Friday, March 8, 2013



Thurs. Mar. 7, 2013, Noon
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan. The Central Weather Bureau says the quake Thursday registered at magnitude 5.6. The tremor struck about 23 miles north of Hualien city and it shook buildings in the capital city of Taipei. Hualien is located 110 miles southeast of Taipei.

The Big Brain Lab in Taiwan has survived increasingly larger and larger earthquakes. Moving from a 3 and a 3.5 previously, the current 5.6 was considerably larger, violently shaking the building for a full minute, with numerous aftershocks. As the position increases in altitude, i.e. a higher skyscraper floor, so do the effects and intensity of quake appear to increase proportionally. The Big Brain was only one step away from the roof, creating the greatest oscillatory effects. The anchoring of the Big Brain to solid wood fixtures help save the brain from disaster. Paint was removed from the ceilings by the quake vibrations and fell to the floor. However, all parts of the Big Brain Supercomputer survived. A full day of testing was completed following the quake to confirm full functioning of all Big Brain and Lab aspects. Running Big Brain experiments are currently being checked.