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    Default Re: I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    A 6.5 earthquake in Central Japan just now. One of our members pm'd to say he was in the middle of it - Breaking News caught up pretty quickly.
    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/jap...ke-449940.html
    So far no reports of any injuries - Haiti was unprecedented in the numbers of deaths and injuries caused.

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    http://www.google.ie/search?q=mexica...ed=0CBAQsQQwAA

    7.2 Earthquake on the Mexican Coast, felt as far up as California.

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    Another biggie Sumatra 7.8.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DvrkhqO_QM&playnext_from=TL&videos=88PjPL F1tes"]YouTube- 7.8 earthquake strikes Sumatra in Indonesia[/ame]
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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    6.9 magnitude quake in northwestern China's remote Qinghai province. Death toll presently in the hundreds

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0414/china.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Flower View Post
    A 6.5 earthquake in Central Japan just now. One of our members pm'd to say he was in the middle of it - Breaking News caught up pretty quickly.
    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/jap...ke-449940.html
    So far no reports of any injuries - Haiti was unprecedented in the numbers of deaths and injuries caused.
    I was the one that was in the Quake in Japan, referred to here.
    I have been in many over the years, this being the biggest at 6.6.
    I was lying in bed in hotel with laptop on chest working. It is, to say the least, interesting.
    There was no sound before or after it, it lasted 30-40seconds. It was necessary to hold onto the bed. Being on the 5th floor I had zero chance of getting out if there was going to be damage to the hotel, there was none.
    Most importantly to me was it gave me a deep understanding why so many are killed it a major quake like Haiti. you have no time to run you can only hope you survive. I did not have that fear as the buildings are are constructed to withstand major quakes.
    Unusual experience however. I was also there in October last when the Super Typhoon hit, here you get warning and you just do not leave your room.

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    Default Re: Qinghai Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    It is a very strange feeling of complete powerlessness and uncertainty, isn't it ?

    There's been a 6.5 earthquake in Tibet today, with more than 800 people killed and a lot injured.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    More than 1,800 people died in China last week and 100,000 homes are reported to have been destroyed.

    This site shows the location of earthquakes in the last 7 days, not including those in Iceland.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xray View Post
    i am sure if they were becoming significantly more common we would hear about it. I suspect it is just on of those things, it has happened before and will again.
    We are very lucky. I remember the one in the Irish sea in the 80s, I was in bed in the morning and the house started shaking, I thought it was a truck or plane passing.
    If there were a change in seismic or volcanic activity in Ireland, the insurers would hear about it first, long before the 'punters' would spot any change. I guess all we'd notice would be the rise in the price of home coverage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ryder View Post
    If there were a change in seismic or volcanic activity in Ireland, the insurers would hear about it first, long before the 'punters' would spot any change. I guess all we'd notice would be the rise in the price of home coverage!
    LOL OPPS LOL
    Nah Dont think so
    On a Serious Note we are already paying money we cannot afford to areas affected by Natural Disaster,
    Home is where the heart is.

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    Another 5.8 earthquake in Chile, felt in Santiago.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/qua...le-456150.html
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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    Tsnami alert. Maybe think of moving to higher ground.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/tsu...an-461439.html

    A tsunami watch has been issued for all areas of the Indian Ocean following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake.

    The epicentre was around 100 miles from India's Nicobar Islands.

    The alert covers coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia.


    Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/tsu...#ixzz0qg2JZCUt

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii also revised an earlier regional tsunami watch that was put in effect for all areas of the Indian Ocean, including India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia.

    'Due to the downward revision of the earthquake magnitude to 7.5 as well as additional analysis of the earthquake ... the area of the watch is now reduced only to India,' it said on its website (www.weather.gov/ptwc/).

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    5.7 earthquake about 6 hours ago in California.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    A 2.6 earthquake under Washington D.C. rattle the coffee cups today.


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38274327/ns/us_news-life/

    Correction - 3.6
    Last edited by C. Flower; 16-07-2010 at 10:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Earthquake - I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet - (From Tok)

    7.2 earthquake at Mindanao, the Philipines - move to high ground I think if you are anywhere about that direction.

    http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/db/eqpa...id=gfz2010oikx

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