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Postby Viper8437 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:03 pm

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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:15 pm

8.7.


The death toll should be lower, though - they were warned about this one. But still - it's going to be awful.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:36 pm

No tsunami, overblown. Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean are rare and freak occurances, unlike in the Pacific. Before last Decembers, the last big ocean wide tsunami in the Indian Ocean was when Krakatoa blew up in 1883. The Krakatoa explosion is the loudest sound ever heard by mankind.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:31 pm

8.7 thats freakin huge!
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:38 pm

Last report i heard was over 300 killed...another sad day for them... :,-(
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Postby eftda » Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:01 pm

Does anyone know why this is happening? Are the plates always moving... I studied Quakes in the 8th grade, but I'm really rusty.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:43 pm

eftda wrote:Does anyone know why this is happening? Are the plates always moving... I studied Quakes in the 8th grade, but I'm really rusty.

Just plate tectonics. Indonesia is right by a fault line, and is part of the ring of fire, a very active earthquake and volcano region. Its the way its been for millions of years. Plates crash and slip against each other, and it causes an earthquake. Just a coincidence that they happened the day after the 2 holiest holidays in the Christian religion. Or I hope so. :-o
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:43 pm

eftda wrote:Does anyone know why this is happening? Are the plates always moving... I studied Quakes in the 8th grade, but I'm really rusty.


Yes, the plates are always moving, some more than others, and the way they slide past, or over/under each other determines the type/severity of the resulting earthquakes. I read that this one wasn't nearly as bad because the plates were just sliding past each other (much like the San Andreas in California) not up and over like the one in December, so virtually no water was displaced to create the waves.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:44 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Just a coincidence that they happened the day after the 2 holiest holidays in the Christian religion. Or I hope so. :-o


Hmmm, I never thought of that, very interesting. :-?
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:31 pm

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:Just a coincidence that they happened the day after the 2 holiest holidays in the Christian religion. Or I hope so. :-o


Hmmm, I never thought of that, very interesting. :-?

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