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11. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Katie's around, but busy I think so pops in for a few days and then out again.... we're having a TP gettogether in Montreal next year so we'll be able to meet her in person, among other members of course! :)

12. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

OIC... I wish I could be in Montreal for the gettogether. I might as well be offline (again) :( just for a while, I hope. What is it about TP Island?

13. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

I put the 3 names in the title because they're the persons I 'know' in TP before I 'disappeared' for a while.

Ah well, Good to see you back even just briefly Zags!

Hope some normality can be restored to the chaos in Indonesia soon, but unfortunately i don't think we've ssen teh last big quake in that area yet

14. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Rich!!! (or Gelli)
Glad to hear from you again! I didn't forget you, I just thought you forgot me
How are you doing? Have you travelled somewhere while I'm gone? ;)
BTW I read some people mention about TP island, what is it?

Z

15. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

... unfortunately i don't think we've ssen teh last big quake in that area yet

What do you mean? Do you know last Monday there was a big earthquake again that struck Aceh and its surrounding areas?

16. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting zags

btw have you seen Katie?

I'm here!!! Welcome back Zags! I've been working a lot lately and whenever I do get the odd-day off, I'm outside to enjoy the wonderful Spring weather we've been having here! I really hope you can make it to the Montreal get-together! It would be agreat to put a face to the name.

I'm so happy to hear that you're ok, as well as your family and friends (although I don't know your uncle, I send him hugs!).

I hope that you're able to come on a little more now...but I completely understand if you can't.

If you get the chance, give us the Zags update!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

PS: I feel so honoured to be part of a subject line of a thread! tee hee

17. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Do you know last Monday there was a big earthquake again that struck Aceh and its surrounding areas?

I am aware of that, yes. However, i would expect there to be at least a few more this year and maybe in the next few years whilst things settle down. A sort of ripple effect along the whole plate edge as it tries to reset itself. There won't neccesarily be another one quite as big as the Christmas one or as destructive, but unfortunately i think there will be at least one more huge one at some point within the next 12 or 18 months

I'm doing well cheers. Tired and working hard, but not for much longer been to a few places, but nowhere overly exciting or new in the last few months.

BTW I read some people mention about TP island, what is it?

I'm not the right person to be answering this as i've not been on here so much of late, or paying as much attention to the off topic bits. But i have a vague memory it started out as a "...if you were on a desert island, which TPer would you like to be stuck with..." question, and turned into a huge TP party island. I've probably got some details wrong, and hoepfully somebody that knows allot more will be able to tell you about it!

It might be worth trying a search for the thread. It was a pretty big one from memory, and not all that long ago. A few weeks at most, so probably still around

18. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

BTW I read some people mention about TP island, what is it?

There will be martinis. Everything else is just a minor detail.

19. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Martinis? (I may be busy with work right now, but I have my priorities straight!!)

20. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

There won't neccesarily be another one quite as big as the Christmas one or as destructive, but unfortunately i think there will be at least one more huge one at some point within the next 12 or 18 months


what! you think so?
omygod... so the plate shift is not over yet? I'm aware that the fault goes down to the south of Java... So there might be an effect in Java too, do you think so?

About TP Island.. I'll search the forum next time I have a chance:) thanks for the clue

Katie!!
glad to hear from you again! You sound to be having a very nice Spring there :) Thanks for sending hugs to my uncle..
Here's some update...
I was in the committee of a forum that was held last January in Anyer, a beach town facing Mt.Krakatau at the west edge of Java. Many participant candidates almost cancelled their attendance because they were worried that a tsunami will happen again - either because of a quake or the volcano eruption. Our geoscientists tried to assure them that it was not likely to happen then. And that we could not predict an earthquake. Thank God nothing bad happened, except that a colleague of mine had a nightmare about tsunami happening there, and some others were haunted by ghosts in their rooms...