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A strong earthquake struck coastal Chile about 26 miles (42 kilometers) from the port city of Valparaiso late Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.The 6.7-magnitude quake knocked out some power and phone lines in the region, but there were no immediate reports of major damage, authorities said.
Originally posted by lostinthoughts
reply to post by LDragonFire
Actually this tornado season is going to be epic. The jet stream's positioning has a lot to do with that.
As for the EQ's, they're on the rise and no one knows why. Or do they?
Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by litterbaux
Fact is 6 of the top 17 largest earthquakes happened in the last 8 years going back to 1900
Well obviously the equipment was equal to what we have now. Of course in the year 1900 there were as many 'listening' stations. I'm sure it was also possible for news to travel as fast. Hell I bet technology and it's deployment hasn't changed at all in 112 years. Sure aren't more cars on the road.
You Earthquake fear mongers are ridiculous. Yeah, someday soon a big earthquake is going to mess up a country that actually matters (US), but kids, this has been going on for so long you can't even comprehend it. You post and you post, get riled up and nothing happens.
Every month there is a new prediction that a big EQ will happen to a place of consequence. The US. Of course at some point someone will be right. Until then, you are all just kids bleating for attention. And enjoy your 140 + IQs.
John Milne was the English seismologist and geologist who invented the first modern seismograph and promoted the building of seismological stations. In 1880, Sir James Alfred Ewing, Thomas Gray and John Milne, all British scientists working in Japan, began to study earthquakes. They founded the Seismological Society of Japan and the society funded the invention of seismographs. Milne invented the horizontal pendulum seismograph in 1880.
I'm not fear mongering, do you even know what that means? It sure gets thrown around on this website loosely. On topic, are you saying in 1900 we didn't have accurate ways of detecting the magnitude of earthquakes?