Tsunami Warning System

by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 13:12 (236 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Not a tsunami story but it is about early warning systems - I spent a college summer working in coal mine construction in West Virginia - 1968. Made $250/week. Major money back then. We rode a little train down to the face that was being cut to get to the coal vein. Rode back up for lunch.
I saw a miner taking bread scraps back down to feed the rats. I asked why and he told me "boy when the rats start running race them up the slope. They hear the cave in before it happens." Not very comforting when you spend the night a mile underground. I bought a 1965 Mustang at the end of the summer and had enough left over for tuition at WVU.

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