I'm new here and I'm not sure in which forum area to post this. But I've noticed something I find interesting about the rather large earthquakes of the past 2 days...first in California (of which I personally experienced) and then in Indonesia. What I find interesting is that there was relatively no damage or injuries. The one in California was a bizarre experience. I live in the LA area so I was a good deal away from it, but we were rolling for a couple of minutes. It seemed almost gentle. I know further south it was more typical...but how is it that a 7.2 barely causes any problem, then the 7.7 in Indonesia from what I read there were no deaths.
When the Haiti quake happened, it struck me odd that an earthquake could devastate 1/2 of a tiny island and have relatively minor impact on the other half. It almost seemed like it was artificially induced and perhaps either a test run to see how accurately an induced earthquake could be pinpointed--my other thought was maybe it was hoped that the 1st earthquake would start a chain reaction which could lead to the calif big one....how cleverly that could open the doors to martial law. Well, haha, so now I watch this chain reaction and laugh that the expected devastation from quakes of these magnitudes is simply not happening. How brilliant is that! Does any one have any thoughts on this?