After the magnitude 6.9 earthquake in China early Wednesday morning,
things are starting to look a little bleak on this planet of ours. This
year is only three and a half months old, and yet there have been
devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and China.
Submitted by jrholliday on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 11:35
Using animals as a possible early warning for earthquakes is nothing new: Chinese researchers began a systematic study of unusual animal behavior
and in December 1974 predicted a major earthquake that did, in fact,
occur in February 1975. Skeptics, however, are quick to debunk nearly all such observations. For the
1975 prediction, it was pointed out that most of the information came from a series of strong foreshocks.
Submitted by jrholliday on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:07
Jason Overdorf from GlobalPost recently wrote that a catastrophic earthquake in Nepal could unleash devastation surpassing that of Haiti or Chile.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — When disaster specialist Amod Dixit looks out his window in Kathmandu, he sees collapsed bridges, demolished hospitals, schools reduced to rubble and dusty corpses lying in the street, the nightmare of Port-au-Prince revisited on his Himalayan home.