Originally posted by VonDoomen
As I said in my post, YOU, and humanity have not been cataloging earthquakes to know whats unusual or not. sorry but that's a fact.
Secondly- i haven't really read anything here that's new.
forth- these posts are typically a waste of time!
20 April 2010
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred ten kilometres south-west of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, at 8:17am local time today.
"People have reported feeling this earthquake up to 200km away from the epicentre, and we have had reports of building damage within a 10km radius," said Senior Seismologist Dr David Jepsen.
"For an earthquake of this size we would expect the region to experience some aftershocks of a lesser magnitude," he said.
"This is the largest earthquake ever recorded in the Kalgoorlie-Coolgardie region. The previous largest was a magnitude 4.5 recorded in 1987," said Dr Jepsen.
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Originally posted by dallas18
As for the mining remark, quite strange indeed. But considering the size of the mining industry out there, if it was the cause.. somehow, I doubt they would admit it.
Mines in the area produce around 50,000 tonnes of nickel and a million ounces of gold a year.
"The report at the moment ... is that all mines have been evacuated and all miners have been tagged and accounted for. And no mine is working at the moment," Australian Workers Union National Secretary Paul Howes told Australian media.
Kalgoorlie is regarded as the mining capital of Australia, with some of the country's biggest gold mines, such as the Super Pit, and has historically been at the centre of Australian gold rushes.
Originally posted by VonDoomen
for starters, no one can say the amount of earthquakes is "unusual". No one here has been alive long enough in geological terms to know whats usual and unusual for the earth!
Secondly, nothing new or of importance is ever discussed in these threads. its usually de-escalates into haarp and earthquake weapons arguements.
David Jepsen, a senior seismologist with Geoscience Australia, told ABC Local Radio the earthquake was felt up to several hundred kilometres from where it struck.
"This is the largest earthquake that we've had in the region since we've recorded earthquakes here," he said.
"We can't rule out the effects of what the mining has done."
Originally posted by Sparkly_Eyed777
there's a lot of money in mining here.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by Sparkly_Eyed777
The part of this story that is missing here is the damage. With even minimal building codes, there should be little or no damage from anything under a 5.5 or even higher. Are the codes and construction there that bad?
Government science organisation Geoscience Australia has said it is unclear if mining near the town of Kalgoorlie was responsible for yesterday’s magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
The worst quake in 50 years in the region left buildings damaged and caused a halt in mining operations.
“It may have had some contribution, but we can’t ascertain whether it was solely due to the mine or a combination of factors and stuff like that,” the ABC quoted Geoscience’s David Jepson as saying.
“It’s really hard to actually say that.”
However expert opinion on whether mining was a factor appears divided with the Australian Earthquake Engineering Association reported by the Australian press as claiming mining at the nearby open cut goldfields did play a part in the quake.
Originally posted by Village Idiot
Anyways, I live now in Australia, and yes, Earthquakes are as rare as good Politicians!