6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan makes buildings sway

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 26, 2010 5:33 am

Ever since all these earthquakes have been showing their faces all around the world (Haiti, Chile, Japan, SoCal, Samoa, New Guinea, Spain…) we’ve gotten a lot of comments from our readers about them, and a lot of emails asking us to keep you informed when more tremors strike.

Well, yet another quake has hit this morning, this time 195 miles off the coast of Taiwan’s city of Taitung. It had a magnitude of 6.5 and was so strong that buildings in the capital of Taipei were swaying with the force. It hit at 10:59 local time and had a depth of 6.2 miles.

The good news is that there is no threat of tsunami, and no injuries, deaths or damages have been reported.

Apparently earthquakes are quite frequent in Taiwan, and most of the time the damages are not significant. Many people, including some of our readers, have become a bit freaked by the onset of all of these earthquakes around the world. We got a comment from JD on April 12th, and he said this:

“Planet earth goes into a major re-shape once every 100-1000 years. If you read up a little on the planet history in seismic activity. (worlds major earthquakes ever recorded)maybe you will see a pattern on this quake activity. In (THEORY) the planet gravity as a lot to do with this, as the earth core burns and material keeps being ejected via volcanos, the material in the earth core as to be replaced somehow in this case the earth compresses it self therefore adding new burning material to the core., which brings to light the movie tittle: THE CORE I recommend anybody to see it is pretty good in explaining how the earth core works. If the earth core ever cools down the earth will stop rotating meaning that it will be always day in one side and night in the opposite side of the earth just like the moon it doesn’t rotate is static. So, the longest the earth is still burning in the inside there will be earthquakes.”

If anyone has any thoughts on this comment or on all the quakes that have been happening lately, feel free to comment below.