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South East Asian Tsunami Latest: 70,000+ Dead  
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/23/australia.quake.ap/index.html

considering i was in a 7.4 which lasted 48 seconds...im not looking for anymore.

Good thing this hit away from population...imagine the Tsunamis if it were closer to land

Anyone have any earthquake fears/experience?


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/23/australia.quake.ap/index.html  Big grin


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7093 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

Not a huge earthquake, but I saw on the news that there was an 8. somthing yesterday 200 odd miles south of NZ, some people in NZ felt it.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12115 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4992 times:
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The link provided is the earthquake that ZKSUJ was saying. CNN have provided some incorrect facts.

An extremely powerful earthquake struck the ocean floor between Australia and Antarctica early Friday, causing buildings to shake hundreds of kilometers away on the island of Tasmania The Earthquake was located between Antarctica and New Zealand. The centre of the quake was located about 20 kilometres away from Auckland Island. The quake was closer to New Zealand by a few hundred kilometres. It was felt more in the Lower South Island.


User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4982 times:

I live in the SF Bay Area, so naturally earthquakes are a part of life here. I've experiaced a few minor 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, etc,etc,etc, but the one major one so far that I've been alive for was the 1989 loma preata (hope I spelled that right) quake, I believe an 6.9 on the rector scale.... Anyway I was much to young to remember it (according to my parents I sleep through it) but that night it took my Dad hours and hours to get home from work (all the traffic lights were out Bay Bridge damaged nimitz freeway destroyed. Lets just hope we survive the next one!


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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4950 times:

Well, we live in the Pacific Fire belt, or something like that. So we're supposed to be used to it.
I've never experienced "consciously" a big earthquake, only the 1985 earthquake that hitted central Chile, and I was a little kid and my dad had to hold on to the house so he could keep him and myself safe from falling to the ground.
I hope I never experience something like that, although it could hit us tomorrow...


BTW, the strongest earthquake ever registered in the world was back in 1960 here in Chile (something to be proud of  Yeah sure ). I believe it was 9.0 in the richter scale, with a tsunami included.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12115 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4943 times:
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Early this year Wellington had a 7.2 scale quake. I live about half and hours drive north of the Wellington CBD. I live about 5 kilometres from Porirua harbour. The quake was centered about 10 kilometres West of Mana Island (which is at the entrance to the Porirua Harbour). It was felt as far south as CHC and as far north as Lake Taupo. Hardly any damange happened, considering the size of the quake

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

An 8.1 quake is a monster earthquake. If I'm not mistaken, the scale works on a scale of 10, so a 6 is ten times stronger than a 5, 7 ten times stronger than a 6... etc. Which makes this 8.1 earthquake rather strong...


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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

No, it is an open scale, there is no maximum, but yes it is logarythmic in progression.

Had one in Belgium 15 years ago, a rarity, just enough to unlock a few roof tiles and damage an old chimney.

Athens had a 5.9 in 1999, epicenter in the NW suburbs, some 5 km from my home.
I was sitting in my office, windows open. I heard a rumble and was first thinking about a train running underground.
In the lapse of 1-2 seconds the rumble became a terrifying loud noise and the vibrations began, my display started to shake and as I watched the concrete post supporting the electricity lines at the other side of the narrow street, its top 1.5 meter broke and fell on the walkway, half a second later it was half the balcony of the house just opposite. Dust flew everywhere.
It lasted perhaps 6-7 seconds but it seems a lot longer than that.
My wife panicked, our 2 months old daughter in her arms.

Everyone rushed out of the buildings, and so did we try, but electricity was off and our electric controlled door would not open. I escaped down the 1st floor balcony, grabbed the baby through the garage fenced door and helped my wife climb the same. No major damage done in the neighbourhood, but it was a different story in the area closer to the epicenter. Some 3,000 buildings were destroyed or so badly damaged they had to be teared down, and IIRC 300 people lost their lives.

Same day we had another 10-12 quakes, a couple of them nearly as strong as the first one. (in total nearly 100 in about 4 weeks)
Since we had the only recently (very well) build house, almost all inhabitants of the street spent the next night with us, including some 15 in makeshift beds on our two balconies.

Since then I have (unvoluntarily) developped an extreme sensitivity for ground vibrations, I can feel a truck or a bus passing on the avenue 50 meters away.

And this was only 5.9, imagine what it could be with quakes exceeding 6 and 7 on the scale, like our unfortunate Turkish neighbours.


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Iako: when we had the quake in 99, it lasted 48 seconds, which was nuts....but thankfully the first people to help us were the Greeks, right across the sea they came with help and supplies  Smile


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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

We had a 6.8 a few years back in Seattle. Good times. Not!!! I'll pass on going through that again, hopefully.

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

And this one at the Sumatra Island! 8,5 Richter scale.

" A great earthquake occurred at 00:58:50 (UTC) on Sunday, December 26, 2004. The magnitude 8.5 event has been located OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Small globe showing earthquake

Small map showing earthquake




Magnitude 8.5
Date-Time Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 00:58:50 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 6:58:50 AM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 3.298°N, 95.778°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
250 km (155 miles) SSE of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
320 km (200 miles) W of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
1260 km (780 miles) SSW of BANGKOK, Thailand
1605 km (1000 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 9.2 km (5.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=157, Nph=157, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.35 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=surface wave magnitude (Ms), Version=8
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usslav
Felt Reports Some buildings collapsed at Banda Aceh. Felt widely in northern Sumatra."




Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2004/usslav/


User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

And in other news, an earthquakes in the Andaman sea has caused tidal waves in Phuket and in Sri Lanka, and apparently Maldives is now without communication.

Over 150 dead in Sri Lanka, and at least 4 dead in Phuket.


User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4816 times:

My dad was out at sea off phuket and apparently got hit by a 10m tidal wave. he is ok, now heading back to shore.

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4805 times:

Looks like the tidal wave killed a few ppl in India also! Pretty scary, this earthquake and the one three days back around Australia. This also comes on exactly a year after the big one that killed thousands in Iran.

User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4792 times:

Strange how it is one year to the day after the big quake in Bam which killed over 40,000 people.

Here are some notable quakes from the past few hours for SE Asia region.

Mag. 7.3 2004/12/26 04:21:26 6.901 92.952 10.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 6.1 2004/12/26 03:08:42 13.808 92.975 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 5.9 2004/12/26 02:59:12 3.177 94.259 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Mag. 6.0 2004/12/26 02:51:59 12.511 92.593 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 5.8 2004/12/26 02:36:06 12.139 93.010 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 5.8 2004/12/26 02:34:50 4.104 94.184 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Mag. 6.0 2004/12/26 02:22:02 8.860 92.500 10.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 5.8 2004/12/26 02:15:58 12.375 92.509 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Mag. 5.9 2004/12/26 01:48:47 5.393 94.423 10.0 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Mag. 8.5 2004/12/26 00:58:51 3.298 95.778 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4790 times:

Quake now upgraded to 8.9

User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4782 times:

i know that earthquakes are not an exact science...but from my knowledge and my experience with the one that killed over 30,000 people right in front of me....i have studied them as a side hobby for the last 5 years and also talked to many experts here in that teach them in unis.....


i know that there are "seasons" of quakes, once a few very large ones go off, then they chain react across the world...so i think that there will be a few volcanos erupting and some more quakes within several days/weeks of similar mags probably in Japan, Iran and then west...

of course these are theories, but from what i've seen and noted, this trend is somehow connected....
The scariest thing i've learned is that, an 8,0 near the surface crust versus 50 km down can have up to 500 times more damage....so if this 8,5 quake was very close to the surface, those waves would have been 5-6 times higher  Sad!!

i was on the phone to my sister before this quake happened, and i said, good thing ur weren't in the maldives to my sister, sat night..... and she said yeah i would have freaked out....we were talking about the 8.1 being so far south that it didnt do anything to any cities...and then i JUST woke up now...and i can't believe my eyes or the e-mails im getting...

did you guys know florida has a fault line running N-S ?



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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

Watching BBC News right now over my internet. This is getting worse by the minute. I'm sure deaths will go into the thousands with this one.

User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

my dad texted me, he says phuket airport is closed, networks are busy and they are expecting a second hit within 3 hours.

User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

By the way the approx. depth was 10 km (6.2 miles)

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

There are some frightening images coming from the area, I pray that it has not affected too many people.


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

On the BBC right now they are speaking with a scientist from the USGS in Golden, Colorado (sp?) who says that they suspect that a 1000 km long rupture has opened in the earth's crust in the ocean from this earthquake.


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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

ZK-SUJ

are you ignorant? it's the largest earthquake in nearly 50 years and the 5th largest of all time, the death toll now is being reported at over 1000.

the maldives is now being hit by tidal waves, reports from ABC Australia.

[Edited 2004-12-26 12:06:03]


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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

BBC news has just quoted updated figures of 1000 dead in india and over 1000 dead in other parts of thr region.

I send my thoughts to those stuck in this terrible disaster!

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25 Post contains links HAWK21M :
26 Qantas077 : just tried to phone a friend of mine who's teaching in Thailand, communications at the moment are quite hard.
27 Draigonair : lots of people dead over 450 people in phuket...saw my hotel on CNN with lots of water infront of it...was there exactly this ime last year...we didnt
28 Planespotterx : Pilotaydin Your right about the Earthquakes setting off a chain reaction, looks like one small tremor started which set off the bigger one and now its
29 Alessandro : I´m in a state of chock, my best mate just came back from Phuket where he been fishing from a boat, I took the ferry to Andamans from Chennai (beach
30 Post contains images Pilotaydin : oh dear the toll is now said to be 5000+...... i think it's going to rise even more, it's horrible now that darkness has fallen, recovery and evacuati
31 Alessandro : Swedish media claim at least 6000 dead, deaths reported from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. No reports from Myanmar a
32 Iakobos : While the quake itself cannot be predicted, its occurence is recorded in real time and obviously the propagation of its effects (i.e. tsunami) are mon
33 Post contains links TACAA320 : For updated information regarding earthquakes check: http://earthquake.usgs.gov
34 Alessandro : +8700 dead is the latest, the jetty I is was fishing from in august on Havelock island is gone!
35 MD11Engineer : Iakobos, I think it has something to do with a missing civil defense network in many poorer countries, also AFAIK Thailand hasn´t been hit by a major
36 Post contains images 9V-SVC : R.I.P to those who died in this terrible disaster. [Edited 2004-12-26 17:55:12]
37 Iakobos : Hello Jan, Yes, I concur on the causes, but I am wondering if authorities are informed and if so, by whom and when ? I might be wrong but AFAIK there
38 Alessandro : Swedish media report +9000 dead, wave has hit African shores as well and 9 dead reported from Africa, wonder how the Seychelles, Comores and so on has
39 Post contains links SATL382G : Here's the info bulletin. Apparently the tsunami was localized. http://lumahai.soest.hawaii.edu/text/tsunami/TSUNAMI.PHEB edit: this is from the Pacif
40 MD11Engineer : Iakobos, Concerning earthquakes, I think the system relies mostly on the worldwide cooperation of geophysicists and scientific observatories. I know t
41 Post contains links SATL382G : AP is reporting that India and Sri Lanka are not members of the international tsunami warning organization... Subscription req. http://www.startribune
42 Iakobos : Figures have reached the 11,000 mark, including 3,600 in Sri Lanka. Jan, Yes, geophysical institutes have their own internet-based network. The proble
43 Post contains links SATL382G : Yes there is an international body for tsunami warning. Here's the site: http://ioc.unesco.org/itsu/ Apparently neither India or Sri Lanka is a partic
44 Iakobos : International but limited to tsunamis in the Pacific area. What follows is actually very new and really global, it is a UN body and based in Bonn, Ger
45 SATL382G : yes, however the site I provided a link to states Indian Ocean if you read it carefully. And it's run by UNESCO which is a UN body...
46 Planespotterx : Seems like even Oman failed to escape the Tsunami, a british sea-vessel was run aground and sea coasts hit by the 5m tidal surge, no reports of any in
47 Alessandro : Latest body count, +12000 dead in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Also affected wit
48 Pilotaydin : this is nuts....it makes me think of that movie....the day after tomorrow...... when you think about what happened for a while, it makes you wonder ab
49 Jalto27R : My prayers are with the 10's of thousands that have died from the catastrophe.
50 Post contains images Arcano : BTW, the strongest earthquake ever registered in the world was back in 1960 here in Chile (something to be proud of ). I believe it was 9.0 in the ric
51 Post contains images RayChuang : I've been monitoring various news services and the death toll has exceeded 14,000. And the damage will actually have a serious effect on the world eco
52 Jalto27R : I think the economy should be the last thing to worry about right now. Just think about the 14,000 families that in some cases can't even find their l
53 Zizou : The death toll is expected to grow even further as clean up efforts take place and more news comes out of Indonesia. Its a pity that this freak of nat
54 B747-437B : Tragic as the 12000+ deaths may be, the bigger hassle from a business standpoint is that a number of companies have outsourced call centers and BPO ce
55 Post contains images Dragon-wings : This has got to be the highest death toll of any natural disaster of modern times.
56 Post contains images Solarix : Dragon-wings, the earthquake in Bam which happened December 26, 2003, had over 40,000+ deaths. But I would say this one ranks right up there...unfortu
57 Pilotaydin : the quake in turkey in 1999 killed over 60,000 people. but our gov will never admit that, as politics is once again important.... i was there, im pret
58 Post contains images Dragon-wings : 40,000+? WOW! I knew the Bam earthquake had a large number of deaths but I didn't realize it was that many.
59 ZKSUJ : It has been upgraded to a 9.1 on the richters scale. I hope that my Family and friends in that region are alright. (no news) My condolences go out to
60 ZKSUJ : The death count now... 17,000 and it is still rising.
61 Smolt : By the way how many guys out there know the word 'tsunami' is a Japanese word? It is sure Japan has suffered major tsunami disasters with hundreds and
62 Iakobos : There you go The phenomenon we call tsunami is a series of large waves of extremely long wavelength and period usually generated by a violent, impulsi
63 Alessandro : +23000 is the latest numbers, horror...
64 Planespotterx : According to some sources apparently over 30,000 are now missing on the islands north of where the Earthquake struck on the remote Islands of Andaman
65 Post contains images Ryanb741 : I have just heard that one of my British friends travelling in Thailand and staying on Ko Phi Phi has been found dead I have other friends on Phuket t
66 Planespotterx : Really sorry to hear of your news Ryan, I hope your other friends are ok, very sad end to the year isnt it.
67 TACAA320 : "Burma plate interface. The tectonics of the region is complex and involves the interaction of the Australian, Sunda and Eurasian plates in addition t
68 ScarletHarlot : Oh no Ryan...I am so sorry. My condolences go out to all a.net members who have friends and family affected...and prayers to all those affected.
69 Post contains images TACAA320 : Ryan Really sorry about your lost...
70 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Thanks guys. I just spoke to his mother and as you can imagine she is devastated. The terrible thing is I feel so guilty - I was the one who recommend
71 Pilotaydin : ryan i am really sorry, i just heard from my friend in malaysia he says he barely made it off the beach but had to be treated at hospital, his father
72 Vimanav : Deeply sorry to hear about your friend Ryan. May he rest in peace and may God give his family the strength to bear this loss. Do not blame yourself. Y
73 Post contains images Pilotaydin : Ryan....im sorry to say this, but you should not feel guilty...you did not make the choices for him my friend...you merely made a friendly suggestion.
74 Vimanav : A fresh warning has just been issued in the Southern Indian state of Kerala that a new series of waves may strike within the hour. In some places the
75 SnowJ : Ryan, my sincerest condolences, mate...and to everyone else affected by this massive tragedy. Latest reports are 23,700 confirmed dead from the magnit
76 Planespotterx : Vimanav im just wondering where did you hear about the warning from, also do you know of anything thats happened since it was issued?
77 L-188 : Ryan my condolences. I wasn't born yet, but my mom and my grandparents lived through the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Which is the biggest one to ever
78 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Well I just heard that one of my friends Jordan on Phuket is okay and he has been in touch with the others so that's wonderful. He also said (although
79 Ryangooner : Ryan I lived on PHI PHI for nearly 10 months and no many locals who i cant get in touch with, i cant imagine what the place must have looked like. jus
80 Post contains images GKirk : Very sorry to hear that Ryanb741, but don't blame yourself
81 AvianceGirlUK : VIMANAV, please tell me the latest. I have a very large family in Kerala in India. We have been on the phone to them and they are trying to leave the
82 Ryanb741 : Ryangooner - sorry I meant Phangnga
83 Post contains links and images BA : Ryan, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences and prayers to your friend's family. My condolences and prayers go to everyone who has b
84 ZKSUJ : Ryanair-I am very sorry to hear of your loss, My condolences are with you, his friends and his family at this time. I heard that the King of Thailand'
85 Dragon-wings : They are saying that when the earthquake happened a earthquake detector (I forget the name of those things) located in Central Park New York detected
86 Post contains links Dragon-wings : Just saw on CNN.com that when the earthquake happened it was so powerful that it probably jolted the planet's rotation! WOW! http://www.cnn.com/2004/T
87 Aloges : And here I am, still without words. I shudder each time I think of the dimensions of this disaster - "May the victims rest in peace." sounds right and
88 Boeing4ever : This is an unspeakable tragedy...almost unbelieavable. Ryan, I'm sorry for your loss, but don't feel guilty. There was no way for anyone to know somet
89 Wardialer : Sorry about your friend Ryan... The 9.0 Mag quake had an equivalent of 180 Trillion tons of TNT and about 1,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs!!!!
90 Post contains images Mandala499 : From Indonesia... Banda Aceh flattened... by the quake then the tidal wave that went a few kilometers inland. City is literally on the ground, airport
91 L-188 : Dragonwings, the Sismo's at the Alaska Volcano Observatory and the Alaska Earthquake Information center also picked up the rumblings. Which isn't surp
92 Post contains images RayChuang : At the rate the casualty rates are mounting we could end up with a death toll of over 100,000 dead. And we should thank somebody "upstairs" that the e
93 777ER : Just heard on the 6pm news that some waves have hit New Zealand's South Island. No damange happened
94 ZKSUJ : For the religious people in the forum here is a though that I came up with yesterday. With all the human power etc etc... in the world, maybe God plan
95 Post contains images Springbok747 : At the rate the casualty rates are mounting we could end up with a death toll of over 100,000 dead. Could be well over that...I don't think we will ev
96 L410Turbolet : ZKSUJ, if it is indeed as you suggest, then why is God or whoever always using the most poor, weak and helpless to show-off his force? Don't these peo
97 L-188 : You know, as morbid and stupid as it is, I am counting the hours until some num-nutz claims this is god's revenge against the heathens, since the fact
98 B747-437B : I am counting the hours until some num-nutz claims this is god's revenge against the heathens, since the fact is this earthquake happened on the birth
99 ZKSUJ : L410-I don't know, I am a believer but I am not a hard core religious. It was just a thought. Maybe it is because God chose it to show what he can do
100 LHSebi : Even parts of Somalia and a few other countries in eastern Africa reported tidal waves and deaths... Sebastian
101 Post contains links L410Turbolet : What's really interesting is the fact, that this earthquake happened only with couple of hours difference at exactly the same time as the devastating
102 Post contains links Qantas077 : there was an earthquake in Australia last week that was thought to have had an impact on the events of 26 december. thankfully nobody was killed in th
103 EGGD : Really, Qantas077. Its funny you should say that because I remember hearing about an earthquake remarkably similar to the one you just mentioned when
104 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : "2004/12/26 01:21 M 6.2 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 10km 6.37N 93.36E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Ce
105 Alessandro : Deaths has been recorded in 12 countries, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania a
106 Pilotaydin : im surpirzed that Madagascar hasnt been hit.... i was told by a professor yesterday that the wave travels mostly underwater near 800-1000 km/hour unti
107 Alessandro : Madagscar can be hit, but no one is reporting, only 2 days since the worst tsunami for 40 years. Yesterday no one talked about deaths in Tanzania, now
108 Planespotterx : Some slight relief for myself, I just heard on SkyNews that Gary and his family are all ok (Garys a guy I know) and that there flying back from Maldiv
109 DC-10 Levo : Death toll has now risen to 55,000. Terrible news. DC-10
110 Derico : What I'm wondering is what is going on in Myanmar. There have been no reports comming from there at all. I know that it is a very closed country, but
111 Mdsh00 : You know, as morbid and stupid as it is, I am counting the hours until some num-nutz claims this is god's revenge against the heathens, since the fact
112 Post contains links SATL382G : Tsunami animation http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/video/tsunami-indonesia12-2004.qt
113 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : "2004/12/27 09:57 M 5.6 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 10km 7.74N 92.69E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Ce
114 BarfBag : VIMANAV, please tell me the latest. I have a very large family in Kerala in India. I have family in Kerala too, as a native of that place. In fact, I'
115 Alessandro : Depends which islands I presume, the Jarawanese on South Andaman, Baratang and Middel Andaman shouldn´t be too badly affected. North Senitelese and N
116 L-188 : A tidal guage at Sand Point Alaska apparently picked up a 4 inch tsunami after the earthquake.
117 BarfBag : Alessandro: All the tribes you mention showed up in the news ticker on one of the TV channels here earlier tonight with the information that they were
118 Planespotterx : L-188 The coast of Chile picked up a 50cm tidal surge, half a meter Tsunami from half a world a way...
119 Wardialer : Death tolls could rise more than the Vietnam War reports say. Current death toll now up to 75,000.
120 Springbok747 : Wow...it seems the effects of the tsunami were felt in SA also! CAPE TOWN SA coasts affected by quake Posted Tue, 28 Dec 2004 The KwaZulu-Natal and Ea
121 Alessandro : Springbok any news from Mozambique and Madagscar about the tsunami?
122 Springbok747 : Alessandro...no news about Mozambique, but it seems 3 people are missing in Madagascar, but they are saying it has nothing to do with the tsunami. So,
123 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : " 2004/12/29 01:50 M 6.1 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 10km 9.08N 93.86E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information C
124 Post contains links TACAA320 : "2004/12/28 11:17 M 5.9 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Z= 28km 4.71N 95.18E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Cent
125 Jasepl : Here's something freaky: Supposedly the quake may have caused the Earth to wobble on its axis, permanently accelerating its rotation and shortening da
126 ZKSUJ : Sad sad situation, may they rest in peace, Just remember that most affected were swept out to sea and that there are probably many more deaths to come
127 Post contains images RJ100 : This is just unbelievable. Now over 80 000 people confirmed dead. I hope they can stop the break-out of deseases there, otherwise we will see 200 000
128 Alessandro : Unfortunatly are the body-count way too low, +80000 dead only in Indonesia according to UN.
129 Scandinavian : Over 1500 from Sweden are still missing. 6 people from Sweden are reported dead, but I am afraid that sum will rise dramatic. +80000 confirmed dead, i
130 Alessandro : Scandinavian, 54 Swedes is the latest bodycount...
131 Post contains links TACAA320 : "2004/12/29 05:56 M 6.2 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 30km 8.78N 93.22E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Ce
132 ANCFlyer : I have a concern now - since the Pacific Rim is also known as "The Ring Of Fire" and is quite prone to earthquakes, that Japan, Eastern Russia, Alaska
133 B7474 : This is sad and scary at the same time R.I.P. to all the victims. [Edited 2004-12-29 19:38:49]
134 Pilotaydin : earth rotating faster? well that would mean it wouldn't stay on the same orbit then right? which means it's either going to get colder or warmer... if
135 Whitehatter : The BBC are now reporting a Red Cross estimate that the death toll will be in excess of 100,000 One major problem is that population accounting isn't
136 TACAA320 : "A tsunami made the news in December 2004: a monster wave, started by a magnitude-9 earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra. It overwhelmed long stre
137 OV735 : My condolences go to those who have lost their close ones in this terrible disaster. Pilotaydin, the way I understand it, Earth rotating faster means
138 BO__einG : This is surely an unprecedented event in the history of mankind. Tonight I saw 1 more new footage of the Tsunami washing the coasts of Phucket and it
139 AAplatnumflier : It is also sad how another 70,000 + are going to die of the diseases spread. There is word in Sri Lanka of diarrhea...and another illness spreading ar
140 Qantas077 : well over 115,000 dead now with close to 82000 dead alone in the area closest to the earthquake's epicentre! absolute disaster of unimagineable propor
141 Alessandro : Fair estimate would be 200.000-400.000 dead and a few millions in the risk zone of dying.
142 RayChuang : This tragedy points out vividly the need for a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean, especially throughout the Indonesian Archipelago, which sit
143 Mandala499 : Given the very active geology of the Indonesian Subduction Zone, I'm surprised that Indonesia didn't implement a tsunami warning system at least 20 ye
144 Post contains images TACAA320 : Latest dead toll according to CNN en Español T.V. = 116.000 and still counting. That's really sad...
145 MD11Engineer : Mandala, I think the problem is that most politicians have very little imagination and are not willing to take risks. They know that an evacuation, wh
146 Alessandro : Mandala, I heard that one Japanese oiltanker sunk outside Sumatra, do you know if it´s true?
147 Mandala499 : I haven't heard anything from it... 1 Japanese and 1 Korean LNG tanker was docked to Lhokseumawe and was evacuated... Mandala499
148 Post contains links Jalto27R : http://www.drudgereport.com/flash5.htm they are now reporting possibly 400,000 dead! This is a very tragic situation.
149 Alessandro : This is a huge chock, +400.000 dead in one country!
150 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : Amazing video of the tsunami [the quality is poor]... http://www.jokaroo.com/realtvvideos/phuket.html
151 Post contains images Planespotterx : Those 2 ppl outside caught in the wave didnt have a chance
152 TACAA320 : Planespotterx Hi, Any idea how many British dead by this infamous act of nature?
153 Planespotterx : not too sure myself TACAA320, i think 18 was the last count..
154 Jasepl : The number of British dead was most recently confirmed at 29 I think.
155 Newark777 : Those numbers will most certainly go up, though, as more and more people are sadly discovered to be dead. We can just pray that some of the missing ar
156 Sabena332 : Yesterday night I got a shock, I saw pictures from Phuket in the TV news, they showed a tourist who hold a handwritten sign with the title "I AM SEARC
157 Post contains links BREmer : Check out these incredible sattelit images of Banda Aceh in Indonesia. They show the city before and after the tsunami. The link is in German but the
158 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : "2004/12/31 14:38 M 5.6 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Z= 48km 5.11N 94.83E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Cent
159 Post contains images GKirk : Another one Total British dead now at 34. 28 in Thailand and 3 each in Sri Lanka and The Maldives
160 Alessandro : Gkirk, I fear that the numbers will end at +10.000 Brits when this is over, no numbers how many are missing as far as I know.
161 Post contains links TACAA320 : If you want very interesting and serious information about earthquakes in the Indonesian area, take a look at: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/world/indones
162 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : "2004/12/31 12:04 M 6.1 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 5km 6.22N 92.91E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Cen
163 Post contains links and images TACAA320 : When will these poor people have peace? "2004/12/31 10:58 M 5.5 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Z= 36km 5.03N 94.80E This information is provided by the U
164 JetBlast : BTW, CNN is now saying about 150000 dead Regards JetBlast @ BWI
165 Post contains links TACAA320 : "2005/01/01 19:08 M 5.9 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Z= 38km 7.29N 94.35E This information is provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Ce
166 Airbus A380 : The latest toll from the tsunami disaster as at 1300 hrs (+0800 GMT): Indonesia - 94,081 Sri Lanka - 29,744*** India - 14,872** Thailand - 4,993 East
167 Post contains images TACAA320 : Last death toll according to CNN 156.000+
168 Airbus A380 : Looking at the various Dec 26th tsunami animations, it seemed that Christmas Island was affected. If yes, any details of it?
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