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The Scariest Earthquake Is Yet to Come
Topic Started: Mar 21 2011, 12:49 AM (667 Views)
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The Scariest Earthquake Is Yet to Come
The tsunami that struck Japan was the third in a series of events that now put California at risk.Posted Image
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The tsunami violently surges ashore in Natori, Japan.


All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent - which can be withdrawn at any time.


...It is as though the earth becomes like a great brass bell, which when struck by an enormous hammer blow on one side sets to vibrating and ringing from all over. Now there have been catastrophic events at three corners of the Pacific Plate - one in the northwest, on Friday; one in the southwest, last month; one in the southeast, last year.

That leaves just one corner unaffected - the northeast. And the fault line in the northeast of the Pacific Plate is the San Andreas Fault, underpinning the city of San Francisco. All of which makes the...

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