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Old 02-11-2009, 01:30 PM
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7.5 Earthquake in Jakarta

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Not in Jakarta. Read the article.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:38 PM
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From the keepers of the flame: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqinthenews/2009/us2009cybb/
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:36 PM
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Not in Jakarta. Read the article.
o.k. forgive me- the title shouldd be "195 Miles from Manado, on Sulawesi Island 20 Miles beneath the ocean floor a 7.5 earthquake."

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o.k. forgive me- the title shouldd be "195 Miles from Manado, on Sulawesi Island 20 Miles beneath the ocean floor a 7.5 earthquake."
That's a big difference, isn't it? One place is in the middle of nowhere. The other place is a city of 15 million or so.
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That's a big difference, isn't it? One place is in the middle of nowhere. The other place is a city of 15 million or so.
It would help if the title of the article read "Reporting from Jakarta.....
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If it occurs underneath the ocean, isn't it likely to cause a tsunami? That would certainly be bad news for people living in the path of it.
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If it occurs underneath the ocean, isn't it likely to cause a tsunami? That would certainly be bad news for people living in the path of it.
It may or may not. AFAIK most ocean earthquakes don't trigger a tsunami.
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It would help if the title of the article read "Reporting from Jakarta.....
Even better, replace "Jakarta" with "Indonesia" in the original title. No biggie though.
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That's a big difference, isn't it? One place is in the middle of nowhere. The other place is a city of 15 million or so.
Population of Jakarta is 8,792. and Sulawesi population is 14,946,488
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Population of Jakarta is 8,792. and Sulawesi population is 14,946,488
Not when you include all the surrounding towns and suburbs. Sulawesi is a big island with low-density population. Sometimes it helps to have lived there.
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It may or may not. AFAIK most ocean earthquakes don't trigger a tsunami.
Do you think it's because the water above the quake absorbs alot of the shock vs. earthquakes above water?
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Not when you include all the surrounding towns and suburbs. Sulawesi is a big island with low-density population. Sometimes it helps to have lived there.

It looks like a beautiful place to live.
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In fact it's even more now since I left more than a decade ago:

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The population of greater Jakarta is estimated at 23 million, making it the second largest urban area in the world.
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