Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quake, Tsunami...Where's Next...............????

When Will We Learn?

The world has suffered three tsunamis in 13 months.

Why our warning systems need to be better..

The devastation left by the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia is a sobering reminder of man’s limitations.

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The tsunami violently surges ashore in Natori, Japan.

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.

Japan's quake: Why California is next

Massive earthquakes sometimes trigger temblors across oceans, says Simon Winchester in Newsweek. And science suggests that, after Japan, the Big One could be coming to California

POSTED ON MARCH 14, 2011, AT 11:25 AM
A San Francisco woman watches as waves hit the Pacific  coast Friday: California didn't incur major damages from Japan's earthquake and tsunami... yet.

A San Francisco woman watches as waves hit the Pacific coast Friday: California didn't incur major damages from Japan's earthquake and tsunami... yet. Photo: Getty SEE ALL 16 PHOTOS

Best Opinion: Newsweek

"Mankind inhabits this Earth subject to geological consent,"says Simon Winchester inNewsweek. And, as demonstrated by the earthquake and resulting tsunami that brought Japan to its knees, this consent "can be withdrawn at any time." Japan sits "at the junction of a web of tectonic-plate boundaries that make it more peculiarly vulnerable to ground-shaking episodes than almost anywhere else." But the disaster there can't be viewed in isolation. When one side of a tectonic plate shifts, "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." This can trigger catastrophe on faraway edges of the same great plate, which could be bad news for California. Here, an excerpt:

There was a horrifically destructive Pacific earthquake in New Zealand on Feb. 22, and an even more violent magnitude-8.8 event in Chile almost exactly a year before. All three phenomena involved more or less the same family of circum-Pacific fault lines and plate boundaries.... 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 know that the San Andreas Fault is due to rupture one day — it last did so in 1906, and strains have built beneath it to a barely tolerable level. To rupture again, with unimaginable consequences for the millions who live above it, some triggering event has to occur. Now three events have occurred that might all be regarded as triggering events. There are in consequence a lot of thoughtful people in the American West who are very nervous indeed — wondering, as they often must do, whether the consent that permits them to inhabit so pleasant a place might be about to be withdrawn, sooner than they have suppose.

Read the full article at Newsweek.
What My friends says of this article,"....

Yes, DR hafizi,
I have three to four books authored by him.Very interesting books indeed,.Akhi Norazmi, Katrina hurricane happened towards the end of 2005, in early 2005, there was an article in National Geograhic covering New Orleans and Louisana at large. One of the interesting highlight was, RED Cross Society did not have an office in downtown New Orleans because the risk of flooding. It was predicted that New orleans would be 12 to 20 feet under water, it was just matter of time only. But not many people beleive it. I beleive same goes to California, people have short term memory and always believe they are on top of everything!!!

Hence, this is the most appropriate time for your return to God, the Almighty Creator and the creature ... before another Disaster or destruction ... It comes when it comes on you do not remember what happened you missed the fact that .... and no regrets at that point ..!!!!

It was not me but a warning, as the Prophets had to do ...
May Allah bless and bless us all ...

Ummu Wardah..
16 Mac 2011
Bdr Puteri

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