Indian Ocean tsunami warning issued after powerful quakes rock Sumatra

Kyodo

 

Two powerful earthquakes struck off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on Wednesday, triggering tsunami alerts around the Indian Ocean.

But the waves observed as of Wednesday night were minor, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

Nevertheless, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect around the entire Indian Ocean, including India, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Somalia, Tanzania, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

The center said that while it was not immediately known whether the strong temblor had generated massive waves, “earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin.”

An employee at Jakarta’s Meteorological, Geophysics and Climatology Agency said that at least four minor tsunami between 6 and 80 cm high swept ashore in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, as well as in the Bay of Bengal.

Speaking to reporters soon after the first, 8.6-magnitude quake jolted Sumatra at 2:38 p.m., Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the country remained on alert but was unlikely to experience massive tsunami.

The second temblor, with an estimated magnitude of 8.2, rocked Sumatra at 5:43 p.m., and Indonesia’s government immediately issued tsunami warnings for the five provinces along the island’s western coast.

Reporters in Banda Aceh and the city of Lhokseumawe in North Aceh Regency said the earthquakes caused panic among locals, many of whom were seen fleeing their homes screaming in terror.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the first quake was 435 km southwest of Aceh’s provincial capital, Banda Aceh, at a depth of 22.9 km.

The second temblor was focused 618 km southwest of Banda Aceh at a depth of 16.4 km, it said.

India also issued a tsunami alert — a less serious designation than a warning — for the subcontinent’s eastern coast and the Andaman Islands, local media reported.

In Thailand, meanwhile, tourists and workers at the beach resort of Patong on the west coast of Phuket were evacuated to higher ground after tsunami sirens sounded, according to Thai media.

 

Let’s move on, I’m not gonna touch this…

Anyway, you guys remember  that post I made a post I made a while back about KyoAni doing Little Busters? Well…

 

 

Kyoto Animation “Too Busy” for Little Busters!

Author: Artefact 

Little Busters! fans are still smarting at being denied their much hoped for KyoAni adaptation, and much fuel has been poured on the flames with the news that they were “too busy” to undertake the project, leaving fans stuck with JC Staff.

A comment from the CEO of Key operators “Visual Art’s” on Twitter set things off:

“Good evening! I’d like to ask about the Little Busters anime adaptation – why wasn’t it KyoAni?”

“Because they were busy…”

He tries to put a brave face on things:

“I understand your worries and expectations of anime companies. I and the staff feel the same way.

However, after seeing how enthusiastic JC Staff and company were about doing it, we decided to entrust our beloved title to them all the same.”

To say this is rubbing salt in the wound for Kudo fanciers is something of an understatement:

“Give us a break!”

“He was basically saying it would have been best for KyoAni to handle it in interviews…”

“I think it’s just pretence. KyoAni probably doesn’t want the hassle.”

“He said he most wanted them to do it but they weren’t available in another interview.”

“I bet you lot would be up in arms if they changed the seiyuu around because they are too old.”

“I think as it stands KyoAni can only put out decent anime, so they couldn’t manage Little Busters.”

“They don’t want to do any more eroge I bet.”

“It’s KyoAni’s fault for being busy! Blame the K-ON! movie for keeping them busy.””

“But I really wanted to see KyoAni’s Kudo…”

How JC Staff feels about the endless complaints about KyoAni not adapting the title is not hard to guess.

 

I’m not surprised, though I’m still waiting on S3 Haruhi, if that’ll ever happen, I doubt it. There was a lot of negative comments about S2 Haruhi so it’s not likely KyoAni will be making much on that.

Moving on…

 

 

Nichijou Shinonome Nano Nendoroid

Author: Leon

 

 

Otaku now have at their disposal their own everyday robot moeblob with Good Smile Company’s release of Nendoroid Shinonome Nano in August 2012.

 

Usual figure gallery is usual. I haven’t seen a single thing related to Nichijou in almost 6 months since I started getting into it.

Now here’s a story about a moron…pulling over cops.

 

 

Police impersonator charged after trying to pull over officers

Drew Blair

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A 20-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on charges that he impersonated a police officer.

Chadwyck Voegeli of Fort Wayne was arrested a week prior according to court documents after he attempted to pull a car over with what appeared to be a phone displaying red and blue flashing lights.

He pulled up next to the car laughing until he saw the person he attempted to stop flash a Fort Wayne police badge.

Two off-duty officers were riding in the car in front of Voegeli .  The suspect tried drive off but the officers followed him to a bar off Leo Road.

Uniformed officers arrived at the scene and after a short chase on foot through the bar, Voegeli was arrested.

Voegeli faces a felony charge of impersonation of a public servant and a misdemeanor of resisting law enforcement.

 

Next up, a teacher is fired for being pregnant.

 

TEACHER FIRED FOR PREGNANCY

Christian School Fires Teacher Who is Pregnant Out of Wedlock.

By KTRH STAFF

A volleyball coach and science teacher at Heritage Christian Academy has been fired for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

29-year old Cathy Samford was named “Coach of the year” at the school she has been working at for three years. Samford is currently pregnant and she was let go at the school because she is unmarried.

Colin Walsh, her attorney, says this is a blatant case of discrimination but Heritage Christian says that is not the case. HCA is a private, religious campus, and according to the school’s headmaster, Dr. Ron Taylor the school considers teachers to be ministers, since they’re allowed to share their beliefs in the classroom.

HCA was contacted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the firing. Samford and Walsh said they’re now considering legal action.

 

Wow, Christians are such cunts. This kind of shit would never happen in a public school.

Next up, a fake doctor tells a women you can cure cancer by sucking her tits.

 

Cancer con: Fake doctor told women they had cancer… and he could cure them with his perverted “treatments”

 

A bogus doctor was jailed for eight years yesterday after dreaming up perverted cancer “treatments” so he could sexually abuse female patients.

Reginald Gill, 77, conned women into believing they had cancer and told one victim her condition could be cured if a man sucked her breasts for 30 minutes a day.

Gill and wife Leila, 35, ran an alternative medical centre from their bungalow where they abused two women.

Judge Keith Thomas told Gill: “They said they would go through any humiliation and shame to cure themselves.

“After giving them this horrifying diagnosis you submitted them to degrading treatment.

“You also convinced your wife to go along with your depraved scheme.

“You convinced the women to strip naked in front of you and, under the pretence you were administering beneficial treatment, subjected them to sexual assault.”

Jurors heard that wheelchair-bound Gill told his victims he had been an Army doctor but he had no medical qualifications.

He was found guilty of three sexual assaults, six assaults by penetration and two counts of fraud.

His young wife was given six months after being convicted of sexual assault and fraud.

John Hopkins, defending, told Swansea crown court: “It was a quack enterprise motivated by the mistaken belief Reginald Gill had in his own capabilities.”

The Gills, of Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire, who were arrested last May, had charged their patients.

Prosecutor Huw Rees said Gill kissed a victim “in the middle of the stomach” after telling her about the perverted breast “cure”.

 

Oh UK, you so silly. Silly Britain, pervy doctors belong in Japan.

And now for some news from our favorite state.

 

Possible ‘acid bomb’ inside mailbox burns Davie woman

By Joe Cavaretta

A Davie woman is recovering from a burned hand after reaching inside her mailbox where a suspected acid bomb had exploded, Davie Police said Wednesday.

The victim was not identified by police after the 9 a.m. incident at a residence in the 6500 block of Southwest 47th Street, where she was treated for a minor injury.

Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle said the woman recalled hearing a loud noise late Tuesday, but she didn’t link the sound to the hanging mailbox door she noticed Wednesday morning.

 

Inside, a plastic water bottle and the mail were shredded from the explosion, police said.

Bomb squad specialists responded to handle the mailbox’s contents that Engle said were still unidentified late Wednesday.

“What we’ve seen in the past is you can combine common household items and when you put the ingredients together, they form an acid-based substance,” Engle said. The combined ingredients cause enough pressure to cause a bottle to explode, he said.

 

That’s all for tonight folks,  I will see you all next time, Grass signing out.