Or any standard at all Astronuc, which is unfortunateMag 7 is significant and I doubt any of the buildings were constructed to standards for mag 7.
Details on this guy.
and there were numerous aftershooks over the following 48 hrs.
!!!!!!!!President Rene Preval says he believes thousands of people are dead even as other officials give much higher estimates — though they were based on the extent of the destruction rather than firm counts of the dead.
His prime minister, Jean-Max Bellerive, tells CNN: "I believe we are well over 100,000," while leading senator Youri Latortue tells The Associated Press that 500,000 could be dead. Both admit they have no way of knowing.
Yeah - I was thinking seismic standards are non-existent there.Or any standard at all Astronuc, which is unfortunate
They're not common. Here is information on the area.Damn, that sucks.
What is the frequency of earthquakes in that area of the world? I am told that quakes in areas with a low frequency of quakes tend to have greater surface displacements and are attenuated less with distance because the bedrock isn't very fragmented.
Near the end of WWII cigarettes and chocolate were worth their weight in gold on the black market. My father is not prone to lying and when he says that US care packages were being sold to GIs instead of being given to them, I have no reason to doubt him. He was in Airborne and ended up in a motor pool in Liege Belgium to ride out the war due to a broken ankle. His Army pay was being forwarded to his mother back here in Maine, and he had no money to pay for chocolate, cigarettes, and other stuff. He hates the Red Cross with a passion.Lois Hechinger England, of hardware store fame and leader with the Washington D.C. Red Cross, told my mother (a national Goodwill Industries volunteer of the year) that this rumor about the Red Cross is untrue: the way she put it, toward the end of WWII the Red Cross was charging nothing for coffee vs a nickel as the Army was, so to save the Army's face, they too started charging a nickel, and got the blame.
I am biased, as I have an investment in the Red Cross - over 50 pints worth. I do agree that the Salvation Army has proved considerably more efficient in recent years, though.
Doubtful, unless you have experienced either, though the magnitude scale is logarithmic, not linear. I've been through some around 4 mag that others had no idea were happening, so obviously scaling up to 6-7 mag has some pretty dramatic effects on structural damage.I've never been through an earthquake.
Can people tell the difference between a 7 and a 6 magnitude, and between quakes of each magnitude?