(04-25-2015, 04:56 PM)Shadow Wrote: Seems like the planet is getting restless.
A lot of big ones in the last week
Yep and also the Volcanoes going of. CERN anyone?
I can't even begin to imagine the horror, when terra firma itself gives way...
Heart goes out to the victims.
Quote:International efforts to get search and rescue teams on the ground while there is still a chance of retrieving people alive from the rubble were gaining momentum on Sunday.
The US pledged $1m to the aid effort and said it would send a disaster response team, and Sri Lanka said it would contribute a plane with doctors, engineers and other supplies. Britain was sending a team of experts and a 68-strong search and rescue team from China was due to arrive later on Sunday.
India sent in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams. The Australian government pledged a $5m aid package.
Whilst the Nepal Earthquake is now the centre of global attention, the true pattern of loss is not yet apparent. As usual, the focus in the first 24 hours is on the locations that have both media presence and easy telecommunications – in this case Kathmandu. The impacts there are undoubtedly serious, especially for historic masonry buildings, and the city will never be the same again. But the true impacts of this event are going to have been felt in the rural areas to the north of the city. At present there is little information from those districts, but expect the picture to be tragic as it emerges over the next two days.
Because there has always been many earthquakes of various magnitudes happening all over the world all the time...
And its exactly because of our modern day instant access to news worthy natural disaster events and the fact that there are now earthquake sensors positioned all over the earth that makes them seem more frequent and severe but they really are no more or less than they always were and still are...
I mean think about how for example when there was a terrible earthquake in china around only a hundred and twenty five years ago that destroyed an entire city and killed thousands of people we wouldnt even find out about it on the other side of the world for at least several weeks later but now we would know about it practically while it was still going on...
And the same thing goes for tornadoes and hurricanes and volcanic eruptions and tidal waves ect ect...
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