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

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posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams


I'm not sure if this is the group I was thinking of but, nonetheless, the Andaman Islanders have a very unique cultural and genetic history -- one that doesn't fit in with the regional norms -- and it looks like, based on geography, that they might have been touched by the tsunami:

yes (I hate to say it right now) there is around 1000 deaths there
Sify news




dh

posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 05:56 PM
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Or from energy bombardment
The Universe decides its own homeostasis
hiddenmeanings.com...



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams

I can't think of the name right now... but there's a chain of islands off the coast of India that the government keeps under strict quarantine because they're inhabited by stone age peoples who have, in the past, suffered greatly when contacted by mainlanders and seaborne westerners. This blockade has been pretty successful and, supposedly, videos/pictures of these people haven't been taken in years.

Now... groups like these are the ones that have probably been put in the greatest danger by the tsunami.

(I'll try to find the name of this group)

[edit on 28-12-2004 by onlyinmydreams]


OIMD...wouldn't it be awesome to find out these "primitive" people actually were able to sense something was amiss and take cover!
I'm praying for that anyway.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:03 PM
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www.kokh25.com...


Shock waves from the deadly earthquake that killed thousands in Indonesia were felt in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey says shock waves were recorded in Tulsa County starting at 7:13 Saturday night.

The 9-point-oh magnitude quake in Indonesia hit 15 minutes earlier.

Jim Lawson with the Geological Survey says the shock waves may have caused water in ponds and lakes to slosh slowly. He also says some tall buildings in the state may have swayed slightly.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:15 PM
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www.thestandard.com.hk...


Vice-President Yusuf Kalla, who made an aerial reconnaisance of the western coastline and outlying islands said he saw no signs of life in Meulaboh, a town with a population of 40,000.

In an e-mail contact from Meulaboh, which would have been among the first places hit by the enormous waves local police said only 20 per cent of the town still stood.

Chief detective Rilo Pambudi said what remains of the town is completely cut off and still being battered by surging waters.

He said food is running out, there is looting and further catastrophe looms.

"If within three to four days relief does not arrive, there will be a starvation disaster that will cause mass deaths,'' he said in the e-mail, released by officials in Jakarta.

"The situation in Meulaboh and its surroundings is in an emergency. Meulaboh is under an SOS code. The economic conditions are totally paralysed, fuel is non-existent, looting is everywhere, the number of victims is rising but they cannot be evacuated,'' the e-mail went on.


I believe this is the same town referenced in OIMD's earlier NY Times link.

"No signs of life....."

*sighs*



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:08 PM
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Just read an interesting opinion. I thought may share it with you...


Perhaps the deepest tragedy of the Boxing Day tsunami lies in the one to three hours between the recording of the earthquake on the worldwide seismic network and the arrival of the tsunami waves on distant coasts, while their victims lived out the last hours of their lives all unawares.

With less than an hour of warning and knowledge of what to do, most of those caught up in the disaster could have walked a mile inland to safety before the tsunami waves struck, and the death toll would have been counted in the hundreds rather than the tens of thousands.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:21 PM
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I heard that the quake rang the earth like a bell, moved some islands up to 60 feet, and might have shortened our day by a couple of milliseconds.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:34 PM
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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Dec. 28) - Desperate refugees foraged for coconuts or looted food on battered Sumatra island Tuesday, as the number killed in a mammoth earthquake and tsunami soared above 55,000 and tens of thousands still were missing. Grieving survivors buried their dead by hand, trying to ward off an epidemic that the U.N. health agency warned could double the toll yet again.

Across a dozen countries, millions of people whose homes were swept away or wrecked by raging walls of water Sunday struggled to find shelter.

Sri Lanka listed 21,700 people dead, India 4,400 and Thailand 1,500, with the toll expected to rise. A total of more than 300 were killed in Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Somalia, Tanzania, Seychelles and Kenya.

Well, that is what I got for you. Toll at about 55,000, and still rising.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:37 PM
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I cannot even fathom the extent of this tragedy.

The latest numbers from CNN.com are 33,000 confirmed dead

However it will more than likely be much worse. www.cnn.com...
From the article:

"But that number could be deceiving. Officials could not reach some remote areas, like Indonesia's Aceh province, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Maldives, until Tuesday, and once there, they found scenes much worse than they imagined.

"The center of Banda Aceh has been absolutely devastated," said CNN's Mike Chinoy from the capital of Aceh province. "There are still bodies lying in the street."

Indonesian officials in Jakarta told CNN the death count in that country was about 5,000, but other officials, after seeing Aceh, told reporters the toll would be significantly higher, likely approaching 30,000.

If that is true, the final toll inflicted by the disaster will swell over 60,000."


PJ



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:38 PM
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experts are saying that disease could kill more people than the wave itself. if that happens could the death toll rise to 200,000+ ?



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:43 PM
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I'm sorry but this news made me cry.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
I'm not sure if this is the group I was thinking of but, nonetheless, the Andaman Islanders have a very unique cultural and genetic history -- one that doesn't fit in with the regional norms -- and it looks like, based on geography, that they might have been touched by the tsunami:


Hopefully, these people lived in closer touch to the planet than we and either sought safety or made peace with their creator.
Because the name of these islands looked familiar, I looked at the USGS site. At least 17 of the aftershocks at their epicenters in the Andaman Islands.

As terrible as this event is, it was fate. It reminds me of all the disaster in the earth's past, such as the last days of Pompeii and the Black Death. Death and disease are two things we have a hard time understanding.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 08:41 PM
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WTF!

I'm seriously considering boycotting CNN over this piece of work.

Tsunamis shatter celebrity holidays

Let's see...I can grieve for 100,000+ families who have lost loved ones - plus the 10 times that who have lost everything they own, are living in cities filled with ocean water and bloated dead bodies...

OR! I could shed a tear over Petra and Kohl because their vacations sucked!




posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 08:54 PM
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Val,

I dont think they ment the article the way your took it. I think it was ment to show that nature doesnt discriminate between rich or poor.


BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A German statesman, a Czech super model and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor.


I think they may have made a bugger deal out of them being there than they should have in this situation, but I dont think they were intentionally trying to take the focus of the people off the tragedy at hand.

At this time of tragedy, our emotions can run high when people appear to be selfish or uncaring. The people surviving this would be much better off with us staying focused on the rebuilding efforts than some article by CNN that really doesnt deal with celebrities.

Val, please dont take this the wrong way as I mean no disrespect to you emotions and opinions about all that has transpired. Besides, Im scared of you



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:03 PM
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Kidfinger...

you crack me up. Nah...I know they don't "mean it" in any particular way. But the wording of the title of the article is APPALLING and it took an editor's approval.

It's just wrong. wrong wrong wrong

My focus will stay on praying for all these people. I wish I could hug every one of them...of course, that's not what they're needing or wanting right now, but that seems to be what I feel I wish I could do!



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
I wish I could hug every one of them...of course, that's not what they're needing or wanting right now, but that seems to be what I feel I wish I could do!


Yeah, I know what you mean. It is the only show of support that we feel we could really offer at a time like this. These people have nothing now, and all I want to do is tell them how sorry I am for thier loss.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:07 PM
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More aftershocks:
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake IN NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA has occurred at:
4.71N 95.18E Depth 28km Tue Dec 28 11:17:43 2004 UTC

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake IN THE NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION has
occurred at:
9.08N 93.86E Depth 10km Wed Dec 29 01:50:53 2004 UTC

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake IN THE NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION has
occurred at:
8.20N 93.10E Depth 30km Wed Dec 29 01:39:40 2004 UTC

earthquake.usgs.gov...


ed. for spelling
and an additional aftershock





[edit on 28-12-2004 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:11 PM
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According to a Dutch news outlet that is quoting from international press agencies, the official death toll thus far is 68,000.
Some numbers that they have shown:

Indonesia 32,500
Sri Lanka 21,000
India 12,000
Thailand 1,500
East Africa 133

The coming days the death toll is expected to rise due to the fact that thousands are still missing.

Blobber

[edit on 28-12-2004 by Blobber]



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:20 PM
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Quake 'equal to a million A-bombs'

www.breakingnews.ie...


U.S. Scientists Say Quake Movement Shifted Islands

www.reuters.com...

to see the info just blows my mind.consider the fact that it takes 100s of years for plates to move an inch....... flukemol



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
It's just wrong. wrong wrong wrong


Well, after reading that article completely, I would have to agree with you Val. It focuses on the effects of the disaster on celebrities in particular, as if no one would notice the underlying bias and implications of doing so. To focus on celebrities during a tragic time such as this, and therefore try to increase its appeal, is absolutely, foundationally, wrong. Every life counts here equally, dammit, and now you got me upset, Val. In fact, I just removed CNN from my links, and my voice with you in a CNN boycott is steadfast. CNN had better remove that article. In fact, I am off to write a letter to whoever I can get it to up there.



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