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How frequent are earthquakes?

 
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small_human



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:18 am    Post subject: How frequent are earthquakes? Reply with quote

I read today that Indonesia has about 129 active volcanos. So I guess it also has it's share of earthquakes.

Are earthquakes a common occurence? Have any of you experienced any powerful or particularly scary ones?

I'm due to be in Java by october so I'm keen to know how much a part of life in Indonesia earthquakes are.

I spent a few years in Japan which has fairly regular tremors. I never experienced anything big, thankfully.

Earthquakes freak me out.... Shocked
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Winmar



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never experienced one there, but my wife informs me that they occasionally get small ones in Bandung (West Java), where she's from. Nothing to worry about though.
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ls650



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never felt an earthquake when I was in Jakarta (for a year).
One of the teachers I worked with did experience a mild magnitude 5 quake while visiting Bali.
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drgonzo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have felt at least 3 sizeable earthquakes in Indo... not large enough to produce death or destruction, but interesting to feel.
One was in Bogor late 2000, another one in Jakarta early 2001, and a sizeable one in the early morning in Bali in December 2003.
Earthquakes and their frequency are hard to predict or to estimate, if you could you could make a fortune in the Los Angelas area.
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