Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Watching it live on al Jazeera, its really bad

     
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  3. ejderha Exhausted Registered Senior Member

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    8.9!

    It's so so...major. As someone experienced earthquakes and know what's a 7.6 like, I really don't know what to say. It's huge. It's so fucking huge.

    Hang in there Japan. You're the best at this.

    PS: By the way, this is one of the few biggest earthquakes happened in the last 100 years. How many are there close to this magnitude?

    Edit: It's counted as the biggest 5th ever measured in modern times.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I'm wondering how they are battling the weather. Its 9 degrees celcius and more than 2M buildings have no electricity.
     
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  7. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Been watching it here as well, there's a Tsunami alert out that extends to New Zealand now, but it's not expected until 6am-9am tomorrow morning (my time)

    GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
    DART 21415 50.2N 171.8E 0845Z 0.27M / 0.9FT 52MIN
    WAKE US 19.3N 166.6E 0928Z 0.39M / 1.3FT 14MIN
    NAHA OKINAWA JP 26.2N 127.7E 0901Z 0.25M / 0.8FT 60MIN
    SAIPAN US 15.2N 145.7E 0916Z 0.65M / 2.1FT 30MIN
    TOSASHIMIZU SHIKOKU 32.8N 133.0E 0753Z 0.92M / 3.0FT 68MIN
    OMAEZAKI HONSHU JP 34.6N 138.2E 0818Z 1.42M / 4.6FT 56MIN
    DART 21419 44.5N 155.7E 0716Z 0.40M / 1.3FT 20MIN
    DART 21413 30.5N 152.1E 0659Z 0.76M / 2.5FT 32MIN
    HANASAKI HOKKAIDO J 43.3N 145.6E 0657Z 2.79M / 9.2FT 76MIN
    DART 21401 42.6N 152.6E 0643Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 40MIN
    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.
     
  8. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Been watching it here as well, there's a Tsunami alert out that extends to New Zealand now, but it's not expected until 6am-9am tomorrow morning (my time)

    GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
    DART 21415 50.2N 171.8E 0845Z 0.27M / 0.9FT 52MIN
    WAKE US 19.3N 166.6E 0928Z 0.39M / 1.3FT 14MIN
    NAHA OKINAWA JP 26.2N 127.7E 0901Z 0.25M / 0.8FT 60MIN
    SAIPAN US 15.2N 145.7E 0916Z 0.65M / 2.1FT 30MIN
    TOSASHIMIZU SHIKOKU 32.8N 133.0E 0753Z 0.92M / 3.0FT 68MIN
    OMAEZAKI HONSHU JP 34.6N 138.2E 0818Z 1.42M / 4.6FT 56MIN
    DART 21419 44.5N 155.7E 0716Z 0.40M / 1.3FT 20MIN
    DART 21413 30.5N 152.1E 0659Z 0.76M / 2.5FT 32MIN
    HANASAKI HOKKAIDO J 43.3N 145.6E 0657Z 2.79M / 9.2FT 76MIN
    DART 21401 42.6N 152.6E 0643Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 40MIN
    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.
     
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  9. Mind Over Matter Registered Senior Member

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    Praying for everyone in Japan area and surrounding countries on tsunami alert.
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  11. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    It's a little late for that. Why did God kill all those Japanese people in the first place?
     
  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Anybody noticed that the Japanese cars were floating in the water? That just shows how airtight they are made, probably wouldn't sink if you drove off a bridge in it... Good quality...
     
  13. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    I have family in California. Just a few blocks from the ocean. I'm waiting to hear from them.
     
  14. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Surreal Horror!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YPOK_3r8Dc

    what a nice shout out.

    why do that, clearly god wants them to die.
     
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  16. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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  17. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    That actually surprises me. I'd think it would be way more. Hopefully, there's not even one more.
     
  18. Grim_Reaper I Am Death Destroyer of Worlds Registered Senior Member

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    I believe the cars floating has less to do with quality and more to do with force verses mass. The cars are floating because the water is pushing them to the top.
     
  19. Gustav Banned Banned

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    8000 times stronger than christchurch

    LOS ANGELES — At least 35 boats were crushed in the harbor of a northern Californian community hit by waves from the Japanese tsunami -- and an official said worse was feared.

    Some 7,000 people were evacuated from the harbor area in Crescent City, 350 miles north of San Francisco, said emergency services manager Cindy Henderson.

    "We have at least 35 boats that have been crushed. We have boats on top of other boats," she told AFP, adding that their last surge had registered 8.1 feet (2.5 meters) -- although it had not yet breached the sides of the harbor.​


    http://www.mercurynews.com/central-coast/ci_17591372

    Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves
     
  20. Gustav Banned Banned

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    was there an evacuation of coastal areas?
    how long after the earthquake did the tsunami hit the coast?
    population of affected areas?

    i say tens of thousands dead
     
  21. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Yeah - luckily for them it wasn't as close to an urban center as Christchurch was (although I believe that 10[sup]8.8[/sup]/10[sup]6.3[/sup] is only 316, not 8000) it was similar in depth to the Christchurch Earthquake (10km vs 5km)
     
  22. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    It looks really bad. Although Japan always has a security 'plan' this time it's too much even for them since they've asked for help. It must be awful, the loss of people and homes! And all the water, and destroyed objects that are hindering the help process..

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    I hope they will recover fast, and that not more people will die.
     
  23. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    i hope the 3 foot wave didnt hurt them
     

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