Earthquake off Japanese shore, Tsunami hits the Mainland

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    holy f

    first person view of the tsunami

    crazy shit

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man that's wild

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You know if one guy told you a mysterious island existed only to be wiped out in a day you'd call him crazy.

    But when Plato says it...

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    You know if one guy told you a mysterious island existed only to be wiped out in a day you'd call him crazy.

    But when Plato says it...

    we call him crazy and say we want to know more

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    You know if one guy told you a mysterious island existed only to be wiped out in a day you'd call him crazy.

    But when Plato says it...

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Okay.

    That's it.

    This is getting silly. We're entering bad Sy Fy channel original movie territory here.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2011

    That's pretty awesome.

    Also holy shit that view of the tsunami. Fucking hell.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm guessing there's going to be a lot of wild claims in all this confusion and it will be a while before everything is figured out

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    holy f

    first person view of the tsunami

    crazy shit

    holy

    there are no words

    Tam on
  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I guess there is a volcano going up in Russia.

    And in Indonesia a volcano erupted within an hour of the tsunami.

    I dunno much about the sites these links are from fyi.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That's it guys, this is the end times. Time to get off the planet.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TheStig wrote: »
    That's it guys, this is the end times. Time to get off the planet.

    Okinawa is doing fine though so it's ok.

    nuka on
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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »

    It's just

    too much.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    If I hear "2012" from someone at school I'm going to punch them in the face.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    nuka wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    That's it guys, this is the end times. Time to get off the planet.

    Okinawa is doing fine though so it's ok.

    That's good.

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  • simulacrumsimulacrum She/her Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    holy f

    first person view of the tsunami

    crazy shit

    God damn.......

    simulacrum on
  • DadouwDadouw Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    What the fuck

    a volcano is erupting now

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  • ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    makes me hate those 'mother nature remembers pearl harbor' fuck twats all the more

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    You know if one guy told you a mysterious island existed only to be wiped out in a day you'd call him crazy.

    But when Plato says it...

    plato told him, he didn't believe it

    Swill on
  • B_RB_R Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

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  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    B_R wrote: »
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

    I guess because the media is blowing it way out of proportion!

    nuka on
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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    According to CNN, the death toll just rose to 1,597 confirmed deaths.

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    B_R wrote: »
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

    It won't

    By a long shot

    It's an issue that makes for good headlines and distracts from the abject horror of the fact that 10,000 people may be dead, and several cities and towns have just disappeared.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Shabooty wrote: »
    makes me hate those 'mother nature remembers pearl harbor' fuck twats all the more

    Urrrgh I thought that was a joke until someone showed me an image of all the correlated Facebook updates etc.

    I hate people

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    B_R wrote: »
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

    we had a ten page discussion about bananas dedicated to just that

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  • DadouwDadouw Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Shabooty wrote: »
    makes me hate those 'mother nature remembers pearl harbor' fuck twats all the more

    The ''global warming caused the earthquake'' ones are worst

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dadouw wrote: »
    Shabooty wrote: »
    makes me hate those 'mother nature remembers pearl harbor' fuck twats all the more

    The ''global warming caused the earthquake'' ones are worst

    This is just like the documentary "The Day After Tomorrow"

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That movie was literally on tv the day before it happened.


    COINCIDENCE?!

    I think not

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  • FishmanFishman Good night, Westley; good work. Sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The Russian peninsula is one of the most geologically active sites in the world. More volcanos than anywhere else on earth; they get something like one eruption a month*, but it usually goes unreported because it's fucking Siberia, and no one lives there, goes there or witnesses it except as a blip on a monitoring screen.


    * I can't actually remember the actual number, but remember thinking it's really high.

    Indonesia being related seems less likely to me. The shaking would have been negligible at that distance, and I doubt that any effects to the change of magma currents and pressures was efffected at that distance so swiftly. It took 6 hours for the Tsunami to propagate to Hawaii; I doubt magma displacement moves even that fast. Basically it's like saying a tornado in Kansas is responsible for rain in LA. Yeah, they're part of the same system of currents and rain and stuff, but cause and effect is a difficult beast.

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  • DadouwDadouw Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Veretas wrote: »
    That movie was literally on tv the day before it happened.


    COINCIDENCE?!

    I think not

    its a conspiracy

    This and 2012 were actually announcements from the government, telling us what would happen soon in a subtle way, and they made money in the process

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  • TiBTiB Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    holy f

    first person view of the tsunami

    crazy shit

    Man the Japanese are impressive. I don't think I could have kept my cool like those people were on top of that hill the camera man was walking up.

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  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Fishman wrote: »
    The Russian peninsula is one of the most geologically active sites in the world. More volcanos than anywhere else on earth; they get something like one eruption a month*, but it usually goes unreported because it's fucking Siberia, and no one lives there, goes there or witnesses it except as a blip on a monitoring screen.


    * I can't actually remember the actual number, but remember thinking it's really high.

    Indonesia being related seems less likely to me. The shaking would have been negligible at that distance, and I doubt that any effects to the change of magma currents and pressures was efffected at that distance so swiftly. It took 6 hours for the Tsunami to propagate to Hawaii; I doubt magma displacement moves even that fast. Basically it's like saying a tornado in Kansas is responsible for rain in LA. Yeah, they're part of the same system of currents and rain and stuff, but cause and effect is a difficult beast.
    I did not know that about the peninsula.

    I figured the Indonesian eruption wasn't related to the earthquake. It is still interesting to look at the USGS website and look at all the earthquakes over there.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Man that tsunami video. It's like a tide came in and just never stopped. I've never seen that before it's so bizarre. The house is getting away...

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    B_R wrote: »
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

    Because apparently you haven't bothered to read what people have been posting in this thread for the last day or so? And like nuka said, most of the reporting is blowing things out of proportion.

    Also, as far as Shinmoedake erupting today: Again, much of the media is overlooking the very important detail that it's been erupting on and off for several months now.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    and honestly it's not that surprising that activity in one part of the ring of fire could be related to activity elsewhere on the ring

    like, the christchurch quake

    rocks trying to move over one another are under extreme stresses and they can't move all at once, which is why quakes are so sudden

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Eugh, and as a result of the media blowing the whole thing grossly out of proportion, it's going to re-ignited anti-nuclear power protests.

    If anything, this whole event has shown that even in the chaos following one of the most destructive earthquakes in recent history, a failure of several reactors poses little threat to the surrounding population.

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  • B_RB_R Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    nuka wrote: »
    B_R wrote: »
    Why does nobody here mention the very possible nuclear desaster in Fokushima1.

    That could get even worse then the flood.

    I guess because the media is blowing it way out of proportion!

    There are already alot of people affected by radiation who were evacuated form the 40miles area.
    And they are cooling it with seawater. That is a very... ehm .. creative way of dealing with the problem because they don't know what to do.

    I know someone working in a nuclear plant similar to Fokushima, and he says that it is a highly dangerous situation.
    They don't even have any safety measures for the case of a meltdown.
    Right now, it's only a partial meltdown but if the cooling doesn't work, the effects will be comparable with the events of Tschernobyl.

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