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We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
{Romans 8:22}

Earthquakes Cause over 1700 Deaths in 2009
Released: 1/8/2010 11:00:00 AM

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At least 1783 deaths worldwide resulted from earthquake activity in 2009.

The deadliest earthquake of the year was a magnitude 7.5 event that killed approximately 1117 people in southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Sept. 30, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and confirmed by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). However, the number of earthquake-related fatalities in 2009 was far less than the 2008 count of over 88,000. The high number of fatalities in 2008 was primarily due to the devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake that occurred in Sichuan, China on May 12.

Although unrelated, the Sept. 30 Indonesian earthquake occurred a day after the year’s strongest earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 on Sept. 29 in the Samoa Islands region. Tsunamis generated by that earthquake killed 192 people in American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the medieval city of L’Aquila in central Italy on April 6, killing 295 people.

Overall, earthquakes took the lives of people in 15 countries on four continents during 2009, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Japan, Malawi, Samoa, South Africa and Tonga, as well as the U.S. territory of American Samoa.  Earthquakes injured people in 11 additional countries, including the mainland United States, where a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on May 2 injured one person in the Los Angeles area.

The biggest 2009 earthquake in the 50 United States was, once again, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred in the Fox Islands on Oct. 13. It was felt at the towns of Akutan and Unalaska, but caused no casualties or damage. The largest earthquake for the year in the contiguous United States was a magnitude 5.2 event on Oct. 2 in the Owens Valley southeast of Lone Pine, Calif. Because of the sparse population in the epicentral area, this quake caused no damage although it was felt as far away as Merced and Los Angeles, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.   …




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from the USGS site

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 4.0
Location 35.574°N, 97.249°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
  • 4 km (2 miles) ENE (74°) from Jones, OK
  • 10 km (6 miles) N (9°) from Choctaw, OK
  • 11 km (7 miles) SSW (208°) from Luther, OK
  • 28 km (17 miles) ENE (68°) from Oklahoma City, OK
  • 311 km (194 miles) N (352°) from Dallas, TX
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 40, Nph= 40, Dmin=37.8 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=8
Event ID us2010rmbk


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When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the BEGINNING of birth pains.
{Mark 13:7-8}

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —  A powerful earthquake struck Haiti’s capital on Tuesday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace and the headquarters of U.N. peacekeepers. The dead and injured lay in the streets even as strong aftershocks rippled through the impoverished Caribbean country.

Associated Press journalists based in Port-au-Prince said the damage from the quake — the most powerful to hit Haiti in more than 200 years — is staggering even in a country accustomed to tragedy and disaster.

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