Talk:2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:2002 Iran earthquake/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Here is some initial stuff:

*Ref # 2 doesn't have an author and such. I understand that it says "CNN", but then you have to change the type of "cite web" template.

    • That is because no author was provided. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 20:37, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
      • You have to change the type of template then. Please look at the {{Cite web}} template and scroll down. There you will see other templates. --Meldshal42 (talk) 01:47, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
        • Changing the template is not required. In fact, it's not even changing the template at all, just removing some parameters. Many other articles follow this same format. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 02:25, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
          • Nevermind, the citation is a cite news template. --Meldshal42 (talk) 18:11, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

*There are several redlinks in this article. You should probably resolve them by either creating the article, conducting a more of an in-depth search for them, or just removing the link altogether. But I encourage creating the article most.

  • Hmm. 14 references is kind of short. Could we boost it up to maybe, 18 or so? note:This is not requirement.
    • Hmm. It is a bit short, but take into account this was a relatively mild earthquake. I'll try to boost it a bit up, but please don't fail it for this. Many other FAs are just as short. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 02:25, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
      • Yes, but they have more citations. :) --Meldshal42 (talk) 18:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
        • And I definitely think this article needs 20+ citations. --Meldshal42 (talk) 18:18, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
        • Lazare Ponticelli became a featured article with 15 citations. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 18:54, 26 June 2008 (UTC)\
          • Well, that wasn't my decision. As you can see, I'm not as easy as I used to be. :) Therefore, I will help look for more citations. --Meldshal42 (talk) 19:28, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Could you add some images from some of the references? Some are really graphic, and that's just what GAs need.
    • They have to be public domain, which many aren't. Since I don't know that much about images, I can't find many like that, but they aren't required. The map should probably do if I can't find anything. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 20:37, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  • This article needs to be expanded. There are many new parts you can make just using the references.
    • Not really, I took all the useful stuff directly from the refs. Could you please be more specific? I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 20:37, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
      • Please, look at Anahim hotspot and then think about what you said. --Meldshal42 (talk) 18:17, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
        • That has 26 references (: I still don't get what you are saying. Many of these refs simply repeat much of what other refs say. Could you please be more specific on which refs need work? I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 18:54, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Within Qazvin Province, where the earthquake occurred, earthquakes happen more infrequently than the national average, though when they do, the Arabian tectonic plate, pushed northward by the African plate, collides with the Eurasian plate, giving these seismic occurrences more force.
    • Could you please make this more flowing?
    • Changed to "Within Qazvin Province, where the earthquake occurred, earthquakes happen more infrequently than the national average.[3] However, when they do, the Arabian plate, pushed northward by the African plate, collides with the Eurasian plate, giving these earthquakes more force." I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 20:37, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  • However, structures built in accordance with the Iranian code of practice for seismic-resistant design survived much better.
    • What is this supposed to mean? Perhaps I'm playing a little dumb, but still I don't know the Iranian code of practice for seismic-resistant design (and I doubt you do either. :)) Perhaps you could provide a link or create an article on this?
      • Yep. This doesn't show up on the beginning of the reference, and as far as i'm concerned, that doesn't help me much. :( --Meldshal42 (talk) 00:38, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

~~Meldshal42 (talk) 15:21, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Copyediting[edit]

In doing copyediting on request, I've come across two apparently contradictory sentences. I have no idea what this article is about, thank goodness I don't need to know in order to copyedit, but I thought one of the main article writers/reviewers should look at these two sentences from two separate sections and tell me how they don't contradict:

  1. The Qazvin region was hit by an even stronger earthquake in 1963, killing 12,200 (Background and Tectonics)
  2. The event also damaged the historical Kharaqan tomb towers, in a good state of preservation prior to the earthquake, which suggests that the quake was the most powerful in the region for approximately 900 years (Damage and Casualties)

Both seem to be referring to Qazvin. Which is right? What am I missing? Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 21:14, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

  1. Changed to "The event also damaged the historical Kharaqan tomb towers, in a good state of preservation prior to the earthquake, which suggests that the quake was one of the most powerful in the immediate region for approximately 900 years." --I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 04:09, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Found another one, and again, this could be due to my contextual ignorance:

  1. Residents in the village of Changureh resorted to throwing stones at the car of a government minister (lead paragraph), contradicts
  2. Residents of Avaj threw stones at Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari's car in anger at the government's delay in providing relief (Public Anger section)
Is it Changureh or Avaj? Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 21:44, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Avaj. While I've had several sources say it was both, the general scientificb concensus seems, rather then when I wrote the intro, that it was Avaj. Hell, I once though that they were the same place! but I understand now they aren't. --I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 04:09, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

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--JeffGBot (talk) 08:57, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Replaced broken archive link with another url to pdf. Mikenorton (talk) 22:38, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Dead link 2[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 08:57, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Replaced broken url with one that works. Mikenorton (talk) 16:10, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Magnitude[edit]

The article is in disagreement with itself as the moment magnitude (Mw) is listed as 6.5 in the side box and 6.3 in the intro. This could have been caused by the references reporting different values.

Basar (talk · contribs) 19:32, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

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