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Hope

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This year's Nepalese earthquake
« on: December 20, 2015, 04:44:10 PM »
Apparently this packed the power of 'half an atom bomb'.  http://nyti.ms/1MppRFS

Now, I can't remember the official power of such a bomb, but I know its pretty big.

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The impact was equivalent to the detonation of 7.6 kilotons of TNT, the study estimated; the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 was equivalent to about 16 kilotons.
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Re: This year's Nepalese earthquake
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 05:13:18 PM »
and as if that wasn't bad enough, now they have the Indian blockade to add to Nepali woes; there are daily load shedding power outages and huge queues forming for fuel as no fuel tankers are coming across the border
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Re: This year's Nepalese earthquake
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 10:41:25 PM »
The first question you should ask when you see comparisons like that is "is that a lot?"

This handy scale will tell you that the earthquake you are talking about was just under magnitude 6.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale#Energy_release_equivalents

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