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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:46 AM

It's 2:46 pm in Japan, a moment of silence: Tohoku earthquake hit at this time 3/11/11

And then came the terrible tsunamis.

A documentary I like, "Japan's Tsunami Caught on Camera."


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Reply It's 2:46 pm in Japan, a moment of silence: Tohoku earthquake hit at this time 3/11/11 (Original post)
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RobertEarl Mar 2015 #1
MFM008 Mar 2015 #2
betsuni Mar 2015 #4
betsuni Mar 2015 #3
msongs Mar 2015 #5
betsuni Mar 2015 #6
betsuni Mar 2015 #12
Jesus Malverde Mar 2015 #7
betsuni Mar 2015 #9
freshwest Mar 2015 #8
malaise Mar 2015 #10
lovemydog Mar 2015 #11

Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:49 AM

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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:03 AM

2. I remember what I was doing

laying in my moms room watching TV live drinking a diet creme soda.
not unusual except I had a stabbing pain in the gut, lower right side...............
yup appendix, I had it out the next day.

thousands of people died. RIP.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:41 AM

4. I live in Nagoya, so although the quake was strong and long,

it didn't cause any damage. Then I turned on the TV and saw that practically the whole Pacific Ocean side of the country was on tsunami alert. It looked like the end of the world. Then footage of these waves on fire swallowing everything and you're sitting there in your comfy chair in your nice living room watching it happen and can't do anything.

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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:04 AM

3. Another good documentary is "Children of the Tsunami"

But it's not on YouTube anymore. I recommend it if you can find it Trailer:


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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:01 AM

5. all that disaster and no looting. in the USA the place would have been stripped bare nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:31 AM

6. I think that every time I see stores selling plants

that leave everything outside overnight. In the U.S. it would be like the Grinch stealing Christmas, nothing left by morning.

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 07:38 AM

12. I'm watching a TV program about the evacuated areas in Tohoku

right now and they showed a man returning to his abandoned house to find it burglarized, valuable kimono stolen. I asked my husband if he thinks that sort of thing happened a lot and he said it did, even though that stuff was probably a little radioactive. So a bit of looting...

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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:47 AM

7. great documentary thanks..nt

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 04:52 AM

9. You're welcome.

I find it amazing that after this monster earthquake some people didn't think there might also be a monster tsunami, or they trusted the sea walls, or assumed it wouldn't be bigger than the last one. The salesman in the documentary said he was from an inland area so didn't have the common sense to think about tsunamis, and everything looked normal with people walking around as usual -- suddenly his car was floating, And the guy filming the river while it overflowed and he thought, "It's just a little water" and the next minute had to scramble up a tree while the town floated by. I guess I always expect the worst case scenario and fear nature so much (especially water) that I'd be running for the hills whimpering while peeing in my pants.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:59 AM

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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 05:20 AM

10. I remember this as if it were yesterday

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 06:58 AM

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