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    house shaking in Chiang Rai

    My house is shaking?
    Must be another earthquake.

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    and another one.
    Must be a big earthquake somewhere.

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    Look here for the latest info:

    USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Asia Region

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    Magnitude- 5.6
    Date-Time - Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 0822 (UTC)

    Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:47:22 PM = local time at epicenter
    Location - 21.450N, 99.720E
    Depth - 33 km (20.5 miles) set by location program
    Region - MYANMAR
    Distances

    128 km (80 miles) WSW (243) from Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
    173 km (107 miles) N (356) from Chiang Rai, Thailand
    288 km (179 miles) ENE (75) from Taunggyi, Myanmar
    491 km (305 miles) NW (322) from VIENTIANE, Laos

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    Another One

    Magnitude 5.4
    Date-Time Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 0847 (UTC)
    Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:57:47 PM
    Location 21.559N, 99.961E
    Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region MYANMAR
    Distances
    100 km (60 miles) WSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
    185 km (115 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
    870 km (540 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand
    2565 km (1590 miles) SW of BEIJING, Beijing, China

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    That's what happens when Butterfly hits Chiangmai.

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    I'd earthquake proof your house...as were taught in NZ.
    could be a BIG one on the way...best be prepared eh.

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    Or, go outside & sleep in a tent.

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    It is nice that the north is having several mild earthquakes as that tends to keep the faults moving and not get stuck

    if there were none, the faults would get stuck until the forces were large enough to move them again...then you tend to get a much bigger quake

    so smile
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    It is nice that the north is having several mild earthquakes as that tends to keep the faults moving and not get stuck

    if there were none, the faults would get stuck until the forces were large enough to move them again...then you tend to get a much bigger quake

    so smile
    Yes thats what were all taught, also could mean the fault is building up pressure and the quakes are a sign of that pressure buildup.

    To dismiss them completely is not a good idea, this region is well overdue a large quake.

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    the fault cannot be building up pressure as each earthquake releases it

    that was my point

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    this region is well overdue a large quake.
    where do you get that idea? when was the last big one? and the one before? and before that?

    to say that a big one is due, you need to know the geological history of the area, and that is sadly lacking. However, even though we are experiencing many small quakes, that does not completely rule out a big one, so you may be right for the wrong reasons

    nature is wonderful eh?

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    I was talking nonsense..so i looked it up.
    Department director-general Somsak Photisat said the last earthquake with such severe effects occurred in 1545 and damaged the ancient city of Chiang Mai.

    Historical records also showed that a big quake hit in Thailand in 1015, sinking the ancient city of Yonok and turning the area into a big lake, Somsak said.

    He said the more recent major earthquakes to hit Thailand included:

    A quake on May 13, 1935, that measured 6.5 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in Nan, near the Pua Fault. Since the epicentre was in a forested area, the damage was not recorded, but the quake was felt even in Bangkok.
    the nation.

    The fact that the region is experincing a series of quakes is an indication that the fault is active, my point is how long before the fault
    stops moving and starts storing up all that energy.
    Once that happens then it IS only a matter of time before a BIG one hits.
    In nz it is common to have a burst of small tremors before a large quake, i can think of several times this has happened.

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