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

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:26 AM
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The birth pain's have begun the messiah is coming.




posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:33 AM
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The death toll of Sri Lanka is now 2,134 making the total death toll 3500+

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:35 AM
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CNN reporter Satinder Bindra told he received reports of the event happened near sumatra, just houres before the tidal waves also swept near his hotel in india., also he noticed that during the night he had trouble sleeping because the sea was very noisy, many tidal activity, without much wind, it was very odd. Still when the wall of water came out of nowhere everybody was surprised....


This suggests to me, that several coastal regions could have been on the high alert much earlier, the signals were their but not acted upon by many (who expects an event 1400 km away to affect you?).


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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:40 AM
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I think the problem with the alerts is that they gave so many of them (every time a severe earthquake struck in the ocean), and eventually people stopped paying attention to the evac orders. A lot of the time when a tsunami reaches shore it's literally no more than a couple of inches high, sometimes a couple of feet, only once in a very great while does a shock wave create a 100 foot plus wave.

The warning system is also based on buoys, which can't accurately measure wave heights as they will land. They can only assess the wave as it's travelling at sea, often very deep, and the data is inconclusive.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:42 AM
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Sri Lanka is reporting that more than 1 million people have been affected by the tsunami.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:48 AM
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The blame cannot be placed on either of these countries. I don't think there are systems that exist that can detect Tsunamis. Have there been any prescient reports of underwater earthquake activity in the Indian ocean region?



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:49 AM
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Affected includes those killed, wounded, and displaced (made homeless) by the event right?

I still haven't been able to find any new info on the Canary Islands, but I have a feeling this event will have an effect there. Still looking though.

Also, Jakarta was the epicentre? Have there been any reports about damage to buildings? I read about a mosque where the dome collapsed and a hospital that collapsed, but little else. The phots seem to indicate the tidal swell damaged a lot of boats and beach shacks but nothing else. Maybe the damage could have been a lot worse..



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Affected includes those killed, wounded, and displaced (made homeless) by the event right?


Yeah, I would imagine so.


Also, Jakarta was the epicentre? Have there been any reports about damage to buildings? I read about a mosque where the dome collapsed and a hospital that collapsed, but little else. The phots seem to indicate the tidal swell damaged a lot of boats and beach shacks but nothing else. Maybe the damage could have been a lot worse..


It does surpise me that the earthquakes epicenter is in Indonesia, yet those feeling the brunt of it are Sri Lanka and India.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 04:58 AM
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Do you recall all those terrorist warnings issues by the US to India and Indonesia. Is this any less damage than what a terrorist attack could do. I hope the terrorists don't have tectonic weapons



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:00 AM
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I was reading here on this site about 10 to 14 days ago that a major quake was expected to hit somwhere in the world. Does anyone know what thread I,m asking about?


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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:18 AM
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10.000-20.000 Swedes are in that area and they are evacuating the whole island now.

I was in Phuket a couple of years ago and i cant belive what it looks like now. It was such a beautiful place before.


There is 40 divers trapped inside a cave outside Phuket right now!!!



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:21 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I still haven't been able to find any new info on the Canary Islands, but I have a feeling this event will have an effect there. Still looking though.


If this affects the Canary Islands then we are all doomed because this is no where near it. If it does affect that area then we are talking some major devestation. You worried about Cumbre Vieja breaking in two?



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:27 AM
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Russia offers earthquake aid


RUSSIA today said it would take part in international relief efforts after the devastating earthquake off northwestern Indonesia triggered giant tidal waves across the Indian Ocean region, killing more than 2000 people.

Two Russian Il-76 transport planes will leave in the next few days for the region carrying tents, other supplies and rescue personnel, a spokesman for Russia's emergencies ministry told the Interfax news agency.

Russia was preparing to provide aid to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, the ministry official, Viktor Beltsov, said.

A Russian representative would also fly to the Indonesian capital Jakarta today to take part in a UN-sponsored meeting of experts to discuss the requirements for international aid, he added.

www.news.com.au...



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:32 AM
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I know the geography wouldn't indicate a link, but a quake as big as 8.9 has to have some long range, deep strata effects. The whole picture, as I see it, is like a glass full of ice cubes. When one moves, others move, because they support each other. The amount of stress created by an 8.9 is enormous. The forces at work on the crust right now must be tremendous, plates colliding, heat building up, rock melting, increased magma seeking the area of least pressure. It's like if you squeeze one end of a juice box, the juice comes out the top right? It seeks the easiest escape. Right now a whole lot of new magma is looking for an opening, and I'm not sure where it mind end up.

I don't think half of the volcano's lip would collapse, it's something like a quarter I think. Saw a pic once and have never found it since, showed a HUGE chunk hanging off the side of the crater. If it collapsed it could fall straight down, and the water there is quite deep, so the resulting wave would be several hundred feet high.

I'm frustrated that I can't find any of the original links, but my favorites list is longggg, I've been at it for half an hour and only a third of the way through my primary list. Gonna be long night if I don't find it in primary list, I'll have to go to my written records, and even then, the damn sites probably been taken down already. Frustrating..



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:44 AM
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The death toll of Sri Lanka is now 2,134 making the total death toll 3500+



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:55 AM
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This is a link regarding Cumbre Vieja Not the one I wanted though, it has no picture of the crater rim. I'll keep looking, but for anyone interested in this, a niblet at least. Added another link too, better than the first but still not what I was looking for.

www.cdnn.info...

www.underreported.com...

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:15 AM
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The death toll is now over 5000:

Sri Lanka: 3000
India: 2000
Indonesia: 700
Thailand: 195+

There are no tolls being reported at this moment so these are rough estimates based on the previous figures.

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:19 AM
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just in the last hour another earthquake has hit the region making that 6 in total plus after shocks. i feel so sorry for these people they have no time to rescue there people they keep getting hit.......



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:27 AM
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What was the magnitude of the latest quake? Also, are you sure they classified it as a quake and not an aftershock? Sometimes a single event can resonate for days or weeks..

5000 dead..Wow. That's pretty bad. Not as bad as some in the past, but that's pretty bad.

I wonder why the hell 20k swedes were on the island of Phuket..I thought the piercing festival was around Easter, not Christmas..



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:31 AM
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Updated as of Sun Dec 26 12:01:22 UTC 2004. DATE-(UTC)-TIME Latitude Longitude Depth Magnitude Comments
yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss degrees degrees km
2004/12/26 11:05:00 13.54N 92.88E 10.0 6.3 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 10:19:29 13.45N 92.79E 10.0 6.2 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 09:20:01 8.87N 92.38E 10.0 6.5 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 07:38:24 13.12N 93.05E 10.0 5.8 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 07:07:09 10.34N 93.76E 10.0 5.7 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 06:21:58 10.62N 92.32E 10.0 5.7 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 04:21:26 6.90N 92.95E 10.0 7.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 03:08:42 13.81N 92.97E 10.0 6.1 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 02:59:12 3.18N 94.26E 10.0 5.9 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
2004/12/26 02:51:59 12.51N 92.59E 10.0 6.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 02:36:06 12.14N 93.01E 10.0 5.8 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 02:34:50 4.10N 94.18E 10.0 5.8 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
2004/12/26 02:22:01 8.86N 92.50E 10.0 6.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 02:15:57 12.37N 92.51E 10.0 5.8 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
2004/12/26 01:48:46 5.39N 94.42E 10.0 5.9 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
2004/12/26 00:58:50 3.30N 95.78E 10.0 8.9 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
thats how many they had. the newest one is at the top 6.3





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