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Another big earthquake in Indonesia.

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  • 28-03-2005 6:53pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 185 ✭✭


    "The tsunami warning centre, which recorded the quake as 8.5, said the earthquake could cause a "widely destructive tsunami" and authorities should take "immediate action".

    http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1176235,00.html


    'I heard my neighbours screaming'

    The quake struck between the Sumatran cities of Padang and Medan at around 2315 local time (1615 GMT) and lasted up to three minutes, said Ramlan of Indonesia's Meteorological and Geophysics Office.

    Power blackouts and major panic ensued, local officials told AFP news agency.

    The quake was felt across the region with people in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, some 500km away, evacuating high-rise buildings and running out into the streets.

    "I was getting ready for bed, and suddenly, the room started shaking," said Kuala Lumpur resident Jessie Chong.

    "I thought I was hallucinating at first, but then I heard my neighbours screaming and running out."

    Thailand, which was also hit by the 26 December disaster, has issued an tsunami alert.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 345 ✭✭tck




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    "Unlucky"

    John


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,918 ✭✭✭✭Mimikyu


    This post has been deleted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭JBoyle4eva




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,767 ✭✭✭Hugh Hefner


    Tsunamis/Earthquakes make such boring news. Heres for another 9/11 to get excited about.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 41,926 ✭✭✭✭_blank_


    You bastard


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭Carpenter


    Tsunamis/Earthquakes make such boring news. Heres for another 9/11 to get excited about.
    Sick man Sick


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    Pfff, I;m upset, no one was horrified by my "Unlucky" comment.

    John


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 110 ✭✭Raptor


    Hugh, tasteless doesn't even being to describe such a comment. And aren't you the guy who's spent the last few days whinning over on games about how you posted on a new board and that they didn't like you. With such a comment designed to get a "knee-jerk" reaction what do you expect? Well, add 1 to that list of people who think you're a jerk.

    Back on topic, at this stage they has been no conformation of an earthquake - however reactions of local people to the news break could itself cause complications.

    Just read on sky news that "Thailand, Sri Lanka and India have withdrawn tsuami warnings and advised people to return to their homes"


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,132 ✭✭✭Dinner


    There was an earthquake, but there was no major tsunami, a 10 cm one hit the Cocos Islands but thats about it. They were lucky this time.


    Yeah and Hugh, joke or not that post still makes you an as$hole.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,811 ✭✭✭✭billy the squid


    its a symptom of how people have become desensitised to disasters thanks to our modern day sensationalist tabloid media. still an out-of-line comment though.

    It is a good thing that there was no tsunami this time around, they were lucky, but then that is no consolation to the 2,000 people who are feared to have lost their lives or their families.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,891 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    Yeah.. that comment was very real fu*king insensitive, Hugh!

    Anyone of us could have lost families or friends in the tsunami's / earthquakes / 9-11 and it's comments like that which can really dig at and upset some of the sufferer's who might be browsing the Boards.

    Seriously.. try thinking of it's consequences for others before posting such comments!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,403 ✭✭✭passive


    Yeah.. that comment was very real fu*king insensitive, Hugh!

    Anyone of us could have lost families or friends in the tsunami's / earthquakes / 9-11 and it's comments like that which can really dig at and upset some of the sufferer's who might be browsing the Boards.

    Seriously.. try thinking of it's consequences for others before posting such comments!

    hmm... I genuinely can't tell if this is serious or tongue in cheek. I suppose given the tone of the thread it's probably the former.

    a pity...it'd be clever otherwise :(


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