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that's only 0.9 less than the first one isn't it? horrendous.
ah, that's a bit less shit then.
7 is about 22 times stronger than 6.1.
according to a book i've been reading it is
6.0 is still approx equivalent to a million tonnes of TNT tho.
man, kick em while they're down.
It's all because they made a pact with the devil tho.
An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake in the same area (the main shock). If an aftershock is larger than the main shock, the aftershock is redesignated as the main shock and the original main shock is redesignated as a foreshock. Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes formed as the crust around the displaced fault plane adjusts to the effects of the main shock.
"We call an earthquake an aftershock as long as the rate at which earthquakes occur in that region is greater than the rate before the main shock."
DiS is so broken it's pissing me off and I now boycott this thread after it refused my reply 3 times
It's not good news
It represents all the charities working in Haiti right now including the Red Cross.
Any money you give now to a specific chairty will go into their unrestricted funds. Giving to the DEC means it's restricted funds and it will all get spent in Haiti
i have been told anything given to Oxfam's specific Haita appeal goes into restricted funds, with their admin costs for running it coming from unrestricted funds.
but yeah, go for the DEC.
They can't fundraise over Haiti for themselves any more any way - their donation page should take you straight through to the DEC
I'm sure all their work is good, but i really want to give to Haiti right now.
i was told this on the day they started theirs, which was the day before the DEC started. i will now shut up.
Most charities have emergency reserves they hold for events like Haiti, that get released so the aid can start going immeadiately. Then they start trying to make the money back while the disaster is in the press and before the DEC appeal is declared.
In that respect, the DEC is great because it means relief is planned properly, and it means all the further donations go straight where they're needed, on top of what the organisations have already sent
so their donation page will just take you to the DEC one anyway
so my $15 is now $30. Plus I can't walk past anyone in the street collecting money in buckets. Seems too selfish not to donate more.