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[Earthquakes in Sichuan] (25 May 2008)


<p>On 12 May 2008, Sichuan had an earthquake which measured at 8.3 Mw according to PRC&#39;s China Seismological Bureau. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries including Hong Kong. What causes it and why can&#39;t we predict it? Today Prof. Jonathan Aitchison, who is from Hong Kong University Department of Earth Science, and Dr. Wong Wing-tak, who is the Senior Scientific Officer from Hong Kong Observatory, will talk about this earthquake. After this earthquake can we say that Sichuan will not have earthquakes in the next 50 to 100 years? We can feel the earthquake in Hong Kong, are we safe in Hong Kong? Will Hong Kong have such earthquake in the future? We can withstand typhoons, is that mean the buildings in Hong Kong can also withstand earthquakes?</p>

Publish Date: 
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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