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Lacy33
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8.9 earthquake in Japan: tsunami warnings
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wow! and I am headed there next week :(
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live coverage
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

scary video

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8.9 earthquake in Japan: tsunami warnings

Sorry you have to go there next week Greg.
Good Luck.
And to all people and PFers in the path of tsunamis on the way to other countries right now.
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a report that a 10m wave hit sendai kyoto airport!!!!
Lacy33
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MAP 8.9 2011/03/11 05:46:24 38.322 142.369 24.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php
Proton Soup
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wow, cars washing up like driftwood. that makes katrina look pretty small.
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8 confirmed dead so far
Proton Soup
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i think i saw more than that get washed away in a liveleak video.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=016_1299829101
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Quote Quote by Proton Soup View Post
i think i saw more than that get washed away in a liveleak video.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=016_1299829101
certainly, it's very early. that video is crazy! you can see a couple cars racing away from the wave!
Proton Soup
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Mar11-11, 02:35 AM
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it looks bad, but hopefully their warning systems will keep it from being as bad as the last tsunami in the indian ocean. japan's is already up on the wiki below it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami..._Ocean_tsunami
quietrain
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Mar11-11, 02:40 AM
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does it have anyhting to do iwth the moon's closest approach ?
fillipeano
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Mar11-11, 03:15 AM
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Thank God Japan is prepared for events like this.
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Shocking video, a lot of damage. I hope the aftershocks lesson. So grateful for Facebook, my nephew at Atsugi base is ok.
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Mar11-11, 04:33 AM
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I hope that casualties are as minimal as possible.

tsunami warning

Lots of large aftershocks:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../10/140_40.php



The image above is the current one from USGS, so it will eventually go out of date. Red is the last hour, Blue is the last day and Yellow is the last week.
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Mar11-11, 04:46 AM
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CNN has video of a house (or something large) being swept along while it's burning. Really incredible.

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2....hit.japan.cnn

Main story:
Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan
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Mar11-11, 05:11 AM
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CNN has video of a house (or something large) being swept along while it's burning. Really incredible.

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2....hit.japan.cnn

Main story:
Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan
Whole towns have been swept away. This is going to be monumental !
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Mar11-11, 05:45 AM
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Scary, the worst earthquake in Japanese history, 10 meter tsunami, 40+ killed.



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