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

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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by Majic
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.




Majic, i'm very happy your family is fine. Lady luck was shining on them, thank goodness.
This is incredible- just got home to see the death toll is much higher- What a sad day.




posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Majic, i'm very happy your family is fine. Lady luck was shining on them, thank goodness.
This is incredible- just got home to see the death toll is much higher- What a sad day.

It will get worse. Disease is coming.

I feel fortunate that my sister and brother-in-law survived, but that is a selfish comfort.

Many of the victims were children. It is hard to feel much relief knowing that many of their bodies are still floating in the warm, shark-infested waters of the Indian Ocean in summer weather.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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I just now recieved this reply from USGS
regarding the relationship of the Sumatra earthquake and possible
effects on the Toba volcano.

Nothing earth shaking in his response.

Hello-

Sometimes large earthquake appear to disturb slumbering volcanoes, although I don't know if any eruptions have been directly linked. I'm not familiar with how well-instrumented Toba is, but if it started producing tremblers, our volcanologists would probably blanket it with instruments in short order.

Thanks for your interest.

Greg



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:31 PM
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doesnt this remind you guys of the endtimes? im more than positive this is only the brink of catastrophic events to come.....

everybody start praying..



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:32 PM
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Oh-oh!!
I can't say how credible this is, but if true, it's not good.




www.dailytimes.com.pk...
NEW DELHI: Huge waves that battered the Indian coastline after an earthquake in Indonesia may have damaged a nuclear power plant in southern Tamil Nadu state, the government said on Monday.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by Banshee
Oh-oh!!
I can't say how credible this is, but if true, it's not good.



Banshee.... The link is not working.... says Service Unavailable

Whats up?


TPL

posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree

I just now recieved this reply from USGS
regarding the relationship of the Sumatra earthquake and possible
effects on the Toba volcano.

Nothing earth shaking in his response.

Hello-

Sometimes large earthquake appear to disturb slumbering volcanoes, although I don't know if any eruptions have been directly linked. I'm not familiar with how well-instrumented Toba is, but if it started producing tremblers, our volcanologists would probably blanket it with instruments in short order.

Thanks for your interest.

Greg


See nothing to worry about. Those of you who are worried should calm down, this isn't the end of modern civilisation. Its just a very sad and unfortunate NATURAL disaster.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 05:56 PM
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Whoa, that's bizarre.
Here's another.... some reports that the nuclear power plant in India may have been damaged by the tsunami.
www.news24.com...


dh

posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by FredT

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.


I'll certainly not be able to produce evidence, but then I'm not purporting to give a truth. I'm as aware and emotionally effected by the scale and horror of this catastrophe as anyone else and am not blaming anyone trying to describe or ennumerate it

However, one has to look at how this fits in with the flow of events - the escalation in frequency and geographic occurrence of 'natural catastrophe',
engulfing huge parts of the planet, the promulgation of war and terrorism all derived from the self-same interests, the self-generating anxiety/enchantment loop established between the main media and a large part of the dumbed-down Western public, the cracking awareness that 'something's wrong' with the reality we're presented with, which is the whole basis of the extremes of thought which ATS as an example serves, the growing sense of an endgame at hand

Now my personal opinion is that the ongoing upscaling of the world's vibratory rate, from its once stable frequency of 7Hz, which started to rise from the mid-80's and now stands around, I believe 12-13Hz, are responsible largely for the burgeoning fluidity of environmental events as well as much else

However, I understand that the Earth has its own stabilising forces, and it is at this interface that I think the powers that be come into play with their technology - HAARP, scalar, Tesla -powered mode, ELF - frequency stuff all- and try to manipulate to their ends, to keep themselves hidden, until the suppression of the masses is sufficiently in place for them to fully reveal

Already the agenda is exteriorised and in full view
At the simplest level, the governments don't give a damn what anyone thinks, do what they want and get themselves re-elected
There are hundreds of examples all over ATS of the disregard of, and pure willingness to slaughter, the many to the benefit of the few

I would contend, therefore, that all major, and countless minor, events are subject to cui bono and global context analyses

I'm not trying to present an ultimate truth or scenario, just trying to keep all possible interpretations afloat



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 06:24 PM
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From the article Banshee provided a link to:



A senior scientist said on Sunday one unit of the nuclear power plant had been "shut down safely and cooled down".

The private NDTV news channel said 1 500 families in the Kalpakkam township of Tamil Nadu had been evacuated by government relief agencies.

There are 2,290 scientists and engineers working in the nuclear power facility in Kalpakkam.


Good news?

It seems like they just edited that into the original report.

I hope it is true.

Looking at the total event here involving this earthquake, and the sad loss of life and the potential threats the people in these affected areas will now face, I feel great sorrow and sadness for all.

On a deeper level I must admit that an event like this gives me great pause.. it makes me ponder just how fragile our human existance is on this planet, and just how easy and quickly a natural event can 'take us out'.

I think far too often we lose respect for this planet we call our home, and in times like these our home demands respect.

We live in fear of wars, and of what other men may do, threats of attacks that could come in the future.

Yet what ever man made weapons of destruction we will face, none can compare to the overwelming power of nature.

This was only one earthquake.

Gazz



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 06:57 PM
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MADRAS (Reuters) - The number of people killed by a weekend tsunami in Tamil Nadu rose to 3,400 on Monday, officials said, taking the national toll in the deadly disaster to at least 7,110.

The state disaster control centre attributed the rise to the discovery of about 500 bodies at hamlets and villages late on Monday, nearly 36 hours after the tsunami, triggered by an earthquake off distant Indonesia.

About 70,000-80,000 people had been driven out of their homes and forced to live in emergency shelters in Tamil Nadu alone, home minister Shivraj Patil said.
Tamil Nadu



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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According to a CNN reporter the earthquake in the Indian Ocean was 750 times stronger than the earthquake in Bam (Iran) last year. The earthquake in Iran took approximately 30,000 lifes.

A relief worker expect that the total casaulties of the tsunamis may quadruple in the coming days/weeks: so it may reach 100,000 deaths. It is clear that millions of people have become homeless in the countries that have been struck. Reports say that 50% of Banda Aceh alone (capital of Sumatra) lies in ruin.

The United Nations is expecting to put up the biggest relief operation yet in history.

Blobber



[edit on 27-12-2004 by Blobber]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 07:12 PM
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Video of the Tsunami

amateur video shows the wave crashing onto shore:

www.nbc10.com...


Wow! That is some incredible video!!! OMFG!!!
Really shows you how devastating that can be......



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of the end; phase 1 of the apolcalypse.

[edit on 26-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]


A couple of people are talking about this being the beginning of the end/apocalypse/end times. I would like to know what you believe the final outcome is when all is said and done, of the end times scenario.

[edit on 27-12-2004 by dbrandt]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz


On a deeper level I must admit that an event like this gives me great pause.. it makes me ponder just how fragile our human existance is on this planet, and just how easy and quickly a natural event can 'take us out'.

I think far too often we lose respect for this planet we call our home, and in times like these our home demands respect.

We live in fear of wars, and of what other men may do, threats of attacks that could come in the future.

Yet what ever man made weapons of destruction we will face, none can compare to the overwelming power of nature.

This was only one earthquake.

Gazz


Id like to echo much of what Gazz touched on with regards to this matter. An event like this really puts ones life in perspective of how powerful even our tiny little planet can be. One planet orbiting one star of many billions, in a galaxy of many billions, in this inhumanly huge universe we've found ourselves inhabiting. Im sure this point of how helpless we really are to natures whim is made poignantly clear to those caught up in this. I hope all those who lost their lives didnt suffer.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:14 PM
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first off... Majic, aren't you divorced? you said you were a year ago.. so brother in law? hmm .. safe post.

End of the world? no... the earth goes through cycles.. please do not even start spouting religeous overtones.. as they were muslims .. I can hear it now!!!

THERE WILL BE MORE.. BUT THERE WERE MORE 100 YEARS AGO AS WELL.. THIS IS A NATURAL CYCLE....



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:29 PM
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As sad as this disaster is, it is all the more real to the world than similar disasters in the history of the earth.
This is the first big quake and the aftermath in the age of 24/7 news and internet links.

Hopefully, this tragedy will alert countries to invest in the deep sea buoys that monitor the ocean for seismic events such as this. I believe there are 6 such bouys in the Pacific Ocean. From what I heard on the news, this technology is still fairly new.
These buoys may never be needed again. But we cannot know what this planet has in store for us.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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Ok,
Drudge is now running a crawl that says that a single day on the earth has been slowed down by three microseconds... can anyone confirm that with a substantive link?

Also... if this quake has affected the orbit of the earth (in general) do we know have to go back and recalculated all of our near earth object impact data/probabilities?

[edit on 27-12-2004 by onlyinmydreams]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:49 PM
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OIMD,

He's saying that it sped it up by 3 microseconds (shortened the day).

Now, I haven't anything to draw off to substantiate that, but I would point out that the biblical prophecies state that the days will be shortened. (That's why I checked Drudge in the first place after your post...because the claim of lengthening went in opposition to the prophecies.)



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:53 PM
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Remember those times when you thought your life could't be worse,
that no one could possibly have it as bad as you do?

Something like this tends to change that perspective for the better.




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