Dome Homes in Brenham TX.  Concrete domes are strong, highly resistant to damage by earthquake, lightning, hurricane, and wind. FEMA rates this type of construction as ‘near-absolute protection’ from F5 tornadoes and Category 5 Hurricanes.

Dome Homes in Brenham TX. Concrete domes are strong, highly resistant to damage by earthquake, lightning, hurricane, and wind. FEMA rates this type of construction as ‘near-absolute protection’ from F5 tornadoes and Category 5 Hurricanes.

An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

Flood water destruction! Island Heat Products http://www.islandheat.com for Trending Clothing Styles and Great Gift Idea’s.

Flood water destruction! Island Heat Products http://www.islandheat.com for Trending Clothing Styles and Great Gift Idea’s.

This picture, taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21,  shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture

This picture, taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21, shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture

~Volcanic Eruption ~ Mount Sinabung spews a column of hot gas and ash skyward, as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district, on November 14, 2013 | Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images~~

~Volcanic Eruption ~ Mount Sinabung spews a column of hot gas and ash skyward, as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district, on November 14, 2013 | Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images~~

World map of earthquakes since 1898 This is what happens when you plot over a century of earthquake data, with the magnitude of the earthquakes dictating the brightness of the coloration on the map—you get an incredible image of Earth’s tectonic plate boundaries in glowing relief. Fun fact: 1898 was also the year Tesla claimed to have unveiled a version of his oscillator that caused an earthquake in New York, later earning the device the nickname “Tesla’s earthquake machine.”

World map of earthquakes since 1898 This is what happens when you plot over a century of earthquake data, with the magnitude of the earthquakes dictating the brightness of the coloration on the map—you get an incredible image of Earth’s tectonic plate boundaries in glowing relief. Fun fact: 1898 was also the year Tesla claimed to have unveiled a version of his oscillator that caused an earthquake in New York, later earning the device the nickname “Tesla’s earthquake machine.”

Folsom Street, San Francisco after the Great Earthquake of April 18th, 1906.  How terrifying would that have been?

Folsom Street, San Francisco after the Great Earthquake of April 18th, 1906. How terrifying would that have been?

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