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Re: Sumatra

Post by LONGINUS » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:06 am

Nias was pretty much unaffected from the people I have been skyping with. The quake was a lot further south and the islands 300kms north of The Mentawai's ( Batu and Telo Group) seem to be okay. Damage seems mainly confined to Padang, disturbing images coming out of there at present. A friend send these ones through to me, along with the human toll, an incredible amount of infrastructure devastation that will take a long time to recover from: http://www.surfingatlas.com/articles/storm_over_padang
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Re: Sumatra

Post by Trev » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:50 am

Otway, had a specialist on the news last night explaining how they are'nt related. Just a horrible coincidence.
And our old friend Rick Cameron was interviewed on the radio this morning from Padang.
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Re: Sumatra

Post by Donweather » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:51 am

LONGINUS wrote:Nias was pretty much unaffected from the people I have been skyping with. The quake was a lot further south and the islands 300kms north of The Mentawai's ( Batu and Telo Group) seem to be okay. Damage seems mainly confined to Padang, disturbing images coming out of there at present. A friend send these ones through to me, along with the human toll, an incredible amount of infrastructure devastation that will take a long time to recover from: http://www.surfingatlas.com/articles/storm_over_padang
Thanks mate. Appreciate the response. So have you been skyping with people in Nias or just in the general Sumatra area?

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Re: Sumatra

Post by LONGINUS » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:00 pm

Donweather wrote:
LONGINUS wrote:Nias was pretty much unaffected from the people I have been skyping with. The quake was a lot further south and the islands 300kms north of The Mentawai's ( Batu and Telo Group) seem to be okay. Damage seems mainly confined to Padang, disturbing images coming out of there at present. A friend send these ones through to me, along with the human toll, an incredible amount of infrastructure devastation that will take a long time to recover from: http://www.surfingatlas.com/articles/storm_over_padang
Thanks mate. Appreciate the response. So have you been skyping with people in Nias or just in the general Sumatra area?
No probs Don. In Nias, Lagundri Bay so west coast at least sounds fine at the moment.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by Donweather » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks Longi. We're trying to get in contact with his parents (to find out if they've heard from him) as we speak.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by Chong » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:22 pm

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Re: Sumatra

Post by otway1949 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:41 pm

TrevG wrote:Otway, had a specialist on the news last night explaining how they are'nt related. Just a horrible coincidence.
And our old friend Rick Cameron was interviewed on the radio this morning from Padang.
Yeah TrevG he's right and he's wrong? the full dynamics aren't yet scientifically proven however on my Geology paper I wrote on plate tectonics postulated that a major quake on one rim of the plate vibrates the entire plate (proven, a good quake can rock the entire world for days after)and can move the whole plate or cause enough disruption of the friction on another boundary to cause a reciprocal quake.There is possibly rotation forces at play here too but they cannot be proven YET, there is already data coming in of echoing microquakes along other plate fault lines around the world slightly weakening them.
Plate tectonic theory is only just over forty years old we still know FA really
and WTF does it matter to the poor buggers in Samoa or Sumatra :?: FA but if the science gets better there may be some chance of predicting quakes although in the deep subduction zones under the sea physical measuring will be difficult.
I'll give Rick Cameron the benefit of the doubt here, the question is as for all of us how much will he do to help :?: (and in his case not use it as an excuse to further his own pockets) :mrgreen:
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Re: Sumatra

Post by lessormore » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:09 pm

Just when you thought life couldn't get any worse-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUfKnqv2C3k

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Re: Sumatra

Post by Donweather » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:19 pm

Found out today my mate and his brother are all OK in Nias.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by mical » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:03 pm

Donweather wrote:Found out today my mate and his brother are all OK in Nias.
Awesome, glad they're ok.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by marcus » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:21 pm

otway1949 wrote:
TrevG wrote:Otway, had a specialist on the news last night explaining how they are'nt related. Just a horrible coincidence.
And our old friend Rick Cameron was interviewed on the radio this morning from Padang.
Yeah TrevG he's right and he's wrong? the full dynamics aren't yet scientifically proven however on my Geology paper I wrote on plate tectonics postulated that a major quake on one rim of the plate vibrates the entire plate (proven, a good quake can rock the entire world for days after)and can move the whole plate or cause enough disruption of the friction on another boundary to cause a reciprocal quake.There is possibly rotation forces at play here too but they cannot be proven YET, there is already data coming in of echoing microquakes along other plate fault lines around the world slightly weakening them.
Plate tectonic theory is only just over forty years old we still know FA really
and WTF does it matter to the poor buggers in Samoa or Sumatra :?: FA but if the science gets better there may be some chance of predicting quakes although in the deep subduction zones under the sea physical measuring will be difficult.
I'll give Rick Cameron the benefit of the doubt here, the question is as for all of us how much will he do to help :?: (and in his case not use it as an excuse to further his own pockets) :mrgreen:
not that i have any scientific background in this at all, however it seems, from memory that these "coincidences" seem to happen most times there is a devastating earthquake.
we seem to get one quake somewhere in indo pacific, then say, nz or somewhere will get one too a little while later.
or, some volcano erupts somewhere and a little while later there is an earthquake somewhere else.
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Re: Sumatra

Post by otway1949 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:32 pm

marcus wrote:
otway1949 wrote:
TrevG wrote:Otway, had a specialist on the news last night explaining how they are'nt related. Just a horrible coincidence.
And our old friend Rick Cameron was interviewed on the radio this morning from Padang.
Yeah TrevG he's right and he's wrong? the full dynamics aren't yet scientifically proven however on my Geology paper I wrote on plate tectonics postulated that a major quake on one rim of the plate vibrates the entire plate (proven, a good quake can rock the entire world for days after)and can move the whole plate or cause enough disruption of the friction on another boundary to cause a reciprocal quake.There is possibly rotation forces at play here too but they cannot be proven YET, there is already data coming in of echoing microquakes along other plate fault lines around the world slightly weakening them.
Plate tectonic theory is only just over forty years old we still know FA really
and WTF does it matter to the poor buggers in Samoa or Sumatra :?: FA but if the science gets better there may be some chance of predicting quakes although in the deep subduction zones under the sea physical measuring will be difficult.
I'll give Rick Cameron the benefit of the doubt here, the question is as for all of us how much will he do to help :?: (and in his case not use it as an excuse to further his own pockets) :mrgreen:
not that i have any scientific background in this at all, however it seems, from memory that these "coincidences" seem to happen most times there is a devastating earthquake.
we seem to get one quake somewhere in indo pacific, then say, nz or somewhere will get one too a little while later.
or, some volcano erupts somewhere and a little while later there is an earthquake somewhere else.
Just an article along those lines http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... worse.html
The Macquarie island earthquake an 8.1 level of 2004 3 days before boxing day http://mceer.buffalo.edu/outreach/archi ... querie.asp
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Re: Sumatra

Post by lessormore » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:07 am

Some useful data can be found here.One thing that seems obvious is that earth movement in both these regions are common.
http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/listQuakes
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Re: Sumatra

Post by Shane Peel » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:22 am

Hey Guys,
Went through the whole thing out here at Tello (Pulau Batu Batu) shook like shit for a minute but NO damage or drama here, Padang copped it though and looks like it is hammered from the contact we have had most or all operations OK but Padang is a different story. Nice little swell started to show this arvo, there is a strange disconnect getting news of Padang and being close enough to feel things but too far away to do anything about it. Donate to surfaid if you feel for those poor people in Padang.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by marcus » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:06 am

Shane Peel wrote:Hey Guys,
Went through the whole thing out here at Tello (Pulau Batu Batu) shook like shit for a minute but NO damage or drama here, Padang copped it though and looks like it is hammered from the contact we have had most or all operations OK but Padang is a different story. Nice little swell started to show this arvo, there is a strange disconnect getting news of Padang and being close enough to feel things but too far away to do anything about it. Donate to surfaid if you feel for those poor people in Padang.
your buildings look pretty solid, from looking on the web.
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Re: Sumatra

Post by brendo » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:18 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:Sad lil commentary on one side of the surfing mindset... a bloke I know who runs a charter up there says he got an email from a client saying "wow, this could be great, there should be less surfers in the islands now right?"

yeah fcuken terrific.

some guys were on the news last night arriving at padang to head out to the islands on a boat trip and said they werent worried cause they are gunna be on a boat. what i want to know is...why dont they feel guilty arriving in a city that is half destroyed with dying and injured around them, and all can can think about is their own selfish farken needs...

or the c.ockhead from tracks worried about his staff 'missing' when he knew they were on a boat and there was no tsunami...a bit of shameless free publicity i think...

things run in threes..well theres 3 wa.nkers for ya's

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Re: Sumatra

Post by puurri » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:12 pm

Don't worry, there's more out there than you think possible.

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Re: Sumatra

Post by boardscape avalon » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:09 pm

or surfers carrying on about saving kirra and its reef when all they give a sh.t about really is getting a supposedly better wave..

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