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Old 01-20-10, 07:50 AM   #1
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6.1 Magnitude

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34928950...ti_earthquake/
Powerful magnitude 6.1 aftershock hits Haiti
Temblor strikes as U.S. announces plan to send additional ships to area





sad...its just amazingly devastated down there.
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Old 01-20-10, 08:13 AM   #2
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Here's a short look back at an earlier earthquake along the Caribbean fault line. This month's earthquake could have been worse.
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yikes!
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And that's just an aftershock.

Whats the saying that any government is just 3 meals away from anarchy? Haiti's now about 20 meals past that.

It's sad.
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So why hasn't there been any reports at all of the Dominican Republic?
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So why hasn't there been any reports at all of the Dominican Republic?
I'm no geologist, but I think the DR side of Hispanola is far enough away from the epicenter to have avoided the kind of damaging forces that Haiti took. Also, I think the soil there is more a loose agregate and probably doesn't transmit the forces as well as something like a granite bedrock. I know the granite on the East Coast of the US transmits even minor quakes a long way....back in 2003 a 4.9 in Ft. Payne AL woke me up in ATL. But like I said, its pretty solid rock underneath here, not so in the Carribean. Perhaps a Geologist on board here can comment.
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