Monday, December 27, 2004

Eatthquake

At least 4,500 people killed by the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Tsunamis killed at least 13,000 people in Sri Lanka, 3,500 in India, 866 in Thailand, 52 in Maldives, 44 in Malaysia, 30 in Myanmar, 8 in Somalia and 2 in Bangladesh. Tsunamis also occurred on the coasts of Cocos Island, Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles. The tsunami crossed into the Pacific Ocean and was recorded along the west coast of South and North America. The earthquake was felt (VIII) at Banda Aceh and (V) at Medan, Sumatra. It was also felt in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2004/usslav/

that comes to about 22,000 which would be an underestimate most likely.

On a political note I notice that the talk of the thai chat boards is that the US did not protect/warn them on purpose (afterall it is the USA's job) or worse yet set off the earthquake. The world has truely become cynical.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Shirley Sancho said...

Thank you, I just wanted to give a greeting and tell you I like your blog.

7:58 AM  

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