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Post time 2013-4-21 01:57:10 |Display all floors
Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon and happen in every continent and in all nations of the world
but primarily along fault lines in the earth's crust. No need to get political or religious about this.
Help is on the way but there is only so much that can be done in such an event.
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Post time 2013-4-21 02:01:26 |Display all floors
Tectonic Summary

The April 20, 2013 UTC Mw6.6 earthquake in the Sichuan province of China occurred as the result of east-west oriented reverse-type motion on a north-south striking fault. A preliminary source location suggest the event likely occurred on the Longmenshan fault or a tectonically related fault at a depth of 12km. The Longmenshan fault was the source fault of the May 12, 2008 Mw7.9 Sichuan earthquake. The preliminary April 20 event location is approximately 85km from the hypocentral location of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The April 20 earthquake reflects tectonic stresses resulting from the convergence of crustal material slowly moving from the high Tibetan Plateau, to the west, against strong crust underlying the Sichuan Basin and southeastern China.

On a continental scale, the seismicity of central and eastern Asia is a result of northward convergence of the India plate against the Eurasia plate with a velocity of about 50 mm/y. The convergence of the two plates is broadly accommodated by the uplift of the Asian highlands and by the motion of crustal material to the east away from the uplifted Tibetan Plateau.
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Post time 2013-4-21 02:03:19 |Display all floors
I know the Red Cross isn't well trusted in China at the moment. Is there a more trustworthy disaster relief organization that people can donate to?

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Post time 2013-4-21 02:07:11 |Display all floors
Col Post time: 2013-4-20 10:03
I know the Red Cross isn't well trusted in China at the moment. Is there a more trustworthy disaster ...

The CPC will do more than any NGO from the west will. And they won't waste time advertising to the
world how great and compassionate they are every time they hand out a sandwich.
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Post time 2013-4-21 02:24:18 |Display all floors
My heart felt feelings and good wishes go out to the people in Sichuan that are suffering as a result of this earthquake. Wether from prayer or good will, I hope knowing others care eases their suffering.
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Post time 2013-4-21 04:42:44 |Display all floors
My Thoughts & Sympathy goes for those affected....It s the second time since 2008. Working together helping each other is a good step to achieve international cooperation & understanding. There will be more of these happening. I hope the cooperation continues.

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Post time 2013-4-21 05:55:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by expatter at 2013-4-21 05:55
seneca Post time: 2013-4-20 20:49
I am sorry too.

But I do not understand why atheists call on others to "pray" for the victims.

Much and many sympathies to the people of this area yet again ..........

'Pray'  ........   ?

It is a metaphor that is beyond you ..........   



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