Everybody's gone for a swim... Tsunami disaster

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Everybody's gone for a swim... Tsunami disaster

Post by Gorth » Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:39 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-p ... 129203.stm

And every other major news site on the net.

I wonder how my danish colleague is doing. He and his wife went back to her home and family on Sri Lanka just before x-mas... Bad timing old friend...
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Post by Pandaman » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:05 am

I heard about it this morning, 23,000... horrible...
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Post by Ewen Brown » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:12 am

latest estimates are at 50,000 dead
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Post by Magnus » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:31 am

I'm just thankful there weren't any from the Faroe Islands there :shock:
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Post by Petor23 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:44 am

No, all 50k of you are still intact...

Apparently we lost someone, though...

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Post by Runenklinge » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:49 am

Ewen Brown wrote:latest estimates are at 50,000 dead
including fishes?

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Post by Ewen Brown » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:52 am

no, i think the Fish count is higher but if you include the lowered fishing activity maybe it balances out for the Fish
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Post by choyrt » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:08 pm

I just can't believe you guys can make lite of this . . . :?

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Post by Joseph » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:41 pm

They make light of everything Choyrt. I know I've commented on at least one or two other occassions.

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Post by choyrt » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:05 pm

Not that I'm against looking for an upside to a 33,000 death toll.

upsides:


population bomb diminishment

possible emergence of middle class in some areas

warning system developed for Tsunamis


stuff like that?

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Post by Runenklinge » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:15 pm

everbody's going for a swim...


except Ewen Brown, he did drown



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Post by Debrina » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:51 pm

The few things that surprised me when I first heard word of this upon waking Sunday morning...

...was trying to find the news coverage...of course you have to put into account the time difference...and maybe a bit of technology being interrupted...but if this happened off our coast the media would've made a circus out of it.

...and another thing...with all the sesmographics around the world couldn't something have said...ah, you guys want to think about battening down the hatches...but when you are on an island there isn't far to run. :(

I was even surprised to find the Atlantic coast doesn't even have a Tsunami warning in place like the Pacific Ocean does. Seems all coastal towns should have an evacuation route in place.

Anyways...it was just a sad moment when I heard about this. Especially with a new year beginning.

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Post by Ruathavril » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:28 am

I suppose the Atlantic doesn't have tsunami's. In the center of it magma oozes out because of the drifting apart of the continents. Earthquakes happen where continents clash, not where they drift apart, I suppose.
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Post by Magnus » Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:57 pm

choyrt wrote:*snip!* warning system developed for Tsunamis


stuff like that?
Well, they already have those, at least in the pacific regions. But maybe this would be a wakeup call for the countries in the indian ocean region.
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Post by Gorth » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:56 am

Got an email from my friend today. Him and his wife survived, less than a kilometer from where the water struck. Lucky bastard :shock:
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