Milan in 2012.
In Milan in May of 2012 I was in an apartment on the 5th floor, and work in panic demanding we leave the apartment – I was totally convinced that we had to get out of the apartment, outside, into the street, – naturally from a rational point of view going out into the Milanese street in the middle of the night does not seem like a clever or wise move. (Note to anyone who doesnt know: in many parts of Milan it would be a downright stupid move). However, my sense of panic made sense to me the next morning . A devastating earthquake hit Emilia Romana and the aftershock hit Milan around 8 or 9 am. The apartment building I was in was shuddering and the ceiling lamps were swinging wildly from side to side. So I guess I was picking up some early tremors or something. On the bright side I picked something up on the less bright side being human I ignored all signals and would do again. However, having been in Milan it was safe anyhow.