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Earthquake in Spain

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sadik B, May 12, 2011.

  1. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13371472
     
  2. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I saw this on the news this morning. Honestly I've never heard of so many earthquakes in such a short amount of time.
    Or maybe I just haven't been paying attention.
     
  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

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    Tons all the time I didn't belive there was so many around the world
    all shown in the image is in last 24-48hours

    (I only have it showing 5+)
     
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  5. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    We have been seeing fiercer earthquakes causing much more damage than we did last decade, at least so it seems.
     
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Probably because most of these faults have been latent for several decades, and in some cases over a hundred years.
     
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yes we have.

    and that's in this last 24-48 hours?
    Holy cramminies... o_O
     
  8. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

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

    Tons of earthquakes all the time, big ones small ones, it's just that most of them either don't do damage or people just don't live there.

    Will keep the folks of Spain in my thoughts though.
     
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    That is wild.
     
  10. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Sorry no only 24 hours crazy huh
     
  11. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    Sometimes, earthquakes occur in swarms which is perfectly normal.

    Seriously, we are watching seismic activity for just a bit over 100 years now. This is nothing in our planet's history and certainly, a time span of 100 years is not enough to deduce trends or predict future developments about seismic activity. What we are recently seeing and reading about earthquakes on various media outlets is just the usual uninformed media hype.

    The quake in Spain was noteworthy for it's shallow epicenter with a focal depth of just about 1km (less than a mile) which is one of the reasons why it produced unusual strong surface shaking for a quake of this magnitude. It also occurred in the middle of a densely populated area.
     
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  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    We also have a lot more people with technology capable of passing information very quickly in more areas than ever before, so when it's reported it seems a lot more than what happens regularly.
     
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  13. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    (y)
     
  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    There's also been a lot of seismic activity along the Pacific "rim of fire" in recent months, which while stronger than normal, is the usual activity of the various tectonic plates. Hey and before you ask, I read that and don't have a degree in geology or associated fields.

    Latest I've been reading on Yellowstone is the place is settling down a tad, some good news there for North Americans. Damn should never have watched the BBC's Super Volcano :(
     
  15. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    North Americans? I think you mean the world.

    When that blows, we're all screwed. :p
     
  16. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Not as much as I will be :cry:.
     
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    What, Yellowstone?
     
  18. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    yeah it erupts (scientist predict) every 600 thousand or so years it is due to erupt. Once that does blow I agree we won't have to worry about the petty things in life this will be catastrophic on a global scale.
     
  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

  20. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     

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