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sabaisabai

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Earthquake and tsunami in Asia

The other thread on the topic was locked due to wandering badly off-topic.

Please post your thoughts about the earthquake and tsunami disaster here.
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Reply #1 posted 12/27/04 9:41am

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I know we have orgers in some of these areas.
I think it would be good to know when people hear from them, such as Fauxie and his wife in Thailand.

Anyone hear?


This is just unbelievable sad
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Reply #2 posted 12/27/04 9:45am

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Reply #3 posted 12/27/04 9:45am

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bluesbaby said:

I know we have orgers in some of these areas.
I think it would be good to know when people hear from them, such as Fauxie and his wife in Thailand.

Anyone hear?


This is just unbelievable sad


Faux didn't notice much himself. Yes, that means he's alive.
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Reply #4 posted 12/27/04 9:53am

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Faux is based in Bangkok, which was entirely sheltered from the tsunami, so he should be okay.
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Reply #5 posted 12/27/04 10:32am

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I don't know whether anyone has posted this on the other thread, but this organisation does great work in disaster areas.

If you feel moved by what's happened, and want to help, please click on one of the links below:

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/d...onate.html

British Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.uk/homepage.asp

Australian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.au/default.asp

This is what the Red Cross aims to help with. Any little bit of money each of us can donate will help another family in the region:

Paul Anticoni, British Red Cross head of international aid, says: ‘This is clearly a massive disaster, made all the more difficult because it has hit so many countries.’

‘The priority for the Red Cross is to get relief supplies into the region as quickly as possible and, if necessary, to send in teams of disaster response experts who can support the volunteers and staff already working in the affected countries.

‘In the longer term we will help people recover and rebuild their lives.’

[Edited 12/27/04 10:49am]
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Reply #6 posted 12/27/04 11:08am

bananacologne

Oh my God.

I saw this thread title earlier, and to my shame, I didn't think to look - because I really didn't realise it was THAT big a disaster. boxed

I've just watched the news here, and they were showing amateur footage taken from a hotel balcony of the tidal wave hitting - it was like something out of Deep Imapact or The Day After Tomorrow. I'm sorry for the movie-comparisions, but I couldn't quite believe what I was seeing.

Unbelievable - those poor people.
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Reply #7 posted 12/27/04 1:30pm

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Seeing the news coverage of this disaster is so incredibly sad. Knowing that people were swept away and entire communities pulverized is heartbreaking.
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Reply #8 posted 12/27/04 1:34pm

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My prayers go out to all the families in southern Asia...someone mentioned that there are some orgers in THailand...has anyone heard anything?

I sorta freaked out when I first heard the news becuase I knew SassyB was en route to Hong Kong. THough later I learned it wasn't hit. He emailed me this morning that he's ok.
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Reply #9 posted 12/27/04 1:36pm

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More and more horrible stories reach us now...many children lost their parents sad some of them were little kids on holiday with their parents.

they're trying to find out wich language this child speaks..

http://www.phuket-inter-hospital.co.th/


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Reply #10 posted 12/27/04 6:37pm

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cry This is so sad. I heard a report that said this earthquake was more powerful than all the earthquakes around the world in the last 5 years.....combined.
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Reply #11 posted 12/27/04 7:36pm

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cry This is so sad. I heard a report that said this earthquake was more powerful than all the earthquakes around the world in the last 5 years.....combined.


Yeah. . .I mean, you have to remember, the Richter scale is logarithmic! 9.0 is just INSANE. I can't begin to imagine what that felt like for people close to it.

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Reply #12 posted 12/27/04 8:23pm

Fauxie

Hi Ben, and thanks for the e-mail. We've been safely tucked up in Bkk for the last week or two.

I just took a look at the other thread. Some people eh? confused


My thoughts are for the people on the Andamans. The news keeps focusing on Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Indonesia, but those islands were so exposed and so close to the epicentre that the results have been absolutely devastating.

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Reply #13 posted 12/27/04 9:07pm

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I'm glad to hear you're safe in Bangkok Nick.

What's the latest for the Andaman Islands? They're probably more at risk from the earthquake itself than the tsunamis. Apparently the sea-bed has shifted vertically by fifteen metres along a 1000 kilometre stretch which would pass right by the Andamans. Take a look at the map on this page: http://earthquake.usgs.go...04/usslav/ The yellow dots show where the aftershocks occurred, including right through the Andamans. Very worrying..
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Reply #14 posted 12/27/04 9:13pm

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The Indonesian authorities are talking abt 25.000 victims on Sumatra alone, so that would make a total of 50.000 eek mostly children cry

Hi Faux, glad to see that you're ok hug
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Reply #15 posted 12/27/04 10:22pm

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OMG Faux.. so glad u're ok. Couldn't get on the other site tonight. hug pray
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The most awful devastating thing I have seen on the news. My heart goes out to all those affected. Quite scary.
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Reply #17 posted 12/27/04 11:39pm

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The most awful devastating thing I have seen on the news. My heart goes out to all those affected. Quite scary.



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Reply #18 posted 12/28/04 12:29am

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Wouldn't wish this on anyone.

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http://www.geocities.com/...asters.htm

1556
Jan. 23, Shaanxi (Shensi) province, China: Most deadly earthquake in history; 830,000 killed.
1976
Jul. 28, Tangshan China: Twenty sq mi of the city was devastated by an earthquake that measured 7.5 in magnitude. The New China News Agency released figures following the inaugural Congress of the Chinese Seismological Society in Nov. 1979 which claimed 242,000 dead and 164,000 injured. The USGS estimates the real death toll at 655,000. This is the 20th century's worst earthquake.
1642
China: Rebels destroyed Kaifeng seawall; 300,000 drowned.
1970
Nov. 13, East Pakistan: Some 200,000 killed by cyclone-driven tidal wave from Bay of Bengal. Over 100,000 missing.
1138
Aug. 9, Aleppo, Syria: Deadly earthquake claimed lives of 230,000 people.
856
Dec. 22, Damghan, Iran: About 200,000 were killed in one of the deadliest earthquakes on record.
1920
Dec. 16, Jiangsu (Gansu) Province, China: An earthquake measuring an estimated 8.6 in magnitude caused major fractures and landslides and killed 200,000 people.
1927
May 22, Kansu, China: Magnitude-7.9 earthquake claimed approximately 200,000 victims in the Xining area.
893
May 23, Ardabil, Iran: An earthquake killed about 150,000 people.
1923
Sep. 1, Kwanto, Japan: The Great Kanto Earthquake estimated at 7.9 magnitude destroyed one third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama, leaving 2.5 million people homeless. The quake resulted in the Great Tokyo Fire. Floods followed as the rivers Fukuro Chiyo and Takimi burst their banks. At least 143,000 people were killed, although unofficial estimates say as many as 300,000 may have died.
1991
Apr. 30, southeast Bangladesh: A cyclone killed over 131,000 and left as many as 9 million homeless. Thousands of survivors died from hunger and water-borne disease.
1945
Aug. 6, Aug. 9, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan: Altogether, the two bombings killed an estimated 110,000 Japanese citizens and injured another 130,000. By 1950, another 230,000 Japanese had died from injuries or radiation.
1948
Oct. 5, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude killed 110,000 people.
1228
Holland: Some 100,000 people reputedly drowned by sea flood in Friesland.
1290
Sept., Chihli, China: Earthquake killed about 100,000 people.
1908
Dec. 28, Messina, Sicily: City totally destroyed by earthquake. Death toll 70,000 to 100,000 in Sicily and southern Italy. A tidal wave followed, causing more devastation to the town of Reggio across the straits.
1667
Nov., Shemakha, Caucasia: Earthquake killed about 80,000 people.
1727
Nov. 18, Tabriz, Iran: About 77,000 victims killed in deadly earthquake.
1932
Dec. 25, Gansu, China: Magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled China, killing approximately 70,000.
1755
Nov. 1, Portugal: An earthquake leveled Lisbon and was felt as far away as southern France and North Africa; 70,000 killed.
1864
Oct. 5, Calcutta, India: About 70,000 killed in cyclone that nearly destroyed city.
1970
May 31, Callejon de Huaylas, Peru: An earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude destroyed the Northern Peru towns of Casma, Huaraz and Chimbote. A quake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. This entire event resulted in 66,794 dead and 400,000 left homeless.
1935
May 30-31, Quetta, India (now Pakistan): An earthquake killed 30,000 to 60,000 people in the hill station in British-ruled Baluchistan (Balochistan).
1990
Jun. 21, northwest Iran: A 7.7-magnitude quake left 50,000 dead, 100,000 injured, The worst recorded disaster in Iran devastated Gilan and Zanjan in Caspian Sea area. Some 500,000 were made homeless.
1965
May 11-12 and Jun. 1-2, East Pakistan: Cyclones killed about 47,000.
2003
Dec. 26, Bam, Iran: An earthquake measuring 6.3 left 41,000 confirmed dead as entire ancient city made of mud brick collapsed; death toll may reach 45,000.
1902
May 8, Martinique, West Indies: Mt. Pelée erupted and wiped out city of St. Pierre; 40,000 dead.
1942
Oct. 16, Bengal, India: Cyclone in Bay of Bengal, south of Calcutta India, took about 40,000 lives.
1883
Aug. 26-28, Netherlands Indies: Eruption of Krakatau; violent explosions destroyed two-thirds of island, leaving an estimated 36,000 dead. Sea waves occurred as far away as Cape Horn and possibly England.
1939
Jan. 24, Concepcion, Chile: Magnitude-8.3 earthquake razed 50,000 sq mi; about 30,000 killed when quake destroyed the town. About 10,000 of the casualties came from the nearby town of Chillan
1939
Dec. 26-27, Erzincan, northern Turkey: Severe 7.8-magnitude quake destroyed city of Erzingan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 fatalities -- though the USGS reports only 30,000 deaths.
1950
Aug. 15, Assam, India: Earthquake affected 30,000 sq mi; 20,000 to 30,000 killed.
1915
Jan. 13, Avezzano, Italy: Central Italy was struck by an earthquake killing 29,980 people.
1896
Jun. 15, Sanriku, Japan: Earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000.
1978
Sep. 16, Tabas, Iran: Earthquake measuring between 7.5 and 7.9 destroyed a city and many villages in eastern Iran, leaving 25,000 dead.
1976
Nov. 14-16, Colombia: Eruption of Nevada del Ruiz, 85 mi northwest of Bogotá. Mudslides buried most of the town of Armero and devastated Chinchiná; estimated 25,000 killed.
1985
Sep. 19-20, Mexico City, Mexico: Earthquake registering 8.1 on Richter scale struck central and southwest regions, devastating part of the city and three coastal states; estimated 12,000 to 25,000 killed, 40,000 injured.
1988
Dec. 7, northwest Armenia: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake killed about 25,000, injured 15,000 to 18,000, and left at least 400,000 homeless. The town of Spitak almost totally destroyed and Leninakan half-destroyed.
1976
Feb. 4, Guatemala: A 7.5-magnitude quake and resulting mudslides caused much destruction just north of Guatemala City, leaving over 23,000 dead, 80,000 people injured and 1.5 million homeless.
1963
May 28-29, East Pakistan: Cyclone killed about 22,000 along coast.
1993
Sep. 30, India: Up to 22,000 people were killed in 36 villages destroyed after a series of powerful earthquakes which rocked western and southern India. The first of the five tremors measured 6.4 magnitude. The epicenter was in the region where the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka meet near Latur. Two weeks after the earthquake the number of bodies recovered was just under 10,000 and officials said the true death toll may never be known.
1780
Oct. 10-16, Barbados, West Indies: "The Great Hurricane of 1780" killed 20,000 to 22,000 persons and completely flattened the islands of Barbados, Martinique, and St. Eustatius; it was the deadliest western hemisphere hurricane on record.
1977
Nov. 19, Andhra Pradesh, India: A cyclone and tidal wave claimed lives of 20,000
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Reply #20 posted 12/28/04 2:35am

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PusherMan said:

http://www.geocities.com/...asters.htm

1556
Jan. 23, Shaanxi (Shensi) province, China: Most deadly earthquake in history; 830,000 killed.
1976
Jul. 28, Tangshan China: Twenty sq mi of the city was devastated by an earthquake that measured 7.5 in magnitude. The New China News Agency released figures following the inaugural Congress of the Chinese Seismological Society in Nov. 1979 which claimed 242,000 dead and 164,000 injured. The USGS estimates the real death toll at 655,000. This is the 20th century's worst earthquake.
1642
China: Rebels destroyed Kaifeng seawall; 300,000 drowned.
1970
Nov. 13, East Pakistan: Some 200,000 killed by cyclone-driven tidal wave from Bay of Bengal. Over 100,000 missing.
1138
Aug. 9, Aleppo, Syria: Deadly earthquake claimed lives of 230,000 people.
856
Dec. 22, Damghan, Iran: About 200,000 were killed in one of the deadliest earthquakes on record.
1920
Dec. 16, Jiangsu (Gansu) Province, China: An earthquake measuring an estimated 8.6 in magnitude caused major fractures and landslides and killed 200,000 people.
1927
May 22, Kansu, China: Magnitude-7.9 earthquake claimed approximately 200,000 victims in the Xining area.
893
May 23, Ardabil, Iran: An earthquake killed about 150,000 people.
1923
Sep. 1, Kwanto, Japan: The Great Kanto Earthquake estimated at 7.9 magnitude destroyed one third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama, leaving 2.5 million people homeless. The quake resulted in the Great Tokyo Fire. Floods followed as the rivers Fukuro Chiyo and Takimi burst their banks. At least 143,000 people were killed, although unofficial estimates say as many as 300,000 may have died.
1991
Apr. 30, southeast Bangladesh: A cyclone killed over 131,000 and left as many as 9 million homeless. Thousands of survivors died from hunger and water-borne disease.
1945
Aug. 6, Aug. 9, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan: Altogether, the two bombings killed an estimated 110,000 Japanese citizens and injured another 130,000. By 1950, another 230,000 Japanese had died from injuries or radiation.
1948
Oct. 5, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude killed 110,000 people.
1228
Holland: Some 100,000 people reputedly drowned by sea flood in Friesland.
1290
Sept., Chihli, China: Earthquake killed about 100,000 people.
1908
Dec. 28, Messina, Sicily: City totally destroyed by earthquake. Death toll 70,000 to 100,000 in Sicily and southern Italy. A tidal wave followed, causing more devastation to the town of Reggio across the straits.
1667
Nov., Shemakha, Caucasia: Earthquake killed about 80,000 people.
1727
Nov. 18, Tabriz, Iran: About 77,000 victims killed in deadly earthquake.
1932
Dec. 25, Gansu, China: Magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled China, killing approximately 70,000.
1755
Nov. 1, Portugal: An earthquake leveled Lisbon and was felt as far away as southern France and North Africa; 70,000 killed.
1864
Oct. 5, Calcutta, India: About 70,000 killed in cyclone that nearly destroyed city.
1970
May 31, Callejon de Huaylas, Peru: An earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude destroyed the Northern Peru towns of Casma, Huaraz and Chimbote. A quake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. This entire event resulted in 66,794 dead and 400,000 left homeless.
1935
May 30-31, Quetta, India (now Pakistan): An earthquake killed 30,000 to 60,000 people in the hill station in British-ruled Baluchistan (Balochistan).
1990
Jun. 21, northwest Iran: A 7.7-magnitude quake left 50,000 dead, 100,000 injured, The worst recorded disaster in Iran devastated Gilan and Zanjan in Caspian Sea area. Some 500,000 were made homeless.
1965
May 11-12 and Jun. 1-2, East Pakistan: Cyclones killed about 47,000.
2003
Dec. 26, Bam, Iran: An earthquake measuring 6.3 left 41,000 confirmed dead as entire ancient city made of mud brick collapsed; death toll may reach 45,000.
1902
May 8, Martinique, West Indies: Mt. Pelée erupted and wiped out city of St. Pierre; 40,000 dead.
1942
Oct. 16, Bengal, India: Cyclone in Bay of Bengal, south of Calcutta India, took about 40,000 lives.
1883
Aug. 26-28, Netherlands Indies: Eruption of Krakatau; violent explosions destroyed two-thirds of island, leaving an estimated 36,000 dead. Sea waves occurred as far away as Cape Horn and possibly England.
1939
Jan. 24, Concepcion, Chile: Magnitude-8.3 earthquake razed 50,000 sq mi; about 30,000 killed when quake destroyed the town. About 10,000 of the casualties came from the nearby town of Chillan
1939
Dec. 26-27, Erzincan, northern Turkey: Severe 7.8-magnitude quake destroyed city of Erzingan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 fatalities -- though the USGS reports only 30,000 deaths.
1950
Aug. 15, Assam, India: Earthquake affected 30,000 sq mi; 20,000 to 30,000 killed.
1915
Jan. 13, Avezzano, Italy: Central Italy was struck by an earthquake killing 29,980 people.
1896
Jun. 15, Sanriku, Japan: Earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000.
1978
Sep. 16, Tabas, Iran: Earthquake measuring between 7.5 and 7.9 destroyed a city and many villages in eastern Iran, leaving 25,000 dead.
1976
Nov. 14-16, Colombia: Eruption of Nevada del Ruiz, 85 mi northwest of Bogotá. Mudslides buried most of the town of Armero and devastated Chinchiná; estimated 25,000 killed.
1985
Sep. 19-20, Mexico City, Mexico: Earthquake registering 8.1 on Richter scale struck central and southwest regions, devastating part of the city and three coastal states; estimated 12,000 to 25,000 killed, 40,000 injured.
1988
Dec. 7, northwest Armenia: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake killed about 25,000, injured 15,000 to 18,000, and left at least 400,000 homeless. The town of Spitak almost totally destroyed and Leninakan half-destroyed.
1976
Feb. 4, Guatemala: A 7.5-magnitude quake and resulting mudslides caused much destruction just north of Guatemala City, leaving over 23,000 dead, 80,000 people injured and 1.5 million homeless.
1963
May 28-29, East Pakistan: Cyclone killed about 22,000 along coast.
1993
Sep. 30, India: Up to 22,000 people were killed in 36 villages destroyed after a series of powerful earthquakes which rocked western and southern India. The first of the five tremors measured 6.4 magnitude. The epicenter was in the region where the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka meet near Latur. Two weeks after the earthquake the number of bodies recovered was just under 10,000 and officials said the true death toll may never be known.
1780
Oct. 10-16, Barbados, West Indies: "The Great Hurricane of 1780" killed 20,000 to 22,000 persons and completely flattened the islands of Barbados, Martinique, and St. Eustatius; it was the deadliest western hemisphere hurricane on record.
1977
Nov. 19, Andhra Pradesh, India: A cyclone and tidal wave claimed lives of 20,000


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JoweeCoco said:

PusherMan said:

http://www.geocities.com/...asters.htm

1556
Jan. 23, Shaanxi (Shensi) province, China: Most deadly earthquake in history; 830,000 killed.
1976
Jul. 28, Tangshan China: Twenty sq mi of the city was devastated by an earthquake that measured 7.5 in magnitude. The New China News Agency released figures following the inaugural Congress of the Chinese Seismological Society in Nov. 1979 which claimed 242,000 dead and 164,000 injured. The USGS estimates the real death toll at 655,000. This is the 20th century's worst earthquake.
1642
China: Rebels destroyed Kaifeng seawall; 300,000 drowned.
1970
Nov. 13, East Pakistan: Some 200,000 killed by cyclone-driven tidal wave from Bay of Bengal. Over 100,000 missing.
1138
Aug. 9, Aleppo, Syria: Deadly earthquake claimed lives of 230,000 people.
856
Dec. 22, Damghan, Iran: About 200,000 were killed in one of the deadliest earthquakes on record.
1920
Dec. 16, Jiangsu (Gansu) Province, China: An earthquake measuring an estimated 8.6 in magnitude caused major fractures and landslides and killed 200,000 people.
1927
May 22, Kansu, China: Magnitude-7.9 earthquake claimed approximately 200,000 victims in the Xining area.
893
May 23, Ardabil, Iran: An earthquake killed about 150,000 people.
1923
Sep. 1, Kwanto, Japan: The Great Kanto Earthquake estimated at 7.9 magnitude destroyed one third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama, leaving 2.5 million people homeless. The quake resulted in the Great Tokyo Fire. Floods followed as the rivers Fukuro Chiyo and Takimi burst their banks. At least 143,000 people were killed, although unofficial estimates say as many as 300,000 may have died.
1991
Apr. 30, southeast Bangladesh: A cyclone killed over 131,000 and left as many as 9 million homeless. Thousands of survivors died from hunger and water-borne disease.
1945
Aug. 6, Aug. 9, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan: Altogether, the two bombings killed an estimated 110,000 Japanese citizens and injured another 130,000. By 1950, another 230,000 Japanese had died from injuries or radiation.
1948
Oct. 5, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude killed 110,000 people.
1228
Holland: Some 100,000 people reputedly drowned by sea flood in Friesland.
1290
Sept., Chihli, China: Earthquake killed about 100,000 people.
1908
Dec. 28, Messina, Sicily: City totally destroyed by earthquake. Death toll 70,000 to 100,000 in Sicily and southern Italy. A tidal wave followed, causing more devastation to the town of Reggio across the straits.
1667
Nov., Shemakha, Caucasia: Earthquake killed about 80,000 people.
1727
Nov. 18, Tabriz, Iran: About 77,000 victims killed in deadly earthquake.
1932
Dec. 25, Gansu, China: Magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled China, killing approximately 70,000.
1755
Nov. 1, Portugal: An earthquake leveled Lisbon and was felt as far away as southern France and North Africa; 70,000 killed.
1864
Oct. 5, Calcutta, India: About 70,000 killed in cyclone that nearly destroyed city.
1970
May 31, Callejon de Huaylas, Peru: An earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude destroyed the Northern Peru towns of Casma, Huaraz and Chimbote. A quake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. This entire event resulted in 66,794 dead and 400,000 left homeless.
1935
May 30-31, Quetta, India (now Pakistan): An earthquake killed 30,000 to 60,000 people in the hill station in British-ruled Baluchistan (Balochistan).
1990
Jun. 21, northwest Iran: A 7.7-magnitude quake left 50,000 dead, 100,000 injured, The worst recorded disaster in Iran devastated Gilan and Zanjan in Caspian Sea area. Some 500,000 were made homeless.
1965
May 11-12 and Jun. 1-2, East Pakistan: Cyclones killed about 47,000.
2003
Dec. 26, Bam, Iran: An earthquake measuring 6.3 left 41,000 confirmed dead as entire ancient city made of mud brick collapsed; death toll may reach 45,000.
1902
May 8, Martinique, West Indies: Mt. Pelée erupted and wiped out city of St. Pierre; 40,000 dead.
1942
Oct. 16, Bengal, India: Cyclone in Bay of Bengal, south of Calcutta India, took about 40,000 lives.
1883
Aug. 26-28, Netherlands Indies: Eruption of Krakatau; violent explosions destroyed two-thirds of island, leaving an estimated 36,000 dead. Sea waves occurred as far away as Cape Horn and possibly England.
1939
Jan. 24, Concepcion, Chile: Magnitude-8.3 earthquake razed 50,000 sq mi; about 30,000 killed when quake destroyed the town. About 10,000 of the casualties came from the nearby town of Chillan
1939
Dec. 26-27, Erzincan, northern Turkey: Severe 7.8-magnitude quake destroyed city of Erzingan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 fatalities -- though the USGS reports only 30,000 deaths.
1950
Aug. 15, Assam, India: Earthquake affected 30,000 sq mi; 20,000 to 30,000 killed.
1915
Jan. 13, Avezzano, Italy: Central Italy was struck by an earthquake killing 29,980 people.
1896
Jun. 15, Sanriku, Japan: Earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000.
1978
Sep. 16, Tabas, Iran: Earthquake measuring between 7.5 and 7.9 destroyed a city and many villages in eastern Iran, leaving 25,000 dead.
1976
Nov. 14-16, Colombia: Eruption of Nevada del Ruiz, 85 mi northwest of Bogotá. Mudslides buried most of the town of Armero and devastated Chinchiná; estimated 25,000 killed.
1985
Sep. 19-20, Mexico City, Mexico: Earthquake registering 8.1 on Richter scale struck central and southwest regions, devastating part of the city and three coastal states; estimated 12,000 to 25,000 killed, 40,000 injured.
1988
Dec. 7, northwest Armenia: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake killed about 25,000, injured 15,000 to 18,000, and left at least 400,000 homeless. The town of Spitak almost totally destroyed and Leninakan half-destroyed.
1976
Feb. 4, Guatemala: A 7.5-magnitude quake and resulting mudslides caused much destruction just north of Guatemala City, leaving over 23,000 dead, 80,000 people injured and 1.5 million homeless.
1963
May 28-29, East Pakistan: Cyclone killed about 22,000 along coast.
1993
Sep. 30, India: Up to 22,000 people were killed in 36 villages destroyed after a series of powerful earthquakes which rocked western and southern India. The first of the five tremors measured 6.4 magnitude. The epicenter was in the region where the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka meet near Latur. Two weeks after the earthquake the number of bodies recovered was just under 10,000 and officials said the true death toll may never be known.
1780
Oct. 10-16, Barbados, West Indies: "The Great Hurricane of 1780" killed 20,000 to 22,000 persons and completely flattened the islands of Barbados, Martinique, and St. Eustatius; it was the deadliest western hemisphere hurricane on record.
1977
Nov. 19, Andhra Pradesh, India: A cyclone and tidal wave claimed lives of 20,000


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Reply #22 posted 12/28/04 8:12am

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I'm glad to hear you're safe in Bangkok Nick.

What's the latest for the Andaman Islands? They're probably more at risk from the earthquake itself than the tsunamis. Apparently the sea-bed has shifted vertically by fifteen metres along a 1000 kilometre stretch which would pass right by the Andamans. Take a look at the map on this page: http://earthquake.usgs.go...04/usslav/ The yellow dots show where the aftershocks occurred, including right through the Andamans. Very worrying..



We're not talking about loss of life in such great numbers, but rather the loss of cultures. There seems to be little focus on the Andamans.
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Reply #23 posted 12/28/04 10:04am

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AndGodCreatedMe said:

The Indonesian authorities are talking abt 25.000 victims on Sumatra alone, so that would make a total of 50.000 eek mostly children cry

Hi Faux, glad to see that you're ok hug


sad

Before the Tsunami hit the shores, it created a kind of vacuum that pulled the tide out some 300 yards and they were saying that there were so many child deaths because children saw the shores littered with fish and went out to catch them and then the waves came crashing in. This is unbelievably sad cry
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Reply #24 posted 12/28/04 10:53am

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

AndGodCreatedMe said:

The Indonesian authorities are talking abt 25.000 victims on Sumatra alone, so that would make a total of 50.000 eek mostly children cry

Hi Faux, glad to see that you're ok hug


sad

Before the Tsunami hit the shores, it created a kind of vacuum that pulled the tide out some 300 yards and they were saying that there were so many child deaths because children saw the shores littered with fish and went out to catch them and then the waves came crashing in. This is unbelievably sad cry


Oh my God. sad
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Reply #25 posted 12/28/04 11:05am

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It will take weeks, possibly even months, to determine just how much the region was changed by the force of the earthquake. The final number of victims will never truly be known as so many will never be recovered.

This is a staggering catastrophy.
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Reply #26 posted 12/28/04 1:04pm

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

AndGodCreatedMe said:

The Indonesian authorities are talking abt 25.000 victims on Sumatra alone, so that would make a total of 50.000 eek mostly children cry

Hi Faux, glad to see that you're ok hug


sad

Before the Tsunami hit the shores, it created a kind of vacuum that pulled the tide out some 300 yards and they were saying that there were so many child deaths because children saw the shores littered with fish and went out to catch them and then the waves came crashing in. This is unbelievably sad cry



That's also what i heared cry
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Reply #27 posted 12/28/04 1:17pm

GangstaFam

The death toll has gone from 11,000 estimated to over 40,000 in a few days. Who knows what the truth is.
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Reply #28 posted 12/28/04 1:22pm

HamsterHuey

GangstaFam said:

The death toll has gone from 11,000 estimated to over 40,000 in a few days. Who knows what the truth is.


They expect figures to run up 75.000.....

I cannot believe it.... what a nightmare.
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Reply #29 posted 12/28/04 1:29pm

Kohl

I know the death toll has gone up, but as of last night, when it was 22,000 half of them were from Sri Lanka. There are a lot of people from Sri Lanka in the St. George section of Staten Island, and they're all waiting to hear from their families. sad
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