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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:05 AM
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Breaking: 8.9 Earthquake Causes Many Injuries in Japan, 30-Ft. Tsunami
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:55 AM by Hissyspit
Source: Reuters

Quake causes many injuries in Japan, tsunami

TOKYO | Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:03am EST

((Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.9 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing "many injuries," at least one fire and triggering a 10-meter (30-ft) tsunami warning, NHK television and witnesses reported.

The public broadcaster showed black smoke billowing from a building in Odaiba, a Tokyo suburb, and bullet trains to the north of the country were halted.

Television showed cars bobbing in water along side fishing boats. A 50 cm tsunami hit Japan's northern coast.

"The building shook for what seemed a long time and many people in the newsroom grabbed their helmets and some got under their desks," Reuters correspondent Linda Sieg said. "It was probably the worst I have felt since I came to Japan more than 20 years ago."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-japan-quak...



BREAKING NEWS:
Japan earthquake upgraded to 8.8 magnitude: USGS

VIA CNN: Upgraded to 8.9.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:06 AM
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1. 7.9? Yikes........that's a monster quake.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:55 AM
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106. Images:


A tsunami carries buildings (bottom) across waters in Kamaishi city port in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011.
REUTERS/NHK via Reuters




Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) reacts he he feels an earthquake as he attends a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo March 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai




A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Kyodo

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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:06 AM
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108. Updated to 8.9!
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 03:08 AM by slay
yikes! :( :scared: :hide:

*on edit - i see you changed the subject line to say 8.9 - my bad.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-japan-quak...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:14 AM
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114. Yes, missed fixing it on the Greatest Page by 3 minutes.
If you re-edit your post AFTER it gets to the GP, it will fix it. If you don't, it will stay with your initial headline. When we go to DU3, this will not be a problem, since you will be able to edit after one hour.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:17 AM
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115. NATO Press Room stops to watch coverage:


@newmediajim
Jim Long
Everyone in the NATO press room has stopped to watch coverage of the Tsunami in Japan. yfrog.com/gydyrycj
10 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:43 AM
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157. PHOTO THREAD Here:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:54 AM
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171. From Photo Thread:


Streets are flooded after an earthquake in Oarai City in Ibaragi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO




Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:04 AM
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180. I'm now finding that the BBC has
good live coverage. www.bbc.com and click on the live coverage link.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:07 AM
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2. Jeezus 7.9?
Yikes!
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:12 AM
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3. Whoa.. 7.9?
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:13 AM
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4. According to the USGS earthquake site
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:17 AM by kentauros
it looks like it's actually two 7.9 quakes, very close and at different depths:

MAP____7.9____2011/03/11 05:46:24____38.322____142.369____24.4____NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP____7.9____2011/03/11 05:46:00____38.000____142.900____10.0____NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...

edit: actually, it's two different seismic centers reporting:

First one from USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Second one from NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:22 PM
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192. They often show doubles that are single events. A seismologist will review and cleanup.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:55 PM
Response to Reply #192
193. Okay,
but why the 14 km difference in depth between the two? Unless one of them is an "echo"?
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:20 PM
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195. Maybe triangulated with a different set of seismometers.
Have to account for things like rock formations and strata, areas where the sea floor is more or less dense depending upon the type of rock, etc. Relfections from one rock boundary to another. Same reason a city on the other side of a plate may not experience the shaking that a city on the same side of the plate as where the earthquake originated would feel even though the two cities may be the same distance.

These are mostly automated systems, feeding data into this list.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #195
197. Thanks.
I had forgotten about the possibility of a reflection. I understand a little about geology (took it in college decades ago) but not enough knowledge to understand much more than the educated layman's depth of understanding ;)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:14 AM
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5. got a link for you...
http://www.kcby.com/news/national/117782413.html
TOKYO (AP) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says a tsunami warning is in effect for a large swath of the Pacific after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit Japan.
A tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and U.S. state of Hawaii.
Japan's NHK says a small tsunami hit the shore near the epicenter around 3 p.m local time.
Japan's meteorological agency warns that a tsunami as high as 20 feet (6 meters) could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicenter.
The agency says the quake struck at 2:46 p.m. Friday at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast.
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:15 AM
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6. Link:
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:13 AM by necso
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:21 AM
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8. If I hadn't been up late, you would have had the link first
No big deal on that.

That USGS site is great for this stuff, though. Everyone should bookmark it.

All DU-ers that are potentially affected by this, stay safe and git to high ground now!
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:34 AM
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16. I clicked again on both our links,
and it's apparently now estimated at 8.8 (I thought maybe my link was wrong).

Wow. Big jump. Maybe it will change again.
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:28 AM
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83. Edited to remove various inappropriate asides,
given the apparent seriousness of the event.

My sincere condolences, apologies to the afflicted.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:15 AM
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7. Message one from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

000
WEHW40 PHEB 110557
TSUHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-110757-
/O.NEW.PHEB.TS.A.0001.110311T0557Z-000000T0000Z/
BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
756 PM HST THU MAR 10 2011
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0756 PM HST.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.0 NORTH 142.9 EAST
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT
EVALUATION
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011
MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

Oh and west coast

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement #1 issued 03/10/2011 at 9:58PM PST

This is a Tsunami Information Statement for California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerouse to coasts outside the source region. The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is investigating the event to determine the level of danger. More information will be issued as it becomes available.

At 9:46 PM Pacific Standard Time on March 10, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 7.9 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan . (Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.)

Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska should refer to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages for information on the event.

Messages will be issued hourly by the WCATWC until the event status is upgraded to a warning or advisory, or until the center has determined that the event poses no threat to the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts. See the WCATWC web site for basic tsunami information, safety rules, and a tsunami travel time map and table. (NOTE: Travel time maps and tables indicate forecasted times only, not that a wave dangerous to the U.S. and Canadian coasts was generated.)

Link to Standard Information Statement
Link to Public Information Statement
Link to XML/CAP Message
Link to Printable Message

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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:21 AM
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10. Thanks.
You are always on top of things.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:25 AM
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11. When I lived in Hawaii I learned how to find those two FAST
Family still lives there, but they are not expected to get it, and they are high in mountains, but we have DU'ers who are on coasts.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:41 AM
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24. And Hawaii is UTC-10 hours, or 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
So impact of a tsunami wave, if any, should be at about 8am EST.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:21 AM
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9. short youtube vid, interesting tsunami barriers
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LunaSea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:27 AM
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12. Upgraded to 8.8
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:30 AM by LunaSea
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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:29 AM
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13. wow!!
Thats a huge one...almost 9 times that of the 7.9!!
I hope there is no damage!
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:31 AM
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15. And now a 3.2 in the "Hawaii Region"
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...

I know that's not much, but it's awfully close in time to the one in Japan...
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:56 AM
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33. It may be irrational, but with Christchurch and then Tokyo,
I wonder if people in Alaska and the PN should be getting ready for something.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:00 AM
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44. The Ring of Fire does seem to be awfully active lately.
I would be curious to know if there are any current scientific thoughts on this...
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:53 AM
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105. Been thinking about that
Thanks for the timely reminder.
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Project Grudge Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:31 AM
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14. This is terrible.
There are multiple fires in the city of Tokyo. Tsunami strikes. Cabinet in emergency meeting.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:34 AM
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17. I just spoke to my girlfriend in Itabashi section of Tokyo...
...she's been over there for almost six months.

She reports magnitude 6 and 7 + shakings, some of which were happening as I talked to her on the phone.

It has been going on for over ten minutes, from what I could get out of her.

She's scheduled to come back to L.A. this Saturday...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:38 AM
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19. Good vibes for her!
I hope she gets home to LA safely...

:hug:
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:41 AM
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21. Thanks...nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:06 AM
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172. Kyodo reporting that over 700 flights from Japan have been cancelled, with 13,000 people stranded at
Kyodo reporting that over 700 flights from Japan have been cancelled, with 13,000 people stranded at Tokyo's Narita airport and 10,000 at Haneda airport.
by Reuters_MarkKolmar at 7:36 AM
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:16 AM
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182. Just got a call from my girlfriend...
...at just before 7 AM Pacific time.

She won't be coming back tomorrow as scheduled.

But of more concern is the fact that she is unable to contact her sister and sister's family, who live northeast of Tokyo, which is not good.

As I spoke to her, she was still feeling moderate to large aftershocks.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:45 PM
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187. Please keep us updated. nt
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:44 PM
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191. I just spoke to her again, around 4:15 PM...
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 07:55 PM by GReedDiamond
...my time in Los Angeles, which makes it now around 9:44 AM in Tokyo, as I post this.

I'm very glad that her telephone is still working, and needless to say, I hope it stays functional.

She was unable to sleep through the night, due to continuing aftershocks, but she sounds pretty calm, and tells me not to worry.

She has been in Tokyo for almost six months, taking care of her 80+ year old parents, particularly her mother, who has had some significant medical issues over the last year. She reports that her parents are doing alright, which is good news.

I told her I was concerned about the Fukushima Nuke Plant, but she says "don't worry."

She has still been unable to contact her sister or any of her sister's children or husband.

This is what worries us the most, but I'm still worried about the nuclear power plants, I just heard on MSNBC that there is a second plant, in addition the the Fukushima plant, with cooling problems. (ON EDIT: I just saw that the second plant with "pressure problems" is apparently also at the Fukushima complex.)

Thanks Hissyspit, it's good to have a sympathetic ear at DU, I really appreciate it.



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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:28 PM
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196. I, too, am very concerned about the power plants.
My understanding is that there is still a very real possibilty of a Three-Mile Island or even Chernobyl-type event. Maybe not, but it most assuredly not clear. When I was posting about the nuclear plant news early this morning, I was typically skeptical of the public pronouncements that concern was unnecessary.

But the word on her Sister's family is very worrisome. as well. It may just be a communication/contact problem. Please keep posting any updates you may get, if you feel comfortable doing so. It became more and more clear as I watched the coverage overnight that this was worse than I initially expected, even as I had my "whoa" reaction upon seeing the initial news alert of a 7.9 Richter Scale earthquake. We all hope for the best possible news here.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:41 PM
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198. Thanks, I'll update whenever I hear any more news...nt
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 08:28 PM
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200. Update, Saturday...
...which is Sunday morning in Tokyo, around 10:28 AM as I post his.

The good news is, she has gotten word, indirectly from another relative, that her sister/sister's family are safe, but without power.

No major damage apparently, everybody's well, so we are all greatly relieved to know that.

Now the immediate worry for my girlfriend is food, she has only maybe two day's worth of food in the house, so she will have to go in search of food soon. I see on CNN that stores are being cleaned out, so I hope she can stock up without too much trouble.

The aftershocks are still happening at a rate of 2 or 3 per hour, I don't know if they're getting used to them, or really burnt out on them, I'd be burnt out.

The nuke situation is still disturbing as well, but so far, she and her family have been fortunate given the circumstances.

Lastly, she's hoping to try and reschedule her return flight to Los Angeles for Sunday, March 20, but she is so far unable to contact anybody at the airline.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:35 AM
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18. Expanding regional warning

000
WEPA40 PHEB 110555
TSUPAC
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0555Z 11 MAR 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
GUAM / WAKE IS. / TAIWAN / YAP / PHILIPPINES / MARSHALL IS. /
BELAU / MIDWAY IS. / POHNPEI / CHUUK / KOSRAE / INDONESIA /
PAPUA NEW GUINEA / NAURU / HAWAII
FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
REPORTED BY THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY.
ORIGIN TIME - 0546Z 11 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.0 NORTH 142.9 EAST
DEPTH - 10 KM
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.9
EVALUATION
IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WARNING IS
BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
STRIKE COASTLINES NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES AND MORE
DISTANT COASTLINES WITHIN HOURS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER
WILL MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA FROM GAUGES NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE TO
DETERMINE IF A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND ESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF
THE THREAT.
ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.
LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
JAPAN KATSUURA 35.1N 140.3E 0635Z 11 MAR
KUSHIRO 42.9N 144.3E 0642Z 11 MAR
HACHINOHE 40.5N 141.5E 0700Z 11 MAR
SHIMIZU 32.8N 133.0E 0756Z 11 MAR
OKINAWA 26.2N 127.8E 0912Z 11 MAR
RUSSIA URUP_IS 46.1N 150.5E 0714Z 11 MAR
SEVERO_KURILSK 50.8N 156.1E 0834Z 11 MAR
PETROPAVLOVSK_K 53.2N 159.6E 0836Z 11 MAR
UST_KAMCHATSK 56.1N 162.6E 0840Z 11 MAR
MEDNNY_IS 54.7N 167.4E 0903Z 11 MAR
MARCUS IS. MARCUS_IS. 24.3N 154.0E 0757Z 11 MAR
N. MARIANAS SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0853Z 11 MAR
GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0909Z 11 MAR
WAKE IS. WAKE_IS. 19.3N 166.6E 0925Z 11 MAR
TAIWAN HUALIEN 24.0N 121.7E 0932Z 11 MAR
HUALIEN 24.0N 121.6E 0933Z 11 MAR
TAITUNG 22.7N 121.2E 0936Z 11 MAR
CHILUNG 25.2N 121.8E 1004Z 11 MAR
YAP YAP_IS. 9.5N 138.1E 0944Z 11 MAR
PHILIPPINES PALANAN 17.1N 122.6E 0955Z 11 MAR
LEGASPI 13.2N 123.8E 1026Z 11 MAR
DAVAO 6.8N 125.7E 1053Z 11 MAR
MARSHALL IS. ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 1013Z 11 MAR
KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 1044Z 11 MAR
MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 1124Z 11 MAR
BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 1025Z 11 MAR
MIDWAY IS. MIDWAY_IS. 28.2N 182.6E 1026Z 11 MAR
POHNPEI POHNPEI_IS. 7.0N 158.2E 1027Z 11 MAR
CHUUK CHUUK_IS. 7.4N 151.8E 1034Z 11 MAR
KOSRAE KOSRAE_IS. 5.5N 163.0E 1043Z 11 MAR
INDONESIA GEME 4.6N 126.8E 1049Z 11 MAR
BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 1058Z 11 MAR
WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 1110Z 11 MAR
MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 1118Z 11 MAR
PATANI 0.4N 128.8E 1124Z 11 MAR
JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 1135Z 11 MAR
SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 1135Z 11 MAR
PAPUA NEW GUINE MANUS_IS. 2.0S 147.5E 1124Z 11 MAR
KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 1124Z 11 MAR
VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 1134Z 11 MAR
WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 1146Z 11 MAR
RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 1154Z 11 MAR
NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1149Z 11 MAR
BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.
THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES
FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH
CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:40 AM
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20. Watchinng live on BBCTV Boats sailing down streets along with cars
inbound water up to 2nd story of buildings and parking garages.

8.8 is fucking horrendous!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:41 AM
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22. Damn
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:41 AM
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23. I see building being swept along with them boats, cars and trucks too
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:42 AM
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26. delete
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:48 AM by uppityperson
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:52 AM
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30. Saw that too - got my husband up to watch - we're on the West Coast
of Vancouver Island - at sea level at present and will keep a close eye on things overnight. I lived through the Loma Prieta quake in SF. This is nearly 100 times bigger and I can't imagine that. If anywhere is prepared for a big quake, it's Japan. I don't think you can plan for an 8.8 though. :scared:

I hope fatalities are minimal
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:42 AM
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25. 6.4 aftershock according to USGS
though they're not calling it an aftershock; I'm just assuming that's what it is:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:46 AM
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27. NHK World live on SF Bay Area TV
Digital channel 26.2 has a live feed of NHK World.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:47 AM
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28. The tsunami will hit us in about an hour, but...
It will only be .5 meters. So we wil be okay. Scary shit in the rest of Japan though. Fires and boats being tossed like toys.
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Kuroneko Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:56 AM
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32. I'm glad that your ok
I was a little bit worried about you. Tsunami is a huge risk when you live on an island.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:57 AM
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35. Yeah, it is scary. We are watching the chaos on the TV
and it is very scary.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:58 AM
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39. Get some bottled water, more than just a few gallons
and canned food. You may see runs on things like that, and water pipes do have issues after a moderate quake. This is more than moderate
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:22 AM
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122. I'm in the volunteer fire dept and we just closed the flood gates.
It looks like we will be fine.

Thanks for your concern.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:50 AM
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29. NHK English live feed
http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/index.html

Go to the "Now On Air" box in the upper right and select a speed stream for your connection.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:59 AM
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41. They (NHK) just had live helocopter video of a Tsunami rolling in.
Absolutely devastating!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:55 AM
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31. CNN just reported that the first quake was an 8.9
And here I was, going to bed... now I have to watch.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:56 AM
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34. MSNBC showing new video of tsunami. nt
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:17 AM
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60. Someone also needs to give their anchor/newswoman a quick education
into the Metric System! She keeps calling it a "13 foot" wave, when we've already seen the reports that it's a 13 meter wave. That's almost 33 feet!

I have to wonder how many American reporters get lost when they have to go overseas and can't figure out meters and km...
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:29 AM
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84. Yes, she changed it to calling it a 30 foot wave.
Although in fairness they cut to a live English speaking Japanese news channel and they were saying a 4 meter tsunami.

If it were Friday it would have been lockup reruns as well. MSNBC has a long way to go to become a serious news network imo.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:33 AM
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88. I missed that because I have to go to bed
and have turned off the TV. I probably shouldn't have watched that video. I just hope it's not going to be like the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004...
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:40 AM
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95. No worries.
Even now every news channel has different numbers they are calling out. I'm sure we won't have solid official numbers until late tomorrow.

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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:06 PM
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188. 9 Meters In English Is What? Science wasn't Rick Sanchez's strong suite
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:03 PM
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194. The anchorwoman I was watching at the time I made my comment
wasn't Rick Sanchez ;)
Maybe he should have phrased his question as "Nine meters in ignorant-American English is...?" :P

Oh, I did learn something very telling about why the metric system has never been adopted in the US. It's all thanks to how we measure and record plots of land. (There's probably more to it than that, but this was the biggest hurdle compared to all the others.)

I'm guessing that no one wants the daunting (or next to impossible) task of converting all those legal land documents to metric, nor do they want to create new documents in metric until all previous documents are in metric :crazy:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:57 AM
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36. msnbc live now
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:57 AM
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37. Wow, Live pictures from CNN - mud and debris as tsunami flows across landscape seen from air.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:00 AM by Hissyspit
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:57 AM
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38. live coverage here too, top right, click box for connection speed
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:58 AM
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40. Oh my God.
They just showed live helicopter footage of the tsunami.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:01 AM
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45. Boats and houses heading for cars driving on road! Just saw a car with someone in it get caught up
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:02 AM by Hissyspit
in wave of debris.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:03 AM
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47. Probably seeing some people die live here.
Horrible. You can see it heading toward another highway full of cars.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:04 AM
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49. Just saw another couple of cars caught up.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:59 AM
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MORE INFO HERE
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:59 AM
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42. Duplicate
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:10 AM by AsahinaKimi
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:59 AM
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43. Can we get a couple of more recs to get this on Greatest Page so people can find it?
Just a couple needed. Thanks.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:03 AM
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48. Done.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:05 AM
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51. Warnings for Marshall Islands, Wake Island, Taiwan - Stay away from coastal areas.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:03 AM
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46. Oh Fuck those cars have no escape- oh shit - poor bastards.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:05 AM
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50. It's so flat - they have no high ground to escape to!. nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:06 AM
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52. Iwate Prefecture, Sendai area.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:18 AM by Hissyspit
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:11 AM
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53. Live stream links below
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:59 AM
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176. Once again Al Jazeera is the best coverage.
I don't have a TV, so when major breaking news happens I depend on the internet. Although it seems that so very many people are trying to connect to the various sites, that connections are a little spotty.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:11 AM
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54. Showing huge breakers heading in yet again. Second wave moving in now live.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:13 AM by Hissyspit
CNN

Unprecedented footage.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:14 AM
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56. BBC Showing same helicopter coverage. So many lives ending as we write.
My god - those waves aren't stopping - this is terrifying.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:12 AM
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55. Matt Alt on CNN says he could literally not stand up during 5-10 minute duration of quake.
While outside holding side of his home.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:18 AM
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62. I know Matt. He is on CNN@!??? WTF?
Wonder how he got on CNN?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:19 AM
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63. I didn't hear her introduce him. He is talking about his calm wife.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:20 AM by Hissyspit
He is on the phone from Tokyo, identified as "Tokyo Quake Witness."
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:19 AM
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65. Hiroko. She IS calm.
Matt, though, is a bit of a goofball.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:21 AM
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67. He is talking about not knowing about the fate of people caught up in cars.
So it is good he is talking about the possible loss of life.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:22 AM
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71. Not the guy I know in Tokyo, I guess it is a reporter. lol nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:23 AM
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73. O.K.
This guy said he grew up on the East Coast of U.S.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:21 AM
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69. Sendai Airport completely inundated with water.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:26 AM
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78. Many on the roof surrounded by water - can't they 'heli' them off?
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:19 AM
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64. He's on the phone
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:20 AM
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66. Is he self-promoting? I bet he is. nt
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:21 AM
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68. I am listening now. That is not the Matt Alt I know. LOL nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:22 AM
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72. Yes, he's doing good.
Is he a TV person? If he is, I know what you mean. :)
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:23 AM
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74. This is his Twitter
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:28 AM
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81. "Co-author of Super #1 Robot, Hello, Please!"
That him?
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:23 AM
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123. LOL. Yeah, that's the guy I know. nt
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:21 AM
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70. They need to get this wretched Rosemary person off the air.
The most vapid coverage I can imagine.

"Good thing it's only farmland. Duh......"
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:40 AM
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97. God, I agree.
Nothing worse than an anchor who is talking about a tragedy like they were talking about the new shoes they bought yesterday. CTV News Channel here in Canada has an anchor like that. The other day a Libyan-Canadian was on CTV, sobbing after describing the carnage his family had told him about, and begging and pleading for the Canadian government to do something to save his family and all Libyans who were dying, and the anchor was like, "Well, thanks for sharing!" in a freakishly cheery voice. I was like, "are you shitting me?" It was totally inappropriate! This CNN anchor reminds me of that.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:16 AM
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57. This is heartwrenching to watch.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:16 AM
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58. Apparently the US Air Force flew a bunch of planes out of Okinawa
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:21 AM by FVZA_Colonel
for fear of tsunamis.

God, this is going to be a nightmare.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:16 AM
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59. Reuters: BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami washes away houses, land in northern Japan after quake: TV
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:17 AM
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61. It is 10m in some places. nt
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:24 AM
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75. International Red Cross donation link:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:24 AM
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76. Reuters: Power Outage Hits 4 Million Homes in Tokyo, surrounding area.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:24 AM
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77. Large fire at oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, northeast of Tokyo
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:26 AM by Hissyspit
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:28 AM
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80. God, for a moment I thought that was a nuclear plant on fire.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:26 AM
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79. BBC: Five nuclear plants shut down in Japan, tsunami waves continue
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:28 AM
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82. Message Two, Pacific Tsunami Center

000
WEHW40 PHEB 110645
TSUHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-110845-
/O.CON.PHEB.TS.A.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
844 PM HST THU MAR 10 2011
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH SUPPLEMENT
A TSUNAMI WATCH CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 8.8 MOMENT
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
DART 21418 38.7N 148.7E 0619Z 1.08M / 3.5FT 06MIN
LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.
NOTE - DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY
ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL
MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.
EVALUATION
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011
MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:30 AM
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85. "Estimated Earliest Arrival Of First Tsunami Wave in Hawaii is 0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011"
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:31 AM by Hissyspit
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:35 AM
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90. Well at least the idiots wil stay out of the water at North Shore
sorry... bad humor.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:39 AM
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91. Well, that's about like the surfers here that
head to Galveston when a hurricane is coming in...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:32 AM
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86. "My grandfather has been killed in the tsunami." Tweet to CNN
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:33 AM
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89. Person on second floor of house waving white cloth asking for help.
As seen from NHK helicopter footage.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:32 AM
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87. God, look at those people waving from upper windows to attract attention
completely surrounded by water. Whole 'Towns/Villages' seem to be floating away.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:39 AM
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92. New Widespread Tsunami Warning posted from Russia to Antartica!
000
WEPA40 PHEB 110730
TSUPAC
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0730Z 11 MAR 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...
http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.2011.03...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / WAKE IS. /
TAIWAN / YAP / PHILIPPINES / MARSHALL IS. / BELAU / MIDWAY IS. /
POHNPEI / CHUUK / KOSRAE / INDONESIA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
NAURU / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. / KIRIBATI / HOWLAND-BAKER /
HAWAII / TUVALU / PALMYRA IS. / VANUATU / TOKELAU / JARVIS IS. /
WALLIS-FUTUNA / SAMOA / AMERICAN SAMOA / COOK ISLANDS / NIUE /
AUSTRALIA / FIJI / NEW CALEDONIA / TONGA / MEXICO /
KERMADEC IS / FR. POLYNESIA / NEW ZEALAND / PITCAIRN /
GUATEMALA / EL SALVADOR / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / ANTARCTICA /
PANAMA / HONDURAS / CHILE / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / PERU
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0546Z 11 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST
DEPTH - 10 KM
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN

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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:39 AM
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93. @Cabel: Kenichi hears that Tokyo Disneyland, right on Tokyo Bay, is beginning to get flooded. This i
@Cabel: Kenichi hears that Tokyo Disneyland, right on Tokyo Bay, is beginning to get flooded. This is freaky stuff ...
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:46 AM
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102. Tokyo Disneyland car park has been obliterated
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:39 AM
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94. Yen is falling fast. Insult to injury.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:40 AM
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96. @REUTERSFLASH BreakingNews Indonesia issues tsunami warning for eastern Indonesia after Japan quake
@REUTERSFLASH
ReutersBreakingNews
Indonesia issues tsunami warning for eastern Indonesia after Japan quake
35 seconds ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:41 AM
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98. Japan PM speaking live on NHK, says doing everything possible to aid situation.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:42 AM
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99. CNN: This quake ranked 7th strongest since records kept.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 03:28 AM by Hissyspit
@Joshua_holland1
Joshua Holland
US Geological survey: Only 6 earthquakes more powerful have ever been recorded.
1 minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:51 AM
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104. Daaaaaaaamn.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:57 AM
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153. Oh man...Thanks for the info.
PB
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:43 AM
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100. Crazy right here. CNN and BBC World are simulcasting NHK World footage
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 02:44 AM by alp227
scary stuff right here. CNN apparently defers to CNN International feed during American after hours, that's why the host had a British or Australian accent and there was a globe over the CNN logo. And BBC World News channel was just showing the NHK World feed and said that the BBC in London had power problems. This is gonna dominate the headlines for days and days. Of course both channels had their newsreaders insert their own updates. My local ABC, Fox, and NBC channels (I'm in California) are breaking this story, while my CBS station is showing the David Letterman show.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:43 AM
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101. Hawaii - Urgent Action Shoud be Taken to Protect Lives/Property!
EVALUATION
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG
COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION
SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.
A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE
CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD
COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS
CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.
TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT
RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI
WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL
QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE
CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED
BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH
TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.
THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=hawaii.2011.03....

Don't fuck around - get away from the coast! Please!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:49 AM
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103. NHK: Tsunami warnings issued for Hawaii, Australia, NZ, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Guam, Wake Island...
Marianas, Taiwan.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:05 AM
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107. Tsunami Watch Issued for Washington and Oregon Coastlines
RT @shannynmoore: RT @mpoppel: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR WASHINGTON AND OREGON COASTLINES
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:10 AM
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110. wcatwc doesn't agree...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:21 AM
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120. Source: The Oregonian
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:44 AM
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158. Thanks, the alert went out about 30 minutes later.
Godspeed.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:12 AM
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113. Not according to NOAA - I'm on the PacNorWest and am checking every few mins.
Nothing for us or Cal yet. Mexico on south - all the way to Antartica - but not the NorWest.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:20 AM
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119. All areas 'Except' AK/OR/WA/CA & Canada
Latest Bulletin:

...THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA....

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.2011.03...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:09 AM
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109. AP: Tsunami warning sirens sounded in Honolulu
@BreakingNews
Breaking News
Tsunami warning sirens sounded in Honolulu - AP
3 minutes ago via breakingnews.com Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:11 AM
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111. First fatality confirmed:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:11 AM
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112. However it isn't due for another 4-5 hours. Time to prepare
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:18 AM
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116. Still no good info for my neck of the BEACH!
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 03:23 AM by sce56



Well looks good so far for me and my family!

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement #1 issued 03/10/2011 at 9:58PM PST

This is a Tsunami Information Statement for California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerouse to coasts outside the source region. The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is investigating the event to determine the level of danger. More information will be issued as it becomes available.

At 9:46 PM Pacific Standard Time on March 10, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 7.9 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan . (Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.)

Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska should refer to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages for information on the event.

Messages will be issued hourly by the WCATWC until the event status is upgraded to a warning or advisory, or until the center has determined that the event poses no threat to the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts. See the WCATWC web site for basic tsunami information, safety rules, and a tsunami travel time map and table. (NOTE: Travel time maps and tables indicate forecasted times only, not that a wave dangerous to the U.S. and Canadian coasts was generated.)

It does indeed worry me as this is my home that I'm sitting in as I type in the Harbor.




but as I get ready to post the TV now says Tsunami Watch for So Cal! :(
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:22 AM
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121. Am at our beachfront cabin in BC - I share your fears and will be up all night monitoring!
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:23 AM
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124. NOAA stillo saying we're ok - so far
000
WEPA40 PHEB 110730
TSUPAC
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0730Z 11 MAR 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.2011.03...
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:27 AM
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126. KCAL9 Just said we are under a Tsunami WATCH
Still nothing about it on the Tsunami warning center
Expected to arrive at 8AM.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:18 AM
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117. Holy shit did you see that mushroom cloud?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:19 AM
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118. HUGE fireball at burning Ichihara oil refinery.
Seen live on NHK just now. Looked like nuclear explosion. Let up the entire night sky.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:26 AM
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125. Government: 8 Confirmed Dead
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:30 AM
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127. Finally updated
To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Watch and Advisory #3 issued 03/10/2011 at 11:33PM PST

UPDATED MAGNITUDE TO 8.8

The Tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of Alaska from Chignik Bay, Alaska to Attu, Alaska.

The Tsunami Watch continues in effect for the coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska from the California-Mexico border to Chignik Bay, Alaska.

A Tsunami Advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected. Significant, widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

A Tsunami Watch means that all coastal residents in the watch area should prepare for possible evacuation. A tsunami watch is issued to areas which will not be immediately impacted by the tsunami. Watch areas will either be upgraded to warning or advisory status, or canceled.

At 9:46 PM Pacific Standard Time on March 10, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.8 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan . (Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.) This earthquake has generated a tsunami which could cause damage to coastal regions in a warning or advisory. The waves are expected to first reach Shemya, Alaska at 12:13 AM AKST on March 11. Estimated tsunami arrival times and maps along with safety rules and other information can be found on the WCATWC web site.

Measurements of reports of tsunami activity:

TSUNAMI OBSERVED ON DEEP OCEAN BUOY
UPGRADED MAGNITUDE TO 8.8


Tsunamis can be dangerous waves that are not survivable. Wave heights are amplified by irregular shoreline and are difficult to forecast. Tsunamis often appear as a strong surge and may be preceded by a receding water level. Mariners in water deeper than 600 feet should not be affected by a tsunami. Wave heights will increase rapidly as water shallows. Tsunamis are a series of ocean waves which can be dangerous for several hours after the initial wave arrival. DO NOT return to evacuated areas until an all clear is given by local civil authorities.

Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska should refer to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages for information on the event.

This message will be updated in 30 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants. The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice. For further information stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, your local TV or radio stations, or see the WCATWC web site.

Link to Standard Warning Message
Link to Public Warning Message
Link to XML/CAP Message
Link to Printable Message
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:36 AM
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129. We go up to a warning and I've got a lot of elderly folks to wake up.
We are so remote here - one road in/out - would take a while to evacuate all to high ground.

Fingers crossed we stay on a 'watch'.

keep me company tonight?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:33 AM
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128. Reuters: U.N. Says 30 International Search/Rescue Teams On Alert
@BreakingNews
Breaking News
U.N. says 30 international search and rescue teams are on alert and ready to help in Japan - Reuters
1 minute ago via breakingnews.com Favorite Retweet Reply
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:40 AM
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130. NOAA: "Wave heights are amplified by irregular shoreline and are difficult to forecast."
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 03:40 AM by Hissyspit
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:41 AM
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131. Tsunami arrival in Taiwan: 1 Hour
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:43 AM
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132. Shannon Moore in Alaska: "You can't be too careful..."
Shannyn Moore
You can't be careful. The tsunami from the Alaska 1964 quake was 9.2 and went as far as Oregon & California, killing 16. It's serious.#quake
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:45 AM
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133.  Take a look at this video Feb 27th 2010 Ventura Harbor Chilean Tsunami
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:53 AM
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134. I have family in Osaka
My Uncle, Aunt and cousins felt the quake but Osaka seems to be doing okay, for those of you who know anyone in Osaka, Japan.
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industry_ Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:49 AM
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151. i'm in osaka too
i was at work when it hit. no damage here as far as i'm aware, but that was one long, slow quake... i swear we were shaking here for about 2 minutes.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:01 AM
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161. I know about quakes..
I was in the one in 1989. I was 15 at the time. Scared me to death. I am more worried about Tsunami.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:01 AM
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162. dupe
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 06:24 AM by AsahinaKimi
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:54 AM
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135. 14 Japan Quakes in About 2 Hours: 8.9, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3, 5.8, 5.9, 6.3, 6.2, 6.2, 5.9...
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 03:54 AM by Hissyspit
@whpresscorps: 14 #Japan quakes in about 2 hours: 8.9, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3, 5.8, 5.9, 6.3, 6.1, 6.1 5.9, 5.8

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...

Update time = Fri Mar 11 8:46:15 UTC 2011

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 6.2 2011/03/11 08:15:41 37.034 144.612 27.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.2 2011/03/11 08:12:05 36.606 141.557 19.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/11 08:10:47 34.695 139.655 30.5 NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 08:01:59 37.071 142.734 22.6 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/11 07:56:16 37.130 142.305 34.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/03/11 07:54:45 37.742 141.565 45.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/11 07:42:55 36.406 141.919 29.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 07:38:27 39.250 142.783 29.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.2 2011/03/11 07:32:13 33.508 -116.576 9.0 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.1 2011/03/11 07:28:12 36.802 141.911 24.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/11 07:25:33 37.916 144.621 15.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 07:14:59 36.648 141.811 25.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 07:13:47 36.051 142.347 28.5 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/11 07:11:00 37.899 142.734 30.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 06:57:15 35.758 140.992 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 06:48:47 37.993 142.764 22.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 7.1 2011/03/11 06:25:51 38.106 144.553 19.7 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.2 2011/03/11 06:18:04 19.350 -154.991 9.5 HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
MAP 6.8 2011/03/11 06:15:46 36.126 140.234 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.4 2011/03/11 06:07:22 36.401 141.862 35.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.4 2011/03/11 06:06:11 39.025 142.316 25.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 8.9 2011/03/11 05:46:24 38.322 142.369 24.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:55 AM
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136. Reuters: Over 10 Dead
BREAKING NEWS:
Over 10 people dead after Japan quake; strong aftershock hits northern Japan: report
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:55 AM
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137. UN Concerned! Wave Now Higher than Some Pacific Islands!!
Per BBCTV - no link just a pronouncement.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:56 AM
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138. Reuters: Red Cross says biggest concern is tsunami, wave now higher than some Pacific islands
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VermeerLives Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:57 AM
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139. This is beyond terrible
My prayers are with the Japanese people and everyone else affected by this.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:06 AM
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140. 11K people evacuated in Kuril Islands.
@heykim

#Russia evacuates 11,000 people from areas that could be affected by #tsunami, including Kuril islands & Sakhalin island /via @BBCWorld

51 minutes ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:13 AM
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141. NHK said: Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is in trouble now. The emerging diesel plants to cool Nucl
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 04:34 AM by Hissyspit
@Karoli

RT @hibikilla30: NHK said: Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is in trouble now. The emerging diesel plants to cool Nuclear Reactor stopped.

3 minutes ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/76585.html

URGENT: Abnormality reported at Fukushima nuclear plant
TOKYO, March 11, Kyodo

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reported an abnormality Friday following a powerful earthquake which hit a wide area in northeastern Japan including Fukushima Prefecture, the industry ministry said.

The system to cool reactor cores in case of emergency stopped at the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors of the plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co., it said.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:19 AM
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143. AP: Philippine officials order eastern coastal areas evacuated in expectation of tsunami
after Japan quake
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:35 AM
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146. NWS issues tsunami warning for parts of California, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, British Columbia
NWS issues tsunami warning for parts of California, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, British Columbia http://1.usa.gov/ij8Aj3
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:14 AM
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142. News editor here needs public domain photos of quake, tsunamis
Please email editor@eastcountymagazine.org if you have photos you took or have rights to any that our nonprofit media outlet can have permission to post.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:22 AM
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144. Livestream from Japan
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:25 AM
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145. 4.5 quake measured in Hawaii - USGS http://1.usa.gov/giDeqa
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:40 AM
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147. Correction: Tsunami warning for parts of Calif., Ore., Alaska; Advisory, not warning, expanded to Wa
Correction: Tsunami warning for parts of Calif., Ore., Alaska; Advisory, not warning, expanded to Wash., B.C. http://1.usa.gov/ij8Aj3
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:42 AM
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148. Incredible screenshots from Japanese TV...
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 04:45 AM by Turborama



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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:13 AM
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156. In the new video that whole refinery is on fire now.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:45 AM
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149. K&R n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:48 AM
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150. 22 people dead after Japan quake: media
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:50 AM
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152. @RodrigoEBR: Fire at Tohoku Elec Onagawa nuclear plant, the government had decided to declare a nucl
@RodrigoEBR: Fire at Tohoku Elec Onagawa nuclear plant, the government had decided to declare a nuclear power emergency situation
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:04 AM
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154. Al-Jez: Deep ocean sensor bouys reporting 1-3 meter rises, at least one bouy presumed destroyed
On Al-Jazeera a few minutes ago. What I presume are some serious motherfucking tsunami warnings for Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast including Oregon and Alaska. The thing about these deep ocean readings is that a deep ocean bouy which rises 1 meter alone....I don't know what that translates to when the wave finally hits land, but it ain't good. I'm hoping the circumference increase because of the distance will bleed off enough energy that by the time it reaches Oregon it doesn't have too much energy. About half the places I'm familiar with on the Oregon coast are pretty low-lying.

As far as Hawaii and all of the islands in between, my most sincere prayers are going out for their safety.

PB
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:05 AM
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155. TBS now reporting 33 dead, 40 missing.
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:45 AM
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159. A 4.5 quake just hit Hawaii, according to CBC news.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:51 AM
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160. Bali Shakes from 6.2 Earthquake Source: Bali Discovery
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:11 AM
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163. Pictures. Holy shit.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:28 AM
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164. Yeah, the news channels have been showing video
of the water just sweeping across towns and cities, taking boats, cars, and houses with it.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:12 AM
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179. I watched it live.
Hoping against hope that many had evacuated and it wasn't as bad as it looked.

Strange thing knowing you are watching people die.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:32 AM
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165. CNN: Officials fear tsunami may have washed over entire islands in Pacific.
breaking headline - no story yet
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:43 AM
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166. REUTERS FLASH: 44 confirmed dead, many missing after Japan quake: report
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:01 AM
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167. BBCWorld TV reporting Ship with 100 passengers swept away...
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 07:02 AM by jannyk
is missing. Also, tsunami wave is travelling at approx 500 miles an hour!!

(no links - on tv)
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:07 AM
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168. praying for japan. nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:27 AM
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169. FLASH: Train unaccounted for in tsunami-hit coastal area of Japan's Miyagi: report
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:49 AM
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170. Live Japanese news feed in English
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:10 AM
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173. This is a truly horrific event
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:12 AM
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174. AP: Police Say 60 Dead; 56 Missing
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:13 AM
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175. Hard to even imagine something like this.,,,
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:04 AM
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177. K&R
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:10 AM
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178. Jiji Press: As Many As 300 Bodies Have Been Found in Japanese City of Sendai
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:10 AM
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181. Dear CNN, Please stop calling this an event
It's not a fucking Michael Bolton concert.

This is a tsunami:



This is an event:



Get it?
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:12 PM
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189. One is a terrible tragidy
The other is a tsunami. :hide:
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:34 AM
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183. Here's a quake map for those keeping track
You can click on any of the red circles (indicating today's quakes) and you will get a new window with a closeup of the area.

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:44 AM
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184. Horrific. Rec and thanking everyone for keeping this current n/t
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:37 PM
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185. Just posted un YouTube.. close up map shows circular pattern
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:45 PM
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186. Thank you... kick eom
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SlipperySlope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:33 PM
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190. 8.9 - one of the strongest ever recorded.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:11 PM
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199. Yeah Breaking got me to looking! The tide is back up and down again the Harbor Patrol is tired!
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