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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
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?
Late Monday, Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla was quoted as saying he believed the toll in the country could be as high as 25,000, that would be 20,000 more deaths than confirmed there so far and push the overall death toll to 42,000.
Originally posted by Valhall
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.)
The scale of the Indian Ocean tsunami devastation hit home yesterday as the death toll accelerated to 25,000, aid agencies warned of the threat of disease and the UN braced the world for one of its biggest, costliest and most complex relief operations.
But the death toll could more than double before disease spreads, with thousands still missing in Aceh and 30,000 unaccounted for on the Andaman and Nicobar islands, near the northern tip of the earthquake's faultline. Link
Have there been any casualty reports from either of these islands or the Maldives?
An earthquake that unleashed deadly tidal waves on Asia was so powerful it made the Earth wobble on its axis and permanently altered the regional map, US geophysicists said.
The 9.0-magnitude temblor that struck 250 kilometers (155 miles) southeast of Sumatra island Sunday may have moved small islands as much as 20 meters (66 feet), according to one expert.
"That earthquake has changed the map," US Geological Survey expert Ken Hudnut told AFP.
"Based on seismic modeling, some of the smaller islands off the southwest coast of Sumatra may have moved to the southwest by about 20 meters. That is a lot of slip."
The northwestern tip of the Indonesian territory of Sumatra may also have shifted to the southwest by around 36 meters (120 feet), Hudnut said.
In addition, the energy released as the two sides of the undersea fault slipped against each other made the Earth wobble on its axis, Hudnut said.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
There have been at least two sources that have claimed the final death toll may be close to 100,000
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Can anyone find info about this large number of earthquakes happening before? The seismos are still freakin' out too..they started the day before and they haven't stopped flipping out yet. The only seismo clear so far is north dakota, so everyone meet up there, and we'll go from there.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Anyone have an answer to my earlier question? Has this ever happened before, 40 earthquakes in two days, in the same geographic region?