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7.8 Quake Strikes Indonesia
Posted 4/6/10
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia at 5:15:02 A.M local time. A local tsunami watch has been issued for Indonesia and surrounding areas.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010utc5.php
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04...thquake-strikes-northern-sumatra/
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Posted 4/7/10
damn whats with all these earthquakes all of a sudden. Is it the end of the world???? =O
Posted 4/7/10
Things aren't looking to well for Planet Earth lately
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its Sad but no at all too surprising. there are theories that Earthquakes can cause other EQ's to happen. I think we will see some more EQ's happen followed by a long lull. none the less there is Nothing we can Do about EQ's because we have NO control over them. what we can do is prepare our buildings for the worst
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WOAH !! so many earthquakes !! damn , whats happening in the world ? XDD
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32 / M / Australia
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Posted 4/7/10
Every time there's an earthquake these threads get filled with 'ohes noes end o teh werld!' posts.

Tiny earthquakes like this happening every few months is normal for our planet. There have always been earthquakes. When we start seeing R9+ quakes daily, then something is up. Until then it's just the planet's tectonic plates moving slowly along as they always have.

In 200 million years the plates will all come together for the world's 3rd super-continent, Pangaea Ultima! Pity we won't be here to see it
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Posted 4/7/10
WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!
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Well, these recent earthquakes are pretty strong.
Now I am not a geologist, but is it possible that this has always happened every year and we are only hearing about this because the quakes happened in populated areas?
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27 / M / The Newer Jersey
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Posted 4/7/10
This is crazy, who hasnt been hit by an earthquake
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wth a row of quakes..
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They stole our California thunder by beating our 7.7 quake.
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31 / M / NW England
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Ahhh and suddenly there was something good about living in seismically stable England!

Knew there had to be something! (Well, other than the distinct lack of venomous wildlife ). We do get the very occasional earthquake but they're generally so minor they barely make things rattle, so quite lucky in that respect. The south is prone to flooding though, and we also have the occasional mini-tornado, but they're so pathetic that most Americans would stand there and mock it I imagine

Still, glad I don't live somewhere surrounded by water and prone to earthquakes....
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Posted 4/7/10

LemonyPanda wrote:

damn whats with all these earthquakes all of a sudden. Is it the end of the world???? =O


yea... we're all gonna die........ 4 big earthquakes w/in the past 2-3 monthes..... this isn't good ><
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32 / M / Australia
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Bluking wrote:

Well, these recent earthquakes are pretty strong.
Now I am not a geologist, but is it possible that this has always happened every year and we are only hearing about this because the quakes happened in populated areas?


Pretty much. For example, the Haiti earthquake in January was only Richter 7.0, and killed 230,000+ people. Yet in 1960, the largest ever recorded quake on earth (Richter 9.5) only killed 6000, and mostly through tsunamis. Earthquakes ranging 6-8 happen a lot more often than people think, they're simply well underground, or in isolated areas.

The people saying quakes like these are the end of the world are stupid. It's like saying skipping will make you explode. Each jump might destroy tiny clusters of cells under the pressure, but it's hardly going to tear you apart. If anything, it's really good cardio. We need to look at the bigger picture. These minor earthquakes are a small price to pay for a tectonic system that stops our planet from becoming a dead rock like Mars.
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