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    Default [OT] 5th Largest Earthquake since 1900 claims thousands

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Tsunamis-...3996441031.html

    A 10-metre-high wall of water set off by a huge earthquake drowned almost 5000 people in six countries, swept away scores of tourists and villagers on Thai islands and left thousands homeless in South-East Asia.

    The region was bracing last night for more tidal waves from the after-shock after the underwater quake - at 8.9 on the Richter scale the world's fifth biggest in 100 years - sent a tsunami racing yesterday morning.

    Multiple quakes started off the tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island and sent massive waves across the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, killing an estimated 2134 people in Sri Lanka, almost 2000 in India and hundreds more between the Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

    Five-metre waves swept up to 100 tourists into the sea on Thailand's most popular tourist island, Phuket, at the resorts of Patong, Karon and Kata. Another 100 tourists on diving holidays on islands off southern Thailand were missing, about 70 of them in the famed Emeral Cave. "We don't know whether they are dead or alive," an official said.

    The official death toll in Thailand was 223 last night, with 2000 injured. "Nothing like this has ever happened in our country before," said the Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who ordered the evacuation of provinces in the south.

    But the worst hit was Sri Lanka, 1600 kilometres to the west of the epicentre - because the tsunami had more time to gather strength before hitting land. The death toll was 2200, with 1 million more affected, about 5 per cent of the population. "I think this is the worst ever natural disaster in Sri Lanka," said the National Disaster Management Centre.

    Sri Lanka's President declared a national disaster as thousands fled the coast.

    A spokesman for the Sri Lankan military said half the navy's eastern fleet was looking for survivors. The navy said its base at Trincomalee, on the north-eastern coast, was under water.

    In southern India the toll was almost 2000, with 1625 killed in the state of Tamil Nadu alone, more than 100 of which were in Chennai. The city's police chief said: "The bodies in the hospital are mostly young women and children."

    Four-hundred fishermen were also reported missing.

    More than 700 were killed in Indonesia, with the province of Aceh, on the north-western tip of Sumatra, bearing the brunt of the damage. Entire villages and towns were swept away and thousands were scrambling for higher ground. On the island of Nias, a surfing mecca for Australians off Sumatra's west coast, 75 bodies had been recovered.

    An Australian boat captain, Edward Shiels, who was on the coast of Sumatra when the earthquake hit, told Channel Seven last night: "Basically the waters just drained out of the bay."

    In Malaysia 29 people were killed, 21 of them in the popular tourist island of Penang.

    The number of dead was climbing rapidly last night as reports from remote areas came in.

    In the Maldives two-thirds of the capital, Male, was under water. Much of the Maldives, a string of 1192 coral atolls off the south-western coast of India, was inundated. A spokesman for the Maldives Government, Ahmed Shaheed, said: "The damage is considerable. [Male] is only about three feet above sea level and a wave of water four feet high swept over us."

    There were no reports of Australian casualties, but Australian diplomatic staff in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India were calling hotels and hospitals in areas where Australians were believed to be staying. A spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Department said its staff in Bangkok, Jakarta, New Delhi and Colombo were taking urgent steps to locate Australians.

    A West Australian state MP, John Hyde, on Phuket, told ABC television: "Suddenly the streets are awash and people just running and screaming from the beach. And all the windows are blown in everywhere."

    Another Australian, Simon Morse, was in a Phuket pub watching the cricket when it hit. "People were getting swept along still on their motorbikes on their sides. There were cars that had been picked up by the storm surge and they were getting pushed down the road."

    It is peak tourist season in Thailand, and the rest of South-East Asia, and the resorts were booked solid for Christmas.

    A geophysicist, Julie Martinez, said of the quake: "We've just updated it to 8.9 magnitude [from 8.5]. That makes it the fifth largest earthquake since 1900."

    In Aceh panic-stricken people were jolted awake at 6.30am local time. "The ground was shaking for a long time," said a witness, Yayan Zamzani.

    Experts said last night the earthquake could have been triggered by a tremor that struck 800 kilometres south of Tasmania on Christmas Eve. A spokesman for Geoscience Australia, Cvetan Sinadinovski, said Australia and Indonesia were connected by the Indo-Australian tectonic plate, and "the release of energy on one side of the plate could cause a release of energy on the other side".

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    I'm thanking God that Singapore was spared. We were SO CLOSE to being affected as well. If the wave DID hit Singapore, it wouldn't be just thousands dead for sure.

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    Why in the wallpaperforum?

    Yes, I heard about this disaster. Terrible

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    Blackmage, warning for you.

    Asher: really doesnt have anything to do with AW, but since many users here do live in Asia, I'll keep it up. I hope everyone out there is ok. I left the day before it happened so I dont know if japan felt it or not.

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    I hope my relatives in Asia are ok... and hopefully nothing happened to Japan either, and if anything did at least we know Pooky's safe

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    Ah, I was just listening to the news (Italian), they said that the number of victims rised up to 7000 -_-

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    My friends back in Japan didnt feel anything. Mostly India and south east asia were affected.

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    Yes, mostly India, Sri Lanka and Thailand were affected. The news reported that the death toll so far is about 19 thousand.
    I don't think Japan is affected, it's still a long distance off.

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    Japan wasnt affected at all. However, there are a lot of tourists in that area. I know a bunch of people that are traveling in Thailand. Most of them are in Phuket, one of the hardest hit areas. Most of the people I know have checked in, but there are a few other JETs missing. Let's hope that many are found.

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    i just heard on the news here that the toll was up to 24k. in a way, i'm glad i don't know anyone over there, but i do feel sorry for all those people.
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    Yea, I heard this news on the chinese channgel, I feel sorry too but esp.for the tourists that were there caught in the middle of this disaster. What a bad time to travel.

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    O.O i think someone i knew in Thailand is dead. Trang was hit also, and that is where they were. I REALLY hope she is alright.


    i told Chimes about it and she was so glad that i didn't go.

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    also, the king of Thailand's grandson's (or some sort of relation to the king of thailand. i don't remember, so i need to check again) body was found and he was dead.

    America is donating i believe 4 million dollars.

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    America is donating a lot more now. They keep changing the amount they are donating, so check in on BBC or CNN to get the updated amount. Also, more places are affected than previously thought. Besides SE Asia, the far eastern tip of Africa was also affected by the Tsunami and had many casualties.

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    The # of deathes were around 42,000 the last time I heard. They say many more are missing, and dead. I have relatives in Asia too; I hope theyre ok.
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    So far, the death toll hit 71,000.

    "Enzo Boschi, the head of Italy's National Geophysics Institute, said the power of the earthquake was equivalent to more than one million atomic bombs of the size dropped on Japan in the Second World War -- powerful enough to disturb the Earth's rotation."

    I'm seriously disturbed by the power of a crust shifting underwater. One million A-bombs... If that happened on land, I think there'll be a crater that you can see from Mars even

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    I heard some calling this the largest natural disaster ever. I also heard that the earthquake may have moved the islands as much as a few meters, but scientists are still looking into that.

    On another note, a lot of JETs are checking in, so many survived.

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