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Message 1086001 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 6:39:13 UTC
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This is just in on the News, Tokyo, Japan was just hit with an 8.8 Earthquake and a 6.4 aftershock, plus a tsunami too.

CBS in Los Angeles says the Quake is an 8.9, Sounds pretty danged BIG.

The Tsunami was 13' deep at least and the earthquake came from over 6 miles down and off shore too.

There is the Possibility of a Tsunami wave hitting the US, Currently It's only a Watch, Mainly Hawaii for the moment, This is most likely very real and would be no drill.
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Message 1086007 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 7:27:04 UTC
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There's an oil refinery in Japan that's on fire and Japans 5 Nuclear Power Plants are scrammed(Shut down). They mention the Sentai area.

It's now mentioned that the Tsunami wave is 30' tall and It hit on Japans North East Coast...

Wow! I'm glad I'm inland. Hopefully the causalities wasn't too high.

Hawaii is evacuating now, People are heading for high ground. Sirens are sounding and their expecting 1(3.28')-5(16.4') meters of water.
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Message 1086008 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 7:45:24 UTC

Tsunami warnings as far as Australia and Hawaii.

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Message 1086013 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 8:22:43 UTC

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Message 1086014 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 8:28:45 UTC

Reports of 10 meter waves in Japan
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Message 1086017 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 8:39:56 UTC
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This is crazy. Their saying ships should head out to deep water to ride out any of the tsunami waves as It's not just one wave.

Here the quake shows as an 8.9, In Japan the Quake is a Magnitude 8.4, They use a different scale.
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Message 1086019 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 8:56:17 UTC

CNN has video.. These waves are carrying ships(not boats ships), buildings and FIRE.
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Message 1086020 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 8:58:18 UTC

Pray for the folk along the coastline I guess and just hope loss of life, if any, is at a bare minimum. Given the close proximity of the epicentre the reality is that they would not have had much time at all to respond. I mean, tsunamis are pretty rapid movers.

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Message 1086021 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:00:50 UTC - in response to Message 1086020.

Pray for the folk along the coastline I guess and just hope loss of life, if any, is at a bare minimum. Given the close proximity of the epicentre the reality is that they would not have had much time at all to respond. I mean, tsunamis are pretty rapid movers.


There will definately be fatalities. May they be few as possible.
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Message 1086022 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:01:31 UTC
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Fox in Los Angeles(KTTV) is covering this and so far there are 5 known deaths in Japan, Also the tsunamis are taller than some islands in the Pacific Ocean Fox said.
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Message 1086023 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:10:42 UTC
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Tsunami watch for most of the west coast of NA.

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Message 1086024 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:15:31 UTC

Hawaii is getting hit by a small swarm of quakes. OMG. Miles are being mentioned as to how far inland the tsunami went in Japan, Pray for everyone, As the whole Pacific Rim are in Danger.
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Message 1086026 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:32:18 UTC

3' tall waves to hit California Fox said.

San Francisco 8:16am
Santa Barbara 8:24am
Santa Monica 8:38am?


Fox had this up on screen, I typed what I could, As they mentioned a 4th city that I couldn't get, I'm just not fast enough a typist.

Their advising people to stay away from the Ocean, Sounds like good advise to Me.
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Message 1086027 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:35:11 UTC - in response to Message 1086021.

Pray for the folk along the coastline I guess and just hope loss of life, if any, is at a bare minimum. Given the close proximity of the epicentre the reality is that they would not have had much time at all to respond. I mean, tsunamis are pretty rapid movers.


There will definately be fatalities. May they be few as possible.

Japan from what Fox said had 30 minutes, There are warning Buoys out in the Pacific to help give warning of approaching waves.
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Message 1086033 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 9:51:20 UTC

Here's your latest NOAA info. I don't expect a '2012' scenario rattling your bones.
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/04/messagelhvpd9-04.htm

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Message 1086045 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 11:46:49 UTC

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Japan, and those in the path of the tsunamis...

May all your loved ones, and animals be safe.
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Message 1086049 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 12:37:14 UTC

My thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan and with those in China and other places who are in this disaster area...
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Message 1086061 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 13:24:26 UTC - in response to Message 1086017.

This is crazy. Their saying ships should head out to deep water to ride out any of the tsunami waves as It's not just one wave.

Here the quake shows as an 8.9, In Japan the Quake is a Magnitude 8.4, They use a different scale.

The reason they say that is the wave is a shock wave moving through the water. as it approaches land it starts raising up as the sea bed rises until it strikes land. We all know what happens then. Deep water is the only really safe place during a tsunami since it, according to witnesses and scientists, is barely noticeable at sea.
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Message 1086063 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 13:31:36 UTC - in response to Message 1086061.

This is crazy. Their saying ships should head out to deep water to ride out any of the tsunami waves as It's not just one wave.

Here the quake shows as an 8.9, In Japan the Quake is a Magnitude 8.4, They use a different scale.

The reason they say that is the wave is a shock wave moving through the water. as it approaches land it starts raising up as the sea bed rises until it strikes land. We all know what happens then. Deep water is the only really safe place during a tsunami since it, according to witnesses and scientists, is barely noticeable at sea.


On the mark skildude. In deep water a tsunami may only raise the water level a few inches or even a couple of feet. But the period of the wave, from high point to low point can be measured in miles. So your ship may only go up then down 10" over a 3-4 minute period of time. You would not even notice.

My prays to the people of Japan.

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Message 1086088 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 16:03:51 UTC

What a horrible quake. My thoughts are for those who were and continue to be in harm's way.

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