Earthquakes

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  1. Castle-Yankee54

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    Yes you are safe.....I think it was 50 miles inland and 500 feet in elevation by one and 20 miles inland and 300 feet. I'm safe in one of those projections.
     
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    A 6.5 & 5.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji.
    Fiji rocked by two earthquakes measuring 6.5 and 5.1 | Daily Mail Online
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    They are lucky it was just a 6.5 quake.....the Tonga Trench is the type of fault zone that could generate an 8.5+ magnitude quake sending a tsunami over all the low lying islands. Its a similar fault responsible for the March 2011 quake/tsunami in Japan.
     
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    A major earthquake occurred near Fukushima Japan...There was no damage reported fortunately...
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    Powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan
    • Quake struck at 4.59pm local time 180 miles east of Iwaki, south of Fukushima
    • It occurred 50 miles deep on the Japan trench, part of the Pacific Ring Of Fire
    • There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage after the quake
     
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  6. Castle-Yankee54

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    Actually that is a strong earthquake....this is the kind of quake that just shakes a lot.....I was in a 6.5 when I was a kid.

    This is the kind of quake Japan is ready for.....however, I do not think Saint Louis or Memphis would fair as well.
     
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    A 7.2 earthquake struck on the border of Iran & Iraq.
    Earthquake, Magnitude 7.2 - IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION - 2017 November 12, 18:18:17 UTC
     
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    Mt Agung stirring up the pressure plates.
     
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    A 7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska triggering a tsunami warning.
    Tsunami alert after 7.9 earthquake off southern Alaska | Daily Mail Online
    A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Alaska has triggered a tsunami warning
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    Are earthquakes typical for Taiwan?...
     
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    Yes they are common......the island is near the end of the Philippine Trench and close to the ring of fire in an active tectonic zone.

    Geology of Taiwan - Wikipedia
     
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