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Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »
I heard about the quake(s) yesterday in passing, and wondered if tsunamis would follow. No need to wonder any more...

https://www.compuserve.com/news/story/0002/20180929/KCN1M900U_12

Up between 15 and 20 feet tall, racing into shore at almost 500 miles and hour (though of course it slowed down in the shallows and piled up).

Death toll already almost 400 people, and could easily rise into the thousands, both already dead from the quake/wave activity, and dying later from secondary results.
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 09:58:30 AM »


More extensive footage (more preliminary as the sea is receding) of the footage I posted originally.
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 10:03:07 AM »
Report from Britain's ITV:

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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 10:07:54 AM »
Not sure what these guys are on, high above the water, but the waves start swirling it a little eventually.

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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 10:12:12 AM »
Hi Jason

I cannot recall how many fatal earthquakes Indonesia has experienced this year - with many hundreds of fatalities on some of those occasions.  It is a curse of that region.

I was actually on the coast of northern Malaysia on Boxing Day morning 26 December 2004 when the big one hit.  There really is nothing that can adequately prepare you for it.  You think that you have seen these things before on film footage, and you know logically how they work.  You expect a possible wave after an earthquake, but, when it happens the scale, speed, noise and the unstoppable power of the watching the wave move inland and create havoc is absolutely amazing.  Remembering it still causes the hair on my forearms to stand.

God help the victims.

   

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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 01:47:38 PM »
That really is dreadful - must be a terrible experience.
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »
Holy Christ. That is horrific.
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 05:04:00 PM »
Compared to that, the Fukushima tsunami was leisurely, just kinda meandering along (sweeping everything before it). This was more like the boiling, hissing tsunami from the 2004 incident. (I heard firsthand reports from some missionaries who were there, caught out on a boat in the middle of a bay when it came in.)
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 05:08:30 PM »
Holy Christ. That is horrific.

Yeah, a lot of the casualties came from people hanging out on the beach, just playing around. The warnings didn't get out fast enough. I can't see any people on the beach in that recession/surge footage, but it gives an idea what it would be like to be on the beach when it hits.

I'm looking for news on that city of 300,000 people which had no communications yet. (I forget the exact name, it's like Gyonggyong.)
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Re: Indonesia is hit with another tsunami/quake, hundreds dead
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 05:30:02 PM »
This was the latest news I could find, from 2 hours ago (via Eurovision):

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