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Tsunami hitting Japan

Post#1 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:14 am

I'm up burning the midnight oil and there was apparently a huge earthquake in Japan just a short time ago and there is a massive Tsunami hitting northern Japan now. It's live on CNN, MSNBC, Fox and the destruction being caused by these waves are just unbelievable. You might want to turn on your news and see if you can catch the footage.

Helicopter view on MSNBC (this is what I'm watching on the TV)

CNN Story & Footage

BBC Footage
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Post#2 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:31 am

wow!

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Post#3 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:20 am

Hawaii, Russia, Thailand etc etc now on Tsunami alerts.

Quake upgraded to 8.9 with a 7.4 aftershock.

An incredible period of weather etc instability we are experiencing.
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Post#4 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:48 am

It's an absolute shocker.....

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Post#5 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:17 am

casebolt wrote:wow!
Casey,
tsunami should be hitting your area now. Can you take pictures? From the high ground of course.

Chatting with the Wife, they are expecting around a 2ft surge in the San Diego area, around low tide time, so she wont be able to get good pic's of anything.
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Post#6 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:23 am

I moved from the Big Island a couple years ago, the waves hit the Islands while it was still dark.

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Post#7 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:44 am

First off - hoping you and yours stay safe Casey, along with anyone else in the way of this.

The warnings for Canada and the US Pacific coast have been downgraded. I heard on the news earlier that the tsunami was estimated to hit BC at low tide, which is good news.

I've been watching this on CBC all morning. Unbelieveable.

I'm wondering if NZ and Aus will get hit by the tsunami? NZ has had enough for a while.
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Post#8 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:22 pm

It's that darn Pacific ring of fire...
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Post#9 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:39 pm

casebolt wrote:I moved from the Big Island a couple years ago, the waves hit the Islands while it was still dark.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I have not seen any reports of damage in Hawaii, Alaska or the West Coast, large parts of the Alaska Coast were only under a tsunami advisory, not a warning.
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Post#10 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:30 pm

Have you guys seen the whirlpool yet?

Huge whirlpool created after Japan quake - BBC
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Post#11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:40 pm

Havok wrote:It's that darn Pacific ring of fire...
The prophet Johnny Cash warned us of this, all those years ago....
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Post#12 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:45 pm

Here's what I was watching when I posted last night...

Needless to say you don't want to live on the ocean front in Japan.

Tsunami 1

Tsunami 2
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Post#13 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Makes our quake seem quite paltry in comparison... :?

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Post#14 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:50 pm

Hawkeye wrote:Makes our quake seem quite paltry in comparison... :?

Just a quick note from the middle of the Pacific off the coast of Alaska to let everyone know we are fine up in the northland.....




(just kidding) :P
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Post#15 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:07 pm

It's not looking good over in Japan. The nuclear power plant they shut down has seepage.

Radiation 1,000 times normal at Japan nuke plant
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