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Who/what is behind earthquakes?

by kthouz
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kthouz
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Aug24-11, 11:28 AM
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Hello everyone,
After observing these last consecutive earthquakes in history, i asked myself: is it possible to induce an earthquake?
I do not know if this is the first time that our planet goes through a such period of successive strong earthquakes. If yes, do you still thinking that earthquakes are natural?
As far as am concerned, there are not natural since only developed countries are the ones that are mostly target (Japan, USA, ...), why not africa?
I would think there must be some experiments going out there around the planet (especially in those developed areas) that may be the cause of these strong earthquakes that our planet is going through. Or, also, there may be some extra-terrestrial factors, for example interactions between planets, ...
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Aug24-11, 11:52 AM
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obviously it is George Bush's fault!
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Aug24-11, 11:54 AM
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You're seeing a reporting bias. How much Africa news do you watch? Tune in to a lot of African tweets? How many news reports have you read from past geologic ages?

Earthquakes are natural.

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Aug24-11, 12:06 PM
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Who/what is behind earthquakes?

There have been movies (notably a James Bond movie) about "inducing" earthquakes but the energy required to do such a thing would be impossible. I don't know why you say "only developed countries are the ones that are mostly target". That certainly is NOT true. The last two happened to be in Japan and the United States (I sat through the one yesterday- I was thinking "Oh, there goes the dog upstairs. Wait, he isn't that big!") but two is a very small sample.

January first of this year, Argentina got hit by a 7.0 mag quake and the next day, Chile got hit by a 7.1 mag quake. And, in fact, Chile was hit by two more earthquakes, of magnitudes 6.7 and 6.8 in February of this year! If you are looking for a conspiracy, start looking for who has it in for Chile! In fact, there have been 41 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or higher so far this year, five of which were in the United States, none of magnitude greater than 5.9, and one in Japan.
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Aug24-11, 12:09 PM
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Tesla is inducing earthquakes from his grave lololol
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Aug24-11, 12:13 PM
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Probably by rolling over in his grave.
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Aug24-11, 12:13 PM
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Probably by rolling over in his grave.
I was going to say it's due to the Chile (chili)...
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Aug24-11, 12:19 PM
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