[LINK] Wobbling cyber chair only earthquake warning

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jun 10 08:26:16 AEST 2008

Tom and all,

> in Greece .. the chair I was sitting on started to wobble. 

It may have been the food ..

Take good care, Tom, and all other linkers who are o/s.


> The chair I was sitting on seemed to be wobbling from side to side.
> Given it was made of solid steel, after a few seconds I realised we must
> be having an earthquake. This lasted a few seconds and as there was no
> damage, I thought no more about it. It was only later that I saw media
> reports of the earthquake killing two south west of Athens.
> In my seminar to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research
> Institute, Turkey, on Internet based systems for emergency warning.I
> warned that t6he region is at risk as the Mediterranean and connected
> Seas Tsunami Warning System is still under construction. It is fortunate
> that the Greek earthquake did not involve a tsunami.
> It is actually possible to issue a warning of earthquakes, but only a
> few seconds in advance. Such warnings are still useful, sent out
> electronically to switch off equipment automatically, which might
> otherwise be damaged or cause injury.
> ---
>     ATHENS: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 rattled
>     southern Greece on Sunday, killing two people, injuring dozens more
>     and damaging scores of homes, officials said.
>     The earthquake, which struck at 3:25 p.m., was centered near the
>     northern Peloponnesian city of Patras, about 120 miles west of
>     Athens, officials said. Much of the damage occurred around
>     Andravida, about 40 miles southwest of Patras.
>     The Greek interior minister, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, said a
>     43-year-old man was killed by a falling roof in a village near
>     Andravida. Another man died of a heart attack while being taken to a
>     hospital for treatment of injuries, Pavlopoulos said.
>     At least four people were treated for leg injuries after leaping
>     from the upper floors of their shaking homes, said Panayiotis
>     Efstathiou, a regional health official. ...
>     From: Earthquake kills 2 in southern Greece, International Herald
>     Tribune, June 9, 2008
>     <http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/09/europe/09greece.php>
> See also:
> Wireless Internet for Emergencies, For the Kandilli Observatory and
> Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Turkey, 15:30 23 May
> 2008: <http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/emergency_management/>
> ---
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>   Tom Worthington FACS HLM
>   PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia
>   http://www.tomw.net.au
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