Japan - 8.9-mag earthquake

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Mar 11, 2011

Japan - 8.9-mag earthquake by DiscostewSM at 6:44 AM (19,801 Views / 0 Likes) 334 replies

  1. DiscostewSM
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    An 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

    The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and into waters underneath. In Tokyo, crowds huddled together and tried to reach relatives via cell phone.

    Its epicenter was 373 kilometers (231 miles) from Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said.

    It triggered a tsunami warning for various countries, including Japan and Russia, the National Weather Service said.

    "Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerous to coasts outside the source region," it said.[/p]

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/...n.quake/?hpt=T2

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598

    http://www.perspctv.com/q/japan

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    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.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    I think the Earth is trying to eat Japan.

    Fo seriously.
     
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    To add on, the magnitude at Tokyo was 7.2 on the Richter scale, so it was definitely a really big earthquake. But so far there have been no reports on any damage done by the earthquake in the capital city. The fact that earthquakes in Tokyo are nothing rare is probably the reason why no severe damage was done, as the buildings there have been constructed with the appropriate measures in place. Only the subway train system was temporarily shut down after the earthquake.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12684585
     
  5. Zorua

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    It's in the news. Extremely sad. If this goes on, dunno what's gonna happen to my country. [​IMG]
     
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    It's the awesomeness of the 3DS!
     
  7. Zorua

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    Guys, watch CNN. They're showing live footage of the Tsunami closing in!
     
  8. Vulpes Abnocto

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    'Tempers, this is a genuine disaster in the lives of a great number of people.
    This is not the time for stupid jokes
    Save those for when people know that their families are alright.

    This is not a request.
     
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    holy crap. they are showing video of the 13 foot tsunami. it was powerful. this is serious.... and it may not be the end.
     
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    I know it's a serious event, I was making a legitimate comment really. Japan is hit with earthquake after earthquake on a very large scale. The number of natural disasters they have is almost unnatural.

    I seriously think the Earth is trying to get rid of Japan, like it is just kind of in the way of a large tectonic shift that is trying to complete itself. It might sound a little bit silly, but there is a reason to everything, even if it is a little far fetched.

    Here is to hoping that all are okay and those that potentially have lost loved ones are able to cope with their losses.
     
  11. Sterling

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    Jesus, I knew they were a common occurrence, but Tsunamis are not. The real damage is going to be the Tsunami.
     
  12. Zorua

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    Shit, it's gonna come to Phillippines, Indonesia and a few other countries. Guys, please be safe!
     
  13. ChuckBartowski

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    The video of the tsunami is showing it sweeping away houses and cars and everything. Its just rolling over crops and stuff, buildings are on fire, all kinds of stuff. its bad.
     
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    Its now 8.9 and Tokyo is now underwater.
     
  15. Zorua

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    Tsunami warning issued for Russia and Taiwan. Is this the end?
     
  16. ChuckBartowski

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    I didnt think it was that serious at first, but seeing this footage, i wouldnt be surprised it it jacks up multiple countries around/near japan.
     
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    Crazy. I feel for everyone that's going to be affected. I feel lucky to have only got a 3.4 earthquake here in california a few hours ago.
     
  18. Nathan Drake

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    I have a question about the tsunami warning for Russia. How would the wave manage to hit them? Is there a conceivable way for the tsunami to hit Russia? I mean, I thought Japan's placement was in a way that if a tsunami kicked off, mostly areas to the south and east of Japan would be in more danger.
     
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    It was actually off the coast a bit, not directly on japan.
     
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    Oh, that makes more sense.
     

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