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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:31 am    Post subject: Asian disaster: Ideas for how to help.... Reply with quote

Asian disaster: Ideas for how to help....
*Give money
*Help

injuries, deliver aid and rebuild infrastructure
*Learn about phenomenon and help to add influence for early warning systems (and reaction concept)... The Pacific is

covered (to a degree), the Indian Ocean and Atlantic are not

Agenct Info. This site gives all the info on different disaster aid

agencies and what they do:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/as...fic/4131881.stm

Tsunami formation. This site shows a

simple 2D animation of a Tsunami being created, travelling the ocean, and spending its energy when it meets land. It shows the speed and size changes as it passes

across the abyssal plain, over a continental shelf and upto the shore before pouring onto land.
http://www.seashoreantics.com/feature_000_tsunami.html



Tsunami across Indian Ocean. This site shows a 2d animation of a model satalite overview of the Indian Ocean and how the wave

characteristics swept the ocean basin:
http://www.dhisoftware.com/general/News/Tsunami/

Warning and reaction. This site

describes some ins and outs of warning systems. "The bottom line in some cases may be more public awareness of tsunamis. "If you feel an earthquake and it lasts more

than 20 seconds, get to high ground," said Guy Urban, a geophysicist with the tsunami warning center in Alaska.
http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/200...ve-01-10-

05.asp

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same could happen in pacific and atlantic coastlines I guess.. but wonder if the timescale to wait would be long time b4 another biggy (talking

about the geological timeline probabilitys).

If warnings are fitted, it is only half the prob. People would have to know what to do on hearing the alarm. I guess

shelters (strong first floor elevations would suffice in most areas.
After the Tsunami though the infrastructure would still be smashed up so illness type thing would

still be issue.

think warnings are good thing though, as it gives awareness to this planet 'breathing' over time.

Just a thought
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