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Tsunami Alert Brings Old Mangalore Port to a Standstill


Tsunami Alert Brings Old Mangalore Port to a Standstill

Brijesh Garodi
Pics: Brijesh Garodi / Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Apr 11: An uneasy calm prevailed over Old Mangalore Port after a Tsunami warning was issued following mild tremors in the city on Wednesday April 11.

The Tsunami alert was scaled down later, but the silence at the otherwise busy port spoke volumes of the effect on the fishermen community. Activities almost came to a halt, and all one could hear was fishermen's talk of the impending doom. The port gave one a feeling that something had happened, or was going to.

Several boats that had ventured into the sea were seen returning soon after the warning was issued.

Rumours were rife that a Tsunami would strike Mangalore at 7.06 pm, and earlier in the day a warning in this regard was also issued. Though there was no visible panic, routine life was disrupted.
 
The Panambur beach too wore a deserted look, with emergency services on alert. An appeal was made to the public not to go for adventure sports on water, and people obediently stayed away.

The DC also convened an emergency press meet and later a meeting with officials, issuing a public statement asking the public to remain calm and assuring that the city was ready to face any calamity.

The tremors were felt in Mangalore, Udupi, Bangalore and in several places across the state and the country, after the massive 8.9-magnitude quake that rocked Sumatra in Indonesia.

But the tremors and warnings did not worry the people of Mangalore much, and the elderly were heard reasoning that nothing bad can happen to the city of 'Parashurama Srishti' and 'Land of Naga Srishti'.

 

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Fri, Apr 13 2012

    Tsunami comes without much warning and it can devour the entire coast. Luckily for the people of Mangalore nothing untoward happened so far but it panicked all the people. But prevention is better than cure. You have to ready for such kinds of disasters. Fishermen cannot go out fishing into the deep sea as it is very dangerous. Everything is changing in this world of ours. Brijesh Garodi/Dayanand Kukkaje have shot some good pictures. All the boats are docked inside. We see some people still enjoying on the beaches.

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  • preethidevadiga, mangalore maroli /kuwait

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    wel done, daiji . very good photography, thanks walter nandalike long live

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    NOTHING TO WORRY MANGALORE WILL BE SAFER.

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  • Krishnaraj, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    Chill Guys !!! It was Rajanikanth who jumped his Terrace to the road, and we all thought it was an Earthquake......

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  • Wilson DSouza, Paladka

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    Nothing bad can happen to the city of 'Parashurama Srishti' and 'Land of Naga Srishti', also 'Rome of the East' !!!

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  • Gerald, modankap-bantval

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    TUSNAMI IS A CURSE TO MANKIND AS THE MANKIND GOING AWAY FROM HIM !!! YOU CAN NOT CHALLENGE HIM !! HE IS THE CREATOR OF THIS WORLD !!! GUYS !! OBEY HIS WORDS WHICH HE REVEALED THRU VARIOUS VERSIONS BE IT CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM AND HINDU OR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE !!!

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