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#46591 12/27/04 10:03 AM
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I hope all of our friends in and around South Asia were not hurt in the Tsunami.

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I just heard about that this morning. I hope everybody is doing as well as they can. I heard there is an estimated body count of about 20,000 [Linked Image]


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Make that 23,000....

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I know someone who was on vacation in Langkawi, Malaysia (an island just off the shore off the northwest end of Mayaysia, took a while to find it on a map) but apparently was not near the ocean when it happened. He and his family has to stay in the hotel for the moment. He had e-mail ability for a while after the event, but that might be out now.

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Interesting site Bjarney.
As details come to hand here, we are looking at a figure of at least 30,000 confirmed dead.
Also bear in mind that this disaster is still young and also that there is a chance of after-shocks, triggering more tsunami's(sp?).
I'm not sure about you, but I've never heard of a No.9 on the Richter Scale Quake before.
But it is a little un-settling here, as usually what happens, a place to the West of us gets a quake and we get one not long after, say a few days, but thankfully they have all been out to sea from here.
(Touch Wood!)

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I think we all have difficult to grasp how much damage water can do. Still a huge number of people remain missing, including scores of tourists. Let's hope these people have survived.

I got an e-mail from friends in Thailand Sunday along the lines of "We're ok, but the village we stayed in is no more". Must have been utterly frightening.

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Not intending to make light of anyone’s serious misfortune, but these appeared along the coastal roadway in Oregon and Washington about 5 years ago. Understandably on the west coast, they all point due east.

[Linked Image from 6l6.net]

#46599 12/28/04 08:48 PM
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Even the one near Humptulips? (yes, there REALLY IS a town by that name!) Maybe it was more northeasterly... My memory ain't what it was a few years ago...

[This message has been edited by Sir Arcsalot (edited 12-28-2004).]


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Hello All,
I'new to here. We've been hit hard in Thailand.
Death toll of 1500+ and many villages got leveled. At Phi Phi Island(Our great tourist attraction), it's the worst [Linked Image]

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