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6.4 Earthquake in Taiwan
Posted 3/5/10
The Earth seems to be pissed off so far this year.


All the article says injuries reported, it's not the strongest earthquake to hit the country apparently, 1999 Earthquake killed over 2,000 people. No word on any deaths, if any.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_taiwan_earthquake
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/03/taiwan.quake/?hpt=T2


TAIPEI, Taiwan – A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Local news reports said several people were injured.

No tsunami alert was issued. The quake was centered in the same mountainous region of rural Kaohsiung county that endured the brunt of the damage from Typhoon Morakot, a devastating storm that killed about 700 people last August.
Posted 3/5/10
That's frightening.
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Posted 3/5/10
Damn. that is so scary. The earth starting to get mess up.
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Posted 3/5/10
The world must be ending theres just been too many quakes
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ill wait for the the dinosaur-crusher~~ err i mean world ending meteor before i freak out about the end of the world!

but wow that is a lot of strong quakes in a short amount of time....
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Posted 3/5/10
and to think that 2012 is said to b worse...
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Posted 3/5/10
There was a 8.8 one that hit Chile the pass week. =/
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Posted 3/5/10
2012 my ass, the world is not going to end in 2012 so just calm down. and Earthquakes have been known to Trigger other earthquakes as well so this news is nothing new to me.

oh and the Earth is not "pissed off" Earthquakes are Natural disasters that we Cannot stop or Cause
Posted 3/5/10
You know I'm starting to believe maybe the world is ending, all these earthquakes jeez :/. . .poor people
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Posted 3/5/10

on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province of China and killed at least 68,000 people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Sichuan_earthquake


And noone was talking about the End of the World.

Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deadly_earthquakes_since_1900
1900-1909: 49
1910-1919: 45
1920-1929: 60
1930-1939: 67
1940-1949: 84
1950-1959: 75
1960-1969: 98
1970-1979: 161
1980-1989: 208
1990-1999: 238
2000-2009: 222
2010: 2



Well, maybe there is a reason to feel a little anxious... but even if the world would end, there is nothing we could do about it, so why bothering? Also, there are several reasons why the number of earthquakes would increase.

1. There are more people living on earth, so there are also more people who could witness an earthquake.
2. TV, Radio and Internet. It would be literally impossible for a sack of rice to fall over in China unwitnessed.

No real reason to be afraid!
Posted 3/5/10
What's with all these earthquakes? Sheesh. 2012 my butt, I don't believe it. I'm graduating that year too, it's funny 'cause my graduating class is always "Right after we get out of highschool, we're all gonna die!" I just play along with it though, find it quite amusing.
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Posted 3/5/10
wait, there was another one?
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Posted 4/25/10
global warming
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what global warming got to do with quakes -.-
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