Of course this is all "normal"
Pretty wild from all the decades of "normal" I have seen and many things are quite different
The mental slag alone can cause major problems in the environment
but there is more than this IMHO
About 64 injuries have been reported from Taiwan's quake, which hit about 250 miles south of Taipei at 8:18 am local time and was followed by several aftershocks. But it triggered power outages, halted high-speed rail service, and caused panic as people ran out of schools and homes.
Kuo says the Taiwan, Chile, and Haiti quakes involved different tectonic plates. Globally, he says, there's an average of one magnitude 8 or higher earthquake per year, some 17 magnitude 7 or higher quakes, and 170 to 180 of magnitude 6 or larger.
So far this year there's only been one quake higher than 8 – Chile's fearsome, 8.8 magnitude temblor. Last year there were 16 magnitude 7 or higher quakes, right at the average. And so far this year there have been three magnitude 7 or higher quakes, including Haiti's.
from the above link
Other places are being hammered in different ways
KAMPALA, Uganda — Torrential rain in eastern Uganda touched off a series of mudslides late Monday night, killing at least 83 people and causing devastation in villages, state emergency officials said.
Three landslides sent mounds of earth hurtling toward villages in the district of Bududa along the slopes of Mount Elgon near the Kenyan border, destroying houses and other buildings.
The local community council said that 320 people were missing, government relief officials said, and so the death toll was expected to rise.
“Many are missing,” said Musa Ecweru, a state minister for natural disasters, who was in Bududa. “Members of local government are dead. A rich businessman was killed. Members of my own family are missing.”
Most of the buildings that were destroyed were mud-grass huts, Mr. Ecweru said, but a medical clinic constructed with cement also collapsed.
“It was washed away,” he said. “Portions of the lands just broke off from the tops of hills, carrying cattle and goats. Many of these animals are now lying around.” A church where people were seeking refuge was also swept away. The local news media reported that the rains had lasted for seven hours on Monday night. The Ugandan Red Cross is surveying the area and assessing the damage, with help from the police and the army, Mr. Ecweru said.
Even though this is typically the start of the region’s traditional dry season, Uganda has been hit by heavy rainfall recently. Underdevelopment in the isolated part of eastern Uganda has exacerbated the damage, he said.
“Without proper vegetation, the land is too soft,” Mr. Ecweru said. Meteorologists are warning of more heavy rain.
Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano and Uganda’s second largest mountain, at nearly 14,000 feet, serves as a catchment for a number of nearby rivers.
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