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Old 03-28-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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Another tsunami??

An earthquake measuring 8.2 to 8.5 recently took place on the same faultline that caused the deadly tsunami in December. People living on the coasts are being asked to evacuate. CNN.com is following everything. PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE AFFECTED!!
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This is from CNN.com

An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off the coast of Indonesia Monday -- on the same fault line that originated a December 26 earthquake that launched a deadly tsunami.

The director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said scientists there feared another tsunami might hit the area.

Charles McCreary said he could not be certain that the quake, which was 30 km deep and 203 kilometer (126 miles) from Sibolga on Sumatra Island, would cause a tsunami.

"There is a potential for some wave activity," said Julie Martinez, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, in Golden, Colo.

The quake occurred at 1109 ET (1609 GMT), and is considered a "great" earthquake, the largest of seven grades.

The grades are very minor, minor, light, moderate, strong, major and great.

Tsunamis are distinguished from normal coastal surf by their great length and speed. A single wave in a tsunami series might be 160 kilometers (100 miles) long and race across the ocean at 960 kph (600 mph).

When it approaches a coastline, the wave slows dramatically, but it also rises to great heights because the enormous volume of water piles up in shallow coastal bays.

On December 26, a 9.0-magnitude quake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated Asian and African coastlines in nearly a dozen nations, killing at least 175,000 people.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:50 AM   #4
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This is awful. My prayers go out to these people, who have suffered so much already.

Unfortunately, CNN has switched back to the Terri Schiavo story and is not covering the earthquake at the moment.
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i'm staying glued to CNN hoping that everyone will be ok.
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The BBC & Yahoo are covering it

It's very sad. I hope it doesn't cause another tsunami.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/4388579.stm

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2005/usweax

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Man, let's hope for the best on this.
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The world is too bloody unpredictable
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Horrible, just horrible. Those people have been through too much trauma and stuff lately.
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But the center added: "Authorities can assume the danger has passed if no tsunami waves are observed in the region near the epicenter within three hours of the earthquake."

Hopefully this is true.
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now it's been upgraded to an 8.7
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I just got off the phone with the PR guy with Heart to Heart International — a worldwide humanitarian organization based here in the Kansas City area. They have people they're working with in Sri Lanka and Thailand and they've done stuff with Indonesia too. He said there was a minor tsunami that didn't really do much. The earthquake caused the most damage. They expect to know more as the day progresses there (the quake happened during their night time).
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