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Asia Quake . have been there.

category: general [glöplog]
let me say how it was, in quick words:

gone on the 21.12. from vienna over frankfurt to phuket/thailand. had 4 great days there. till the 25.12. i woke up of some vibration, thought of nothing, felt asleep.
my gf, and me went 1 hour later to breakfast, and after that we returned to the hotelroom to get our things, ready to the sea. going to the sea, the sun was hot and shining , lucky day, about 33C. now it comes: beeing at the front of the beach, i wanted to make a photo, meanwhile i have seen that the whole ocean had gone back for about 600 meters. local (thais) started to run inside the ocean, to get the fishes for free, this was the moment i thougt: when it gets inside, it must come again, no way why but thats physics. so me and my gf, started to run inside of the land, and jumped over an garden, there was a hotel, left from us nothing, just the football field, right i saw the fire ladder, climbed up, both, and on halfway the tsunami crashed over, destroyed mostly there.
up the building i saw a 2nd wave, which was huger then the first one, crashed iinto patong beach and gets the rest.
sad thing: local people started to plunder everything after the 2 waves.
we had luck, we got flyn out with "deutsche luftwaffe" 3 days after it happens.
smell of death was there, and still lots of bodys swimming in the ocean..
thanks that iam out of that horror!

my pics: http://nuke.wein-portal.at/thailand/patongbeach.html

my vid:
http://nuke.wein-portal.at/thailand/images/patongbeach_phuket 100.avi

thank you!

NuKe of Surprise! Productions
added on the 2005-01-01 06:45:43 by NuKem NuKem
amazing, i know it's kinda sad about all that people dying, but i really wanted to be there just to see the disaster coming
added on the 2005-01-01 09:19:04 by tryfex tryfex
Harsh. Glad you're ok.

Mudslide took away just about everything we owned when I was 9.

Recovery takes a while.

In a few months when others have forgotten, though, sceners will still be helping and remembering; it's what we do.
Welcome to your second life.
added on the 2005-01-01 09:23:45 by Adok Adok
doh, there was me thinking this was something about gaming...
added on the 2005-01-01 13:24:03 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
A detailed report from someone "who was there" would also be interesting for Hugi. If you're interested in writing one, please contact me.
added on the 2005-01-01 13:31:58 by Adok Adok
Wow, that kind of situation certainly put things where it belongs in your mind...
added on the 2005-01-01 13:58:37 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
i'm happy you're okay.. lucky you..
added on the 2005-01-01 14:00:17 by nula nula
personally i'd recommend anyone "who was there" to write an article to pain instead of hugi
added on the 2005-01-01 16:32:34 by dodke dodke
personally i wouldn't want to read another article from someone "who was there" in any media, and least of all in a demoscene diskmag.
added on the 2005-01-01 16:49:42 by reed reed
me neither, don't worry.
added on the 2005-01-01 17:16:41 by unlock unlock
Nuke, first off, congrats that you made it!

Sorry if this is innapropriate of me asking, though I'm guessing you have gone over this in your head many times by now. I've tried to get an idea about what happend just before the wave came. You said that the ocean went back out 600 m. Can you describe this more closely? A couple of questions:
How fast did the water sink away? Did it take just seconds?
How long did it take until the wave came from that you noticed that the ocean started going away?
What was the waves like? Was it typical waves or did the waster just rise very fast?
added on the 2005-01-01 18:35:49 by mri mri
Sad to see that it's not just the regular press who jumps onto disaster stories like this like vultures :-(
added on the 2005-01-01 21:05:56 by sparcus sparcus
thanks to all people for the comments!

my server is down due too much traffic, so it will be online again on monday.

to the questions:

tryfex: count you lucky you werent there, see it here, at the place i have been: http://moose.cc/tmp/ts/tsunamiphuket.wmv

adok: i will neither write an article over it for hugi or pain, its just sick what happens and iam sure i will never forget those pictures to my death.

mri: the ocean goes back for about 600 meters, thats what i think, it can be right/false, i told i guessed that. and it happens fast. also i guess from the start where the ocean goes back to the 1st wave there was time for about 1,5 to 2 minutes. so not really much.

one more thing: i was not out on new years eve, i stayed home, and will spend the money to the people there. i would also do this if i had not been there at that moment.

you should do the same...

added on the 2005-01-01 23:52:45 by NuKem NuKem
So glad that you're alive NuKe.
A teammate of mine was there, too and it tooks a few until he was able to phone us, that he is alive.
After my carcrash this week i have a feeling for that, to get given a second chance/life.
Welcome back.
added on the 2005-01-02 13:40:42 by checkoff checkoff
I'm very happy you made it, Nuke.

sick thing is also, that first must something happen, to react people. like asia had no warning system, they will built it this year i read, too late.

and checkoff: yes, a teammate of you and the carcrash makes you think a bit other, like me. seems that is life...
added on the 2005-01-02 23:36:20 by NuKem NuKem
The links don't work now :p
added on the 2005-01-03 13:15:07 by Optimus Optimus
Sadly the links still do not work..mhh..
added on the 2005-01-03 16:00:43 by ghandy ghandy
Forgot to write: Good you've survived!!
added on the 2005-01-03 16:01:29 by ghandy ghandy
stuff like that really makes you think different. too bad that things like that have to occur first to make someone really appreciate his/her own life.
added on the 2005-01-03 16:11:46 by dalezr dalezr
yes, it really does.

(and my bad wrt that very bad night last year..! you know what I mean.. :'/ )
added on the 2010-01-29 00:32:28 by xyz xyz
this POINTLESS THREAD REVIVAL was brought to you by hermes :(
added on the 2010-01-29 00:33:53 by havoc havoc
c'mon, take it easy.
added on the 2010-01-29 00:34:47 by xyz xyz
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