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Earthquake
28-03-2005, 05:39 PM
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Another earthquake 8.5 magnitude has hit close to the same area as Boxing day. There is a chance of another tsunami. Let's keep fingers crossed, and prayers said that those people will not have to repeat that same tragedy.

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28-03-2005, 05:47 PM (This post was last modified: 28-03-2005 05:49 PM by Isis.)
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I saw something on the news last week where "experts" were saying that there could be another one very soon...... what dreadful news.

Here is the link for BBC news http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4388579.stm


edit - blummin link wont work :wallbash:

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28-03-2005, 05:51 PM
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Wow. Following reading your post Tigger, I went to look on a earthquake site, but it didn't really show much information, apart from the co-ordinates and size of earthquake.

Queeenie, I can't seem to use your link.

Edit to say I've just seen your edit, Queeenie :wink2:

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28-03-2005, 05:52 PM
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What terrible news :sad:
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28-03-2005, 05:53 PM
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Try this link

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28-03-2005, 05:54 PM
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Switch any news on. Thanks Tiggs. Let's hope this isn't as bad and the warnings work.
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28-03-2005, 06:01 PM
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Just found this ........ 7pm :sad:


Tsunami fear after massive earthquake


JAKARTA (Reuters) - A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Sumatra close to where a quake triggered a tsunami that left nearly 300,000 people dead or missing across Asia, residents and officials said.

The latest quake had the potential to cause a "widely destructive tsunami" and authorities should take "immediate action," including evacuating coastlines within 600 miles (1,000 km) of the epicentre, the Pacific tsunami warning centre said.

Malaysia urged residents along parts of its west coast to evacuate to higher areas.

Thailand, India and Sri Lanka also immediately issued tsunami warnings in coastal areas. Sirens were ringing in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Trincomalee, residents said.

A spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey told Reuters the quake struck 125 miles (200 km) west northwest of Sibolga, Sumatra or 880 miles northwest of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta at 5.09 p.m. British time on Monday, close to where the 9.0 magnitude quake struck in December.

Tens of thousands of people ran out of their homes in many parts of Sumatra, and in Singapore and Malaysia. But there were no immediate reports of casualties.

"It was very strong," said a telephone operator in the Sumatran city of Medan, in western Indonesia. "We all ran out of the building."

An NGO official in Banda Aceh, the town worst hit by the December 26 tsunami, sent out a telephone message saying thousands of people fled their homes and headed for higher ground after feeling what he described as "a very damn big earthquake".

Panic spread in many areas along the west coast of Malaysia, the Bernama news agency said. "It felt stronger than on December 26," said Arumugam Gopal, a resident of the town of Penang.

U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Don Blakeman said Monday's quake was considered a "great earthquake" because it was larger than a magnitude 8. He said it was an aftershock from December's temblor but was a "very serious earthquake in its own right".

But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake had the "potential to generate a widely destructive tsunami in the ocean or seas near the earthquake".

"Authorities can assume the danger has passed if no tsunami waves are observed in the region near the epicentre within three hours of the earthquake," it added.

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28-03-2005, 06:21 PM
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For God sake, haven't those poor people suffered enough? I really hope there isn't another tragedy like boxing day.

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28-03-2005, 06:24 PM
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They're saying that a tsunami would have hit Sumatra by now if there was one, and that the quake is probably more land based than sea bed which is less likely to cause a tsunami. They're also saying if their were to be a wave it would be heading in the direction of Mauritius.
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10-04-2005, 02:01 PM
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Looks like this area is very unstable.
Another earth quake has hit.
It doen't look as if anyone was hurt thank goodness.
BBC page
Those poor people who live there, there is no escape.

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