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Earthquake off Japanese shore, Tsunami hits the Mainland

SolarSolar Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Singularity Engine++
This is the Guardian's article

There's a video in the link which is just, well, it shows the tsunami just sweeping through shoreland farms.

And anyone using google can note that there are tsunami warnings on the main page for pretty much msot of the south east pacific.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Good lord watching the video of the tsunami is just insane.

    Hope enough people got warnings early enough.

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man. fucking hell.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Some of my friends have already been effected by this. Really sucks.

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  • FishmanFishman This'll be the year that we won't forget Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Everytthing past page 5 in the Supermoon thread is basically talking about this.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That video is crazy. It's like some kind of massive blob monster that just doesn't stop. Awful seeing the cars and things trying to drive away about 3 minutes in.

    Whenever crap like this happens it always makes me think of how much people here in England complain about our weather all the time, and how much I want to smack those people.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter smuggest bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ok, so how long before the charities kick in

    I'm betting celebrities are being called to recording studios to make heartfelt pleas as we speak

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ok, so how long before the charities kick in

    I'm betting celebrities are being called to recording studios to make heartfelt pleas as we speak

    Is that a bad thing?

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  • thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Saw it on kotaku
    http://kotaku.com/#!5780916/japans-gaming-greats-react-to-earthquake-crisis/gallery/1

    Woke up my wife because she has family in japan. That's crazy.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter smuggest bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    ok, so how long before the charities kick in

    I'm betting celebrities are being called to recording studios to make heartfelt pleas as we speak

    Is that a bad thing?

    no, just a sadly predictable one

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Aftershocks:

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    (not including ones below 5.0)

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  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    SabreMau wrote: »
    Aftershocks:

    http://i.imgur.com/Bxq1Z.png
    (not including ones below 5.0)

    That's the scariest part. There's probably a ton of minor aftershocks hitting that area at the same time.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel GreenlandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I can't really say much outside of how horrified I am. Poor sons of bitches.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    China had an earthquake too

    And Hawaii's about to have a big tsunami

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Honshu looks like it's getting fucked

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient if I give my soul will he stop my hands from shaking?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Here's the article in our paper, for people who compulsively search for multiple sources:

    Chosun Ilbo

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Hawaiian TV station reporting that Midway Island (closer to Japan than they are) just recorded a first wave of 8 feet.

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  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Fyndir wrote: »

    Yeah i was going to say, surely Japan, a country with 20% of recorded annual seismic activity, would have made sure that they know how to deal with these kinds of problems through their engineering and emergency plans. It sounds like a horrible, horrible thing to say, but I think that had it happened somewhere else it might have been a lot worse.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I did notice that a lot of buildings did not collapsed. Because they did what they were designed to do. Which is survive earthquakes in a region prone to earthquakes.

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm getting chills watching footage of the tsunami. Holy fuck.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »

    Yeah i was going to say, surely Japan, a country with 20% of recorded annual seismic activity, would have made sure that they know how to deal with these kinds of problems through their engineering and emergency plans. It sounds like a horrible, horrible thing to say, but I think that had it happened somewhere else it might have been a lot worse.

    Well there was that whole thing in Haiti, where an earthquake much less powerful flattened a whole lot of buildings.

    That was terrible.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Surviving shaking is one thing. Surviving a broadside of 30 feet of ocean water with that much weight behind it is completely another.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So that tsunami simultaniously planted a boat in the middle of a farm AND carried something that was ON FIRE onto the freeway, at least, thats what I saw in the video. I'm in Djibouti and there is a Japanese military base here that trains for desert deployment and I really feel bad for those guys, not saying that I don't sympathize with people who are in japan or come from japan, or know japanese people....I mean....I just feel bad for these guys deployed overseas and their home country/town/ just got tsunami'd.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    phewph, just got some facebook updates from my friend and her daughter caught in the middle of this. They seem to be ok and safe for the time being.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie beautiful clydesdale style feet too hot to trotRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    pretty glad i live in the middle of oahu
    gonna stay up to see what happens

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    D: D: D:

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie beautiful clydesdale style feet too hot to trotRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    also shit is that the nuclear reactor or whatever?

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  • chidonachidona Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    also shit is that the nuclear reactor or whatever?

    Oil refinery, I think.
    Lots of conflicting reports vis-a-vis the nuclear reactors (some reports that the cooling systems for nuclear plants have been compromised).

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  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    at least one nuclear facility is on fire at the moment yes. don't know if that is it.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That's not it. The one nuclear plant with problems suffered a coolant system failure, not a huge inferno. That's the refinery.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    No that is just gas. Or something.

    What reports I've seen about nuclear reactors is that they have done what they should do: i.e. shut down.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Just watching a Hawaiian TV station here, first waves due in about an hour.

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie beautiful clydesdale style feet too hot to trotRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    also the at&t network seems to be down for some reason
    gonna go watch more news (no one is on skype to talk to!)

    oh ok now it's up. informing my friend who went to sleep at 6 (before the earthquake) and just woke up

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wonder if this'll hit Washington at all?

    Also wonder what my Japanese teacher is gonna say in class.

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  • thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    How long has this super moon been known here. First time i've heard of it. Amazing stuff

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well what a pile of bullocks to wake up to

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  • thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Seriously, this is when i enjoy the internet the most. For this very reason. I love the coverage and information that is just instant. This is why I think the internet is awesome.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    How long has this super moon been known here. First time i've heard of it. Amazing stuff

    I'm glaring at you angrily

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ack, you can see the tiny cars driving while the waves sweep the town

    hope any forumers and forumer's friends/family in the area are okay

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