Dreamthief wrote :Ok Captain Encephalopathy. Earthquake warnings are not days in advance, if they're lucky, it's a few seconds seconds. I can just see a warning like that really helping people. "Quick! Watch out for the *crashshakeshatter*. Woops, too late."
I read the article, and I was quite serious. You guys are on par, if not worse with the conspiracy theory shit.
Actually, you are very wrong Dreamthief.
Firstly, it's the tsunami that killed people- not the submarine earthquake. Secondly, there are several methods that can (not always) offer indications of imminent earthquakes.
The tsunami hit shores at least an hour after the earthquake- so seismic readings in Jakarta, India, Japan, Hawaii etc... all would have registered the earthquake in time to get a warning out. It seems that the US Naval base at Diego Garcia had ample warning (unless they were forewarned...) Not much could have been done to help Aceh victims being so close to epicentre, but what about Thailand and Sri Lanka/India especially??
Elephants have excellent hearing (ie. the big ears), they communicate at low frequencies over great distances. Maybe you should read this
This is not the only story about animals going nuts prior to an earthquake/tsunami.
WRT conspiracy theories, I take anything I read with a grain of salt...that's not to say one shouldn't read to inform oneself...moreso people should read from various sources and draw their own critical assesments. I firmly believe that the technology exists that can induce earthquakes/tsunamis. Anyone who doubts this really underestimates the potential of military technologies.
First reference would be the unexplained Alaskan tsunami of 1946- seismologists have studied it for 50 years but are still left scratching their heads as to why no fault has been found as the cause of it. I do not think it to be far fetched that the US had a submarine nuclear test in 1946, nor is it far fetched that Nevada nuclear tests can be related to US earthquakes or recent Indian/Pakistani nuclear tests can be related to Afghanistans earthquake.
Point being that if a nuke can cause an earthquake in a stable region, what happens when you drop a nuke in a fault line?? Perhaps you'd get an earthquake without the expected S wave experienced days before a typical earthquake, all you'd get are the resultant P waves and after shocks. India has already reported this from it's seismic records and has released media reports to the effect that this appears to be an irregular earthquake pattern.
Disregarding the idea of a nuke, anyone who has been following the progress of the US HAARP develpoment in Alaska may be skeptical as to recent weather/techtonic anomalies. There isn't much of Tesla's work that hasn't been explored to it's full potential- HAARP is no exception. If your thinking I'm talking shit now, why in 1997 did the UN ratify a Convention banning:
"military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects." Both the US and the Soviet Union were signatories to the Convention. The Convention defines "'environmental modification techniques' as referring to any technique for changing--through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes--the dynamics, composition or structure of the earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere or of outer space."
or why would US Secretary of Defense (1997) say:
"Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations... It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts." --- Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997.
"In short,...the Secretary of Defense of the United States confirmed that there are indeed novel kinds of EM weapons, right now and have been for some time, which have been and are being used to (1) initiate earthquakes, (2) engineer the weather and climate, and (3) initiate the eruption of volcanoes."
I'm not saying this is all truth supporting a conspiracy behind the creation of a tsunami, I'm just saying it's possible. The region is especially prone to earthquakes, a 1998 research report also suggests that one of the nearby plates is actually dividing. I do believe that I live in a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe in anything.