Indonesian Tsunami/Earthquake - (death count currently 1407+)

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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Awful. Those poor people. :(
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    Absolutely tragic, seen this over the past couple of days sporadically but nowhere near the exposure it should have.
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    830 deaths and that number is expected to rise significantly.. tragic. :(
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    Synco Full Member

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    There are reports the Tsunami warning system didn't work properly and many people were unaware of the danger. Things will probably become clearer in the next days.
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    This is tragic. Indonesia has suffered so much in the last two months or so since the earthquakes started in Lombok in August. Has any help/aid gone out there yet?
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    It was "only" 380-400 yesterday. Crazy... Even crazier still is that, as drastic & terrible as the number of lives lost is, the number lost in 2004 was over 200,000. Nature is beautiful, yet tragic.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    We've got one a couple of hours away at the moment, but I doubt it will be anything like that one.
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    vangagal Full Member

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    It could reach more than thousand casualties coming next week. Some area in Donggala and Palu still out of reach. The earthquake is common in Indonesia or natural disaster in general. The warning system still lacking knowing the goverment.
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    Sky reporting that the U.K. is to send £2 million and a team of experts so hopefully this will help a little.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    This is awful.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Heard that they knew about the earthquake but because of the type of earthquake it was they figured the tsunami risk was low - so failed to issue a warning.
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    Indonesian authorities don’t do enough. They can’t help Mother Nature but they can certainly invest in better infrastructure/warning systems.

    I mean, there are beach areas in Bali (Canggu, for example) in which the warning sirens don’t even reach potentially affected areas. If they’re not arsed about tourist traps then goodness knows how poor the systems are elsewhere. Not that tourists are more important, but authorities will ensure their safety before some impoverished area full of locals.

    You can’t help but fear that the recent spurt of major quakes are foreshocks for something even more catastrophic.
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    Blummin volcano has erupted on same island now.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    It is crazy. They seem to be ticking through the list of natural disasters.
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    The line of ring of fire literally run through undernearth Indonesia's big islands.
    Per today, death counts up to 1400+ .
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    They are some bizarre stories.

    The field of corn which had traveled a mile from it's original destination.

    Buildings carried hundreds of yards by the mudslide.
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    :(
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    The problem with these disasters that keep happening in our country is there is almost zero awareness and concern for danger between most people, the tsunami buoys have not worked since 2012 because of vandalism and lack of maintenance, and people generally just don't care. People and the government just don't learn and don't realize about our country's position as a disaster vulnerable countries.

    Compare it to Japan where every time a big disaster comes, they implement a new technology and rule so that it may reduce the damage the next time it happens again. Majority of our schools don't even teach the students what to do in times of disaster, the first time I did a fire/earthquake drill is after I start working. Something needs to be done because these kind of disaster will come again sooner or later to our country.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I hope you are safe.

    Why don't they put enough emphasis on flood defences?
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    lawliet354 Full Member

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    I really don't know the answer tbh, what I believe is that this country simply haven't realize that it resides in a very vulnerable region, the other reason I can think is the government is focusing in developing infrastructure between regions in the country first, because there's a lot of region that is really under developed.
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    You have to be an absolute fecking weapon to vandalize flood defenses that are their to save peoples lives... I wish I could say I'm shocked that people would do that, but I'm not.