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7.0 quake hits Indonesia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by buckweaver, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    No injuries reported yet; tsunami watch has expired. Still, that's a biggie. How's our Trooper?

    Lot of movement under the sea recently:

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The story said the quake was felt in Jakarta, but no damage reported. The quake was a pretty deep one.

    A 7.0 might generate a small tsunami, but anything bigger than an 8.0 offshore, you better watch out.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Isn't that where Trooper is?
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    For an earthquake that strong to kill only 13 in a country as densely-populated as Indonesia is pretty fortunate ...
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Slappy: Yes.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shout at us and let us know you're OK, TB,,,
  7. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member


    :D :D :D

    I was in my apartment — 20th floor, in case you're curious — at the time, just about to head to the office. I started thinking, "Wow, did I stand up too quickly? Everything's all wobbly." The swaying kept up for a minute or two, but thankfully there was only paint coming off the ceiling. A bunch of people ran out into the street during the quake, I'm told ... you'd think they'd be better prepared, being on the Ring of Fire and all.

    It was an eventful day in the office, too, but that's best left for another thread.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Up to 33 dead and 700 collapsed buildings.

  10. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    I'm surprised it was just 700. With all the shantytowns and buildings built nowhere near any sort of code that spring up, they look susceptible to a stiff breeze, let alone a 7.0 quake.
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