Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Earthquake: Southwestern Pakistan

Brecon just alerted me to the fact that a 7.2 earthquake was reported on 18 January 2011 in Southwestern Pakistan. I'm not sure of the extent of the damage. An hour or so later a 5.4 earthquake was reported in Tarapaca, Chile. There were approximately 27 earthquakes worldwide on that day and most days there are many more. Several million earthquakes occur annually; thereby, thousands occur each day, although most are too small to be located. The last earthquake experienced in Australia was on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 and it measured 4.4 on the richtor-scale. I say all this because I imagine, given the amount of natural disasters people on this planet are currently experiencing, conspiracy theorists may attribute these earthquakes to HAARP, when in fact they are a very common occurrence. This of course does not undermine the current danger to people in Pakistan, who already have to contend with the Taliban and relentless fighting.

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