Originally Posted by kluang
8.9 scale and 32 people die.
if this earthquake hit indonesia, philiphines or india, it will be 320000 people die.
But still condolence to the family
Indeed... I consider this a warning shot from Mother Earth rather than full fury. People better get ready in case she really gets pissed off with us.
Terrible thing, but what happens when you live on the Ring of Fire. Morbidly interested to see how far the Tsunami goes, as there are warnings in California now. Also, didn't Hawaii have a minor quake too?
Maybe it's me, maybe it's the increase in monitoring technology and world media, but it just seems like the earthquakes are getting more violent and frequent. 2004 Indian Ocean/Indonesia + Tsunami (magnitude 9.1 - 9.3), plus 13 others in the past 4 years, all but one over 7. Chili has had 9 earthquakes in the past 5 years over a magnitude of 6, including an 8.8 in 2010, more than the previous 30 years combined. The Haitian earthquake, first major one in over 50 years was rather devastating. I don't remember even hearing about earthquakes in Australia or New Zealand before even (i'll put that one on the media).
Could mean nothing, but there is a stretch that has been relatively calm... West Coast of North America seems overdue. Particularly the northern portion.