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.
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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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.