Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

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Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby simonshack on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:48 am

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EARTHQUAKE DETAILS:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... ml#details

TSUNAMI bulletin
http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?i ... 04.11.1014

LIVE STREAMING - Indonesian NDTV television: http://video.repubblica.it/mondo/allarm ... 2399?video
(Early reports practically rule out any risk of tsunami.)


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSk9GTvrhx0
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby nonhocapito on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:32 am

Oh no! :angry:
2004 Sumatra earthquake, for comparison in the storyplots: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_India ... nd_tsunami

Also a bit of Hollywood in the meantime:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoAHO4_jPzQ
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby nonhocapito on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:34 pm

This image is pretty much on every news website at the moment:

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From http://abcnews.go.com/International/pow ... d=16113621

Are they running away from traffic? I know, rush hour is a bitch...
I also appreciate the shop in the back that says "Mitra". I think Hoi should like this one. :)
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby brianv on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:46 pm

nonhocapito wrote:This image is pretty much on every news website at the moment:

Image
From http://abcnews.go.com/International/pow ... d=16113621

Are they running away from traffic? I know, rush hour is a bitch...
I also appreciate the shop in the back that says "Mitra". I think Hoi should like this one. :)


Very strange looking image!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitra

"*mitra-, generally reconstructed to have meant "covenant, treaty, agreement, promise.""

You know like "Concordia".

Image

http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?i ... c41c.97616
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby simonshack on Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:52 pm

I've been following the unfolding 'news' flashes today. Here are a few observations of mine. (Many of my observations will be introduced with "AS USUAL" - I think our forum members will allow me to do so, and also understand why I do so.)

Observation1:
As usual, the early imagery of the event we were offered (on all news channels) were of extremely low quality/resolution.
Observation 2:
As usual, a restrict number of short clips were endlessly recycled/aired over and over again (mostly showing nothing but people hanging around/looking worried). A mere handful showed relevant images of the earthquake itself, as it happened (mostly from atrociously poor, apparent "CCTV footage"). Some of this "CCTV footage" was inexplicably sped up/accelerated at superfast speed.
Observation 3:
One particular "as-earthquake-happened-clip" (seemingly shot by a cameraman) shows people escaping out of a building lobby (with a dangling roof chandelier) - while a woman walks INTO the same lobby! Does she have a death wish? Is she mad? Who on Earth would ENTER a building just as an earthquake rattles away? (woman is seen at 0:07 in below video)

full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YORJDsYNxMU

Observation 4:
As usual, we are offered (on Youtube) horridly blurry, supposed "amateur videos" with ridiculous screams/soundtracks:

full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc-vdJZg1HY

Another fact worth mentioning is the excruciatingly contradictory incoming news reports, all day long, regarding the "ALARMING TSUNAMI THREAT" - or viceversa - "THE NO TSUNAMI THREAT AT ALL". Sure, one may ascribe this uncertainty to the difficulty of gauging this threat at an early stage - but this "alert/non-alert" ping-pong game got quite frankly rather silly. If the intent of that was to convey the notion that accurate forecasts are impossible/and that modern science is powerless when faced with nature's whims, it certainly worked out nicely...

Oh - and it all happened on April 11. :rolleyes:
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby Heiwa on Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:30 pm

2.311°N, 93.063°E is a strange epicentre of an earthquake, i.e. not on any fault line, and in the middle of an ocean plain 3 000 meters below water surface. And no (big) tsunami waves have been noticed on western Sumatra 500 kms away. So what went wrong? :rolleyes:
Evidently the 'experts' don't know the difference between various earthquakes.
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Re: Indonesia Earthquake April 11 2012

Unread postby simonshack on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:00 am

Well, it seems that this 11 April Indonesian earthquake has - thankfully - 'fizzled out', seemingly without as much as ONE reported casualty. I am left wondering how this 8.6 Richter scale seismic event ( "the 11th strongest earthquake since 1900"- according to Wickedpedia ) could possibly cause so little damage and (apparently) zero victims. The official explanation (that the tectonic plates moved horizontally rather than vertically) sounds a little odd/unsatisfactory - but then again, I'm no seismic expert...
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