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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 02:22 PM
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Mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago
Mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago

By Tan Ee Lyn

HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2008 (Reuters) A mega-tsunami struck southeast Asia 700 years ago rivaling the deadly one in 2004, two teams of geologists said after finding sedimentary evidence in coastal marshes.

Researchers in Thailand and Indonesia wrote in two articles in Nature magazine that the tsunami hit around 1400, long before historical records of earthquakes in the region began.

"Tsunamis are something we never experienced before and after 2004, people thought it was something we would never experience again," Kruawun Jankaew of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University told Reuters by telephone.

"But from this, we are able to identify that the place has been hit by a mega tsunami in the past. So even though it is infrequent for this part of the world, it still happens and there is a need to promote tsunami education for coastal peoples."

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre49s7ex-us-tsunami-a... /


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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 02:35 PM
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1. They're seeing many things differently, now that they know what to look for.
And I'm thinking how there was no international aid or rescue effort for any of those people 700 years ago. Nobody else knew what had happened to them. And no effort could have gotten there in time to help. So the survivors died of starvation and disease.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 04:12 PM
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2. The Kamakura Buddha could have told them.
I think it's Kamakura, Japan, near our Naval base that recalls the tsunami story.
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