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10+ foot tidal wave hits Sulawesi after earthquake

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by Shasta_man, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    as of now, the death toll increase to 832 and still going up. The number of causality in dong gala still very low (11), sure it's not the final figure.
    According to facebook of Prince John dive resort (the only dive resort in Donggala); they only suffered minor damage. Hope this good news reflect the condition of that area.
     
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  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Donggala was apparently the epicenter of the earthquake, I hope that information is correct.

    According to the BBC news this morning no reports from Donggala yet as the roads are so badly damaged to access that area which has a larger population.
     
  3. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    10 foot waves? They're common on the west of Ireland...
     
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  4. Bora_Horza

    Bora_Horza Barracuda

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    Wave height is only part of the story. Wave length of tsunamis can be many kilometers.
    Tsunami_wavelength_948.jpg
     
  5. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    BBC report:

    Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45697553

    As noted above, it's wavelength and period that create the tsunami destruction, not height. The wave keeps coming and coming; it doesn't immediately recede like a wind wave.
     
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  6. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    You are right - they are not the START of a chain of events in the region - they are PART of the tectonic life of the region.

    - Bill
    Indo earthquakes.jpg
    Earthquakes in Indo in the past 50 years.
     
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  7. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    Heard report on NPR that the warning system of buoys wasn't working and hasn't been working for years due to vandalism and funding. Insert emoji smacking it's forehead.
     
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  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Propaganda machine in press said it was. :(
     
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    1234 deaths and climbing
    People suffering without food or clean water at day 5
     
  10. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

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    Tsunami

    Not like these.
     

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