News the December 26, 2004 Tsunami remembered

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HowieStearn, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. HowieStearn

    HowieStearn HateClub

    Reputations:
    80,296
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,504
    Likes Received:
    14,285
    227,900 people died that day.

    The epicenter of the 9.0 magnitude quake was located in the Indian Ocean near the west coast of Sumatra. The rupture on the sea floor was more than 600 miles long, displacing the seafloor by 10 yards horizontally and several yards vertically. As a result, trillions of tons of rock moved, causing the largest magnitude earthquake in 40 years.

     
    Xent, Pooh bear, Bye You! and 2 others like this.
  2. potroast

    potroast Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    54,044
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Messages:
    9,601
    Likes Received:
    9,949
    2004?
    How is that possible?
     
    Xent, Ba Ba Boolio, Goods and 5 others like this.
  3. EndOfLine

    EndOfLine PLATINUM SPONSOR VIP

    Reputations:
    71,586
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,419
    Likes Received:
    9,813
    That was some crazy shit - the footage available is unbelievably scary!
     
    Pooh bear and FosterKitten like this.
  4. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    124,799
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    11,023
    Likes Received:
    25,983
    since I was a little kid I knew the tide would do that before a tsunami (go way the fuck out)

    I would have known to run like fuck right away and try to get away and up

    it's the one survival type skill/knowledge I possess

    of course I don't really live near a coast so it's a worthless bit of shit to me
     
  5. HowieStearn

    HowieStearn HateClub

    Reputations:
    80,296
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,504
    Likes Received:
    14,285




    unbelievable scope of disaster
     
    Howards Slow Toilet likes this.
  6. Fillmore Fingers

    Fillmore Fingers Sandy Vag Banned User

    Reputations:
    73,414
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,885
    Likes Received:
    7,712
    A friend of mine was in Thailand when that hit--but Indonesia was hit the hardest--and said if she had been staying on the first floor of her hotel, she would have been a goner. She couldn't talk about the aftermath until many years later.
     
    AbeVigoda likes this.
  7. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    384,616
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,632
    Likes Received:
    61,906
    The ocean took hundreds of thousands of Asian lives that day ....the sad part was the ocean was hungry again 30 minutes later
     
    Birddog, LobsterTails, KDK12 and 5 others like this.
  8. synch22

    synch22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,496
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    1,660
    damn sad..... Very sad. Thanks though.
     
  9. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

    Reputations:
    -204,776
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    28,152
    Likes Received:
    126,229
    Ttttttttsunami
     
    Mike Huntslooce, AbeVigoda and ljc like this.
  10. HowieStearn

    HowieStearn HateClub

    Reputations:
    80,296
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,504
    Likes Received:
    14,285
    [​IMG] "too soon? nah, thats funny. oops"
     
    Xent, God and Bye You! like this.
  11. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    384,616
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,632
    Likes Received:
    61,906
    Ho dee do, Ho dee do
     
  12. Slow

    Slow All The Pieces Matter DawgShed News

    Reputations:
    335,605
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    11,842
    Likes Received:
    47,630
    The greatest tweets of all time..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Xent, Pussy Tendon and Bye You! like this.
  13. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

    Reputations:
    339,535
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    79,567
    Likes Received:
    41,529
    Gilbert must have been on something that day. No way he couldn't have known there'd be backlash. I love him.
     
    JesusTwins and Slow like this.
  14. Father O'Blivion

    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    68,628
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    4,001
    Likes Received:
    8,762
    I don't believe I've seen video like this before. I saw a lot of still images of the devastation (probably lifted from this video), but this is easily one of the most frightening things I've seen. It's almost like a horror movie, where everyone is totally unaware that their lives are about to be changed forever, and that's if they're lucky enough to survive at all.

    Figures the one guy who sounds American would say, "Well, we're not going anywhere today." :rolleyes:
     
    AbeVigoda and Bye You! like this.
  15. bobblebooey

    bobblebooey Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    48,648
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    5,953
     
    God likes this.
  16. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

    Reputations:
    339,535
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    79,567
    Likes Received:
    41,529
    In hindsight, that guy sounded like an asshole. :jj:

    But even the Thai people were like "maybe it's a tsunami?" "Nah."
     
    Father O'Blivion likes this.
  17. blckknight60

    blckknight60 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,948
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    2,283
    Likes Received:
    2,367
    americans always sound like asshole in disaster videos. there was one of that huge explosion in china where its obvious people died and a bunch of americans were like WOAAHH DUDE SICK and laughing
     
  18. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

    Reputations:
    52,424
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    6,080
    Very sad, its amazing the power of nature.


    Ten deadliest natural disasters since 1900[edit]
    RankDeath toll (estimate)Event*LocationDate
    1.1,000,000–4,000,0001931 China floodsChinaJuly 1931
    2.450,000 (242,000–655,000)1976 Tangshan earthquakeChinaJuly 1976
    3.375,000 (250,000–500,000)1970 Bhola cycloneEast Pakistan (now Bangladesh)November 1970
    4.280,0002004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamiIndian OceanDecember 26, 2004
    5.273,4001920 Haiyuan earthquakeChinaDecember 1920
    6.229,000Typhoon Nina—contributed to Banqiao Dam failureChinaAugust 7, 1975
    7.160,000[9]2010 Haiti earthquakeHaitiJanuary 12, 2010
    8.145,0001935 Yangtze river floodChina1935
    9.143,0001923 Great Kanto earthquakeJapanSeptember 1923
    10.138,8661991 Bangladesh cycloneBangladeshApril 1991
     
  19. HowieStearn

    HowieStearn HateClub

    Reputations:
    80,296
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,504
    Likes Received:
    14,285
    it seems to happen in slow motion. the water keeps coming.
     
  20. AbeVigoda

    AbeVigoda Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,006
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    1,977
    I was in North Eastern Thailand when the Tsunami hit and the local news coverage was nuts.

    For literally 24hrs or maybe longer, no one really had any idea how bad it was. I remember the Thai news showing footage of one of the final, small waves, crashing into a beach and people running away and it not looking so bad. This was repeated for a day or so.

    It wasn't until the CNN/BBC crews showed up and flew over with helicopters did we know what really happened and the magnitude.

    I've since watched pretty much every documentary on the Tsunami and there is still horrifying video that I saw on the local Thai news that I've never seen again. One specific thing I remember was a video of a tour bus tipped over on a small road running alongside the beach and there were big puddles of water around it. All over the ground around it were dead white tourists in rigor with their arms and legs bent and sticking in the air. It was a really creepy video filmed by a news crew and I haven't seen it anywhere else.

    In 2007 I went to Banda Aceh, Indonesia where the tsunami hit the hardest and the devastation was still staggering. The core of the town was pretty much rebuilt but driving down the coast, it was pretty much just beach, concrete foundations and broken trees for dozens and dozens of miles. Crazy devastation.
     
    HowieStearn likes this.