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Earthquake, Sumatra, 8.7 mag
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Posted on 04/11/2012 2:22:47 AM PDT by Kay Ludlow

More shake, rattle and roll on the other side of the planet. 8.7 this morning; Tsunami warning for Indonesia, not for Japan. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000905e#summary


TOPICS: Breaking News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; indianocean; indonesia; japan; krabi; phuket; sumatra; tsunami; usgs; warning
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To: Godebert
That video is from the 2004 Tsunami.

I do believe you are correct.
51 posted on 04/11/2012 4:31:43 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: relee

Thank you for the update, Relee!


52 posted on 04/11/2012 4:36:54 AM PDT by bd476
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To: ZX12R

Yes, here is the list. This one appears to be very shallow, compared.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/90_0_eqs.php


53 posted on 04/11/2012 4:38:01 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Einherjar

He’s just tidying up the last of his Indonesian records. A flood here, an earthquake there...


54 posted on 04/11/2012 4:38:59 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Einherjar

Heh, good point.


55 posted on 04/11/2012 4:39:10 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Whenifhow

Whenifhow, thank you for all the updates and links!


56 posted on 04/11/2012 4:41:29 AM PDT by bd476
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To: tomkat

CIA The World Factbook



British Indian Ocean Territory


Background:

Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.


Formerly administered as part of the British Crown Colony of Mauritius, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was established as an overseas territory of the UK in 1965.

A number of the islands of the territory were later transferred to the Seychelles when it attained independence in 1976.

Subsequently, BIOT has consisted only of the six main island groups comprising the Chagos Archipelago. The largest and most southerly of the islands, Diego Garcia, contains a joint UK-US naval support facility. All of the remaining islands are uninhabited.

Between 1967 and 1973, former agricultural workers, earlier residents in the islands, were relocated primarily to Mauritius, but also to the Seychelles.

Negotiations between 1971 and 1982 resulted in the establishment of a trust fund by the British Government as compensation for the displaced islanders, known as Chagossians.

Beginning in 1998, the islanders pursued a series of lawsuits against the British Government seeking further compensation and the right to return to the territory.

In 2006 and 2007, British court rulings invalidated the immigration policies contained in the 2004 BIOT Constitution Order that had excluded the islanders from the archipelago, but upheld the special military status of Diego Garcia.

In 2008, the House of Lords, as the final court of appeal in the UK, ruled in favor of the British Government by overturning the lower court rulings and finding no right of return for the Chagossians.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/io.html





Welcome to Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia

"One Island, One Team, One Mission"



Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia provides logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf areas of responsibility in support of national policy objectives.

Diego Garcia, an atoll of the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory, is located 7 degrees south of the equator.

Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia History

The Island of Diego Garcia is the largest of the Chagos Islands located on a large shoal area known as the Great Chagos Bank. This expanse of islands and sand cays covers some 22,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean.

Historians believe that the islands were discovered by Portuguese navigators during the 16th Century and remained uninhabited until the 18th Century.

Under the Treaty of Paris of 1814, many of the islands in the Indian Ocean under the control of the French were ceded to Britain, including the Mauritius and the Chagos Islands. In 1965, these islands became the British Indian Ocean Territory (B.I.O.T.).


During the 19th Century the islands were used as plantations, producing copra and coconut oils. Plantations on Diego Garcia were closed in 1971, following a decision to establish the U.S. Navy Support Facility based on the 1966 Exchange of Notes between Great Britain and the United States.

Today, under the command of a Royal Navy Commander, Great Britain maintains a presence on the Island, with the Headquarters, British Forces, BIOT, and the Royal Overseas Police.


In January 1971, U.S. Navy Seabees were transported to the island by landing ship to begin building the U.S. military presence on Diego Garcia. Today Diego Garcia is home to 16 separate commands, including the U.S. Navy Support Facility, which functions as the host command.

The mission of the U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia is "To provide logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf AORs in support of national policy objectives."

NAVSUPPFAC Diego Garcia occupies a critical part on the "tip of the spear" for U.S. military forces by supporting a multitude of unique and challenging mission requirements. Our motto and mission focus is "ONE ISLAND, ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION."

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/diegogarcia/index.htm


57 posted on 04/11/2012 4:43:00 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Kay Ludlow

I’ll never understand why people who work in high rise office buildings think it’s a good idea to exit the building & stand in front of it


58 posted on 04/11/2012 4:48:03 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: All

BTTT


59 posted on 04/11/2012 5:02:47 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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60 posted on 04/11/2012 5:08:06 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Kay Ludlow; All

CNN LIVE VIDEO via YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mElSrM40yOI&feature=share


61 posted on 04/11/2012 5:11:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: JimSEA

This region did not have a tsunami warning system in 2004.


62 posted on 04/11/2012 5:14:55 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Kay Ludlow

The Russian gave it an 8.1


63 posted on 04/11/2012 5:23:27 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Islander7
Has the President taken any action to ensure his Homeland is spared ?

He has issued an EO for the seas to be calm.

LOL That's funny

64 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:12 AM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

The quiet has ended ping... :)


65 posted on 04/11/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Kay Ludlow; winoneforthegipper
Videos From Indonesia Following 8.7 Earthquake
66 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

In a big way....I was more interested in the 2.2 in indiana....lol


67 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:12 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Don’t let your guard down just yet. ;)


68 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:23 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Yeah looking at the Indonesia quake map...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/95_5.php

It looks like the second quake was a separate quake rather than an aftershock. Perhaps triggered by the first. You can see that both quakes have had their own separate aftershocks.

69 posted on 04/11/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Errant
A comment on the video you linked.

Since the 2004 tsunami was directly Bush's fault, the non-tsunami of 2012 will be because Obama prevented it.

*snicker*

70 posted on 04/11/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Interesting. You're right, looks like two quakes.

I'm kind of wondering if they will affect this guy:

Anak Krakatau Volcano – Small Eruptions – 7th April 2012

71 posted on 04/11/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

The fourth video at that link is of the 2004 tsunami.


72 posted on 04/11/2012 6:58:58 AM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: libertarian27

LOL


73 posted on 04/11/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yeah saw that this weekend she burped....so did Nevado as well.


74 posted on 04/11/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Nevado.html
75 posted on 04/11/2012 7:19:33 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yeah that was a tragedy for sure back then....!


76 posted on 04/11/2012 7:25:35 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
There’s always a tsunami with an 8+ quake in the ocean.

Not true.

77 posted on 04/11/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: bd476

wow~


78 posted on 04/11/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: ZX12R

Another 8.2 quake in the same place. BTW an 8.2 earthquake and an 8.6 quake are separate, but primary events of movement of the Earth’s crust and much to big for consideration of anything else. Not, aftershocks, but more activity to re-set the switch.


79 posted on 04/11/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Kay Ludlow

Bigger is NOT always better. Thanks for thread Kay.


80 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:34 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: winoneforthegipper; Errant; nuconvert; SunkenCiv; no-to-illegals; All

What do you mean SHE?? Anak is SON of Krakatau. Sheesh. ;-)

I was in a 7.5 in Mexico City in 1957. It was 1 am and I was walking home from a party. I started to stagger and said, “but I only had 2 drinks”. My friend from California, said, “Earthquake”, grabbed my hand and we ran down to the intersection away from the 3 story buildings and the swaying slashing overhead wires and waving telephone poles. It was strangely quiet, but lights were flashing all over the city. We were clinging to each other to keep from falling. It was like riding a fast NY subway with nothing to hold on to.

Another friend was downtown near the 40 story skyscraper called The Little Empire State. The neon signage on the exterior was popping, shattering and falling to the ground. Whores were running out into the streets, screaming, crying and praying. Back in my apartment building, one of the guys living upstairs was thrown out of bed. In my shared unit, one of the girls ran out of her bedroom when it looked like a palm tree was going to crash into her window. The chadalier in the living room was swaying so much it was hitting one side of the ceiling and then the other. The maid was curled up under the dining room table in a big pile of laundry. The building itself sustained no damage.

So I knew right away what was happening this past year when my walls started to shudder and shake. I was about 80 miles from the 5.6 in Mineral, Virginia.


81 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:28 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Great story....!


82 posted on 04/11/2012 10:15:00 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: bd476; All

another big one, just now. 7.0 west coast of Mexico.


83 posted on 04/11/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: LibWhacker

Yeah, it’s amazing! I can’t to see the research on why there wasn’t. I kept checking news feeds until 2 hours after the quake and realized there would be no tsunami. Incredible and fortunate. This will be studied.


84 posted on 04/11/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: gleeaikin

I was in the shower when the VA quake hit (I live in Fredericksburg). It was quite a jolt for the East Coast. but not bad compared to some that I have been through in Tokyo.

SF


85 posted on 04/11/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: lefty-lie-spy
After I posted, I realized that maybe I spoke too soon and you were right after all.

In other words, there almost always is a tsunami in a 8+ quake in the ocean. It's just that, as the article says, such a tsunami needn't be "devastating."

It all depends on whether or not the movement is horizontal or vertical.

Again, here's that article. Check it out. It explains everything. No need to wait for the research (unless you are of a scientific bent and would like to go into it in depth). Cheers!

86 posted on 04/11/2012 5:43:20 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Awesome. Thanks so much. It’s amazing that the vertical movement so so little that the tsunami was unnoticeable. Lucky break for all.


87 posted on 04/11/2012 6:01:57 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: gleeaikin

:’)


88 posted on 04/12/2012 4:41:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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