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Palu Tsunami City of 600 000 wiped out - many bodies along the shoreline

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posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 05:49 AM
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This morning the bbc reports -

Waves up to 3m (10ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque among the buildings damaged. Strong aftershocks continue to rock the city. Thousands of homes have collapsed, along with hospitals, hotels and shopping centres. Rescue efforts are under way, though hampered by a major power cut. The main road to Palu has been blocked due to a landslide, and a key bridge brought down. 'Many bodies along the shoreline' Indonesia's disaster agency said at least 384 people had been killed, but the number is expected to rise. At least 540 have been injured.




"Many bodies were found along the shoreline because of the tsunami, but the numbers are still unknown," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency, told Reuters.


Inspection of Palu on the maps shows that this tsunami was enough to erase almost the entire city , and its likely that hotels shopping centres and hospitals may be some of the only remnants left of it .
A disturbing fact is that , although post earthquake footage from the city of Palu is abundantly available , footage of the inundation is currently not , and this is because there was sufficient time window between the earthquake and following tsunami to upload pictures . What this indicates is that also that most of the city has been taken by the tsunami, therefore uploads of the subsequent event unfolding are lacking in availablity . We offer our sincere condolences to those able to receive them .

Previous threads and the link offer video of the event unfolding , from positions which may not have been compromised including a ship which washed onto Palu via the western coast

bbc


edit on 29-9-2018 by DoctorBluechip because: add link




posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 06:02 AM
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Japanese news is on the site. NHK, its very bad. Night time here now, tomorrow morning we all will have to wait for the up date.
In Okinawa today we had typhoon 24 and now moving toward Fukuoka and northward. We may miss the blunt of it since it may go east of us, but everyone here is very scared at the moment. I do hope it is not followed up by another quake.
This stuff including the typhoon that hit hong kong a week ago is just insane.
Is Mother Earth mad at mankind?



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 10:08 AM
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UK newspapers report at least 400 dead now. A beach party was hit by the tsunami. We've only seen the footage between the earthquake happening and the first city hit. Once the mobile phone networks and power lines are down, communication with the rest of the world is lost.

www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

It is worrying that this has become so common that this story isn't the top story everywhere in the world.



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: musicismagic
Japanese news is on the site. NHK, its very bad. Night time here now, tomorrow morning we all will have to wait for the up date.
In Okinawa today we had typhoon 24 and now moving toward Fukuoka and northward. We may miss the blunt of it since it may go east of us, but everyone here is very scared at the moment. I do hope it is not followed up by another quake.
This stuff including the typhoon that hit hong kong a week ago is just insane.
Is Mother Earth mad at mankind?


It is the magnetic poles moving. Really moving. Things like magma and water patterns are bending to the new reality of magnetic polarity.

ETA
I did a thread or two on it and not many came to discuss it.
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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incredibly misleading title



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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This is so tragic. Lost lives and frightened people.



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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I could make a political statement here, but I won't.

Best wishes to the people of Palu.



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
incredibly misleading title


I agree. The title reads as though 600,000 people were wiped out, not 400.



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

How many of the 600,000 were wiped out?
Oh, less than one sixth of one percent of 600,000.
So the 600,000 strong Palu wasn't 'wiped out' as the title suggests.

Okay.


edit on 29-9-2018 by ADAMandEVIL because: Eta edit



posted on Sep, 29 2018 @ 11:07 PM
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600,000 people are dead????

Holy COW!!!

Only 66,000 people died in the Hiroshima nuclear attack!

So, Tsunami's are FAR more dangerous than nuclear weapons!!



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 01:21 AM
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Aaaaaand thats why you use the title of the original article when starting a thread.

^_^



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: ADAMandEVIL
a reply to: DoctorBluechip

How many of the 600,000 were wiped out?
Oh, less than one sixth of one percent of 600,000.
So the 600,000 strong Palu wasn't 'wiped out' as the title suggests.

Okay.



Todays' bbc reports are of a 6 metre tsunami which would have covered at least 80% of Palu , which was built on a large flat plain which was originally formed by previous tsunamis in the first place .
That's why the original report says "Inspection of Palu on the maps" , and the increased height reports to 6 metres represent the fact that the entire city was covered right over the top with water .
Some of the 600 000 who lived on the flat at 1-2 metres above sea level will have evacuated to higher ground , however the post earthquake tsunami warning was reportedly lifted .

This means there will be many more dead than what the media are currently reporting and it is still early days . Visuals available on images for example from helicopters appear to be currently restricted although some (cropped) show particularly around the rivermouth area and bridge the shape of the land has changed .



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Aaaaaand thats why you use the title of the original article when starting a thread.

^_^


See above and that's also why we sometimes don't . If I knew someone from Palu I'd want to know what their chances were . In this case , unfortunately , they're very slim .
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posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: ADAMandEVIL
a reply to: DoctorBluechip

How many of the 600,000 were wiped out?
Oh, less than one sixth of one percent of 600,000.
So the 600,000 strong Palu wasn't 'wiped out' as the title suggests.

Okay.



The current reports are that there are around 400 dead, this number is set to rise drastically, sure it's way off the 60,00 mentioned in the OP but it's still an awful lot of people dead, being so glib about it comes across a little insensitive.



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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All I can add is I hope for the best



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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A new thread here www.abovetopsecret.com...

has been closed and redirects to this this one .

This footage is filmed from a ship which was grounded well inside Palu , it appears, during the height of the inflow (relatively calm water) and shows where the city of Palu is , or would have been, underwater . The operator filmed the surrounding
mountain scenery and provided comment disclosing their location .
Again , this is a considerable disaster , and not to be taken lightly, viewer discretion advised





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posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic



Is Mother Earth mad at mankind?


Thats too big a question to answer properly, so in short, yes, she is.



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: hillbilly4rent


All I can add is I hope for the best


This is the only video being shown on NHK. It truly is a big disaster. Not sure why little coverage is being told on main news outlets though.



posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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BBC has had reasonable reports , but it tends to be years later that you get more official or serious figures , eg 2006 tsunami , 260 000 . There is a lack of video ( a very few more have surfaced) and the above from the ship is particularly harrowing when you realise the actual situation being filmed

Presently they're aiming to put the bodies in mass graves for later reburial . They're saying they will identify them first . It will not make for digestible television .
There may be difficult questions about why such a large populous was allowed to gather in that area , that being said the residents likely knew exactly what the danger of living there was . Like in Japan the residents swapped that danger for the obvious convenience of flat ground , and that's not a silly decision really : just unfortunate when it caught them out .



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