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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 05:40 PM
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The planet rang like a bell - something to think about
Most of the energy from the killer waves was focussed into the Indian Ocean area, which tragically had no system in place for warning and evacuating potential tsunami victims. (Though officials did receive warning from US scientists.) But some energy did penetrate into the Pacific Ocean. To me, it's a reminder of how we are all riding on this fragile, living bubble of life together, not so far apart after all. Here are the sizes of the quake-generated waves at various spots around the Pacific basin:

50 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT CALLAO CHILE
19 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT IQUIQUE CHILE
13 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT PAGO PAGO AMERICAN SAMOA
11 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT SUVA FIJI
50 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT WAITANGI CHATHAM IS NEW ZEALAND
65 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT JACKSON BAY NEW ZEALAND
18 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT PORT VILA VANUATU
06 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT HILO HAWAII USA
22 CM CREST-TO-TROUGH AT SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA USA
HOWEVER... AT MANZANILLO MEXICO SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS WERE AS MUCH AS 2.6 METERS CREST-TO-TROUGH PROBABLY DUE TO FOCUSING OF ENERGY BY THE EAST PACIFIC RISE AS WELL AS LOCAL RESONANCES.

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/wmsg

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SariesNightly Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 05:45 PM
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1. The effects of resonances need to be studied more
Nikola Tesla was on to something profound back then.
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Cadfael Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 05:56 PM
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2. The earthquake altered the rotation of the Earth...
Permanently!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0412280221...

" Incredibly, the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off Sumatra on Sunday morning caused a vertical displacement of so much material that the rotation period of the Earth has been permanently altered. By a tiny but measurable amount, the Earth is now rotating more quickly on its axis, and the 24-hour day is now one ten-thousandth second shorter.That's the result of calculations based on preliminary data made by Oak Park astronomer Dr. Leslie M. Golden. It's analogous to the increase in rotational speed that a twirling ice skater experiences when he or she draws in their arms."<snip>
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 09:36 PM
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4. Jeez time is speeding up
fast enough has I get older. I really don't need it to go any faster.

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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 09:35 PM
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3. Sounds like it supports the hollow earth theory
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