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Old 07-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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you people are not going to believe this. i was busy on MSNBC, looking for the plans bush is gonna have ready for the mid-east war and i happen to find this:

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CIAMIS, Indonesia - An earthquake sent a tsunami crashing into beach resorts on Java island Monday, killing at least 86 people, leaving scores missing and sending thousands fleeing in an area spared by the devastating Asian tsunami of 2004, officials, witnesses and media reports said.



Regional bulletins that the 7.7-magnitude undersea earthquake was strong enough to send a killer wave steaming toward the country worst hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami did not reach the victims, because Indonesia’s main island has no warning system.

Thousands fled to higher ground along a 110-mile stretch of the densely populated island’s southern coast. The hardest-hit area appeared to be Pangandaran, an idyllic beach resort popular with tourists. Witnesses there said people shouted “Tsunami! Tsunami!” and climbed trees or crowded into inland mosques as the wave approached.

‘A wave like a black wall’
The Indonesian Red Cross, police and district officials said at least 82 people were killed, most in Pangandaran and nearby Cilacap. El-Shinta radio reported four other deaths.

“We are still evacuating areas and cross-checking data,” Red Cross official Arifin Muhadi told The Associated Press. He said 77 people were missing.

At least one Swedish tourist at Pangandaran was being treated for injuries at a hospital and his two sons, 5 and 10, were missing, said Jan Janonius, a Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman.

A witness told el-Shinta he saw the ocean withdraw 1,500 feet from the beach a half-hour before the powerful wave smashed ashore, a typical phenomenon before a tsunami.

“I could see fish jumping around on the ocean floor,” Miswan said. “Later I saw a wave like a black wall.”

‘Washed away’
Local media reports said the wave came as far 900 feet inland in some places. Buildings sit close to the beach in Pangandaran.


Roads were blocked and power cut to much of the area. Damage and casualties were reported at several spots along the 110 miles of beach affected, officials and media reports said.

“All the houses are destroyed along the beach,” one woman, Teti, told el-Shinta radio. “Small hotels are destroyed and at least one restaurant was washed away.”

Santi, a tourist at Pangandaran, told The Associated Press said she saw about 20 bodies at a health clinic. Officials at the clinic could not immediately be reached for comment.

Indonesia has installed a warning system across much of Sumatra island but not on Java.

Second large earthquake since May
Java was hit seven weeks ago by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 5,800 people, but was spared by the 2004 tsunami that killed 216,000 people, nearly half of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

The May earthquake did not affect the part of the island hit by Monday’s tsunami, which was spawned by a quake that struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean 150 miles southwest of Java’s western coast.

The 3:24 p.m. quake caused tall buildings to sway as far away as the capital, Jakarta. The strength of the temblor was revised upward from magnitude 7.1 after a reviewby a seismologist, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.

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Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa said he had heard reports about a tsunami striking two seaside towns, and urged people on Java’s southern coast to move inland in an orderly fashion.

“Everyone should move from the beach,” he told el-Shinta.

After the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued warnings saying there could be a tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Later, waves measuring up to 7 inches were recorded on Bali island and near Australia’s Coco Islands.

Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
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didnt a earthquake-triggered tsunami devastate that region a year ago?
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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That area is truly a disaster zone. I feel very sorry for its people. Moral evil is one thing but natural disaster is a force you can't reckon with.
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Heh in a way I guess god is trying to warn everyone to start thinking straight and stray away from evil, I mean before the 9/11 attacks not many natural disasters occured that caused so much chaos but after the 9/11 attacks their have been many, but ofcourse if you think logically it's just the earth itself. How is it that the earth is acting up like this now and not before...

BTW people please don't try to educate me on past natural disasters because I'm aware of a lot of them, I'm just saying it's been a little hectic since the turn of the century.
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*waits for sombody to say global warming like a robot*
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got a better explaination?

and hell opening up under us is not acceptable.
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Why would anyone say global warming caused this? As far as I know, global warming has absolutely no effect on tectonic plates.
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Why would anyone say global warming caused this? As far as I know, global warming has absolutely no effect on tectonic plates.
well i guess that leaves hell opening up underneath us as the only other explaination



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It is interesting though that we see more natural disasters recently. Just look at how many hurricanes we underwent this year alone. Also, I think this year's summer is noticeably hotter. Global warming can be one of the factors that may contriubute to this result but I am not sure about the real causes. In fact, I don't think no one really knows for sure.
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global warming has to do with the melting of ice, hence, increasing the volume of water and inducing floods, storms, etc...
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*waits for kester- to preach about Jesus coming and all the horrible things that will happen to us*



Global warming actually makes sense...it's physically proven. *Ozone has holes...ice melting...sea levels rise...has no where to go...coastlines goes inward...

It isn't religion...religion takes faith...and it has no physical proof...unless u wanna talk about the bible...but that still might be somewhat biased...or misinterpreted...so, eh...



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Yea, My father told me about it this morning. Mine, 2 years ago they had a tsunami, and then a bigger one. Man..it's not fair, especially those who's families were lost in the first tsunami...
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true but since when as life been fair?

Slightly off topic but i think i remember hearing we are due for some major natural disasters as it is anyway,you know,the kind that happens every so many thousands of years.

Apprently there's a huge earthquake due.....lets just hope it's on land otherwise it could cause another bad ass tsunami.

I think i remember hearing something about 2012 being the time all these natural disasters kick off bad style...i can't even rememebr where i know that from but meh......proberly true.

If you need anymore truth as to global warming ahppening just look at england-it's been as hot as some tropical islands and even some parts as brazil today.Those who don't know our usualy whether pattern it usually consits of being:

cold
wet
miserable

^exatly the way i like it....god damn heat does my head in.

Anyway i bring up the topic of global warming because it's going to cause many tradgic disasters,obviously not like this but perhaps with hurricanes doing major damage,major floodign and all the other stuff.

^kinda makes you think the worlds heading for a big change soon.

One of my fav films is called "The day after tommorrow" i suggest you watch it because it's pretty good(though it's not really anything to do with tsunami's,but hell it's still good to watch and informative)
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OMG are you serius??!!!

I dont believe this.... poor people
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scientist say that movie cant come to life, but sometimes ya beg to differ. my guess is that since the seawaters are getting warmer, the north atlantic heat pump is bringing more warmer water up around your region and the jet stream, for some reason, is pushing itself far up north, near the 60 degree latitude mark.

i 50/50 on a new ice, if the pump stops from all that sudden cooling of the icebergs, serious winter would occur in northern europe. the canadian air masses i would need to understand more before drawing reasonable conclusions.

as for this tsunami, theres great rise in the plate tectonics activity. whats causing the convection currents to moves the crust more is beyond me. you boys in LA better get ready for the big one i heard about.
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