Monday, January 28, 2013

The Himalaya's Big Surprise!

This groundbreaking discovery has huge implications for the area along the front of the Himalayan Mountains, given that the region has a population density similar to that of New York City.-

A earthquake prediction has been predicted to be so massive that it would affect the amount of people near the Himalayas as much as New York City. NTU Professor Paul Tapponnier, who is recognized as a leading scientist in the field of tectonic plates/ earthquakes. They say that this is not unexpected because such quakes like this have happened in 1897, 1905, 1934 and 1950. On the Richter scale the earthquakes near there were measured at a 8 -8.5. These earthquakes experienced a magnitude of 7.8 and 8.9 which on this level of magnitude would be considered as a Blind Quake.

There are some good things about knowing when a bad Earthquake could happen. The good news is officers can get the people out of the region. Not only could they get people out of the area but they can also have time to study the Earthquake and learn for information about it and how often it will happen and the range it will affect for so the people can settle in a new location so nobody will get hurt. The bad news is that no matter what an earthquake will occur and if an earthquake happens there might not be enough time to know how much time they have to leave before the next big earthquake happens.

If the people know that bad earthquake history has happened in that area then why don't they move? If I was them after the second earthquake I would have gotten out of there and moved somewhere else. Another thing is that if the scientists know how bad the earthquakes will be and how much they will occur I would hope they would notify everyone in the areas that would be affected by the earthquakes. I think eventually the scientists will make the right decision.

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