posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:21 AM
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
I do worry about this region now, greatly. I mean while everyone in the US is thinking about the Big One hitting California, these people are
suffering massive destruction and loss of life on a whole other scale. Some of the geologists are saying what we've seen is only the start of what
they predict will be a series of large EQ's in the region, the area is under so much tectonic stress that many of them are saying there's more
powerful quakes to come and the ones we've seen might only be leading up to the primary event, increasing the stress already on one specific area.
Still, even though it's terrible to see it's important to also recognize the humanity people show in times like this. We only see a minuscule
fraction of it in news reports, but all over the region people risk their own lives to help their friends, neighbors, family and even strangers too,
every time the ground shakes.
I really hope that this period forces the governments of these countries to start taking the safety of their people seriously too. While governments
and the wealthy sit in their secure and safe palaces millions of their own people are living in shacks thrown up with mud and tin, with no basic
standards to meet. Corruption is gigantic in these countries, leading to potentially millions of deaths in catastrophes like these. All it would take
is enforcement of basic building regulations.