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

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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams

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?


No dice on a link. Keep an eye on it -- yesterday he was reporting the movement of the entirety of Sumatra when no one else was, and a substantiative link showed up early today. We may see that info crop up sooner than later.

I'm more disturbed by his AP link indicating the death toll could be as high as 42,000, though.


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.

apnews.myway.com...





posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
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.)



You're right... my brain flubbed for a minute and played a 'who's on first'.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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35000+ dead

How long for the first Titor post?

How long for the first end-days post?

How long for the first US govt weapons post?

How long for the first post about the thousands that died?



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 09:27 PM
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How long before a single line of your post makes sense?

I'm serious...what the heck are you trying to say?



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 09:31 PM
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I think he is trying to get the point across that every time there is a natural disaster....all these things always pop up on the boards...and they always do...all the doomsday people come out.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 10:14 PM
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This is sad, my condolescense to the families of all those who died.

As one of our reporters posted, it seems that Dan Deyo's prediction was right and the earthquakes in New Zealand were a precursor of what happened on the 26th.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 10:15 PM
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Are any of us able to understand?


The caption to this picture is: "At a hospital in Nagappattinam, India, a mother cries near the bodies of her children. In nearby Cuddalore, about half of the nearly 400 tsunami victims were children."

Oh My God...no, I cannot comprehend.




posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 10:39 PM
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The death toll may exceed 40,000.

[edit on 27-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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I saw this in the Guardian - I hope they are wrong.


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.

*snip*

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?

B.

BTW- Great job to all contributors over the last few days.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 11:34 PM
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Whether or not you believe in the whole end of days NWO thing you can't discount that it's strange that this happened on the anniversary of the Iran quake. You also can't ignore the fact that the ring of fire seems to be coming active for some reason.
Whether this disaster was man made or just plate tectonics, it should be a seen as a warning. When events like the Aus quake and this one chain together and you have volcanoes becoming more active it is never a good sign.
Personally I've experienced a large quake (San fran's last big one) and numerous fairly small ones (5-6 pointers are kinda hard to sleep through). With all that movement there is bound to be more, so while we shift gears to help those already hit, it might be a good time to make sure our house is in order as well.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 11:48 PM
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Have there been any casualty reports from either of these islands or the Maldives?


The current reported death toll for the islands:

Maldives: 52
Malasiya: 62
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 5000 and 30,000 missing



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 11:52 PM
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Grand total for two days worth of shaking: 40 earthquakes magnitude 5.0 and greater, all centered in one region of the globe.

Is this completely unprecedented? I can't find any info about anything like this ever happening before. The fact that it just kept going..might even continue into tommorow or next week..very strange to say the least.

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.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:15 AM
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There have been at least two sources that have claimed the final death toll may be close to 100,000(an esimate I made earlier) The scope of just how devestating this event is ceases to astonish me.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:23 AM
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I don't know about the time differencial, but the AFP is reporting the globe has changed:


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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.


[edit on (12/28/0404 by PistolPete]



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:24 AM
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First post here, been reading this thread as it develops and it is curious that no one has yet mentioned the death toll on Sumatra. The latest on Sky News is that 25,000 people are feared dead there alone.

When all is said and done we can probably expect a death toll in excess of 100,000 as a direct result of the Earthquake and you can conservatively double that figure when you take into account indirect deaths, ie disease, lack of water etc.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:27 AM
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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


There are apparently 30,000 people still unaccounted for on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Your number may not be too far off.

Do you have links to those sources, or what TV channel you saw them on? It might be a good idea to track the info and where it's coming from for future reference.....

EDIT: and welcome to ATS, Slowpoke

[edit on 28-12-2004 by Banshee]



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:31 AM
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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.


I share your concern. Banshee might be a good person to ask.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:33 AM
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I still think they're seriously undereporting the Maldives..

Anyone have an answer to my earlier question? Has this ever happened before, 40 earthquakes in two days, in the same geographic region?

I'm also very curious who was vacationing down there when it happened. I haven't been able to find any evidence of corporate conferences or anything of the sort, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was unreported as yet. Any 1 got any info on this question?



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:34 AM
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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?


Let me do some research, Wyrde. I'll be back in 15 minutes or so with an answer.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:44 AM
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guy/gai=gaia.

Mother natures power is second to none.

We live and we die.




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