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October 2nd, 2009

There are lots of tragic scenes from the tsunami and earthquakes that have affected so many of our neighbours, and the terrible typhoon and floods in Manila. You can help by giving more generously than usual to the development charity of your choice. Here is a link to an appeal by CARE. ????? ?????? ???

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  1. October 2nd, 2009 at 14:27 | #1

    Thanks for the link John. We can offer a small amount, but maybe it helps.

  2. Rationalist
    October 2nd, 2009 at 20:25 | #2

    Cheers for the link.

    The amount of energy released during an earthquake is phenomenal, likewise with the energy stored in a tsunami.

    Absolutely insane, and tragic.

  3. Alice
    October 2nd, 2009 at 20:31 | #3

    I heard today of three men surfing who noticed the tide receding and had the good sense to paddle madly out to sea as fsat as they could. Apparently they negotiated three enormously huge waves but made it and the Tsunami passed them by. I am assured by some Northern Beaches people this is not an urban myth.

  4. Rationalist
    October 2nd, 2009 at 21:00 | #4

    @Alice
    It makes sense since the amplitude of a tsunami over open ocean is quite small but as it runs against land or a continental shelf the amplitude is magnified significantly. Also I suppose, a tsunami is probably easier to tackle at sea, absent from water borne missiles and buildings, especially if you have a floaty device like a surfboard.

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