Damn... at this time of the morning??
Just got a CNA SMS..
"Thailand issues tsunami warning as earthquake of 7.2 magnitude hits Nicobar islands"
ok lah, not that big.
ok? since when a major earthquake is "ok" ?Originally Posted by AReality
This type occurs on average more than once per month.Originally Posted by mervlam
it's only slightly more than once in a month. infact 13 recorded in 2004. serious or not depends more on how, when and where it strikes.Originally Posted by AReality
hey bro, i hope you wouldn't dismiss earthquakes as "OK lah", it's not your massage chair. people die.
Canon 300D, 30D, 5D. 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 f2.8 L IS
It may occur almost every month, but depending on where it hits ... and how it shifts the plates.... a mag 7 earth quake may not do much damage.. or it may do a lot of damage if it shifts the plates the wrong way at the wrong place...Originally Posted by AReality
As djork mentioned.. people die...
and there are only 4 recorded in first 7 months of 2005. definitely something not that small.Originally Posted by hongsien
The country already got enough problem here come again..Originally Posted by willyfoo
Looks like the danger of a tsunami is over...Originally Posted by willyfoo
Earthquakes are just a part of nature. People do die, but we wouldn't have existed if there ain't earthquakes at all.
As CNA puts it...
"Major Quake strikes... "
It's definitely not something they should take lightly.. especially not when many lives have just been lost in the last one..
although a natural phenomenon, given the proximity to the region, even an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 will raise concerns amongst people here, most of us have friends and relatives in the region, it's only natural.
Scale is logarithmic, so every step is a ten times the previous one.....this onemay seem small, but if it hit a right area it may trigger a Tsunami.Originally Posted by AReality
you can only say that so easily because you are so fortunate to stay in a place that is hardly affected by any natural disasters. be grateful and don't take things for granted, at least that is what i tell myself everyday when i wake up.Originally Posted by AReality
Originally Posted by tao
well said, but do you really tell yourself everyday when you wake up
yeah, it may sound weird to some but i do make the effort to. that does make me a much more positive and happier person.Originally Posted by amospi
Originally Posted by tao
wow.. this is eye opening..must try to practice this too
every morning i remind myself there's 5 more minutes.
Yes, that's the point. I can live happier knowing that there are people out there who are worse off than me. If everyone else is just as fortunate as me, then I'll have to reconsider my position; am I really that "fortunate" to be on same level as everyone else?Originally Posted by tao
& of course, those earning golden peanuts will be laughing at me too... I can live with that...