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Old 10-04-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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If you were to live in Malaysia, how much of a concern would earthquakes or lightnings be?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If you were to live in Malaysia, how much of a concern would earthquakes or lightnings be?
Earthquakes are rare. Lightning is common. Most of Malaysia doesn't have a true dry season so lightning is always a risk.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Do many people die from lightning?

If there is no dry season does that mean that there is automatically more lightning?

I noticed that some strip of land on the coast of Brazil including Salvador seems to have tropical rainforest climate with no dry season but it doesn't seem to have that much lightning?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Do many people die from lightning?

If there is no dry season does that mean that there is automatically more lightning?

I noticed that some strip of land on the coast of Brazil including Salvador seems to have tropical rainforest climate with no dry season but it doesn't seem to have that much lightning?
It seems that most rain comes from thunderstorms in Malaysia. While there is no true dry season in most of the country, there are wetter seasons where it rains almost every day, usually in the afternoon, with thunder and lightning. I don't think A LOT of people die from lightning, but the fatality rate is obviously higher than somewhere like Britain.
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