Skip to comments.Asia Earthquake kills 60,000 EXACTLY one year after Iran quake kills 26,000
Posted on 12/28/2004 9:01:47 AM PST by soccer_linux_mozilla
A massive earthquake in Asia unleashed tsunamis killing thousands, exactly one year to the hour after the Bam, Iran earthquake killed 26,000. What are the odds of two of the most destructive earthquakes in decades occuring exactly one year apart- almost to the minute!
December 26, 2003 - Bam, Iran, only 6.6 on the richter scale, but quake is centered directly under the city- 26,000 dead.
December 26, 2004 - Centered off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the massive quake, which measured 9.0 on the richter scale, unleashed tidal waves across the Indian Ocean.
A strong earthquake occurred at 01:56:52 (UTC) on Friday, December 26, 2003. The magnitude 6.6 event has been located in SOUTHEASTERN IRAN.
A great earthquake occurred at 00:58:55 (UTC) on Sunday, December 26, 2004. The magnitude 8.1 event has been located OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA.
I would venture the odds are much lower than someone thinking their vanity post belongs in breaking news and front page news, since that happens all the time here.
Well...yes. What else could it be?
....the CIA is testing a weapon of mass destruction....
However, the earth was not in the exact same position around the sun, as 2004 was a leap year.
< / sarcasm >
Who do you think is behind this dastardly plot?
Interesting thing about dates and probability is that in any group of, say, 20-30 people you're virtually guaranteed that two will have the same birthday....most people, just guessing, would assume the probability would be much lower.
Where on the planet was Michael Moore when these things happened? I think there ought to be an investigation!
and your point is???
Wow. That is spooky!
I'm not suggesting anything - I'm just surprised by the timinb of the 2 largest quakes in recent memory.
26 Dec 04 - Indian Ocean Earthquake - 50,000 dead
26 Dec 03 - Iran Quake - 25,000 dead
26 Jan 02 - Gujarat Earthquake - 30,000 dead
Drudgereport has death toll at over 40,000. Still counting More people missing yet.
Drudge has 60,000. Update your browser
Lex Luthor or possibly Dr. Doom
I think God is b*tch slapping allah!
I don't want to get flamed by my comments but just want to pose a thought. In the Bible, God destroyed entire nations that were pagan by natural disasters. These countries for the most part are pagan...worship multiple Gods, don't worship the God of the Bible, could this still be the case?
The news agencies keep pouring in new stories and film by the minute. It amazes me at some of the stupid questions being asked by some reporters.
Question!!! Arn't the reporters and emergency workers potentially in danger from a follow up tusmani?
I'd like to think that was Old Covenant stuff.
Only if the reporters don't wear their water wings.
I suspect the timing of this.
Back in the day natural disasters happened and pagans died. But when God struck, a Prophet is first sent to warn and get people to repent. Was this the case?
For the emergency workers, I sure hope not. As for the stupid reporters...
[In my best Jack Benny voice]: "I'm thinking!"
Tin foil hat time.
Well, I did see two posts yesterday where one was about Indonesia not letting the minority Christian population have Christmas celebrations and the second was about Christian churches being destroyed or burnt down in Indonesia. Most of the countries affected are largely muslim population or all muslim.
The reason I asked that question is because I head a geologist say there could be many follow up quakes in the next few days and continue for over a year.
If you subtract the threee microseconds that the world slowed down, divide that by pi and drive a Dolorean exactly 88mph wouldn't that show that it happened at the exact minute????? just asking....
Group of Buddhist monks and villagers search for the missing along railroad tracks at Telwatte, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004. The massive tidal waves that slammed into Sri Lanka flung a train off its tracks, leaving many of its 1,000 passengers dead or missing, police said Tuesday, while rescuers uncovered thousands of bodies across the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
How is it President Bush's fault?
Depends upon how strong the aftershocks are. An aftershock of 6.0, while signficicant, is a thousand times weaker than the main 9.0 quake.
It is sobering to see all those villages and nobody is there.
It's called sarcasm...
There were thousands of Christians killed in this disaster. The Christian population of India is concentrated on the coasts because of the Portuguese, French, Danish, etc. trading posts.
In one church alone upwards of 1,000 Christian pilgrims were killed by the wave in India.
And would you have God strain at gnats, while swallowing a camel?
Flat out wrong.
But, seems people on FR will never let truth get in the way of a gloat-fest.
Checked back in my diary and there it was: there was a 26 Dec the year before the earthquake in Iran. Investigation will continue.
I thought India was hindu
You are the offical monitor for the "Day After Christmas" earthquake anticipation thread for 2005.
What about all the non-Muslims that perished also?
Do you realize most of these countries are Buddhist?
I am sure there are, most europeans are Christian in some denomination. Reformed, Lutheran, catholic and protestant
You mean like in Florida...with all those hurricanes?
I agree. But it does make one wonder... earthquake in many places. Men's hearts failing them for fear.
my only question is... if this is a spiritual conspiracy.... why isn't San Francisco under water?
49er's 2 and 13? another sign...
"This is the end. Beautiful friend. This is the end. My only friend, the end" (Jim Morrison and the Doors, 1968)
Buddists are in China, Japan and Korea, some temples in India and othe rasian countries, but India is mostly Hindu, as well as Malaysia. Indonesia and parts of Malay are mostly Muslim.
"However, the earth was not in the exact same position around the sun, as 2004 was a leap year.
One year would have an 6 hour difference in position.