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SWS Zealous,

The North Pacific,

300 miles east of Furon.

Captain Simmons looked east through his flash protective binoculars. They had been planning to conduct the test here anyway, but the current actions made it all the more convenient. Just over the visible horizon sat the rusting hulk, that had been painstakingly towed into position before being abandoned. They had posted small patrol boats to the perimeter, warning away anyone who might try to come within 20 miles of the test site. He looked down at his wrist watch. It was 11:59, and in less than one minute, the hopes and dreams of his country's top scientists would either be realised or shattered. Either way, this was the result of seven years of top secret labour. The ship's foghorn sounded a long, mournful note, signalling that all non-essential personnel should proceed below deck immediately. At the same time, the two dozen observers slipped on the last of their flash proof garments. Under the thick glove the captain had just slipped on, a shrill beeping could be faintly heard. Seconds later, the eastern horizon flashed white, and, after a few moments, a bright orange glow was illuminating the water, brighter than even the sun. A towering mushroom was seen to be forming at the sight of the explosion, and before they could fully comprehend the magnitude of the explsion, the blast wave hit. The extreme temperature of the blast wave, as well as the sheer force, caused most of the crew to shield their faces out of habit. The blast wave was closely followed by a huge roar, deafening every last man on board the Zealous. 30 seconds after detonation, all the crew were finally permitted to come above deck. The eastern horizon was dominated by a mushroom cloud, streching miles into the atmosphere. Simmons smiled as the scientist shook one another's hands. Finally, New South Wales was on a level playing field. Without further ado he ordered the helmsman to set a course due south at full speed.

OOC: Needless to say this is all classified.

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Malvinan Geologists detected a large set of vibrations on their richtor scales (spelling OOC?) in the Pacific ocean and immediatly contacted all nations in the pacific/far asian areas to see if they had suffered and earthquakes or volcanic eruptions... but it was like no earthquake or tectonic movment they had ever detected before.

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Malvinan Geologists detected a large set of vibrations on their richtor scales (spelling OOC?) in the Pacific ocean and immediatly contacted all nations in the pacific/far asian areas to see if they had suffered and earthquakes or volcanic eruptions... but it was like no earthquake or tectonic movment they had ever detected before.

OOC: no, it's pretty much the same as far as detection of blasts goes. A scale will register it the same as an earthquake; it doesn't look at the way the thing exploded, it just records the shaking of the Earth. North Korean nuclear tests of a weapon estimated to be 2-12kT registered as a 4.2 on US Geological Survey scales, same as a regular earthquake in California. Basically, you're going to think it's an earthquake, find that the epicenter is in New South Wales, and contact them to find out what's up, not go around randomly contacting asian nations going 'Did you have an earthquake?' like they'd know. You'd be able to find the epicenter, and you'd contact New Cymru, and see if it was an earthquake :P

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OOC: no, it's pretty much the same as far as detection of blasts goes. A scale will register it the same as an earthquake; it doesn't look at the way the thing exploded, it just records the shaking of the Earth. North Korean nuclear tests of a weapon estimated to be 2-12kT registered as a 4.2 on US Geological Survey scales, same as a regular earthquake in California. Basically, you're going to think it's an earthquake, find that the epicenter is in New South Wales, and contact them to find out what's up, not go around randomly contacting asian nations going 'Did you have an earthquake?' like they'd know. You'd be able to find the epicenter, and you'd contact New Cymru, and see if it was an earthquake :P

OOC: Except it was tested out in the middle of the ocean...not actually in New South Wales (Silhouette re-named his nation).

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The frigate CNS Nilambur was patrolling in the Pacific Ocean 400 miles South East of Makanrushi. The Naval Intelligence had asked it to check out about the warning being sent out by New South Wales.

It was then that the massive flash and fireball erupting out of southern horizon was witnessed by the sailors of CNS Nilambur. The shock wave when it reached the frigate was diminished but the Captain of the ship had already postured the ship head on towards the direction of blast to give a lower cross section. Several cameras were taking videos of the blast by now which would all be analyzed by the Admiralty.

Meanwhile at Makanrushi, the base seismologists made note of the violence affecting the Richter graph.

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OOC my bad for spelling etc and semi crap rp :P

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The Malvinian National assembly was handed reports in regards to the "earthquake" in the pacific, its epicenter was estimated to be roughly

300 miles away from the Furonese (OOC is that right?) coast.

a letter was sent to the government of Furon asking what happened in regards to the "Earthquake" and if they could explain it further.

In regards to dranaag, no we have no suffered any ash clouds in our area of the antarctic although we are aware of the detonation of the island, the winds are as of yet keeping our air relativly clean.

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OOC: I am going to ignore my wonderment that you could detect this over the other side of the world and continue anyway...

IC: By the time the Nilambur came anywhere near where the Zealous had been posted, she was already nearly 200 miles south. The patrol boats, however, had to take the long route, and one of these boats, the corvette Diligent, caught the first glimpse of the Nilambur to the north. The Lieutenant commanding the Diligent took little notice, the cross section suggesting to be nothing more than a large fishing vessel. They would continue dropping the marker buoys, which emitted a radio beacon, and should theoretically cover the entire test site, preventing too much collateral damage.

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OOC: I am going to ignore my wonderment that you could detect this over the other side of the world and continue anyway...

OOC uhm mate tectonic movments and serious vibrations can be detected from anywhere on the world cos vibrations travel through the ground.

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OOC sismometers would have picked it up dude.

also excuse the spelling.

vibration travels faster through water than land btw.

damn i knew paying attention in science wudda paid of someday.

and for the record im not half the world away either.

im at the bottom of south america which is uhmm... next to the pacific.

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OOC: You are in the Southern Ocean, on the opposite side of South America from the Pacific, and the Pacific is damned big. And I also payed attention in science, and in geography as well. And unless you had something within a few hundred kilometres, an explosion of the size I am thinking would have been drowned out by background tectonic movement.

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OOC: You are in the Southern Ocean, on the opposite side of South America from the Pacific, and the Pacific is damned big. And I also payed attention in science, and in geography as well. And unless you had something within a few hundred kilometres, an explosion of the size I am thinking would have been drowned out by background tectonic movement.

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