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Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby otis-a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:28 pm

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7 .0 MAG QUAKE ROCKS MYANMAR/ THAI
BORDER ... DEVELOPING. ..
Felt in Bangkok .. . ANY TRUTH TO THIS??
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Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby otis-a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:33 pm

A monitoring agency
says a 7 .0 -magnitude
earthquake has hit
northeastern Myanmar.
The quake struck near the Southeast Asian
country' s borders with Thailand and Laos , about
70 miles ( 110 kilometers) from the northern Thai
city of Chiang Rai .
It struck at a depth of 140 miles (230 kilometers ) —
exceptionally deep. But it could be felt as far away
as Bangkok, where build
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Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:36 pm

otis-a wrote:Advertisement
7 .0 MAG QUAKE ROCKS MYANMAR/ THAI
BORDER ... DEVELOPING. ..
Felt in Bangkok .. . ANY TRUTH TO THIS??
Mayor Pushes Washington For Federal Toilet
Paper Tax .. .


Can't speak for Bangkok but we felt it in Maejo and friends even more on the nearby fault line as mentioned in my previous post.

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Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby otis-a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:42 pm

perhaps a prudent choice for new topic
effects of 2011 m7 quake
??

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Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:50 pm

That's the third one affecting Myanmar since Feb 1st .... 4.8 on the Chinese border .... 6.4 on the Indian border and now 7.0 on the Thailand Laos borders

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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby fredlk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:55 pm

otis-a wrote:Felt in Bangkok .. . ANY TRUTH TO THIS??

Are you referring to a Bangkok in the Northern Region?
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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:59 pm

fredlk wrote:
otis-a wrote:Felt in Bangkok .. . ANY TRUTH TO THIS??

Are you referring to a Bangkok in the Northern Region?


YANGON, Myanmar -- Two strong earthquakes struck northeastern Myanmar less than a minute apart Thursday night. They could be felt as far away as Bangkok, but a tsunami was not generated.

The first 7.0-magnitude quake was just six miles (10 kilometers) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by another of the same strength but far deeper: 140 miles (230 kilometers).

The quakes struck along Myanmar's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to create a destructive wave.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/2 ... 40015.html

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from the Bangkok Post

Postby fredlk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:17 pm

Earthquake in far north area
Published: 24/03/2011 at 09:58 PM
Online news:

An earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale has been reported in the area of northern Burma and southern China, with the epicentre about 200km from Chiang Rai, reports said.

There were no reports of injury or of damage in Thailand, early reports said.
The area is sparsely populated.
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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 pm

By the morning they should have established exactly where it happened:

From later bulletin in Bangkok Post

Quake strikes Burma, shakes Bangkok buildings

* Published: 24/03/2011 at 10:11 PM
* Online news: Local News

An earthquake of 6.7magnitude on the Richter scale jolted the northeastern region of Burma, about 56 kilometres from Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, the Meteorological Department reported on Thursday.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 20.87 degrees latitude and 99.91 degrees longitude.

The department said people living in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Nan provinces also felt the quake.

People living in buildings in Bangkok's Asoke, Sathorn and Sukhumvit districts posted on Twitter that they felt the buildings sway.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to generate a destructive wave.

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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby otis-a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:40 pm

was big shaking at our house for about 1 or 2 minuite
long enuf 4wife go outside
prelim inspection not reveal any problems
now am glad columns over designed
our location close to laos - N.thai fault seen in posted map
from prior china quake last year some houses in thoeng developed cracks as closer to main fault i guess
tonite quake awake whole village
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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:42 pm

For those interested in the detail ... this from USGS

Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time

* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC
* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 08:25:12 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region MYANMAR
Distances 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=109, Nph=109, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0002aes
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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby otis-a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:43 pm

ANGKOK (Reuters) – Two large quakes with a
magnitude of 7. 0 struck near north Thailand 's
border with Myanmar and Laos , the U .S .
Geological Survey reported .
Witnesses said the tremors were felt in Bangkok ,
Myanmar and as far away as the Vietnam capital of
Hanoi where people were evacuated from tall
buildings .
The quakes struck seconds apart at 1355 GMT and
were centered 69 miles north of the Thai town of
Chiang Rai .
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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:57 pm

22.56 ... just felt another tremor in Maejo ... same affect here as the last

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Re: Earthquakes that affect Thailand

Postby MGV12 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:01 pm

Hope you are still okay otis .......

One dead in Chiang Rai after quake

* Published: 24/03/2011 at 10:30 PM
* Online news:

A woman in Chiang Rai was reported dead after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night.

The woman, Hong Kampin, 55, was killed after a wall fell on her while she was sleeping.

Chiang Rai governor Somchai Hatayatanti said he had instructed officials to inspect the damage caused by the earthquake.

Electricity and cell phone signals were temporarily disrupted in many areas in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.

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Surviving an earthquake

Postby MGV12 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:49 am

EXTRACT FROM DOUG COPP'S ARTICLE ON THE: 'TRIANGLE OF LIFE'

My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the
American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced
rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams
from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a
member of many rescue teams from many countries..

I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I
have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for
simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City
during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child
was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by
lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and
I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn't at the time
know that the children were told to hide under something.

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings
falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a
space or void next to them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'.
The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the
object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that
the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next
time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you
see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see,
in a collapsed building.

TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position.
You should too in an earthquake.. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during
an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake.
If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created.
Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick
buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but
less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply
roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a
much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on The back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out
the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to
a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is
killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or
backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of
frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building).
The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each
other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get
on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly
mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the
stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the
stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when
overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety,
even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible
- It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than
the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the
building the greater the probability that your escape route will be
blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls
in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened
with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway.. The victims of
the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were
all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or
lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had
been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the
crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had
columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices
and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact.
Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone's life... The Entire world is
experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be
correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul , University of
Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific
test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten
mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my
'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we
crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the
results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under
directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck
and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using
my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions
of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe , and it was seen
in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV

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