So you mean all those movies in which it was destroyed lied to me or do they just keep rebuilding it?
Is that number greater than, or less than, the number of times that New York has been destroyed? (Strangely, these movies never seem to mention two big US cities that really are at serious risk of being destroyed, Miami and New Orleans).
Not widely known that Portland and Seattle (and Vancouver) are probably at more risk of a Really Big earthquake than the Californian cites are, too. California's earthquakes are more frequent but upper 7s is about as high as the San Andreas is capable of, whereas it's thought that the faults further north are capable of a 9+. There's geological evidence (and documentary evidence of the tsunami it caused in Japan) of one on that scale in 1700.
My research tells me it's been destroyed a dozen times in movies: five times by giant monster attacks and three times by earthquakes or earthquake related incidents.
Thanks Jenny - you mentioning the O event has determined what I'm doing this afternoon - my Golden Gate bridge jigsaw puzzle purchased by junior on his trip there in 2013. He did a lot of running around the city and along some shores where he could. Credit due to him - it was one of his first stops and he carried the box for another 3 weeks - box is 30cm by 50cm - and in perfect condition.
Ha! So glad you got out to O in BAOC-land. ;-)
I made the decision to attend after reading the event info which promised "no poison oak". It also promised that any snakes which might be sighted wouldn't be poisonous but I was less fazed about that :)
Don't always believe everything you are promised :-)