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Old Mar 28th 2005, 4:16 pm   #1
 
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Breaking news. Another earthquake has hit Sumatra - 8.2 on the richter scale. Lets hope that it is not as bad as last time. Haven't those people been through enough already?

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[QUOTE=Vanessa]Breaking news. Another earthquake has hit Sumatra - 8.2 on the richter scale. Lets hope that it is not as bad as last time. Haven't those people been through enough already?

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Breaking news. Another earthquake has hit Sumatra - 8.2 on the richter scale. Lets hope that it is not as bad as last time. Haven't those people been through enough already?

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Thailand has issued a tsunami warning
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I'll give you a shout if it hits Melbourne.
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Just been reading this on sky news, not good.


Hope it doesn;t hit hear again after the last one the beach is a different shape and it could come right into my garden/house.

Obviously I hope it doesn't kill anyone either

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Made me feel a little sick at the thought of what can happen, the wierd thing is that the last one was Boxing day and today is Easter Monday.

Maybe someone bigger is trying to tell us something :scared: .

Conflicting reports on Sky News over here, fingers crossed for good news.

They don't need this again.

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Hope it doesn;t hit hear again after the last one the beach is a different shape and it could come right into my garden/house.

Obviously I hope it doesn't kill anyone either

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Could just be a bit of scare mongering at the moment. The reports will always look on the bleak side first, especially after last time. We were due to fly to the Maldives on Boxing Day for our honeymoon but this was cancelled so we ended up in SA.

I hope that it doesn't hit you or anywhere for that matter.

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Could just be a bit of scare mongering at the moment. The reports will always look on the bleak side first, especially after last time. We were due to fly to the Maldives on Boxing Day for our honeymoon but this was cancelled so we ended up in SA.

I hope that it doesn't hit you or anywhere for that matter.

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Hubby said Sky UK were saying they will only know in 3 hours time what the outcome is.

Would not like to be there.

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Hubby said Sky UK were saying they will only know in 3 hours time what the outcome is.

Would not like to be there.

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3 hrs has just passed, hopefully the tsunami is a false alarm so fingers crossed that the earthquake didn't harm anyone.

so strange, 2 night I can hear the ocean more than usual must just be because I am expecting to hear it

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Just wonder how much more those poor people can take, they have lost more than is bearable already.

just hope that tsunami warning is false alarm.

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However a spokesman added: "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".
The quake was almost 4½ hours ago so I hope this is correct.
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"It seems this earthquake did not trigger a tsunami," said Prihar Yadi, a scientist with the Indonesian Geophysics Agency."If it had, the tsunami would have hit the coastline of Sumatra by now.
And if there's no tsunami on the coastline near the epicenter of the quake, there will not be one heading in the other direction."
Looks like there's no tsunami to worry about. Though people have been killed in Indonesia by the earthquake itself.


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Last I heard was 300 dead.

Nu tsunami, but wierd waves are expected to hit WA coast today. People have been warned to be careful, and there'll be weird tides etc.
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Last I heard was 300 dead.

Nu tsunami, but wierd waves are expected to hit WA coast today. People have been warned to be careful, and there'll be weird tides etc.
There has just been a 3rd earthquake in the same area measuruing 5.7
Sky news UK says 2000 dead.
Bloody awfull for the poor eople who live up there

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