• Hegar@kbin.social
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    4 months ago

    No fatalities reported yet for the largest quake in 25 years? That seems pretty impressive.

    I have to guess that the years of tightening up enforcement of earthquake preparedness played a big part in that.

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      4 months ago

      Won’t someone think of the shareholder value that was lost by complying with these onerous earthquake building regulations?

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      4 months ago

      I mean, it isn’t the strongest quake in 25 years. Unclear why the source is making that claim. From what I can tell, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is. There have also been quite a few stronger quakes than this one in the past 25 years - I started making you a list and quit when I realized I’d exceeded 5.

      My best guess is that the source meant strongest quake in 25 years in Taiwan, but why not actually say that if they meant it?

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        4 months ago

        25 years in Taiwan, but why not actually say that

        I forgot to mention that but the article does say that.

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          4 months ago

          Thankfully, it seems that Taiwan is the opposite of Turkey and enforced its building codes.