Earthquake recorded

Three villages in Chumphon province felt the effects of a minor earthquake on Thursday.

The quake that measured 2.9 on the Richter scale caused minor damage to one house, where a crack in the wall appeared.

However the Seismological Bureau said it received information from residents with regards to the earthquake around 18:00 but upon checking there were no recordings of trembles in these vicinities.

So the question has to be asked. “Who measured the earthquake at 2.9 then?”

Earthquakes measuring just one or two on the Richter scale are very common and can happen everyday in places like San Francisco. These earthquakes are so small that people cannot feel them, they can only be picked up by a seismometer.

Earthquakes measuring between 5 and 8 on the Richter scale can be devastating as nations like New Zealand have recently found out.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara in 2015 with what has been described as a force equalling that of 20 thermonuclear weapons. Over 5000 people died as a result.


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