|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Information and announcements » Earthquake Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#66616 - 04/22/02 08:49 AM Re: Earthquake Repositories Down Under
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
We DO have earthquakes in Oz - and occassionally they are quite destructive. Perhaps the most famous being Newcastle (NSW) in the late 80's and Meckering (WA) in the 60's. On the whole - especially when compared to international events - they are quite benign.
The points in favour of a nuclear waste disposal facility here is not only the relative stability of the continent (in structural terms), but the minimal population density and sheer isolation of 95% of the continent. Assuming the stuff has to be stored SOMEWHERE, a repository such as that proposed in central Australia would just about have to be the best place in the world - especially considering the political and cultural stabilities of this place.
Irrespective of the facts, the hysteria of the debate ensures a sensible outcome is most unlikely - rest assured the most popular/vote catching outcome will win the day - irrespective of whatever merits the initial proposal may have.
BTW, a proposal by a commercial group for a facility way east of Kalgoorlie was loudly rejected a year or so ago.
#66617 - 04/22/02 09:39 AM Re: Earthquake
I have heard of wham, bam, thank you ma'am's, but 30 seconds!
Helen, sounds like you're confirming Max's observation that in New York, "your quakes are ... laughably small."
[edit: How apt that this thread appears, in the index, adjacent to one titled "I'm a member".]
#66618 - 04/22/02 02:07 PM Re: Earthquake
Loc: Warszawa Polska
I only may to feel sorry for you.
#66619 - 04/22/02 02:30 PM .
#66620 - 04/22/02 03:53 PM Re: Earthquake
Loc: rego park
well the NY earthquake was a 5.5-- not a biggy i suppose for trembling islands, but big enough.
i was 300 miles from epicenter and the trembling was not scary, but partly because i have experienced earthquakes before.
i think a big (5.5 3 miles away, not 300)earthquake might be very different._________________________
my other obsession
#66621 - 04/22/02 04:23 PM .
Forum Stats 8633 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members klmnop388100, ava, Interfacecadet, yedped, lindaschmitz
8634 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 35 Guests and 0 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
jenny jenny 72 LukeJavan8 70 wofahulicodoc 45 endymion6 33 Lionel Koh 17 Faldage 15 tsuwm 9 Tromboniator 3 Pfred 2 mini 2
December Su M Tu W Th F Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2013 Wordsmith