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# 61 : Saturday 12-3-2011 @ 11:34
 
 
Someone said :

It is not a risk because it is "divergent": stuff moves away from it.
In Japan, a plate goes under another one.

ah cool - i understand - thanks nathan
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# 62 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 14:53
 
 
From Reuters:

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Thailand on Thursday, 69 miles north of Chiang Rai, the USGS reported.

Witnesses said the tremors were felt as far away as the Vietnam capital of Hanoi where people were evacuated from tall buildings.

The town of Chiang Rai is near Thailand’s border with Laos and Myanmar.
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# 63 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 14:57
 
 
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar

*Just saw your posts Gollum, same earthquake.
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# 64 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 14:58
 
 
good god!!!
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# 65 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:00
 
 
Someone said :
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar

*Just saw your posts Gollum, same earthquake.

It was originally measured as 3.6 on the richter scale, then 6.9 now it's 7.

Apparently it was felt as far away as Bangkok.
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# 66 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:03
 
 
Someone said :

It was originally measured as 3.6 on the richter scale, then 6.9 now it's 7.

Apparently it was felt as far away as Bangkok.

Talking to Column here, his Argos shelves have collasped.
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# 67 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:04
 
 
Someone said :

Talking to Column here, his Argos shelves have collasped.

Is he over there?
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# 68 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:07
 
 
Hate when news agencies say Myanmar... they should call it Burma.
My friends in Bangkok say their buildings swayed but nothing too much.
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# 69 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:08
 
 
Someone said :

Is he over there?

No, he's at home, but we're sure there's some connection.

/joke

Seriously though it's on the same continental shelf as the japanese earthquake, but coming from the south > the indian ocean.
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# 70 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 15:41
 
 
It hit The Golden Triangle (traditional source of illict opium)69 miles north of the Thai town of Chiang Rai. The First quake was 6.2 miles deep the second was 142.5 miles deep.
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# 71 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 16:41
 
 
Another big quake, Earthquake activity seems up in the last few years we seem to be getting a lot of big and mega quakes in the last 5 years.
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# 72 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 17:27
 
 
Thankfully (although not for the family) there was only one fatality of the earthquake today.

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A large 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Burma near the border with northern Thailand on Thursday, killing one woman, police and witnesses said.

Witnesses said the tremors were felt in Bangkok, central Burma and as far away as the Vietnam capital of Hanoi where people were evacuated from tall buildings.

Police said a 53-year-old woman in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, had been killed when one wall of her house collapsed. Hospital officials said there were no other deaths or injuries reported.

The quake was centred 111 kilometres north of the town of Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost province.

"In my 40 years, I never felt an earthquake this strong. A glass broke and I had to hold on to a pillar," Thanawan Sisukniyom, a retired teacher in Mai Sai, told reporters by telephone.

Witnesses in Chiang Mai, the country's second-largest city, reported no immediate damage, but said the earthquake was felt strongly.

A witness in the Burmese town of Tachilek, which borders Chiang Rai, said parked motorcycles fell to the ground and cracks were seen in the road.

TPBS television said electricity was cut off in parts of Mae Sai. The earthquake was shallow at a depth of 10 km.

Chiang Rai province is a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the famous "Golden Triangle", known for growth of illicit opium and where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet.

Somchai Baimuang, deputy director of the Thai meteorological department, urged the public not to panic.

"It's too soon to tell if there is any damage," he told Reuters. "Aftershocks are possible in the next two days."

Residents left their homes in the Burmese capital Naypyitaw and the biggest city, Rangoon. No deaths or injuries were reported.

"Many people fled their homes and laid down on the ground outside away from the buildings. We are still sitting on the ground since there are several aftershocks," a resident in Kentung, 80 miles west of the epicentre, told a reporter by telephone.

"In some buildings, TV sets fell off the tables and shrine altars fell down. I don't know anything about the casualties but I think there will be a lot of damage to properties," he added.
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# 73 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 17:31
 
 
Really sad for the people of Myanmar - such a beautiful country with amazing people. Hopefully there won't be too many casualties due to the lack of vast concrete infrastructure.
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# 74 : Thursday 24-3-2011 @ 22:56
 
 
I called a radio station's newsdesk to thank them for referring to Burma by its proper name,not the one given to it by the mafia who run it for their own gain.They will of course do nothing whatsoever to help any victims,as per cyclone nargis a few years ago.
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# 75 : Tuesday 23-8-2011 @ 19:32
 
 
Rare for NY...

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An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capital to New York City Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

It is not clear how far the earthquake spread, but tremors were felt throughout New York City office buildings and as far north as Concord, N.H.

The streets of downtown Washington filled with thousands of people on Tuesday afternoon as buildings from the capital to the White House were evacuated.

A mild shake and tremble could be felt shortly before 2 pm. The movement lasted no more than 30 seconds in downtown Washington.

Fire alarms sounded throughout the downtown business district in Washington on an otherwise bright and sunny afternoon. There were no obvious signs of damage or disruption.
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