Tsunami quake on Asia

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cesar, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. #76 christofurr, Dec 26, 2004
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  2. #77 2XTREME FUSION GTR, Dec 26, 2004
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  3. My geology professor will be nuts about this when we return from break...

    This was very likely to happen in that area, it is a very small plate being sanwiched by 2 very big plates and the fact that it happenned in the Gulf of Bengala made it the perfect combination for mass casualties.
     
  4. #79 rj ufo, Dec 27, 2004
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  5. i kinda want to drop in on some geo classes just to see whats up
     
  6. #81 rj ufo, Dec 27, 2004
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    which probably won't do any good either. if they can't face a hurricane they sure can't face this phenomenon.
     
  7. It might help. If people were just able to run to higher ground, it could save thousands.
     
  8. For a quake to cause a tsunami, one of the plates has to jerk upwards. Aftershocks are generally just the plates settling back down again. Another tsunami isn't completly out of the question, but it's pretty unlikely, and another one this size is improbable.
     
  9. #84 lizardmech, Dec 27, 2004
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  10. yeah call ma to send you your best track shoe.
     
  11. Exactly. There were people today that have said that they saw it coming, and managed to run only 50 yards or so off the beach and managed to survive. If there was just 10 minutes warning it would have saved stacks of people.
     
  12. you haven't taken into consideration that a lot of people are just bullshiting. and how many would recieve early warning. radio? television? loud speakers? and how many would actually believe that they would be hit hard? none of that helps.
     
  13. Not to mention all those that had beachside rooms/hotels and were asleep when it happened.
     
  14. There are loudspeakers like bomb warning systems all over the coasts in the US, along with marked evacuation routes. If people know to run, it could save loads of people. Of course, it's not perfect. I know if I were in a lowland region and the alarm went up, I'd sure as shit just drive a couple miles inland, until it was over.
     
  15. If a siren goes off while you're laying on the beach, you'd run inland and look for shelter. If you didn't, you deserve to die. Even if an early warning system was in place and it only saved 10% of the people who were killed yesterday, that would be worth it.
     
  16. Worked:
    I'm not dead, at least.
    I didn't even feel the quake, I'm in Jakarta, see yous.
     
  17. Good!
     
  18. #93 CitroenSM, Dec 27, 2004
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    Here's an easy way to help the people effected by the quake;

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  19. #94 CitroenSM, Dec 27, 2004
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  20. Australian Government has given 10 Million dollars in aid.
    And the aid organizations hope for 20 million to help.

    The death count is expected to increase so far its 15,000+ but people say there is another 1-2 thousand dead in sri lanka. So expect it to increase Terrible, it makes all the other problems in the world disappear.

    Two little Boys in Geograph bay (South of Perth WA) got swept out to sea, because of this, but there were later rescued. On the North West Coast of Aus two, meter waves were reported in Geralton, no one is reported injured.
     
  21. The Swedish goverment has given 20,000,000 SEK in aid, And the "Räddningsverket" (Govermental disaster aid-organisation) are on their way to Sri-Lanka right now.

    According to Swedish TV the deathtoll are 28,000+ right now. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  22. #97 Dahlis, Dec 27, 2004
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  23. Sri Lanka got really #$%#ed up by the tsunami.
     
  24. It made it all the way to the eastern coast of Africa too. Talk about impressive.
     
  25. Yeah tell me about it. It was the 4th biggest earth quake of the last hundred or so years though. Big things were expected, countries (like Sri Lanka) where the whole eastern side of the country is open to copping a mouthful, means terrible stuff would/did ensure.

    The footage on the news is pretty insane, whole trains thrown around like toys.
     

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