Just thought I'd point out that according to the government goons in Canada, Earthquakes of magnitude 7 occur about 20 times per year (or about one every 2.5 weeks) somewhere in the world. So by chance alone, any prediction of a magnitude 7 quake would likely be accurate to within a few weeks whether it was based on a correct model or not.
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A year and a half ago, we wrote about some Italian seismologists who were being tried for manslaughter after a risk assessment they wrote up, in which they concluded that a series of small earthquakes along a faultline wasn't that serious, and the risk of a big earthquake was not that high. About a week later, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck, destroying a bunch of buildings and killing over 300 people.Read more »
Santiago is not destroyed, and no way like Japan or California. Concepción and the south is another story, there is real damage, but not Santiago.Read more »
O-Bama pledges help to Chile. Do you think he's gonna go there and help out?
More likely, he's pledging the resources of Americans that will be funded through taxation on our future labor. Does he even have constitutional authority to offer help?
The world's seven most industrialised nations have pledged to write off their countries' debts with Haiti, following a devastating earthquake last month. (Note: Speaking personally, I think this is a good thing that can be done; hopefully we can extend the same policy of debt forgiveness to other developing countries.)Read more »
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