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Taiwan earthquake: Devastating images from the aftermath

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A magnitude-6.4 earthquake was reported at around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 in Taiwan's Hualien County. Preliminary reports stated the quake was about six miles deep. Another 5.1 tremor was felt shortly after. Several people are dead, hundreds are injured and nearly a hundred are missing. Here are some devastating images from the aftermath.

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Goetz1965

And FOX is giving you the DOOMSDAY NEWS again ... 

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colemanlee
20 minutes ago, Goetz1965 said:

And FOX is giving you the DOOMSDAY NEWS again ... 

Here, got this from the cupcake channel just for you....

 

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SkyMan

While those tipping buildings look like the rooms are intact I would bet they won't let anyone back in to retrieve anything so I'd imagine their belongings are a total loss.

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shadow
3 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

While those tipping buildings look like the rooms are intact I would bet they won't let anyone back in to retrieve anything so I'd imagine their belongings are a total loss.

No worries, they just prop those tipping buildings up with a few 2X4s, like the Philippines would do.

See about 2:30 in the Fox video.

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TequilaSunset

I've read elsewhere that it's quality construction that kept the building intact, and not crumbling into dust. I also read others saying it was poor foundations that caused them to tilt.

I'm kinda thinking it's a lot of both... really have no clue. 

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SkyMan
4 minutes ago, shadow said:

No worries, they just prop those tipping buildings up with a few 2X4s, like the Philippines would do.

See about 2:30 in the Fox video.

I saw. Looked more like telephone poles to me but just as ineffective.  I'm wondering if those are there more to indicate if the building is still moving?  Or to help a little when further aftershocks come?

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2 minutes ago, TequilaSunset said:

I've read elsewhere that it's quality construction that kept the building intact, and not crumbling into dust. I also read others saying it was poor foundations that caused them to tilt.

I'm kinda thinking it's a lot of both... really have no clue. 

Might not be the foundations.  With significant lateral shift the basement and lower floors could give way on one side even if the foundation is still solid.

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to_dave007
3 hours ago, Kahuna said:

... there was a catastrophe in Taiwan.

How big does an event have to be before it warrants being called a catastrophe?

If we call every little run-of-the-mill event a catastrophe, and gasp and say OMG a lot, I know that the drama is good for selling news papers and air time, but what shall we name a really big event?

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Headshot
1 minute ago, to_dave007 said:

How big does an event have to be before it warrants being called a catastrophe?

If we call every little event a catastrophe, I know that the drama is good for selling news papers and air time, but what shall we name a really big event?

It's simple. If it affects you, it's a catastrophe. If it doesn't affect you, it isn't a catastrophe.

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to_dave007
1 minute ago, Headshot said:

It's simple. If it affects you, it's a catastrophe. If it doesn't affect you, it isn't a catastrophe.

Not quite.  The media like to portray them ALL as a catastrophe.. well..  so long as it's an otherwise slow news day.

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to_dave007
3 hours ago, Kahuna said:

I'd prefer you to show a little sympathy to the area affected .....

I'd like to ask WHY it's so important to you that I might show sympathy?

Please don't take this to be a flippant question. I'm serious.

We live in an age where EVERY event, world wide, is captured in living color..  and the pictures and the body counts and the wailing and wringing of hands is flashed around the world in moments..  and we are thus regaled with such news stories day after day after day... Earthquakes..  Typhoons.  Famine..  Volcanoes.  Tornadoes..  Ice Storms..  Tsunami's.  Must we express sympathy each and every time?  Do we not get a day off occasionally.. so that we can enjoy a day of peace, free of the need to express sympathy?

And how do YOU express sympathy?  I know you posted a news article to get all your readers to be sympathetic..  But what do YOU do?  Did you send money or donate to Red Cross?  I know FOX and CNN do it to make money.  But how is your own action in posting the video here at LINC  any more than being voyeuristic?  

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3 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

Not quite.  The media like to portray them ALL as a catastrophe.. well..  so long as it's an otherwise slow news day.

Yeah, but I think most people think for themselves when defining catastrophes, rather than accepting the media's "include everything" definition. For most people, something has to negatively affect them in a substantial way before they define it as a catastrophe. Because we hear about "catastrophes" everyday because of today's lightning-fast media coverage, the word loses its meaning. Even the biggest events are glossed over pretty quickly by anybody who wasn't affected.

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oztony
2 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

And how do YOU express sympathy?  I know you posted a news article to get all your readers to be sympathetic..  But what do YOU do?  Did you send money or Donate to Red Cross?  How is your own action any more than voyeuristic?  

I suppose with Rep1 being Taiwanese and a member here some people are mindful of this with their approach to the matter , if it happened in Aus, and was made light of I would take umbrage to that..

As for the quoted section of your comment .....seriously....maybe we should insist on a doctors report stating that Kahuna is affected ....would that alleviate any or all of your concerns...

34 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

How big does an event have to be before it warrants being called a catastrophe?

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This has gone from someone reporting a tragic event to a fatuous line of queries and questions being directed at the poster , if you don't think it is a catastrophic event and are only concerned  about understanding why others would ...I find that sad.

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Richard K

IDK how that debate even got going but I feel bad for those folks there. I have been in a couple of medium size shakers and I never felt so damned helpless in my life. Pretty scary especially being woken up in the dead of night with it.

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jtmwatchbiz
2 hours ago, oztony said:

I suppose with Rep1 being Taiwanese and a member here some people are mindful of this with their approach to the matter ,

i agree and let's hope his family and friends were not affected by this unfortunate natural disaster! 

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oztony
36 minutes ago, jtmwatchbiz said:

i agree and let's hope his family and friends were not affected by this unfortunate natural disaster! 

Well to be honest Fred , when I see a picture like that on the first page of this thread with a building that size on its side and just perched there I think " catastrophe " , a catastrophic failure of the building to withstand the force of that earthquake, and confirmed 7 dead , 67 missing and lord knows how many injured........a "catastrophic event" ....in the eyes of most I would think.

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rep1
4 hours ago, oztony said:

I suppose with Rep1 being Taiwanese and a member here some people are mindful of this with their approach to the matter , if it happened in Aus, and was made light of I would take umbrage to that..

Well don't count me. I have zero trust on our developers. It's simply a matter of time.

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Kahuna
7 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

I'd like to ask WHY it's so important to you that I might show sympathy?

Please don't take this to be a flippant question. I'm serious.

We live in an age where EVERY event, world wide, is captured in living color..  and the pictures and the body counts and the wailing and wringing of hands is flashed around the world in moments..  and we are thus regaled with such news stories day after day after day... Earthquakes..  Typhoons.  Famine..  Volcanoes.  Tornadoes..  Ice Storms..  Tsunami's.  Must we express sympathy each and every time?  Do we not get a day off occasionally.. so that we can enjoy a day of peace, free of the need to express sympathy?

And how do YOU express sympathy?  I know you posted a news article to get all your readers to be sympathetic..  But what do YOU do?  Did you send money or donate to Red Cross?  I know FOX and CNN do it to make money.  But how is your own action in posting the video here at LINC  any more than being voyeuristic?  

I'm not interested in if you feel sympathy,glee,hate or horny, the incident was about a tragic event in Taiwan and not about who reports it. If you're not interested then leave it be and go on with your life but don't come into this with the idea you're going to make it into a whole different topic by belittling the efforts of those who are interested or may have some empathy for the ones affected.  

 Go start a new topic if that's all you want. 

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Kahuna
2 hours ago, rep1 said:

Well don't count me. I have zero trust on our developers. It's simply a matter of time.

Development  issues aside it it's good to see you or your family wasn't affected by this since I recall you as being from Taiwan.  Cheers!!:good:

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smokey
9 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

I'd like to ask WHY it's so important to you that I might show sympathy?

Please don't take this to be a flippant question. I'm serious.

We live in an age where EVERY event, world wide, is captured in living color..  and the pictures and the body counts and the wailing and wringing of hands is flashed around the world in moments..  and we are thus regaled with such news stories day after day after day... Earthquakes..  Typhoons.  Famine..  Volcanoes.  Tornadoes..  Ice Storms..  Tsunami's.  Must we express sympathy each and every time?  Do we not get a day off occasionally.. so that we can enjoy a day of peace, free of the need to express sympathy?

And how do YOU express sympathy?  I know you posted a news article to get all your readers to be sympathetic..  But what do YOU do?  Did you send money or donate to Red Cross?  I know FOX and CNN do it to make money.  But how is your own action in posting the video here at LINC  any more than being voyeuristic?  

Well there is a way to fix this bombardment of bad news call don't click 

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Kahuna

Raw video: Crews searching for survivors of massive earthquake forced to flee partially collapsed building in Hualien, Taiwan.

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Goetz1965

That 1 buidling now is shown around the world - because its the only 1 they have to show how horrific uhhhhh it was ... 

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Dafey
16 minutes ago, Goetz1965 said:

That 1 buidling now is shown around the world - because its the only 1 they have to show how horrific uhhhhh it was ... 

Would you be happy to see dozens of buildings crumpling to dust? Or maybe the entire city turned to rubble would entertain you?

On 2/8/2018 at 9:26 PM, Kahuna said:

I'm not interested in if you feel sympathy,glee,hate or horny, the incident was about a tragic event in Taiwan and not about who reports it. If you're not interested then leave it be and go on with your life but don't come into this with the idea you're going to make it into a whole different topic by belittling the efforts of those who are interested or may have some empathy for the ones affected.  

 Go start a new topic if that's all you want. 

I agree with Kahuna and thank him for reporting this news.

My heart goes out to all who were affected by this. It's a human trait...forgive me if my caring offends you!

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