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    Must apologise my earlier posting is under the DR1 news of today Monday

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    I have learned something new today .I never knew that in America the verb .to total ..can mean to absolutely demolish or destroy I see it today in the news about the Plaza Lama warehouse .

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    total
    ˈtəʊt(ə)l/Submit
    verb

    NORTH AMERICAN informal
    damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck.
    "he almost totaled the car"
    synonyms: wreck, crash, smash, destroy, damage beyond repair, demolish; More

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    Please no earthquakes... dont even think it.

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    K333, your point(s) are valid. The concept of awareness is key. Unlike storms that we can watch approach and make last minute preparations for, earthquakes are an entirely different creature. When a big one occurs, we will have only the stuff we had 10 minutes previously, we will be in the same place were were standing minutes before and our reality will change in minutes instead of hours as with a hurricane.

    If you stay here for any significant period of time, not much you can do other than be aware and prepare in a general sense. Perhaps some modern buildings in the larger cities are in slightly better condition to withstand a significant shake. Generally though, in this country with the standards and practices being what they are, concrete, concrete block, & rebar may be able to withstand a significant wind but those materials do not shake well.

    Kudos to the seismologist from SD for at least speaking about the risks regardless of the completeness or accuracy of his historical references.

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    Kipling, nothing was deleted, some posts were made in a different thread though, yours included. I've moved them all here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Long way from the catastrophe in Haiti - your place
    at least we are along the same coastline and the fault lies off the north coast as I understand it

    Big deal - how the Dominican report could read as it does above is confusing
    Re-reading this , it doesn't sound right.

    What I meant was the size of the quake was huge in that you felt it so far away.

    it was much closer to me....but b/c of my rock base, I felt virtually nothing

    The fact that some RD source seems to discount something of this magnitude confuses me

    Is that better ??

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    I think it simply had to be confusion in the translation of what he said ,,he could not forget 2010 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    K333, your point(s) are valid. The concept of awareness is key. Unlike storms that we can watch approach and make last minute preparations for, earthquakes are an entirely different creature. When a big one occurs, we will have only the stuff we had 10 minutes previously, we will be in the same place were were standing minutes before and our reality will change in minutes instead of hours as with a hurricane.

    If you stay here for any significant period of time, not much you can do other than be aware and prepare in a general sense. Perhaps some modern buildings in the larger cities are in slightly better condition to withstand a significant shake. Generally though, in this country with the standards and practices being what they are, concrete, concrete block, & rebar may be able to withstand a significant wind but those materials do not shake well.

    Kudos to the seismologist from SD for at least speaking about the risks regardless of the completeness or accuracy of his historical references.
    I agree but you have to live your life ... and enjoy it you can't sit around waiting for a earthquake..... LIFE IS ONLY ONE

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