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Old December 28, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Default Tsunami triggered due to Earthquake

The name of the killer wave is Tsunami. It creates due to fatal earthquake in the deep sea.

This time it has been triggered due the earthquake in Sumatra of Indonesia.

Due to Tsunami of last Sunday people died in Sri Lanka 18,000+, in Indonesia 19,000, in India 7,000, in Thailand 1,500 and in Somalia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar 230. All together itís now 47,000+. And the causalities would be more as Kenya and other African countries are also affected by this killer wave.


In Sri Lanka a passenger full train was simply washed out. All 1,500 passengers were dead or missing.


Lanka is among worst affected country. Apart from causalities 500,000 people lost their shelters. The Government is really helpless now. The president urges to the World for help categorically to the doctors.

Sri Lankaís cricket players, now touring New Zealand, wanted to pull out from there and ICC gave consent. Perhaps the tour will not continue further.

Indonesia the origin of this earthquake, confirmed death of 19,000 people but it would be more as suspected. Same probability is in Thailand. As maximum affected area are Islands and all the communication channel has not been restored the more news of tragedy yet to be come.

Nuclear station at Tamil Nadu of India was also hit by the tide and a senior scientist was found dead. The reactor was shut down and has been declared as safe.

Epidemic out break is sequential disaster and WHO set up a round the clock room for monitor the heath situation.

All in the earth can avoid the celebration of New Years festive and donate the money to the victims. What we can do more?

All Mighty Allah will help all the people who are in distress.

News and Stat from NDTV

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Old December 28, 2004, 01:14 PM
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>> In Sri Lanka a passenger full train was simply washed out.

My God. That's horrible
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Old December 28, 2004, 01:22 PM
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This wave of water was traveling @500 mph. It traveled more then 2000 mile from sumatra to Srilanka in 2 hours. This is incomprehensible power of nature. It shows how powerless we are.
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Old December 29, 2004, 09:11 PM
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feel sorry for those people, at the same time thanks god for sparing my poor beloved country.

mind it, it was a narrow scape.
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Old December 29, 2004, 10:36 PM
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>> In Sri Lanka a passenger full train was simply washed out.
not surprised it got washed away, train lines from colombo to galle are barely 100 feet from the beach at some points. very sad indeed.
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Old January 4, 2005, 02:37 AM
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feel sorry for those people, at the same time thanks god for sparing my poor beloved country.

mind it, it was a narrow scape.
The Tsunami needed thick sheets of water hundreds of metre or more deep to wreak its havoc. It devastated areas where the sea is deep. In the bay of bengal, the depth is only 10 to 30 metres because of huge amount of silt carried by hundreds of rivers. That is the reason why the waves died down before they could reach the shores in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
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Old January 4, 2005, 03:38 AM
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feel sorry for those people, at the same time thanks god for sparing my poor beloved country.

mind it, it was a narrow scape.
The Tsunami needed thick sheets of water hundreds of metre or more deep to wreak its havoc. It devastated areas where the sea is deep. In the bay of bengal, the depth is only 10 to 30 metres because of huge amount of silt carried by hundreds of rivers. That is the reason why the waves died down before they could reach the shores in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
more about this escape>>

How did Bangladesh, land of natural disasters, escape the tsunami?

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - In 1970, a powerful cyclone killed nearly half a million people along the impoverished coastline of Bangladesh; some 138,000 people perished in yet another cyclone that mauled its coastline two decades later.

Cyclones, famine and floods are so common in the South Asian nation that singer-songwriter Joan Baez once lamented: "When the sun sinks in the West, die a million people of Bangladesh.''

Not this time around. Bangladeshis are thanking their lucky stars and wondering how they came out of Sunday's quake-tsunami calamity relatively unscathed.

While tens of thousands have died in neighboring India, Sri Lanka and Thailand _ more than 120,000 people have died in 11 Asian and African nations _ only two Bangladeshi children drowned Sunday when their boat capsized in the high waves. While that's two too many, it still left locals with their mouths agape.

"I still can't just believe my luck. We are safe, when nations close to us have been mauled so badly,'' said Mansur Ahmed, a Dhaka businessman who was vacationing Sunday among 15,000 tourists in St. Martin, an island off Bangladesh's southern coast.

He said high tides in the Bay of Bengal were the only signs something was amiss. When panicked phone calls from the mainland started coming in, they headed for higher ground.

"And then we realized that we are in danger and we left the island in panic,'' said Ahmed, who was with his family, including a 4-year-old daughter.

Geologists attributed Bangladesh's good luck to a natural process of sedimentation, making the sea bed shallow along the coast.

Billions of tons of sediment, which the country's numerous rivers carry into the sea, have created a natural barrier against tsunami, said Mir Fazlul Karim, a geologist at the state-run Geological Survey of Bangladesh.

The barrier helped slow the sea surges before they hit the coast, Karim said. He said the barrier has helped keep the sea floor shallow _ the coastal water in Bangladesh is up to 20 meters (66 feet) deep _ and "absorb the impact of the tsunami.''

Bangladesh's coast is more prepared, naturally, than its neighboring countries to protect lives from sea surges.

The 170-kilometer (106-mile) coast also has more than 2,000 multistoried buildings used to shelter people fleeing disasters, said Golam Rabbani, head of Bangladesh's Red Crescent Society _ the Islamic equivalent of the Red Cross _ in Chittagong, a seaside city to the southeast.

"We are well prepared to face cyclones and tidal surges,'' Rabbani told The Associated Press. "But we feel so relieved that nothing serious happened this time.''

"Allah has saved us,'' he said. The 140 million people of Bangladesh are predominantly Muslim.

-AP
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Old January 4, 2005, 03:50 AM
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From seahawks.com

Note the donation of USD100 000 from the players and coaches of both teams, to go on top of the USD65 000 from the spectators.

Ian Whitchurch, who is proud to barrack for Seattle right now


Fans Donate $65,000 to NW Medical Teams for Tsunami Relief

1/3/2005


The Seahawks werenít the only winning team at Qwest Field on Sunday. Seattle fans and Northwest Medical Teams collected more than $65,000 during the Seahawks/Falcons game to assist NWMT in their relief work in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Representatives of Northwest Medical Teams were joined by 60 volunteers from Qwest Communications to accept donations in the effort to help those suffering from the effects of the deadly tsunami.

When combined with contributions from Seahawks & Atlanta teams and coaches, the total amount raised was over $165,000.
When the Seahawks host the Rams at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Northwest Medical Teams will again be there to accept monetary donations to help them get medical supplies to the stricken areas of south Asia. More than 96% of gifts given to NWMT go directly to the field.

If you would like to learn more about Northwest Medical Teams or make a donation online, please visit www.nwmedicalteams.org
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Old January 4, 2005, 04:47 AM
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Shallow sea bed offered a natural protection against tsunami. The same shallow sea bed makes Bangladesh vulnerable to floods during the rainy season.
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The cricket ground at Galle in the aftermath of the tsunami, January 3, 2005

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