sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
Very sad to hear about the deaths. Luckily, it does not appear to be as bad as 2008 (I was in China for that one and felt it from 800 miles away, amazing); however, that is little comfort to all those who lost loved ones.
Qinghai, while beautiful, is certainly a bad place for an earthquake. Some rugged terrain and some very, very poor people. I wish the best to them all.
I couldn't help but notice this part...from the article:
"Geophysicist Dale Grant spoke with CNN and remarked that while it may seem like quakes are getting more frequent, the numbers are about average, historically speaking. What has changed? The quakes are striking more populated areas, which has led to more damage, more deaths, and, as a consequence, far more news coverage. It might seem like we're getting a lot more earthquakes, but they're actually just causing more damage due to where they are striking."
Pretty much what I have been saying almost word for word!
Just had to share.
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