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SmootSmack 12-26-2004 10:37 PM

Worst Quake in Forty Years
This is [URL=http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041227/D877MDP80.html]tragic[/URL]

NY_Skinsfan 12-26-2004 11:53 PM

I couldn't believe it when I heard it this morning. The last I heard, the death toll was up to 13,340 people. Unbelievable.

Gmanc711 12-27-2004 12:23 AM

Thats horrible. 13,000 people!!!

I have a question that I hope is not inappropriate. But if somthing like that were to hit in the US, would the toll be anything near that?

NY_Skinsfan 12-27-2004 01:44 AM

it depends...the tsunami is what caused most of the devastation...people never saw it coming. I am pretty sure we can't have any earthquakes out in the middle of the pacific or atlantic so we won't have the threat of a tsunami, like they yeaterday. if a quake hit east of japan, there is a possibility of a tsnami hitting hawaii but i don't think it would ever reach the west coast....it would have to be one really really big earthquake. so to answer your question no, the toll would never be near what happened today. funny thing is i was reading just the other day about how that asteroid might hit us in 2029....it jumped from a 1 in 300 chance to a 1 in 45 chance in just a few days...they talked about if it hit in the middle of the atlantic it would cause a huge tsunami like wave to hit us and the easter european countries. and then to wake up and hear about a tsunami today was really weird.

SmootSmack 12-27-2004 01:52 AM

Also keep this in mind:

[QUOTE]Scientists said the death toll might have been reduced if India and Sri Lanka had been part of an international warning system designed to advise coastal communities that a potentially killer wave was approaching. [/QUOTE]

So just the fact that we have the means to anticipate natural disasters better than other countries is a great advantage.

MTK 12-27-2004 08:45 AM

How can I be ticked about a football game when stuff like this is happening?

Definitely puts things in perspective.

Those waves were massive, scary stuff!

I saw a show on Discovery a while back and there is a possibility of one hitting the east coast, there's some piece of land (I forget where) that is slowly sliding in to the ocean and if it breaks away in a large enough piece it could create a massive tsunami that would definitely cause significant damage here.

Redskins_P 12-27-2004 10:24 AM

Now the death toll is up to 23,000!!!!!

Unbelievable and so sad.

skinsfanthru&thru 12-28-2004 11:04 AM

right now the death toll is up to 44,000 and unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to stop getting larger any time soon. This does help put things in life into perspective as matty said as well as the fact that under the right, or wrong, circumstances, something like this could very well happen again anywhere at any time.

MTK 12-28-2004 04:25 PM

death toll now over 50,000

MTK 12-29-2004 10:01 AM

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Redskins_P 12-29-2004 12:34 PM


Unbelievable! God must be pissed about something.

skinsfanthru&thru 12-30-2004 10:03 AM

it's up to 114,000 now. it's pretty terrifying how something like this can practically spring up out of no where.

MTK 12-30-2004 10:27 AM

The worst part is a lot of the casualties could have been avoided if they had a proper warning system in place.

cpayne5 12-30-2004 10:43 AM

Lives weren't the only thing lost.


Redskins_P 01-07-2005 02:25 PM

Now this is just plain SICK! What is wrong w/ people...


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