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NEWS: 9.0 Quake, Tsunamis Strike SE Asia - 275,000+ Dead

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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 12:33 PM
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everytime i open this thread it's updated with another several thousand dead
where will it stop, 40.000 - 50.000 ?




posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 12:33 PM
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Some of the latest official (so far) confirmations I've seen...

Sri Lanka = 12000 (estimate)
India = 6200 (estimate)
Tamil Nadu = 2500 (estimate)
Andaman/Nicobar = 3000 (estimate)
Thailand = 866 (but hundreds still missing)
Indonesia = 4350 (estimate so far, expected to be between 5000-10000)
Maldives = 46 (but more than 70 missing)

Total is nearly 30,000 already confirmed dead, with thousands missing... This is truly a nightmare...



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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i know this has been posted, but here's a list including death tolls:

Date--------------Location-----------Magnitude------Deaths
April 18, 1906------San Francisco-------8.3--------------------503
Aug. 16, 1906-----Chile-------------------8.6--------------------20,000
Dec. 16, 1920-----China------------------8.6--------------------100,000
Sept. 1, 1920------Japan-----------------8.3--------------------100,000
May 22, 1927------China-----------------8.3--------------------200,000
March 2, 1933-----Japan-----------------8.9--------------------2,990
Jan. 15, 1934------India------------------8.4--------------------10,700
Jan. 24, 1939------Chile------------------8.3--------------------28,000
May 21-30, 1960--Chile------------------9.5--------------------5,000
April 10, 1972------Iran-------------------7.1--------------------5,350
July 28, 1976-------China-----------------7.8 to 8.2------------242,000
Sept. 16, 1978-----Iran-------------------7.5 to 7.9------------15,000
Sept. 19, 1985-----Mexico----------------8.1--------------------9,500
June 21, 1990------Iran-------------------7.7--------------------35,000

incredible how destructive an earthquake can be.

-raven


[edit on 27-12-2004 by raven2012]

[edit on 27-12-2004 by raven2012]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by LadyV
See FredT....post above! There has always been and always be, large quakes! Sooner or later there will be one here in the US, it's just a matter of time. it does not equate to any end times......all those poor people! All the children and animals. Heartbreaking!


This is what has me thinking and worried about the areas of the world where quakes aren't that common. Could you imagine if a quake of this size would hit along the New Madrid fault line? We full well expect the next large quake in this country to hit on the west coast, and are somewhat ready for it, but are we prepared for one in the center of the US?



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:24 PM
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In the center of the U.S. you should worry about tornadoes. There were no fault lines in the central U.S. last time I checked.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:29 PM
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The Bandit, there is a fault line there and It's scary to think of the damage a 9.0 quake could cause in that area. Not to many people are aware of this fault but it has had it's past rumblings.

quake.wr.usgs.gov...

[edit on 27-12-2004 by skychief]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:36 PM
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It is more than 34 hours after an original earthquake and seismographs are still running wild - is it normal?:
USGS Live Internet Seismic Server

[edit on 27-12-2004 by jazzgul]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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amateur video shows the wave crashing onto shore:

www.nbc10.com...



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:39 PM
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The immediate death are tragic, but the one aspect alot of the media are glossing over are the wounded as well as the estimated millions that are homeless and lack potable water. That may turn out to be a big killer in and of itself.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:41 PM
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Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, a U.S. base housing B-2 Stealth Bombers and other things, reports "unscathed" (in Christian Science Monintor - Google News "Diego Garcia"), no further reports as yet.

Also, Diego Garcia a point of contention amongst regionals, claiming U.S. / Brits unfair there and hinting of another Abu Ghraib / Guantanamo situation there.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by skychief
The Bandit, there is a fault line there and It's scary to think of the damage a 9.0 quake could cause in that area.


The last big quake on the New Madrid caused the Mississppi river to run backwards!



These catastrophic earthquakes occurred during a three-month period in December 1811 and early 1812. They caused changes in the course of the Mississippi River, which rolled backwards temporarily, and were felt as far away as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, where churchbells rang. Large areas sank into the earth, fissures opened, lakes permanently drained and new lakes were formed, the course of the Mississippi River was changed, and forests were destroyed over an area of 150,000 acres.

...

All three major quakes are generally believed to have exceeded 8.0 on the Richter Scale, and some seismologists believe the largest was 9.0 or larger.

en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 27-12-2004 by Banshee]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by raven2012
incredible how destructive an earthquake can be.


Actually, it's not the eathquakes themselves that are so deadly. It's the aftermath of the tsunamis.
These people had no chance. Not even the rumbling of the ground to let them know of the danger.
Amazing the number of "aftershocks" and all over 5.0 on the Richter scale.
www.iris.edu...



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 03:03 PM
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Just today's (from European-Mediterranean seismo :

2004/12/27 20:10:54.3 3.50 N 95.30 E 33 mb5.8 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 20:52
2004/12/27 19:26:55.8 7.95 N 92.37 E 33 mb5.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 20:27
2004/12/27 19:18:29.4 9.33 N 91.75 E 33 mb5.4 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 19:51
2004/12/27 19:13:18.2 11.73 N 92.70 E 33 mb5.6 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 20:21
2004/12/27 18:37:53.1 3.61 N 94.06 E 33 mb5.4 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 20:02
2004/12/27 18:09:32.1 3.04 N 94.89 E 33 mb5.5 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 19:46
2004/12/27 17:40:04.2 5.87 N 93.47 E 33 mb5.7 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 19:01
2004/12/27 16:52:11.0 49.40 N 7.00 E 10G ML2.5 GERMANY 2004/12/27 17:04
2004/12/27 16:18:10.5 4.95 N 94.43 E 33 mb5.2 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 18:16
2004/12/27 16:13:00.3 40.35 N 77.91 E 33 Ms3.9 KYRGYZSTAN-XINJIANG BDR REG 2004/12/27 17:50
2004/12/27 15:20:33.9 10.82 N 93.78 E 33 mb5.4 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 16:46
2004/12/27 14:46:46.5 12.95 N 92.35 E 10f mb5.9 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 17:18
2004/12/27 14:30:32.4 8.79 N 94.15 E 33 mb5.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 15:51
2004/12/27 12:48:19.3 8.97 N 94.04 E 33 mb5.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 14:31
2004/12/27 12:13:55.2 12.78 N 93.49 E 33 mb5.3 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 13:56
2004/12/27 11:57:55.6 8.12 N 92.43 E 40f mb5.2 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 16:43
2004/12/27 10:46:37.8 13.64 N 93.10 E 40f mb5.2 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 16:05
2004/12/27 10:05:00.9 5.20 N 94.98 E 10f mb6.1 NORTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 2004/12/27 15:13
2004/12/27 09:57:57.0 8.10 N 92.69 E 33 mb5.6 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 11:56
2004/12/27 09:39:04.5 5.97 N 94.60 E 10f mb6.3 NORTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 2004/12/27 12:00
2004/12/27 09:06:24.1 36.97 N 28.29 E 21 ML2.9 DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE 2004/12/27 09:24
2004/12/27 08:37:41.4 6.90 N 92.73 E 33 mb5.7 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 11:18
2004/12/27 08:34:52.7 36.96 N 27.60 E 5 ML2.9 DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE 2004/12/27 08:58
2004/12/27 08:21:39.6 6.08 N 94.49 E 33 mb5.5 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 10:26
2004/12/27 08:11:04.9 5.91 N 94.57 E 33 mb5.3 NORTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 2004/12/27 10:12
2004/12/27 07:47:37.8 3.30 N 94.69 E 33 mb5.8 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 09:46
2004/12/27 07:15:03.5 11.65 N 92.46 E 33 mb5.1 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 08:31
2004/12/27 06:59:14.1 3.02 N 95.63 E 33f mb5.5 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 09:28
2004/12/27 06:40:41.5 9.20 N 94.08 E 33 mb5.1 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 08:56
2004/12/27 06:06:43.0 6.25 N 93.54 E 33 mb5.2 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 08:36
2004/12/27 06:01:46.2 7.79 N 93.32 E 33 mb4.4 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 08:01
2004/12/27 05:50:14.5 8.88 N 92.23 E 33 mb5.4 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 06:21
2004/12/27 05:10:48.5 6.11 N 93.25 E 12f mb5.2 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 20:27
2004/12/27 04:26:09.3 7.12 N 92.40 E 33 mb5.6 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 08:31
2004/12/27 03:08:53.9 5.04 N 94.29 E 33 mb5.1 NORTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 2004/12/27 03:41
2004/12/27 02:04:22.1 8.22 N 94.25 E 33 mb5.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 06:36
2004/12/27 01:46:00.5 14.13 N 93.49 E 33 mb5.4 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 02:11
2004/12/27 00:49:26.3 13.38 N 92.29 E 5f mb6.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS,INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 06:49
2004/12/27 00:32:21.7 6.18 N 94.32 E 60f mb6.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA, REG 2004/12/27 06:49
2004/12/27 00:29:55.0 36.92 N 27.93 E 17 MD3.3 DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE 2004/12/27 01:15
2004/12/27 00:24:35.7 5.44 N 93.94 E 33 mb5.5 OFF W. CST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA 2004/12/27 00:56



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 03:08 PM
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That's

1- 4.0
30 - 5.0's
4 - 6.0's

just today.

and that doesn't count anything in the u.s.

[edit on 12-27-2004 by Valhall]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 03:52 PM
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The tsunami that crashed into coastlines across southern Asia is likely to present the United Nations with its biggest and costliest relief effort, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator said on Monday.

It will take "many billions of dollars" and a number of years to bury the dead, battle disease and recover from the wall of water that has killed more than 23,000 people, said Jan Egeland, who heads the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

While the deadly wave on Sunday may not have been the largest ever recorded, it probably will have the biggest impact of any natural disaster in the five decades that the United Nations has been coordinating the global response to such disasters because it struck so many heavily populated areas, Egeland told reporters.
Relief


dh

posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by sealed07
pity the innocent..its scalar weapons! dismantle HARRP or soon you can order your very own personal precision quake or storm targeted over your mother-in-law's house.. don't you feel the chill?

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A reasonable assumption, sealed07, and one easily dismissed by those more interested in counting the rising death toll, and as I said earlier this event suspiciously occurs on the exact anniversary of the Bam earthquake.
If this were to be a possible cause, then the purpose would be far more than to advantage the US economy, rather to add instability to the global economy, and even more to add to the war of terror against the world population - the feeling that nowhere's safe, if the terrorists don't get you the forces of nature will
Obviously beneficial to those seeking to impose totalitarian government on the planet.
So yes, those controlling the advanced weaponry certainly have the motivation
And in the approach to 2012, the rising global vibration is rapidly exposing the frauds and deceptions that glue the facade of governance in its forms throughout the planet and threatens continuously to expose the reality and loosen the grip of the human parasites feeding from and manipulating the system, it would be small wonder if they did what is in their power to increase the chaos.
Judging from the live seismograph link, nearly every graph in the world is registering dense black squiggles to some degree, suggesting that some kind of energetic chain reaction has been stimulated, and I don't think an island the size of Sumatra moves 100 feet without further consequence, so it will be interesting to see if this all fits in with some global gameplan



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:06 PM
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This is happening 10's of thousands of times over again in so many places today. This breaks my heart:



"A mother cries for the death of her child shortly after finding her in the improvised morgue at the main hospital in Galle, souther Sri Lanka Monday Dec 27, 2004. The death toll from the massive tidal waves that struck Sri Lankas coastline leapt to more than 12,000 on Monday as thousands of soldiers and families kept up the search for bodies. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)"



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:09 PM
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As luck would have it, my sister and brother-in-law were in Kerala, India when the wave hit. They had just gotten off a boat shortly before, but were outside the area of destruction when the wave struck (thankfully), and both are fine.

This is a major disaster. Tens of thousands are lost and millions are now homeless and gripped by sorrow, but I can't help but be reminded that (if I'm right) much worse is coming, and fairly soon. There have been much worse disasters before, as many posts in this thread indicate.

In addition to quakes and flooding, we can expect significant volcanic activity and storms, and while I may be utterly wrong, I keep seeing "ill winds" sweep over population centers, killing tens of thousands.

The bottom line is that we should enjoy life while we can, because there are no guarantees.

May those who have been struck with grief by this tragedy find solace.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by dh
A reasonable assumption, sealed07, and one easily dismissed by those more interested in counting the rising death toll,


Spare me :shk: Cough *natural phenomemon* Cough.

No we are not obsessing with the rising death toll. We are reporting on what may be one of the biggest disaters in recent memory. However, you have NO evidence that this was anything but. And as far as a world wide event, the much smaller conventional blast by the North Koreans was picked up all over the world too. The sisemographs are that sensative. I fear that you may have watched way to many Xfiles episodes. Much like the ancients pointed to the eclips and bowed down beofre angry gods, you are quick to point to natural disasters and cry "scaler weapons" or "HAARP" behaps yopu should be bowing when you discuss the topic


:shk:



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:16 PM
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we can all talk about this for days and weeks to come, but let's open our purses and wallets and do something about it today.

It doesn't matter if you think you can't give alot, even 1 lousy dollar will do alot for those poor people and if we all only gave $1, we can make a difference. I have my own charity of preference but you can choose any of your choice. Let's not just talk, let's do something instead:

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