Last night, there was an earthquake in Myanmar and the tremors were felt in Bangkok, where I live! However, I was fast asleep at the time. My mum grabbed me from my bed and carried me downstairs. I didn’t feel anything though.
Earthquakes are caused when two plates smash together or slide by each other. Tectonic plates are on the earth and are twenty in number. Towns or cities on fault lines, where two tectonic plates meet, are the town and cities that have the most earthquakes.
Thailand is not on a fault line but the earthquake in Myanmar was enough to create tremors that shook buildings in Bangkok. My mother said the ceiling lamp was swaying. That’s how powerful the tremors were.
The earthquake measured 6.9 on the Richter scale, which is very powerful. The Richter scale is a scale used to measure the power of earthquakes. It increases by tenfold. That means that a 6 on the Richter scale is 10 times as powerful as a 5 on the Richter scale. So the Japan earthquake a few weeks ago which measured 9 on the Richter scale was about a hundred times as much as the Myanmar earthquake.
WOW! I bet that would have been scary! I live in a part of the world that has never experienced an earthquake and I am grateful! I am glad that you are alright. come check out my blog
WOW! That is really scary! I live in a part of the world that has never experienced and earthquake and I am very grateful! Although, I am very glad that you are okay! Come check out my blog
Yeah. It would have been really scary if I wasn’t sleeping. Where do you live? Anyways, your blog looks really nice. Your theme is great!
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