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Windows 7: Oklahoma Earthquake?

08 Nov 2011   #41
Golden
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I was travelling in the north of Chile in 2007, and experienced a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which is quite un-nerving. The next day I was in the capital, Santiago, and we had a smaller 4.8 : I was staying on the 20th floor of the hotel, and man....its freakish feeling that amount of sideways movement in a structure that high up
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08 Nov 2011   #42
seekermeister

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Since I imagine that they don't have earthquake building codes, that would be particularly unnerving. If I lived in an earthquake prone area, I would want to live on the ground floor. Of course, I might feel differently, after the upper floors crashed on me.
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08 Nov 2011   #43
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Chile actually has very good building codes; implemented in the wake of the 1960 magnitude 9.5 earthquake. Unfortunately, its not always rigourously adhered to by property developers.

The Power of Building Codes: Chile Death Toll Less Than 1% That of Haiti | INFRASTRUCTURIST
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08 Nov 2011   #44
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I was travelling in the north of Chile in 2007, and experienced a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which is quite un-nerving. The next day I was in the capital, Santiago, and we had a smaller 4.8 : I was staying on the 20th floor of the hotel, and man....its freakish feeling that amount of sideways movement in a structure that high up
Maybe Im a baby, but that would have scared me to death lol
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08 Nov 2011   #45
seekermeister

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I don't think that fear is an emotion limited to babies.
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08 Nov 2011   #46
Golden
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Maybe Im a baby, but that would have scared me to death lol
Once everything settled down, I found I had this sudden compulsion to drink quite a lot of beer......strange that
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20 Nov 2011   #47
seekermeister

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It's now been 2 weeks since the first tremor, and they still rattle on. I would have thought by this time that they would have gone silent.
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20 Nov 2011   #48
Wishmaster

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
It's now been 2 weeks since the first tremor, and they still rattle on. I would have thought by this time that they would have gone silent.

Still??
I would think it should have settled by now as well.
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20 Nov 2011   #49
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I still think it's better to continue to have small aftershocks, then have it all build up and let loose all at once

A Guy
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20 Nov 2011   #50
seekermeister

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I find no fault in that logic, but they can't go on forever...can they? (Considering this isn't California)
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