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RE: : Ready for the next disaster?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "i8cvs"
To: "G. Beat"; "Greg Wycoff" "AMSAT-BB"
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: R: [amsat-bb] RE: Will AMSAT (world wide) be ready for the next 
disaster?
>> A few facts (missing from the media news readers):
>>
>> Only a few local earthquakes have been large enough to generate tsunami
> during
>> historical times, those in 1868 (M7.9) and in 1975 (M7.2) produced 
>> tsunami
>> that were large enough to kill people.
>> In human recorded history, these are the leading tsunami (in fatalities)
> that
>> are known:
>>
>> Volcanic eruptions that triggered tsunami:
>>   a.. Tambora, 1816: as many as 90,000 people
>>   b.. Krakatoa (Krakatau), 1883: about 36,000 people [the volcanic
> eruption in
>> this same region was heard around the world]
>>   c.. Shimabara, Japan, 1792: an eruption of Mt. Unzen led to a massive
>> collapse of the volcano into Shimabara Bay, killing about 15,000 people
>> Earthquakes + tsunami (difficult to tell which event killed more people):
>>   a.. Lisbon, Portugal, 1531: 70,000 people died from earthquake and
> tsunami
>>   b.. Peru 1868: about 28,000 people in all
>>   c.. Kamaishi, Japan, 1896: about 27,000 people in all
>> Earthquakes that triggered tsunami:
>>
>>   a.. Hoei Tokaido-Nanhaido tsunami, Japan, 1707: about 30,000 people
>>   b.. Sumatra / Indian Ocean tsunami, Indian Ocean 2004: current 
>> estimates
>> over 120,000 people
>> The Hilo, Hawaii event of May 23, 1960 (Tsunami triggered by earthquake
> off
>> the west coast of South America estimated at 8.25 to 8.5) was the last 
>> one
> for
>> United States territory.
>
>> w9gb
>>
> Hi Greg, W9GB
>
> You missed the 1908 earthquake of Messina (Sicily ) that triggered a 
> Tsunami
> with about 200,000 people killed in all considering those killed in the
> coast of South Italy.
>
> 73" de
>
> i8CVS Domenico
>
Domenico,

Thank you.
The list was from the U.S. Geological Survey.  Looks like I will have to 
send them an e-mail for a few updates !

Happy New Year !

Greg
w9gb 
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