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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-04 07:10 PM
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3. Not global warming this time, I think, but why no warning system?
Edited on Sun Dec-26-04 07:13 PM by Nothing Without Hope
Global warming is responsible for many, many other problems, yes, but not this particular quake. Killer quakes and tidal waves have come from that area before. It's a very active region of the "ring of fire" around the Pacific Ocean, fueled ultimately by planetary plate tectonic forces.

I think one of the issues to come out of this tragedy is: why wasn't there an effective tsunami warning system in place, as it is in Hawaii and Japan? A system of sirens or bells or whatever, even blanket radio announcements, might have saved many lives. The arrival time of the killer waves can be predicted rather precisely, yet people were taken by surprise.
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