Quake Two

You may recall Baba mentioning the possibility of another quake a week and a half ago. Well, it happened.

Apparently this quake is ten times less powerful than the one that resulted in a tsunami at the end of last year (Quake One), but that hasn’t stopped everyone from freaking out and panicking like the sane individuals they are (can’t say I blame them though).

Of course, the news services are lapping it up like mother nature’s good milk (natural disasters are great for ratings). BBC News has a brief story here and CNN has a longer spiel here.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s just a quake this time.

UPDATE: The good news is that there was no tsunami and it is clear now that the warning systems that have been developed since Quake One would have resulted in potentially reduced fatalities (had there been a tsunami).

Unfortunately, the Indonesian Island of Niah was hit hard due to it’s proximity to the epicentre of Quake Two. BBC News and CNN have updated stories here and here.

1 Comment so far

  1. him (unregistered) on March 29th, 2005 @ 1:12 pm

    You can almost hear Thaksin wringing his hands in delight at the publicity and newsstories another disaster will bring!

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