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    The Massive Earthquake and Tidal Wave

    Our thoughts go out to the people whose lives have been devasted by the massive earthquake and tidal waves that hit southern and southeast Asia. Thousands are missing, millions are homeless, and the suffering and loss is immeasurable to those affected.

    We have members from some of the countries affected and hope they are safe and out of harms way.

    The United Nations said this disaester would become the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen. To those that want to contribute, the following is a partial list of aid agencies are accepting contributions to assist those affected by the earthquake and tidal waves in Asia.



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    I was in South Asia for 3 years as an aid worker. I made friends whom I cannot reach right now to see if they are okay. Thank you for making this post and hopefully getting more people to donate, as I have done.

    Also http://www.unicef.org/ is another option

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    My sister and her fam is stuck in Penang Malaysia right now.

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    My niece is doing a world tour right now and she only left Thailand a few days before this struck....it was a close call. The distruction and disruption is immense and I feel the deepest sympathy for these poor folk.

    At times like these we need to remember that we are but tiny insects living on plates floating on a molten cauldron....the only reason we feel relatively secure is because our lives are extremely short and the world movements play out extremely slowly! If we watched a movie of Earth changes at say 100yrs/frame and 25frames/sec we just wouldn't want to risk living here!! Even this movie would last 500hours if you wanted to see it from the beginning! The trouble is when tension is released at one point on the continental plates, it loads up elsewhere...that's the way of the mechanics.

    For those who may be interested and don't already know, the Himalayan mountain range, for example, where Mt Everest resides, is only the result of two continental plates pushing together and the fringes either had to go up, down or slip unerneath each other....they went up!! What tickles me is that people find sea shells on the top of Everest!!! Yes, these mountains were under the sea at one point!

    I'm so grateful to be living in an era when science is making real progress with our understanding of the world and the cosmos.

    The destruction we see on television, due to nature, is unavoidable. At the same time, what really frustrates me and depresses me, in equal measures, is when you see transmissions from Iraq and you see the destruction which is self wrought then you just feel like packing it in. As you get older you realise what a pathetic bunch humans are....I am continually shocked, and bitterly disappointed by what individuals, groups and nations are prepared to do to each other.

    Let's try and pull together to help each other minimise the misery caused by the unavoidalbe natural crises but for goodness sake let's try to avoid the self inflicted, man made ones....

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy Heern
    ....I am continually shocked, and bitterly disappointed by what individuals, groups and nations are prepared to do to each other.

    Let's try and pull together to help each other minimise the misery caused by the unavoidalbe natural crises but for goodness sake let's try to avoid the self inflicted, man made ones....

    Frank
    Frank,

    I too cannot believe that at this point in time, with all that has come before us, some people on this planet still feel we can resolve our issues by killing one another. Apparently, we still have a long way to go...

    Darren

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    It is just shocking to me, how in just a matter of minutes a wave that could have been hundreds of feet tall, killed thousands. I live in Ohio, the worst thing we have here is bad crops, heat waves, and cold winters, but none of which anyone ever dies from. Bless them.

    Beeson

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    Thanks for bringing those websites to our attention. I believe that World Vision is also involved in relief to the area.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Beeson
    It is just shocking to me, how in just a matter of minutes a wave that could have been hundreds of feet tall, killed thousands. I live in Ohio, the worst thing we have here is bad crops, heat waves, and cold winters, but none of which anyone ever dies from. Bless them.

    Beeson
    Correct me if I'm wrong, I seem to recall the biggest known earthquake in the 48 states occured in Ohio some 200 years ago and it rang the liberty bell

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    No, it wasn't Ohio. It was Missouri. The so called "Madrid Fault" sprung three huge earthquakes sometime around 1812 or was it 1817, I can't recall. Descriptions were sketchy, but apparently these three quakes were humongous and something much worse than any quake since. These quakes were centered close to the Mississippi river in far southeast Missouri. If one looks at the usgs earthquake page one can see that almost every day there is a 1.5 average quake in this fault zone. Several times a year there are quakes of 3.0, but rarely much more than that.

    David

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    yep, I was wrong

    There was however an earthquake in Ohio June 30 2004 in Lake county at a whopping 3.3.... (what would I ever do without the internet )

    It's amazing how mother earth reminds us on how we are nothing

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