Earthquakes -- 2012

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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby Icon » 19 Apr 2012, 10:45

I was about to grab my cup of coffee when I noticed there were waves in it... :s
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby Chris » 19 Apr 2012, 10:57

I thought I felt something just then.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby Petrichor » 19 Apr 2012, 11:01

Yep, the old door chain was swinging again.

Has anyone ever actually run out of their apartment in recent years because the shakes were so strong?
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby 914 » 19 Apr 2012, 11:06

I've not felt an earthquake at all this year. We're in Tianmu, in a highrise. To the Tianmu-ers, do you feel shaking? Nothing moved in my house at all. My cat didn't even sense it...
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby Icon » 19 Apr 2012, 11:22

Petrichor wrote:Yep, the old door chain was swinging again.

Has anyone ever actually run out of their apartment in recent years because the shakes were so strong?


Run where, darling? It's even more dangerous out there. In a strong enough quake, pieces of the buildings' facade -not to say air conditioners or lovely publicity signs- can fall on you. And most importantly: run towards which safe area? This is my greatest complain about the lack of parks/open spaces in New Taipei City. At least in 921, we lived in Shi-Da so we spent the night at Da'an Park -which is clearly marked as emergency evacuation area. Try to find one of those beyond Taipei City...

Back in the ol' country, we do not have tall buildings because we've had our capital city destroyed several times by quakes. Our electricity poles have a very neat system, where they bend like palm trees under heavy wind, and spring back, in case of quake. When you go outside, it is cool to see the road doing waves like the sea. Most importantly, we have front and back gardens, and wide open spaces, where people run and gather and stop business for an hour or two, before everyone sprinting home as fast as they can, after exchanging teh obligatory gossip "how did you feel it? where were you? where's the epicenter? etc".

Here in Taiwan is boring as it can be, no one moves, no one talks, they want to keep on working even if the building is tilted, and anyways there is no where to run. The bright side is that they have excellent rescue crews armed with the latest equipment in case they have to dig you out...

In summary, unless the building falls on you, it's business as usual.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby shengou » 19 Apr 2012, 12:54

Icon wrote:Here in Taiwan is boring as it can be, no one moves, no one talks, they want to keep on working even if the building is tilted, and anyways there is no where to run. The bright side is that they have excellent rescue crews armed with the latest equipment in case they have to dig you out...

In summary, unless the building falls on you, it's business as usual.



WHAT? Not what I've seen at all. The few times we've felt earthquakes where I'm at, everyone rushed out onto the street and they were noisy as hell.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby Icon » 19 Apr 2012, 14:07

shengou wrote:
Icon wrote:Here in Taiwan is boring as it can be, no one moves, no one talks, they want to keep on working even if the building is tilted, and anyways there is no where to run. The bright side is that they have excellent rescue crews armed with the latest equipment in case they have to dig you out...

In summary, unless the building falls on you, it's business as usual.



WHAT? Not what I've seen at all. The few times we've felt earthquakes where I'm at, everyone rushed out onto the street and they were noisy as hell.


You must be surrounded by foreigners or 921/311 survivors.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby 500CBFan » 19 Apr 2012, 14:33

Hm, totally missed this one. Let's see, at that time I had just finished my mid-term exam at Tamkang and was probably walking down the stairs of the Business Bldg. with the teacher. Never felt a thing, which is really unusual for me. I guess mid-term exams make everything kinda do that to me.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 19 Apr 2012, 15:29

I didn't register that one, but I was wondering what woke me up.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!

Postby shengou » 19 Apr 2012, 17:20

Icon wrote:
You must be surrounded by foreigners or 921/311 survivors.


How about neither.
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