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Old 2004-12-27, 10:59   Link #1
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Tsunami's Asia 23,000 + gone more missing

Man the least we can do is pray for the dead or send aid over, cus right now most of the aid they are getting is coffins,

about the earth quake it was phenomenal "It was the strongest earthquake to hit anywhere on Earth since March 1964... "

it also caused water levels to rise in countries to the east like yemen, where sudden water rise caused an additional 4 people to drown...
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Old 2004-12-27, 11:07   Link #2
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I just watched the news on TV, and I was shocked because it was scaled at 8.9 magnitude. Never in my life I'd hear an EQ as strong as this (well, the other one I had heard of was at Alaska, but that was because I read it).

Anyway, let's pray for the lost souls.
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Old 2004-12-27, 11:30   Link #3
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This is indeed, even from an objective point of view, a very terrible thing to happen. One earthquake managed to hit so many different places and what's more at a pretty crappy time. I saw a lot of it on TV because we knew of the incident shortly after it happened.

I come from Sri Lanka, while I've never actually lived there my relatives are there and I've visited there a lot. Nothing to worry about though, my relatives are all on the west side of the island so they don't exactly suffer much - but even there the sea also came in a fair bit. Heck, if this can go all the way to the Maldives (it was covered... entirely!) and Somalia (!)...

It actually makes me feel a bit sad compared to other disasters because of my selfish nature: because I recognize those buses that are floating on the water and while I don't believe race makes a person, seeing people crying in a language I understand and seeing carplates I recognize as being from there floating around... Only when it relates to me then do I feel anything, eh.

BUt on the other hand, while it really is awful - there were lots of tourists there - it's no point sobbing over the lost deaths, just get over it I guess. The only thing you can be hundred percent sure of in your life is that it will end. So instead... I really don't know how these coutnries will cope, I think Thailand wasn't badly hit and Bangladesh not so much compared to the rest, but South India, Indonesia and SL will have problems. Sri Lanka I know has been in deep shit all this while. Civil war and honestly an utterly crap government that can't handle it. Plus this... Not enough money used to maintain the roads in the rural areas (or even build them in some cases), what makes you think they can build new ones, eh.

In Singapore we felt almost nothing (except in some areas slight tremors). We live in a very very lucky place. Almost no natural disasters.
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Old 2004-12-27, 12:11   Link #4
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I think thier's more to this then just one earthquake... *reminds everyone of the movie The Day After Tommorow*
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Old 2004-12-27, 12:43   Link #5
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Hn... is it me being super ultra paranoid or is there some sort of pattern.... Within the past 80 years, there has been 3 earthquakes that occured on the 26th of Dec, the 1st was in the 1930's in Turkey, the 2nd Last year in Bam Iran, and the most current one off the coast of Sumatra, is god trying to tell us something? or am I just thinking too much
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Old 2004-12-27, 19:35   Link #6
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I don't know much about earthquakes but don't they often come with after shocks with almost as much destruction power as the first?
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Old 2004-12-28, 02:59   Link #7
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there is an help organisation here in holland
http://www.giro555.nl/

I don't know if there is another one in the other country.
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Old 2004-12-28, 07:38   Link #8
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We have the Red Cross here in the UK. They should be helping out.
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Old 2004-12-28, 08:02   Link #9
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I don't know much about earthquakes but don't they often come with after shocks with almost as much destruction power as the first?
Yes and the estimated after shock level for this particular EQ measures up to an eight, to put how high that is into context, the highest recorded after shock measured 7. (I'm not too sure on the exact figures)

The strangest thing I found about this EQ was that there were no signs what-so-ever before it happened.
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Old 2004-12-28, 11:17   Link #10
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Originally Posted by SetaNoriyasu
Hn... is it me being super ultra paranoid or is there some sort of pattern.... Within the past 80 years, there has been 3 earthquakes that occured on the 26th of Dec, the 1st was in the 1930's in Turkey, the 2nd Last year in Bam Iran, and the most current one off the coast of Sumatra, is god trying to tell us something? or am I just thinking too much
Maybe to show us how powerless we are...

once again all we can do is pray, and send aid over..
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Old 2004-12-28, 14:07   Link #11
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Guys the end is near ..kids and anime to the lifeboats hehehe
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Old 2004-12-28, 14:29   Link #12
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I don't know much about earthquakes but don't they often come with after shocks with almost as much destruction power as the first?
erm, it happened in mid Indian Ocean, therefore it does not have any real destructive power to buildings etc.. but it could still be felt on land(tremors) the first tsunami was enormous, and the after shocks produced smaller tsunami waves. Its the first wave that killed so much people
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Old 2004-12-28, 15:13   Link #13
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i Think the world is going to end and yess this really reminds me of "The Day After Tommorw"
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Old 2004-12-28, 15:34   Link #14
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Just an update, the death toll is now over 52,000
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Just an update, the death toll is now over 52,000
I saw that on the news... so sad.
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Old 2004-12-28, 16:11   Link #16
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I suspect that there will be countless people not accounted for in the end. This shows you how powerless humans are in the wake of nature. no matter how much technology we have, nothing could have helped. Warning systems could have warned them but most people would not have made it to higher ground in time or would have just ignored it all together.
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Old 2004-12-28, 17:43   Link #17
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Something is wrong with earth

December 26, 2003; more than 40.000 people killed by earthquake in Iran
December 26, 2004; more than 40.000 people killed by earthquake in Asia

I'll make sure I'm save at home in a earthquake free country on December 26, 2005
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Old 2004-12-28, 18:16   Link #18
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December 26, 2003; more than 40.000 people killed by earthquake in Iran
December 26, 2004; more than 40.000 people killed by earthquake in Asia

I'll make sure I'm save at home in a earthquake free country on December 26, 2005
Dude! Don't you get it? If the earthquake strikes the sea bed it won't matter even if you are in an earthquake free country.

FEAR THE MEGA TSUNAMI!! Yeah that's right there is a "mega" one as well.
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Old 2004-12-28, 18:23   Link #19
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FEAR THE MEGA TSUNAMI!! Yeah that's right there is a "mega" one as well.
Yes there's a mega coming in the future:
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/lo...magnitude.html


Sample:
Richter TNT for Seismic Example
Magnitude Energy Yield (approximate)

-1.5 6 ounces Breaking a rock on a lab table
1.0 30 pounds Large Blast at a Construction Site
1.5 320 pounds
2.0 1 ton Large Quarry or Mine Blast
2.5 4.6 tons
3.0 29 tons
3.5 73 tons
4.0 1,000 tons 1945's hiroshima nuke atom bomb.
4.5 5,100 tons Average Tornado (total energy)
5.0 32,000 tons
5.5 80,000 tons Little Skull Mtn., NV Quake, 1992
6.0 1 million tons Double Spring Flat, NV Quake, 1994
6.5 5 million tons Northridge, CA Quake, 1994
7.0 32 million tons Hyogo-Ken Nanbu, Japan Quake, 1995; Largest Thermonuclear Weapon
7.5 160 million tons Landers, CA Quake, 1992
8.0 1 billion tons San Francisco, CA Quake, 1906
8.5 5 billion tons Anchorage, AK Quake, 1964
9.0 32 billion tons Chilean Quake, 1960
10.0 1 trillion tons (San-Andreas type fault circling Earth)
12.0 160 trillion tons (Fault Earth in half through center,
OR Earth's daily receipt of solar energy)
13.0 power of the Sun
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Old 2004-12-28, 18:30   Link #20
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Just an update, the death toll is now over 52,000
Pfeh, when WTC went down they said there would be over 10.000 dead. In the end there was less than half of that so I would guess the same applies here: 5.000 dead. And this time there isn't Bin Laden to blame... or is there?
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