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    8.9 earthquake and tsunami ravage South Asia



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    A M 8.9 tremor near northen Sumatra in Indonesia causes several tidal waves as far as India and Sri Lanka. Over 200 people are already reported dead from the tsunami.

    This is one of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in South-East Asia.
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    Lets Hope......

    our members from those areas are OK! I imagine their communications with the internet and the Forum will be interrupted.The news pictures show a lot of damage and the number of dead will probably not be known for a long time.
    Amazing the power Mother Nature can dish out!

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    42 Malaysian killed , but in Sri Langka around 2150 people were killed >_<.
    can feel the shock even here >_<
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    Oh, my God, the death count is rising every minute!!

    Japanese news reported at least 10 Japanese tourists missing in Phuket, Thailand.

    My prayers for safety of everyone in this forum...

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    My brother is in Thailand right now but thank goodness he isn't near the disaster area...

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    The death toll is up to 11.500.

    => http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4126971.stm


    A scientist in Indonesia points to a seismograph reading - the earthquake with a 8.9 magnitude is the biggest for 40 years.

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    now up to 12,300! and still growing

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    please make cash donations to the Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.org/index.html

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    This is bad.....real bad......
    amazing that news in the US are reporting it, too.....it took them a few days to realize the last major earthquake in Iran because they were too focused on Iraq....
    I know nothing...except the answer is 42. You know more than I do.

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    Tolls up to 13,000
    Sri Lanka - 6,000
    India - 4,000
    Indonesia - 4,400
    Thai - 430, hundreds missing
    Maldives + Malaysia + Bangladesh = more than 100 killed, hundreds reported missing..

    Man, this is really scary, and it was so damn close to my home too
    If not because of the geological factor, more people in Malaysia could be killed too >_< including me
    The Earthquake is now officially a 9.0

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    this really scary....I woke up to the news and called home direct...
    gosh...my dad says they're alright and I check the news on BBC....
    its really a sad day for the world...no wonder I couldn't sleep well last night...

    ax

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    One of the worst natural disasters of our time

    I have been following this story since I first read about it early yesterday morning. How terribly sad it is that the ever rising death toll now exceeds 20,000.

    This is just another reminder to us all of how tentative our existence is, and that we should enjoy life, take the time to smile at others we meet, laugh whenever possible, dispense with pettiness, hatred, and jealousy, and spread a little joy while we are still alive.

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    I'm still in shock. All I can do now is think of those who have lost loved ones and their possessions. It affects me personally because a football player from the team I follow (Melbourne Demons) is still missing. He was on a honeymoon in Thailand after recently getting married, and while his wife is safe he is lost at sea after saving her life.

    It's so tragic for this to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Time
    please make cash donations to the Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.org/index.html
    Thanks for the link. I was trying to think if there was something I could do. It is terribly, terribly sad for all the victims and survivors with what little they had in this world washed away in a matter of minutes. If only there had been a way of getting the word out by people who knew what was happening, thousands of lives might have been saved....

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    Confirmed death toll is 45'000 now and still rising. Do whatever you can, donate, pray, encourage everyone and help if you can. I hand out credit slips (Red Cross and other relief organisations) to everyone I encounter. They need us now more than ever.

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    Now 55'000 is confirmed and still rising...about 1/3 were children, they had absolutely no chance.

    Indonesia: ~27'000
    Sri Lanka: ~18'000
    India: ~8'500
    Thailand: ~2'000

    Several hundreds in Somalia, Tanzania and Kenia.
    Still unknown the casualties on Nicobar and Andaman Islands.

    Why is it always the poorest of the poorest?
    Bam in Iran exactly one year ago (26th of Dec.), leaving ~26'000 dead. And now this...

    Analysts say, in contrary to 9/11 when the world's stocket markets were severly affected, the tragedy now will not have a noticeable impact because economically seen, "non-critical" regions were hit...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_In...ean_earthquake

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    From a local newspaper. Death toll reached 60k, I couldnt even imagine whats the final number of casualties is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio Lee
    From a local newspaper. Death toll reached 60k, I couldnt even imagine whats the final number of casualties is
    I imagine it will end up close to 100,000....I still can't believe, though, there was no way/time any of these people could have been warned....

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    It's certainly the most horrible disaster in a long time...
    The death toll will probably still rise quite a bit, as there are still a vast amount of people missed - it's quite likely that the vast majority of the missed persons died in the floods.

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    Gosh, I was watching the news and saw the clips of what happend. Sri Lanka was flooded and everything. An earthquake was created in the ocean and made a tsunami right? Just think these people were having a good time at the beach then all of a sudden some big wave comes over you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth
    I imagine it will end up close to 100,000....I still can't believe, though, there was no way/time any of these people could have been warned....
    Yes, I guess it took some time for the tsunami to reach Sri Lanka, India or the Maldives. Then even seeing it coming from afar, they have enough time to escape. They just didn't realise that such a thing could happen. Some people were still filming until the wave came a few meters from their feet.

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    death count is now at 116,000

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    sick of & mad from counts & numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by The AnteLyfe
    death count is now at 116,000
    and counting this is a other lunacy; please count the jref_community aids n backings-
    and let us know about ya expressive results..


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    And how many thousands more are not yet counted as missing, it's just horrifying (I was reading a BBC page today...) And epidemic will outbreak soon too (related page.)

    Just hoping that relief operations will be well coordinated under this coalition.

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