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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:06
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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

News here in Oz reporting a major quake has hit Japan with accompanying Tsunami. Believed to have closed Narita Airport at this time. More to come.

A wall of water is rushing through areas of Miyagi prefecture following an 8.4 magnitude earthquake. USGS reporting it as being 8.9, with Tsunami possibility in most of north western Pacific area. Sendai airport completely flooded. 4 miilion homes in Tokyo without power and fires breaking out.

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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:06
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Thumbs down Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

A big earthquake has hit northern Japan (8.8 on the Richter?).

Have just seen stunning pictures of a tsunami sweeping across a northern village.

We must be talking serious loss of life here.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:13
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Just seen the first pictures. Something that strikes me in those images - in the midst of the shaking office building, you can see a guy turn to his keyboard and start typing, as if he's logging off or some such.

This is not an unknown iphenomenon in dire situations, a denial of one's circumstances, where you think everyone would just go, get out, you can see people look around at one another as if seeking confirmation that something is in fact wrong with the world, or perhaps waiting to be told what to do.

One has read accounts of survivors of disasters that clearly show some act whule others remain paralysed.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:15
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Sitting watching CNN and the devastation is unbelievable.....
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:18
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Just seen the top of Tokyo Tower is bent. Transportation stopped, a few large aftershocks, on tsunami alert but it won't be much after turning the corner into Tokyo Bay. TV has gone to emergency broadcast system, generally showing tsunami working its way inland in various places.

Gotta say, glad I was in an office with a damping system rather than home which is made of knicker elastic and bungie cords.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:23
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They are just showing vision of one of the airports...I missed the name..completly underwater......
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:27
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They are just showing vision of one of the airports...I missed the name..completly underwater......
I believe it's Sendai Airport.

Unbelievable devastation.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:38
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Watching it here from California. Jesus.

A Tsunami Warning is now in effect for the state of Hawaii following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said that based on available data, a tsunami may have been generated by the quake. They said the earliest that tsunami waves could reach Hawaii would be at 2:59 a.m. Friday.

The Tsunami Warning is extended to Guam and Taiwan as well.
U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 06:58
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Sure glad I wasn't overnighting Japan then!

Wonder what the local airspace is like at the moment....
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:05
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Fox now reporting Tsunami Sirens are going off in Hawaii.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:07
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Just had e-mail chat with one of my mates in our office in Tokyo. He's walked up 30 floors after the lifts stopped. He was in a coffee shop when it happened and the ceiling came in.

Office is new and like bushfiva's has a mega-efficient dampening system.

Top of Tokyo Tower bent? Sheesh. I used to stay near there when I visited Tokyo at the Tokyo Prince.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:08
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Wonder what the local airspace is like at the moment....
Reporting Narita has been re-opened to allow aircraft in holding patterns to land.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:13
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The reports now say Tokyo is getting back to 'normal' but the videos I've just seen of the tsunami at the coastal towns on the news sites are horrific - there must be many dead or missing.
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Fox now reporting Tsunami Sirens are going off in Hawaii.
After looking at the Warning Center map again I get the feeling it'll be a big one and I hope to christ I'm wrong.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:18
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Here is a link to the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=0
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:26
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Top of Tokyo Tower bent? Sheesh. I used to stay near there when I visited Tokyo at the Tokyo Prince.
Agree, I used to do a mental picture of the tower from across the street falling at right angles, and deciding if it would go through my room or not !
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:29
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The world is going mad. Bejesus, thoughts with our mates in Japan. Some of the Japanese USAR crews who came to help us are still here, digging for people in the rubble. Now they have this at home. I'm buggered for words.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:39
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These types of events were forecast as likely side effects of the moon being at it's perigee during the next week, with March 19th being the closest point between moon and earth. The 'Supermoon' effect often coincides with seismic and volcanic action. That's no consolation to all those people whose lives will be ruined by the devastation.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:49
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you can see a guy turn to his keyboard and start typing
Being inside a building is often safer than outside, depending on its construction. Just been back to my apartment, it looks like it's been shaken and stirred vigorously, stair wells full of plaster. Back to the nice damped office, methinks.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 07:51
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I read of an earthquake that happened two days ago greater than that which hit Christchurch that hit Japan with minimal effect other than delays to trains and a 2ft high tsunami, which prompted only a couple of lines of text in the Metro newspaper as if such events were nothing of significance as buildings were designed to absorb such shocks, however this one seems to be even bigger and seems to have caused some damage.

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