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Old 02-05-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri
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Did you know, when the deadliest recorded earthquake was? The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake happened in 1557 in China. It struck a region where most people lived in caves carved out of soft rock. The dwellings collapsed during the earthquake, killing an estimated 830,000 people.

Imagine how scary those calamities must have all seemed back then!!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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That's a lot of humanity even by China's standards!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I didn't know that!
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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So in 1557 China, some one made a record of this????? Was it before or after they started worshipping Buddha???
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I didn't know that. Interesting.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: USA
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Didn't even know they kept records back then.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Wow that was a very, very long time ago
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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OMG that's a huge death toll Looking at the date, I do find it interesting how some cultures record and keep data on events, etc. that occurred so long ago.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Loss of life be it one or many is a sad thing,especially when you don't expect it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Wow I didn't know that!
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