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Old 07-20-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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What are the geologic hazard zones in China outside of the central region like the Sichuan Basin? Does northeast China get earthquakes, too? What about the rest of the country?

I believe that the Korean peninsula has no earthquakes or volcanoes, correct?

As for Japan, well, we know that Japan is a synonym for earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic eruption so I won't even go there, lol.

How about the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand?

How strong are each geological hazard in each country that I listed?
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:12 AM
 
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Philippines - earthquake and typhoon
Singapore - safe
Thailand - safe
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:24 AM
 
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Philippines has the same threats that you mentioned for Japan
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:58 AM
 
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Philippines - earthquake and typhoon
Singapore - safe
Thailand - safe


Ring of Fire Earthquakes March-April 2014

I guess no one among South East Asian archipelago is safe to Earthquake,
take a look at the scope of the plates and fault lines.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:08 AM
 
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^ Hmmm im pretty sure Malaysia and Thailand is not as prone to earthquake and the only disaster they received was the tsunami in Penang, which hardly damages anything, even the island of Borneo and Papua didn't really record any earthquake and volcanoes are basically absent in those islands.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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^ I'm surprised there are no volcanoes on Borneo or Papua. Really? Not even dormant ones?

Cos those islands are way much bigger than Luzon (Philippines) but Luzon is filled with volcanoes in all corners.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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I do feel that typhoons are getting much stronger than usual in the Philippines. It's definitely more destructive and even areas of the country that are not prone to weather disturbances are now being hit and flooded as well.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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^ I'm surprised there are no volcanoes on Borneo or Papua. Really? Not even dormant ones?

Cos those islands are way much bigger than Luzon (Philippines) but Luzon is filled with volcanoes in all corners.
If you studied geography and how different types of tectonic plates form different types of mountain, you will understand. For borneo, there was but it become extinct long time ago as the island moves.

Java is smaller than both but its filled with volcanoes, so does sulawesi and the many small islands across the country.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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^ I'm surprised there are no volcanoes on Borneo or Papua. Really? Not even dormant ones?

Cos those islands are way much bigger than Luzon (Philippines) but Luzon is filled with volcanoes in all corners.

here is the tectonic evolution / path around SEA region.


Also

Bombalai volcano in north east Borneo is the only volcano considered still possibly active of Malaysia, although its last eruptions might have been thousands of years ago.
It is located close to the border with Indonesia, in the Malaysian province of Sabah, across Cowie Harbor from the the Indonesian province of Kalimantan.
Bombalai cinder cone is part of a large volcanic field on the Semporna Peninsula in the NE of Borneo. Bombalai has a 300 m wide crater breached to the south and 2 young lava flows extending almost to the coast.

Bombalai Volcano, Malaysia - facts & information / VolcanoDiscovery:
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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Based on our experience with Volcanoes, you can't discount or under estimate inactive volcanoes, they have still fault lines connected to bigger tectonics that can trigger anytime when plate movements happened.

Perfect example is Mt. Pinatubo in Luzon - Inactive for 400yrs. then after the massive 1990 earthquake in Luzon became active all of a sudden... It buried huge areas of Central Luzon including Clark Airbase of the US Air Force then.
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