Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:8.8M earthquae hit Chile last night.

Any HoPers affected? We have a tsunami advisory here in CA, although they just say to stay off the beaches today.

Thoughts and hopes to all who are affected.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:I'e been disappointed in the lack of information about the tsunami warning in Vanuatu...makes me stress! Especially when I've not had much luck contacting my village lately!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:communication might be difficult - which doesn't mean anything major happened there... hug

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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WoodlandApple
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Location: Australia
Member Since: 1st Dec 2009
Total posts: 474
Posted:soooooooo...........


anyone donating?


heh heh heh


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:It's all good and wonderful cos I had a chat with my Ni-Van mum and dad tonight grin

They were both stoned (especially Dad) so it was a pretty funny call!

But they're all good, as I trusted that they would be once everything passed. The media ignores those poor little countries when it comes to warning time, but I'm sure that if something drastic actually happened then I would have heard about it. [insert Haiti reference here wink ]


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:according to NASA the quake has changed the axis of earth by a few cm's and thus shortened the day hours (as did the "tsunami-quake" in 2004) - not measurably, only by calculation wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:but on a more serious note, the people are not getting supplies fast enough... frown

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:All in all, the outcome of this quake was a blessing of fortune. A few hundred dead, while never a good thing, is pretty remarkable for one of the most powerful quakes in recorded history. Had this same quake happened at a shallower depth right under Santiago, the outcome would have been very different.

The tsunamis were underwhelming. They were no more than 30cm, hardly bigger than a regular wave. An 8.8 earthquake releases a *huge* amount of energy (well, enough to change the axis of the earth by a bit). We really dodged a big bullet here.

Yes, supplies could get there faster. A lot of people lost their homes and businesses. Many lost their lives. But when compared the the complete devastation of Haiti, this was pretty good by comparison.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:and another one in Taiwan yesterday 6. something on the richter scale, the Earth (or the news)has gone quake crazy.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:yea - seems to be a trend. Meanwhile Chile is getting aftershocks up to 6.1

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