Do Or Die Facts: Earthquake Building Collapses

Video highlights from Do Or Die

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•    Chendu, where this incident took place, has been known as the City of Hibiscus for 1,000 years.  It got the name when a former ruler ordered hibiscus trees planted in the city walls.

•    By injecting large volumes of liquids into the earth, human beings have actually caused earthquakes in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

•    The largest known earthquake was a magnitude 9.5 quake that hit Chile in May, 1960.

•    An ancient Japanese legend claims that a giant catfish called namazu causes earthquakes by wiggling his tail.

•    An earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 lasted longer than any other ever recorded, going on for eight-ten minutes!

 

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