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So, there was a Quake that was supposed to have hit Rome today, however, nature, ever the jolly prankster, decides to hit Spain instead.

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Thousands of people are reported to be staying out of Rome for the next few days, over fears the city will be hit by a huge earthquake.
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MADRID— Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said.

The epicenter of the quakes -- with magnitudes of 4.4 and 5.2 -- was close to the town of Lorca, and the second came about two hours after the first, an official with the Murcia regional government said on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.
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Portugal's neighbor, Spain, was hit by a Quake that was "meant" to hit Rome today.

How screwed up is that? Some coincidences just make you wonder and go
Edited by PanicProne - 5/11/11 at 2:04pm
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A 5.2 causing that much damage O.o I know you can barely feel a 3, a 4 is light shaking and a 5 is moderate. I'm surprised people died, must have been an area with very weak and shakey buildings.
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HAARP. There are no coincidences. (Well there are but...)
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must have been an area with very weak and shakey buildings called Europe.
better.
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A 5.2 causing that much damage O.o I know you can barely feel a 3, a 4 is light shaking and a 5 is moderate. I'm surprised people died, must have been an area with very weak and shakey buildings.
you do know that its exponential right? a 5 is something like 10 times stronger than a 4, and allot of spain is old, really old, im not surprised some stuff came down
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lol ppl didn't go to work because they thought rome was gonna crumble?!

sounds like an excuse to lounge around at home to me
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post #7 of 53
Movement of the planets likely to cause seismic activity? As likely as the moon causes gastrointestinal distress. The real victim here are all those zombie Italians.

Oh, and those 10 Spaniards.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 5/11/11 at 2:27pm
    
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post #8 of 53
Lot of people want a lot of people afraid right now.
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post #9 of 53
Did anyone look at the article and think of 2012? tehehe
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lol ppl didn't go to work because they thought rome was gonna crumble?!

sounds like an excuse to lounge around at home to me
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