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'[OT]:: Burma earthquake M7.0 March 24th 2011 13:55'
Nasty earthquake in Burma / Myanmar - just occurred.
Early hours of Friday morning NZ time.
Mid to late morning Thursday USA.
Early PM Europe.
A little under 2 hours ago as I write.
Near Laos / China / Myanmar intersection point.
"Only" a M7.0 BUT as 10 km deep and large close population
A few hundred people probably in the utterly disastrous region.
30,000 to 100,000 in the disastrous region :-(.
100's to thousands of deaths.
Near total lack of infrastructure support (unlike Japan) and a govenment who
historically has seen natural disasters as a mens of reducing their economic
These people need immediate aid far more than the japanese do at present,
unlikely as that may sound.
What the world does about it will be interesting to see.
Figures changing as i write, as they do.
Down to a 6.8
But population/magnitude spread looking worse if anything :-(.
Hundreds of dead, but about 100,000 people in the "moderate to heavy damage
to resistant structures" zone.
Pray / hope / send money.
There is no known correlation with earthquakes and lunar / solar
gravitational effects, I'm told.
But, fwiw, this quake is timed to about the peak gravitational "shift" in
One could argue (for or against) that the recent Japanese quake was part of
the same cycle. Naturally there is loud shouting on both sides.
It's interesting (and maybe that's all) to note that a quake of her japanese
magnitude "needed" about 400km of straight plate edge to occur - but didn't
have it, but happened anyway. 7th? biggest in known histoty and broke the
Whether this will prove to be significant is yet TBD.
Experts say no.
Recent major events here.
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