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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 2:47AM #1
Stardove
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www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/japan-...

An 8.9 earthquake hit Japan.  This if following an earthquake yesterday.  A 13 foot tsunami has also hit the island.  All of the Pacific is under a tsunami warning currently.

Wouldn't you know I moved a 10 month old "earthquake" thread to World News today.  :-/

The tsunami destruction is massive since it did hit a populated area. Videos at link.


Cars and houses (buildings) are floating like toothpicks.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 3:09AM #2
Yavanna
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I was watching coverage on CNN. A six meter wall of water carrying solid debris of boats, buildings, cars, etc... even a fire floating on top of the wreckage that's being carried onward. Plenty of cars and people in the way trying to flee.


It's a truly horrifying thing to watch. I hope everyone gets to safety.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 6:31AM #3
DotNotInOz
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Simply horrifying to watch, particularly as Japan is so very densely populated due to being a small country built upon a series of islands.


The Japanese have long since established building codes enabling structures to more readily withstand shocks of this magnitude, but the tsunamis unleashed by under-ocean quakes are much more devastating oftentimes than the quake impact.


With sincerest hopes that the people of this lovely country aren't catastrophically affected by this disaster,


Dot

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 8:15AM #4
Christianlib
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Prayers for the Japanese people.

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Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 10:52AM #5
teilhard
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Amen ...

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 12:44PM #6
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Prayers for all.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 1:44PM #7
DotNotInOz
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Heard on this morning's news that tsunami warnings are in effect for Hawaii as well. Sure hope that the islands aren't hard hit, but of course, I hope that for any landmass in the Pacific that could be impacted by the aftereffects of this massive quake.


Just found a recent report indicating that Hawaii hasn't been badly affected although people have been warned to stay out of the ocean for a while just in case.


www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Couple...

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 1:45PM #8
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Certainly changes my perspective on all of my "big" problems that seem quite small in comparison.  So sad.  I cannot imagine.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 1:47PM #9
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Mar 11, 2011 -- 1:44PM, DotNotInOz wrote:


Heard on this morning's news that tsunami warnings are in effect for Hawaii as well. Sure hope that the islands aren't hard hit, but of course, I hope that for any landmass in the Pacific that could be impacted by the aftereffects of this massive quake.





I just saw on CNN that Hawaii has escaped any major damage.


www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/11/tsunami/index....


 

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 11, 2011 - 1:48PM #10
DotNotInOz
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GMTA, Cesmom. I must've been editing my prior post to add that good news as you were posting it.

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