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Massive earthquake in Equadore: At least 246 dead
04-18-2016, 06:56 PM #16
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-18-2016, 05:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(04-18-2016, 05:00 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif

Not to detract from the levity but, the death toll is now at 350. sad2.gif

http://www.breitbart.com/national-securi...0-ecuador/

It can be difficult to really understand the level of destruction and human tragedy when people - like me - have never experienced it. I can only imagine.

I've never been in a situation with so much loss of life, but I have seen a time where nearly an entire county was completely leveled by a bunch of tornadoes. Fortunately, only a few people were killed. You pick up the pieces and rebuild. Life goes on and all things pass.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-18-2016, 07:03 PM #17
Kreeper Griobhtha
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And you are right, it is hard to imagine that level of destruction without experiencing it first hand. No pictures or videos could ever do it justice. Being where a town used to be and turning in a circle and seeing nothing but a chaotic landfill is powerful. memorable. Buildings, cars, light poles, woods, everything- gone and replaced by an endless pile of rubble and debris... It is both terrible and awe inspiring. It was as if the entire area had been dropped into a giant blender.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-18-2016, 08:50 PM #18
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
I know the terror of experiencing a tornado and the shock of seeing the aftermath, such as trees split in half. But it only lasted nutes and the neighbourhood damage was minimal, I guess. Nothing compared to what Ocker and others must experience from earthquakes.
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04-18-2016, 08:51 PM #19
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(04-18-2016, 08:50 PM)US nli Wrote:  I know the terror of experiencing a tornado and the shock of seeing the aftermath, such as trees split in half. But it only lasted nutes and the neighbourhood damage was minimal, I guess. Nothing compared to what Ocker and others must experience from earthquakes.

... lasted minutes ...
04-18-2016, 10:49 PM #20
Octo Mother Superior
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I can't imagine... uhoh.gif
04-18-2016, 11:39 PM #21
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah, that's pretty close to hell on earth.

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04-19-2016, 08:08 AM #22
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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my battery died as I was writing that post

it was supposed to read ,,, They Build Like Wasp , Man , no wonder so many casualties
the population density combined with the crappy construction techniques as well
as Mud for Materials ,,, Mud as in what Wasp use for their Hives .

But cool pic of Wasp type dude anyway
04-19-2016, 03:57 PM #23
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-18-2016, 08:50 PM)US nli Wrote:  I know the terror of experiencing a tornado and the shock of seeing the aftermath, such as trees split in half. But it only lasted nutes and the neighbourhood damage was minimal, I guess. Nothing compared to what Ocker and others must experience from earthquakes.

You should try sitting through a category 4 or 5 hurricane. That is destructive terror that lasts for hours.

Nature can be a terrible mistress.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-19-2016, 04:04 PM #24
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-19-2016, 03:57 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(04-18-2016, 08:50 PM)US nli Wrote:  I know the terror of experiencing a tornado and the shock of seeing the aftermath, such as trees split in half. But it only lasted nutes and the neighbourhood damage was minimal, I guess. Nothing compared to what Ocker and others must experience from earthquakes.

You should try sitting through a category 4 or 5 hurricane. That is destructive terror that lasts for hours.

Nature can be a terrible mistress.

I recall seeing the aftermath of a hurricane, level 2, when visiting Florida and there was a great deal of damage.
04-19-2016, 04:38 PM #25
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The video at the link predicts more doom.jpg

What's with these earthquake prone cities not constructing buildings to withstand earthquakes or ensuring potential mud slides are braced? sad2.gif

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/disast...f-fire.htm



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