Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earthquake Predictions Ignored in Tibet?

 The Epoch Times is reporting that two Chinese seismologists predicted an earthquake in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and had reported their predictions to the China Earthquake Administration (CEA). Though these seismologists’ predictions were accurate, they were not used to reduce losses from the disaster.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Jyekundo in Kham on April 14 has so far left over 2,000 dead and scores unaccounted for. To all intents and purposes, the town of Jyekundo no longer exists.

Yu Xianghong, a seismologist from Shaanxi Earthquake Administration’s Houma station (and that is presumably not in Louisiana),  claims that he sent a brief on short-term earthquake prediction to the CEA on April 13. He also sent a text message to the China Earthquake Networks Center and received a confirmation receipt. He predicted an earthquake would occur near Jyekundo in Kham between April 14 and 17 at a magnitude of 5.0 to 5.5.

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