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.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Seriously, you make threads about every earthquake above a 3.0 for like a month, then stop when an 8.8 one hits Chile sending a possible tsunami across the Pacific that could hit Hawaii and the west coast? You all make no sense. :[

Discuss! The article is over there~

Artilcle (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_chile_earthquake;_ylt=AjY8l0UdBqiCsVXTdHAP87FH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTM4MmIyaWFqBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMjI3L2x0X2NoaWxlX2VhcnRocXVha2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDaHVnZXF1YWtlaGl0)

Zorua
February 27th, 2010, 11:21 AM
I saw this in the news.

Best prayers go out to the people in Chile; I hope they're going to be okay. D:

Caelus
February 27th, 2010, 11:22 AM
I was actually on the verge of making a Chile thread...

But yeah, this looks pretty bad. My condolences goes out to everyone affected by this and to those who will be affected.

OokamiShipper
February 27th, 2010, 11:42 AM
I was gonna make a thread about Chile when I read about it online...xD

My heart goes to everyone who's lost loved ones and their homes, I hope the Chileans get through this.

First Haiti, then Chile, Mother Nature's been livid lately...^^;

twocows
February 27th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Jeez, an 8.8? That's REALLY big; buildings collapse at earthquakes magnitudes lower than that. I haven't looked into it, but here's hoping it didn't hit a major city.

.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Jeez, an 8.8? That's REALLY big; buildings collapse at earthquakes magnitudes lower than that. I haven't looked into it, but here's hoping it didn't hit a major city.
There is a lot of damage in Santiago, the capital of Chile. But the earthquake itself was 250 KM away. In fact, no one felt the earthquake at it's peak because it was in a remote part of the coast.

Not a lot of people have died, compared to what earthquakes that size usually do result in. I think the death tole right now is 147.

twocows
February 27th, 2010, 11:57 AM
There is a lot of damage in Santiago, the capital of Chile. But the earthquake itself was 250 KM away. In fact, no one felt the earthquake at it's peak because it was in a remote part of the coast.

Not a lot of people have died, compared to what earthquakes that size usually do result in. I think the death tole right now is 147.
That's a relief. If an 8.8 hit a city directly, there wouldn't be much left.

.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 11:58 AM
That's a relief. If an 8.8 hit a city directly, there wouldn't be much left.
Yes, that would be extremely devastating. :[ Santiago would probably resemble San Fransisco after the 1906 earthquake if that were the case, probably even worse.

The earthquake was actually rather deep too, which lowers the effect on the surface. So that is good.

Mattysaurus
February 27th, 2010, 12:10 PM
So what your saying is, there is a chance of a tsunami hitting the west coast of the US?

I live there. ;;

Lt_Nite
February 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Heard about it early this morning, so sad but at least not many people died but then again 1 is too many, just hope this tsunami doesn't do any more damage. Thoughts go out to the people of Chile.

.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 12:13 PM
So what your saying is, there is a chance of a tsunami hitting the west coast of the US?

I live there. ;;
You live in Las Vegas, which is no where near the coast. xD And the west coast will probably get like a one foot wave because they point towards the west, not the south. So it won't direct hit it.

The Cynic
February 27th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Seriously, you make threads about every earthquake above a 3.0 for like a month, then stop when an 8.8 one hits Chile sending a possible tsunami across the Pacific that could hit Hawaii and the west coast? You all make no sense. :[

Discuss! The article is over there~

Artilcle (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_chile_earthquake;_ylt=AjY8l0UdBqiCsVXTdHAP87FH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTM4MmIyaWFqBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMjI3L2x0X2NoaWxlX2VhcnRocXVha2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDaHVnZXF1YWtlaGl0)

By 8.8 do you mean the richter scale? Its just seismologists don't actually use that to measure earhtquakes any more as it's very innacurate and dosn't actually give a very clear picture. For the 3 decades we have used MMS (moment magnitude scale). The richter scale is only used by the media. The Richter scale measures the seismic waves (or vibrations) felt 600km / 373 miles away. The MMS is an expression of the energy released by the earthquake. It multiplies the distance of the slip between the 2 parts of the fault by the total area affected. It is much more accurate at measuring an earthquake's energy. Yes, I did geography at highschool.

The point of my smartarse-ness there is to say that something that measure 3.0 on the richer scale can cause more damage than 8.0. Don't assume that an earthquake's importance is measure by the richter scale.

All earthquakes change lives, therefore you can not call some earthquakes less important than others. That is why. See it does make sense!

~The Cynic~

.Gamer
February 27th, 2010, 12:22 PM
In my defense, I don't really care. So I didn't make a thread.

Amore
February 27th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Well you're just heartless.

I hope nobody on here gets killed.

And I'm so glad i'm British.You should all move over here, we only get earthquakes when our continent goes upwards a bit as an effect of the weight of the last ice age pushing us down into the Earth's mantle.

But yeah, that whole stuff about "this is more important than other earthquakes" is a load of crap.

.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 12:33 PM
By 8.8 do you mean the richter scale? Its just seismologists don't actually use that to measure earhtquakes any more as it's very innacurate and dosn't actually give a very clear picture. For the 3 decades we have used MMS (moment magnitude scale). The richter scale is only used by the media. The Richter scale measures the seismic waves (or vibrations) felt 600km / 373 miles away. The MMS is an expression of the energy released by the earthquake. It multiplies the distance of the slip between the 2 parts of the fault by the total area affected. It is much more accurate at measuring an earthquake's energy. Yes, I did geography at highschool.

The point of my smartarse-ness there is to say that something that measure 3.0 on the richer scale can cause more damage than 8.0. Don't assume that an earthquake's importance is measure by the richter scale.

All earthquakes change lives, therefore you can not call some earthquakes less important than others. That is why. See it does make sense!

~The Cynic~
Why are you asking me? I don't know, read other articles.

Corvus of the Black Night
February 27th, 2010, 12:46 PM
I won't discuss anything earthquake until we feel one from the moon.

Lady Gaga
February 27th, 2010, 01:06 PM
I think the reason this one has gotten less attention is...

1. Olympics.
2. They have cars, technology, and skyscrapers in Chilie. In Haiti, they barely had anything, and that earthquake basically destroyed the country even more than it already was, which is why it got more attention.

Yamikarasu
February 27th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Chile is certainly more able to handle an earthquake better than Haiti. The death toll probably won't reach very far over a thousand people, if that. Still, it's tragic, and it's definitely getting those 2012 apocalypse theorists excited.

Ninja Caterpie
February 27th, 2010, 02:44 PM
I agree with the few above people - it's probably less notable firstly because it hasn't dealt as much damage and second because Chile is able to take more without breaking down - it's a little more advanced than Haiti.

You should all move over here, we only get earthquakes when our continent goes upwards a bit as an effect of the weight of the last ice age pushing us down into the Earth's mantle.

Australia > w/e. It's got a better climate, too. better than 364 days of cloud.

.little monster
February 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Chile is certainly more able to handle an earthquake better than Haiti. The death toll probably won't reach very far over a thousand people, if that. Still, it's tragic, and it's definitely getting those 2012 apocalypse theorists excited.
It probably wont even get to 500. It's 217 now and they have had almost a day to count.

But yes, Chile is very well adapted to earthquakes. In fact, it was in Chile where they have had the largest earthquake ever recorded in history, and now the one just happened is also on the top 10 of all recorded history. It's 6th on the list. Anyway, Chile is used to powerful earthquakes.

Lana.
February 27th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Still, it's tragic, and it's definitely getting those 2012 apocalypse theorists excited.
I was thinking that earlier today. Hopefully things will calm down after this... =/

But, yes, I think Chile is going to fare much better than Haiti. They're more experienced when it comes to earthquakes, so their building codes are a lot more earthquake safety-orientated. So I don't think the actual 'disaster' factor will be quite on Haiti's scale...

Of course, that doesn't change the fact that what happened was awful. My condolences go out to Chile.

Esper
February 27th, 2010, 05:09 PM
I hope this is the last big earthquake we see for a long time, especially since I and millions of people around me live on/near a large fault line. We at least have building codes and they teach us what to do when an earthquake hits. If another place not used to them gets hit it could be just as bad as Haiti.

Team Rocket's Raichu
February 27th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Well how about the 7.0 earthquake at the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.

Why does nobody care about this one, and it was stronger than the one in Haiti's. ;(

Apple Juice
February 27th, 2010, 05:26 PM
It is sad that nothing has been said so far, and how bad the quake was. My prayers go out to the people in Chile and the people in Hawaii, who are probably praying as well. There's been a lot of unusual happenings over the last few months.

The Cynic
February 28th, 2010, 04:06 AM
Well how about the 7.0 earthquake at the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.

Why does nobody care about this one, and it was stronger than the one in Haiti's. ;(

Because after Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein (not in order) Japan is the most developed country in the world. Japan is used to earthquakes and is relatively earthquake-proof. Furthermore, as I have already stated, the Richter scale is innacurate. Don't judge an earthquake by it. Use the MMS! :P