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Penguins escape huge earthquake
BBC ^ | Dec 24, 2004 | unknown

Posted on 12/24/2004 9:38:44 AM PST by Mike Fieschko

King Penguins

Macquarie penguins appear to have escaped the worst

An earthquake on a remote Antarctic archipelago home to 850,000 King Penguins was the strongest on earth in four years, seismologists say.

The quake hit 400km (250 miles) off the Macquarie Islands on Friday, measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale.

Penguins appear to have escaped a major disaster as the quake occurred deep under the sea, far from inhabited land.

There were no tsunamis, or large tidal waves, because the quake moved horizontally rather than vertically.

The tremors were felt in Tasmania, 1000km (600 miles) away, but because the epicentre was 10km underground, few observers noticed the initial quake.



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; macquarieislands; penguins; wildlife
BBC keeping their priorities right. George Noori asked his hollow earth guest last night about this earthquake.
1 posted on 12/24/2004 9:38:44 AM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Mike Fieschko

Thousands of babies were just murdered in British abortion factories. The BBC is worried about some penguins.


2 posted on 12/24/2004 9:40:58 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Mike Fieschko
It's Bush's fault.
3 posted on 12/24/2004 9:42:36 AM PST by berkeleybeej (Live Free or Diebold)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Must Be Global Warming. OMG!!!


4 posted on 12/24/2004 9:45:22 AM PST by md2576 (Yeah Right!)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Well, if it wasn't for the dang strike they'd have been in Pittsburgh where they belong...


5 posted on 12/24/2004 9:48:05 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: berkeleybeej

*groan*


6 posted on 12/24/2004 10:00:49 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (With enemies like Michael Moore, who needs friends?)
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To: Mike Fieschko

How about the seals?


7 posted on 12/24/2004 10:04:45 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sarah_f

Penguins are OK!


8 posted on 12/24/2004 10:10:19 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Cicero
Webcam here:

Macquarie Island Station

9 posted on 12/24/2004 10:13:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Boy, that was lucky; if the quake had happened on land the little dudes would have been crushed inside their igloos.


10 posted on 12/24/2004 10:17:44 AM PST by Old Professer (When the fear of dying no longer obtains no act is unimaginable.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
The BBC is worried about some penguins.

Well, one of them could be an exploding penguin.

"What's that on the television then?"

"Looks like a penguin."

11 posted on 12/24/2004 10:23:50 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: Mike Fieschko
Penguins appear to have escaped a major disaster as the quake occurred deep under the sea, far from inhabited land. There were no tsunamis, or large tidal waves, because the quake moved horizontally rather than vertically..........because the epicentre was 10km underground, few observers noticed the initial quake.

So nothing really happened but at least the pengiuns are still safe.

12 posted on 12/24/2004 10:25:59 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Santa, Shmanta, just send an unlimited Black Amex Card and I am set.)
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To: Mike Fieschko
"Doo bee do be doo."


13 posted on 12/24/2004 10:29:53 AM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: Mike Fieschko
Penguins escape huge earthquake

For some reason I envisioned thousands of penguins running down the highway with hastily packed suitcases.......

14 posted on 12/24/2004 10:35:18 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Michigan's last great flock of penguins left for the west coast in 1823 never to be heard from again)
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To: Mike Fieschko

What a relief!! I didn't sleep a wink last night worrying about the little guys.............


15 posted on 12/24/2004 11:01:41 AM PST by ALASKA (Bring home the media and then take care of the terrorists....................)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Obviously Bush's 'fault'.....


16 posted on 12/24/2004 11:11:06 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck (No matter where you go....there you are.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL........ah Monty Python........"there's a penguin on the telly....."......I love exploding penquins........


17 posted on 12/24/2004 11:30:41 AM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub

See BS Baghdad Dan RATher:

"Penguin children, minorities and gays hit hardest!"


18 posted on 12/24/2004 11:37:18 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (Slava Ukraini!)
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To: Leo Carpathian
I hope their wine production was unaffected.


19 posted on 12/24/2004 11:41:56 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: July 4th

those little guys can't handle the wine like they used to before Bush destroyed the universe.........


20 posted on 12/24/2004 11:45:55 AM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: July 4th

I have to admit, I recently bought a bottle of that wine just for the label.


21 posted on 12/24/2004 1:21:11 PM PST by packrat35 (reality is for people who can't face science fiction)
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To: Mike Fieschko
Yep, that Linux is a survivor...
22 posted on 12/24/2004 1:41:50 PM PST by mikrofon (Revision 8.1)
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To: Cicero
How about the seals?

They are busy suing the AP.

23 posted on 12/30/2004 8:16:01 AM PST by ijcr (Age and treachery will always overcome youth and ability.)
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To: Mike Fieschko
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24 posted on 12/30/2004 8:19:21 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: Angry Republican


"Tennessee Tuxedo will not fall!"
25 posted on 12/30/2004 8:26:16 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Oh yeah - and F the french too!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Dude, I've been trying to post that file, but the animation never worked.


26 posted on 12/30/2004 12:28:18 PM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: July 4th

What kind of wine is that and where can I get it?


27 posted on 12/30/2004 12:30:30 PM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: Angry Republican
It's Little Penguin wine: http://www.thelittlepenguin.com. They make a few different types.

It's a cheap Australian wine that is actually pretty good. I think it's far better than the equivalent Aussie wines that go for $5.50 a bottle, like Yellow Tail. I've seen it in several liquor stores in Wisconsin, so it might be in your area.
28 posted on 12/30/2004 1:04:31 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Mike Fieschko; All
SMACK THE PENGUIN HERE!!!

29 posted on 12/30/2004 1:06:35 PM PST by zoobee
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To: FormerACLUmember

Bump that thought -- blows my mind!


30 posted on 12/30/2004 1:16:45 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: zoobee

292.7


31 posted on 12/30/2004 4:04:56 PM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Salvation
Thousands of babies were just murdered in British abortion factories. The BBC is worried about some penguins.

Two days later near Indonesia, God woke some people up -- in more ways than one. No penguin talk after the 9.0 earthquake + tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

People are also omitting to talk about the tourists in that part of world that go to Thailand for the child sex slavery business.

If I were God, I really would have dropped the hammer much harsher for what is going on. Thank God that God know best...

32 posted on 12/31/2004 1:25:29 PM PST by topher (God bless & Protect our Troops)
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To: Squawk 8888
*groan*

If you think that was bad [about the penguins and earthquake near Australia was Bush's fault], just after the Indonesian quake/tsunami, I saw a web site that claimed that US Military base Diego Garcia was flattened and this was indeed Bush's fault.

Fortunately, this liberal wackos don't know what they are talking about.

God protected Diego Garcia...

33 posted on 12/31/2004 1:30:09 PM PST by topher (God bless & Protect our Troops)
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To: zoobee
LMAO!

I got 205.4, what did you get?

34 posted on 12/31/2004 1:38:06 PM PST by kstewskis (Political correctness is intellectual terrorism.......M Gibson)
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To: Angry Republican

nice swing!


35 posted on 12/31/2004 1:38:42 PM PST by kstewskis (Political correctness is intellectual terrorism.......M Gibson)
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To: kstewskis
I've had better.

I also sent the link to my supervisor. He couldn't stop playing it. It's very addictive.

36 posted on 12/31/2004 1:40:49 PM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: Angry Republican

lol.

I just swung a 316. You're right it is addictive!


37 posted on 12/31/2004 1:44:31 PM PST by kstewskis (Political correctness is intellectual terrorism.......M Gibson)
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To: kstewskis

322.9


38 posted on 12/31/2004 1:48:01 PM PST by JoeV1 (The Democrats-The unlawful and corrupt leading the uneducated and blind)
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To: kstewskis

Nice.


39 posted on 12/31/2004 1:50:45 PM PST by Angry Republican (Screw the Sun! Ehrlich in '06!)
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To: kstewskis; Angry Republican

LOL! I got a 306 something.....but it was a lucky swing. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


40 posted on 01/03/2005 5:23:49 AM PST by zoobee (http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf Smack the Penguin)
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