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Another disaster?

  1. Mar 28, 2005 #1
    another disaster???

    Anyone felt an earthquake(im in malaysia) ??? my house was shaking and ****.
    Its 12.30 am here.We dont usually get earthquakes here. nobody was hurt around my home tho.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2005 #2
    CNN seconds ago....

    Earthquake measuring 8.2 reported off coast of Indonesia on same fault line as quake that caused December’s deadly tsunami. Details soon.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2005 #3
    The governemnt of the countries should be warning those near the shore to get miles inland..
     
  5. Mar 28, 2005 #4

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    Tsunami warning issued, but will anyone receive it...?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2005 #5
    Well if they arn't, the person/prople who get the message and yet are NOT sending it are pretty damn cruel. You wanna see another casualty mount like that? :devil:
     
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  8. Mar 28, 2005 #7

    russ_watters

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    I think you misunderstand: what I meant was that there isn't any infrastructure in place to promulgate such a message.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2005 #8
    Just turned on the Tv, (BBC) says most of the people there are at risk somewhat because of the time there, and it is expected that most people will be asleep.

    I guess you are right (not all to the point above) about infrastructure. :frown:
     
  10. Mar 28, 2005 #9

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    My mom just called from South East India - she's packing and driving inland as I type this.

    I believe the word has gotten out in India and Sri Lanka - at least in urban areas.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2005 #10

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    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Australia.html

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Maps/10/95_0.html

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/usweax.htm

    Magnitude: 8.2
    Date-Time: Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:09:37 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
    Monday, March 28, 2005 at 11:09:37 PM
    = local time at epicenter

    Location: 2.093°N, 97.016°E
    Depth: 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program
    Region: NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
    Distances
    205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
    245 km (150 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
    535 km (330 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
    1410 km (880 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
     
  12. Mar 28, 2005 #11
    fortunately the effect here is minor.
    I hope those near the epicentre are doing ok
     
  13. Mar 28, 2005 #12

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    Just reading the news now, it seems like those who are in areas that were hit with the December Tsunami are evacuating inland and to higher ground. The news said the police are evacuating them, but others are just fleeing on their own when they felt the tremors. Some larger hotels and apartment buildings are setting off their fire alarms to get people out.

    This time, people know what is possible and aren't waiting around for anyone to tell them to evacuate, they're just doing it.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2005 #13
    8.2, that is pretty big isn't it?
     
  15. Mar 28, 2005 #14
    "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."

    Hopefully the danger will pass!!
     
  16. Mar 28, 2005 #15

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    This was from AP, and I think it's foolish to say something like this. There were aftershocks more than 5 hours after the initial quake, in december.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2005 #16

    Astronuc

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    Yes, that's pretty big. The one on Dec. 26 was 9.0 though, at the same depth of 30 km (18.6 miles).

    I heard from the Pacific Tsunami warning system that the energy seems to be directed south, so hopefully India, Sri Lanka and others will be spared this time.

    The first two links I posted show the region, but they get updated so will change with time.

    Info on Richter scale - http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/magnitude.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale
     
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