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Q: How often do earthquakes occur?

I know there was a bad one in 2008. Do you get tremors regularly?

10 years 41 weeks ago in  General  - Chengdu

 
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small ones, but as it gets closer to 2012 expect much more hehe

HugAPanda:

What's 2012? The end of the world? The rise of equality in China? I'm too sleepy to continue...

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too sleepy this late in the morning, you spend too much time hugging pandas at they are small and weak creatures. save a panda hug an american grizzly bear baby you'll wake up bright and early energetic and fully satisfied

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Aaa Crimo, if you had only likened yourself to a panda, I would have been all over you. ;) And I am in America.. 12 hours behind China. Your late in the mornings is my late at night.

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I think you'll be safe there now they had a fairly big one nothing should be due for awhile but then... You never know!

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come on ,that is earthquake, not weather forecast. how could possible people know what time it happen.
by the way ,let me told you a stupit story, there are only two countrys have national earthquake department: china and another small country i forget name. this china department claim in public that it is impossible to predict earthquake, and they also claim that goverment can't cancel their department because they try to predict and make prepare for earthquake. what a ridiculous thing it is Puzzled

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There is a National EQ info Center here in America. They don't pretend they can predict them, but they do researchand stuff, are trying to learn how to predict them. We don't get them where I am very often, but we felt minor tremors from 2 bigger ones in the last two years. Freaked me out. My parrot and my dog knew they were coming though, they both started acting funny shortly before each. We don't need eq centers, just watch the animals.

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Of course with 2008's big quake and all the aftershocks, Chengdu is dangerously close to a fault line. But think of it this way, all the buildings were built as fast and as cheap as possible. If something big happens again, no place is really safe. So you can't worry about it, just hang on for the ride and hope your building is still standing in the end.

HugAPanda:

Man, you know how to make a woman feel safe and warm and stuff :P

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Well that's the magic of the Middle Kingdom. Everything here will eventually kill you, so you kind of get where the idea of potential death doesn't really bother you anymore..... Welcome to China

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In China,, every night if you are in the hotel room next to mine.
God help you it's a 9 on the Richter scale.

HugAPanda:

Would that be because of your toilet escapades, or the cute chinese women you're bringing home? ;) Is that your tummy rumbling or are you just happy to see me?

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I never mentioned this before but I was very happy to find screamers there.

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Ambi's reading Zero ... 

 

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icnif77, don't tell anybody i read left wing rags, zero hedge, huffington shitpost, conspiracy nuts, etc, someone might get the idea that I am a well rounded knowlegeable individual instead of a asshole right wing hating piece of trash.

 

keep it on the down low, I have a reputation to protect and money to be made

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On September 21st 1999 Taiwan had a big earthquake.I was staying Yunlin.

Around 2am in the morning it happened,I was just getting off to sleep,then the building started shaking.It felt like a train was going through the apartment.We were in a 2 story apartment someone ran down the stairs waking everyone up telling us to get outside.

I got up out of bed trying to put on my Doc Martin boots,while being shaken from side to side.when we got outside everything went very quiet.a few minutes later we had a massive aftershock.A dump truck that was near us all 4 wheels were bouncing off the ground.we got different types of after shocks.sometimes the earth felt like it was dropping,then it felt like a wave,or it just shook.

we were not allowed to go back to the apartment we had sleep on the road for a week.there was no water,no internet service.I never slept for 3 weeks as a result of the earthquake.

I was on the bus on my way to a teaching job and we had a another big after shock and the bus nearly tipped over.

around 2700 people lost there lives,7.6 or 7.8 earthquake.

here are some photos I found on the internet,I have photos that i took at home.

The apartment we were staying in had big cracks in the wall and some of the floor was raised up.we were lucky that we did not die in the quake.

diverdude1:

wow!  I've felt two comparatively little ones.  Washington & Alaska.  Glad I wasn't in your shoes.  Glad you and yours made it through.

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Yeah quakes are freaky, you never get used to them and when they start you never know what's going to happen. I've been in a few decent sized quakes and lots of minor ones, I spent most of my youth living near fault lines so they were a regular thing.

 

I remember driving home from work once - open road so I was doing about 100km/h and all of a sudden my car was all over the road and I'm trying to avoid going into a ditch. I thought I'd hit a patch of oil or something until I got home and found out there had been a pretty big quake. The neighbours brick chimney fell over and fucked up their roof, they weren't the only ones, a lot of chimneys fell over.

 

I was in NZ when the Kaikoura quake hit, it was massive, 7.8 on the richter scale and it pushed the  seabed up above the water - something like 6 meters in some places. Forces of nature like that make you feel pretty small. I wasn't close enough to the epicentre to see real damage but it put a big crack across my ceiling, another one through the driveway and was a helluva way to wake up.

 

 

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Don't read Zero ... same as ambi ... ! 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-24/seismic-shocker-number-global-...

 

  

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dram blog,

Why is the number of earthquakes happening around the world increasing so dramatically? 

In recent days, we have seen very large earthquakes in Venezuela, Fiji, Italy and elsewhere.  Here in North America, significant quakes have rattled Oregon, Alaska and the west coast of Mexico.  As I reported on all of these important seismic events, it sure seemed like the number of earthquakes was rising, but I wanted to be sure.  I once worked as an attorney, and I was trained to only come to conclusions that were warranted by the facts.  So I decided to pull up the numbers, and what I discovered was extremely alarming.  It turns out that the number of earthquakes that we have witnessed over the last 30 days is more than 50 percent above normal.  Of course the Earth is constantly being pummeled by quakes, but this is a huge deviation from the norm

Could it be possible that we have entered a time when major Earth changes are going to start happening on a regular basis?  If so, what does that mean for the future of our society?

If you go to Earthquake Track, you will find the latest data on all earthquakes that have happened all over the planet.

According to their numbers, there have been 82,845 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater over the last 365 days.  That is an enormous number of earthquakes, but most of them are so small that they can’t really be felt.

When you divide 82,845 earthquakes by 365 days, you get an average of about 227 earthquakes per day over the past year.

And when you multiply 227 earthquakes by 30 days, you get an average of 6,810 earthquakes per 30 days over the last 12 months.

But there have been a whole lot more than 6,810 earthquakes over the last 30 days.  In fact, Earthquake Track tells us that there have been 10,901 earthquakesover the last 30 days.

That means that the number of earthquakes over the last 30 days is more than 50 percent above normal, and that is big news.  Unfortunately, the mainstream media in the United States is almost entirely ignoring this story because they are preoccupied with other things at the moment.

Most of the earthquakes over the last 30 days have happened along the Ring of Fire, and a British news source tells us that over 90 percent of all quakes tend to happen along this seismic zone which roughly encircles the Pacific Ocean…

The Pacific Ring of Fire is the most geologically active region in the world.

More than 90 percent of earthquakes occur here, as well as 22 or the 25 biggest volcanic eruptions in history.

The entire west coast of the continental United States and the entire southern coast of Alaska fall directly along the Ring of Fire.  Over the past several days Alaska has been hit by dozens of earthquakes, including a huge magnitude 6.3 shaker

The eruption, which occurred in the remote Andrean of Islands region of Alaska, happened at around 4.30am BST and had a depth of 27 miles.

There has been a total of 35 earthquakes in Alaska in the last two days, ranging from 2.5 in magnitude to 6.3 according to the USGS.

There have also been some quakes off the west coast of the U.S., but so far California itself has been largely unaffected.

However, the experts assure us that California is “overdue” for a major earthquake…

Richard Aster, Professor of Geophysics at Colorado State University, warned recently California is in an “earthquake drought” and overdue a 7.0 quake.

He said: “Although many Californians can recount experiencing an earthquake, most have never personally experienced a strong one.

“For major events, with magnitudes of seven or greater, California is actually in an earthquake drought.”

The fact that there hasn’t been a very large quake in the region for a very long time may be a really bad sign, because tectonic stress along the Juan de Fuca plate is constantly building up.

At some point that stress must be released, and that is when we will see “the Big One”

Geologist Erik Klemetti said: “The Big One will be generated by the stress built up as the Juan de Fuca plate off the coast of Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia slides underneath North America.

“The plates can stick, creating stress that is sometimes released as giant earthquakes – and many smaller ones.

“The ‘snapping’ back of the plate can create tsunamis, just as we saw in 2004 off Indonesia and 2011 off Japan.”

The west coast of the United States is the center of the global tech industry.  If the “Big One” were to hit, it would be absolutely crippling for the entire global economy.

And I don’t know if this is related to seismic activity, but ocean temperatures off of the California coast have been hitting unprecedented record highs in recent weeks.  Experts are warning that millions of sea creatures are “in real peril” as temperatures rise to levels that may cause sea creatures to start dying off in massive numbers.

This is yet another story that the mainstream news is “too busy” to talk about.

Our planet is undergoing dramatic changes, and this is something that I have been writing about for a long time, but now those changes appear to be greatly accelerating.  Earthquake swarms come and go, but for the total number of global earthquakes in a 30 day period to be more than 50 percent above normal is definitely unusual.

Hopefully all of this seismic activity will settle down in September, but what if it doesn’t?

What if our planet continues to become even more unstable and unprecedented seismic events begin devastating major cities all over the globe?

As I have previously warned, a dramatic rise in planetary instability could have very serious implications for the future of our society.  We are already teetering on the precipice of global systemic collapse, and it definitely wouldn’t take too much to push us over the edge.

 

 

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