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We've seen some terrible tragedies over the past 10 years (and longer). We heard televangelist Pat Robertson say that perhaps God judged Haiti. I believe Jesus says otherwise ....

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1Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."

6Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'

8" 'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. 9If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.' "


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There is a 7.0+ earthquake every three days on Planet Earth. It just so happens that sometimes they happen near or in populated areas.

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Rich wrote:
There is a 7.0+ earthquake every three days on Planet Earth. It just so happens that sometimes they happen near or in populated areas.


I find that surprising and a little hard to believe


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MTFan wrote:
Rich wrote:
There is a 7.0+ earthquake every three days on Planet Earth. It just so happens that sometimes they happen near or in populated areas.


I find that surprising and a little hard to believe


I did, too, but it's pretty close. These are the "significant" earthquakes that we've had just this year. We've had a "shaky" year;)



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Significant Earthquake and News Headlines

# Magnitude 5.9 EASTERN TURKEY March 08, 2010
# Magnitude 6.5 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 6.6 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN February 26, 2010
# Magnitude 6.9 CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION February 18, 2010
# Magnitude 5.9 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 04, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 HAITI REGION January 12, 2010


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/

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wow, that is amazing. So why isn't there more tsunami warnings?


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Rich wrote:
There is a 7.0+ earthquake every three days on Planet Earth. It just so happens that sometimes they happen near or in populated areas.


I find that surprising and a little hard to believe


Educate yourself on plate tectonics.

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wow, that is amazing. So why isn't there more tsunami warnings?


You can have an 8.5 earthquake 20 miles below the surface of the Earth and a 6.5 earthquake 5 miles below the surface of the Earth.

Guess which one will cause more damage.

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MTFan wrote:
Rich wrote:
There is a 7.0+ earthquake every three days on Planet Earth. It just so happens that sometimes they happen near or in populated areas.


I find that surprising and a little hard to believe


Educate yourself on plate tectonics.


I'd rather not, I'll just take your word for it


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I'd rather not, I'll just take your word for it


You should. You're missing out. Very interesting stuff. For example, did you know the Atlantic Ocean is getting bigger because of plate tectonics? So is Iceland. Also, there are inactive faults in some interesting places that could become active again one day. For example, the Appalachian Mountains.... some form of plate activity had to form them.

You're missing out.

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Several years back, we even felt a minor shake here in Alabama.... scary thing to witness. From what I've been told we are on / near a fault line. Never looked it up beofre.... but *shrug* I know for a fact I felt it and so did everyone else in Northeast bama / Southern Tennessee.


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Several years back, we even felt a minor shake here in Alabama.... scary thing to witness. From what I've been told we are on / near a fault line. Never looked it up beofre.... but *shrug* I know for a fact I felt it and so did everyone else in Northeast bama / Southern Tennessee.


Unless Alabama slid into Mexico, I dont' think you're on a fault line, Hoss;)

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Big Dave wrote:
Coots wrote:
Several years back, we even felt a minor shake here in Alabama.... scary thing to witness. From what I've been told we are on / near a fault line. Never looked it up beofre.... but *shrug* I know for a fact I felt it and so did everyone else in Northeast bama / Southern Tennessee.


Unless Alabama slid into Mexico, I dont' think you're on a fault line, Hoss;)


:fart:, He farted and though the earth shook.

J/k....

http://www2.nbc13.com/vtm/news/local/ar ... ama/69211/

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Post Re: World Disasters ... are they God's punishment?
I took Geology in college, plate tectonics are a fascinating subject. The severity of earthquakes depends on the type of fault line (spreading, subduction, divergent, convergent, transform fault), depth of activity, and types of soil. I actually enjoyed those lectures and course materials.


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I live in Charleston, SC and we've had a 4.0 recently. Turn of the century (1900ish) there was a major quake that took out the town. Interesting...

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