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The Tsunami, Satellite Images, BEFORE AND AFTER. AMAZING!! (Warning: Graphic images downthread)
crushelits | Dec. 30, 2004 | crushelits

Posted on 12/30/2004 11:21:35 PM PST by crushelits

A satellite image taken Dec. 29, 2004, shows an overview of Aceh province in the western Indonesian island of Sumatra. The area absorbed the double shock of the world's worst earthquake in 40 years coupled with the resulting catastrophic tsunami

BEFORE: This detailed view of the northern tip of the island was taken on Jan 10, 2003

AFTER: A photo taken of the same area on Jan. 29, 2004, shows the extreme destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami. On Thursday, Indonesian officials issued a new death toll of nearly 80,000 for that country alone.

 

BEFORE: This detailed view of northern Banda Aceh was taken on Jan. 10, 2003

AFTER: News services on Thursday reported that pilots in Sumatra had discovered about 28,000
more dead in Banda Aceh while dropping food to remote villages still unreachable by rescue workers.

 

BEFORE: This detailed view of the island was taken by the IKONOS satellite on Jan. 10, 2003

AFTER: Some officials said there was dismal coordination among the Indonesian military, civilians and foreign governments. "We haven't gotten any help at all, nothing, said a resident who was camped out five miles from the airport in Banda Aceh.

 
BEFORE: This detailed view of the west of the island was taken on Jan. 10, 2003

AFTER: As of Thursday, several governments had pledged $500 million in emergency aid for stricken areas.

 
BEFORE: This detailed view of the west of the island was taken on Jan. 10, 2003

AFTER: On Wednesday, the Indonesian military finally reached the Sumatra town of Meulaboh, closest to the epicenter on the massive earthquake. A bulldozer dug a mass grave the size of a
swimming pool in which to pile corpses covered only by plastic sheets.



TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: after; before; earthquake; photos; satellite; sumatraquake; thetsunami; tidalwave; tidelwave; tsunami
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To: crushelits

21 posted on 12/30/2004 11:39:29 PM PST by Bryan
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To: to_zion

The beach sand was washed away.


22 posted on 12/30/2004 11:39:53 PM PST by Old Professer (When the fear of dying no longer obtains no act is unimaginable.)
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To: crushelits

Wow.......


23 posted on 12/30/2004 11:42:50 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Bryan

yikes. that pic needs a warning...


25 posted on 12/30/2004 11:47:44 PM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: crushelits

Whew. Really makes one think a little differently about any of their own troubles. Such devastation.


26 posted on 12/30/2004 11:48:58 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: GeronL

I agree. That picture is also amazing but brutal and should no be here.


27 posted on 12/30/2004 11:50:56 PM PST by crushelits
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To: Bryan

Oh my... : (


28 posted on 12/30/2004 11:54:44 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Governor Rossi was robbed.)
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To: Bryan

You should've posted some kind of disclaimer along with that graphic of a picture. Those are human beings, not beach toys.


29 posted on 12/30/2004 11:58:21 PM PST by Scothia (If you pray for rain, prepare to deal with some mud.)
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To: crushelits

Why bother repair this mess. Mother nature pissed off and is going to retake what's hers..
Hurricanes, flooding in LAX.. It's just the begining


30 posted on 12/30/2004 11:58:45 PM PST by Silver Bird Worker
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To: crushelits

Thanks for the post.


31 posted on 12/30/2004 11:59:42 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: crushelits; All
Crosslinked:

Master source of links here, updated frequently:
The Great Wave- Sumatra Quake and tsunami of 2004

32 posted on 12/30/2004 11:59:52 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Absolutely brutal. :-(


33 posted on 12/31/2004 12:06:36 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: crushelits
Intelligence report: Bin Laden sought Indonesian base (Aceh) Counterterrorism experts say he also checked out Yemen

http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/07/09/indo.binladen

From Maria Ressa
CNN Correspondent

MANILA, Philippines (CNN) --Intelligence officials tell CNN that Osama bin Laden wanted to move the base of operations for his al Qaeda terrorist network from Afghanistan to Southeast Asia in 2000.

The plan, according to these officials' intelligence report, was to move the base to Aceh in Indonesia, where members of the Free Aceh movement (or GAM) were working with al Qaeda.

Aceh is a remote Muslim province in which rebels have fought for a separate Islamic state for decades. Bin Laden's No. 2, Egyptian Ayman Al-Zawahiri visited Aceh with al Qaeda's former military chief, Mohammed Atef, in June 2000.

"Both of them were impressed by the lack of security, the support and extent of Muslim population," reads the intelligence report made available to CNN. "This visit was part of a wider strategy of shifting the base of Osama bin Laden's terrorist operations from the subcontinent to Southeast Asia."

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http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/10294.htm

On 3 January 2002 the Jakarta Post reported, "The Aceh or Nanggroe Aceh Darusallam administration has officially put the special autonomy law and syariah (Islamic law) into effect." The article went on to quote Teungku Sofyan Hamzah, an imam at the grand Baiturrahman Mosque. "Asked about feelings of anxiety by some non-Muslims in Aceh following the implementation of the Islamic law, he (Hamzah) said that the minority should not worry. 'The administration will use national law for them.'"

Well - an article appeared in the Jakarta Post on 28 September 2002, detailing how under shari'a law, caning or imprisonment would be the punishment for those who "propagated beliefs other than Islam to Muslims in the province."
34 posted on 12/31/2004 12:07:06 AM PST by stlnative
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To: crushelits

Those are huge changes.


35 posted on 12/31/2004 12:10:50 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: Bryan

Dear Lord, that is horrible. Just insane.


36 posted on 12/31/2004 12:12:57 AM PST by Marie (~shhhhh...~ The liberals are sleeping....)
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To: crushelits

bttt


37 posted on 12/31/2004 12:18:11 AM PST by Mike Darancette (MESOCONS FOR RICE '08)
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To: to_zion
"It actually looks like the ocean level went up in those after pictures."

I completely agree but I think it's more an issue of the land subsiding then the ocean rising. I've been thinking about this the last few days. There's been numerous reports from Indonesia of some islands off the coast literally "disappearing". Maybe they're not talking about the buildings, but the actual islands. The Banda Aceh area is to the east of the subduction zone, on the 'up' side of the fault. If there was 30m of upward thrust at the fault then I think it's reasonable to presume there might have been some downward movement further in. It would be as if the crust was tilted, or tipped upward at the faultline causing a downward tilt further in. In that case the land would subside or even "disappear".

38 posted on 12/31/2004 12:19:56 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: Bryan

Oh my goodness! That is just awful!! God rest their souls!!


39 posted on 12/31/2004 12:20:12 AM PST by Ros42
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To: to_zion
I would imagine that the vegetation was washed away and there went the earth, too.
40 posted on 12/31/2004 12:34:49 AM PST by Ruth A.
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