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Archive for May 13th, 2008

To the Good People of China

Posted by feww on May 13, 2008

A Condolence Message, a Warning and a Plea

On behalf of the Moderators at FEWW, EDRO, MSRB, RTSF and New Zeelend, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Chinese people, especially the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives in the Eastern Sichuan Earthquake.

We would also like to make the following environmental [non-political] plea to the intelligent, cultured and sensible citizens in China:

To prevent additional environmental catastrophes, PLEASE abandon the Beijing Olympics!

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Quake Aftershocks Hit China

Posted by feww on May 13, 2008

Update #2 – China Quake

A Cluster of 28 Aftershocks Strike Eastern Sichuan, China

According to USGS, a cluster of 22 aftershocks measuring 4.8 and 6.0 in magnitude have struck the EASTERN SICHUAN region, China, in the 18-hour period since the mainshock devastated several townships in the region.

Bigger earthquakes have more and larger aftershocks. The bigger the main shock the bigger the largest aftershock will be, on average. The difference in magnitude between the main shock and largest aftershock ranges from 0.1 to 3 or more, but averages 1.2 (a M5.5 aftershock to a M6.7 main shock for example). There are more small aftershocks than large ones. Aftershocks of all magnitudes decrease at the same rate, but because the large aftershocks are already less frequent, the decay can be noticed more quickly. Large aftershocks can occur months or even years after the main shock. (Source: USGS)

A rescuer searches for victims after an earthquake in Chongqing municipality, May 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.

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