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

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:40 AM
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Any news about Diego Garcia military base - India Ocean?




posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne


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..


Yeah, 5000 is pretty bad, but this is only the initial figure. The current death toll has already nearly crossed 6000.

I feel the actual death toll maybe very high in the Maldives, 75% of it is said to be under water. The maldives has a population of 252,077(1994 estimate) that would mean 189,057 could be under water. I am still yet to hear any estimate of the toll there.

[edit on 26-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:49 AM
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They're going through a major flurry of above average shocks and aftershocks. Usual activity is between 2.0 and 5.0, this is unusual to say the least. I'm going to try and get info on the base in the Indian ocean.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:00 AM
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No news on Diego Garcia..
No news is usually good news. They're probably not at great risk for tsunami, because these sort of waves generally travel very deep under the water, only rising to damaging heights when close to shore. The base appears to be directly in the path of several of the waves that caused major damage, but no damage has been reported to the base itself. I suppose, since they are a tsunami watch station, they are prepared for this sort of event.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:06 AM
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aftershocks????



map 2.8 2004/12/26 11:13:22 40.644 -124.225 19.1 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.3 2004/12/26 11:05:01 13.542 92.877 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 6.2 2004/12/26 10:19:30 13.455 92.791 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
map 2.6 2004/12/26 10:17:39 38.009 -118.715 6.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.5 2004/12/26 09:20:01 8.867 92.382 10.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.8 2004/12/26 07:38:25 13.119 93.052 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.7 2004/12/26 07:07:10 10.336 93.756 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
map 3.2 2004/12/26 06:41:32 53.058 -166.856 25.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 5.7 2004/12/26 06:21:58 10.623 92.323 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
map 3.2 2004/12/26 06:05:21 19.514 -155.079 24.3 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 7.3 2004/12/26 04:21:26 6.901 92.952 10.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
map 2.5 2004/12/26 03:57:59 37.970 -118.660 8.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
map 3.9 2004/12/26 03:56:28 37.966 -118.660 7.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
map 2.9 2004/12/26 03:47:02 63.497 -151.007 5.0 CENTRAL ALASKA
map 4.1 2004/12/26 03:29:38 53.508 -163.488 40.9 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
map 2.7 2004/12/26 03:25:32 19.316 -155.749 29.3 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 6.1 2004/12/26 03:08:42 13.808 92.975 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.9 2004/12/26 02:59:12 3.177 94.259 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
MAP 6.0 2004/12/26 02:51:59 12.511 92.593 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.8 2004/12/26 02:36:06 12.139 93.010 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.8 2004/12/26 02:34:50 4.104 94.184 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
MAP 6.0 2004/12/26 02:22:02 8.860 92.500 10.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.8 2004/12/26 02:15:58 12.375 92.509 10.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.9 2004/12/26 01:48:47 5.393 94.423 10.0 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 8.9 2004/12/26 00:58:51 3.298 95.779 10.0 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA


USGS



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:10 AM
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It appears as though Cali is waking up a little..

If the activity continues, it could spawn a larger event on the West coast of the US, then the party will really start, fireworks and all, huh?

The New Years is getting rung in proper-like this year huh? Even the planet is dancing.

The thing that worries me the most is the rise in average magnitude, over a timespan of 30 years or so. Before we used to see big ones sure, but not so many 6.0's. The crust keeps shaking that hard, things get loose, pressure drops, and somewhere a caldera gets its wings.

Fun fun fun



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:16 AM
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Wow. All the media seems to be concerned about is the people stranded at airports. They only give the earthquake a 5 second summary



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:22 AM
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The best use I've so far uncovered for the mainstream media is as an indicator of where not to look for truth. If they're jumping on something like dogs on a bone, I stay away out of principle. The whole disgusting Laci Peterson thing, the Obese Nation stories, all the fear mongering about one new disease or another, it all makes me highly skeptical.

I think that the media was ruined in the exact same way as politics, by an influx of money into a field that was once primarily reputation based.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Fun fun fun


?????
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JAKARTA, Indonesia - The world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered massive tidal waves that slammed into villages and seaside resorts across Asia on Sunday, killing more than 3,800 people in six countries.

Tourists, fishermen, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water up to 20 feet high that swept across the Bay of Bengal, unleashed by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake centered off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

In Sri Lanka, 1,000 miles west of the epicenter, more than 2,150 people were killed, the prime minister's office said. Indian officials said as many as 1,130 died along the southern coast. At least 408 died on Sumatra from floods and collapsing buildings. Another 168 were confirmed dead in Thailand, 28 in Malaysia and 2 in Bangladesh.


World - AP Asia

[edit on 26-12-2004 by jazzgul]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by Thinker
The birth pain's have begun the messiah is coming.


How soon? Will you shut-up about it if it dont. Give it a break.


Great job on getting the story out.

[edit on 26-12-2004 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:34 AM
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Sarcasm dude, just go with it.


Plus there's the fact that I'm in one of the least active geological regions on the face of the planet, so I don't actually have to witness upclose and personal the devastation. That always helps to keep my mood light, yaknow?

My condolences to any and all affected.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:45 AM
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Bleh, how horrid.

Seriously doubt it's the beginning of the end though.

Humans are like roaches. As a species we can damn near survive anything.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 07:55 AM
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Humans are nothing like roaches.
Roaches are socially responsible.
Humans are..well..not.

Also, humans have survived a great deal in the past, given. However, humans have also only been on the planet for a very short period of time in comparison to a true survivor like the crocodile or the shark. I'm starting to see a pattern, which is -- The longer an organism manages to survive on the planet earth, the more inherently vicious it becomes. Could anger, or violence, be the ultimate evolutionary response to competition? Does this mean we're only going to get dumber and meaner? I sure hope not.

Back on topic, I still have no new information about the Indian Ocean seismic monitoring station at diego garcia, so I think they're probably fine. The wave(s) was probably only a few feet high when it passed them. I worry more about the inhabitants of the Maldives..there could easily be 100k dead or pulled out to sea. Just have to wait a couple days and see I guess..



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 08:08 AM
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Didn't say we were like roaches in all ways, just in our ability to survive.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 08:11 AM
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i went on this morning and the total was 3000 dead, i came on again and it was 3900, then a couple minutes later it was up to 5600. i wouldn't be surprised if there number doesnt keep rising, some god we have if there really is one.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 08:47 AM
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I haven't read all the responses here....but ya know, the earth has always "remodeled" itself, and it always will. It's just that now, the earth is so populated. I feel so badly for all those people!



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 08:50 AM
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LOL Maybe the Maldives isn't going to be a complete wipe. So far the only casualty reported there was a British tourist who saw the waves and had a heart attack.
www.news24.com...

Nobody is saying anything more about the islands though, not even population. I read the census numbers earlier on this post, but my point is, why haven't the news agencies picked up on this? If the Maldives are under water in places, there should be at least some speculation on the part of the news as to the death toll in those places.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 08:58 AM
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Well hell! I just got up and DH told me about this and then I jumped on here to see what was going on.....I can't find anything on any news stations covering this right now! This is a major disaster...WTF! Just small little updates here and there....



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 09:34 AM
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Tsunami Hazard Mitigation....
Important Facts to Know about Tsunamis

Tsunamis that strike coastal locations in the Pacific Ocean Basin are most always caused by earthquakes. These earthquakes might occur far away or near where you live.
Some tsunamis can be very large. In coastal areas their height can be as great as 30 feet or more (100 feet in extreme cases), and they can move inland several hundred feet.
All low-lying coastal areas can be struck by tsunamis.
A tsunami consists of a series of waves. Often the first wave may not be the largest. The danger from a tsunami can last for several hours after the arrival of the first wave.
Tsunamis can move faster than a person can run.
Sometimes a tsunami causes the water near the shore to recede, exposing the ocean floor.
The force of some tsunamis is enormous. Large rocks weighing several tons along with boats and other debris can be moved inland hundreds of feet by tsunami wave activity. Homes and other buildings are destroyed. All this material and water move with great force and can kill or injure people.
Tsunamis can occur at any time, day or night.
Tsunamis can travel up rivers and streams that lead to the ocean.

www.geophys.washington.edu...

Earth's Climate Change..
Climate is the average pattern of weather over a long peiod of time.
What do We know about Global Climate Change..

www.exploratorium.edu...

TextWhat do We know about Global Climate Change..
We know that the earth has become warmer over the last century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), reports that the average surface temperature of the earth has increased during the twentieth century by about 0.6 0.2C. (The 0.2C means that the increase might be as small as 0.4C or as great as 0.8C.) This may seem like a small shift, but although regional and short-term temperatures do fluctuate over a wide range, global temperatures are generally quite stable. In fact, the difference between todays average global temperature and the average global temperature during the last Ice Age is only about 5 degrees C. Indeed, its warmer today around the world than at any time during the past 1000 years, and the warmest years of the previous century have occurred within the past decade.
www.exploratorium.edu...

Todays Space Weaher....
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class activity from Region 713.
Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to active with isolated minor storm periods possible at high latitudes.
Space Weather NOW.....in real time..
www.sec.noaa.gov...

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[edit on 26-12-2004 by Horus_Re]



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 10:13 AM
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What the heck are the Indians doing? Where is America? Where are the Chinese? Where is world cooperation? Anybody?

These are times to come forward- why aren't the Chinese helping out- since they have the maximum resources in that region? Every minute the number of dead jumps by a thousand[ its 6800 now!] What are all those great military nations out there[China & India] doing? Whats the use of 10million army if you can't utilize it to save lives?Even though the quake was off the cost of Indonesia how did Sri Lanka get so badly affected?- its 1400kms away!


This is just pathetic ! Even with all our scientific understanding we still can't understand how our earth works
. Whats the use of learning about Mars and stuff when we don't know how our own planet works!
I mean- the amount of work being done in astronomy is much much greater than what is being used to study Earth!
Do we really need to be smacked on our bottoms to sit up and pay attention!


IAF





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