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2 minor earthquakes hit Dallas-Fort Worth area

October 31st, 2008 . by TexasFred

2 minor earthquakes hit Dallas-Fort Worth area

DALLAS (AP) – Two minor earthquakes have shaken the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but no significant damage has immediately been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a 2.5 magnitude was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, centered in the Grand Prairie area.

The agency says a slightly stronger quake, at 3.0 magnitude, occurred at 12:01 a.m. Friday, centered in Irving about 10 miles west of Dallas.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin says aftershocks could last several days.

Law enforcement agencies across northern Texas say they received some 911 calls from people who had felt the quakes.

An April 7 earthquake in southern Texas had a 3.7 magnitude.

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Damn!! Sorry, I was cleaning the control panel on the VRWC (Vast Right Wing Conspiracy) *Earthquake Machine* and I accidentally pushed the *activate* button. I guess the *fail safe* still isn’t working correctly, we gotta get that looked at… :?

I’ll try to be more careful in the future, I thought we had it set for *Cali*, turns out it was *Arli*, damn, I HATE typos… :?


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Death toll in China earthquake up to nearly 9,000

May 12th, 2008 . by TexasFred

CHONGQING, China (AP) – One of the worst earthquakes in decades struck central China on Monday, killing nearly 9,000 people, trapping about 900 students under the rubble of their school and causing a toxic chemical leak, state media reported.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated a hilly region of small cities and towns in Sichuan and nearby provinces. The official Xinhua News Agency said 8,533 people died in Sichuan alone and dozens of other deaths were reported in surrounding areas.

Xinhua said 80 percent of the buildings had collapsed in Sichuan province’s Beichuan county after the quake, raising fears the overall death toll could increase sharply.

State media said a chemical plant in Shifang city had cratered, burying hundreds of people and spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia from the site.

The earthquake sent thousands of people rushing out of buildings and into the streets hundreds of miles away in Beijing and Shanghai. The temblor was felt as far away as Vietnam and Thailand.

It posed a challenge to a government already grappling with discontent over high inflation and a widespread uprising among Tibetans in western China while trying to prepare for the Beijing Olympics this August.

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I wonder what China would do to help the USA if a really big quake hit L.A. or the Bay Area?? Do you suppose they would break their backs to get aid to the American people that were affected?

I somehow have my doubts but I also am reasonably sure that the USA will be sending millions of dollars in aid and supplies to the quake stricken area of China…

I guess I’ll do my part to support China too, I’ll be back in an hour or so, I have just had a sudden urge for some Chinese food, and the restaurant up the street is pretty doggone good, no pun intended with the dog thing..  :roll:


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