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which cities are the most geographically stable?

speaking of quakes and etc. just wondering, which cities are the most stable? safe from many natural disasters.
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Which ever city lies in the middle of a plain with no mountains/volcanoes. Usually no landforms = no seismic activity.
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chinesedevil wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2011 11:00 pm
Which ever city lies in the middle of a plain with no mountains/volcanoes. Usually no landforms = no seismic activity.

but there will be a higher chance of tornadoes if you're living on the plains? :confused:
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AcidBomber wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2011 11:45 pm
but there will be a higher chance of tornadoes if you're living on the plains? :confused:

Good point, live underground? :lol:
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Most of Europe.
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Canadian Shield, nuff said.
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That's not very nice....and you're missing out on a lot of valuable knowledge if you ignore me. Your loss.
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Canadian Shield, some of the oldest rocks on the planet, very stable. So anywhere north of Sudbury.
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chinesedevil wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2011 11:48 pm
Good point, live underground? :lol:

flooding.
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gman wrote:
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flooding.

i guess we need to find a way to live above the stratosphere for stable environment?
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chinesedevil wrote:
Mar 24th, 2011 1:28 am
i guess we need to find a way to live above the stratosphere for stable environment?

I mean besides tornado, plains has flooding. Living underground in the plains (that becomes a river) may not be a good thing.
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Mar 24th, 2011 1:33 am
All u need is to live in this. This thing will withstand almost anything. :razz:

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Except in an earthquake, you can be sandwiched.
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This Canadian Shield area sounds intriguing. Tell me more, the cities there sounds like they are very vibrant with lots of things to do and real metropolitan like right?

If we are talking about big global cities, I believe the most stable city in the world is Singapore. Despite all the natural disasters around it (earthquakes, tsunami, floods), Singapore is never affected by it. Its location is very unique. Despite being an island and near the ring of fire, it is not on a fault line. It is also shielded on all sides by Malaysia and Indonesia so no tsunami can hit it. The 2004 earthquake was a good example. Despite the epicenter being relatively close, Singapore was not damaged at all. There are also no hurricanes and tornado, something Toronto cannot claim. The only real natural disaster that I can think of is mini flash floods, which occurs very infrequently. Also, Singapore gets hazy days, but it's from forest fires in Indonesia. Other than that, Singapore is a haven of safety.

Check out this map of earthquakes from 1963 to 1998. You can see that Singapore is like the eye of a hurricane. Western Europe is not very stable. Singapore is your best bet for a natural disaster free big city.
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