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

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:18 AM
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UPDATE:

South Thailand: 21 and 600 missing
Indonesia 48 killed
South India: 63 killed and 400 people missing
Andaman Islands(India) 100 feared dead
Sri Lanka: 324 killed

Current reported death toll: 556 and rising

[edit on 26-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]




posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
Thai officials are reporting 21 people dead and 600 missing.


That total is for southern Thailand alone.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by PistolPete
The USGS is now calling it an unbelieveable 8.9!!!

earthquake.usgs.gov...




8.9 ? Oh my, can those Quakes trigger the super Volcano ?

Is it anywhere in history that predicts this current horrific event?



[edit on 26-12-2004 by 2ndSEED]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:30 AM
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BBC World is the only station with coverage in my area right now.

The Maldives are largely under water...

Waves as high as ten meters reported in some areas...

The further from the epicentre an area is, the higher the waves and the greater the damage...

Coastal water receading very far exposing at least a half mile of ocean floor after the wave and returning to normal with repeated batering of the coast...

Water washing into the third floor of some buildings...

Death toll expected to climb throughout the day...


Well after 2am here. Off to my warm bed after a day with family.

Feeling very fortunate and thankful...

.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:30 AM
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aslwww.cr.usgs.gov...

My god.
All the seismos are black.
That should tell you the scope of this quake.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:32 AM
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It occurs to me that all that friction is going to increase the amount of lava present beneath the crust, right? And when that happens, pressure increases, and traditional 'spout' volcanos blow. And when they blow, it can relieve so much pressure, the caps of a supervolcano or two could sink and cosqequently erupt. It could happen. I'd say we're at a 50/50 for today and tommorow. If you start to see a number of small eruptions, we could be going for the big ride.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:32 AM
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Originally posted by 2ndSEED

Originally posted by PistolPete
The USGS is now calling it an unbelieveable 8.9!!!

earthquake.usgs.gov...




8.9 ? Oh my, can those Quakes trigger the super Volcano ?

Is it anywhere in history that predicts this current horrific event?


Yeah, will these quakes also trigger a chain of events in the western hemisphere? Are there are qualified geologists here to comment?
Just a few weeks ago all the volcanos became active in the ring of fire, there are no reports of them erupting, but if this is the state of things at this point, I wonder what will happen when they erupt.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by Gools
BBC World is the only station with coverage in my area right now.

The Maldives are largely under water...

Waves as high as ten meters reported in some areas...

The further from the epicentre an area is, the higher the waves and the greater the damage...

Coastal water receading very far exposing at least a half mile of ocean floor after the wave and returning to normal with repeated batering of the coast...

Water washing into the third floor of some buildings...

Death toll expected to climb throughout the day...


Well after 2am here. Off to my warm bed after a day with family.

Feeling very fortunate and thankful...

.



Where can I view that news, I'm in the mid-west USA any specific channels,
on cable?


I'm not liking this one bit, I need info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by Gools
BBC World is the only station with coverage in my area right now.

The Maldives are largely under water...


Do you mean the Maldives capitol, or the actual Maldives?



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:36 AM
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Look...

Bad things happen, ok?

A bad earthquake sets off aftershocks, They're already getting a handle on the situation.

I know its more exciting if its the apocalypse but it's not. go to bed.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:38 AM
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Screw TV, is there a good online, up to date source? Where were you getting your earlier numbers Indigo? There are probably several different 'official' sets of numbers at this early stage right?
I've got my helmet on just in case, but I noticed the seismo for North Dakota is clean as a whistle. How fast do the shockwaves from an 8.9 travel through the crust?



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:39 AM
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Map of the Maldives



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Screw TV, is there a good online, up to date source? Where were you getting your earlier numbers Indigo? There are probably several different 'official' sets of numbers at this early stage right?
I've got my helmet on just in case, but I noticed the seismo for North Dakota is clean as a whistle. How fast do the shockwaves from an 8.9 travel through the crust?


Well CNN is doing a lousy job the last I checked. I am getting my information live from Sky News.

Update: More than 60 people killed in Indonesia.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:42 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Screw TV, is there a good online, up to date source?


Ummm, you're reading one of the best online sources for it, actually.

This isn't going to set off a massive worldwide apocalyptic chain reaction, folks.
We had a 9.2 in 1964 that didn't bring the end of the world, and we had a 9.5 in 1960. Those are the two biggest quakes ever recorded, and they happened within 4 years of each other.
No crazy volcano spoutings, no caldera-go-boom.... there were many people who died and tremendous damage, but we're going to be fine.
Panicking won't do you any good.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:45 AM
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Nerdling, you cannot say this is not the "apolcapyse" I understand you don't want there to be panic, but it would be highly ignorant to dismiss the severity of what has just transpired and also considering that this kind of climatic change has been foretold. We should take it seriously.

Isn't US within the ring of fire too? And aren't Rainer and Helens active, and at least in the case of Helens, an eruption is eminent.

UPATE: 406 killed in Sri Lanka. Eyewitnesses say water level rising.



[edit on 26-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:45 AM
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Is grinning ear to ear and smoking like a bastard panicking? I'm gonna say no, for my dignity's sake. But seriously, I don't see people poking their eyes out or leaping out of buildings over this thing yet. Are they? I think it should be clear over the next two days whether this will translate into a bigger problem, but up to date information is precious for those of us who don't sleep.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 01:54 AM
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Sri Lankan President Declares National Disaster.

Next tidal wave expected within minutes according to tourist sources reported on Skynews.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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Update on Death tolls:

Sri Lanka: 500
Indonesia: 100
Malasyia: 7
Thai: 55 and 761 missing

[edit on 26-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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a picture i found new.....


A view from a helicopter of the damage caused by a tsunami in Phuket, about 862 km (536 miles) south of Bangkok.



[edit on 26-12-2004 by flukemol]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 02:12 AM
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is that 55,761 missing right?





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