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wercozy
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:19:02 AM
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About 2 hours ago 3 waves hit Japan after a 8.9 earthquake.

A tsunami is expected to hit Hawaii about 2 am, and the Oregon/Washington coast about 6 am.

It could be 3 inches or 30 feet, no one knows.
abcxyz
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:45:46 AM
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srirr
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:53:41 AM

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I just saw this in the news, will wait for further details. My sympathy with the victims and their families.
kitten
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:02:12 AM
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My sympathies for the families and hopefully it will loose speed before it hits the Washington coast.


peace out, >^,,^<
Rusty
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:23:02 AM
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Its disturbing. So soon after new zealand. I hope the Tsunami will loose its potential before it causes further damage.
This link (http://in.news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-jolts-east-japan-tsunami-warning-20110310-220610-690.html) says the wave was 13 ft, while the hindustan times link by abcxyz gives it to be 10 mtrs.
Any clarification regarding this?
kitten
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:40:27 AM
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Maybe they just coverted wrong as 33 feet = 10.0584 meters. A serious mistake, I grant you, for those trying to make plans. d'oh! Eh? Think


>^,,^<
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:03:48 AM

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You can follow the latest news and stories of the situation in BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

The height of the tsunami wave depends on many factors and varies in different areas.
kitten
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:33:41 AM
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Thank you for posting the above links.

BBC has been very good with coverage.

Kind of concerned about the first nuclear reactor just started to hear about before I came back
to my room. Shall click on above and see if there is more news.

I also hope people will have at least turned on the TV and watched some news before taking their
dogs for a stroll on Pacific Coast Highway. Or jog or just walk on the beach as they do. Some
don't watch the telly.

President Obama has promised support and FEMA is ready.

peace out, >^,,^<
Shady
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:38:08 AM
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Heard that a fire has broken out at the nuclear power station
aaabbbccc
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:40:46 AM
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LOWER PLACED ISLANDS THAN THE TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS - WHAT SHOULD HELP

Hi, I heard that some islands which will be reached by the tsunami are lower placed than the tsunami height is. - Maybe there is not enough time to evacuate everybody. The people remaining on the islands can be saved by boats - the larger boats the better - the boats have to sail over the deep sea water, but not behind the islands !! - the ships/boats should sail against the tsunami (not behind the islands !!) - the tsunami will meet them when it has still too small height to harm them and will go under the boats/ships and the boats will be saved, not destroyed. But they have to be/sail over the deep sea water, the deeper sea the better - AND no island or bank/sand bank has to be placed between the center of the earthquake and the boat/ship !!! - They told on the tv, that some islands are lower placed than the tsunami height is and so people living there are in the danger - please find the best places for the boats - if necessary - and tell/send a message to the people living there immediately.

- Please excuse me for my not enough good English - I hope you understand what I wanna to explain.

I am not a geologist, I am not a scientist - I ONLY read the book where this info is written.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:42:37 AM

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From the mentioned BBC site's live coverage:

12:34 The death toll has now risen to 60, the Associated Press is quoting Japanese police as saying.

12:31 Simon Boxall, from the National Oceanography Centrelink text here in Southampton, explains how a quake triggers a tsunami: "An earthquake with the epicentre on the seabed rather than inland is a bit like throwing a huge boulder into the water." Mr Boxall tells the BBC World Service that as a result the waves moving away from the epicentre "move incredibly fast, in fact in the deep water they move at 800kmh. But as they get to shallower water, the front of the waves slows down, the back of the waves keep going at full speed. So what starts off as a ripple that may only be 20 or 30 cm high ends up with a wave that piles up to an eccessive 10 metres. That is what happened here. And of course this part of north-east Japan is very low-lying, so it's become swamped incredibly quickly."
michiko
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:33:23 AM
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its scary. whats happening lately is really disturbing...wars in the middle east, earthquakes followed by tsunami. im praying & hoping that the occurence dont get worse.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:01:19 AM

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Looking at the pictures and news clips in our news and at the BBC's, the death toll might increase dramatically. The metropolis city of Sendai seems to have suffered the worst damages.
Wanderer
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:32:41 AM

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The tsunami is hitting Hawaii right now. One of our High School band groups is there. The news is saying all of them are safe at the top floors of their hotels. Is it the pull of the moon being so close and the equinox coming up in 9 days? Be safe my friends my prayers are for you and all your neighbors.
Klaas V
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:44:46 AM

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Hole in the ground. Via Tumblr

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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:57:37 AM

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I thought I felt something. Everyone be safe !
wercozy
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 2:05:49 PM
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What I find cruel about nature is, just as the tsunami was about to hit Hawaii, my dad said there was a 4.9 earthquake. I guess that would give the tsunami a little extra punch as it headed East. Luckily not that much damage along the coast of Oregon and Washington.

I was very impressed with FEMA, the governors, and our president. All watches, warnings, and alarm systems were in place. Although it is tragic people died and there was so much structural damage to buildings in Japan, many more people would have died without the preparation and drills the locals are accustomed to. I'm thankful ALL of my family on the big island and Oahu is alright.
F.D.S.O.
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 5:42:51 PM
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Any new news about the earthquake? I have not been able to watch the news since about 8:30 this morning
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:30:09 PM

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Wer,
you sure know how to pick up the words to show your true empathy.
jcbarros
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:19:21 PM

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Gods are angry. We´ve offended them. :(
wercozy
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:27:38 PM
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JJ, as always, not sure what you mean...
Babezy
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:04:24 PM
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The footage of the huge muddy waves sweeping roofs and debris along was just about the most scary and sad thing I've ever seen. You could see that no one in the immediate area could possibly survive. Sometimes disaster footage doesn't convey the real sense of loss and damage, but this was heartbreaking. I heard that entire towns have disappeared.
HWNN1961
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:35:08 PM
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I heard that the the main Island of Japan (Honshu?) shifted a full 8 feet due to the quake. What is amazing is that a 7.2 quake was termed an "aftershock". Wow, that would otherwise be a massive earthquake if it had not been for the 8.9 quake that preceeded it.

One can only pray (if you believe in God), or hope for the best for those affected.

Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:22:48 AM
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The Japanese Search & Rescue workers helping the Christchurch, NZ Quake recovery, are now on their way home to

their own devastation.

The footage of the quake plus a tsunami is chilling, poor people, I feel so sorry for them.

God bless.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:38:10 AM

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BBC World News TV Channel just showed pictures of a town Minamisanriku, it's disappeared. 10 000 people reported missing.
Explosion in a Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, one reactor feared to meltdown, three more plants damaged. Missing ships and trains, some areas still unreachable by rescue teams but pictures taken from helicopters show massive damage. Looks really bad.

Minamisanriku, the large building is town hospital.



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Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:24:33 AM

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The videos and images from Japan are absolutely horrific, I hope the government is right about the low danger poised by the potential meltdown at that nuclear plant. I read that the quake was so severe that it sped up the Earth's rotation by 1.6 micro-seconds.
MTC
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:32:03 PM
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Our hold on the planet is tenuous indeed.

Poet Robert Frost had something to say about it:

Our Hold on the Planet

We asked for rain. It didn't flash and roar.
It didn't lose its temper at our demand
And blow a gale. It didn't misunderstand
And give us more than our spokesman bargained for;
And just because we owned to a wish for rain,
Send us a flood and bid us be damned and drown.
It gently threw us a glittering shower down.
And when we had taken that into the roots of grain,
It threw us another and then another still,
Till the spongy soil again was natal wet.
We may doubt the just proportion of good to ill.
There is much in nature against us. But we forget;
Take nature altogether since time began,
Including human nature, in peace and war,
And it must be a little more in favor of man,
Say a fraction of one percent at the very least,
Or our number living wouldn't be steadily more,
Our hold on the planet wouldn't have so increased.

Robert Frost


I wonder if he would still believe the same were he alive today?
thar
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:28:11 PM

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At least the feared tsunami across pacific islands did not happen, as that would have been even more of a nightmare for rescuers because of their remoteness. Japan does not look good though. It seems there the toll must increase, seeing the devastation. And that is without the nuclear danger. I just hope that this is the end of the bad news, it would be just too much for them to have anything more.

srirr
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:46:30 PM

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To add to the misfortune, now there are explosions in the nuclear plants. In today's morning news (Indian time) I heard that there was a third blast and the remaining plants are also at risk. The areas upto 20-25 KMs are being evacuated. The toll has crossed over 10,000. Some cities are completely washed off the world's map.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 10:53:47 AM

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Helsingin Sanomat has published before-after picture pairs on their site. Move your mouse over an image from right to left to reveal the picture taken after the tsunami hit.

http://www2.hs.fi/extrat/ennenjalkeen/japaninkatastrofi/
Gracchus
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:10:53 AM
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The prime minister of Japan tells people to stay indoors to avoid the radiation. A Japanese woman standing on a hillside observes that thousands are now living out of doors. The nuclear industry spin doctors say the real danger is that the building of nuclear power plants will be set back. d'oh!
abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:28:44 AM
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With water and food crisis, there's now radiation exposure. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, a volcano erupted in South Japan. I hope the rest of the world will help rebuild Japan instead of putting more pressure on them after their market crash.
Babezy
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:20:14 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Helsingin Sanomat has published before-after picture pairs on their site. Move your mouse over an image from right to left to reveal the picture taken after the tsunami hit.

http://www2.hs.fi/extrat/ennenjalkeen/japaninkatastrofi/


Those pictures are stunning, in a horrible way. I admit I cried. We're just toys of the elements.
simbha
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:00:56 AM
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Let the others give hope for the persons who Are alive after seeing death passing across them.
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