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Old 02-22-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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First our hearts and prayers go out to the unfortunate victims of this natural disaster.

Short answer is that this quake was very shallow and close to the surface; affecting sedimentary deposits under urbanized areas.

The links are from Scientific American Magazine>>>>>

Why Was New Zealand's Latest Earthquake So Deadly?: Scientific American

New Zealand quake kills at least 65; race to reach trapped: Scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-zealand-quake-kills-at-lea - broken link)
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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Excellent information.
I hate to imagine the responses by an unnamed person , LOL!! Only time will tell.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The epicenter was only three miles from the city. Liquefaction was a huge problem.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Topeka Kansas
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Unhappy Reply from a sad New Zealander

The epicenter was also only 2.5 miles deep. Add to that the fact that 5 months ago the city had been hit by a 7.1M earthquake and alot of buildings were still being worked on. If you look at alot of the early photos you will see chainlink fences around buildings. These had not just been put up but were there as the buildings were currently being worked on.
As one of the engineers stated also, how can you expect to throw a group of bricks into the air two or three times and expect them to stay together.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Excellent information.
I hate to imagine the responses by an unnamed person , LOL!! Only time will tell.
Thanx.......the articles related to the links were relatively short but informative.

ROFL.......more signs of "Apoclypto"......plus some red food coloring and I suppose that'll prove everything.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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First our hearts and prayers go out to the unfortunate victims of this natural disaster.

Short answer is that this quake was very shallow and close to the surface; affecting sedimentary deposits under urbanized areas.

The links are from Scientific American Magazine>>>>>

Why Was New Zealand's Latest Earthquake So Deadly?: Scientific American

New Zealand quake kills at least 65; race to reach trapped: Scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-zealand-quake-kills-at-lea - broken link)

Moderators....PLEASE move this religious themed thread to the R&P forum; where most regular Science contributors feels it belongs.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Moderators....PLEASE move this religious themed thread to the R&P forum; where most regular Science contributors feels it belongs.
You crack me up! Keep it coming......here's a shovel to dig yourself in deeper!
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Casper, WY
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Here's an interesting animated map of the earthquakes in NZ. It uses the full data feed from GeoNet. Let the clock in the upper right-hand corner run up to about 1300 hours on 2/22 when the quakes start.

Christchurch Quake Map
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Here's an interesting animated map of the earthquakes in NZ. It uses the full data feed from GeoNet. Let the clock in the upper right-hand corner run up to about 1300 hours on 2/22 when the quakes start.

Christchurch Quake Map
Thankyou for the great and interesting link.
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