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8.7 Earthquake off the coast of Indonesia

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by classical_hero, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=738603&vId=
    It has been nearly 2 hours since the quake hit and so far there have been no reports of serious damage, so so far so good, but we have to wait out to see what happens with the whole Indian Ocean coastline before we can be sure. But from watching CNN it seems that the quake was more side to side motion rather than an uplift motion of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, so it is thankfully less like to cause a catastrophic tsunami like over 7 years ago.
     
  2. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Great, now I have to listen to more End of the World stuff from people.
     
  3. druidravi

    druidravi King

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    8.7 is soo puny
     
  4. Trev

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    A major 8.2 aftershock has now hit the area, news reports suggest tsunamis have been generated, but so far no reports of major tsanamis, although the region most likely to be affected will have poor communications and therefore may take a little while for reports to get out
     
  5. GhostWriter16

    GhostWriter16 Deity

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    The world is going to end!

    No seriously guys, relax,the Mayans were just counting down to the Hobbit, and were seven days off:p
     
  6. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    I wonder how they determine that, if it's something more interesting than just location.
     
  7. timtofly

    timtofly One Day

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    Probably just the end of Indonesia, the world will keep spinning.
     
  8. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Hey, it's 2012 ;)

    Anyway, thankfully this isn't anything like the 2004 Indonesian Earthquake/Tsunami.
     
  9. Whiskey_Lord

    Whiskey_Lord Deity

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    Michelle Bachmann will interpret it as a sign that god hates Muslims.
     
  10. Berzerker

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    huh?

    how do plates form/evolve?

    is there any significance to the pattern of plates? always seemed kinda strange the Pacific plate is so big while others are more concentrated, kinda like how you'd crack an egg with an impact
     
  11. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    What do you mean by significance?
     
  12. Ayn Rand

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    You mean like did an asteroid break up one side while the other was left intact? Interesting theory but I've never heard anything about it before.
     
  13. timtofly

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    If the Yucatan was the impact point and the trajectory was from the west?
     

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