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7.7 Earthquake Nicobar Islands, India region
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/22042.html ^

Posted on 06/12/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT by Ladycalif

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami warning for all areas of the Indian Ocean after a 7.7 earthquake struck Nicobar Islands India Region.

A Tsunami Watch is in effect for India / Indonesia / Sri Lanka / Myanmar / Thailand / Malaysia.

Officials say earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a destructive local tsunami and sometimes a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located usually no more than a thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicenter.

It says areas further from the epicenter could experience small sea level changes and strong or unusual coastal currents.

It is not yet known whether a Tsunami was generated.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsroomamerica.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; andaman; andamanislands; earthquake; india; indian; indianocean; nicobar; nicobarislands; ringoffire; tsunami; tsunamiwarning; warning
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1 posted on 06/12/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT by Ladycalif
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To: Ladycalif

that’s a big one...ouch....


2 posted on 06/12/2010 1:10:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Ladycalif

7.7 is yikes


3 posted on 06/12/2010 1:11:01 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Ladycalif

Yowzers


4 posted on 06/12/2010 1:11:46 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: Domandred

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xkbv.php#details


5 posted on 06/12/2010 1:11:54 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Ladycalif

Is it too late to move the UN there?


6 posted on 06/12/2010 1:12:28 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Domandred

sure is!


7 posted on 06/12/2010 1:13:06 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Ladycalif

I just don’t remember so many large earthquakes in such a short period of time.


8 posted on 06/12/2010 1:13:38 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Me either - I live in CA and I tend to notice earthquake stories.


9 posted on 06/12/2010 1:14:17 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Parley Baer

Magnitude-5.5 Earthquake Hits Japan (yesterday)


10 posted on 06/12/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Ladycalif

Sheesh! My best buddy is on his way over to those countries as I write. He called from the airport at lunchtime. Could be an exciting tour for the band!


11 posted on 06/12/2010 1:18:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ladycalif

12 posted on 06/12/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

13 posted on 06/12/2010 1:27:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ladycalif

Looks like the 16 year old boater got out of there in the nick of time...God does work mysteriously.


14 posted on 06/12/2010 1:34:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ladycalif

Anyone besides me realize how blessed Abby Sunderland was to have lost her mast and have to be rescued in the Indian Ocean near where all these potential Tsunamis threaten?

There is always a reason.


15 posted on 06/12/2010 1:36:27 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: caww

I see that you came to a similar conclusion.

And all those untoward remarks by so many FReepers . . . all for naught.

God knows what He’s doing. Do you know what you’re doing?


16 posted on 06/12/2010 1:38:02 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I was thinking of that, too.


17 posted on 06/12/2010 1:43:54 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Sacajaweau; All

yes and does anyone know if Abby Sunderland has in fact been picked up yet??


18 posted on 06/12/2010 1:47:42 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: tutstar

She was picked up by a fishing boat. She’s fine...and I’m sure relieved. But like all “goal” oriented floks, I’m sure she is already planning the next trip.


19 posted on 06/12/2010 1:50:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Godzilla; muawiyah; SunkenCiv

Are the Nicobar Islands the place where the allegedly Stone Age aboriginals live?


20 posted on 06/12/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: HighlyOpinionated
A tsunami would not mean anything in the middle of the ocean. Probably not even noticeable.
21 posted on 06/12/2010 1:53:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hennie pennie
Are the Nicobar Islands the place where the allegedly Stone Age aboriginals live?

I don't know

22 posted on 06/12/2010 2:16:59 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Sacajaweau

Thanks, was worried about that. They say, if you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time.

That said, I just don’t think I could have let my child do it but....


23 posted on 06/12/2010 2:22:48 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Regardless of Gods intervention of her life in this journey....I was not favorable toward the parents who allowed this trip, and would not have allowed her to go it alone. With someone else, possibly, alone nope. And this after seeing all the arguments from both sides.

However, parents make judgement calls concerning their own kids every day that others would not agree on as well...some of these are equally life threatening. In the end it is the parents call...unless there are laws otherwise.


24 posted on 06/12/2010 2:22:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ladycalif; blam
Link to a site that has some good interactive maps.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

25 posted on 06/12/2010 2:27:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I said free association. Not freely associate.)
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To: hennie pennie
Near there. Both these islands and the nearby Andaman islands were originally populated by a people essentially unchanged since our common ancestors left Africa 75,000 years ago.

A recent discovery has it that the broad masses of Bengladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan share two major lineages ~ Persian and the group ancestral to the Andaman islanders. In doing numerous DNA studies the researchers found that ALL Indian subcontinent people have those two lineages, with no others of any note. The general appearance of individuals has nothing whatsoever to do with the percentage of either lineage in the background.

In short Indians are very mixed.

26 posted on 06/12/2010 2:28:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tutstar
Hell....I didn't even want my 15 1/2 year old grandaughter to go to her boyfriend's (17) junior prom.

My kids did things different...

I'd get a call....Mom...I went white water rafting yesterday...

Mom...I went para sailing yesterday...Mom....I'm in Japan...

They were older but not much...

When something is in your blood...you prepare yourself. She survived BECAUSE she was experienced (and God was watching). Bless her!!

27 posted on 06/12/2010 2:36:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: muawiyah
common ancestors left Africa 75,000 years ago.

Could you link that please? Or any article relating to the DNA track that leads to (these) conclusions? Post them somewhere else if you like so it doesn't appear like a hijack in progress. Thank you.

28 posted on 06/12/2010 2:40:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I said free association. Not freely associate.)
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To: Ladycalif
UPDATE(2): Tsunami Watch Cancelled For India Region
29 posted on 06/12/2010 5:29:18 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Ladycalif
That's a pretty good pop.

'Ring of Fire'

Active Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, "Hot Spots" and the "Ring of Fire"

USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington


30 posted on 06/12/2010 5:37:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Nicobar Islands info
http://www.nicobar.nic.in/


31 posted on 06/12/2010 5:41:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Ladycalif

Re-calibrated to a 5.3 magnitude?


32 posted on 06/12/2010 5:47:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: hennie pennie
Are the Nicobar Islands the place where the allegedly Stone Age aboriginals live?

Yes and I don't think "allegedly" is required in this case. The Andaman and Nicobar island chains, shown in #12, had had several tribes of aboriginals, the rest of which have which have been contacted and generally not fared well. The Andaman's had been used for penal colonies by the Brits and one native appeared in a Sherlock Holmes story because of that. The population on North Sentinel Island (not named on the map at #12, but it's the little island just below the last "a" in "Herbertabad") has vigorously resisted contact in hardcore stone age 2nd amendment fashion. I think there finally has been at least one brief non-lethal contact made, but for the most part knowledge of them is from a safe distance.

33 posted on 06/12/2010 5:59:21 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Remember 321)
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To: vox_freedom

The quake was originally registered with a magnitude of 7.7 but that figure was later revised down slightly to 7.5, the USGS said in a statement.


34 posted on 06/12/2010 6:20:35 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Thanks for that clarification. That 5.3 in the same area was probably an aftershock. A 7.5 is a big one, anywhere.


35 posted on 06/12/2010 6:55:51 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Anyone besides me realize how blessed Abby Sunderland was to have lost her mast and have to be rescued in the Indian Ocean near where all these potential Tsunamis threaten?

Tsunamis are only dangerous when the approach land.For ships in the open ocean a passing tsunami does little more than create a small swell which is easily withstood by all but the most "delicate" vessels.

36 posted on 06/12/2010 7:15:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: caww

And Yet the Lord is working on something and I am dying to know what it is. There is absolutely no way these disasters could be coincidences at this point.


37 posted on 06/12/2010 7:36:18 PM PDT by emax
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To: emax

Scripture tells us the earth does “groan within itself” to be released from it’s bondage. If you notice the maps here the plates can and do move at pivital places.

What is different about these disasters, as to those in past years is... one, we have computers everywhere that get the information to us much faster than ever before...so it seems like there is more happening. Two, the shifts in the sun and moon also come into play with the seasons and severity of...the earth does cycle...like our seasons do.


38 posted on 06/12/2010 7:59:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ladycalif

BreakingNews

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off east coast of Japan’s Honshu Island - USGS
3 minutes ago via breakingnews.com


39 posted on 06/12/2010 8:47:00 PM PDT by VRWCTexan
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To: Ladycalif; tubebender

hey I need to get on my other archaic browser.

We need to summon BD467 or start a new Eathquake Ping List with BD’s blessing.

OK?


40 posted on 06/12/2010 10:15:21 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: Parley Baer

This last week if you are a hobbiest you will be a noticing the action.


41 posted on 06/12/2010 10:16:50 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: caww

I love that guy.


42 posted on 06/12/2010 10:18:16 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I say no to your Highly Opine.

God is so LOVE in huge I would never dare to opine on Holy motions.

Stay withen serving with a passion is my mode and let Holy of Holy take care of the rest.

Btw I live in a sequestured (sic) area of the USA but as I drove down to get the USMail drop I had a bit of radio news.

The news was horrid. Alabama flash floods 17 dead and more (22+) missing.

I would say we have some souls here to Pray for.

But I don’t super impose it was Gods will to flash flood.

I just know we have now more souls in depose.


43 posted on 06/12/2010 10:26:34 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: caww

I like/heart you for that comment.


44 posted on 06/12/2010 10:28:52 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: muawiyah

Nice post.

And as a food lover I can only fantasize about the barberic tasty cooking.

(lived in the southern islands of PI when my very white tail was 17)

If I ever get granted another blessed move I will return to family (commies but I am the Catholic) in the deep south of the islands.

God willing I will be a Catholic ex pat.


45 posted on 06/12/2010 10:33:45 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: blam

Thanks blam.

I am lost without visuals.


46 posted on 06/12/2010 10:35:16 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: caww

Ok now stop IT.

I am so loving your posts.

Nice. And saves my overworked knuckles...so I can do other things.

(beading work)

IOW I like you and you speak for m.


47 posted on 06/12/2010 10:39:34 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: muawiyah

Same with my tribe.
Very Negro in the south PI

Then came the Spanish and up north the Japenese.

But before mixing the malato the Filipinos down South were very nappy headed black.

The in breed of Spain made for some in my time there (had hormones not practicing human restraint) very tall light skinned Island attornerys.

My adoptive Mother is there now and bragging.

Yes I am jealous. I wanted to go on the trip too.

I have mission work that is my passion here in the US. darn it


48 posted on 06/12/2010 10:46:13 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Wise words from Sacajaweau.

(no tags)


49 posted on 06/12/2010 10:50:46 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender

FYI.

By the way my other (here) browser picked up the Mrs. garden arena and we (neighbor too) enjoyed that visual.

You are a Lucky Dog.

some day you should freepmail me. FYI non FR friendly e mail. 8 years I think you might be OK. LOL


50 posted on 06/12/2010 10:57:16 PM PDT by Global2010 ( I can't wait untill Lent comes in 2011.)
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