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Oh dude so sad.TODAY’S CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKE: Hmm, any Major Nations overdue for a punishing temblor? China, maybe? Very big country, lots of people, not really smacked down by the 2010 Parade of Death Quakes. So, China it is: “At least 300 people have died and others are trapped under rubble after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck China’s Qinghai province.” UGH this planet. [BBC News]

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  • Redhead

    I’d say, “ahhhh, Armageddon!” or “where is that family that moved from Haiti to Chile living now?” but they all seem so overplayed by now.

  • Cape Clod

    I’m starting to become nervous that the volcanos are going to feel jealous of all the attention the earthquakes are getting.

  • Numbat Dundee

    Isn’t Yellowstone overdue to wipe out the US or something?

  • Sussemilch

    [re=555704]Cape Clod[/re]: Will no one think of poor Eyjafjallajokull glacier, being volcanoed apart in iceland?

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    [re=555712]Numbat Dundee[/re]:
    Just the unimportant parts.

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=555712]Numbat Dundee[/re]: Yes. But with any luck, it’ll just take out Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. (Fer Starters)…

  • ArkansasFred

    At least 300 people have died, thinning China’s population to a scant 50 dodecatrillion.

  • Diana Davies

    So when is California going to slide into the ocean? I’ve been waiting for years now.

  • TGY

    Quake frequencies normal, scientists say. It’s all part of the celestial game of ‘See Who Can Kill the Most People’ that’s been going on for millennia.

  • Berkeley Bear

    Cuing Pat Roberts saying something stupid in 3. . 2. . 1. .

  • Barcode of the Apocalypse

    [re=555714]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Haha! Minnesota — volcano- and earthquake-free! Now if someone could just do something about all these damn Illuminati loitering around, muttering about their “re-wilding” plans!

  • JMP

    Eh, a 6.9 isn’t even considered a major earthquake by geologists. Now, .1 higher would be; but it’s not quite there yet!

    [re=555725]TGY[/re]: I think “people” still has the overwhelming lead in that contest.

  • Work in Progress

    Clearly “The Core” was a documentary and not an awful sci-fi movie.

  • GoinGreen

    I think it is God punishing us for the Jews and Freemasons – cause you just know there are a lot of both hanging around in China, Chile and Haiti. Can I get an amen??!!

    [re=555704]Cape Clod[/re]: “REYKJAVIK, Iceland – A volcano under a glacier in Iceland erupted Wednesday for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air, closing a major road and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters.”

  • Maxine of Arc

    [re=555739]JMP[/re]: In fairness to geologists, an increase of .1 in their ridiculous logarithmic scale describes an earthquake almost twice as powerful.

  • doxastic

    I blame the Large Hadron Collider.

  • Failed 2 Menace

    Proving yet again that despite its many naysayers, the scientific consensus on Global Shaking is sound.

  • JMP

    [re=555770]Maxine of Arc[/re]: Is that how it works? I know a one point increase is ten times as strong, but was never sure how exactly the decimals worked with that.

  • assistant/atlas

    I think if stopped teaching our childrens about plate tectonics, God wouldn’t punish us in this way anymore.

  • chaste everywhere

    “Luxembourg is next to go
    And who knows, maybe Monaco–
    We’ll try to stay serene and calm
    When Alabama gets The Bomb”

  • Gumboz1953

    Venus doesn’t have plates or tectonics. It does have 900 degree sulfur dioxide raining down — but with a little stimulus money, that can be fixed. I’m just sayin.

  • slappypaddy

    [re=555739]JMP[/re]: it’s a major earthquake if you die in it (not you, personally).

  • Accordion-o-rama

    [re=555722]Diana Davies[/re]: Me too. I love a water slide.

  • Chuckie Jesus

    Hey Barcode! 612 in the hizzy! But just so’s ya know, if El Caldera goes off, we’re one of the first-wave refugee towns, FYI.