An earthquake in China took place today. It was a doozy that registered over 7.0 on the richter scale.
As I am going through and reading the reports, the news media are focused on the death and destruction of the event. Reports are 400 dead and possibly 10,000 people injured. The usual suspects causing the death and destruction – poorly built houses that are not earthquake proof.
Yet, in any of the reports, there is no explanation as to why there is an earthquake in the region in the first place. See, the region where it has occurred is not on the edge of a tectonic plate. So, why is the media not educating us why it happened and reporting on the geologic changes that are occurring underneath us? The earth is one big puzzle of pieces that collide and move. Could the earthquake in Chile have transported energy to the Indian plate which then has pushed itself up against the Asian plate?
I guess we will have to wait for Pat Robertson to give us the explanation. I am sure there was some ancient deal made where the Tibetans shunned Christianity to follow the bald headed guy in robes. The earthquake is obviously a punishment from God.
With these natural events happening all over the world, couldn’t we put the death and destruction angle down for once and talk about the science behind it happening? Not only are we a nation of geographically challenged, we are also a nation who are geologically ignorant.
Come on media, put some of the shock and awe away and include some education in your reports. If you need the shock and awe at the beginning to grab attention, fine. Put the education into the article to make us smarter for reading it.