Yesterday we had a small earthquake that was felt far and wide. Apparently it registered 5.3 on the richter scale. It was apparently in Orkney and was 5.5 according to Beeld newspaper. It doesn’t really matter if it was 5.5 or 5.3, the problem is that it happened. The cause could have been from collapsed mining tunnels or tectonic plates that moved. Hopefully the damage caused by the earthquake wasn’t too bad and we don’t get any serious aftershocks.

With that said, how can people live in areas where they are prone to serious earthquakes? Take the San Andreas Fault for example, people in California and San Francisco are so used to earthquakes it’s not even funny. Maybe it’s like us being used to crime, corruption, murder and hijacking. They get serious tremors, their houses collapse completely and they just rebuild on the same spot. WTH?

Anyway, it doesn’t make sense.

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