Strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan, causing damage, injuries

By Peter Enav, AP
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan; 12 people injured

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Twelve people were injured, the National Fire Agency said.

No tsunami alert was issued. The quake was centered in the same mountainous region of rural Kaohsiung county that endured the brunt of the damage from Typhoon Morakot, a devastating storm that killed about 700 people last August.

Taiwanese actor Chu Chung-heng said he and other passengers were close to panic when the high-speed train on which they were traveling was dislodged from its track by the quake.

“Many people in my car were screaming,” he said. “I was so scared that I couldn’t make a sound. The train shook very hard and I thought it was going to overturn.”

Rail service in southern and central Taiwan was suspended, as was the state-of-the-art subway system in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan’s second largest with a population of 1.5 million. Kaohsiung is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Taipei.

In nearby Tainan, a fire broke out in a textile factory shortly after the quake hit, sending huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the air. Power outages struck Taipei and at least one county to the south, and telephone service in many parts of Taiwan was spotty.

Kuo Kai-wen, director of the Central Weather Bureau’s Seismology Center, said the quake was not geologically related to the massive temblor that hit Chile last Saturday, but its intensity was unusual for the area.

“This is the biggest quake to hit this region in more than a century,” he said.

The quake’s epicenter was near the town of Jiashian, especially hard hit by last year’s typhoon. A Kaohsiung county official told CTI TV news that some temporary housing built for typhoon survivors collapsed.

The Ministry of Defense said troops were dispatched to Jiashian to report on the extent of the damage.

In nearby Liugui an unidentified high school student described the quake as terrifying. “Everyone was running out of the classroom, and some people fell in the rush,” she told ETTV.

All of the 12 injuries were relatively minor, the fire agency said.

A spokesman for President Ma Ying-jeou said authorities had been instructed to follow the quake situation closely and take steps to mitigate damage and dislocation. Ma was widely criticized for his government’s slow response to last year’s typhoon.

The presidential office said he planned to visit Tainan on Thursday afternoon.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

However, a 7.6-magnitude temblor in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people. In 2006 a 6.7-magnitude quake south of Kaohsiung severed undersea cables and disrupted telephone and Internet service for millions throughout Asia.

March 4, 2010: 4:33 am

Quran chapter #55 (Ar-Rahmaan) has 31 repetitions of:

“فَبِأَىِّ ءَالَآءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ”
“What other bounties of your Sustainer do you still belie?”

The sum of the verse positions of the repeated verse is:
13 + 16 + 18 + 21 + 23 + 25 + 28 + 30 + 32 +
34 + 36 + 38 + 40 + 42 + 45 + 47 + 49 + 51 +
53 + 55 + 57 + 59 + 61 + 63 + 65 + 67 + 69 +
71 + 73 + 75 + 77
= 1433

We are now in the Islamic year 1431 AH. The number 1433 is reference to the year 1433 AH = 2012 AD as God Almighty made the chapter consists of 355 words, the same number as the days in an Islamic year.

Knowing that 1433 AH maps to 2012 AD, every repetition of the four-worded verse maps to four days in the year 1433 AH or from 7 Jan 2012 to 7 Nov 2012, and Allah knows best.

In four days the Earth spins on its own axis four times, so any meterorite shower for example would leave a trail along specific latitude four times over the same latitude. The verse numbers above (13, 16, .., 77( could be the latitudes so if the first event of 7th Jan 2012 occurs along latitude 13 then we all know the next one will be 18 and so on.

2012 is not the end of the world though as there is also a reference to 1619AH some 180 years after 2012 so always remember The Hour can come at the blink of an eye or nearer according to Quran 16:77:

أعوذ بالله من الشيطٰن الرجيم بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
وَلِلَّهِ غَيْبُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ وَمَآ أَمْرُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ إِلَّا كَلَمْحِ ٱلْبَصَرِ أَوْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدِيرٌ
“To Allah belongs the Unseen of heavens and earth and The Hour can come at the blink of an eye, or even nearer. Truly! Allah is capable of doing anything.”

Full details based on prime number reseach into the Quranic text can be found here:

God bless us all good people with guidance to His Light in sha Allah.

Ali Adams
God > infinity

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