posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 05:20 AM
Originally posted by Awen24
It's not all that unusual here.
We do tend to have earthquakes... maybe 1 or 2 a year around this magnitude.
The largest in my memory (I'm 32) was a 4.2, I think it was...
felt like a huge truck driving by the house, but nothing more major than that.
...this is a similar circumstance.
You want to talk about Tasmanian drama, talk about the fires.
They've been horrific. Everybody here knows somebody who has been affected.
Hundreds of homes lost... entire towns razed... it's been truly awful. People here have been amazing though... the generosity of the community has
really come to the fore.
In this area where these earthquakes happened there is a fault line. I predict more frequent earth quakes in this area in future.
Yes Tasmanian Drama that could of been prevented because we aren't allowed to burn off in the autumn months.
The Mayans used to burn off to prevent fires. its common sense usually. all that dead stuff on the ground is eventually going to burn and when it does
it out of control. Thats why a controlled burn off is essential to protect towns surrounded in scrub/bushland. sad sad.
also it was under 150 homes not hundreds.
Anyway this topic was pointing out how weird it was to see two earthquakes in this area on same day. If you want to start a Tasmania bush fire thread
by all means go ahead. I will come join it.
edit on 13-1-2013 by amraks because: (no reason given)