Saturday, February 27, 2010

Earthquakes

Okay, I get a little freaked out. First the earthquake in Haiti, then a small one near Grand Cayman, now tonight there was a 7.0 quake off the coast of Okinawa Japan and an 8.8 in Chile. Now, is it me that the earthquakes (or strong ones, rather) are becoming more prevalent or is it just that the news is reporting on it more? I'm kind of leaning towards that there is more. I could see the news reporting more on smaller ones but that doesn't negate the fact that there were two very strong quakes in a single night, just hours apart. I just find it a little frightening and although we're not in an earthquake prone area, they still can happen anywhere in the world. In fact, there was one in the Gulf a few years back and one in Alabama lately, I think I recall.

I did just read that the earth has up to a million earthquakes each year and some places have minor ones almost every day. Pretty wild. I guess it's like volcanoes.
They're there...they can erupt but most don't and then there's that chance that the big one will happen like some in the past. Hey, weather and natural disasters fascinate me.

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