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    Tsunami Hits Solomon Islands
    Prayers go out to those in the Solomon Islands where a Tsunami devastated entire villages today. My good friend Dirk Gardner, long time ABW member, lives in the Solomon Islands and I am anxiously awaiting word that he, his wife and kids are okay.
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    That's so sad. I thought he lived in NZ. I hope you have good news from him soon.

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    He did live in New Zealand until about a year or so ago.
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    Dirk, our thoughts are with you and everyone affected by this.
    Let us know you are ok!!
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    Ron,

    The good news is there are many islands there so that could help reduce the shockwaves ;-), the bad news is this could have broken fiber optic lines connecting communications, just like the chinese quake last year. the quake was pretty shallow (10 km) so i'm guessing that the major damage will be due to the earthquake. The first report I saw on this said the Tsunami was only 15 cm (calculation it seems), but the eye witnesses claimed wave up to 10 feet tall. In compairison the Sumatran quake was over 10 times stronger.

    Here is a link to the earthquake mapping, so you can see how close it was

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...10/155_-10.php

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    No word yet, but for all I know it is the middle of the night here and Dirk was not in the path. I do know he has said internet connectivity is a real challenge some times, so any little disturbance could well cause problems.

    I'll provide an update when I hear from him.
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    Still no word from Dirk. Just got this message in my inbox from the email I had tried to send him
    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
    A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its
    recipients after more than 24 hours on the queue on [my server ulr].
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    Finally got in touch with Dirk today, he and family are fine and were not in the area of the tsumani. He had gotten my message but was not able to respond for some reason.

    Just wanted to update everyone and let you all know he was okay.
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    ;-)

    good to hear

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    Thank God! All the best to Dirk and his family.
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    It's always good to hear good news the end of a day. Happy to hear that Dirk and family are fine!
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