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8.1 Earthquake in China
« on: November 14, 2001, 09:55:00 AM »
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8.1 Earthquake in China
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2001, 01:56:00 AM »

All this was on the internet.

1755 - Lisbon, Portugal
Killed 70,000, Raised Waves in Lakes all over Europe
First Scientifically Studied Earthquake
World Trade Tower death count is estimated close to 4,500

On November 1, 1755 a major earthquake struck Lisbon, killing approximately 70,000 people. Large numbers died in churches where they were attending All Saints' Day Mass. Lisbon's great cathedral was reduced to a ruin and hundreds died there when huge pillars and sections of roof fell on them. Questions were raised as to how a merciful God could have allowed such a thing to happen, killing so many innocent people, including children, on a holy day. Many pamphlets, tracts and even books on the subjct were produced. The priests,naturally, were telling their congregations that God was angry with them for their sinful lives and that they must repent.

Known as the Lisbon earthquake, its effects were observed in Europe, Africa, and America,
covering an area of about four million square miles. Its destruction centered on Lisbon, Portugal, where in a matter of minutes it leveled public and residential buildings, causing scores of thousands of deaths. While the earthquake's physical effects were large, its impact on the thought of the time was just as significant. Many living then recognized as a prophetic sign of the end and began to give serious consideration to the judgement of God in the last days. The Lisbon earthquake gave an impetus to the study of prophecy.


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8.1 Earthquake in China
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2001, 06:23:00 AM »
China's two most lethal earthquakes of the past century
in 1920 killed more than 100,000 people
and  in 1976 killed more than 240,000 people.
The 1920 quake was magnitude 8.6;
the 1976 tremor was between 7.8 and 8.2.

Late last month, a 6-magnitude quake hit southwestern China's Yunnan province, killing a woman and collapsing more than 3,400 buildings.

In this month of November 2001, an extremely powerful  8.1-magnitude quake earthquake shook a thinly populated and mountainous region of northwestern China on Wednesday, Chinese and U.S. government seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. It was centered in the Kunlun mountain area near the border of Qinghai province and the Xinjiang region in China's far northwest.

On January of 1995 an earthquake shook the region as the great majority of people in the Japanese city of Kobe were sleeping. 100,000 buildings were destroyed.  6, 400 people died.

The World Trade Center attack cause approximately 4,5 thousand to die.

Statistics leave no room to relate, in it's cold mathmatics, the emotional trauma in the lives of the remaining relatives of the deceased asians from the earthquakes there. The bread-winner is gone and families are broken up or even start starving because of no working member bringing enough money for food home. The social nets in charity aid of the Western world is very good in comparision.